Darryl Allen Salon

Boutique Salon. Nashville Vibe.

Upscale boutique salon in the trendy Midtown/West End area of Nashville, TN. Our salon is a hidden gem that offers a unique experience to our clients, guaranteeing comfort, style, texture, and beauty every time you visit us.


Toronto raised Darryl Allen felt like he had truly arrived in the beauty industry when after a short stint at a salon in NYC (Garren, NY) he was asked to style Victoria Beckam for the launch of her clothing line. After 6 years in the Big Apple, he set his sites on Nashville to be closer to family. His mother was his greatest influence, and actually found the space he’s recently opened in a formal medical office building on Hayes Street. Sadly, his biggest mentor lost a battle to cancer and died earlier this year, but he’s making sure that her great sense of style and vision is apparent in every aspect of his new digs. The salon is warm, with multiple nature elements including open divider walls of real branches and tree trunks. The vibe is laid-back cool. While the hairstyles may be modern, the salon’s interior is more living room meets back deck; completely relaxing for stylists and clients alike. Yes, he’s responsible for the coiffed curls on the head of Billy Currington and Easton Corbin’s rugged but polished look, but he’s equally devoted to regular clients just looking for a great cut, color or blow-out (finishing is his favorite, he shares). One smart move he made when opening Darryl Allen Salon was taking one of his former Escape coworkers, Nikki Spalaris along with him on the venture. She’s known for her talents of keeping the nails of stars from Nicole Kidman to Reba McEntire in tip-top condition.  And, her entire client rosters swear by her pedicures that last at least a month. As a bonus, the room is completely private, with some Frank Sinatra (or tunes of your choice) playing in the background while she works her nail magic.  Another big reason to visit -- she makes amazing sea-salt caramel candies and fresh cookies daily for her clients to enjoy during the process. She even takes the whole show on the road, visiting homes and offices. Now that’s a manicure with benefits! *Click the picture above to view the full article!

Toronto raised Darryl Allen felt like he had truly arrived in the beauty industry when after a short stint at a salon in NYC (Garren, NY) he was asked to style Victoria Beckam for the launch of her clothing line. After 6 years in the Big Apple, he set his sites on Nashville to be closer to family. His mother was his greatest influence, and actually found the space he’s recently opened in a formal medical office building on Hayes Street. Sadly, his biggest mentor lost a battle to cancer and died earlier this year, but he’s making sure that her great sense of style and vision is apparent in every aspect of his new digs.

The salon is warm, with multiple nature elements including open divider walls of real branches and tree trunks. The vibe is laid-back cool. While the hairstyles may be modern, the salon’s interior is more living room meets back deck; completely relaxing for stylists and clients alike. Yes, he’s responsible for the coiffed curls on the head of Billy Currington and Easton Corbin’s rugged but polished look, but he’s equally devoted to regular clients just looking for a great cut, color or blow-out (finishing is his favorite, he shares).

One smart move he made when opening Darryl Allen Salon was taking one of his former Escape coworkers, Nikki Spalaris along with him on the venture. She’s known for her talents of keeping the nails of stars from Nicole Kidman to Reba McEntire in tip-top condition.  And, her entire client rosters swear by her pedicures that last at least a month. As a bonus, the room is completely private, with some Frank Sinatra (or tunes of your choice) playing in the background while she works her nail magic.  Another big reason to visit -- she makes amazing sea-salt caramel candies and fresh cookies daily for her clients to enjoy during the process. She even takes the whole show on the road, visiting homes and offices. Now that’s a manicure with benefits!

*Click the picture above to view the full article!


A few years back, I had the pleasure of being introduced to an ultra talented, fashion savy and one of a kind hair stylist from NYC named Darryl Allen. Every time I visited Nashville, I would make sure to schedule blowouts with him at least two weeks in advance {couldn’t stand not to make his books!} to make sure my hair was perfectly poofed when I visited the fam. Well, it’s with great excitement to tell y’all that Darryl has officially opened his own hair salon! Located next to the Hutton Hotel en route to downtown Nashville, Darryl Allen’s new hip salon is my favorite spot right now to be “teased” to the nines! With the various stations surrounded by woods and twine, the smell of gorgeous candles and chandeliers all around, it’s almost an experience in itself just to see the salon! They’re currently using my favorite products, Kevin Murphy, and the way they arranged them on the counter immediately caught me eye. The powder puff {similar to dry shampoo!} is my go-to when I need to make my hair extra voluptuous…mix it with hairspray when teasing and you will never believe how high your hair gets! The Darryl Allen Salon is the hip new place to get a fabulous blowout and just relax in the process! Best part? The salon is in the perfect location to start with a blowout and then make your way to a spray tan down the street or even cocktails at 1808 Grille with friends after. Hola! *Click the picture above to view the full article!

A few years back, I had the pleasure of being introduced to an ultra talented, fashion savy and one of a kind hair stylist from NYC named Darryl Allen. Every time I visited Nashville, I would make sure to schedule blowouts with him at least two weeks in advance {couldn’t stand not to make his books!} to make sure my hair was perfectly poofed when I visited the fam. Well, it’s with great excitement to tell y’all that Darryl has officially opened his own hair salon!

Located next to the Hutton Hotel en route to downtown Nashville, Darryl Allen’s new hip salon is my favorite spot right now to be “teased” to the nines!

With the various stations surrounded by woods and twine, the smell of gorgeous candles and chandeliers all around, it’s almost an experience in itself just to see the salon!

They’re currently using my favorite products, Kevin Murphy, and the way they arranged them on the counter immediately caught me eye. The powder puff {similar to dry shampoo!} is my go-to when I need to make my hair extra voluptuous…mix it with hairspray when teasing and you will never believe how high your hair gets!

The Darryl Allen Salon is the hip new place to get a fabulous blowout and just relax in the process! Best part? The salon is in the perfect location to start with a blowout and then make your way to a spray tan down the street or even cocktails at 1808 Grille with friends after. Hola!

*Click the picture above to view the full article!


Nashville Lifestyles Oct '12

Last year, Darryl Allen opened his namesake salon near downtown. He styled hair for NYC runway shows and managed Victoria Beckham’sperfect coif before moving to Tennessee.  Now, he masters female styles and tames unruly manes of male stars like Billy Currington. *Click the picture above to view the full article!

Last year, Darryl Allen opened his namesake salon near downtown. He styled hair for NYC runway shows and managed Victoria Beckham’sperfect coif before moving to Tennessee.  Now, he masters female styles and tames unruly manes of male stars like Billy Currington.

*Click the picture above to view the full article!