Darling Colors Shapes

offering cut, color, & style services with an emphasis on sharing hair wisdom! i am inspired by the constant desire to change & improve upon oneself.

i believe that making a change to your outer self, whether subtle or drastic, can envoke a positive sense of well-being. i love being able to share this feeling with others. i specialize in giving flattering, easy-maintenance haircuts with strategic texture & providing rich, dimensional color with wonderful grow-out. i love my career & love to share my passion & knowledge to my clients. i work out


hello & thank you to everyone who has followed darlingcoif / darling colors shapes!
now that i opened a new salon, facebook had me create a new page at m.facebook.com/magic.circle.atx
i would love it if you would follow me on this new venture as i will no longer be posting on this page. & as a bonus, if you haven’t visited the new space yet, please take advantage of this offer for a **complimentary haircut** with any highlights or balayage service ✨✂️
thank you & i truly hope to see you in the new space soon!

Timeline photos 01/17/2022

let’s put our best face forward for the week! 😍🌟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Timeline photos 01/17/2022

here is another color makeover but i bet you wouldn’t be able to tell! here i replaced ari’s allover vivid color with peekaboo vivids instead. you guessed it - low maintenance! to make a peekaboo or a money piece really pop i like to gloss the rest of the hair a bit darker. it adds contrast & helps the two sections enhance each other ☯️😌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Timeline photos 01/15/2022

the shine on this lady ✨✨✨ half a year ago or so, dorothy came to me with BLUE hair. can you even believe it 🧐 after a big color correction, we now just gloss her hair every few months to try out a new shade & also to turn up that shine. glosses are a wonderful way to dip a toe into color without high maintenance commitment. have you tried it?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Timeline photos 01/14/2022

looking forward to the weekend like 😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
i think i’m obsessed with blonde bobs lately… but don’t worry about being left out; even if you have dark hair there is a light shade for you as well 👱🏾‍♀️👱🏽‍♀️👱🏿‍♀️👱🏻‍♀️if you’ve ever wondered about that, book a virtual consultation with me & let’s talk blonding!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Timeline photos 01/09/2022

i love all the colors in this photo! the combination of anfisa’s eye color, lip color & milky sweater, the smoky gold background & the cocoa brown hair with our baby toffee money piece is giving me all the feels. i love taking it all in! every image, in photo & in person, has a color story & i love combining it all harmoniously 🎶

Timeline photos 01/07/2022

glazes are a great way to add a semi-opaque coat of color while allowing the dimension of you natural hair - or your highlights! - show through, which i personally prefer for my clients over the wig-like look of a completely opaque color 🤓🦁❤️‍🔥

Timeline photos 01/06/2022

balayage is a great way to add visual texture to hair that tends to lay very straight. even when worn straight, the dimension of a hand painted balayage will add a look of separation & movement to the hair! 〰️💓〰️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Timeline photos 01/05/2022

chin length bob or shoulder length bob? why not both? 😎 to copy loren’s soft waves, spray your clean, towel-dried hair with a salty spray & distribute evenly. take large sections & twist them in different directions then let it all air dry! (or diffuse for a faster result) once completely dry, get that full, cloudy texture by brushing through with a dense brush & separating with your fingers 🦁⛅️


happy new year y’all! here’s to looking forward to a bright & safe future 😌🎆 i feel good about 22, do you? 😁🤙🏽

Timeline photos 01/01/2022

more babylights! this time for avery, who wanted to go from a darker blonde to a light golden blonde 🌟🌟🌟 50 foils later & now we’re nice & bright 😎 after a full full highlight like this, you’re able to choose your own path as they grow out; blend them to grow them out completely like an ombré, keep them up with a mini highlight every couple of months or gloss with a fun new tone! the only hard part is it’ll be tough to choose 🤔


here’s why babylights are my absolute favorite:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌞 they’re a great way to get your hair looking super bright in the fewest sessions⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌞 i can couple softer babylights with a little smudge at the roots for my clients who don’t want to commit to frequent upkeep, so they can grow out really softly & stay relatively low maintenance⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌞 they’re a great option for those who don’t want bold dimension but a soft brightening instead⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
if you’re looking for soft & easy brightness, let’s bust out the foils! 💫

Timeline photos 12/29/2021

when i was in middle school my mom & i would box dye each other’s hair 🤪 we also dabbled in highlighting caps 🍊🐯🍊 she says that i would get mad because i would do a pretty good job on her hair but my hair wouldn’t turn out as nice 😒 now we just try to leave the hair stuff to me 👧🏼🎨🖌

