Step into the Evelyn Kershaw Salon and you know you are in an establishment that is dedicated to hair. "We used to do it all but I decided instead of doing several things well I would rather do one thing the best." With 17 stations, there's a high energy level in the front of the salon, while the atmosphere is more relaxed in the back. Everyone seems to be having a great time. It's been said were a high end salon without the attitude.
"The beauty business is in my blood," she says. Evelyn discovered her love for styling after working for her mother herself a stylist of more than 30 years. Evelyn graduated at 17 with her cosmetology license, and now has her own successful salon where she mentors young stylists as well as making it possible for Masters of the trade to be independent in their own careers.
Evelyn, who is one of the best master stylists and educators in North Texas, is the first to admit, she's tough. "I love to mentor," she says. "For a student to survive my training, she has to have a lot of patience and drive. We take a lot of pride in what we do and we are committed to giving our clients the best. I want every man and woman to walk out of the salon with a professional style no matter what level stylist there with."
Evelyn Kershaw believes that a good salon is not just about personality and atmosphere but experience and training. There are levels of service based on experience at Evelyn's salon. The Bronze level stylist has at least a year's worth of training under Evelyn, or three years of experience before coming to the salon. The Silver Level stylist has at least three years training under Evelyn, or five to ten years outside experience. The Gold Level stylist has trained with Evelyn for at least five years or has outside experience of ten to fifteen years. The Platinum Level will give you a stylist who has twenty or more years of experience. Evelyn Kershaw challenges you to interview your stylist. "You wouldn't just hire anyone to run your company, don't just hire anyone to do your hair."
"Our focus is only on hair and we are experts when it comes to color," Evelyn says. "Our latest technique is applying different types of color in sections of the hair which creates a multi-textured look and feel."
When clients walk out the door they are happy. "One client says, "I'd drive a lot father to get the look and color I get when I have my hair done at the Evelyn Kershaw Salon. "Today's guests are much more educated then they used to be," Evelyn says. "They want us to teach them what styles and colors look best on them and how they can reproduce the style at home. We help them by only recommending and using the best hair care products."