NOT YOUR MOTHER'S BEAUTY PARLOR. SWEET WITH A LITTLE SASSY.
We opened the original Design Gallery Salon back in January '05 on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. Last year we celebrated 10 years of hairdressing, with the last four based in our historic City Market location downtown!
Stop by to experience our charming and convenient little neighborhood. There's abundant parking so you can pop in for a quickie, or make a day of it enjoying our cobblestone streets and all the arts 'n 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 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.
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Our crimson co-owner and accomplished stylist, Heather trained at The International Institute of Hair Design and recently completed advanced training at the Sassoon Academy. She's a Raleigh native - yes, they exist - and has 15 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, among others. Heather is a passionate colorist with extensive training as a Certified Framesi Technician. When she's not behind the chair, she's often traveling to experience other cultures and enjoying pin-up style, Krav Maga, tattoos, and her two puppies Pepper and Roscoe.
Our resident super sweetheart snippist, Lauren is co-owner and skillful stylist, primed with more than a decade of hairdressing experience. She's trained in New York and D.C., and recently completed Sassoon Academy advanced training in California. Lauren specializes in the latest cut and color trends, excelling at special occasion styles. One part cheerful disposition. One part style excellence. Another part great listener, Lauren has the skills of a hair surgeon with the patience of an angel. Trust us, your hair will thank you.
Upon graduating from Mitchell's Academy, Teresa journeyed to Florida for advanced training and two years as a top stylist. Born with a love for the beauty industry, her formative years included practicing hair, makeup and fashion styles on her older sister. Teresa has experience with all types of hair and enjoys long, flowing styles for coloring, layering and highlighting, and wants to make every client feel beautiful. When she's not at the salon, she enjoys visiting said sister in the coastal community of Wilmington, while also enjoying downtown restaurants (Mexican!), walking her miniature schnauzer, Scout, and experiencing everything our city has to offer.
Lindsey is our newest superstar 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 specializes in up-dos and special event styling and makeup. She's also a graduate of Elon who worked professionally in musical theatre prior to settling in Raleigh. Lindsey enjoys aerial silks, Krav Maga, naps, hooping, painting and cuddling with her kitties Sammie and Sibby.
Neile has worked as an aesthetics pro for over a decade with the region's top plastic surgeons and medical spas. After starting a family, she decided to focus on her love for body waxing and spray tans, and we’re happy to have her join us here in the studio. She makes work fun for her clients and the rest of us. In her free time, Neile enjoys painting, baking and getting outdoors with a bike ride along our lovely greenways.
Site photos by our pal Tracy Scollon Photography.