The Johnny Rodriguez Philosophy
Every client will leave the salon feeling as good as they look
At Johnny Rodriguez the Salon, we want your appointment with us to be the best part of your day. The appointment is about more than achieving the perfect cut, color or style; it’s about giving each client the best possible experience from start to finish that extends beyond the salon visit. We strive to bring out every guest’s inner beauty for the world to see.
As soon as guests walk through the door, they’re greeted like family and offered a beverage. Each of our highly-trained stylists and colorists are skilled in personalizing each client’s service based on his or her vision, lifestyle, hair type, face shape and skin tone. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all cuts, color or styles. While some other salon experiences start and end with the appointment, we specialize in giving clients the support and skills they need to maintain their looks at home through extensive client class offerings. Finally, it’s our hope that your experience with us will lead you to share the Johnny Rodriguez name with friends, family and even strangers (who are bound to stop you and ask who does your hair!).
Meet the owners of Johnny Rodriguez The Salon
” 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.