Thanks, Mom


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My mom taught me to let go of the small stuff. Life is too big for worry. If you don’t have the ability to change it, you have the ability to change your attitude about it or remove yourself from it. –Gini S.



Our moms have taught us plenty:


How to wear lipstick so it lasts all day.


How to wake up looking like you just stepped onto a movie set.


How to keep your nails strong and your heart stronger.


How to smile like you mean it, even when you don’t.


How to believe in your own worth, even when you feel unworthy.


How to change a tire and how to change the sheets.


How to make a pot roast and how to fake a homemade pie.


How to say I love you.


How to say sorry.


How to say thank you.


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We know we should be thanking our mothers every day. But for the days we forgot to say thank you (or I love you), there’s always Mother’s Day. It never hurts to add a little gift to those kind words while you’re at it. And we know the perfect one: A gift certificate to 140 Salon & Dry Bar and a sweet bouquet of flowers from Ninth Street Florist. If you’re in the Triangle area, simply drop by the salon to pick up a gift card and then swing by Ninth Street Florist to order your flowers – we’re both on Ninth Street! Don’t live in the area? You can also order a gift certificate from the comfort of your own computer – that way you can make mom feel special no matter how far away you live.


Gift cards come in any amount you choose, so mom can get anything from a blowout to a full highlight. And the flowers? Well, everyone loves to get a bouquet of flowers (something else we learned from our mothers).


Happy Mother’s Day, from 140 Salon!

May 2, 2016 - 3:18 pm

Anna Van Dis - So true! Such great points. Good gift ideas too


You don’t have to tell us how important this day is to you – we already know. It’s a big deal. A really big deal. And when a bride trusts us with her wedding day preparations, we think of ourselves as part of the bridal party. We may not be holding bouquets during the ceremony, but we’re totally invested in your day being full of joy and beauty.

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Here are our vows to you:

First, we’ll make you (and your wedding party) look absolutely beautiful!

Weddings are one of our specialties – so much so that we’ve worked with Southern Bride and Groom during photo shoots for their magazine! We assign a single bridal specialist (a stylist who is highly experienced in bridal hair and makeup) to work with the bride from her first trial to her wedding day. Each of your bridesmaids will also be assigned to an experienced stylist who can do makeup and a glamorous blowout or a beautiful updo. We have lots of experience with children, too – so we hope you’ll also let us style your flower girl!

bride & flower girl

We’ll help make your planning headache-free!

We know that planning a wedding can be stressful. That’s why our wedding coordinator, Cate Morton, works closely with brides from first contact to wedding day. Our large staff and spacious salon allows for in-salon services to be completed in 2 ½ hours, regardless of party size. No need to dedicate most of the day to having hair and makeup completed! Also, we’re open seven days a week, so Sunday bridal parties enjoy the same pricing as Saturday weddings, never an up-charge.

We’ll make you comfortable and relaxed!

Complimentary mimosas are always a hit with our bridal parties. Brunch items may also be brought in to accompany the complimentary beverages.

If you have a smaller bridal party and would like a more intimate, private space, our new location can be reserved in its entirety, with advance notice. Think you’d be more comfortable getting ready at home? Our off-site services can make that possible, too!

bridal braid and updo

We hope you’ll let us be part of your special day. The only thing we love more than a wedding is a happy bride!

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We’re thrilled to announce that our salon has expanded! We now have two Durham locations. In addition to our Ninth Street spot, we are also now offering full salon and dry bar services at Pavilion East (on Erwin Road, right across from the Duke Medical Center).

Pavilion East & Front Desk

Formerly The Garden Salon, 140 Salon & Dry Bar’s new location has a hip, energetic vibe and is surrounded by great restaurants (Smash Burger, Chipotle, and Hungry Leaf, to name just a few!). This locale also provides plenty of hassle-free parking and is convenient to Duke’s campus and hospitals and the Washington-Duke Hotel. The interior of the salon is stylish yet intimate, with tons of gorgeous natural light. We think this is the perfect location for bridal groups to reserve for private wedding day preparations.

Shampoo, Stations, Waiting Area


Like our Ninth Street salon, our new location also carries L’ANZA Healing Haircare and is staffed by experienced stylists who are passionate about what they do. 140 at Pavilion East is anchored by two such highly experienced stylists, Tova Arnold and Kristin Bridge.


