OWNER Master Stylist
With 35 years experience in the industry, Maritza Valle is known as a top certified balayage expert. After training in New York Maritza brought her skills to uptown New Orleans as a highly trained L'Oreal Professionnel color specialist. With her extensive training with Vidal Sassoon Academy, she maintains a contemporary edge, and is known for her sharp cuts and meticulous styles. Her custom coloring techniques include everything from highlighting to balayage. She is certified in all types of extensions. Extremely dedicated and passionate about her work, Maritza continues to move forward and educate in the hair industry to bring the very best for her clients.
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Erin Richard has had a passion for hair and the beauty industry most of her life. She studied her career at Vanguard School of Cosmetology a Paul Mitchell School. Erin has mastered a wide range of hair techniques including cutting, color, corrective color, balayage, highlights, and up-dos. However, her specialty and passion is blondes and up dos. Erin uses a wide range of L’Oreal color products as well as the top of the line styling products Kerastase. She has certified in Vidal Sassoon cutting and Brazilian blow out anti frizz treatment. Erin believes in continual education and strives to stay up to date on her field of knowledge of new products, and services available to provide excellent service to her clientele.
Nehaya started Hair Loft Studio in 2013. She has graduated from Paul Mitchell and has had continued education with the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Miami and the TIGI Education program in New York city. When it comes to beautiful hair coloring, you cannot go wrong with Nehaya. She has an eye for color and balance of tone. Her specialties include global color, balayage, cutting, deva curl cutting, styling, men’s haircut’s and makeup. You can find some of Nehaya’s work in several local New Orleans CUE magazines featuring hair and makeup. With a strong passion for the art of brows, Nehaya has become a certified micro-blading technician. She also specializes in waxing and threading. Her goal is to give her clients the confidence and the look they desire. Check out Nehaya’s Instagram @Nehaya.yatak
Nicole is a Paul Mitchell trained stylist. She is a former educator for John Paul Mitchell systems. She has experience working with global artists all over the United States, including France and Belgium. Her bridal work has been featured on “The Best of the Knot.com”. Nicole’s specialties range from advanced cutting for both women and men, coloring, and formal styling. She loves creative work, as well as photo shoots. Nicole is also knowledgeable with products and beauty science.
Maegan is an Aveda Institute New Orleans graduate. She specializes in balayage, hair painting, all over and root color, women's cuts, men's cuts, up-dos, and make up. She continues her education by staying on top of the latest trends and working to perfect her skills. The beauty industry has been a passion of Maegan's since she was a young girl. She strives to make every person that sits in her chair feel more beautiful than when they sat down. During Maegan's services, she completely dedicates herself to her guest. She strives to make them feel like one of a kind. Maegan sets herself apart because not only does she provide high-quality services, but she also educates her guests about the products she uses and gives recommendations for at-home maintenance of the beautiful styles she creates. So COME on in and let MAEGAN enhance your beauty through cut and color!!!
Andrea Valle is a Senior Stylist here at Hair Loft Studio. She has been with the company since it’s inception at it’s original Uptown New Orleans location. Her extensive and ongoing Vidal Sassoon Cutting Education is what sets Andrea apart. She pushes the envelope with her modern and chic Special Event Styling as well as her novice skills in “Damage Free” Hair Extensions technique applications. Highly educated in L’Oreal Coloring, Andrea specializes in coloring trends to not only maximize the compliment of your complexion but to keep you evolving. She also has a strong talent in Men’s cutting (beard & mustache included). Andrea Valle lives, breathes, cuts, colors and styles her motto of “The details are not the details, They make the design” by Charles Eames. Certified in hand tied Weft extensions by Aqua Hair, as well as micro links by Cinderella Hair.
Brandi Ferguson has had a passion for hair most of her her life. She studied her career at the Aveda Institute New Orleans and has been doing hair for 5 years. Her passion is hair coloring and bridal hair including balayage, hair painting, all over color and updo's. She also loves to do mens and womens cuts as well as extensions. She continues her education by staying on top of the latest trends and perfecting her skills. Brandi gets most of her enjoyment out of making her clients feel more beautiful about themselves than when they walked in the salon
Brittani is a bubbly and creative New Orleans native. Inspired by Dolly Parton’s character in Steele Magnolias, Brittani’s dream of working in an exciting and personable industry was in the works when she graduated from Aveda Institute New Orleans in 2014. With 5 years experience, she developed a skill of being a well-seasoned Colorist and is a certified Balayage Artist through the Business of Balayage. Her love for the beauty industry continue to grow when she was certified to offer Brazilan Blowout services and her certifications for Tape In, Fusion, I-tip and Weft hair extensions through Bellami.