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Best Of Forsyth 2017 Reader's Choice

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The Loft Salon has 11 talented hairstylists with extensive cosmetology backgrounds. They strive to provide the perfect environment that put clients at ease from the moment they walk through the door. They are trained in the latest trends and styles. In order to achieve this goal, they are involved in continuing education programs giving their clients first class service backed by industry leading products and techniques. The salon also offers Spray tans and Wedding specialists experienced with up-dos and airbrush make-up. The salons determination for excellence takes place not only in the salon but offsite as well, offering customers the chance to get the look they want for that special occasion by coming to you on your wedding day. We can come to you or you may choose to utilize our private onsite bridal suite.


Kelli Hammond Hawkins

Kelli

Kelli Hammond Hawkins, owner and Master Cosmetologist, graduated from the Georgia Institute of Cosmetology and has been in the hair industry since 2001. During and after graduating from cosmetology school, she apprenticed at the TONI & GUY Salon in Gwinnett County. Kelli is a native of Forsyth County and grew up on the same property the Salon was built on. She opened The Loft Salon in 2010. She strives every day to improve her skills as a hairstylist. Kelli's specialty and passion is with blondes and naturals. Even though Kelli is considered a blonde specialist, she is experienced in all aspects of color techniques. Kelli is a certified hair color specialist and has experience with several color lines. She is also certified in Brazilian Blowouts and Balayage. She loves to make her clients feel special and appreciated. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughters, Maddie and Annah. She also enjoys CrossFit and running Marathons. Kelli is currently accepting new clients! To schedule your appointment with Kelli, call (678)776-1747


Katie Speropoulos

Katie S.

Katie Speropoulos is a graduate of Rob Roy Academy in Massachusetts. She has been a master cosmetologist for 20 years. Katie has advanced training with Goldwell, REDKEN, RUSK, and Aveda. Through the years, Katie has explored many opportunities within her profession. She took part in opening a health and wellness center in New Hampshire, where she was able to utilize many of the skills she has learned over the years. Katie found it extremely rewarding to not only make people look better, but also make them feel better. She has taken that philosophy with her throughout her career and her life. She absolutely loves Cumming, Georgia, but does admit to missing the Red Sox and Patriot fans. To schedule with Katie, call (678)677-6605.


Amie Brown

Amie

Amie Brown (DeLong) is a master cosmetologist who graduated from the Lanier Tech Cosmetology Program. She is a lifelong resident of Forsyth County. Amie began her career by working under an Aveda Cutting Educator for two years. Amie worked in an Aveda salon, which is located in Gainesville, Georgia, for two years. She began working at Salon 306 in 2008, and moved with the stylists to The Loft Salon in 2010. Throughout her career, she has gained experience with the following color systems: REDKEN, TIGI, Aveda, INOA, and PRAVANA. Additionally, she has attended three color classes at the Aveda Institute to further her knowledge and is also trained in the Keratin Complex smoothing systems and Balayage. Amie enjoys boosting the self-esteem of her clients by treating them with respect and doing everything possible to make sure they have the best experience. When she's not working, Amie enjoys shopping, spending time with her family and friends, and being active in her church. To schedule with Amie, call (770)530-7552.


Chantelle Casey

Chantelle

Chantelle is a master stylist and color specialist. She joined the salon in August 2011 after coming to Georgia from Indiana with her husband and three sons in search of warmer winds.

As a successful salon owner for more than 22 years in Indiana, Chantelle learned the importance of continuous education and is always fine tuning her trade.

She is a color specialist with Redken, Joico, Kenra and ISO. Her specialties are the latest trends such as Balayage, Ombré, Baby-lights and Color Melting.

Chantelle and her husband are very active on their church world care team, traveling to Africa and Nicaragua as compassion international ambassadors.

In her spare time she enjoys being with her family and friends, preferably on the water or in the mountains. She also enjoys traveling, hiking, Pottery and photography.

Chantelle is currently not accepting new clients. (404) 938-4852.

 


Morgan

Morgan

Morgan Shea is a Master Cosmetologist. She is a native of the area and has always had a strong interest in the beauty industry. In 2011 Morgan trained exclusively for 2 years under the owner of an Upscale Salon in Dawsonville. She attended Cosmetology at Lanier Technical College of Georgia, where she graduated on the presidential diploma list as a Master Cosmetologist. She has had continuing education in the Framesi Italian style haircutting, and coloring. She is also global keratin certified, as well as extensive training in BIo Ionic Straightening systems. Through doing hair, Morgan has been able to get creative and meet many special people with whom she has developed lasting relationships. Renowned for her great shampoo and blow dry styling, Morgan brings a warm personal approach to "you" the client and loves being a hairstylist. Her styles range from Classy to Edgy and her coloring techniques will add flair to finish your look. Morgan brings positive energy and her excitement for the profession into the salon. Morgan's portfolio of client before and afters can be viewed on on Instagram: @stylistmorganshea To schedule your appointment with Morgan call (770) 633-5792.