Timeline photos 12/28/2021

nothing can give me more hair envy than working with such beautiful, self-blayaged NATURAL color 🤤🤤🤤 unfair!! but at least i can live vicariously through you all 😌 here we did a ton of de-bulking & a ton of layering to leave the hair much more manageable with airdry-worthy shape! 🏄🏽‍♀️

Timeline photos 12/28/2021

my go-to method for styling rachel’s hair is to twist & diffuse! essentially i’m trying to copy her natural airdry pattern, which is lovely & wavy & free. but that all starts with the haircut! i love using a razor to carve alongside the natural wave pattern, separating & shaping where needed. all the work i do is truly to help my clients have effortlessly cool hair 😌

Timeline photos 12/25/2021

whether you’re with family, friends or kickin it solo today with dim sum & good vibes, have a wonderful day full of positive reflection & abundance. happy yule! 🎄🥟

Timeline photos 12/24/2021

a fun way to add some variety to your short bob is to add waves… but sometimes your hair can be too short to fit around the barrel of a curling iron 😩 in that case you can make flat waves instead! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
after splitting your hair into groups (like in school!) take a small section & comb it out to remove any tangles. starting near the roots, insert the flat iron as if you’re about to pull it straight down as usual but this time you’re going to open & close the plates, tap tap tapping it all the way down really slowly. while you do that, bend the hair strand into an S shape! when you clap the iron around the S, you’re actually helping to freeze it in place.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
continue all the way around until you have a bunch of S’s; keep them facing all the same way on one side of the head then opposite on the other side. once all your hair is cool, spritz with a light hold hairspray to keep things shiny or a texture/salt spray to add matte texture then brush or squish into place. fun! 🐍💓

Timeline photos 12/24/2021

one of my favorite things to do is give low maintenance cuts that you can just wash then air dry. (& a little easy product never hurt nobody but that’s up to you) ultimately if i can get it so that you can wake up, brush or squish your hair into place a little & walk out the door, that is a huge win for me.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
to get this perfectly roughed up texture on sam’s razor cut, after spritzing with sea salt i took big chunks of her hair & twisted them away from her face (that’s one of my main moves for my wavy clients) then i diffused dry. once fully dry i finger-combed everything in place & did a lot of squishing to get it thicccc. finally i pinched the bangs into pieces for even more texture 😎🤘🏼

Timeline photos 12/23/2021

at my first salon job/apprenticeship we were taught to do tons of layer cuts. layer layer layers! somewhere along the way, drew barrymore’s ombré became a thing, as did the kardashians’ middle parts, then beach waves, so long hair was the way to go. to keep the ends long enough for a nice, progressive ombré i kept layers long, longer, gone! 👋🏽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
now, after jayne matthews personally delivered s**gs to the streets via jenny lewis, we’re back to layering. how i’ve missed them! i had forgotten how much you can compliment someone’s face shape & add tons of body all with a few well-placed snips, then finishing with some round brushing or hand styling. 😌⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
so anyway, that is my personal history lesson of hair trends within the last 10 years or so haha. now bring on the volume, shape & body!

Timeline photos 12/21/2021

throwback to when i had no business giving doobie a haircut… but he sure looked young & dapper! happy ! 🦷💗

Timeline photos 12/20/2021

let’s pretend the processing pic from yesterday is today’s picture’s result!! 😆 you can never have too many piecey shiny balayage (balayages? what is the plural for balayage??)

Timeline photos 12/20/2021

hey wait!! are you planning to travel over the next week are 2? ⛄️✈️ you can make sure you have some solid products to help keep your hair healthy through the holidays, even if the food, drinks & merriment might not be as healthy 🤪🎄🎆 stop by the salon & scoop up some portable minis; i have some options from adorable & sustainable to keep your color vibrant, repair your brittle hair & even calm that itchy winter scalp 🤕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
reach out if you need to secure some products sooner than later & we can arrange a pickup or drop-off. happy indulging!

Timeline photos 12/19/2021

my toxic trait is taking either a before, during or after picture but never a corresponding one for context :/ happy sunday!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
BONUS: spot the doober!! ☁️👀

Timeline photos 12/18/2021

now serving glossy s**g 🦁✨ilana has the thickest hair ever so this cut is 50% heavy layering & 50% heavy de-bulking. this takes out tons of weight BUT leaves tons of body 🤯 some folks are too nervous to let go of their hair but they want more volume. this is one of those occasions where, unless you want to spend a good amount of time & effort styling every day, you’ve gotta pick one or the other. would you try it? 😏✂️


