Meet the Experts
Shawna, one of the Owner of The Parlour By Design has 25+ years experience in the hair industry. She strives to provide her clients with healthy hair that reminds them of their unstoppable inner and outer confidence. In order to create a stronger, healthier bond in your hair, Shawna utilizes products and techniques that never compromise the integrity of your hair. Since hair is 90% of your selfie, The Parlour is much more than a salon, this is a space where collaborative experts have come together in partnership with YOU. Working together for YOUR greater good. Shawna believes when your needs are personally heard, that is when the “hair magic” has begun.
Shawna has trained in Vidal Sassoon, Loreal, Goldwell, Kerastase, Kevin Murphy, and Redken. She uses Olaplex in every color service and strives to bring healthy shiny hair to every client. “I’m not here to just provide a service, but to create a long lasting relationship.”
Taylor is a second generation hair stylist, following her grandmothers footsteps. She grew up loving all things beauty. If it wasn’t for her parents support in dropping out of college and enrolling in cosmetology school, she would’ve never discovered her passion for this industry. Taylor is a Paul Mitchell graduate, trained in Kevin Murphy, Goldwell, Kerastase, and certified in both Bellami and Laced beaded sew-in extensions. She specializes in blondes, balayage, and extensions. “I love working with every day women to help them feel beautiful from the inside out! Doing hair has changed my life and given me such a greater purpose. I was truly born for this!”
My grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt all owned and worked in a small town salon from the 70s to late 90s.
Elyssa chose to get into the beauty industry after watching her uncle and cousin be successful hairdressers as she grew up. Her cousin did hair for a Vogue magazine cover and she remembers as a child being blown away and wanting to make women feel beautiful even if they weren’t going to be on the cover of a high fashion magazine.
Goldenwest College School of Cosmetology in Huntington Beach, Ca
I love studying the native snakes of Texas and have willingly and happily relocated Copperheads and other various non venomous snakes. I love when people send me a photo of a snake in their yard and I know what it is and can tell why they should appreciate it being there (and why it should live to see another day!)
RIDE OR DIE PRODUCT
Nectar Thermique by Kerastase. No matter how healthy or damaged someone’s hair is, anyone and everyone should have some Nectar Thermique in their lives to protect their hair from heat damage while adding intense moisture.
Daniel, originally from England, began his career with Vidal Sassoon and has since amassed 30+ years of hairdressing experience. He has always had a strong commitment to ongoing education, working alongside and taking inspiration from renowned hairdressers. This journey has allowed him to work in many facets of the industry, from teaching professionally, to hair show tutorials and product development. Today, he gets the most satisfaction sharing this wealth of experience with his clients. His approach to hairdressing has a strong foundation in precision-based haircutting, providing a personal approach to each of his client’s needs. This methodology has enabled him to develop a loyal and extensive clientele over the years.
Why he chose the beauty industry? “Growing up in the 80’s was an amazing time in music and fashion. The attraction was too much not to be a part of this outrageous hair and fashion revolution. So becoming a hairdresser was my way to be a part of it all.”
My education took place in the UK with a 3 year assistant program at Vidal Sassoon. I then worked my way up to becoming the assistant principal at the Vidal Sassoon academy in London. During that time I also attended night school to get a degree in Marketing.
My real name is David. When I first started in the salon they made me change my name because there were too many David’s already. So, I chose Daniel and the name has stuck ever since. Which name I respond to depends on which country I’m in. In the UK & Ireland everyone calls me David, but my wife only knows me as Daniel which has led to some awkward moments when we are with my English and Irish family.
Meet Laura T.
Specializes in babylights, balayage, vivids & hand tied extensions! Laura has known that she wanted to be a stylist since she was in Junior High. She is Aveda trained. The relationships she makes with her clients are truly special and long lasting.
Laura has an eye for color and creates one of a kind looks for every hair type and style preference. She specializes in everything from fun and unique styles, to customized hand tied extensions. Her passion for extensions stems from seeing how beautiful and confident they make her clients. You will feel brand new with any transformation in her chair.
RIDE OR DIE PRODUCT
Lanza Healing Oil
If you’re in the mood for some bbq and sweet tea, this is your southern girl grill master.
