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By Clementina Verge

As you prepare to transition your hair and skin into the winter season, Byrde + the b is making the process easier with streamlined appointment services, added beauty tools, and a new salon manager.

Meet Danielle Torres, the new face and client relations specialist behind the reinvisioned front desk. She stands poised to “make your experience at Byrde + the b graceful, happy, and beautiful,” notes Scott Bond, owner of the award-winning, full-service luxury salon for five consecutive years.

Prior to her recent arrival in Washington Depot, Torres’ career in the beauty industry has spanned 28 years—23 of them in luxury spa management.

“I have a unique perspective in management because I stood on the other end of it, having started my career as a nail and waxing technician,” she relates. “I know what it takes to earn trust in a business and to keep clients returning, and I really love what I do from every corner of my soul.”

Born and raised in Connecticut, Torres has enhanced Byrde + the b’s booking system, enabling clients to email, text, or call for appointments.

“I am able to foresee schedules for the day and adjust client experiences so everything is seamless and on time,” she explains.

Striving to maximize convenience, the salon now also features a client station equipped with the latest Dyson tools: an Airwrap styler that curls and shapes, and a Dyson pro dryer for when a blowdry is unavailable.

“Sometimes, we realize at the last minute that one may be in need of an add-on service—cut, a color—but there is no time for a proper blowout, so this allows clients to get what they need and still leave the salon with dry, beautiful hair,” Bond explains.

Speaking of covetable tresses, just as you’re adjusting your wardrobe to greet impending cold days, do not neglect to adjust hair pigmentation and skin care products, and establish a healthy routine for the season ahead.

“It is important to adjust hair tone for the winter, to play with warmer chestnuts and cool off summer brassiness, for example, and to make sure that the hair complements changing skin as it transitions into fall and winter,” Bond advises.

The right products make it easy to maintain the just-left-the-salon look and feeling, and the experienced stylists at Byrde are happy to recommend what benefits you and the planet.

Besides its own line, Byrde + the b features haircare products free of synthetic additives, silicones, petrochemicals, phthalates, or artificial fragrances. Instead, what touches your hair is infused with natural goodness. Equally essential are hyaluronic acid smoothing treatments that soften and hydrate—especially important during the wintery days ahead.

In addition to fabulous cuts and color, the Byrde + the b and BYRDEMAN team offers services such as hair extensions, balayage, eyebrows, lash work, skincare, light therapy, lymphatic drainage, acupuncture, hot shaves, the most attractive barber cuts around, and much more. Stay tuned for upcoming surprises: new, luxurious, cutting edge technology and great smelling hair products. —byrdeandtheb.com

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