14195442_1390873297592709_8892065626374116559_oWelcome to my blog!

I’m happy you’ve found my site! My name is Dakota Martin. I have been in the beauty industry for almost five years. I am a licensed cosmetologist in West Virginia, Ohio, and Virginia. My specialty areas are hair color, including balayage and color melts, formal hair, and formal makeup.

I currently work at El Haijj Salon and Spa. Working at El Haijj allows me to offer services in a spa atmosphere and also gives me the ability to offer a multitude of services that I would not be able to perform in a stereotypical beauty salon. I am able to offer my clients hair, nail, makeup, and waxing services.

My goal for this blog is to create a way to interact with current and future clients, discuss tips for hair and makeup, share advice about styling, trendy color and cuts, and anything else that I’m drawn to share. I’d love your input also! Please feel free to leave a comment with suggestions on what you’d like to see!


Calling a​ll Brunettes!!

From my years in the beauty industry, I’ve noticed blondes get a lot of the glory (don’t get me wrong, I love my blonde clients), but what about brunettes?!? Brunettes get a bad rep for being boring and plain, but that isn’t the case! Or at least it doesn’t have to be!! Speaking as a brunette myself, I occasionally find myself bored with my hair color, but there are options to switch it up without taking it to the extreme!

The next time you come in to get a trim, ask your stylist about adding a gloss, a few pieces of balayage, or even adding another tone to your hair! These may be small changes in the hair color world, but it could be just what you need to fall in love with your hair again!!



Check out a few images of some of my dimensional brunette clients below!

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