Just a small change, like the slightest shift in an angle, can make all
the difference in a client's cut. That's how I tailor each style
for each individual client. There is no 'one size fits all' cut.
My goal for every client is to make them feel as good as they look."- Johnny Rodriguez
Johnny's journey to a career in hair design began when he started working
in his family's salon that's been in business for more than 40
years. Now a 25-year industry veteran himself, Johnny honed his much sought-after
skills at highly-acclaimed salons including Alan Stone, Bumble and Bumble,
José Eber, Pivot Point, Sassoon New York, Sebastian and Toni &
Guy. After mastering his craft, he and wife Kate opened the doors of Johnny
Rodriguez the Salon in Dallas' posh Inwood Village.
Johnny made a name for himself in the Dallas beauty scene for his keen
eye when it comes to client reinvention. His precision cuts and expertise
in determining just the right look for everyone who sits in his chair
quickly made him one of the most sought-after stylists in the city. Johnny
understands that while many people can wear a variety of looks, a client's
ideal look takes into account his or her face shape, hair type, lifestyle
and budget. It's important to Johnny that he gives each client a cut
that he or she can maintain on a daily basis. Many of his clients note
that their cuts look fantastic even when they're growing out. Of course,
cuts are just the beginning with Johnny, who is also a master at blowouts
and teaching clients how to recreate their fresh-from-the-salon looks
at home via one-on-one classes. Johnny has even developed his own product
line with the mission of helping clients maintain their signature looks at home.
Johnny prides himself on providing continuing education for all of his
stylists as part of their careers at his salon, and Johnny currently boasts
certifications from prestigious names including Kérastase, Kevin
Murphy, L'Oréal Professional, Oribe, R+Co, V76 by Vaughn and Wella.
I want every client who sits in my chair to leave as a better version of herself." - Kate Rodriguez
Kate, Johnny's partner in life and in business, knew she wanted a career
in the beauty industry since she was barely in her teens. Today, she is
the salon's premier colorist and has been wowing clients with her
skills for 12 years. Kate has studied in South America, New York and California,
and her resume boasts major industry names like L'Oréal Professional,
Oribe, Bumble and Bumble, Wella, Toni & Guy and R+Co. As a colorist,
she focuses on maintaining the integrity of each client's hair and
jumps at any opportunity to create a bold, vibrant redhead. Kate's
hair know-how goes beyond color, as she's also the salon's resident
hair extensions expert in the Balmain Paris and Babe systems.
Additionally, Kate is known in Dallas for creating one-of-a-kind hair and
makeup looks for weddings, engagement photos and other special events
when looking camera-ready is a must. When it comes to makeup, Kate's
philosophy is simple: to enhance her clients' natural beauty. It was
with that approach in mind that she developed her own line of cosmetics,
Kissing Kate, which focuses on organic formulas that feel weightless but
provide high quality coverage.