Post sponsored by DPZ Dawn’s Pizzazz
DPZ Dawn’s Pizzazz
DPZ first opened in 1986 and has grown from a 5 chair salon to a 14 chair salon & spa with two locations: DPZ on West in Danbury and DPZ North in Litchfield. Dawn’s Pizzazz was created and opened from Dawn Blom’s senior project when she attended Abbott Tech for hairdressing. They are a full-service salon and day spa featuring the most innovative treatments and products for hair, skin, and the body.
The DPZ vibe
From the outside, DPZ Dawn’s Pizzazz looks like an inviting 3 storied home, and on the inside, it’s a hive of beauty, relaxation, glamor, and giggles! We felt like we were accepted into the DPZ family immediately. What a warm and friendly bunch!
They work with industry leaders through continuing education to offer their staff and customers the latest and greatest in new color and cuts (styles and techniques), as well as the most current in wellness treatments.
We had the pleasure of sampling a few of their services…
But first, a quick chat with the owner…
Dawn Blom – a beautiful force
Married. Mother of two boys. 27, and 18. I have a great family.
Where/what are you doing in your happy place?
My happy place is hiking. But, to be honest my life is happy. I choose happy every day.
You’ve been in the industry for a long time, what are some big changes you’ve seen?
When I started doing hair it was in the 80s and everybody was frying and dying their hair and perming it when it didn’t need to be permed. I’ve seen it all, from reach-the-sky-big to sleek and sexy. There have also been so many changes professionally. The stereotype of a hairdresser has changed and we’ve worked hard as professionals to change it.
Fave spot in CT?
I love St. John’s ledges in Kent. And the Pinnacle, New Preston. Wherever there are woods and a beautiful view, I’m happy.
Whose hair/makeup/look do you admire?
Any woman really. There’s something to admire about any woman.
Mani n Pedis DPZ style
The 2nd floor at DPZ on West is dedicated to spa nails, makeup, massage, and waxing. With two pedicure thrones and three mani stations, there’s plenty of room to relax and chit chat with your neighbors, or zone out, as you please. We got a Shellac manicure (did you know Shellac is a newer technology that combines the ease of polish with the permanence of gels? New fave!) with a lovely paraffin hand treatment and a fantastic pedicure. So good.
Next stop, spa treatments ❤
We were both completely relaxed fresh-faced zombies after our Ultimate Myolift facial with Kristine. The Myolift is a popular anti-aging skin treatment used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A microcurrent treatment is administered by two double-metal-ball-wands pulsing across your face (feels nice ?) finishing with the ULTIMATE serum “Factor Five,” one such factor being human stem cells. It’s slated to redefine anti-aging skincare forever!
On top of all that good stuff, Yonka products were also used during the facial…like I said, total zombies after.
Thankfully, Kristine was waiting at the bottom of the stairs with a glass of red to revive us when we came down from the 3rd floor, aka the massage/facial heaven floor.
Hair we go…
To the shampooing room, where we were both treated to a customized power mix of conditioning treatments to help our dry/tired/oily/needy hair. The scalp massage was awesome.
Fabulous blowouts were given in the styling room, each of us perched in our chic black chairs, in front of chic black stations. Thanks, Lyndsay and Laoreta!
DPZ sells products that are both good for the body, and the planet – Surface Hair + ECOCOCO. Plus, you’ll find products from the industry leaders like L’Oreal Professionelle and Kérastase.
Last stop, make-up by Leslie and James. This is where the notebook came out and we tried to keep up with the many tips and product recommendations they were dishing out. Eventually, we gave up and just let the experts do their expert thing.
Tada!! Before & After
Yup, from zero pizzazz to glowing aplenty after a few hours in the hands of the DPZ team!
And as if all that girly fun wasn’t enough…cute boutique shopping on the way out the door!
Dawn Blom has created an environment that cultivates beauty inside and out and believes in being a force for good in the community. Dawn’s Pizzazz is constantly looking for ways to pay it forward and make a difference – not only for beauty needs but for the soul as well!
And to that end, DPZ offers a tiered pricing level to accommodate any budget and first-time customers will receive a booklet of amazing benefits to check out all of their services.
Thanks to everyone at DPZ Dawn’s Pizzazz for an afternoon of bliss we’ll not soon forget! Plus a special thank you to Caitlin for herding us from appointment to appointment and keeping us on track.
81 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Pics: Lora / Words: Bev