Best Salons in Dallas, The

Best Salons in Dallas, The


Perry Henderson

3878 OAK LAWN AVE., STE. 100A. 214-522-2870

This is the place to find Dallas society’s heavy hitters sitting on and standing behind the chairs. There are three international “platform artists,” a master colorist, and a blend of talented and trophied stylists. Perry’s charm sets the tone for this safehaven salon for the boldface names in the news to curl up and dye.

Price range for haircut $50-$100

Price range for color: $50 and up/one step; $75 and up/highlights

Specialties: three-color highlights, makeup for TV and photo shoots

Celebrities served: Naomi Judd, Star Jones, Laura Bush, Liz Smith, Jane Seymour, Jason Alexander, Margot Perot, Angie Harmon, Gene Jones, Liz Minyard, Monica Greene, Nancy Hamon, Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders

Best master stylist: Perry Henderson

Best classic stylist: Kurt Anderson

Best trend-setting stylist: Darren Davis

Best blow-dry stylist: Christian Iles

Best special-event updo stylist: Christian Iles

Best hair colorist: Louis Prez


Richard Hayler

6174 SHERRY LN. 214-363-1131

“I would put my mother in any one of our colorist’s chairs,” reported a staffer at Richard Hayler’s salon. “And she’s fussy.” They estimate 75 to 80 percent of their clients are blonds (see p. 77). The valet parking isn’t a sign of snobbery; Hayler’s salon is friendly and unpretentious.

Price range for haircut: $5-$65

Price range for color: $40-$75/one step; $85-$150/highlights

Specialties: color

Best master stylist: Samantha Frank

Best classic stylist: Dawn Martin

Best blow-dry stylist: Kimberly Keith

Best special-event updo Stylist: Veronica Moreno


Jose Eber

8201 PRESTON RD., STE. 100. 214-696-4074

Jose Eber is a hit in Dallas – a second salon recently debuted at The Shops at Willow Bend, making ours the only city outside of Beverly Hills with two locations. Of course, brushing with fame (Jose comes to town every six weeks) comes with a price: a consultation fee runs $185 and a cut is $300. (See p. 82.)

Price range for haircut: $85 (check with salon for Jose’s dates)

Price range for color: $85-$160

Specialties: Every client is booked according to hair type.

Celebrities served: Mike Modano, Elizabeth Taylor, Linda Grey, Betty Buckley, Darryl Sydor

Best masters stylist: Rainer Schneck

Best classic stylist: Mark Talley

Best trend-setting stylist: Cassie Sanders

Best blow-dry stylist: Donna Garcia

Best special-event updo stylist: Candy VanHorne

Best hair colorist: Billy Irby

Best children’s stylist: Eva Garcia


Phillip K. Thomas

4411 LEMMON AVE., STE. 102. 214-521-9900

In between spin classes and charity events, Phillip K. “Felini” Thomas says he’s been “hair hooking” since he was 13. He pumps up the volume on some of Dallas’ most “exclusive heads.” As for his down-toearth staff, he exudes, “We don’t allow any divas here!”

Price range for haircut: $35/men; $45/women

Price range for color: $55/one step; $55 and up/highlights

Best master stylist: Phillip K. Thomas

Best classic stylist: David Forsyth

Best trend-setting stylist: Brandi Bensley

Best blow-dry stylist; Alonzo Woodrow

Best special-event updo stylist: Jamie Robinson

Best hair colorist: Bethany Smith

Best children’s stylist: Ivan Chase


Salon Pompeo

3227 MCKINNEY AVE., STE. 103. 214-979-0440

The philosophy? “A trip to the salon should be as pleasurable as possible. What better way to truly indulge yourself than a day at the salon accompanied by your favorite drink?” We couldn’t agree more. Martini. Extra dry. Two olives and a trim.

Price range for haircut: $30-$70

Price range for color: $50-$120

Specialties: thermal reconditioning (see p. 85)

Celebrities served: Steven Jones, Zhizhi Wang, Victoria Snee, Glen Moray

Best master stylist: Don Francis

Best classic stylist: Alex Ste. Marie

Best trend-setting stylist: Lance Hooper

Best blow-dry stylist: Chadwick James

Best special-event updo stylist: Jennifer Barrios

Best hair colorist: Deanna Dipizio

Best children’s stylist: Sara Rice


Paul Neinast

3003 CARLISLE ST., STE. 109. 214-999-0400

It’s not just his magic scissors that put Paul Neinast on top; his boundless energy and his infectious good-natured laugh make him easy to love. His salon may be small, but his staff prides itself on service (lunch delivered on trays to clients under the dryer) and ambience (the salon overlooks the Katy Trail).

