Based on the educational background and experience behind the chair, we have 4 levels in which we categorize our stylists. If you have a specific question regarding a stylist and his/her level of experience, we ask that you speak with our coordinator or book a consultation prior to booking your service appointment. Please be advised that pricing varies with each stylist. If you’re unsure of pricing, we ask that you book a consultation. We are happy to work within your budget to help you achieve your hair goals.
NEW TALENT STYLIST
Leah Carlson, Owner and Master Stylist (Providence and Warren)
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Owner, Leah Carlson has been creating one-of-a-kind craft cuts and custom color for over 20 years. She attended classes and mastered her cutting craft at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Miami. She learned the technique of straight-razor cutting and custom coloring with Nick Arrojo and his educational team at Arrojo Studio in NYC. It was during that time that she truly learned the importance of creating shape, depth and movement by combining a razor or shear haircut with the perfect complimentary hues.
She has also attended cutting, up-do and styling courses taught by celebrity stylist, Oribe in Boston and New York and brings this unique experience and expertise to La La Luxe. Her color of choice (along with her staff’s color of choice) is Wella and has been for over 15 years. Leah is highly experienced in: straight-razor and precision cutting, balayage and free-style highlighting, foiling, multi-dimensional coloring, pastel coloring and corrective coloring. Her specialty is grey and white blending, blonding and double-process/platinum blondes. You can see many of her up-do’s and styles all over social media and also in Inside Weddings Magazine, Southern New England Weddings Magazine, Bliss Celebrations and Grace Ormonde Wedding Magazine. La La Luxe was featured in American Salon Magazine as one of Rhode Island’s hottest new salons in 2011. Leah’s artistic and fun approach brings a free spirit to a boring “do” or a clean, classic edge to a “messy” head.
A mother and salon-owner by day and a musician and artist at heart, Leah wears many hats but it is her passion and drive in the hair/beauty industry along with her amazing team that continues to push her forward.
“Gorgeous and luscious hair is the cherry on top, but it really starts with one thing and that is knowing that my clients feel at ease and feel absolutely comfortable while in my chair. I believe that there is nothing more sacred in this industry than that. I am here to make sure everyone leaves happy and feeling their absolute best from start to finish.” Leah believes that the positive vibe within the salon is due to a team of amazing stylists supporting one another and inspiring each other every day. “We are a no-judgement salon. We look to each other for inspiration and we thrive on the happiness of our clients.”
Casey Harrison, Master Stylist (Providence) Follow me: @hair_bycaseyy
Casey gained experience at an upscale salon in Boston where she grew as an artist while bringing out the best in everyone who sat in her chair. With 10 years of experience, Casey is a creative force at La La Luxe Salon where she continues to master her craft in all forms of balayage highlighting and coloring, free-hand painting, corrective coloring, multi-dimensional coloring and blonding, foil highlighting and lowlighting, ombre, vivid coloring and platinum blonding. Casey is also highly experienced with tape-in extensions. She is certified in Goldwell, Davines, and Pravana color and product knowledge and is highly trained in all areas of Wella color. Casey can create beautiful styles and blowouts that last and loves showing her guests how to recreate those same looks at home. Aside from her technical and artistic background, she is a wonderful mother and wife and enjoys spending time with her family. Not only will you fall in love with Casey’s warm personality and creativity, but you will also fall in love with your hair. Casey specializes in balayage highlighting and corrective color.
Jessica Regnault, Master Stylist (Providence and Warren) Follow me: @j.regnaultbeauty
Jessica has always felt like she grew up in a salon. Watching her mother work as a hairstylist behind the chair, she was enamored with how you could manipulate and change hair to create something beautiful and completely transform someone’s confidence. With over 10 years experience herself, she loves to connect with clients and formulate visions into reality. Combining foil and color techniques to accentuate a textured cut and style, and showing clients the potential of their hair is one of her biggest passions. Jessica specializes in classic and modern techniques of cutting, coloring, highlighting, foil-highlighting, foilayage, and corrective coloring.
Outside of the salon, Jessica loves to travel, read, and listen to true crime podcasts. She obsessed with anything design-related, and loves exploring new styles and trends. Recently relocating to Rhode Island after living in Japan for a year, she is ready to be back creating behind the chair.
Kelsey Dubuc, Senior Stylist (Providence and Warren) Follow me: @the_cosmetoptician
Kelsey’s strong passion for hair, beauty and the art of coloring, styling and cutting started at a very young age. After majoring (and graduating Cum Laude) in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut, she began working in that field while helping people as a case manager. Wanting to work with and help individuals and families has always played a big part in her life journey to where she is today. After moving on and working as a licensed Optician for over 11 years, Kelsey knew it was time to pursue her true passion: Hair.
