I was recently invited in to try out the new upscale salon located in Turtle Creek Village “Artist & Architecture”. Founded by Creative Director Derek Sansone, this salon in twenty years in the making, utilizing his experience from working in top salons for high end clientele from L.A., N.Y.C. and back home to Dallas! Its about time someone bring modern luxury back to North Texas. “Artists & Architects” is as simple as the name states, state of the art hair transformations from some of the most talented and experienced artists in hair craftsmanship.
When I arrived I was immediately greeted by the friendly (and handsome) staff, took my seat in creative director Derek Sansone’s chair with zero hesitation of letting him take full control of my hair. It’s no secret that I rarely change up my hair style, however when you get an appointment with Derek Sansone…. you let him do his thing. After some laughs and explanation of what he had in mind I was taken to get my hair washed. Using exclusively Kérastase products I quickly realized I was in a sleek and chic hair heaven.
Derek found a phenomal way of not only making me comfortable of not going too far out of my natural hair style boundary yet give me a new twist on what I was already doing. One of the many things that set Derek and his salon apart from competitors is the extreme attention to detail during the hair cutting process, especially during mine. A lot of times mens hair stylists tend to just buzz off what you don’t want on the sides, scissor cut the top and its over in less than thirty minutes. In that intense you tend to get what I call the “Chia Pet” that many men are currently wearing; This “Chia Pet” style is the exact thing I told him I didn’t want! Derek did his thing and told me the inspiration about seeing this similar style in Europe and even recommended how I style my beard.
I truly enjoyed my time while visiting “Artists & Architects” salon and can’t wait to see how they continue to blossom. I’m still in love with my hair cut and Derek showed me some awesome innovative and fashion forward ways to show it. After all “Artists & Architects” is all about setting the trends and not following them.
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While I was invited in to review my service, Opinions are exclusively my own.