Kamryn Butler is one of our newest Dallas Hair Stylists at Bigger Better Hair, and we are so excited to introduce you to her. Kamryn has had the opportunity to work with the salon since June of 2019, perfecting her techniques and learning from our top stylists. After a lengthy apprenticeship, Kamryn has shown a passion for the beauty industry and a skill set we are proud to have on our team.

Current specials: Kamryn is currently providing a 30% discount on her services at Bigger Better Hair

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

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

I was born and raised in Arlington, TX, it is about 30 minutes from Dallas. In June 2019 I got married and we bought a house in Burleson, TX so I drive about 45 minutes to the salon. On my off days I enjoy spending time with my animals and going on walks, I have also really enjoyed cooking.


 

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

Whenever I started hair school I never knew where I wanted to start my career once I was done, but I was offered a front desk position at BBH before I graduated so while doing that, I learned so many things and then was offered an apprentice position that I could not pass up.


What sets you apart as a Dallas hair stylist?

I feel that I am very caring and always strive to do my best.


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

I enjoy blonding and treatments.


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

Matt Beck, @FerntheBarber, @the_blondologist, @hairbychrissy


What are some of your favorites places in Dallas to go to on your off days?

Every now and then I will visit the Dallas Arboretum and Dallas zoo. My husband and I also love going to try new places for dinner, one of our favorite places is Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse.


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

Living Proof Dry Shampoo, Olaplex # 6&7, Arrojo Wave Mist.

 

What’s up Friends lets’ talk extensions today, Microbead extensions to be specific. There are many types of extensions and microbeads are one of the most popular in today’s world. If you are looking for some added length and volume, microbeads might be an option.

 

These extensions are held on to your hair with a …[ Drumroll Please]  you guessed it a microbead. This is a metal or plastic ring that is clamped to your hair used to hold the hair link. Each pack will come with about 20-25 hair strings and should all have a shoelace link at the tip of them. This will be the end that is clamped into the bead onto your natural hair.

 

 

Is my hair a candidate for Microbead Extensions??

There is an extension method for everyone, but not every method is for everyone. This method in-particular can be perfect for clients with medium to thick hair with a natural wave or curl. Clients with fine straight hair might have a harder time trying to disguise the extensions. This is also healthy for your hair because there is no glue or heat used during the application. The bead has a layer of silicone to help protect the hair.

 

Installation

Installation can take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on how much hair will be needed to reach your hair goals, and how fast your stylist moves. It is recommended that any color service is done before. Every install begins with freshly cleansed hair to make sure there is no oils left that could possibly cause a slip. Small sections of your hair are then pulled through a loop wand to place the bead, which will help to secure the hair link when clamped closed.

 

Maintenance

With any extensions there is always some maintenance appointments required to help with the health of your hair and the extensions. It is important that you do not miss these.

  • 6-8wks after your install service, clients are to come in for a “Push-Up”. In this service, the beads are opened then pushed up towards your scalp. Wash and style included
  • 6-8wks after your “Push-up” appointment, clients will come in for a “Removal & Reinstall”. In this service the beads and extensions are removed and cleansed. Once the client’s natural hair has been cleansed and dried your stylist will then reinstall the extensions.

 

Maintenance does not stop with just salon visits, at home care is strongly encouraged with every client. The proper use of tools and products should be implemented with every wash at home. Washing should be 2-3 times a week, ideal being just twice, using a gentle sulfate free shampoo. Conditioner or any oil products should only be placed on mid-length to ends never on or near the beads as this can cause slipping.

 

Thank you for reading my blog on MicroBead Extensions and Maintenance, if you have any questions about the service feel free to book a consultation and I’m currently offering 10% off all services.

 

What color hair looks best on your skin tone?

Are you always wondering which is the best hair color for your skin tone? Do you find yourself wanting change or a completely new look but don’t know what will look good on you? This blog is here to help you and tell you everything you need to know about matching your hair color with your skin tone!

 

How to decide if your skin is warm, cool or neutral.

Warm skin usually shows warm colors such as reds, yellows, and oranges. Most people with a warm skin tone have brown, hazel, or honey eyes and tan very easily.

 

 

Cool skin usually shows colors such as pinks, rosy tones, or bluish-reds. People with a cool skin tone typically have blue, grey, green, or deep brown eyes and a lot of the time burn to a crisp in the sun.

 

 

If you have a combination of some warm traits and cool traits, then your skin is most likely neutral. Now that you know what skin tone you are, let’s find out what hair color suits you best!

