Meet Our New Orleans Stylists!

Meet Our New Orleans Stylists!

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Today, we’re introducing our TEAM here at Hair Loft in New Orleans! You’ll see no matter what you’re looking for in hair styles or color, we’ve got you covered! With decades of experience and continuous education, we’re your girls.

Plus, for an inside look, we’re linking to each of our Instagram accounts for videos, tutorials and our daily stylist life here at The Hair Loft in the South Market District.

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MARITZA VALLE - OWNER

With 35 years experience in the industry, Maritza 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.

She’s known for her sharp cuts and meticulous styles. Her custom coloring techniques include everything from highlighting to balayage. She’s 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.

Instagram: @maritza_hair

Hometown: New Orleans

Expertise: Blonde Balayge, Color Correction, Precision Hair Cutting, Extensions

Three Words to Describe You: Focused, Good Listener, Passionate

When you’re sitting in my chair, we’re most likely to talk about… hair goals, newest restaurants and life

Can’t leave the house without… Praying, exercising and looking professional

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BRANDI FERGUSON - SENIOR STYLIST

Brandi is a graduate of Aveda Institute New Orleans and has been creating beautiful hair since 2013. Her biggest hair passions are blonding transformations, such as balayage, foilyage, baby lights, color melting and beaded wefts and tape extensions.

She also loves putting her color brushes aside to create bridal updos.

One thing that sets her apart is there are no limits to where she will travel to train under the top leading artists in the industry.

Instagram: @brandiferguson_hairstylist

Hometown: Kenner

Expertise: Blonding Transformations

Three Words to Describe You: Talkative, Hard Worker, Loyal

When you’re sitting in my chair, we’re most likely to talk about… my client’s life. They love to open up and vent to get off what’s on their chest.

Can’t leave the house without… my phone charger

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NICOLE MEREDITH - SENIOR STYLIST

Nicole is a Paul Mitchell trained stylist and 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.

Instagram: @bluehashtaghair

Hometown: Mobile, Alabama & St. Augustine, Florida

Expertise: Jack of most hair trades is my super power

Three Words to Describe You: Goofy, Hungry, Social

When you’re sitting in my chair, we’re most likely to talk about… the next or pervious event in New Orleans

Can’t leave the house without… sunglasses

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MAEGAN HUMPHREY - SENIOR STYLIST

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 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.

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.

Instagram: @maeganhumphreybeauty

Hometown: New Orleans

Expertise: Creative Customized Color Techniques (balayage, foilayage, baby lights, teasylights)

Three Words to Describe You: Ambitious, Infectious, Assertive

When you’re sitting in my chair, we’re most likely to talk about… places to eat & plans for the weekend!

Can’t leave the house without… water!

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ANDREA VALLE - SENIOR STYLIST

Andrea has been with Hair Loft since its inception at its 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.

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BRITTANI LARA - SENIOR STYLIST

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.

Instagram: @dulcebalayge

Hometown: Marrero

Expertise: Cuts to color, blondes, vivid hair, hair extensions, wigs, editorial hair and styling, men’s cuts, Brazilian Blowouts. I’ve done almost everything in 5 years of my career!

Three Words to Describe You: Talkative, Positive, Funny

When you’re sitting in my chair, we’re most likely to talk about… conspiracy theories, strange ghost events that happened a the funeral home I use to work at, food, Marvel and DC comic books.

Can’t leave the house without… My Mary Poppins purse. It has a Walgreen’s inside of it!

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ERIN RICHARD - SENIOR STYLIST

Erin 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. 

Instagram: @thebeautyine

Hometown: New Orleans

Expertise: Blondes, Balayage, Hand Tied Extensions

Three Words to Describe You: Communicative, Fun, Passionate

When you’re sitting in my chair, we’re most likely to talk about… whatever is brought up! I always keep the conversation going. My family gets brought up a lot!

Can’t leave the house without… my phone and coffee!

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NEHAYA YATAK - MASTER STYLIST

Nehaya started Hair Loft Studio in 2013. She 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.

Instagram: @Nehaya.yatak

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This Summer at Hair Loft Studio!

This Summer at Hair Loft Studio!

Click above to check out what’s happening this summer at Hair Loft Studio!

                                                                                                        

HAIR LOFT STUDIO

Hair Loft Studio is set to open Fall of 2016.  We are excited to become apart of the South Market District.  Hair Loft Studio is under the direction of Maritza Valle and Nichole Valle-Lobo.  

Maritza has 30+ years of experience in the hair industry.  She is a certified colorist through the Loreal Professionnel Academy as well as a certified Hair Cutting specialist through Vidal Sassoon Academy.    

Nichole Valle-Lobo has 11+ years of experience in the hair industry.  She began her career under Maritza's wing and has since evolved into a successful Hair Stylist.  Nichole received her Hair Cutting certification through the Vidal Sassoon Academy.

Together Maritza and Nichole have achieved to put a team together that is able to full-fill all beauty desires.  Services Include:  GLOBAL COLOR , HIGHLIGHTS, BALAYAGE, CUSTOM HAIR CUTS, EVENT STYLING, MENS GROOMING, HOT SHAVES, FACIAL WAXING, BRIDAL PACKAGES, COLOR CORRECTION, HAIR EXTENSIONS, MAKE UP APPLICATIONS, & SPECIAL FX MAKE UP.

Hair Loft Studio carries the full line of Kerastase and is a L'Oreal Professionnel Color focused salon.

It will be open Monday- Saturday.  Hours tba.

Hair Loft Studio 1000 Girord St. Suite B-7 New Orleans, 70113

The Mardi Gras Lineup

The Mardi Gras Lineup

For this Mardi Gras season we will be coming to you!!  Hair Loft is offering this amazing style and makeup package for $150.  Take advantage of this offer before we are booked!!  No need to worry about your hair and make-up for the ball, we will take care of everything. Call and schedule now. 

