My most fabulous friend Melinda swears by Whistle and Sway Hair Salon in Fort Worth. She’s a real redhead (lucky thing), and her stylist Bianca isn’t afraid to play with her color. While researching this story, five different friends shared their love for JoJo at the Toni & Guy salon in Arlington.
If you’re like me and have naturally curly hair, you know we need someone with serious experience to make our uniquely textured hair stand up and get noticed without a lot of frizz. The DevaCurl method caters to those of us with thick, coarse, or natural hair. Friends recommend Glen Charles at Scene Salon in Dallas, Curl Revolution in Frisco and Marlee Waller Hairdressing in Arlington.
If you’re happy with your cut and color but just need a touch-up to transition from day to evening, DryBar has locations in Plano, Dallas, Grapevine and Fort Worth. The Hair Bar will fix your style in Dallas and Southlake.
I owe a shout out to Sarah Nelson in Arlington at Legacy Salons in the Village. She tames my brows and has smoothed out years of unwise sun exposure from my face. Koffee Day Spa in Dallas specializes in facials and body care for all skin types. Love Thyself Day Spa in Richardson offers an eco-friendly, holistic approach to the maintenance of the skin on your face and the rest of you.
TC Makeup in Dallas takes care of both makeup and hair needs, and they’ll even travel! JTorry Makeup Artistry offers studio locations in Dallas and Cedar Hill. Her portfolio’s diverse—from working with Asian and Indian brides to special up-dos for quinceaneras or weddings—she’ll make your hair and makeup camera-ready. At Dallas’ Blushigton, you can tailor a menu of services, and their work runs the gamut from adding just a little to what Mother Nature gave you to full-face gorgeous.
Finally, if you just need to be “bikini-ready,” The Pretty Kitty has five locations in DFW.
Strut Boutique in the Bishop Arts District in Dallas is an adorable little place where you can get a chic item or two to spruce up your spring wardrobe. With stores in Dallas and Southlake, Accents indie-boutiques get new shipments of both local and stylish national items pretty much daily. You won’t be anyone’s outfit twin if you shop either of these stores.
Lastly, although clothing resale outlets can be hit-and-miss, I’ve had really good luck at Buffalo Exchange on Greenville Avenue and at the Plato’s Closet location in Fort Worth’s Arlington Heights. The surrounding neighborhoods yield a rich source of diverse designer apparel, and I’ve never walked away without a little something to shine up my wardrobe.
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