About us

Salon Dacota is a contemporary hair salon suite located at 445 Lafayette Center Suite 403, in the city of Ballwin, Missouri.  Our full service hair salon offers a wide variety of services from cuts, color, extensions, keratin straightening, perms, facial waxing, microblading, permanent makeup, make up and bridal packages.

From the moment you walk through our door, to the moment we complete your service, every step has been designed to provide you with everything you need to have your hair looking great until you return for your follow-up visits.  Our commitment to excellence is our primary goal and our desire is that you will always be completely satisfied with your services and the consistent overall experience every time you visit our salon suite.


Our Story

Salon Dacota was always a salon comprised of friends who felt more like family. For 19 years we have been lucky enough to have amazing clients who have also become friends and family as well! We recently we made the choice to downsize and move to a different “home” and we hope you love the choice as much as we do! We will still be serving you with the same pride for our work as we always have, just in a new space!!

-Valla and Jesse


This is Us!


Valla Bethel

Owner & Stylist 

I love creating a style and color for guests that will make them look and feel that they are as amazing and unique as the truly are. I have been a stylist for 16 years with 14 of those being at Suite salon Dacota, and in this time I have found I truly have a passion for designing my guests a complete look that will compliment their complexion as well as face. I continually strive to advance my knowledge in cutting, coloring, extensions and makeup to offer you the best available techniques. I’m a Perfectress Extension Master Educator as well as a Nouveau Contour Certified Permanent Makeup Artist.


Jesse Wendt

Owner & Stylist

I have been a stylist for 18 years. 16 of those years have been spent at Salon Dacota, where I have perfected my passion for hair color and precision cutting. I was a color educator for a few years, then decided to focus more on developing my makeup skills. I have studied under Tami Scott (one of the lead makeup artist in the bridal industry) for makeup in St. Louis. Tami exposed me to working behind the scenes at fashion shows and photo shoots. I absolutely love doing photo shoots and hope to increase my activity in that industry. I took a year and a half off to move to Seattle and be a stay at home mom. I am very grateful to have had that experience with my little girl. Having that time off has refreshed my passion for doing hair and makeup. While I was in Seattle I studied under Kerry Herta (a Hollywood makeup artist) to expand my makeup education. It was an amazing experience. I am excited to be back in St. Louis, working again and rebuilding my clientele.

We can’t wait to see you...

We’re happy to make your appointment for you should you choose to call or text one of the following numbers, however you may schedule an appointment at your convenience through that fun little button right there ->

Main Salon Cell Phone: 636-386-3600

Valla Cell Phone: 314-835-7903

Jesse Cell Phone: 314-899-7529