I’m Darlene. I became a licensed hairstylist in 1990 and gained salon experience at a local salon before relocating to Southern California. I joined an elite salon where I learned many skills from the other stylists and continued ongoing education and training. I decided to get my bachelor’s degree in communications as I continued to work in the salon. In 2000, I moved back to Maryland and became a Beauty Sales consultant while building a clientele as my side hustle. Eventually, my love and passion for hair took over and I joined a salon as a stylist and later opened my own salon. In 2010, Style by Dar was created when I became an independent stylist.
"I’m inspired to stay innovative with on-going education and training. I have been certified as a color specialist, extensionist, and HSM hair cutter as well as completing balayage master classes and keratin certifications. My top priority is to make my client look and feel beautiful while focusing on maintaining the integrity of their hair. "
Level up your style!
Every service starts with an in depth consultation to discuss specific beauty needs and how to customize a plan to achieve the desired look.
Hair color makes your hair shiny, more manageable and covers gray. After the consultation, a customized color using KEVIN.MURPHY Color.me, Wella Koleston Perfect and/or Redken Shades EQ is formulated including B3 bond builder to keep hair healthy and shiny. After the color process you will have a relaxing shampoo and conditioning scalp massage. A blow dry for the finished results is included with this service leaving you feeling and looking your best.
Dimensional lived- in Color/ Highlights/ Balayage
Not ready for the full color commitment, but want a change? Lived-in color is a way of highlighting and blending color allowing the grow out process to be more natural. Customized formulas include B3 bond builder to keep the hair healthy and shiny. Finished with a gloss and blow dry you will leave feeling beautiful.
Hair extensions can give you a subtle or dramatic change by adding fullness, volume and length. They can even be used to add pops of color. Luscious shiny hair is the end result with any option. Beaded flat weft, beaded single strand and She Hair keratin tip extensions are used to create any customized look. Book your consultation today, the look you have always dreamed of is in your near future.
Stop the frizz and cut down blow dry time with Lasio Keratin treatments. LASIO’s Color Pro is a gentle, color-treated formula that uses NEW FLEXSHIELD TECHNOLOGY and revolutionary polymers to surround the hair strand. The Color Pro formula reduces up to 90% curl and 100% of the hair’s frizz, lasting up to 3 months. LASIO’s Tropic is fume-free, 100% Formaldehyde-free and removes 100% frizz and 20-40% of the curl with an outcome of beautiful body and natural waves lasting up to 2 months.
Starting with a relaxing shampoo and a conditioning scalp massage your personalized haircut will be finished with a blow dry style.
“Dar, I love my hair color and cut! More important, you are so kind and warm which made the experience so relaxing and I thank you!! You are the best.”
~ Rita K
Style By Dar Studio
Style by Dar is a private studio space located inside Sola Salon Suites. 1200 S Haven Street Unit D Studio 2. Between Canton and Brewers Hill Sola salon is is easy to find and has plenty of parking.
Tuesday: 12:30 – 7
Wednesday: 10 – 5
Thursday: 12:30 – 7
Friday: 10 – 5
Saturday: 9 – 2