A Temple hair salon that caters to each sexes focuses on a lot more than just hairstyles — entrepreneurs Julia and Jacob Rodriguez also make a line of men’s beard, skin and hair-care goods.
They opened Dapper & Dashin’ Salon & Shop 4 yrs back.
“I moved to Temple when I was in the fifth quality and I graduated from Temple Superior in 2006,” Jacob Rodriguez mentioned. “I went to cosmetology university in Killeen and started off operating as a licensed hair stylist in 2007. I labored at Alicia’s Salon until eventually we opened in this article.”
Dapper & Dashin’ speedily developed a pursuing and was undertaking rather perfectly, then that pandemic factor hit in March 2020.
“I experienced 7 workforce in advance of COVID, and when we came back to do the job, I only experienced a few,” he reported. “We experienced distancing needs — we could only use just about every other chair for a whilst. It was tricky, but God received us via. By the stop of 2020 we experienced made up our losses.”
Right now, Dapper & Dashin’ employs 12 people today, including a few entrance-desk coordinators. The small business is open up 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays via Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
“We’re averaging about 800 customers a thirty day period and that selection is escalating,” Rodriguez claimed. “About 65% of our clients are repeat consumers.”
The business is not in a really noticeable site, and that apprehensive Jacob in the early days. The salon is in an office park at 3010 Scott Boulevard about a block west of 57th Road.
“I wasn’t ridiculous about this area at to start with — it is form of tucked away,” he reported. “But we are quite active on social media, and folks have located us.”
Of course they have, and small business is heading so very well the Rodriguez’s plan on growing in January.
“We’re heading to remodel the shop and broaden from eight hair stations to 16,” he claimed. “That will require 16 stylists. Our stylists ordinary about 70 purchasers for each thirty day period, so we will be capable to accommodate correct close to 1,100 buyers each month.”
In addition to haircuts, hair designs and beard grooming, the shop also sells much more than 200 products, including the Dapper & Dashin’ men’s treatment line.
“We have four solutions right now,” Rodriguez stated. “My spouse is actually the chemist, and she tends to make the merchandise in our Temple dwelling. We market them below and at Initially Road Roasters in downtown Temple.”
Rodriguez reported the items are infused with normal critical oils and have a light-weight rosemary fragrance.
“Our solutions are not solid or overbearing,” he explained. “They are pretty pure. We make Beard Oil, Beard Clean, Beard Butter and Skin & Hair Tonic.”
Beard Oil is built with mustard seed, rosemary and castor oils, and the products is made to strengthen and condition hair to boost expansion and glow.
Beard Clean is a pure Castile cleaning soap that contains peppermint and lavender. It packs a effective, nonetheless gentle, punch.
Rodriguez claimed Beard Butter is a combination of seven unique oils combined with mango and shea butters to build a deep moisturizing butter that customers enjoy.
Pores and skin & Hair Tonic is pure rosemary drinking water and liquor-free of charge witch hazel that delivers antibacterial qualities. Aloe provides moisture, and vitamin E and frankincense struggle the signs of growing older, Rodriguez said.
Various of the goods are between the salon’s top rated-providing merchandise.
Other than 200 distinctive hair, skin, body and beard items, Dapper & Dashin’ also sells a line of branded goods this sort of as various types of T-shirts and caps, wine that is generated by Kissing Tree Vineyards in Bruceville-Eddy, and even a custom made whiskey flask.