 

How to choose the perfect hair color?

 

You always want to go with a hair color that compliments the undertones of your skin, if you have warm skin, warm hair compliment your skin best. If you have cool skin, cool, ashy hair would compliment your skin best. If you have neutral toned skin, then lucky you! Many colors would compliment your skin! I would say Miley Cyrus has neutral skin, or maybe she’s just lucky and everything looks great on her!

 

 

When you choose the wrong hair color for your skin it tends to make you look like these photos.

 

 

These photos show how great people look when they match their hair and skin!

 

 

If you have cool hair with warm skin vise versa, don’t feel the need to change your hair color.

 

In the end hair color is an opinion and it matters if you love it, so if you love it, just go with it! Want to talk to a hair stylist to get a second opinion or advice? Tap here to book a consultation with our hair stylist and they can help you reach your hair goals.

Sidney Anderson is one of our newest Dallas Hair Stylists at Bigger Better Hair, and we are so excited to introduce you to her. Sidney has had the opportunity to work with the salon since January of 2020, perfecting her techniques and learning from our top stylists. After a lengthy apprenticeship, Sidney has shown a passion for the beauty industry and a skill set we are proud to have on our team.

Current specials: Sidney is currently providing a 30% discount on her services at Bigger Better Hair

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

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

I am from the small town of Maypearl Texas, it’s about 45 minutes south of Dallas, honestly you’ve probably never heard of it because the population is around 1,000 people. On my off days I love spending time with my family and my dogs.

I have been interested in doing hair for my whole life. I used to go to the beauty shop with my great grandmother every Friday to get her hair done and I always wanted to be the one doing hair. I love the art of it and I love making people more comfortable with their appearance.


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

I was offered an apprentice position here, and honestly it was scary coming to such a big city so far and different from home. I soon realized Bigger Better Hair has some of the most talented, down to earth stylist in Dallas. It’s a great working environment, we are like a big family here, so of course when I was offered a stylist position I couldn’t pass that up!


What sets you apart as a Dallas hair stylist?

I pay close attention to detail and I will always work hard to create exactly what my client is looking for.


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

I absolutely love doing all services, specifically blondes and fashion colors, I love to transform my clients look to something new and fresh.


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

I have so many, but some of them are:

@emilypaintshair_, @chriswebhair, @styled_by_carolynn, @jz.styles, and @matt.swinney


What are some of your favorites places in Dallas to go to on your off days?

As I said, I’m not from Dallas and I don’t live here so I am not really familiar with many places, however I will occasionally drive all the way to Dallas just to get cookies from Tiff’s Treats!


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

Definitely Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, my hair gets super greasy, super fast. I literally cannot live without dry shampoo!

 

 

I think I want to go blonde. Should I get extensions? My hair needs a cut. I hate my frizzy hair!… Have you ever thought about changing your hair, but not sure how or where to start? We got you friend, at Bigger Better Hair we offer complimentary consultations in-person or virtually with a professional to help you reach your hair goals.

Why meet virtually instead of in-person?

This is the 21st century, and technology makes our lives easier! We use virtual consultations to assist busy clients who want to talk with us prior to booking a service, such as extensions or color, or before they buy a product. This method is also a way to extend the reach of our salon to clients located outside the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. We have clients who live in Austin, Lubbock, Houston, Chicago, and all parts in between. Finally, in this day of social distancing, virtual consultations ensure that clients can remain in the safety of their own space while they learn about hair services or products.

What to expect during the Virtual Consultation?

You will be provided with an introductory email and a link to access the virtual meeting platform – currently we are using Zoom. We ask that you follow the instructions and check out your personal technology device to ensure that it is compatible. If you have difficulties, we are ready and able to assist you. At the time of the scheduled meeting, one of our stylists will begin video chatting with you. They are experts in their field, so they are more than able to give you explanations, walk you through processes, discuss costs, answer questions, help you with color-matching, and book follow-up appointments.  The meeting will last approximately 30 minutes, and it is free to the client.

 

Extension Consultations


We offer many different types of extension services so that we can address a variety of hair needs. Do you want to add length and volume? Are you seeking to cover up hair loss? Do you want more flexibility in styling? Are you willing to commit to extension care? Are you aware of the costs of hair, installation, and maintenance?

