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Kiersten De La Cruz is a Dallas hair colorist, cut specialist, and budding extensions guru that is part of the Bigger Better Hair family. She is passionate about her craft, driven to excel her career, and works so very hard to deliver an unmatched salon experience for her guests. The proof is in the hair that leaves her chair, and it goes without saying we are so very glad to have her as part of our team.

Below, Kiersten answers some questions to give you a bit of insight as to who she is as a person, and a hairstylist.

What are some interesting things to know about you, Kiersten?

I was born in California, but I am an honorary Texan! I have two chihuahuas, Rocket and Ruca.


Why did you choose Bigger Better Hair as your salon home?


I wanted to create beautiful hair alongside some of the best stylists in Dallas. So this crew of bad asses adopted me as one of their own!

What sets you apart as a Dallas Hair Stylist?

I believe that our outer beauty is a reflection of our inner self. My mission is to help bridge that gap, through co-creative salon experiences and authentic connections with my guests.


What are some of your favorite services to do for clients?

I love smoothing services, like Brazilian Blowouts for my frizzy haired guests. I enjoy creating length and volume with our Bigger Better Hair Skinny Tape Extensions. And I love to create fantasy color, rainbow hair all day!H

Who are some of your beauty inspirations that you are inspired by and follow?


My work is influenced by a lot of different things. I follow @juxtapozmag  to see what is going on in the art world.

 

@Jayne__edosalon is my current inspiration for chic bohemian haircuts.

 

And I’ve recently been inspired by @honkytonkwomann for her rock n’ roll fashion.

What are some of your favorite places to spend off time in Dallas?


I like Deep Ellum for night life. I’ll catch a movie at the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. And when the weather is nice you can find me and the dogs on a patio just about anywhere!

What beauty products are your “must haves” if you are stranded on an island? 


R+Co High Dive leave in, Shiseido Ultimate Suncare, and Burt’s Bees Pomegranate lip balm.

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Working behind the chair as a stylist, I often get asked what the current Hair Style trends are in Dallas.  In this post, I am going to list what I am seeing and hearing clients ask for when it comes to 2019 color, cut, and hair extension trends.  

As always, let me know if you have any other ideas! If you are looking for a stylist in Dallas, I would love opportunity to make your hair Bigger or Better at our top rated Dallas Hair Salon. 

 

 

Color Trends

Icy blonde | Cool toned blondes are still in

If your goal is to have an icy blonde with no “yellow,” most people will need more than one process to remove all of the warmth in your hair. There’s two ways to achieve an icy blonde:

  • Low Processing & Slow Results – This is the ideal way to maintain the health of your hair. Set a goal color, and I will help you with a timeline. We can plan slowly lightening your hair in segments so we maintain a healthy blonde.
  • One Visit + Multiple Processes – If you are looking to achieve a major color change in one day, we need enough time for it. To do a major change in one visit, I can book multiple processes back to back for you so we can make it happen. For example, the blonde pictured above needed 3 back to back services, which came with a hefty price tag, but she wanted icy blonde in one day.

Bronde | For the Blondeish Brownish kind of girl

Bronde is personally my favorite color trend. It’s the perfect mix between blonde and brown.

This color is perfect for those who are currently blonde or brunette and are needing a change.

How to achieve: Book a “Balayage Partial” appointment and we can discuss what it would take to get to your future “bronde” color.

Lived In Balayage | The Best of Both Worlds

Lived in balayage isn’t necessarily a certain color, it’s customized to each person to add brightness 1-3 shades within your color and only needs to be touched up every so often.

How to achieve: Book a “Balayage Full” appointment so we have more time to balayage, and/or add a root color to customize a “lived in” look for you.

 

 

Cut & Style Trends

Blunt Bob

Loving this edgy blunt bob. It’s super on trend right now and I’m obsessed

Looking for a major change? We partner with Children With Hair Loss, a hair donation company who donates wigs to kids every year until they turn 18. If you are loving this cut as much as I am, book a hair cut appointment and let’s make a change!

 

How to achieve: To style yours like the picture above, I would suggest a round brush blowout, or a low temp flat iron to smooth your hair without taking the body out.  Style using Alterna Caviar CC Cream and Smoothing Gelee for form and smoothness.

Lob

Pr(lob)ably my favorite trend ever. Anytime someone comes in wanting a Lob, I’m convinced that I need one too. I might be one client away from getting the cut myself! .

