BenotÉ is not just a salon. It's an EXPERIENCE!

Our hair stylists are dedicated in providing quality service while creating styles for any hair type or texture. They are willing to share their knowledge and experience with you, so that you truly feel transformed. Benoté Salon uses the finest products to create the healthiest hair that enhances your personal style. We provide a welcoming atmosphere and are committed to keep you looking your absolute best!

Benoté Salon is centrally located in Shreveport, Louisiana on Youree Drive in the Broadmoor area. Click here for directions.

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Our Stylists

Yolanda Gales

Owner & Master Stylist

Yolanda Giselle Gales is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to Shreveport after hurricane Katrina in 2005. In 2009, Yolanda opened the renowned Benoté Salon. With a list of over 400 customers (guests), Yolanda expanded her niche and has become one of the top names in natural hair in Louisiana. She is also well known for her hair coloring techniques. Guests come from all over the country to experience the Benoté Salon difference.

Yolanda, who studied chemistry in college, spends countless hours researching new and innovative products to ensure the safe and effective use for her guests. Clients depend on Yolanda’s knowledge and attention to detail and appreciate her detailed oriented approach to hair care. Although she is a graduate of the esteemed Aveda Beauty Institute, Yolanda attributes her natural talent for hair from years of guidance by her grandmother, Ozell Johnson, and mother, Lorraine Johnson who are both long time stylists in the New Orleans area.

The guests of Benoté Salon not only enjoy the warm, comfortable, and luxurious décor, but more importantly, they appreciate the friendly and relaxing atmosphere that Yolanda has created where people have an opportunity to engage and collaborate with other professional women in the area.

Bernisha Dupree

Level 2 Stylist

Bernisha Dupree is a 27 year old native of California and mother of two  girls. She relocated to Shreveport in 2004, with her family. After graduating from Recency Beauty Institute, she became a stylist at Benoté Salon. Her hard work, dedication to excellence, drive and passion to be a top stylist, put her on the fast track. Yo which she became a level 2 stylist in as little as a year. These characteristics, along with her bubbly and infectious attitude. Allows her to relate to her clients. It embodies the Benoté Salon spirit. That Natural Beauty is naturally beautiful. Bernisha specializes in braiding and natural hair care. Her consistent thirst for knowledge means that she is well versed in different styles and techniques. Cutting, color formulations, extensions, layering, make-up application, and eye lashes are just a areas in which she is has over years of experience in. Bernisha uses the latest Paul Mitchell and Redkin products. Which she has spent hours in the classroom learning to perfect. Including the new and innovative Neuro Cell technology. As a client in Bernisha's chair, you can expect nothing but the best service. Beginning with an in-depth consultation geared to get your hair back to it's natural, healthy, and beautiful state. Bernisha understands the rigors involved in styling. She prides herself in making sure that every client who sits in her chair walks away feeling like a Queen who just left her throne.

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Victoria Tillis

Level 2 Stylist

Victoria Ashley Tillis is a Shreveport, La native with the passion and natural talent for beautiful hair and makeup. August 2012, Victoria graduated from Regency Beauty Institute with a solid clientele anticipating her greatness in a salon. After graduation, her career started to greatly unfold. Allowed the opportunity to travel doing hair and makeup for an upcoming model with Stage Works Productions, Victoria has begun setting her name in this industry.

Victoria uses her unique style and modern techniques to keep hair healthy, luxurious, and stylish. She spends her free time exploring and understanding the top quality hair products, safest weaving techniques, and styles that will keep natural, relaxed, or color treated hair at its best. She also focuses on sophisticated protective styles that can be worn to work and out on the town, sewn hair extensions, strand-by-strand extensions, eyelash applications, facial waxing and glamorous makeup with Kevin Aucoin.

The guests of Benoté Salon embrace Victoria’s edgy personality and her desire to build relationships and make everyone feel and look stunning. She wins her clients over with her genuine character, her product and science of hair knowledge, and her knowledge of the hair trends of today.

DesMaria Williams

Level 1 Stylist

Greetings Shreveport-Bossier and surrounding areas!

My name is DesMaria Williams. As a Louisiana native, I was born and raised here in Shreveport, a proud graduate of Parkway high school and VH Barber & Styling Academy in Bossier City, and the new the newest addition to the Benoté Salon family.

Being well known for an artistic and precise personality, I discovered early my desire and natural talent for doing hair. It gives me a great satisfaction to empower women, making them feel amazing about their self image. Sharing my personal experiences of becoming natural has helped me establish a lasting relationship with my clients. While cutting hair for men and women is my favorite expertise, I enjoy learning the new things that better service each client.

To tell it like it really is, there’s no place like Benoté I’d rather be. I love our teamwork, excellent customer service, and the continued education. Practicing my skills in this type of environment has helped me perform at my best. Because I hold a passion for diversity of styles and technique, I gladly embrace the challenge to learn and build on the various facets of hair care.

Our Products

Products are available for purchase in salon.


Introducing new Chromatics—this revolutionary professional haircolor fortifies every strand giving you shinier, healthier-looking hair and amazing color after just one salon visit.


Precious to your hair, precious to the environment. New Precious Oil maximizes shine softness, and even protects your hair colour. Help rough, dull, brittle colour-treated hair retain its natural shininess and fullness while also protecting your colour with ZeroSulfate, ZeroSilicone Shampoos containing the OleoAntiFadeComplex.


Awapuhi wild ginger has been in the making for 30 years. This line reduces up to 80% breakage, improves shine up to 35% and prevents color fade up to 67%. Awapuhi line promotes healthy hair through its exclusive keratriplex treatment, it penetrates, repairs and seals damaged hair. Ideal for naturally dry-brittle hair, sun-damaged hair and lightened or chemically treated hair.

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Benoté Salon is Shreveport's premier salon destination for natural hair styles of all types. Trust our expertise to take your hair to the next level and beyond. You'll feel like a new person. Benoté is not just a salon. It is an experience.