While attending the Toni and Guy academy, Kelsey was frequently asked to assist and prep models for hair shows such as Next Level as well as styling hair for several events and charity fashion shows. With over 4 years behind the chair, she feels that her strongest passions lie within the areas of blonding, balayage and corrective coloring. Although she loves to create the perfect blonde, Kelsey does not limit herself to just one hue. She is well versed in all areas of coloring, cutting, styling, balayage, foiling, multi-dimensional coloring, and everything in between. Utilizing her extensive background in the field of working and helping people, Kelsey genuinely loves to connect with her clients by really getting to know them. She feels as though communication is the key to a good client/stylist relationship and it’s the foundation for an amazing experience. Kelsey says “It is the ultimate reward when a client tells me that I gave them a new level of self-confidence. This industry allows me to use my artistic skills to help my clients become their most beautiful selves and that is really what it’s all about.” In 2019, Kelsey traveled to Chicago for a master class with stylist, Danilo Bozic where she learned his patented “air-touch” technique of highlighting the hair.
Rachel Stout, Stylist (Providence) Follow me: @hairbyrachelauren
Rachel has always had a passion for all things hair and finally took the leap of faith and attended the Toni & Guy hair academy. With over 2 years in the industry, she is fiercely talented beyond her years and is ready to spread that natural flair onto your hair. Her passion lives in the satisfaction on her clients faces after seeing the finished product she’s created. The beauty industry has fueled her life with happiness and a freedom to truly be creative. Trendsetting haircutting and shaping, classic and modern foiling techniques, and all forms of balayage along with a blowout that lasts are a few of Rachel’s favorites. She’s from a small town in NH but has a big heart for Little Rhody with her husband and her dogs. Although obsessed with blondes (and truly creates magic with her blonding skills) Rachel has experience in all areas of hairstyling including shear cutting, one-process and double-process coloring, high-contrast hair painting and foiling, balayage and foil highlighting, blunt bobs, textured bobs, long hair styling and cutting, shags, and men’s haircuts. She loves doing special occasion styling, wedding styling and updo’s, editorial styling and sexy blowouts.
Sophia Trapassi, Stylist (Providence and Warren) Follow me: @sophiatrapassihair
I guess you could say Sophia’s experience and interest in hair started at a very young age. Her mother was also a hairstylist. Sophia attended college but couldn’t imagine a life or a career in which she wouldn’t be able to utilize her creativity and artistic drive. After college, she decided to take the leap into the hair industry and she couldn’t be happier that she made that decision.
Growing up in a salon and watching her mother work is a big contributor to her natural talent and skill along with the love for the art of hairstyling. She loves cutting hair and is passionate about shorter haircuts too. In addition to cutting shorter hair, Sophia loves layering and adding movement to long hair too. Sophia enjoys seeing how a well-crafted cut impacts a color and how the two can compliment one another. She is highly skilled in all foiling techniques (she could foil all day) as well as newer and classic blonding techniques, hair painting, creative coloring, long-layered cuts, shorter cuts/pixie cuts, long shags, textured cuts, and mens hair cutting and grooming as well.
Emma Thorn, Salon Receptionist
As our wonderful and upbeat salon coordinator and receptionist at La La Luxe, Emma blends her excellent customer service skills with her eye for detail for the perfect package. When she’s not in the salon she’s a lash artist (@lashesbyemmat) which helps her understand just how important it is to feel good about yourself…and how crucial proper appointment-booking is to both the customer and a small business. Here for all of your booking needs and accommodations, you can rest assured knowing you’re in good hands with Emma.
We are one of very few salons in the area with a live person to answer your calls and greet you and we couldn’t be happier that it’s Emma!
Ashley Amiot, Assistant & New Talent Stylist (Providence) Follow me: @ashleythehairslayer_
As someone who has been enamored with self expression from an early age, Ashley has always known that her ideal career would be one that allowed her the freedom to be creative. While in art school, she explored various forms of expression which is how she discovered her passion for the beauty industry. As a hair artist, Ashley understands how much of a responsibility she has in regard to bringing her clients’ visions to life. She is proud to be driven, both by her innate desire to help others feel great about themselves and by her own personal passion for creative colors and cuts. Ashley loves to explore new aspects of the industry, and has most recently gotten her certification as a lash technician. She believes that the opportunity to develop strong relationships with her clients is a beautiful aspect of the industry, and she aims to make her chair a safe, peaceful haven for any and all who seek her services. Ashley is currently in-training at our salon and is continuing to grow her knowledge and experience. Follow @ashleythehairslayer_ for fun posts, tips, tricks and to be a model for classes.