How to achieve: It’s easy, book a haircut! Lobs look great straight or wavy, but for waves, I love a big barelled curling iron so it’s not “too curled.” Finish with Alterna Caviar Perfect Texture Spray and your waves look more undone than perfectly polished.

Textured Shoulder Length or Longer

Whether it’s shoulder length or longer, textured layers are in. They give movement and body and help hold your curls.

How to achieve: Let’s be honest, long hair is always in style. Current trends still show lots of movement and texture, so I definitely recommend a natural amount of layers and movement in long cuts. Not having enough movement in your long hair can take it from sexy to blah.

2019 Hair Extensions Trends

Skinny Hand Tied Extensions

Skinny hand tied extensions are perfect for adding thickness and a little bit of length. I wear them myself and they are one of my favorite extensions. They’re super low profile and make it easy when putting my hair up. For someone with normal to thick hair, they are definitely worth a try!

How to achieve: Before it’s time for your next “new hair” appointment, ask us about our Hand Tied Wefts to see if they would work for you! Check out my youtube video on our hand wefts!

Skinny Tape-Ins

Skinny Tape-Ins are best when wanting to fill in trouble areas or wanting a dramatic length/thickness change. They are also super low profile and are our most popular extension service.

How to achieve:

First book a consultation so your stylist can recommend the right service according to your needs. This service can be achieved in as little as 1-2hrs. Check out our video on Skinny Tape Extensions!

Hidden Crown Halo

Hidden Crown Halo Extensions are super on trend and are best suited for one who loves added length and thickness but doesn’t want to commit to wearing extensions full time. They can be thrown in anytime your style needs that extra “oomph.”

 

How to achieve: Schedule a consultation so your stylist can recommend the right hidden crown according to your needs. Once purchased, you can throw in and out to vamp up any style.

 

 

 

The EasiPart by Easihair are great clip in part extensions in Dallas.  If you have thinning hair on top of your head, or if you need extra volume around your parting, Easihair makes this temporary clip-in system called Easipart. If you do not have any problems with thinning and just want something to help make your color last, this system clips directly where you part your hair. In times when your roots have grown out you can also wear this clip in hair extension to disguise your roots.

 

This system is very similar to the Hairdreams top hair top of the head hair extensions. Wearing permanent hair extensions on the top of your head can be tricky because of obvious visibility, unless you use systems meant to hide balding or thinning on top of the head. For a more permanent solution you should consider a Microline, Top Hair or High Line by Hairdreams.

 

The Easipart clip in temporary hair extension system is secured with four pressure sensitive clips. The 14″ human hair comes from a mono filament base, so the hair appears to come from a natural scalp. Also, the base of this system is incredibly thin and flat which really blends into your hair. Having 14″ hair not only adds volume to your part, but it also fills in your shorter layers which really plump up your style.

 

To get a better visual of how it looks in real time, watch the video below featuring the Easipart and Easifringe systems in action. Each top of the head hair extension offers similar results, however they target different problems. Easipart is a perfect solution for thinning hair on top of the head. If you have a receding hairline, or mild to severe thinning on top of the head, the Easifringe covers more surface area and might be a better solution.

 

For the best advice and direction on the best solution for your thinning hair, a free hair extension consultation is the best bet. As a hair extension and hair replacement specialist in Dallas, I am well versed on several options for all scenarios. I treat everyone with utmost respect, and am confident there is a solution for just about every person with a need. It is a great idea to do some research before committing, but much like self diagnosing your medical problems, it’s truly important to speak with a certified professional who can give you the best options for your unique circumstances. In doing this, you will do the best thing for your image, and avoid any possible hair extension damage.

For someone who is looking for clip in fringe extensions in Dallas, the Easifringe is definitely a great option!Not only does it have the bangs, it has a tremendous amount of hair that helps fill in the front of your hairline. Built on a monofilament skin-like base, the hair appears to grow straight from your scalp. 

 

100% Remy Human Hair

 

Obviously, with human hair you have ultimate flexibility with styling the hair. However you heat style your own hair, you can also do to this system. Not only that, human hair systems always look more believable and last much longer.

 

This system is ideal for someone with very fine hair around their hairline, and they need some additional volume and fullness along with a bang. When adding hair around the hairline it always helps to have some sort of fringe in your style so there is maximum believability and blending. If you have a significant amount of hair loss around your hairline, more permanent solutions should be considered such as a Tophair, or microline system.