Price range for haircut: $30-$75

Price range for color: $45-$85/one step; $75-$225/highlights

Celebrities served: George Bush, Rene Russo, Jan Strimple, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Tommy Lee Jones, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

Best master stylist: Paul Neinast

Best classic stylist: Paul Neinast

Best trend-setting stylist: Lori Cohea

Best blow-dry stylist: Paul Neinast, Lori Cohea, Ann Bernau

Best special-event updo stylist: Paul Neinast, Lori Cohea, Ann Bernau Bed hair colorist Paul Neinast, Lori Cohea, Ann Bernau

Best children’s stylist: Ann Bernau


Clive & Co.

4832 BELT LINE RD. 972-934-0500

This is a modest, minimalist storefront salon. But there’s a chair for everyone: housewives with foil wraps, kicking kids, guys with ties, and teens with trendy tresses. The buzzword here is Rose – “an allaround natural talent,” according to her fellow stylists and clients.

Price range for haircut: $50-$85

Price range for color: $65-$135

Specialties: cut, color, perm

Best master stylist: Clive Lamb

Best classic stylist: Rose Avossa

Best trend-setting stylist: Kevin Farmer

Best blow-dry stylist: Rose Avossa

Best special-event updo stylist: Rose Avossa

Best hair colorist: Ricky Hranichy

Best children’s stylist: Ryan Driggers


Alan Stone

8220 WESTCHESTER DR. 214-987-9799

This charming English chap learned to bob and bouffant with the father of modern hairdressing, Vidal Sassoon. Besides offering every hair treatment available, Alan Stone does waxing, reflexology, microdermabrasion, corrective skin care, Botox, and collagen injections. Rest assured once you leave, only your hairdresser will know for sure.

Price range for haircut: $45-$100

Price range for color: $50-$160/one step; $60-$130/highlights

Specialties: massage, Botox wrinkle reduction and collagen injections, microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliation, and corrective skin care

Celebrities served: Leeza Gibbons, Priscilla Presley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jane McGarry

Best master stylist: Alan Stone

Best classic stylist: Kathy Hill

Best trend-setting stylist: Johnny Rodriguez

Best blow-dry stylist: Garritt Roussell

Best special-event updo stylist: Elizabeth Butler

Best hair Colorist: Barbara Smith

Best children’s stylist: Price Stephen


Michael Raymond

MOCKINGBIRD STATION, 5321 E. MOCKINGBIRD LN., STE. 140. 214-515-0400; 4228 OAK LAWN AVE. 214-520-2898

After bleaching blonds for three decades, co-owner Michael Taylor has seen it all. “Blond hair in New York is 10 foil packets – here I use at least 40!” He and his partner Raymond Pardue move between their two salons – Mockingbird Station draws the funkier foot traffic, while the Oak Lawn outpost has an established group of loyalists.

Price range for haircut: $30 and up/men; $35 and up/women

Price range for color: $50/one step; $85/highlights

Specialties: color

Celebrities served: Dallas Desperados dancers


Best master stylist: Angi Mayo

Best classic stylist: Amy Gabrielson

Best trend-setting stylist: Suezyn Boss

Best blow-dry stylist: Candice Newsom

Best special-event updo stylist: Kristine Powell

Best hair colorist: Shelley Pezeshki

Best children’s stylist: Dorian Graves



4017 PRESTON RD., PLANO. 972-781-1720

You might miss your appointment if you stop in the huge retail space filled with unique furnishings, accessories, gifts, and new products that the owners hand-selected in Europe. A sleek, contemporary setting with a full menu of services sets the stage for a staff of experienced stylists and aestheticians.