Clients can effectively present their hair goals and inspiration to our stylists in the comfort of their home or office. We can make recommendations based on the type and condition of their hair and thoroughly explain the advantages and disadvantages of different types of extensions. We can discuss care and maintenance of extensions as well. Stylists will analyze the cost of hair, extension installation, and regular maintenance for each client.

Want extensions that you can put in and take out whenever the mood strikes? Stylists are happy to outline the advantages of Hidden Crown Halos and clip-ins.

Want to think about it before committing to getting extensions? You have the information you need to make the decision that is right for you! At no time is the client pressured to move forward with hair extensions.

 

Color Consultations


Virtual Consultations are a great way for you to discuss your hair color goals with a stylist. Often clients will see an amazing hair color/style on social media and want to have an “Instagram Makeover” themselves. The stylist can advise if the desired color transformation will be possible considering the current condition of the client’s hair, and he/she can advise how long the color change may take.

Sometimes clients need color correction, having used box dye or some other method to color their hair and the result is not what they desired. The stylist can advise the best course of action and the length of time it will take to correct the color.

Some clients desire fantasy or specialty colors. In the Virtual Consultation, the stylist can discuss length of service, how to maintain the color, and how to grow it out.

 

 

Hair Loss


For clients who have experienced premature hair loss, the Virtual Consultation is a great resource. The stylist can discuss options available including extensions, toppers, volumizers, or wigs. The meeting is held in the comfort and privacy of the client’s home or office.

 

Are you interested in booking a consultation?

Interested in booking a consultation? Reach out to the salon by email or phone. If you would like to book at your own leisure, tap to book here.

 

 

 

At Bigger Better Hair we offer a wide variety of hair extensions for clients looking to enhance their natural hair. As a stylist, I am here to give you some helpful info about our Hand Tied Weft Extensions that might help you to decide if they are the right hair extension method for you.

 

Are you the right candidate for Hand Tied Weft Extensions??


This method is great for clients with medium to thick hair density looking to increase their current length and volume.  Hand Tied Weft extensions are also great for someone who lives an active lifestyle since there is no glue to worry about.  For clients with short hair and are looking to add extreme length, we might suggest another method for you.

 

Are Hand Tied Extensions the right method for your hair??


Hand Tied is a glue free, no heat, no braid extension method that causes zero damage to a clients hair when being installed.

 

Installation in a Nutshell!


First we secure beads to your hair, then we hand tie the wefts into your hair with a durable string. Once all the wefts are installed and secure, the hair is cut and blended into your hair to give it a more natural look.

 

 

Check out this video to see how they are hand tied into the anchor beads.

Maintenance Appointments


Just like all extensions, hand tied wefts need maintenance every 6-8 weeks after your new install.   After a new installation, you will rotate between two services until it is time to replace the hair.  The two appointments are a push up, and a removal and re-install.  Here is a breakdown of each maintenance services for hand tied extensions.

Push Up 

Your first service after a new installation is called a “Push-Up” service.  At this appointment, we open the beads using a tool and push the wefts up so they stay close to your scalp.  After all of the extensions are moved up, we follow up with a shampoo and style.

Check out this video to see how we push up the extensions.  

Next: Remove & Reinstall

6-8 weeks after your “Push-Up” service you will return for a “Removal Reinstall” (R&R) appointment. In this service, the wefts and beads will be removed, we will then shampoo you and your hair extensions.  If you are having your color done, we do this while the extensions are out.  After, we will install new beads and secure the wefts with new string just like a new installation.

Check out this video to see how simple it is to remove hand tied extensions: 

How to take care of your extensions


Its vital to use the proper tools and products at home. A soft flexible bristle brush is recommended for detangling, paired with a leave-in conditioner, lightweight oil or moisturizing cream for the ends of your hair and the extensions to keep them moisturize and looking fresh!! Depending on how much hair is installed, up-do’s can kind of be tricky but low-do’s are attainable.

 

There is always a Price for Beauty!


The cost for hand tied extensions depends on a few things:

  1. Hair Cost depends on where your natural hair length is at, and where you want your hair to be.  Each pack of hair consist of (two) 12 inch wide wefts, with 20 inch length hair. For someone looking to add a natural bit of volume, 1 pack of hair will do.  For a dramatic addition of volume and a few inches at most of length, you will need two packs of hair.  For dramatic additions of length, you will need either 3 or 4 packs of hair, depending on how much length we are adding.
  2. Installation cost depends on how many rows of hair we need to install for your goal look.  For volume, 1-2 rows does the trick.  When adding length, you can have 2-4 rows of hand tied wefts installed.

