What is Bristle + Balm?

We are an upscale hair salon with a relaxed and inviting environment.

Located at Pavilion in the Park in Little Rock, Arkansas, Bristle + Balm is owned by Nikki and Jordan Irby. Our friendly team of professional stylists provide hair care services to men, women, and children of all ages.

When you’re here, you’re family. Make yourself at home with a drink at our beverage bar and access to our free wi-fi. Whether you’re enjoying a hot cup of coffee or a glass of wine, we hope you enjoy the unique and realaxing experience of Bristle + Balm.

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Our Services

We provide hair care services to men, women, and children of all ages.

  • Men's Haircut
  • Women's Haircut
  • Children's Haircut
  • Shampoo & Blowout
  • Special Events
  • Brow Tinting
  • Facial Waxing
  • Keratin Treatments
  • Full & Partial Foil Process
  • Keratin Express Blowout
  • Single Process Color Application
  • Double Process Color Application

We are Bristle + Balm

Nikki Irby

Owner, Stylist & Colorist

Hometown: Dumas, Arkansas

Nikki received an undergrad degree in Fashion Merchandising from the U of A in Fayetteville, AR and graduted from Bee Jays Hair Academy in Little Rock with a cosmetology degree. Since then, Nikki has been practicing cosmetology in high end hair salons for the past 8 years.

"A girl who cuts her hair is about to change her life."
Coco Chanel

Jennifer Halliday

Stylist & Colorist

Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas

Jennifer Halliday brings 26 years of experience to Bristle + Balm. Specializing in color, cuts and more recently Global Keratin treatments, she enjoys collaborating with each client to determine the most flattering and low maintenance look for them. Jennifer has always valued continuing education, striving to stay inspired by attending classes to learn new techniques and trends.

Shelly Holmes

Stylist & Colorist

Hometown: Sherwood, Arkansas

Master colorist Shelly Holmes has a unique and innovative vision of beauty. She has over sixteen years of experience and was voted first runner up for stylist of the year in Soiree magazine in 2009. Shelly is certified in SoCap hair extensions and the keratin complex systems. She also pursues continuing education to keep up to date with the changing trends and styles.

Join the Bristle + Balm team!

We're always hiring great talent

Bristle + Balm is always looking to hire talented stylists and colorists to join our team. Contact us if you're looking for a friendly and inviting high-end salon.

Come by for a New Style

...or just to relax.

Tues-Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
8201 Cantrell Rd Suite 400,Little Rock, AR72227