No Short Cuts: We put you first at Dsparada Color Salon.
By Don and Jen Patronelli
Eighteen years ago I founded Dsparada Color Salon, and together Jen and I have made it one of the top-rated salons in Raleigh. We started in Five Points and grew with the area. Now our salon is located in North Raleigh on Falls of Neuse Road. After traveling the world doing hair, my final stop was in Raleigh. I knew immediately that this area would need a great hair salon to accompany the thousands of heads moving here every year.
We strongly believe that when it comes to hair everyone should be happy because when you love the way you look you express it out into the world. One of our clients, Julie Woodson, says, "Don and Jen have been doing my hair for over a year now and my hair has never looked better or healthier. both are fantastic at what they do."
Our whole process starts with great communication. That's why the color consultation is the most important part of your appointment. We spend anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes with you going over everything from pictures and swatches to how much time it will take and what the services cost. This consultation is so important and it's not just for new clients, it's for ALL clients as an extra step we take to ensure you're happy.
Our Color Philosophy
When it comes to hair color three factors determine what the best color is for you: first, the time of year; second, your skin tone; third, your eye color.
About every six months you should be ready to change your overall look, and the quickest way to do that is with a color and haircut. The time of year lets us know whether to go darker or lighter. The standards are to go darker in the fall and winter and lighter in the spring and summer.
When we look at your skins undertones, we check to see if you have green undertones ( a cool color). If you have pink undertones, the cool to medium warm tones can look best on you.
Eye color is also key because you want your eye color to stand out. For example, if you have green eyes with gold flecks and you like lighter tones, then a Carmel blonde to match your eyes would be a great choice. Or, if you have blue eyes and a light complexion, copper tones might be your best bet.
You should also consider how different lighting can affect your color. Consider that at home your color looks one way and when you are outdoors or in the office it can look another way. All of our lighting that you see from outside from the hours of 4:00pm until 7:00pm. this is the best and most true to tone light to view your hair. Our location is also surrounded by windows to make the most of evaluating your hair in natural light.
Our Cut Philosophy
Our cutting techniques are unsurpassed; i graduated from Vidal Sassoon in London and brought my expertise back to the states. So whether you like strong lines, such as a blunt bob, or a softer look such as a shag, we have the haircut for you.
Several things we consider are: first, your best facial features; second, your face shape; and third, your lifestyle. For instance, are you always at the office and need to look your best at all times? Or are you a new mom and don't have time to do alot of styling? These are all things we need to take into consideration when choosing your perfect look.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what we offer at Dsparada and what helps set us apart. Hair is an important part of who we are and what we stand for. Plus, it's not just hair; it's your best accessory and something you wear every day. Why not come and let out talented staff at Raleigh's best salon take car of you and make you feel like the amazing person you are! Long time customer Laurie Ruettimann says, "Without hesitation, I recommend Dsparada to my family and friends. If you're thinking about trying a new look or have grown tired with your current stylist, it's the best salon in Raleigh.