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Since 2015

A go-to hair salon in Cincinnati, Ohio, for professional loc care and maintenance, Designerae is happily serving the community.

500+ Happy Clients

We treat you like family – just like we treat all our clients with care and professionalism. A happy client is what fuels us and keeps us motivated.

Our Vision

Designerae is the premiere Natural Hair Care experience. We provide outstanding products, services, education, and undeniable results to everyone we touch.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the Healing, Health, and Growth of natural hair with a commitment to encouraging people to fall in love with their locs.

Meet Our Owner


Desirae Futel

- CEO, Stylist

Desirae is the proud owner of Designerae LLC, a salon that focuses on healthy hair and locs. Founded in 2015, The Designerae brand has become synonymous with quality and integrity. Using nothing but the best in natural products and providing quality personal service. 

Desirae’s personal mission is to serve, educate, and empower others to reach their destiny—which aligns with everything she does. This mission starts at home, as she is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Natasha and Kamara. Desirae’s goal as a stylist is to educate and inform clients about the uniqueness of their hair.

Desirae is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds an artist diploma in Costume Design from The School for Creative and Performing Arts. After high school, Desirae relocated to Chicago, Illinois. There she studied at Loyola University Chicago, earning dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Entrepreneurship and Black World Studies. Immediately following her academic success at Loyola, Desirae attended Pivot Point International, where she studied Cosmetology.

Upon her return to Cincinnati in 2013, she began her career in the hair world a few years after. Originally focusing solely on healthy hair, Desirae fell in love with the versatility and beauty of natural hair. In 2017 she shifted her business to only serving individuals with natural hair and locs. Over time the demand for those who sought after her loc services overpowered her business. In 2023 Designerae became a salon that focuses exclusively on locs. 

Desirae credits initially learning about locs at Christian Fields Salon on the southside of Chicago in 2010. She learned alongside her cousin Aaron Futel as he guided her into the trade. She has since had many mentors to study various techniques as it relates to the field; notably the famous Kris McDred!  Desirae loves what she does and looks to empower and educate others to become locticians.

We Celebrate The Wonderfulness Of Beauty That Makes Everyone Unique

High Quality Salon

Designerae offers Ohio’s best loc maintenance and care. Our loc stylists are experienced and skilled at creating dreadlock designs, perfect for you!

Great Customer Service

Our loc stylists are professionally trained and certified in providing relaxing and effective dreadlock treatments personalized to your budget and needs.

A Perfect Atmosphere

Our clean and cozy salon is ideal for everyone looking for fun and relaxation. With a modern spa atmosphere, we are ready to unlock an unmatched experience.

Safety In Good Hands

We prioritize your safety in all the procedures because your well-being is what we strive for. Integrity and confidentiality, as well as in-treatment safety, is our priority.

Trusted Loc Stylists

Our salon is based on trust. We do not have managers to manage but friends to discuss and address concerns. We cultivate relationships with transparency and honesty.

Individual Approach

Our loc stylists are available and engaged throughout the procedure to know your inputs and expectations and ensure best-in-class service made just for you.

Tired Of Dull, Lifeless Dreadlocks?

CEO, Stylist

We are known around the city for our natural, professional, and detailed dreadlock care services. Experience a healthy way to soften and blend your locs with the care that is just for you.

Look Good. Feel Good.