Our Fearless Leaders

Get to know the amazing owners of Dv8, Candice Hammit and Lisa Justiss, as well as the story of how this amazing salon began its journey.

What are your roles at DV8?

C: They are truly supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Our roles are always evolving as owners. From where we began 10 years ago, to where we are now is so different but really, we are about the people.

How did Dv8 begin?

L: It also evolved over time! Candice has always wanted to have a salon, and I had other interests! We were at a salon where I had been experienced in leasing and Candice knew she wanted to go out on her own. She knew I knew how to do that, from my leasing experience, and she had the drive and want to make it happen. Here I was, thinking I was retiring. God literally dropped DV8 into our laps.

C: Literally everything we had in our business plan that we were speaking out: all of our dreams were out in the universe and God said, “alright here it is”. The location, at a price we could afford, it had all the things we wanted.

L: We had about two and a half years leasing together at that time.

C: We had also been friends for nearly 20 years, we just had to learn to manage the business, and run it together. We already knew our values and work ethic were the same.

L: The name DV8 was already on this place, and we kept the name, because we completely deviated from what we thought we were going to do. It means to step away from the norm. We were looking at shopping centers, building out, but the building came to us and completely deviated what we thought our plans were. God’s hand has been on this from the very second I picked up the phone to hear “there’s a salon”.

What is one of your all time favorite hair moments?

C: There are just so many parts of what I’ve done, but for me, just learning to connect with my clients, discovering the creative part of hair, they just all build together.

L: And Candice always has her hands in hair! She loves the creative aspect of it, and that’s so inspiring to be around: creativity in hair is a true part of who she is.

L: Weddings have always been special for us. We get that time to work together, to be hairdressers as well as friends, it’s definitely one of the highlights for me. I trained under Candice, so it’s just a cool moment for me to experience with her.

C: Yes, and I recently had a guest who celebrated 18 years of being cancer free.  20 years ago I was at the hospital with her shaving her head for her chemo. That’s one of the experiences that I would have never had if I wasn’t doing hair. That’s part of the “people” part of it. That’s why there’s so many amazing moments. You connect with people and you get another aspect of creativity as well.

What’s the most “out there” hairstyle you’ve ever rocked?

C: I frosted my own hair, and ended up with orange stripes because it was just brush on bleach at the time. Lisa, what was the really bad hair I gave your that one time? You looked like that girl from Happy Days- Pinky Tuscadero.

L: Yes, that was probably my craziest hair…. But maybe my blue hair is the most out there!

C: I remember when Lisa colored her hair blue and I was sitting at the table seeing the light coming from behind her and thinking “oh my goodness, my friend looks so good with blue hair”. Which I immediately started giggling about because I found myself saying “my friend looks so pretty with blue hair” like.. That’s absurd!

How can a guest be most prepared to walk through the doors of Dv8?

C: Definitely open and ready to trust their stylist. For example, if they bring in pictures of their goals, to trust their stylist with the reality of what that will be for them.

L: And being ready to start a conversation

C: Not just saying this is what I want, and that’s it.

L: That conversation helps to build that relationship between client and stylist. It means that you’re looking forward to coming back again.

Why should someone choose Dv8 as their salon home?

C: Because we love people!

L:  And we love what we do. That’s really where we’ve grown our business: loving people and what we do. Yes hair is important, but at the end of the day it’s relationships. Those relationships with your hairdresser are priceless and can be life long. We’ve both had clients for 20 plus years and that’s because: we love what we do and we love people!


In honor of Memorial Day we are out of salon today. Look forward to kicking off another great day to DV8 on Tuesday 🇺🇸❤️

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One of the best moments of having your hair done….
Did you know that we customize our Kerastase shampoo and treatments to your specific hair needs? We do!
We also love sharing the best home care routine for you to maintain salon fresh hair until we see you again 🫶🏻
Do you have a favorite Kerastase routine? Let’s us know in the comments 👇🏻

#elevate #top200

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Yay May 🌮🌻🎉
Let’s be real… we barely need a reason to stop and drop a celebration 😂😂
Every quarter our two salon teams come together to learn, share and have a little fun. And of course there is always food involved 😉
This Team Celebration was extra special because our two new stylists have finished their apprenticeships and are now taking guests at our Grapevine location 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
To learn more about our talented stylists, massage therapist and estheticians check out our websites (link in bio) There you can take our fun quiz Meet Your Artist, see all guest special offers and make a reservation online.
✨We’re looking forward seeing you✨
#elevate #grapevinetx #colleyvilletx

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From long and dark with ribbons of chocolate to short and blonde with ribbons of sunlight…. It’s me. Chandler. I’m the one waiting to give you the hair of your dreams.
Check out our Meet Your Artist link in profile to see if I’m your match 🤗😃
#grapevinetx #grapevinestylist #colorspace