Tova has twenty-five years of experience as a stylist and is a graduate of the Vici Capelli Beauty School in Wisconsin. Tova loves Durham because it is vibrant and energetic (two words that could also describe Tova herself!). Colleagues also describe Tova as a true professional – she’s confident in her expertise and will help you to sift through the current trends to find a look that really works for your hair and your lifestyle. A master of precision cutting, Tova also enjoys detail-oriented finishing work – her blowouts are true works of art!


Kristin is a beach-loving girl from Georgia who attended Mitchell’s Hair Styling Academy. Even before attending beauty school, though, Kristin loved doing hair for her friends and family members. Kristin is particularly fond of doing blonde hair – highlights and balayage are her specialty. She also loves a haircut that features long layers. Described by her colleagues as fun, sweet, and hardworking, Kristin helps to keep the vibe positive at the new 140.


And here’s some more good news: hours at our new location will be extended to seven days a week as the staff grows, and evening hours will be extended to 9:00 p.m. Come check us out in our new digs at 2608 Erwin Road (Pavilion East) or give us a call at 919-748-3175.

April 20, 2016 - 12:41 am

Frank White - Looking forward to this new space ! Hat racks for days! Time to Play- Color me Happy


A great hair day is about so much more than just hair. When you leave the salon with a gorgeous blowout like the ones pictured here, you feel confident and sexy and you have a spring in your step. Naturally, you want to hold on to that great feeling (and that great hair!).

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Well, good news – a salon blowout (like the ones we specialize in at 140) can last several days if you treat your hair right. Here are some tips to keep that great hair going strong:


1. A great blowout loves water about as much as the Wicked Witch of the West – so keep it dry with dry shampoo or hair texturizers. Use L’ANZA’s Dry Texture Spray or Powder Up Texturizer at your roots and around the hairline, where you touch your hair the most. This will add shine but also help to absorb the oil that weighs your hair down.


2. Blow-dry it – again! First, treat your dry hair with a light styling product, like L’ANZA’s Healing Volume Root Effects or L’ANZA’s Healing Style Polyester. For dry hair, you only need to use a pea-sized amount. After applying the product, lightly blow dry your hair and then restyle. You can also add a little of L’ANZA’s Keratin Healing Oil to your ends to keep them looking and feeling healthy.


3. Before bed, roll hair into loose curls at the crown of your head and then use bobbypins to secure. This will help keep the volume in your roots. Another before-bed idea? Wrap your hair in a silk scarf – it will protect the hair while you sleep and prevent flyaways. Plus, it’s always nice to wake up without bedhead!


4. Finally, don’t brush your hair out. It’s fine to comb through it with your fingers, but dragging through the hair with a brush or comb will pull out the curls and erase all of your stylist’s hard work. Think: smoothing, not brushing.

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So, there you have it – a salon blowout is not just a one-day treat. It’s a treat-yourself experience that can last you the entire week (or at least a good part of it!). Call today to book an appointment at our Blow Dry Bar. We can’t wait to see you!


We have all seen stunning older women who make gray look sleek and sexy – Helen Mirren, Glenn Close, and maybe the most gorgeous gone-gray look of all, Emmylou Harris. These women make their silvery locks look so magical that younger women (like Rihanna and Nicole Richie) want the look for themselves.


At the salon, women of all ages are coming in and asking us to take their hair to gray, silver, or white – and we think the results are breathtaking. With a mane of silver-gray hair, who needs accessories? Hair like this stands alone as a statement of style – it speaks sophistication, elegance, and glamour.

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The silver-gray hair trend is a great way to transition to gray hair without having to go through the unpleasant process of growing it out from the roots (an ordeal that isn’t always pretty and can take a long time!). With this new trend, you’ll still have to color your hair, but you can choose the particular shade of gray you want. Also, when your gray roots come in, they’ll blend in more seamlessly with the rest of your hair.

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That said, going gray at the salon can be a long process, especially if you have darker hair. If you’re blonde (or if your hair is a lighter shade of brown), getting to your ideal shade of gray is going to take less time. However, if you are a darker brunette, this process takes longer – the first time your stylist lifts color from your hair, you’ll probably end up with a darker shade of gray instead of a silvery-white. It could take a couple of visits to the salon to get the brighter color you want. To keep the hair in good health, it’s a good idea to come in for special conditioning treatments during this lightening process.

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If you’re curious about this hair color trend but aren’t sure you’re ready to take the plunge, you can schedule a color consult and discuss the process with one of our stylists. We’d love to help you go gray!