We offer complimentary consultations, either in person or virtually over a zoom call to discuss your hair goals and give exact pricing for your desired look.

If you have any further questions on our hand tied extensions or would like to schedule a consultation, feel free to reach out! We would love to meet and talk about how to make your hair goals a reality.

 

At Bigger Better Hair we offer treatments to help different hair types and textures ranging from conditioning, wave and expansion, as well as color supplemental services. We can help you reach your hair goals and understand the treatment services offered here at BBH. Take a look below to see which treatment would be best for your hair.

 

Brazilian Blowout

 

A Brazilian Blowout is fit for someone who has very frizzy and unmanageable hair. This treatment is great for anyone wanting to smooth their hair with a protective protein layer, but also wanting to keep their natural wave.

 

 

Keratin Treatment

 

A Keratin Treatment is great for anyone wanting to not only reduce frizz but improves manageability, leaves the hair softer and shinier, and even repairs damage!

 

Wave Perm & Cut

 

The American Wave Perm is great for anyone wanting to add texture to their hair whether you have straight or semi- wavy this service will give you a nice wave to wear however you would like.

 

Deep conditioning

 

Deep conditioning is a must when you come to the salon it leaves the hair healthier and smoother than before and repairs damage plus prevents any future damage.

 

Split End Seal

 

Split ends can really ruin the length of your hair but with split end treatment correction it will minimize and mend split ends to save some of your length.

 

B3 Demi Permanent Conditioner

 

B3 Demi permanent conditioner provides intensive repair to extremely dry and damaged chemically treated hair.

 

Malibu

 

Malibu Treatment essentially prepares the hair for color by removing any build up from old color and chlorine from swimming so that you can get a brighter outcome from your color service.

 

Olaplex

 

Olaplex is a great treatment to get when trying to achieve healthy blonde hair this service helps reduce or prevent damage when going lighter so you can keep your hair strong. book your service.

 

If you have any further questions on our treatments or would like to book, feel free to reach out and schedule a consultation where a stylist will go over details and book your service.

 

 

 

In Dallas, there is no shortage of blondes and we want to share the love during our Dallas Blonde Summer Special!  If you are looking to brighten up your look, or even just maintaining your blonde, we got you girl!  Book a blonding service in July and receive a complimentary Purple Masque that maintains a brass free blonde and add beautiful moisture and shine.

*Select stylists only

 

 

 

What is Artego Color Shine Masque?

The Artego Color Shine Masque is a three minute treatment that helps correct unwanted brassy tones in blonde hair. This mask also adds brilliant shine to the hair and cancels out any unwanted yellow or golden tones.

 

 

 

Who should use this product?

This treatment works best for anyone who is looking to enhance there hair to the desired tone their trying to reach. The blueberry color mask works best with light blondes trying to prevent yellowish and golden tones. There are several other color shine masks colors specifically made for different hair colors to enhance desirable tones. The color mask is easy to use and helps hide grey hair.

When?

The color mask is recommended to use once a week to prevent your hair from turning brassy.  Or, if you prefer an icy blonde color, you can use the masque every time you condition your hair.

 

How?

The deep conditioning treatment is a three minute process. First, shampoo, then squeeze out excess water from hair. Apply the color mask like regular conditioner or in specific areas that need extra toning.

Our Commitment

We have always held ourselves to high standards with respect to the trust our guests give us with such personal services. Now more than ever we want to update you with our sanitation practices and protocols we will practice to ensure a safe and healthy salon. We want to assure you that the health of our customers and our employees is our highest priority.

Due to the personal & scheduled nature of our business, we are fortunate to know who is coming into our business and when. We trust that you will be understanding should your service provider need to reschedule in the event health concerns become an issue.  Should this be the case, our support staff will reach out to you as soon as possible to re-schedule you with another stylist or to find another date for your service.

Preventative Measures We are Taking


We are taking measures to ensure that all are safe at Bigger Better Hair, and that the client experience continues to be a positive one.  We commit to adding extra time to each service to properly sanitize and disinfect our salon multiple times throughout the day, using Barbicide, a hospital-grade, broad spectrum germicide, virucide, and dinsinfectant.

In addition to cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, we commit to disinfect all tools and laundry after every use. These are precautions we took before the Corona virus, and we will continue them after the threat of infection has subsided.