Price range for haircut: $30-$35/men; $40-$75/women

Price range for color: $65/one step; $100-$135/highlights

Specialties: color, facial, wax

Products carried: Guinot, Phytologie

Celebrities served: Senator Florence Shapiro, Robin McGraw (wife of Dr. Phil)

Best master stylist: Dale Collins

Best classic stylist: Dale Collins

Best trend-setting Stylist: Dale Collins

Best blow-dry stylist: Carla Berry

Best special-event updo stylist: Amy Shires

Best hair colorist: Dale Collins


Osgood-O’Neil Salon

6932 SNIDER PLAZA. 214-373-6336

This salon is run by two married couples – the Osgoods (Bruce and J.T.) and the O’Neils (Jeff and Alane). Bruce claims he was the first in Dallas to introduce the newest craze in hair: thermal reconditioning. But his wife one-ups him with her reputation, thanks to Allure, for creating the best blond color in Dallas.

Price range for haircut: $45-$75

Price range for color: $50 and up

Specialties: thermal reconditioning, makeup

Best master stylist: Bruce Osgood, Jeff O’Neil

Best classic stylist: Mike Murphy

Best trend-setting stylist: Cecillia Nguyen

Best blow-dry stylist: Cecillia Nguyen

Best special-event updo stylist: Kimberly Crawford

Best hair colorist: J.T. Osgood


Studio One Ten

4514 TRAVIS ST., STE. 110. 214-521-4110

Strikingly beautiful decor with handpainted leopard floors, natural finished wood, glass-topped workspaces, and wall-to-wall mirrors that wrap around the room create loads of high energy. And lots of that energy goes to guys: they specialize in color for men and progressive techniques for hair loss and thinning hair.

Price range for haircut: $55/men; $75/women

Price range for color: $65/one process; $95/highlights

Specialties: makeovers with Dana Dixon, men’s hair

Celebrities served: Kellie Rasberry, Ron and Nancy Chapman, Nancy Brinker, Dallas Mavericks dancers

Best master stylist: Tori Harris

Best classic stylist: Libbie McClure

Best trend-setting Stylist: Kristiluv

Best blow-dry stylist: Jaimi Brazil

Best special-event updo stylist: Kristiluv

Best hair colorist: Betty Payne

Best children’s stylist: Libbie McClure


Terrace Retreat Salon & Day Spa

1422 MAIN ST., STE. 263, SOUTHLAKE. 817-442-0800


Residents of the northwestern counties have no reason to ride into the big city for pampering. The elegantly restored 1938 stone cottage in Colleyville is a cozy place to relax with a conditioning scalp, neck, and hair treatment and a hot stone massage or aromatherapy facial.

Price range for haircut: $45-$65

Price range for color: $50/one step; $85/highlights

Specialties: perms, straighteners


Best master stylist: Gabriela Mendoza

Best classic stylist: Carrie Pershall

Best trend-setting stylist: Vanessa Hawthorne

Best blow-dry stylist: Candace Smith

Best special-event updo stylist: Vanessa Hawthorne

Best hair colorist: Candice Hammit

Best children’s stylist: Lori Hutton



5600 W. LOVERS LN., STE. 125. 214-350-7879

Jean-Philippe left his home in Brussels and worked at Jose Eber’s Beverly Hills salon for nine years before he debuted in Dallas four years ago. He’s been the talk of the town ever since. Several stylists we interviewed remarked that they used to “just sit by his station and watch him cut hair.”

Price range for haircut: $35-$50/men; $50-$110/women

Price range for color: $55-$75/one step; $75 and up/highlights

Celebrities served: Kidd Kraddick, Valerie Williams, Susan Powter

Best master stylist: Jean-Philippe

Best classic stylist: Juliette Anichini

Best trend-setting stylist: Christi Farris

Best blow-dry stylist: Christi Farris

Best special-event updo stylist: Jessie Wilson

Best hair colorist: Dina Montana

Best children’s stylist: Ashley Russell


Craig Michael Salon

2812 VINE ST., STE. 330. 214-880-7400

By analyzing a client’s lifestyle and daily regimen, the stylists at Craig Michael design a look to fit both. Besides looking good, his clients have plenty to look at – the salon hosts local artists’ works that rotate every six weeks. Perhaps the only anti-perm salon in Dallas. (Can we get an amen?)

