Our stylists are classified, based on their level of experience. Each stylist has undergone intensive training, classes, and continuing education in the salon and out regardless of their years of experience.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding a stylist and their level of experience, we ask that you call us or book a consultation prior to booking your appointment.
Level 5: MASTER STYLIST
Level 4: SENIOR STYLIST
Level 3: STYLIST
Level 2: NEW TALENT STYLIST
Level 1: ASSISTANT
Leah Carlson, Owner and Master Stylist (Providence and Warren)
Follow me: @ladyleelee/ Follow the salon: @lalaluxesalon
Owner, Leah Carlson has been creating one-of-a-kind craft cuts, styles and custom color for 22 years. She graduated from Arthur Angelo School of Cosmetology in 2000 after attending CCRI and RIC for Fine Arts.
She attended classes and mastered her cutting craft at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Miami in 2004. She learned the technique of straight-razor cutting and custom coloring with Nick Arrojo and his educational team at Arrojo Studio in NYC in 2006. 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.
Leah attended cutting, up-do and styling courses taught by celebrity stylist, Oribe in Boston and New York. She brings this unique experience and expertise to La La Luxe every day.
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. Leah’s artistic and fun approach can transform you or help you work with what you’ve got. Her color certification is with Wella and Schwarzkopf.
You can also see many Leah’s up-do’s and styles on social media and 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 has been featured in Rhode Island Monthly, Providence Monthly, The Bay, and numerous local publications over the past 10+ years. She has been a frequent go-to for style and hair trends on local TV show, “The Rhode Show” since 2010.
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 in this ever-changing and challenging industry.
Leah continues to update her craft by challenging herself with modern techniques and loves sharing that knowledge with others in the salon and out. Her “pay-it forward” mentality of educating stylists in her salon through weekly classes, sets the bar high as far as zero-pretentiousness goes.
“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 her team of caring and creative stylists supporting one another and inspiring each other every day.
“We are a no-judgement salon and I am lucky to work in an environment like the one at La La Luxe. I can happily say that I constantly look to my team for inspiration every day whether it’s hair-related or life-related. We all work so well with one another and I feel blessed to be able to say that. We thrive on each others creative vibes in the salon as well as the happiness and satisfaction 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 12 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 hair 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.
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 cosmetology 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. With 3 years of experience behind the chair, Sophia loves cutting hair and is passionate about shorter haircuts too. In addition to her love of short 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 balayage, classic blonding techniques, hair painting, creative coloring, corrective coloring, long-layered cuts, shorter cuts/pixie cuts, long shags, textured cuts, and mens hair cutting and grooming as well.
Megan Meyer, Master Stylist (Providence and Warren) Follow me: @megan.lalaluxe
Megan is a Southern California Native with a passion for styling and a strong focus on the health and integrity of the hair. She began her love affair with hair over 15 years ago while attending Paul Mitchell the School. After she mastered her skills as a Schwarzkopf Master Colorist, Kevin Murphy and Unite product specialist, she also developed a passion for styling gorgeous updos and long, loose waves for Brides and their maids. Megan has been featured in publications such as Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Green Wedding Shoes and Australian White Magazine. She specializes in all areas of hair: Coloring, blonding, foil highlighting, foilayage, colormelting, micro weaving, curly hair cutting and coloring, multi-dimensional coloring, long hair dressing, precision haircutting, and mens-style cuts and grooming.
“I want my clients to feel confident that with my knowledge and help they can create the same stunning hair at home everyday. “
Ashley Amiot, New Talent Stylist (Providence and Warren) 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 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. With 2 years behind the chair, Ashley loves to explore new aspects of the industry, and has most recently started offering nail services such as manicures, gel manicures and nail extensions from Apres Nail as well as offering Hairtalk hair extensions. Ashley is also experienced in balayage, colormelts, foil highlights, vivid haircoloring, short hair, long hair, pixies, shags, mullets, shaglets, edgy cutting and coloring, buzz cuts, fades, super short cuts and anything and everything in between. You could say she does it all. 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. Follow @ashleythehairslayer_ for fun posts, tips and everything hair.
Sara Harriss, Assistant and Receptionist (Providence) Follow me: @bloomingbeautybysara
Sara has had a love for the art of shaping hair since she was a little girl, and found one of her moms books on braiding. “I remember spending hours at a time teaching myself the art of braiding on my doll’s hair. Throughout High school, I was always the one making sure all my friends hair was perfect for every dance.”
Sara recently relocated to Rhode Island after living in Spokane, Wa for the past 6 years. She is a graduate of Great Northern University. Sara received her Bachelors of Art with an emphasis in Intercultural Studies. She is passionate about cultivating healthy relationships, living authentically, and creating safe spaces. Sara’s love for learning about other cultures led her to an internship with Alabaster Jar, a non-profit organization that provides resources to victims of trafficking in Berlin’s red light district. “That summer all the things I was passionate about and loved collided in the most beautiful way. I saw how the art of beauty could be healing and peaceful even in the midst of suffering.”
After that summer, Sara decided to pursue getting her cosmetology license from Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy. Sara is excited to see her dream from such a young age finally come to fruition. Sara specializes in balayage, dimensional color, foil highlighting, haircuts, special occasion hairstyling and bridal hairstyling.
Brinley Foley, Salon Receptionist (Providence)
A licensed Real Estate agent, Brinley holds our front end together. If you’re looking for efficiency topped with a pleasant and positive attitude, then you came to the right place. Brinley is the bright and cheerful voice on the other end of the line because we know that talking to a real person is still very important these days. She is here for all of your booking needs and accommodations in these busy times.