We opened the original Design Gallery Salon back in January '05 on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. For the past six years we've been based in our historic City Market location downtown.


Stop by to experience our charming little neighborhood. Featuring abundant parking surrounding our block, you can pop in for a quickie, or make a day of it enjoying our cobblestone streets and all the fine arts and action outside our door.

Offering the Best Looks with the Latest in Cut & Color

The four of us are extensively trained stylists with a passion for making sure you get the 'do you so deserve. We're a fun bunch with a genuine interest in your well-being. Not all catty. And definitely not fratty. The Design Gallery Salon is a quiet, comfortable space filled with friendly folks and a laid back, positive atmosphere.

To keep your hair in-place and looking sheen, we use Paul Mitchell color and styling products. When a mane warrants, we also use Pureology, Framesi and American Crew styling products. If we use it, we carry it, so you can replenish your styling products stock at any time.

If you're in downtown Raleigh yearning for a cut, color or inspirational new 'do, we'll surely treat your most important accessory with just the right touch.


Heather Weatherford

Our crimson co-owner and accomplished stylist, Heather trained at The International Institute of Hair Design and has completed advanced training at the Sassoon Academy. She's a Raleigh native - yes, they exist - and has 18 years of experience working with all types of hair concepts, cutting techniques and styling products, including Tigi, Paul Mitchell, Sexy Hair Concepts, Rusk and Pureology. Heather is a passionate colorist and a Certified Framesi Technician. When she's not behind the chair, she's traveling to experience other cultures and enjoying pin-up style, Krav Maga, tattoos, and her two pooches, Pepper and Roscoe.

Lauren Khavari

Our resident super sweetheart snippist, Lauren is co-owner and skillful stylist, primed with nearly 15 years of hairdressing experience. Throughout her career, Lauren has trained in New York and D.C., with her most recent advanced training at Sassoon Academy in California. She specializes in the latest cut and color trends, excelling at special occasion styles. Equal parts cheerful disposition, style excellence and great listener, Lauren has the skills of a hair surgeon with the patience of an angel to help you look fab and feel even better. Away from the stylist chair, she's in front of a high chair spending time with her son Kase.

Terri Phillips

Upon graduating from Mitchell's Academy, Terri journeyed to Florida for advanced training and two years as a top stylist. Born with a love of the beauty industry, she spent her formative years practicing hair, makeup and fashion styles on her sister. Terri has experience with all types of hair and enjoys long, flowing styles for coloring, layering and highlighting. She yearns to make every client feel beautiful. When not at the salon, she enjoys visiting her sister in Wilmington, downtown restaurants (Mexican!), walking her miniature schnauzer, Scout, and experiencing all things Raleigh.

Lindsey Gautier

Lindsey is a superstar talent who’s a big believer in transforming your mood by transforming your appearance. She loves to help clients look and feel beautiful. Lindsey is a graduate of Mitchell's Hair Styling Academy who's highly skilled at up-dos and special event styling and makeup. She's also a graduate of Elon and worked professionally in musical theatre. Lindsey enjoys aerial silks, Krav Maga, naps, hooping, painting and cuddling with her kitties Sammie and Sibby.

Casie Carter

Casie is a proud Kansas native, awesome mom to two kids, and loves singing randomly out loud in public. She keeps everyone in the salon on our toes and on-schedule. Come visit and you'll love her energy, as she's always smiling and sees the good in everything and everyone. We like to call Casie the mayor of wherever she goes because she's large and in-charge. Guys, don't stop by with flowers... unless they're sunflowers, of course.

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
— Matthew 5:16