There are hundreds of hair stylists in Austin, I really appreciate that you are trusting me with your hair! 💜 I strive to give the best service to my clients! To me, that means giving you a ton of education and information for your appointment!
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✨ I am so excited about your upcoming appointment! ✨
Please arrive a few minutes early as I would like to have plenty of time for our consultation. 🙏🏻
I am located at Pearl Hair & Makeup Studio, 3425 Bee Cave Rd, Unit A-1, West Lake Hills, TX 78746 (Click the address for directions) We are located across from Metamorphsis Hair, in a little shopping center, Unit A-1. There is parking in the lot and on the street next to it as shown below.
We will start your visit with a consultation to discuss not only your goals for this visit but your long-term goals as well. I want you to have amazing hair all the time! In order to do that, you should use salon grade products and schedule your maintenance appointments appropriately. I will help you design your ✨Hair Plan✨ during your visit!
All New Client Services take a little longer and cost more on your first visit because I include more time so that everything runs smoothly, all following appointments will be at my regular rates.
To be better prepared for your appointment with me I have an Online Consultation Form that I require all New Clients to fill out before their appointment. Give yourself a few minutes to fill it out, there are a lot of questions, but it helps me to give you the best service possible! Click the link below to fill it out:
THE LOOK is the perfect low maintenance option for the babe on the go who wants stunning color all year long. THE LOOK uses a natural hair coloring method to create gorgeous, sun-kissed hair that grows out like a dream. THE LOOK isn't just for blondes, it's for everyone who wants gorgeous dimensional color.
THE FULL - $275+
THE MAINTENANCE - $200+
THE REFRESH - $175+
THE REVERSE BALAYAGE - $150+
SMUDGE & TONE - $115+
ALL OVER COLOR - $95+
ROOT RETOUCH - $80+
THE 🦄 UNICORN - $175 - $450+
WOMEN'S HAIRCUT - $55
FLAT IRON/CURLING IRON - $10-20+
The Olaplex - $70
The Color Bomb - $30
The Kure - $20
Soulfood - $20
The Mini Olaplex - $10
Hello! My name is Lindsey Means, and I cannot wait to do your hair!!!
I am so thankful that I am fortunate enough to do something that I absolutely love for a living! My passion lies in being the Creative Director for my clients by giving them beautiful, low maintenance, customized looks. I love making my clients fall in love with their hair again!
I like to say that I am the Low Maintenance Hairstylist. I will be honest with you, I am lazy when it comes to beauty. I only get my hair done 1-2 times a year, I have a simple beauty routine, I am always on the lookout for low maintenance products. I have made it my mission to create low maintenance looks for my clients. I am in LOVE with it! It gives me so much creative freedom to customize the look to you and only you!
I started my career by attending Paul Mitchell the School in Costa Mesa, California. I worked in Los Angeles for 6 years behind the chair with my amazing clients.
I had the pleasure of working on look-books with multiple jewelry and clothing lines including Mr. Kate, photo shoots for magazines, and hair for fashion shows. I am constantly educating myself, I love this craft and I am excited to learn all that I can about it! I want to be able to give all my clients their dream hair!
I moved to Austin, Texas in May 2016, I could not be happier to grow my clientele in this beautiful city! Along with doing hair, I love helping other people, especially Boss Babes, with their businesses! I love connecting others with my tribe of badass women!
I live in Volente, on Lake Travis. Needless to say, I spend a lot of time at the lake! I enjoy playing with my amazing dog Owen and kitten Zig (Follow them on IG @owenandzig), enjoying nature, working out and hunting for fossils and gems with my boyfriend. I am a huge nerd with a ton of stories to tell! Get ready! ☺️
I aim to give the best experience to my clients! I have created a salon cart with all the goodies for your convenience; complimentary of course!
I offer Wine, Beer, Coffee and Water to drink, sometimes I do Mimosa Saturday's! 🍾 I have a Snack Basket with Dark Chocolates, Nuts, and Healthier Chips and Popcorn to snack on while you are with me. 🍫🍿 I have started cooking more so I might start bringing in baked treats! 👩🏼🍳
I have a tablet available for you! It is loaded up with 200+ magazines to read, you can browse the web, or listen to Spotify with complimentary headphones. (Do not worry, I clean them after every use.)
Last but not least, I have iPhone and Andriod chargers with additional plugs in case you need to charge your computer or tablet and complimentary WiFi is available.
I pride myself on my expertise in client care and service. Because of this, there are a few policies that I uphold to ensure the ultimate salon experience for my clientele.
I like to be as transparent as possible with all my clients. I try to under promise and over deliver. If I have not met your expectations with your hair, please contact me within 48 hours. I am happy to make reasonable adjustments if needed.
I require 24-hour notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Rescheduling with less than 24 hours before your appointment will result in your card being charged 50% of the services that were booked. Failure to show up for your appointment will result in your card being charged 100% of the services booked.
Due to my tightly booked schedule and my desire to give each of my clients the best service possible I won't be able to accept a client who is over 10 minutes late. You will need to reschedule and will be charged 50% of the service booked.
I cannot guarantee that your hair will look exactly like your inspiration photos. I will do my very best to customize THE LOOK to you, going in the direction of your inspo pics. Most inspo photos are edited (I edit mine a bit, but I don't alter the hair much), light is a HUGE factor, skin tones are different, natural hair and texture is different.
Most of the time it should be achievable in one session but in some cases, it does take multiple sessions to get there. I like to let my New Clients know that I will do everything possible to get you to the inspo pics! Either way, you will leave with gorgeous color!!!
