Excellent Salon. I have been to deshea (sp?) a few times since I moved to the area. She does an excellent job. I would highly recommend her and this salon.
New to the Area - You found your salon!!!. One of the worst things about moving is finding a new hairstylist - colorist when you had the best in your old home town of Los Angeles. In L.A. my hairstylist was stylist/colorist to Nancy O'Dell - from Access Hollywood etc...etc...etc... many stars and I've been with her for over 10 years. I love her so much that I fly back to L.A. to get my hair done - no joke! Now I'm living in Houma, LA - very small town and I really don't trust anyone to do my hair....however, it's been 7 months since I've gotten my hair colored and it's needed and I don't have time to fly back to L.A......so I started researching New Orleans - read a lot of reviews on line - including the ones you're reading now and after I saw that Dallas won best colorist in 2009 I took the chance - made the appt. and got my hair done TODAY. Can I tell you how AWESOME Dallas is???? Can I tell you how DETAILED he is?????? I told him my I normally have 3 highlights and One Low Light applied to my hair...he looks at it and says "I can match that".....PLUS he went and not only colored the roots - but pulled some strands all the way through - colored the whole strand to get the colors even through the hair....it's BEAUTIFUL....NATURAL...it's perfect! I was hoping for "just don't screw it up" - and got....maybe better than L.A.???? Then the cut is fab.....again exactly what I wanted - he blew it out and I left salon beautiful!!! What a great feeling to have found a new home away from home!!!
Lovely escape, great services. The atmosphere provides a quiet escape from the work day. The salon is not chatty or noisy, but relaxing and calming with soft colors and soft music. D'Shay has cut my hair a couple of times after she was recommended by a friend whose hair style I really liked. D'Shay is gentle with the shears, and does very skilled short haircuts. She also gives good advice as to what style will work with your own hair. If a photo of a hairstyle takes a lot of product to achieve the look, she'll say so so that you know what you are getting into and won't be disappointed the first time you try to style it yourself. I started with too short hair and she has been working with me to grow out the layers so I can get the style I want, but even after the first haircut, I started getting compliments on how good my hair looked.
Great Experience. This was the haircut before my wedding and my first at this salon so naturally I was a little nervous. I expressed the importance of the haircut to Deshea on the phone and again when I got to the salon. She took the time to see how I styled my hair, discuss products, talked about how I normally get it cut, dry it, my last haircut, etc, etc...It was a full analysis! She gave me great conversation and a fantastic haircut. This is the result of her experience and willingness to take the time; she cared enough to get it right - not rush me out of the salon for her next appointment like so many do. I'll be seeing her for as long as I live in New Orleans.
I love this place!.
I followed DeShea from another salon a couple of years ago. I hope she doesn't go anywhere else because I would be torn as to whether follow her or stay here!
DeShea is an awesome stylist, but I really like everyone there. Everyone's really friendly and I like the salon itself. Dallas has a really good thing going!
Great experience every time!. Every time I walk out of Salon Du Beau Monde I am so pleased with my hair and the overall experience. DeShea is very talented and is willing to have fun with hair. For my latest visit, I decided to do some color. I am so happy with the results; a rich, chocolate brown. I would and have recommended this salon to friends. Best salon in NOLA...and I've been to my fair share.
This man is an artist..
I have read some of these reviews and as a former employee, I would like to give the potential client some insight into this salon.
Dallas Alleman is one of the most highly regarded professionals in the industry. The man is a genius. His experience and educational background goes back 30+ years. His work rivals Sassoon, Jose Eber, Fekkai, and most of the renowned stylists in the business. He costs more because he is worth more and his expertise is specialized. Hair color is the center of salon services in his salon. He has tremendous knowledge in this area. He has educated people from Europe to the US and around the world in this business.
He takes his work very seriously, paying very close attention to EVERY SINGLE DETAIL. That kind of attention and service is rare. Most stylists are incapable of staying that focused.
This is a specialized salon, and if you are looking for a giddy hairdresser that never stops talking and isn't paying attention, then Dallas is not your man.
If you are looking for someone who can give you something that no one else can, and can really deliver exceptional haircolor and a great haircut, then the extra price is worth it and you should take the time to book an appointment. He does do incredible updo's and fabulous party/special occasion hair. Fashion magazine caliber.
Of all the people I have worked for, he is the most talented. And if you were having your portrait painted by Michaelangelo, would you expect him to talk the whole time? I would hope not!!
Fantastic: HIGHLY Recommend for fab service!. While on a road trip I decided to get my hair cut and colored and searched this site. After reading the reviews I called and booked an appt with Dominic that afternoon. I wanted my cut cleaned up and my color was a correction, not just a one-process, as I'd been doing it at home. Dominic and Dallas didn't sigh or shake their heads, instead they collaborated and Dominic was perfect. He made me feel at home and left me to read when I needed a break (I'm also recovering from a spinal fusion, so I get tired and overheated easily). When the hair drying caused problems he was calm and sweet with me. My cut is FANTASTIC, and I didn't pay a penny over what I was quoted on the phone. The owner Dallas was kind and welcoming, as was the girl who worked up front with the phones. I could easily walk back to the W by myself. Thanks! I LOVE my 'do!
I love this salon!. I've been to Salon Du Beau seeing Dallas several times. He spends a lot of time perfecting my haircut. The last salon I went to my hairdresser would juggle several clients at once. This drove me crazy. If I am paying a lot for a hair cut I want to think the salon is giving me full attention while I am there. Dallas certainly does this. He will spend a lot of time making sure the cut is perfect. He is very quiet during the cut but I really prefer that. I am quiet also and don't like real chatty hairdressers. But, he is very personable. My haircut is always beautiful. The salon is clean, very low keyed and not pretentious. The gals that work there are very nice also. Though, I have never had my hair done by them so I can't speak on that. The only negative for me is the price. Unfortunaley, due to the economy I won't be able to go back until things start to turn around.
Didn't want my business. Called 2+ weeks in advance for 2 appointments - an updo/style & makeup for a wedding I was going to be in town for. Also wanted to book a color & cut for my mother. Was politely told that they didn't do makeup (although their website lists Adam the make up artist) and that basically they don't do updos for non-clients due to their limited staff. WOW - what a disappointment. Guess they don't need the biz. It's too bad - as mother of the groom I might have been good advertising for the salon. They should list their restrictions on their website. Really burst my bubble and will definitely advise my New Orleans friends/family NOT to call them.
I can understand your disappointment, but we are a small salon... We specialize in Haircuts, Hair Color and most importantly in Corrective Color... No where in our advert do we suggest that we do hair for bridal parties. That is a specialty in itself and we don't have anyone on our staff at the moment that feels comfortable doing that type of work. There are other services we don't do, like relaxers or extensions. We are all limited by our expertise, that is why you require someone to do your hair and makeup... I am trully sorry that we disappointed you in this way...
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