As published in La Mode Magazine

The laid back stylist showed up to our interview in jeans and a t-shirt and I didn’t take long for me to notice his forearm tattoo reading, “Life is Beautiful”. But after seeing the gleam in his eye, I knew it was not just a statement on his arm, this was also his outlook on life.

Christopher Box is now somewhat of a legend in the Dallas hair world. With 15 years in the salon and hair industry, his resume boasts of accomplishments, including creating a line of tape-in hair extensions which have taken off worldwide. Educating stylists and salon owners and holding creative director positions for easihair and Jon Renau.

Chris relocated to Dallas in 2001. In 2009 he opened The Beauty Box Salon between the Oaklawn and Highland Park area. The salon specializes in hair extensions and hair  color.

“After inventing a hair extension product, living and working in San Diego and speaking to many different salons across the United States, I decided it was time to put my money where my mouth is,” he recalls.

“I wanted to take hair extensions to the, hair replacement and hair color to the next level and make it a very systematic approach”

The approach he is talking about is the “menu style” options which thoroughly explain the process of each service so customers know exactly  what they are getting.

Chris says, “ You can come in and open a menu and have it make sense; no magic crystal ball required to understand it. It’s hair extensions – simplified.”

According to Chris, the salon offers a work ethic setting them apart from others. He often says that his employees are business professionals who just happen to do hair. “I have an amazing team and everybody in the salon takes care of each other and each other’s clients. We’re very passionate about what we do. You’re going to get a great caliber of service in a down to earth environment.”

Chris’s talents are not limited or hair or is salon. In his spare time he enjoys filmmaking. “We just completed a team building project called thh 48 Hour Film Project. The entire salon help create a short film for the film festival. The movie is called ‘One Last Job: the Holy Grail of Hair.’ Click here to check it out.

Photos of The Beauty Box Salon by Nikki Riggs