With over 4 years under her belt, Casey gained a massive amount of experience working at Shag in where she mastered her craft and brought out the absolute best in everyone who sat in her chair. A Rehoboth, MA native, she’s ready to serve up a huge helping of her creativity, artistic flair and a warm personality right here in Providence. She specializes in balayage, blonding, ombre and vivid color. Casey has had intensive training in Goldwell, Davines, Pravana and Wella color. Aside from her technical and artistic background, She loves to cook, paint and enjoys art. Casey is at the salon on Tuesday 10-7, Thursday 10-7, Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-4. She is booking up fast, so please call as soon as you can to get in the chair!
We are so excited to announce that David will be taking appointments at La La Luxe! With over 5 years of experience at his previous salon in New Jersey, David is ready to take his creativity and artistic flair to all of you ladies and gents in RI (and beyond)! David is highly trained in the Jack Dessange French Cutting system as well as advanced cutting and styling courses with Sexy Hair artist, Emiliani. He also trained with French artist, Raphael Pierre where he learned to style and create updo’s that were featured in New Jersey editorial shoots and magazines. David’s coloring, highlighting, balayage highlighting and corrective coloring skills are deeply rooted in the systems of Pravana, Goldwell and Wella. David is trained in all areas of R+Co product knowledge and can recommend products that are easy to use and styling tips that are easy to try at home.
Getting married? David LOVES weddings…His styles have graced the ceremonies and receptions of many brides in NYC and Philadelphia.
If you’re ready for a style and color that is classic, sexy, versatile and fashion forward, then David is here for you. Get a new take on your hair…Isn’t it time you made a change? Call the salon at 401.383.3797 or book online here.
Looking artfully disheveled has become an obsession in the beauty world. We pay good money to have our hair color appear grown out, strive to create styles that look like bedhead, and like our makeup ever-so-slightly imperfect. How delightful it is to receive a hair compliment, then casually reply with, “Oh, these textured waves? I slept on them.”
It’s safe to say that looking like you don’t give a s..t has become a trend. So much so, one could argue that the most provocative beauty statement you could make right now is to show up without a hair out of place. This may be why many of the spring 2016 runway shows featured just that: the return of “done” hair.
Hairstylists at DVF, Balmain x H&M, Victoria Beckham, and more sent models down the runway with hair that looked like it took time, effort, skill, and a range of products to achieve. Could this be the end of gym hair as we know it? I’m all for it!
Below are 3 styles that I am obsessed with and a list of the products and how to use them so that YOU too can look polished and pretty for Spring!
A more affordable Balmain wasn’t the only thing to come out of the collaboration that rocked the fashion world this year. Models at Balmain x H&M’s show wore big, side-parted curls that screamed “rich-girl hair.” Cop the look using RandCo Park Ave Blowout Balm to blowdry. Set dry hair with large rollers and spray on a heavy dose of RandCo Outer Space Hair Spray….remove rollers and brush out with a soft brush. Side part it and then finish with a heavy application of Vicious Strong Hold spray from RandCo. Voila! You’re good to go!
The Return Of Pin Curls At Diane Von Furstenberg!
The hair at DVF was inspired by a ’70s photo of Von Furstenberg herself that showed a rare occasion when she let her curls go free…And we all know she has killer hair. The secret to copping the look? Pin curls. When I want to achieve this look, I curl small sections of hair with a 3/4-inch iron, pin them to the scalp, and allowed them to cool. Use a little RandCo Outer Space on those small sections.This technique works on any texture, from straight to curly, as it helps to both create and define pristine ringlets. Remove the curls and brush out gently…You want to keep some of the bounce. Finish off with some RandCo Foil (an anti-humidity and anti-static spray that is fantastic for shine and separation)
Chic, Deep Waves At Carolina Herrera…
For this look, stylists created waves at Carolina Herrera’s show by using a curling iron in a unique way. Are you savvy with the curling iron? Read on: Working on 2-inch sections of hair, press a hot 1.5-inch iron against the hair to create a deep dent, or groove, then repeat on the other side, alternating down the length. Spray a little RandCo Dallas Thickening spray on each dry section to give a little extra hold.
As always, La La Luxe is here to help you achieve ANY hair goals….Give us a call or ask us at your next appointment for a little “how-to”! We love helping you! 401.383.3797
In New England, we winterize everything from our cars to our houses to pretty much everything. We prepare for the worst and hope for the best. The same should go for your hair. As funny as it sounds, your hair can go from healthy to hay in about 4 weeks if you don’t “winterize” those locks. I’m serious! One month of dry, indoor heating and freezing cold conditions outside will strip your scalp and your hair from the healthy moisture it needs to survive.