Megan

Megan

Megan McWaters Bolz is a Master Cosmetologist.  Megan resides in Dawson County with her husband and two children. She has a long  standing passion for the beauty industry.  Megan graduated from The Georgia Institute of Cosmetology, where she successfully completed the cosmetology program with honors.  She has been a stylist at The Loft Salon since 2013.  Skilled consultations, coupled with creating that perfect look, are her passions.  She loves doing color, Balayage, Brazilian blowouts, and hair extensions. She is a Wedding specialist, and is very experienced in Wedding hair and make-up.  Megan loves furthering her education by attending color classes and shows.  She is also a Norvell certified Master technician for Airbrush Tanning.  She loves her career choice as it is apparent through her ability to send you home looking fabulous every visit.  Aside from working at the salon Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to church, decorating, and enjoying outdoor activities.  To schedule your appointment with Megan call (706)974-9348


Katie

Katie H.

 Katie Muma Hasselman is a Master Cosmetologist with a degree from Aveda Institute. With a bevy of advanced color and cutting classes under her belt, Katie blends modern styling techniques with an approach that is tailored to each client's unique hair type and face shape. After four years at an upscale salon in Cumming and Alpharetta, Katie has built her reputation on service that is consistently personal and precise. That commitment to quality, along with her ability to make people feel comfortable and appreciated the moment they sit in the chair, keeps her clients coming back year after year.
When she's not making clients look and feel beautiful, Katie enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time out on the lake with family and friends. To schedule an appointment with Katie call (770) 289-7531.


Cara

Cara

Cara Myhre is a Hair Designer Apprentice Cara learned the ropes of hair in a newly opened salon at the young age of 13. While growing up, her family owned a local salon where Cara started from the bottom. She cleaned and assisted, working every operation including inventory and reception. At 16 Cara started apprenticing where she eventually realized that color and lightening techniques were her calling. After her family sold the salon, Cara began a new life as a USMC bride and switched careers in California, but never turned away from her roots. While raising her two beautiful children, Cara started her own fashion business where she created unique hair accessories for many clients. Now, back in her home state, she has become the newest face at The Loft Salon, apprenticing under owner and Master Cosmetologist, Kelli Hammond Hawkins. Not only has Cara's early experience set the stage to mold her into a well rounded stylist, but her skill is fueled by natural talent. Her focus is on giving her clients a manageable yet trendy look that helps boost their self confidence and keep them coming back for more. In her free time she enjoys her children, music, and Crossfit. To schedule your appointment, call Cara at (470) 249-7168.


Tabitha

Tabitha

Tabitha Oxley is a Master Cosmetologist with a degree from MAK Beauty Institute. A Gerogia native, Tabitha excels at understanding the needs of her clients and bringing that shared vision to life. Tabitha's continuous education keeps her up to date in all of the latest hair trends and techniques that are always changing. A perfectionist, sometimes to a fault, she will provide upscale quality and take your salon experience to the next level. Aside from working in the salon, Tabitha enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, and playing in the dirt. To schedule your appointment with Tabitha call (770) 241-2721.


Callie Mills

Callie

Callie Mills is a master cosmetologist and obtained her degree in the cosmetology program at Lanier technical college of Dawsonville Georgia. Upon graduation, Callie mastered her trade by working in a high-end salon in north Georgia specializing in bridal. When Callie isn't busy making clients look and feel beautiful she enjoys arts and crafts. To schedule your appointment with Callie call (706) 344-8617.


Taylor Greene

Taylor

Taylor Greene is a master cosmetologist with a degree from Lanier Technical College. She is a native to Georgia and has always had a love for hair and making people feel beautiful. After two years in an upscale salon and spa in Dahlonega, she decided it was time to further her career at The Loft Salon. Taylor attends hair shows twice a year to keep up with all of the new hair techniques and trends, such as cutting, foiling, babylights, balayage, and ombre. Throughout her career she has received experience in Kenra, Matrix, Pravana, and Redken color, as well as GK (Global Keratin) smoothing treatments and color corrections. Taylor doesn't only have a passion for hair, but also has a passion for nail care. She is experienced in all of the CND polishes, such as shellac and vinylux. Taylor is committed to knowing the needs of her clients and goes out of her way to pamper them and make them feel beautiful and happy.
In her spare time Taylor's favorite things to do are to spend time with her family, friends and dog, attend church, travel, and go antique shopping.
Taylor's portfolio of clients can be viewed on her Instagram: @hairby_taylor_
To schedule your appointment with Taylor, call (706) 974-7444.


Sydney

Sydney

Sydney Tanner is a Master Cosmetologist Apprentice. To schedule your appointment with Sydney call (678) 906-7597.