Dream Weaver

A Dallas stylist’s patrons enjoy hair- raising experiences.

Ninety percent of my customers are bigwigs,” enthuses hairstylist Ric Walker, oblivious to his pun. The 37-year-old former resident of Nocona works at what is arguably Dallas’ swankiest salon, Neinast in the Crescent. While Walker does the usual hairdresser things—cutting, coloring, styling—he specializes in hairweaving, a tedious process of sewing new hair into a head of hair that doesn’t quite live up to expectations. And in a city where women have big hair and are proud of it, the women who haven’t been so blessed come to Ric. “But,” he says, “it has been very hard building up my business because most women won’t tell each other that they’ve

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