Price range for haircut: $45-$100

Price range for color: $65/one process; $100 and up/highlights

Specialties: low-maintenance hair

Best master stylist: Craig Michael

Best trend-setting stylist: Angela Birge

Best blow-dry stylist: Angela Birge

Best hair colorist: Meridith Pearson


Tony Fielding

2707 GUILLOT ST. 214-522-9486

Everybody wants Tony because he’s done it all: fashion shows for Karl Lagerfeld, Carolina Herrera, and Bob Mackie; new looks for superstar models Cindy Crawford, Iman, and Lauren Hutton; album covers for Sarah Hickman and Rickie Lee Jones. Locally he works on plenty of high-society “hair hoppers” from Fort Worth.

Price range for haircut: $40-$45/men; $70/women

Price range for color: $65-$200

Best master stylist: Tony Fielding

Best hair colorist: Bob Schmitz


William Carr Salon

3301 OAK LAWN AVE., STE. C. 214-520-0116

Everybody who is anybody knows that Bill Carr and his loyal staff are always on time. They have to be – their core clients are professional executives, attorneys, and philanthropists with meetings to make. “On time” doesn’t mean slow – one hectic Saturday, the phone rang off the wall until longtime client Gary Busey sat at the reception desk and took appointments.

Price range for haircut: $35-$50/men; $50-$75/women

Price range for color: $50-$75/one step; $65-$200/highlights

Specialties: cut and color

Celebrities served: Gary Busey, Dixie Chicks, Tanya Tucker, Doug McGrath, Phil & Lillie Romano, Linda Custard, Amy Gardner, Heather Hays

Stylists: Casey Guiterez, Michael Morgan Joseph Campos, Roberto Adami, and Holly Sowers. Call Tony Sosa for a screening to be slotted with appropriate stylist.


Craig & Co. II

3609-A GREENVILLE AVE. 214-821-5299

“Brides are the flakiest clients of all,” shouted Noell Strahan over the whirl of hairdryers in this contemporary, low-key salon. She ought to know – she spends more than two hours “fixing the hair up” on a nervous bride who “then wants it back down” before she walks down the aisle. For full makeup and hair (including weaving in pearls, flowers, or baby’s breath), Noell, who will go on location, charges around $150.

Price range for haircut: $25/men; $35/women

Price range for color: $45 and up/men; $55 and up/women

Specialties: color, highlights, bridal makeup and updos

Best bridal stylist: Noell Strahan

Best children’s stylist: Clara Panemeno


The Spa & Salon at Four Seasons Resort

4150 N. MACARTHUR BLVD., IRVING. 972-717-0700

The Four Seasons has a posh, full-service European salon and spa that’s a perfect hideaway for guys and gals on their “big day.” Protected from phones, in-laws, and caterers, the bride can relax with a series of spa treatments, a manicure and pedicure, and a light spa lunch. If you need a little meditation before marriage, they have a private tunnel from the spa to a yoga class.

Price range for haircut: $38 and up/men; $60 and up/women

Price range fop color: $60/one-step; $100/highlights

Specialties: cut and color, bridal packages from $300

Celebrities served: Steven Tyler, Janet Jackson

Best master stylist: Dyan Owens

Best classic Stylist: Dyan Owen

Best trend-setting stylist: Savanah King

Best blow-dry stylist: Melanie Welch

Best special event updo stylist: Lisa Wojtowicz

Best hair colorist: Savanah King

Best children’s stylist: Melanie Welch


Salon Moda

6318 CAMP BOWIE BLVD., FORT WORTH. 817-732-3733

Salon Moda’s “Evening of Tranquility” package is a sampling of all relaxation services, including massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, and scalp massage. During the treatment, “you feel like royalty, said staffer Susan Beaman, “and you leave like spaghetti.” Ah, our favorite kind of Western!

Price range for haircut: $30-$40

Price range for color: $40 and up

Specialties: hair extensions, wedding parties, “Evening of Tranquility” relaxation package

Celebrities served: The Basses, Debbie Allen, the Judds, Joe Montana

Best master stylist: Tony Jacobsen

Best classic stylist: Cynthia Sarsgard

Best trend-setting stylist: Tony Jacobsen

Best blow-dry stylist: Heidi Caldwell

Best special event updo stylist: Teresa Bosquez

Best hair colorist: Cynthia Sarsgard, Heidi Caldwell

Best children’s stylist: Lisa Pelayo


L’Image Salons of Dallas

5100 BELT LINE RD., STE. 520, ADDISON. 972-934-8080; 471/2 HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE. 214-526-6410; 1900 PRESTON RD., PLANO. 972-964-7577

Owner Dayton Mast started his career as a young stylist at Neiman Marcus when Mr. Stanley still worked the floors. “He taught me so much about style and customer service.” Obviously he put the lessons to good use: he was the first to open a day spa in Dallas, and this year his salon business – now with three locations – is celebrating its 25th year of pampering, polishing, and perming Big D.