(are people still using that? does that make me sound old or uncool?) i loved this color on kat! makes me want a black & white cookie real bad 🥵⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
we progressively went lighter on her blonde side with babylights at each appointment, which is my fave kind of highlights to do! back-to-back babylights will give a BOLD result but still a softer look than a traditional bleach-and-tone. & when coupled with a shadowroot, babylights can have a soft growout as well!! (so in short; bold blonde yet easy maintenance 😏)


when ya best friend comes to town you DO THEIR HAIR!! this cut was 92% thinning shears, 8% clippers 🤪 ALSO i knit this tank top! 🧶😎


red velvet ❤️‍🔥🤤❤️‍🔥 with some s**g ~inspired~ layers & fringe!


gloss: a love story 🥀🖤


happy day of thanks! so far in my couple of years here i’ve done 400+ heads of hair 😵 doesn’t that sound fake? lol 😅 but numbers don’t lie. i’m very thankful for each & every person attached to those heads, you all enrich my life more than you can know. have a great day & eat a whole lot & don’t feel bad about it.
AND MOSTLY i’d like to take a moment of humble respect to the indigenous peoples of america to whom we owe the most thanks 🙏🏽


piecey s**ggy pixie for kerry’s waves 〰️💘〰️


a piecey, curvy pixie for kerry 〰️💘〰️ i love razor cuts 🥰


sunshiney peekaboos on my client lo 👩🏻‍🦰💛 i love me a redhead & a flippy fringe 🦁


as opposed to color services in which we completely cover grey strands we still have options to get some nice, rich tones! 🤓 keep reading if you’re interested in the why & how👇🏽

a big part of my personal/professional philosophy is creating very soft & easy-going growout plans so that there is no hard line of demarcation.
🎨 glazes, such as this one on my client katherine, can add warmth & rich tones alongside your greys. depending on the coarseness/abundance of your grey hair, this could give more “coverage than you think! & demi-permanent formulas shift & fade a little over time so by the time it’s grown out a bit, the area between our old color & your natural outgrowth will be softly blurred.
🎨 rooty highlights & balayage are also a great way to help grey strands look more harmonious with the rest of your color. grey hair offers its own dimension, so adding even more dimension can really blend everything together while adding some warmth to flatter your skin tone.

opaque coverage can of course look great! but grey hair will always grow back in no matter how it’s covered, for life. 😬 therefore i love to help people work with their greys as opposed to against as a means of love & self acceptance. plus there are so many other things to budget your time & money for other than covering up a part of yourself - a part that society has taught us to hate - every single month.

dm me with amy questions!


babe alert! organic, asymmetrical bobbie with a soft-cut peekaboo. hand styled with a good dose of 🧂


cutie baby pixie mullet for meli today! 🤩🥲 you would not believe all the hair we had to carve through 🦁⚔️ but worth it for that piecey goodness
i’m still trying to figure out the best lighting situation in the new space & i think i like outside with natural diffused downtown lighting 🧐🏙

Timeline photos 10/13/2021

another lil announcement ✨ at magic circle i will no longer be doing bleach & tones or “permanent” single processes*. i’m streamlining my menu to color services i feel i am best at, such as this full foil with a baby shadowroot on the earth angel 👼🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
you can still get ultra blonde, balayaged, natural or bold! we can still achieve virtually any color under the sun but my priority is always an easy maintenance growout as well as avoiding any kind of color that will give us tough banding in the future. this also means i will not be doing any grey coverage but will have grey ~blending~ options instead, which will hopefully help clients cultivate an accepting & loving relationship with natural grey hair.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
if you have any questions or would like a referral for any service i will no longer be offering, just leave a comment below! ⬇️ thanks & see you soon 💜✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
*with an exception for a few existing clients 🙂


a little bang detail for melanie 🔪✨ it’s possible to have symmetrical bangs even if you have cowlicks! spread the word 🗣

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who i am

i am a hairstylist at Swoon salon in east Austin! i do both cutting and coloring & specialize in giving low maintenance styles that suit every individual. the more i understand who you are & your relationship with your hair, the more i can tailor our service to suit you, your style, budget & lifestyle! i love helping people troubleshoot their hair issues & changing up my cutting/coloring techniques to best compliment each head of hair. i also have a soft spot for blonding people of color & those with naturally very dark hair - if you’ve got the patience & dedication, i can share with you my personal experience in moving to the light side & together we can make a realistic action plan to lighten your hair as well. i hope to see you soon!

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***sound on 🔊***HOW HAVE I NOT SHARED THIS YET!here’s a cut with ian back in april 😍 i just had to add the song 😆
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i am SOOO ready to do some funnn colors!!! book your appointment via the link in my bio!! 😍🎨🌈🦄🤗. . .#hairstylistlife @pr...
look at dis cutie! wish i was allowed to have hair this cool when i was 8! 😍🌈 @nookdweller is not like a regular mom, sh...
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311 Bowie Street Unit 100 Suite 12
Austin, TX

Opening Hours

Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 7pm

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