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An. Excellent. Vibe.
#iykyk Best. Salon. Team. Lead. @nicoleleighlamb makes our world happy and go round and back around again. The most excellent vibe. If you need anything just ask for Nicole ✨
#elevate #whyidv8

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What does growing your craft in a place you love with people that are “your” people look like?
✨Now you know ✨
@stylisthannah.dv8 just finished her first @bellamihair Extension Model and you can see she didn’t enjoy it at all 😂✌🏻❤️
Do what you love BUT most important LOVE WHAT YOU GET TO DO✨
🫶🏻extension services coming soon
Dm us for all the deets
#grapevinetx #grapevinestylist #bellamiextensions

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Getting our first round of models in for our newest service offering. @bellamihair EXTENSIONS COMING SOON for ✨both ✨salon locations
Give us a ring for more info about your newest obsession 😎
(Link in bio for contact info)
#elevate #grapevinetx #colleyvilletx

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We “March”ed so hard 🌼
So much fun learning and doing what we love together as a Spa and Salon Family! We added to Guest Happiness Team at Elixir @rose_and_rivets ✌🏻 And our two Apprentices @themichelle.beauty @caylatallyhair at DV8 are some of the most talented we have worked with 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Top it off with the return of a house favorite!! @hairbyjayicedv8 is officially back behind the chair after her time away adding Daisy to her family 💗🌼
Looking forward to what April brings our way…. We are waiting to see you.
#elevate #grapevinetx #colleyvilletx

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Very goodt! (With a T!) so excited to share that we are once again recognized as a Top 200 Salon in the country by our industry ✨
We were celebrated and honored in the category of CustomerCare!
This one is special because we think our Guest Happiness Team is second to none! ✨IYKYK ✨ They are your first and last touch when you DV8 and they are here to serve not only you as guests but every single team member that calls this place home. Thank you @salontodayofficial for the honor. Thank you to our fans, friends and family. THANK YOU GUEST HAPPINESS TEAM. You truly are the heart beat of who we are and the most special part of what we get to do every day❤️
📸 by @motivemarketingtx 👏🏻

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Just a few of our awesome team in Grapevine ✨❤️✌🏻

Looking for a team to call your home? Dm us! We would love to chat it out.
Interviewing for Stylist, Spa and Guest Happy Team 💗💗

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We ate. We laughed. We learned. Motivation Monday goes down once a month for our salon teams. This one was for you👉🏻Our guests❤️
We are always looking to elevate your experience and to do that we practice! On each other 😂
We are looking forward to showing off for you on your next visit! See you soon.
#grapevinetx #colleyvilletx

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Don’t mind @stylisthannah.dv8 Just a over here slaying the color game 😎
A quick sample of the hair from her chair

Are you looking for your hair person? Wondering if Hannah might be the one? Go take our fun survey Meet Your Stylist (link in bio) to see if she is your match.
We can’t wait to find out!

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Whew! February flew by as quick as this reel! We did make the most of our time as a team to share, learn, grow and celebrate!
We are looking to add new team members in time to make the March hi light reel ✨
Dm us! We would love to meet you and show you around
✨multi location auditioning stylist, aestheticians, massage therapist and guest happiness team ✨

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Are you looking for your own special salon chair?
✨we have one for you
Are you looking for your own special salon home?
✨we have one for you! 😎Actually we have two locations to choose from 😉
✨team focused
✨3, 4 and 5 day work week options
✨no weekends
✨continuing education
✨ commission salon
✨ColorSpace Kerastase Aveda retail and color
⚡️we are looking to add to our Spa team, Guest Happiness team and stylist positions⚡️
DM us set up a tour and see for yourself

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We want to share some of our sunshine with you today 💗☀️😎🎂
If you have stepped thru our doors as a guest or team member you know what we know! @nicoleleighlamb shines like no other and she is always happy to share it. Happy birthday to our local joy maker!
We love you. Thank you for loving all of us so well ❤️
#birthdaygirl #workfamily #family #elevate

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Seriously tho… are you having any fun at work? We have plenty of fun to share 💖
✨We are looking to add to both of our salon locations in Grapevine and Colleyville. DM us for available position openings 😃
#salontoday200 #enjoy #grapevinetx #colleyvilletx

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Big shout out to @the.rebel.coffee.cart for bringing the fun. A coffee pop up is always a good idea ☕️🌲✨especially if it is at your favorite salon ✨
#colleyvilletx #celebration #shopsmall

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Fall 🍁change with a cut to match her sass x @hairbyjade34

#seasonschange #grapevinetx

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