Lillian Howard, the proprietress of Lillian Dion Salon, draws upon her training from the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London as she leads the shop's team of creative stylists. Within the ultra-chic salon decked out in modern artwork, hair artists cut and color hair of all textures and create glamorous updos for attending special occasions or beguiling onlookers as you sleep. They also add volume and length to sparse manes with an array of specialty extensions and laser hair-restoration treatments. Their selection of Italian haircare products from Davines nourish scalps and cleanse tresses.
A Conversation with Lillian, Owner of Lillian Dion Salon
What is your salon's most popular service or treatment?
Most people come to take advantage of our skill in keeping the hair healthy, strong, growing, and beautiful.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or training? What makes you and your team experts?
Everyone is a certified hair stylist. [We are] experts at creating innovative looks and meeting the customer's standards in beauty.
What makes your business stand out from the competition?
Not only do we focus on doing hair, but we [also] focus on doing make-up, facials, eye brows, and more to meet the customer's needs.
What keeps customers coming back?
Our customer experience, advanced hair knowledge, our innovative skills, and our location.
What's the vibe of your salon like?
We are [a] fun and outgoing team. No hassle, but a lot of relaxing and great personalities.
Why is Black History Month important to you?
It celebrates our achievements and honors our ancestors. It gives us an opportunity to reference our long struggle to achieve peace, overcome oppression, and become a stronger community.
What does being a black business owner mean to you?
It means that as a people we have come a long way in America. And there are a lot of hurdles to jump, [but] having jumped this one makes me glad.