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. 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.
MEET OUR STYLISTS
MEET OUR STYLISTS
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
Rebecca has had a passion for the beauty industry most of her adult life. She is a Paul Mitchell graduate and has been licensed for 6 years. In that time she has mastered a wide range of hair and make up techniques including barbering. However her passion is Color and Make-Up. When she is not in New York working for Fashion Week, Rebecca is still continuing her education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field. She specializes in cutting edge coloring techniques, balayage, foil highlights, color correction, men's grooming, special occasion styling, facial waxing, hot shaves, and make up. Rebecca stays updated in all the latest trends so that she can give you the look you want.
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.
Andrea Valle is a Senior Stylist here at Hair Loft Studio. She’s 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.
MEET OUR JUNIOR STYLISTS
MEET OUR JUNIOR STYLISTS
Alexis was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She has lived in New Orleans since 2012. She studied at Paul Mitchell and has been striving to further her education and career since. She is passionate about beauty and fashion. She wants each and every guest to look and feel their best. Her specialties include dimensional color, highlights, special occasion make-up and extentions.
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!!!
MEET OUR NEW ADDITIONS
MEET OUR NEW ADDITIONS
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.
Kewain is an New Orleans native who spent 8 years in New York working on Wall St. after graduating college. Realizing she had a passion for hair design she moved home to attend Aveda Institute. Her accolades include being the 2016 Aveda Institute scholarship winner and also the 2017 Pro Beauty Association winner of New Orleans. The same attention for detail she honed in the corporate world she brings to every one of her clientele. She specializes in color, extensions and curly textured hair. Kewain is not only dedicated to making her clients look their best, but on educating them on how to create styles that they can achieve themselves through her YouTube channel. Her mission is to make you feel like a supermodel walking down the sidewalk. Check out her YouTube channel Sidewalk Supermodel for styling tutorials!