I grew up in a salon my mom being a salon owner and my brothers a barber. Hair was just something natural to me .. and seeing the joy that it brought people made it fun and easy to enjoy. I am certified in invisible bead extensions. I love working with women losing hair and finding ways to help them look and feel better. I also specialize in Balayage and Brazilian Blow Out.
I have natural curly hair and know how to work with natural curly hair
Meagan is a L’Oreal Master Balayage artist with over 15 years of experience. Growing up watching her mother, a salon owner and master cutter, she developed a deep passion for the
art of cutting and coloring hair. After graduating from Toni & Guy Academy she started her professional career at Shear Artistry, one of Shreveport, Louisiana’s top salons. From there she
went on to run her own business in Louisiana before moving to NY with her husband. While living in New York, Meagan trained with some of the top colorists at Frederick Fekkai salon in SOHO before moving to Ethan Rose, a boutique salon in Manhattan’s TriBeCa. In 2018, after starting to grow her family Meagan made the move to Texas. Prior to joining the amazing team at The Parlour by Design, Meagan worked at the Salon on Campus located on the ExxonMobil campus in Spring. Throughout her career Meagan has always been passionate about hair, regularly attending classes that allow her to stay on top of the latest trends and techniques. Her inspiration for hair is a reflection of her love for the outdoors and natural light. Meagan creates fresh, natural, lived-in looks that grow out beautifully and require little maintenance.
Toni and Guy Academy
If I wasn’t doing hair I would be an esthetician
Courtney is an Aveda Institute graduate with a passion for blonding; never met a blonde I didn’t like. She loves meeting new people and see everyday as an adventure. In her free time she loves hosting parties, playing Bunco, traveling, reading and spending time with her family. Her friends would tell you that she’s funny, creative, vivacious and a firecracker. Why did she choose the hair industry? “The hair industry was an easy choice for me; it allows me to combine my creative side with my passion for people. I’ve never met a stranger and I love having the ability to connect with new faces. A new client for me is an opportunity to make an impact in someone’s life and let their inner beauty shine.”
I was in real estate before going to cosmetology school.
RIDE OR DIE PRODUCT
Oribe Swept up, because we love some Texas hair
Laura is a full time stylist and a full time mom. She is living the best of both worlds. Her hair life started 7 years ago when she met one of the owners, Shawna. Shawna has guided her and molded her into the stylist that she is today. During her free time, she is either traveling for hair education or traveling with her family. Behind the chair, she loves to create and achieve all of her clients inspo hair and looks. Her passion for hair grows everyday! The best part of her career is being able to make everyone fall in love with their hair. Theirs no better feeling than when a client feels beautiful as soon as they take a look at their hair. So to all her lovely clients and future clients, I hope to see you soon.
Why she chose the beauty industry? “I have always been intrigued by hair styles, hair color, updos, long hair, short hair, curly hair and even straight hair. Growing up in a house full of boys and my mom always working. I had to basically learn to do my own hair. My hair was never the easiest to work with, but I somehow learned to manage it. After years of education and still continuing my career path. I’ve learned so many techniques for color, I’ve worked with many products like Oribe, Kevin Murphy, Kerastase and Unite. I am also certified in Laced and IBE extensions. Being able to pursue my creativity at making my client feel beautiful is Always a goal for me.”
Champion Beauty School
Movie dates are my favorite.
RIDE OR DIE PRODUCT
Kerastase fresh affair “dry shampoo”.
STYLIST + MAKEUP ARTIST
Hi! My name is Madeline Martinez. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved and been passionate about all things hair, make up, and people. Naturally, the beauty industry is where I feel called to be! After graduating from Chi Institute, I worked under a master stylist for over a year. I specialize in balayage, blunt bobs, and special event makeup. Clients who sit in my chair can expect to be heard and educated or relaxed and pampered. It’s up to you while I do what I love to do: bring out your natural beauty. When I’m not behind the chair, you can find me trying new foods and learning about other cultures, taking a walk outside on a beautiful day, or volunteering in our community.
High School cosmetology program then studied under a Master Stylist for over a year
I love to sing and songwrite!
RIDE OR DIE PRODUCT
Kerastase Night Serum