Darling & Dapper

We do all the things! Cuts, *all* extension meathods, colors, barbering, bridal hair and makeup.

We are a full service signature salon that caters directly to those who want to be pampered. We specialize in hair styling artistry, barbering, makeup application, cutting, and coloring.

Photos from Darling & Dapper's post 06/28/2024

Before ➡️ After

Going blonde doesn't mean going high-maintenance!

Lived-in blonde is all about achieving that sun-kissed, natural look without the constant upkeep. It's about seamlessly blending your roots with soft, dimensional highlights, creating a style that grows out gracefully. With the right technique and maintenance routine, you can enjoy the beauty of blonde while keeping things low-key and effortless.

✂️ & 📸 : Tina ( on IG)


We're thrilled to announce that Darling & Dapper has been nominated for BEST OF Coastal Virginia Weddings 2025! 🌟

Being nominated is an honor, and we'd LOVE your support to help us win! Vote for us in the 'Best Hair Salons for Brides & Bridal Party' AND 'Best Makeup for Bridal Party' categories. Thank you for being part of our journey! 💕


Photos from Darling & Dapper's post 06/20/2024

Happy first (official) day of summer! It's only gettin' hotter out there, folks. 🥵

Come in and let us help you lighten up (cut? color? your choice!) before the summer sun wears you down!

🌞 Sun and water can be damaging for your hair, leading to faded color, split ends and a brittle, dry texture. Getting that summer trim and eliminating any split ends is key!

✂️ Michelle ( on IG )


Love's timeless voyage.
A love as grand as the sea itself.

Stop us or we could keep going all day! 😍

We love looking back at wedding photos just as much as the couples we help get ready to take them!

Planning: Emily Weddings & Events Team
Image: Grant & Deb Photographers
Bridal Gown: Studio I Do Bridals Virginia Beach
Beauty: Darling & Dapper
Menswear: Men's Wearhouse
Floral: Isha Foss Design
Location: USS Wisconsin

BYOBridal -- hair styling and makeup education 06/13/2024

👰✨ BYOBridal at Darling & Dapper Studio! ✨👰

Calling all aspiring artists! Join us for a fabulous day of hair styling and makeup education tailored for brides-to-be. Whether you're breaking into the bridal industry or honing your existing skills, this event is perfect for you!

📅 Date: Sunday, July 21st
🕒 Time: 8:00am - 3pm

What to Expect:

Learn half up/half down hair styles from Kate & BoHo styles with Tay
Dive into Makeup 101 with Sarah
Expert tips on consultations, kit building, sanitation, and more!

Newbies welcome! Attend just the hair or makeup session if you prefer.
For more information and/or tickets, scan the QR code or visit:

BYOBridal -- hair styling and makeup education Aspiring artists! If you are looking to break into the bridal industry OR wanting to build on the skills you already have -- join us!

Photos from Darling & Dapper's post 06/11/2024

Every season is purple season! 💜

Purple is universally flattering and adds a vibrant pop to any look. Our latest transformation features a stunning purple hue, combined with a chic haircut including bangs and heavy face framing. Perfect for when you want to pull your hair up and still have a stylish edge!

Michelle worked her magic with Pravana, and we can't get enough of this look. Ready to embrace a bold change? Book your appointment today!


Happy National Donut Day! 🍩 Craving hair so shiny it looks like a glazed donut? Come see us at Darling & Dapper for that perfect glossy finish! ✨

Blended & lived in color by Tina!

Photos from Darling & Dapper's post 06/04/2024

When I was 18, a senior in high school *cough 2002 cough* I went to the Newport Art Museum to experience "Entropy" - an exhibit by my favorite photographer, Alexander Nesbitt of Blink Gallery. I studied photography in school and up until that point, he was who I fangirled over. And let me tell you - that exhibit changed me. As an artist, I'm always trying to find or produce a culmination of what I feel on the inside, and to this day, 22 years later, I STILL think about this one piece he had, which ultimately shaped the type of artist I am.

Fast forward to COVID, and the last time I was in Newport -- I thought, you know what? If he still has his studio, and if by some chance he still has that one piece that's been burned in my brain AND he's willing to sell it to me.... I'm doing it. Well, he was closed lol and I was leaving the next day, so I figured what's the harm in reaching out to ask? That was in 2021. Weeks, months, years when by and nothing. I chalked it up to being a loss and decided to simply love it from memory. BUT, this past November, he replied with chagrin and was super apologetic for my message being buried (it was instagram afterall) and he told me he did still have the piece and would be stoked for it to live with me in the salon.

It arrived this week and after two decades, I get to look at it every day.

A morsel from the backstory- "I found this place, it was somehow poetic but in reality it was a burned out wharf warehouse - the lyrical tangle of steel seemed like an obvious metaphor for collapsing society. It was 1989, it was a sketchy part of Brooklyn off in the docks of Bay Ridge, south of Red Hook."


