DAVID SALON, David J  Contreras


DAVID SALON is conveniently located between The Domain and The Arboretum

in Westover Square at Ryli Blue Salon 3517 Hyridge Drive, Austin TX 78759



Working with leaders in the industry I take the opportunity to learn what I can creatively from every stylist I am able to collaborate with... Hairdressing Icons, Celebrity Stylists and the Talented Individuals I get to work with every single day


A stylist for 27 years David spent the first 5 years of his hairdressing career specializing in hair color. He apprenticed under American Salon’s 1997 Hair Colorist of the Year, Rowena Cuttruzzolla. As a Technician with Toni & Guy salons he went on in his career with them as a salon manager and also as technical art director. Providing hair color to over 2000 clients in a years time David was the salon’s go to guy when clients came back as dissatisfied hair color clients. He now offers a full spectrum of salon services including cutting & styling, hair extensions and more.


With his attention to detail when David started with Toni & Guy salons and had to choose his specialty he chose color because he felt that he already had a natural artistic ability for cutting hair and by simply observing he would learn more. He continues to learn in addition to taking hands on classes coordinated by product distributors but also by taking optional work opportunities in different salons, blow dry bars and taking advantage of working with talented stylist as Celebrity Stylist Billy Yamagucci not to mention his experiences with Guy Mascolo and James Morrison who motivated him early on.


My motivation and passion come from a clients reaction when I do there hair. Nothing makes me more passionate about what I do than an individual’s response when you turn them around and they get that first glance in the mirror. The work I do helps build an individual’s self-esteem so there has been no greater reward than providing my services to SafePlace graduates when they are at that point in their personal growth and start the job search prospecting. A mini makeover is just what they need to build confidence. The Makeover 911 Winners experience made my work fulfilling beyond words.


“Wow! David’s a true artist with hair. I just returned to the U.S. after living in The Netherlands for nearly 18 years and, I was very nervous about someone new cutting and styling my hair, but really there was no need to worry with David. He did an amazing job, even better than my stylist in The Netherlands! I will definitely be returning to David’s precision cutting and styling skills and I Highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a stylist who pays high attention to detail. Thanks again, David!”

Amie Tunstall, Google *****

This review is long overdue! I’ve been getting my hair cut and highlighted by David for over 25 years now because I’m always getting compliments on both. He knows exactly how to combine blonde highlight and lowlights to make my hair look natural and multi-dimensional. I trust everything he does and his hair products keep my hair looking great month after month. The salon is super cute and upbeat, yet relaxing. Also, David is just an extremely kind person and a great listener. I guarantee you will leave looking and feeling your best!”

Laura Grace, Google *****

“I adore David. He’s the only stylist in Austin I’ve trusted with my color since I moved here 7 years ago. I always leave an appointment happy with the result (and he will always offer to tweak anything if needed). He pays so much attention to detail and quality. He’s the best and I highly recommend”

Jessica Atkins, Google *****

David is a talented artist. My color and style is absolutely perfect, he has an eye for what looks best. This is truly the best hair color and cut that I’ve ever esperienced. I feel beautiful!”

Maria Kathleen Herzik, Google *****