Meet DL Lowry Salon’s owner and stylist David Lowry, a man of unmatched talent, passion, and heart, who has dedicated his career to raising the standards for the salon industry.
When David first started out as a committed, professional hairdresser who simply loved the beauty, talent, professionalism, and, most importantly, serving his community, he found that, what he was looking for, in terms of professionalism in the workplace, was not available in the Indianapolis salon industry. Thus, with his vision, passion, and creativity, David Lowry set out to elevate what a salon and his profession could be by starting his own business in 1994, which grew into the now renowned DL Lowry Salon, the #1 luxury salon destination in Indianapolis.
Three decades later, he can reflect on creating a salon experience and business model that is now the gold standard for salons locally and globally. Even so, that same mission remains at the heart of what he sets out to do each and every day, to dignify and strengthen his profession and renew people’s lives. Under David’s leadership, DL Lowry has served as a destination salon for thousands of clients, offering the absolute finest in cut, color, hair treatment, and beauty services. He believes in offering a customized one-of-a-kind client experience to increase confidence and transform lives through beautiful hair and skin.
David has not only made industry-changing moves throughout his career as a stylist, but he also upholds his legacy of excellence through winning not only local but nationally and internationally-acclaimed awards through his work at DL Lowry Salon. Most notably, David Lowry was the last American to have earned the “Colorist of the Year” award, where he was honored at the Davines Worldwide Hair Tour Competition in Amsterdam in 2006. David was recently invited to return to this event in Parma, Italy in June of 2022 where he will have the opportunity to meet other creative stylists as well as share trends, ideas, and projects within the framework of a forum dedicated to beauty and sustainability. This award opened many doors for DL Lowry Salon, leading to it being nationally recognized as a “Top 200 Fastest-Growing Salons in the US” and a “Salon of Distinction” by Salon Today magazine as well as a “Top 100 North American Salons” by L’Oreal Kerastase four years running, and being featured in numerous publications such as Hairdressers Journal, Modern Salon, Redbook, Beauty Salon Design Guide, Estetica USA, and Estetica Design Europe.
DL Lowry Salon is a place where David’s talents truly shine, including mentoring his staff. David has worked to put a focus on perfecting his staff’s talents, utilizing all of his renowned skills and knowledge to create a two-year Apprenticeship Program that seeks to provide the ultimate career foundation, setting them up for success both personally and professionally.
“I wanted to create an environment where people would learn from each other, and I haven’t had anyone go through the DL Lowry Apprenticeship Program that hasn’t said, ‘It was well worth it.’”
—David Lowry, Owner + Stylist
Apprentices learn from the best in the industry through DL Lowry’s renowned training schedule, learning everything from shampoos and color applications to treatments and blow-drying. David and his team also travel the globe and bring in world-renowned experts like Stephen Moody so they can find a broader understanding of the current styles, trends, and techniques, seeking to provide the utmost education to all his dedicated staff members. David’s main goal is that his stylists receive the support and training they need to grow. Upon completion of the program, stylists are well equipped with the tools, know-how, and mentorship to build a robust client base and a rewarding career.
Our staff, clients, and community are forever grateful for David’s leadership and expertise, improving lives one client and staff member at a time.
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