*Voted Best Salon in the Nashville Scene three years in a row*
*Richard Dion voted Best Stylist in the Nashville Scene*
*Voted Best Hair Salon in Williamson County (Franklin) for the 2014 Sizzle Awards*
For over 23 years, Dion’s South’s presence in Historic downtown Franklin has been a community favorite and a leader in the beauty industry.
Richard Dion began his hairstyling career in Los Angeles during the mid-1970s and had the privilege of obtaining an apprenticeship with the leading platform artist for Vidal Sassoon in Beverly Hills, California.
With more than 35 years in the business, Richard owned two successful salons in Los Angeles, but he and his wife Linda decided to leave California in favor of a more desirable place to raise their children. A friend in Nashville urged them to consider Tennessee. When they arrived in 1989, they fell in love with the charm of downtown Franklin, and have been here ever since.
Richard considers training and education for his staff of utmost importance, as well as having in-depth product knowledge on Shu Uemura and Kerastase, Dion’s two premier hair-care lines. Additionally, since 2007 he and his stylists have travelled to fashion hot spots such as Paris, London, Venice, and Milan for extensive education, inspiration and involvement in various international hair shows.