Artistic Colorist. Passionate Stylist. Dedicated Owner.
Deklynd Channing recognized his passion for hairstyling when he saw the similarities between hair design and art. At heart, I am an artist. Hair is my art element; color and sheers are my tools. When I look at the hair and skin tone of my guest, I see a canvas. This lets me create a tailored color palette which, when combined with a healthy hair design, brings to focus the unique self-expression of each guest.
As a salon owner, it is important to me that from the moment a guest enters our full-service salon, they receive a one-of-a-kind experience. Drawing inspiration from art, music, and touches of classic vintage glamour, we strive to create an ambiance that is inviting, feels safe, and relaxing yet contains effervescent creative energy.
Formally trained in 1990 at Vidal Sassoon in Chicago, Deklynd’s career path has been varied and exciting. In 1997, while honing his creative cutting and styling skills with the renowned Pascal Pour Elle, he commuted between Chicago and Austin’s Bella salon and did so for many years. Having a love of learning and teaching, Deklynd became an Educator with Wella and was with the company for more than 10 years. His passion for perfection, along with his sharp eye and talent, soon opened up other opportunities including working hair shows with creative directors Christopher and Sonja Dove.
Driven by a passion for perfection, Deklynd’s extraordinary skills provided him with the opportunity to work behind the scenes performing makeovers for guests on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Jenny Jones Show, and the Rachel Ray Show. As a talented stylist, he enjoyed a long and illustrious career working on sets styling models and actors for movies, television, and print media.
Deklynd became a Master Colorist in 2002 and was awarded Austin’s Best Colorist, by Austin Monthly in 2008. While working as Kendra Scott’s hairdresser, he was one of three to be named A-List Hairdresser by Tribeza Magazine. His artistic vision and technical versatility earned him print work in popular publications: Tribeza Austin Curated, and Austin Woman magazines.
With a strong reputation and following as a sought-after top colorist, Deklynd opened the doors to his Keune concept salon, Deco Blue Salon, in 2017. His previous Austin Texas salon, Deklynd Channing Hair Design, was a private studio.
Deklynd enjoys sharing his passion for color and cut as an educator with new and experienced stylists and colorists throughout Texas.
To help you get to know Deklynd a little better, we asked him to share some information about himself.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I love chocolate and peanut butter, but not necessarily together. The best part, both of these are healthy for you. LOL.
What would you do, or would like to do, even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
I have a green thumb, so working in a greenhouse is something I think I would enjoy. I love gardening and the thought of tending to plants would be a fun career change. There is something satisfying about growing and cultivating orchids, roses, and houseplants.
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Base Color + Blowout
Base Color + Haircut
Base Color+Fringe Highlights+Blowout
Base Color+Fringe Highlights+Cut
Men: (include shampoo and scalp massage)
Women: (includes shampoo & blowout)
Teen ages 13-17 yrs: (includes shampoo & blowout)
Everything You Need to Achieve Your Smooth Hair Goals
Deco Blue Salon uses only the Keratherapy professional system for fabulously frizz-free smooth hair. Our premium line of smoothing and straightening treatments are designed to infuse strength and shine, leaving you with hair that feels conditioned and manageable for days, weeks, and even months.
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