Add some extra flair to Pride Month! 🌈✨

Trin ( on IG) is offering K-tip extensions in the colors of pride flags for just $35 from June 4th through June 22nd!

Show your true colors and rock your pride with style! 🏳️‍🌈


Don't mind us, just celebrating love in ALL of its amazing (and silly) forms - the way it should be!

Happy , everyone! We believe that love is love, AND that everyone should love their hair and have a salon where they feel welcome - and we'd LOVE to be that salon for you! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜


Is the hot weather melting us, or is it this gorgeous root melt by Amber?

Both? Both. 🥵

Root melting is a hair technique blending colors at the root for a natural effect. It adds depth, blurs color lines, and gives a 'lived-in' vibe!

It gets extra points for being low maintenance, because it grows out beautifully!

Photos from Darling & Dapper's post 05/24/2024

Anyone who works in the wedding industry can confirm: weddings are a LOT of work. Long hours. Lots of people and stimulation. Trying to do your absolute best work ever.

But this? This is why we do it:

"I truly cannot express in words how wonderful the entire team at Darling & Dapper is... but I'm sure going to try! From start to finish, Liz and her team of beauty gurus were all incredibly kind, consultative, and patient for our wedding preparations... I would be remiss if I did not also give a huge shout out to Jose, who fixed up my horrible self-dyed and self-trimmed hair a few weeks before my trials, and provided a fabulous hair cut for my husband shortly before the wedding as well! I am soooooo so appreciative to all of these fine folks, and we're both excited to start visiting Liz and her team in her gorgeous studio for regular hair services, all the way from Portsmouth. Thank you all so very much for everything!!!" —Stephanie Drinkard Molon

Thank you, Stephanie! For choosing us and trusting us! We loved being a part of your wedding!!

📸 Fresh Look Photography

Photos from Darling & Dapper's post 05/21/2024

Highlighting already light hair? WHY THE HECK NOT??

Consider this like customizing your hair color! Highlights add depth and dimension, making it look more vibrant, create the illusional of texture and movement in your hair, and can complement your skin tone and facial features!

Ready to brighten your blonde? You can book services right here on our page!

✂️ & 📸: Michelle!


We are saying "I DO" to loose curls this wedding season!

Whether you choose an updo or a "down" do, what's important is that you feel the style that makes you the most comfortable, beautiful, and confident! If it feels 'right' for you, that's the style to say 'I do' to!

Hair by Trin
Photo: Bayside Gathering Co.


One thing we can promise you: we're nicer than we look. 😂 Sometimes you just wanna be baddies, but you're really nice-ies!

Meet our in-house Confidence Crafters! Every person on the D&D team is dedicated to meeting you where you're at and helping your inner beauty shine. Whether that's a total makeover of a tiny trim, our goal is to make sure you leave our chairs feeling better than when you walked in! 🖤

You can book services with any of these amazing people right here on our page!


HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYY to one of our longest Darling & Dapper OGs, Amber!

This golden hour goddess is the definition of beauty + brains, and in case you were wondering, Amber absolutely IS the color of her energy. 🧡✨ She's beautiful mix of elegance + professionalism with relatable humanism. Her presence is warm and welcoming, but also a celebration BECAUSE YA GIRL SURE DOES LOVE TO BOOGIE DOWN. May we all wish her the most magical day, and do allll the scissor kicks in wide open spaces in her honor. 💃🏽 WE LOVE YOU AMBER


You might think humidity is the biggest hair bummer, but the LACK of humidity isn't great for your hair, either! That's why Michelle wants to help you get your hair summer ready with a deep conditioning treatment! 🧴⁠

"Cold weather can be so harsh on your hair and dry out the natural oils your scalp produces. These oils are there to help protect your hair follicle and create a barrier on the scalp. The combination of cold temperatures and dry indoor heat can cause split ends, breakage and deprive your hair of the moisture it needs to stay healthy. I always recommend clients getting a deep conditioning treatment at the change of seasons to give your hair a fresh start. The amazing thing about treatments is you will feel the change in your hair immediately." - Michelle⁠

Book with Michelle now through August 1st and you'll also get 20% off any shampoo & conditioner purchase! You can book services right here on Facebook, call, or book via our website!


Happy Star Wars Day!! May the 4th be with you... and your hair!

If you're looking for a new style that's out of this world, just call on your local Darling & Dapper Jedi. 😉

(Listen, we're good at hair, not Photoshop.)


THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who visited our BYO Sunshine: Spring Fling Marketplace yesterday!! It was AMAZING seeing so many local artisans, entrepreneurs, businesses, and shoppers come together and have an amazing time! Here's to the next one! 🥳🥳🥳

We'd LOVE to know what caught your eye yesterday that you had to bring home! Leave your amazing finds in the comments!!


