DeeDee Black's love of hair began as a child, when she spent many happy hours playing with her grandmother's wig and styling it into different looks. DeeDee went on to attend cosmetology school and has used her degree, creativity, and passion for hair in her role as a production stylist for media, print, and fashion shows. In addition to her hometown of New York City, she's worked across the country in fashion-forward cities such as Miami and LA. She also has shared her knowledge by working as a hairstyling instructor for Make-Up Designory and an instructor for Dallas Academy of Hair Extensions. Today, as a certified Athena Hair Extensions specialist, DeeDee elongates and enhances clients' looks with extensions, Brazilian knots, microlink, and clip-ins.
Transform Your Hair’s stylist Tam Tran cuts, styles, and decurls men’s, women’s, and children’s tresses. The Yuko straightening treatment transforms curly manes into straight, low-maintenance, lustrous locks without damage, leaving hair strong, healthy, and ready for Rapunzel Halloween costumes. Tam begins treatments with a consultation, estimating the time needed to successfully straighten locks. During the 3-hour, 11-step procedure, Tam unbends and detwists coiled locks with the Yuko G-Cream Straight solution, three shampoos, three warm blow-drys, a flat-ironing treatment, and threats from a panini press. Yuko-treated hair typically stays straight for a full year. Tam also prunes excess tresses in a men’s or women’s haircut, gracing heads with breathable summer ‘dos and freeing foreheads from bangs attempting to annex the nose.
The initials in AIB Salon stand for "art of Indian beauty," and traditional South Asian beauty techniques are indeed its focus. Stylists can deftly use modern techniques such as Japanese hair-straightening or permanent eyelash extensions, but the team specializes in the ancient art of threading—manipulating 100% cotton threads to remove unwanted facial hair with more speed and precision than waxing, shaving, or tweezing. It's also gentle, since the thread lassoes each hair without causing discomfort to the surrounding skin.
Newly de-fuzzed faces can celebrate with facial treatments that incorporate herbs and even gold. Indeed, a taste for glamour permeates AIB Salon: makeup artists revel in creating jaw-dropping wedding looks and, especially, henna designs almost too elaborate to be believed.
Ever since the mid-nineties, Tammy Fleming has been keeping strands in line with her swift styling justice. In the comfort of her own Salons of Dallas suite, Tammy can craft a bold scissor cut, execute a pitch-perfect traditional cut, engineer jazzy color highlights, or tame unwieldy frizz with a specialty keratin straightening treatment. Clients may also solicit the expertise of one of the other Salons of Dallas suites for beauty services ranging from facial waxing to massage therapy.
The recipe for the runway-ready styles that emerge within Eleven 11 Salon begins with its location: a 3,000-square-foot studio designed by architect Eddie Maestri and interior designer Jamie Carroll, situated in Dallas's luxurious Uptown neighborhood in front of Hotel Zaza, and across the street from Hotel Crescent and the Ritz Carlton. In this spa-like setting, stylists?many of whom also serve as educators for leading beauty companies?call on both time-honored and cutting-edge techniques to create stylish, flattering looks for men and women.
The service menu goes far beyond haircuts and styles to include hair extensions and bold color treatments ranging from classic highlights to balayage, a freehand technique that creates a gradient ombre effect to suggest time spent lying on the beach or coloring your hair in a sunset. The staff can transform hair's texture, too: Japanese straightening treatments leave hair smooth and straight until it grows out, and Brazilian Blowouts control curl and boost shine for up to three months. Aesthetic experts also perform makeup applications and bridal services. The salon extends its regular Tuesday through Saturday business hours to include services by appointment on Sundays and Mondays, so clients with strapped schedules can always find a time that works for them, seven days a week.
At age 5, Alejandro Gonzalez loved to play with scissors. His two older sisters—cosmetology students—kept a store of styling gear around the house that proved far more fascinating to his budding brain than any toys. That fascination persisted through his formative years and eventually turned into his life's calling. Today, Alejandro doles out cuts, coloring, and texturizing services with an enthusiasm that extends back to his childhood.
His cozy two-chair salon doesn't have room for styling assistants, and that's OK by Alejandro, since he insists on performing every step in the styling process himself, from shampooing to cutting to texturizing. For him, designing a new style means more than updating a look; it's an artistic vision. He wouldn't want another stylist finishing a haircut he started any more than a sculptor would want his apprentice finishing a statue by breaking off both of its arms.
Taking full ownership over his work, Alejandro wants hair to look good now as well as later. To accomplish this, he seeks out professional products that protect against dryness and damage. Lakmé and Pravana color infuses hair with vibrant hues and enriching soy ingredients.