I am very minimalistic, but purposeful, when it comes to products. I believe that every client should invest in a Salon Grade Shampoo and Conditioner for their needs, a Blow-Dry Spray, a Heat Protectant for Flat-Ironing and Curling your hair, and a Deep Conditioning Treatment or a Leave-In.
Investing in the proper products will help you maintain your look at home. It's a HUGE part of keeping your hair looking amazing in-between visits with me.
Whether you are a Blonde, Brunette or have Unicorn Hair, your color will fade and you will be left with either raw hair (If you have been lightened) or you will have fade from an All Over Color.
All raw hair has warmth in it. Unfortunately brass is inevitable, but I can help you maintain your look at home with the right products!
At Pearl we currently carry the following brands:
We are always on the lookout for the next best product to help you with your hair needs!
Do you highlight your hair, but do not like how it grows out or how often you have to come to the salon to get it done? Does the idea of going to the salon only 3-5 times per year sound amazing? Does having gorgeous, natural looking hair with dimension sound like something you need in your life? If you said "Yes" to any of these questions, then THE LOOK is for you!
Every THE LOOK service includes a Bond Builder in each bowl of lightener to keep your hair feeling amazing, a Custom Blended Toner, PLUS a Mini Photo Shoot at the end! 📸
All of THE LOOK services are lightening services. When hair is lightened it goes through these stages: Red, Red-Orange, Orange, Orange-Gold, Gold, Gold-Yellow, Yellow, and then finally Pale Yellow. Sometimes hair can go past Pale Yellow to White and that is BAD!
When it is White it is damaged, it lacks protein, it does not have any pigment left, and it is highly porous, which means it holds water and does NOT hold on to color well.
This is why it may take multiple sessions to get you to your goal. I always aim for Pale Yellow for Blondes and past Orange for Brunettes. This is where a "Toner" comes in, it's an All Over Color used to Correct or Enhance tones in your hair. There will always be warmth in your hair, if there's not you have problems! Once the color fades out, you will be left with "raw" hair at whatever level I was able to get you to. This is why I recommend getting a Smudge & Tone or All Over Color to refresh your hair 6-8 weeks after a THE LOOK service. That way you can extend your color in-between your blonding services. This helps keep your hair looking amazing in between visits and you will end up lightening it less!
Typically a demi-permanent will last 12-20 shampoos, depending on how often you wash your hair, what products you use, your water, minerals, chlorine, etc. This is why is it so important to use Salon Grade Color Safe & Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner, only wash your hair 1-2x a week, and use the right products to maintain your look at home. I will tell you about all of my favorite products to keep your hair looking amazing in between seeing me!
I love Unicorn Hair so much! 🦄 I love it even more now that I have a new color line to make the process easier! It's called TrillionTones, it can lift your natural hair and deposit Fashion/Unicorn colors! The process has gotten easier but it is still an investment.
The first thing that you need to know is that there is no such thing as Permanent Color. The chemicals may be permanently changed, but your hair will always fade. Blondes, Brunettes, Reds, and Unicorn will always fade out. Unicorn/Fashion Colors are typically Semi-Permanent, this means they lie on top of your hair, kind of like a stain. This is why they don't last as long as natural colors. Pastel colors can wash out after a few washes, while deeper colors like purples and blues can stay in the hair for a long time.
Being a Unicorn takes work!
It is HIGHLY important to invest in the right products to keep your hair vibrant for as long as possible. For best results and maximum longevity, you should use a
sulfate-free shampoo and supplement with a dry shampoo. Only wash your hair 1-2x a week with cold water for PulpRiot and other colors or warm water if you have Trillion Tones. Limit heat styling and use Heat Protectant.
To make the color last longer shampoo the root area to cleanse your scalp, but try not to let the shampoo sit on the rest of the hair for any lengthy period. Exposing the hair to well-water, chlorinated water, or salt water may compromise the hair color and increase fade.
If you heat style your hair it is super important to use a Blow Dry product, I love Body Mass by Kevin Murphy. If you heat style your hair with curling irons or flat irons, you need to use a Heat Protectant and use low heat. Heat is a huge reason that color fades, whether it's hot water, or products.
Be prepared to come into the salon more often than you normally would, fantasy colors do fade faster than normal colors. There are shampoos you can get to help with the fade, let me know if that's something you are interested in.
Now that you have your fresh new hair, here are some Aftercare Instructions!
Do not wash your hair for at least 48 hours. If your hair has been lightened it can take up to 2 weeks for the cuticle to close. That makes it easier to lose color pigments during that time.
Only wash your hair 1 - 2 times a week. Water is one of the things that will cause your hair color to fade, it can have chlorine, minerals and other crap in it that color doesn’t like. I use Purify Plus Lite by Keracolor every time I wash my hair to make sure that I neutralize any chlorine or minerals that are in the water. Another thing to help with oily hair is to make Dry Shampoo your BEST FRIEND! I love Perk Up by Amika!
Use Salon Grade Products. It really is worth the investment! When you use salon grade products you don’t have to use as much, your hair is in better condition, and your color lasts longer.
Limit your heat styling. Heat is another thing that will cause your color to fade fast. If you blow dry your hair, use a Blow Dry Spray with heat protection. Make sure you know how much is in it! Some only have 200 degree protection, I would rather you use something 400+ degree protection. I love Kenra Platinum Blow Dry Spray and Kevin Murphy’s Body.Mass. If you curl your hair or flat iron, use another heat protection spray. I love Hot Off The Press by Paul Mitchell currently. Message me if you have questions about product! email@example.com
Remember, your color will fade. There’s no way around it. If you’re lightening your hair, I suggest The 3T’s 6-8 weeks in between your lightening services to Treat, Trim and Tone your hair. Brassiness is a given, sadly, but with the right products and getting on a Hair Plan you can Beat the Brass! 💜