Knocking on wood for AMAZING weather for our rescheduled BYO Sunshine event THIS SUNDAY!!

Our enormous, amazing, community strengthening, inclusive, raising awareness, donation collecting, biggest event yet is happening from 12pm - 4pm on Sunday, April 28th featuring 70 vendors, live music, food trucks, local artists and more, to make a positive and lasting impact on all underserved populations! ⁠

With so much to see and do, don't forget to bring a canned donation! You'll be entered to win a prize! YAY! SEE YOU SUNDAY!


Virginia weather is doing what it does best: raining out events! Unfortunately, this means we are pushing our BYO Sunshine: A Spring Fling Marketplace event to NEXT Sunday, April 28th! ⁠

Let's all collectively knock on wood and hope for AMAZING weather. ⁠

We are also looking for twelve vendors to fill the spots of vendors who unfortunately could not make next Sunday work. Please email us at [email protected] if you are interested in one of these vendor spots!! ⁠If you know anyone who might be interested, tag them in the comments!

Thank you everyone for understanding, and we hope to see you NEXT Sunday!!


Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! 🗣

Darling and Dapper Studio and friends: As dedicated sponsors of StrandsforTrans.com and EverywhereisQueer.com, we will host our biggest event yet for an afternoon of raising awareness, answering questions, community strengthening, and donation collection. We’re all of the same mindset - we just want to make everyone feel important and taken care of, no matter the pronoun, orientation, social status or paycheck.

Local Partnerships: Darling and Dapper Studio has partnered with local artists, food trucks, musicians, and even a traveling mixologist, to make a positive and lasting impact on all underserved populations. With a philanthropic heart, Darling and Dapper Studio has cultivated relationships (within and outside of the industry) for the last 12 years in an effort to bring the community together, raise awareness, and make the world a better place.

“Business ownership is hard enough on its own, why not embrace each other while we grow, and thank the community while we’re at it – without them, we would just be an empty building.” - Elizabeth Darling, Owner


The wait is ALMOST over... IT'S FINALLY HERE! 🎉 Join us THIS SUNDAY, April 21st starting at 12pm for our much-anticipated BYO Sunshine Spring Fling Marketplace! 🌸

✨ Get ready to indulge in a day filled with local treasures, delicious bites, live music, and a whole lot of fun, right here at Darling & Dapper! Don't miss out on this fantastic event (and a whole lotta good shopping) – gather your friends and family and come join us!

For more information: https://fb.me/e/5vd0OyqiI


Photos from Darling & Dapper's post 04/16/2024

From blue skies to stormy grays, life is all about embracing the beauty of change! ⛈

LOVING these mystical gray locks by the skilled hands of Tina! 😍

📸 tina__thecreator on IG

Photos from Darling & Dapper's post 04/11/2024

Who says a little bit of color can't make a big impact? For your style AND for your mood!

🌈✨ We FULLY believe that even a subtle touch of color can transform your look and elevate your style game! Whether it's a pop of vibrant hues or just taking your natural shade up a notch with highlights, let's add some fun and flair to your hair.

Big chop and fun fall color by Michelle !

You can book with her or ANY of our amazing stylists right here on our page!


Calling all locals (or beyond, if you're willing to drive!)
We are on the hunt for THREE female haircut models, ASAP ✂️‼️

If you're available tomorrow (Wednesday the 10th) or Thursday (the 11th), are not a current client, and are okay with any cut that's more than a trim, we want to hear from you! We have spots for THREE complimentary cuts by Annie!

If this flyer sounds like you, drop us a DM (IG or FB)! If this sounds like someone you know, tag them in the comments!

Photos from Darling & Dapper's post 04/04/2024

Listen to Tina, for she is wise: "This is your REMINDER if you want to be blonder for the summer to start those SESSIONS NOW! 🥰😃"

We'll make it easy for you. You can book your services right here on Facebook! 🥳

✂️& 📸: Tina on IG


📣 Breaking News: Darling & Dapper Unveils Revolutionary 'Invisible Haircut' Technique!

Get the ultimate salon experience where you leave looking the same but feel 10 pounds lighter! BOOK TODAY for this limited-time experience!

(Please note this is absolutely an joke. We CAN do a light trim to keep those ends looking and feeling extra healthy. 😉)

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Our Story

Darling and Dapper Studio is a full service signature salon that caters directly to brides, and those who want to be pampered. We specialize in hair styling artistry, makeup application, cutting, and coloring. We have a menu of appetizers, desserts and beverages, as well as plenty of packages designed to fit your needs. In addition to beautifying, we have one of Hampton Roads most talented massage therapist, Sarah Flynn. Come in feeling the weight of every day life, leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and gorgeous.

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1776 Laskin Road Suite 105
Virginia Beach, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

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