Price range for haircut $30-$85

Price range for color: $65-$160

Specialties: makeovers, bridal parties, dimensional hair color

Celebrities served: Mimi Rogers, Prince, Peri Gilpin, cast of Dallas


Best master stylist: Dayton Mast, Michiko Miller

Best classic stylist: Alice Holiwell

Best trend-setting stylist: Raphael Cantu

Best blow-dry Stylist: Afsaneh Ghasemi

Best special event updo stylist: Dayton Mast, Michiko Miller

Best hair colorist: all stylists

Best children’s stylist: Alice Holiwell, Raphael Cantu


Claudio & Valentino Compagnia della Bellezza

19009 PRESTON RD., STE. 112. 972-380-2454

Dynamic Italian duo Claudio Movizzo and Valentino Fuschini travel all over Europe to create their own collection of cuts and colors. “Valentino’s been cutting my curly hair for 10 years,” one dedicated client told us. “If he ever moves back to Italy, I’m going with him.”

Price range for haircut: $40-$70

Price range for color: $48-$120

Specialties: cut and color

Celebrities served: “All our clients are celebrities to us.”

Best master stylist: Claudio Movizzo, Valentino Fuschini

Best classic stylist: Maya Jalali

Best trend-setting stylist: Claudio Movizzo, Valentino Fuschini

Best blow-dry stylist: Inge Bhatia

Best special-event updo stylist: Maya Jalali

Best hair colorist: Daniela Cataldi


Warren Wilkes Salon

2811 MCKINNEY AVE., STE. 14. 214-855-5133

Looking for adventure in the ’60s, Warren Wilkes headed his Harley to Uptown and started cutting whatever came his way. He’s done his share of blonds and continues to do highlights “all day long” from his post on McKinney Avenue.

Price range for haircut: $51/men; $46-$71/women

Price range for color: $56/one step; $126/highlights

Specialities: updos, highlights, hair straightening for men

Celebrities served: Dean Fearing, Steve Miller, Lester Levy, Mike Tobin, Ashley Banfield

Best master stylist: Warren Wilkes

Best classic stylist: Tera McGrarth

Best trend-setting stylist: Johnny Plant

Best blow-dry stylist: Warren Wilkes

Best special event updo stylist: Warren Wilkes, Aida Morales

Best hair colorist: Warren Wilkes

Best children’s stylist: Aida Morales


Toni & Guy


In 1985 everything in Dallas was enormous. Shoulder pads made petite women look like linebackers and jewelry was as big, gold, and gaudy as the gravity-defying do’s around town. Enter Toni & Guy salon on Sherry Lane. It’s hard to believe that their approach – casual hairstyles with a lived-in look – was a revolutionary idea. Seemingly overnight, Dallas beauty parlors turned into hair salons. Almost every stylist in town has done time at a Toni & Guy. Or they’ve taken classes at the Toni & Guy Academy, where there’s a list as long as Willie’s locks to get into their program.

Price range for haircut: $35-$65/men; $40-$70/women

Price range for color: $85-$120

Specialties: casual, non-contrived hairstyles for any age


Select Studio and Salon

3526 CEDAR SPRINGS RD. 214-727-9879

This is the place to go if you don’t want “the Dallas look.” It’s a cool place to hang: three kitschy, garage sale-style houses full of cool stuff surround a koi-fi lied pond and gardens. The stylists here are as funky as the ambience: you’ll find choppy shags, rooster cuts, and do’s with fun and groovy colors.

Price range for haircut: $30-$70

Price range for color: $50-$70/one step; $85-$150/highlights

Services offered: cut, color, style, wax, manicure, pedicure, brow tint

Specialties: cut and color

Best master stylist: Todd Hedrick, director of hair for DIFFA

Best classic stylist: Stephen Hickman, Bill Ory

Best trend-setting Stylist: Annette Jensen, Donnell Hauser, Christin Cogg

Best blow-dry stylist: Vicki Bonnheim

Best special-event updo stylist: Todd Hedrick

Best hair colorist: Margaret Mustantig

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