Hair Loft Studio Coming Soon

Hair Loft Studio Coming Soon

This year has been amazing  for us! We just celebrated our 5 year anniversary at our uptown salon. We've been so blessed with a talented team and welcomed by our uptown community. So now we're ready to spread the love! We're opening our 2nd location in the South Market District @somadistrict the Beacon!!! We're so excited for what we have in store for all of you! Stay connected while we share the progress of Hair Loft Studio!

Why Everyone should be using Olaplex

Why Everyone should be using Olaplex

 

We love articles like this!!!   

In an ideal world you could color your hair without any breakage or damage. In a perfect world coloring your hair would also work as a treatment to repair damaged strands and link the bonds back together again - if only!

Well the unbelievable has happened and its no fad product.  Scientists have created Olaplex; a truly revolutionary product that transforms the texture of hair and prevents breakage while repairing damage as well.  Truly an amazing product and that is why we will always carry it.

 

http://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/2015/08/04/olaplex-hair-colour-treatment-review-the-vogue-verdict

The Modern Male

The Modern Male

Men's grooming has become one of the latest trends and in my opinion it's about time :) Styles dating back from the 50's-80's seem to be sticking around this year. Just how eras change, so do techniques and tools. As much as I respect these old school styles, today's barbers have added a modern twist. What was a simple brush back then, has now been transformed to more of a tapered look around the neck and ears. Today's barbers/stylists have added more detail to these old school hair styles by adding a shaved part or skin fade to the pompador look.  A lot of people underestimate the power of a clipper, and I feel that this trend is helping change that mindset.  It takes a lot time, skill, and patience to execute these specific styles.  As men's grooming is evolving, so are barbers and stylists.  With the help of technology and social  media, we are able to admire other's great work and learn from it.  It pushes us to educate ourselves into perfecting our craft. 

Furthering Our Education

Furthering Our Education

The Hair Loft is proud to be sending Nehaya to the Bumble and Bumble Academy to extend her knowledge of the newest hair trends with the team!!

      Enjoy the weekend !

Enjoy the weekend !

Becca's Top 10 Must Haves!

Becca's Top 10 Must Haves!

As hair dressers it is our duty to introduce and educate our clients to products that will enhance and work on their hair type.  I have picked 10 of my favorite products to review with you all and hopefully this helps  you with your next product purchase.  The products are not in any specific order and are available for purchase at Hair Loft Salon.

Bumble & Bumble All Style Blow Dry $30

This is for the woman who is that one product shopper.  It is for all hair types and requires one step to apply (apply on damp hair evenly).  This product also helps fights frizz and prevents heat damage.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime $42

If your the woman who loves the smell of fragrance and desires that silky smooth look Elixir Ultime is your best bet.  With its enriched white flower oil it will have you tousling your hair all day.  It is for all hair types and is applied evenly on damp hair.

Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder $36

BB's Hair powder is what I like to call LIFE SAVER!  We all have had those moments where due to time and life our color appointments have had  to be postponed.  The hair powder covers gray and new growth instantly with a voluminous matte finish.  It is available in four shades : Soft Black, Tint of Brown, Blondish, and White.  It works best when sprayed about 10 inches away from the target area.  Use on dry hair only.

Kerastase Homme Capital Force $33

So I'm sure we all have noticed that men are definitely trending these days with their stylish haircuts and beards.  My go to product for men's grooming is Capital Force.  It works with all hair types and textures and allows me to style with flexibility and hold.  Its an easy paste to apply and has a great cologne smell.

Kerastase K Powder Bluff $37

What woman doesn't own dry shampoo these days?  There are so many out in the market but I'd have to say Powder Bluff is #1 in my book.  What I love most about this product is that it doesn't leave a lot of build up or residue.  Perfect for those one or two days that you don't wash your hair.  It works best when sprayed about 10 inches away from the hair.

Kerastase Discipline Fluidissime $42

First off let me start by saying "OBSESSED."  For the woman with unruly hair let me introduce you to your knight in shining armor.  Fluidissime is a leave in spray that helps protect your hair from heat and helps tame frizz.  If your looking for movement, smoothness, and shine this is it.  Spray on to damp hair and comb through evenly.

Kerastase Ciment Thermique $43

For my lavish blondes Ciment Thermique will be and should be your best friend.  This leave in helps reconstruct brittle damaged hair.  You can see the shiny smooth results instantly after a great blow out.  I not only use this on my blondes, but also on anyone who sits in my chair with fragile hair, split ends, very dry hair or  little to no elasticity.  This product is applied onto damp hair evenly.

Kerastase Mousse Boufante $37

For my ladies struggling to have volume and body in their hair FEAR NO LONGER!   I find that when i use this on my fine haired clients it helps give them a fuller yet movable style.  This mousse is flexible and thickens every hair strand with out adding any extra weight.  Apply on damp hair evenly.

K Boucles d'art $37

I must say the whole beach wave look seems to be sticking around for a while.  I tend to use Boucles d'art on my clients to achieve that natural beachy look.  This light weight foam helps control and define any curl or wave pattern along with adding softness and shine.  The key words to look for when buying products for natural curly/wavy hair is ANTI FRIZZ & HUMIDITY PROTECTION!  Boucles d'art is applied on damp air you can scrunch your hair, air dry it, or diffuse it , either way it will still give you that beachy desired look.

K Laque Couture $37

One can never have too much hair spray.  K Laque Couture should be sitting on every vanity.  It gives you hold along with felixibility.  I love using this spray on all my bridal hair and formal event styles it is a great working spray.