Bright warm colors and ’70s-esque murals will brighten your day while you get your hair done.
Local Hair Perfectionist Danielle Bateman has opened a trendy new hair salon in Downtown Waxahachie that features a wide open space and a happy 1970s vibe with warm colors and graphic-style murals.
Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Friday and 9:00 a.m. – noon on Saturday, Olivia Jayde Salon is located at 213 South College Street and taking appointments. The salon is also an exclusive merchant of cruelty-free Kevin Murphy hair care and styling products.
With seven years as a hairstylist, Danielle says she has always wanted to be a positive addition to the lives of her clients, and the mood of her new salon reflects the happiness that she wants impart.
“It’s always been my dream, the moment I walked into hair school, it’s just always drawn me and it was always what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to have a team of girls and focus on everything beauty, basically,” she says. “So the atmosphere in here, I was going for more of a ’70s retro look, with a little bit of the kind of like Miami Vice with the palm trees and the glossy reception desk and our fun products too. I really wanted to come up with a salon that was fun, and colorful and bright, and really try and push that into my girls as well. I want them to be positive and happy and bright and everything towards all of the customers that come in here and all the guests as well.”
Walk in and you’ll immediately notice the mural of two women’s profiles silhouetted by a monochromatic rainbow that sets the tone of the hair, lash and makeup salon. A smiling orange sun beams down over a doorway as you make you way back into the main room from the washing station. Peachy walls throughout create a bright interior with reflected light that enhances anyone’s skin tone, complementing the work of the beauty experts.
All the designs were created by Dallas-area artist Emily Winnenberg who runs Super Bloom Design Company. Emily says bringing Danielle’s vision to reality was an enjoyable project.
“So we drew a lot of inspiration from some pictures that she sent me — some sort of mood boards, designs that she had found, from magazines and color swatches that she had put together,” Emily says. “’70s design to me is just very approachable, colorful, clean lines, and referencing a lot of times the natural world. So with the sun and the rainbow and flowers and that type of thing.”
Danielle was born in England but moved to the U.S. with her parents as a young child. She attended beauty school after graduating from high school and gained a following of clientele over five years as a stylist. Now venturing into owning her own business after working in Waxahachie for about a year, she says that she’s enthused to offer hair services, lash, extensions, hair coloring and other beauty services in an upscale and uplifting salon and that Waxahachie was the right fit for her vision.
“I just knew that I had to work here,” she says. “The small town vibe is everything.”