The DFW area has a reputation for being the land of big hair, but having big hair isn’t always a choice. The fact is, the humidity in Dallas Fort Worth is conducive to bringing out the fluff in people’s hair, especially for those in possession of frizzy and curly locks. Fortunately, having a smooth silky mane is easily achievable for a price and a little less than two hours with some of the best Brazilian Blowout experts in the area.
WM. Carr Salon
3301 Oak Lawn
Dallas, TX 75219
WM. Carr Salon has long been regarded as one of the city’s best salons. Owner William Carr’s extraordinary skills and unpretentious manner has made him one of the most sought-after hair gurus on the Dallas scene for over 20 years. Carr, along with stylists Nisreen and Sam, are who you want to see if you want your winding locks transformed into smooth tresses. Prices range from $250 to $400 for the two-hour procedure and clients have a choice of using the formaldehyde-free Brazilian Blowout treatment or the Keratin Smoothing Therapy. Both treatments can last between four to six months, depending on hair length. Regular salon hours are Tuesday through Saturday, including Thursday evenings.
Uptown Hairstylist at Muse
2323 N. Henderson Ave., Suite107
Dallas, TX 75206
Stylist Amy Archibald has quite a loyal following who rave about her unique talent with color, cuts, hair extensions and Brazilian Blowout treatments. When it comes to hair straightening, Archibald knows her stuff. She’s a certified Brazilian Blowout technician and regularly receives training on the latest styles and techniques. Archibald says that clients should expect the treatment to last at least 10 to 12 weeks, if the Acai After Care Maintenance products are used, and with repeated treatments, results can last even longer. The procedure takes around 90 minutes and costs between $200 to $300. The salon is open for appointments Tuesday through Saturday and evenings, Tuesday through Thursday.
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Matthew Dillard Hair Salons
2693 Preston Road
Frisco, TX 75034
Matthew Dillard is frequently referred to as a hair god and he’s known for transforming his clients into goddesses. Not only is Dillard passionate about his craft, he also is passionate about educating his clients about their hair. When it comes to the Brazilian Blowout, Dillard is an expert— after all, he was the first one to introduce the procedure to the metroplex four years ago. Dillard says that straightening treatments are not a one-size-fits-all procedure and his are customized to each client’s individual needs. Treatments are priced from $250 to $350 and usually take around 90 minutes. Both the Matthew Dillard Salon and Dillard’s Salon Di Lusso are open for appointments Tuesday through Saturday until 6:30 p.m.
Salon at Vaught House
718 W.Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76013
When in Arlington and looking for the best Brazilian Blowout salon, head over to this historical classical revival home and ask for Jessica Aldridge. Always keeping up with the latest hair trends earned Aldridge the award for Best Trend Setting Stylist in D Magazine. As a phenomenal stylist and certified Brazilian Blowout specialist, Aldridge has garnered a reputation for transforming her clients’ frizzy hair into silky manes. Aldridge charges around $200 for the treatment, however, she will reduce the price if it’s included with additional hair services. The salon is open Tuesday through Saturday, including Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
1401 Shoal Creek
Highland Village, TX 75007
The highly trained stylists at this salon believe in giving clients the royal treatment whether they come in for a skin treatment or a hair service. Not only will you leave looking terrific, you’ll feel pretty terrific as well, especially after enjoying a complimentary glass of wine and a soothing scalp massage. Splurge is also a certified platinum Brazilian Blowout salon and has built up a reputation for being one of the best in the area. The 90-minute procedure costs $199, or $249 including a precision dry cut. Busy schedule? Not to worry, the salon is open every day of the week and until midnight on Tuesdays.
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