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 blow dry bar services at Pavilion East (on Erwin Road, right across from the Duke Medical Center).

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Formerly The Garden Salon, 140 Salon & Blow 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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After Five Blowout Blonde [127421]

Beachcomber Blowout Brunette [127422]

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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Wavy Blonde Beachcomber [127425]

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!

April 30, 2016 - 6:34 am

Capes by Sheena - Great article! Thanks for sharing and wish you all the best.


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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Hair by Erin

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Hair by Skyler


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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Hair by Amanda M

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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Hair by Erin

Silver Hair [1505]

Hair by Amanda M

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!

We Love Kids’ Cuts (and Locopops, too!)

Can your two-year-old finally sit still longer than thirty seconds at a time? Have you forgotten exactly what color your daughter’s eyes are beneath the swath of hair that’s always falling out of her ponytail? Does your son want a rad haircut to match the styles of the other kids on his soccer team? Whatever the reason, your child will need a trim sooner or later, and unless you happen to be a hair stylist, we don’t recommend that you do it yourself (trust us, we’ve see the results).


Still, a lot of parents avoid the dreaded haircut because they know their child will wiggle and complain their way through it. That’s why haircuts are so much more fun if you make a date out of it. Don’t make the haircut another item on the errand list. Instead, frame it as a fun afternoon with mom or dad (or both!).


Dean Haircut

Here are some tips to make your haircut date a success:


First, let your child know that the haircut is on the horizon, especially if it’s his first one. Occasionally, we meet little ones whose parents spring the cut on them last minute, and the kids don’t always respond well (think: strangers with scissors).


Second, bring something that will occupy your child’s attention for fifteen or twenty minutes (iPhones and Kindles are great if you don’t mind giving your child a little screen time).


Third, let us know what your child is comfortable with. If a trip to the shampoo bowl is going to push your kid over the edge (“A haircut AND a bath? No way, mom!”), then we’ll start with a spray bottle and graduate to a wash and cut for the next visit.


Finally, we’re not above a little bribery to get good behavior out of kids. We have lollipops to offer, but if you want even more leverage, how about the promise of an after-cut trip to Locopops? With flavors like Sea Salt Caramel or Strawberry-Rhubarb and pops sized especially for the little ones, it’s a no-brainer for a post-haircut treat (and it’s just a few blocks from the salon – you can walk!).


Dean Locopop


A couple more ideas to get the most out of your haircut date:


Colorme Temporary Hair Color Wands can create streaks of color in your child’s hair, like a stripe of Duke Blue for game day (we promise it will wash right out!).


If your child is a little older, book your appointments at the same time and walk out with matching looks (father and son gentleman’s cuts or mother and daughter bobs).


Come on in! We promise to make you (and your little ones) feel right at home.



March 29, 2016 - 7:52 am

Anna Van Dis - I love these ideas! So helpful . Love One Forty too!!

How to Rock an Undercut

You may not know its name, but you’ve definitely seen it. David Beckham makes it look good in action, Matt Damon pulls it off all sexy-casual with his messy ponytail, and Rihanna has been rocking one on stage for years.


It’s the undercut – a style that is much shorter on the sides and in the back than it is on top. Often the hair on the sides and in back is shaved very short, with patterned detailing. Sometimes the hair on top is left shoulder-length or even longer, making the undercut all but invisible when the hair is worn down. Though it is completely doable on either men or women, we particularly love its versatility for women who want to keep their long locks, but also want an edgier vibe to go with them.


For example, here’s an undercut with shaved details on the neck (hair left long on top) by Skyler, one of our stylists.


This haircut has an edgy reputation, but you can also style it to be sophisticated or even glamorous. To show off this cut’s hip styling when you’re out for a run or running errands, wear the longer hair on top in a ponytail or a topknot for effortless cool. At work, you can wear your hair in a low ponytail or straight down your back to hide the undercut completely (but you’ll know it’s there, which will make you feel totally in touch with your inner badass while dealing with that challenging client). Later, when you’re meeting friends for cocktails on the swanky roof of The Durham Hotel, style the longer hair into silky curls that you sweep over one shoulder, creating a peek-a-boo effect with your undercut. Then you’ll have hair to match The Durham’s vibe – sleek and elegant, but sexy, too.



Like any great haircut, an undercut is always made better by adding the perfect accessories – like these hip sunglasses from the Vert & Vogue Spring/Summer Lookbook or some bold, geometric jewelry like these Constellation Earrings from the Noonday Collection (recently featured in our salon by local Noonday Ambassador Cecily Boyd).


Spring is a great season to try something new. The undercut is a versatile and relatively low-risk change to your current look that will give you a little more cool on hot summer days.