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Vernessa Mathurin’s passion for natural hairstyles, color, and cuts has branded her as one of DFW’s natural hair stylists. Partnered with a sensitivity to her client’s needs and her business acumen, Vernessa has thrived in the industry for over twenty-five years.

A native of Saint Lucia raised in the Deep South, her parents supported her ambition and dream to become an entrepreneur. In 2009, after receiving further training from Freddie Jones, a renowned competitive stylist in Dallas, Swank Salon was born.

In efforts to sharpen her craft, Vernessa has built an impressive resume. Some of her major accomplishments are a participant in Vidal Sassoon cutting class, Santa Monica, California; Pekela Riley’s Success Camp Education Class, Jacksonville, Florida; and Schwarzkopf Royal Master Color Class, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2018, she became certified as a Master Colorist.

In her quest to find a system to nurture all hair textures, Vernessa recently converted to the Basic Hair Care Systems product line. This system encompasses over 40 years of research and expertise. Basic Hair Care Systems products are full of natural ingredients such as grain, fruit, and nut extracts.

Vernessa has no plans of slowing down any time soon. She will continue to sharpen her skills in natural hair care and educate other up and coming stylists. Ultimately, she will engage in the education side of the industry to share her secrets to having a successful business, knowledge of hair care, and expertise. In the meantime, you can find her at Swank Salon in North Dallas. Book your appointment today for great hair tomorrow!


Individual twists

flat twists

Bantu knots

coil outs


updos are available for your unique tress


Single color (demi/permanent) application. This service is for one shade all over and grey coverage.

Retouch, low lights, color splash, spot color, and highlights come together for a beautiful dimensional look. 

Ideal for those looking for full grey coverage along with highlights or any look requiring more than one shade of color.


Taking it back to “Basics”.

Basic One-Step treatment

Basic Boost System or an “ole-skool” pressing comb & flat iron

achieve flowy, light, silky smooth hair

little to no heat damage

technique encourages bounce back to your natural curl pattern


Add a little flair to your natural style

use of flexi-rods, permanent rods or rollers

the set has a soft finish

the look just gets better by the day

offers limitless versatility