Our salon is equipt with HEPA and Ultraviolet Light filtration, both of which work to prevent the spread COVID-19 particles. Our current capacity of filters purify and sanitize the air in our business 8 times every hour.

We look forward to seeing your beautiful faces!

If you’re looking for help on wearing that so hard to do naturally wavy hair style that looks like it should be easy, we’ve got you covered. Here we will go over how to achieve this spring hair trend that gives you a hair style without having to worry about the rain or humidity that spring tends to bring.

Real talk time, ladies.  Spring is in the air, and frizz is in the hair. 

Sure, most of us love the smell of flowers, trees, and grass; everything lightens and brightens up!  Sadly, along with nature’s beauty comes April Showers!  Ugh, and ain’t nobody got time for that! Especially for girls who deal with curls and frizz!  We spend what feels like forever smoothing out our hair – which, let’s face it, never really gets smooth – only to walk outside and *POOF.* We get to wherever we need to go, do a hair and lipstick check, only to find Mufasa staring back at us!  The struggle is real, y’all. Well, my beautiful curly-haired gals and pals, let me share a little secret with you: STOP SMOOTHING YOUR HAIR!

Dare I wear my hair curly, we ask ourselves? 

That’s a double-dog-dare! Not only will you save time and the hassle of sore arms from round brushing, you will also learn to embrace that beautiful bouncy, curly mane.  I’m here to share my step-by-step styling secrets when it comes to beautiful, natural curly hair.  

It all begins with the suds.  Make sure to use an anti-frizz, hydrating, or curl- enhancing shampoo and conditioner.  My personal favorite is the Arrojo American WAVE ReHab Shampoo and Submerge Conditioner. These products are filled with Lemon Bark, which vitalizes Vitamin E and provides perfect moisture balance and Sweet Almond Oil to make hair shiny and luscious. 


“Time to make waves and curls cascade with confidence 

-Rosa Marrufo, Dallas Hair Stylist

My super curly-haired peeps out there, you should get a wide tooth comb and keep it in your shower to comb out your hair.  I don’t have super curly hair, but I still definitely do this.  It’s not totally necessary but it helps!  How, you ask? You wrap untangled, coiled curls into a towel which helps set the curl in, avoiding stretching out the curl.   You should not keep your hair wrapped in a towel for more than 3-5 minutes, because hair starts to dry quickly, and the frizz will begin to reveal its ugly face.  

Once you unwrap your hair, tilt your head to each side, shaking it in between your fingers, lifting your hair off your scalp. This also helps avoid hair falling flat and sticking to the scalp.  Next, grab pieces of hair from around your face and randomly throughout your hair, wrap them around your finger (working with your natural curl), and let them go.  Once you have created these finger curls throughout your hair, SCRUNCH like your life/hair depends on it.

That’s it! LOL, J/K!  Our hair should still be pretty wet right now, not dripping wet, but more wet than dry.  Here is where we are going to apply our products and use our tools.  Start with products – again my personal favorite these days is the American WAVE line, their Structure Styling Cream cocktailed with Elixir Defrizzing Gel and for that instant oomph you want at the end, you will need to get your hands on Glint Texture & Shine Spray.  For your tools you will need a blow dryer, a diffuser (yes you need it) and a 1” curling iron.  

Boom – we have them all?  Perfect, take your Structure and Elixir and mix them together (I would start off with a nickel size amount of each and mix up more if needed.  You want to avoid putting all your product in one spot, so work with a little product at a time, one a section at a time.  I like to tilt my head from side to side, then back, then flip my head over and scrunch away!

BREAK TIME

Literally.  Step away from your hair, do your makeup, get your outfit ready, shoot, get your kids ready.  Allow your hair to air dry for about 10 minutes (if you have the time), come back, grab your dryer and diffuse your hair in the same manner that you scrunched in your product.  Now I’m just going to keep it real, your hair may not be 100% dry, nor do you really want it to be.  Dryness takes out moisture which then causes static and frizz, so don’t over dry it.  

Once you’ve dried it about 85-90%, flip your hair back over and scrunch away to allow the bounciness to come through.  Set your part in, grab your curling iron and work on hair that needs finessing by wrapping it around the curling iron, using it as a wand.  I recommend working with the natural direction of the curl.  Glint it up to add that last tousled look to a beautiful curly mane. Have yourself a fabulous hair day! 

See – it’s not so hard! It may sound complicated, but the reality is you must set yourself and your curls up for success; otherwise, you will be all frizzed out and have the hair to match.