So what can you do?
1. Make sure you have a moisturizing, deep conditioning mask like Happy Campers Conditioning Treatment from Evo Australia (available at La La Luxe). Use it every time you shampoo your hair or when you feel as though your hair is too dry. Saturate the ends, leave on for 5 minutes and rinse. Your hair will thank you.
2. Keep those ends healthy and happy by frequently “micro-trimming”. What’s that you say? A micro-trim targets the ends of your hair only. Trimming a half-inch or less off of your hair every 4-6 weeks doesn’t disrupt any growing-out plans and doesn’t really shorten the hair noticeably or change the shape. It just prevents the ends from splitting or breaking. It’s the perfect cure for dry, winter hair and it keeps your haircut fresh much longer than if you waited 8 or more weeks.
3. Book a blowout. A weekly blowout. I can’t tell you how amazing this is during the colder months. Trying to stretch your shampooing from every day to once weekly will do wonders for your hair. A professional blowout involves cleansing the hair thoroughly and setting the hair in place so that it lasts much longer than doing it yourself at home. Ask anyone who has their hair done 1-2 times a week by a professional and they will tell you how amazing it is. You don’t have to worry about it for a week! Perfect for the holidays and a perfect pick-me-up!
4. Book a conditioning treatment at your next appointment. For about $15 at La La Luxe, you get a moisturizing treatment that can be a miraculous thing for your locks. The treatment lasts about 2 weeks and the more you do them, the more your hair improves over time.
5. Although we don’t sell coconut oil at the salon…we all have it in our bathrooms at home. Used on the hair as a treatment or as a smoother on your ends, coconut oil is a game-changer. Saturate the ends and sleep with it in your hair…shampoo out the next morning and you will notice a major improvement in dryness. Dab a little on freshly blowdried hair and your hair will absorb what it needs…a little goes a long way. If you need advice on how to use coconut oil, definitely give us a call…we have a lot of tricks and ways to use it. You can purchase it at any market.
6. Static and frizz make a frequent appearance in the winter, so use products that say “frizz control” or “smoothing”. Love Perpetua Shine Drops from Evo (also available at La La Luxe) are perfect to smooth over dry hair after styling or whenever you notice your hair looking like it’s a Mr. Wizard experiment, exploding with static electricity. You can also blowdry your hair with the drops or leave in and scrunch your curly hair with it. No matter what your texture is, it works!
As always we are here for any questions you may have and would love to show you how to manage your hair at home. Call the salon or book an appointment online. 401.383.3797
We are super-excited to welcome Victoria to our salon floor/team! Read her bio below!
Victoria is the latest addition to our team at La La Luxe. She is highly skilled and deeply passionate about all areas of the beauty industry from styling to coloring and beyond. When she’s not creating gorgeous color, hand-painting highlights or crafting the perfect haircut of any length and size, you can find Victoria flipping through the pages of Italian Vogue and WWD while listening to her favorite music. She finds inspiration from everything in life but truly feels as though it is her clients that really bring out the genuine artist in her. Get the best haircut of your life and convert to her unique approach to beauty. Your hair will thank you! Victoria will be taking appointments on a part-time basis. Call the salon to make an appointment!
We are so honored and are truly lucky to have Steven join our growing team. With nearly 20 years experience and career credits that have touched every corner of Providence, Steven has assured his title as one of the modern pioneers of hairstyling in the state and in the industry. Steven started cutting hair 20 years ago in his own shop (which he created in his house). After cutting primarily men’s hair, he realized that he wanted more and felt he could offer more in the world of hair and beauty. He graduated from cosmetology school nearly 15 years ago and since then has cemented his place as a visionary hairstylist at the forefront of new trends and techniques. Naturally gifted and a perfectionist with his craft, Steven gives his clients a unique experience with his warm personality, technical ability, and refined aesthetic. Call the salon or book online here! 401.383.3797
We are so happy to announce the addition of Stephanie Shey Rodrigues to our team! With over 14 years of experience in coloring, cutting and styling, Stephanie is an in-demand stylist who is an expert in all elements of her craft. Naturally gifted and heavily trained in all areas of cutting, coloring, and balayage highlighting, her biggest priority is to bring out the inner beauty of every client that sits in her chair. From start to finish, you can rest assured that you will be treated with a professional approach that will make you feel like a celebrity. Please call the salon or book online today!
We are SO honored to be able to present to you a sample from a collection of photo’s showcasing a load of talent delivered by a 3-headed monster consisting of Corey Grayhorse, John Alves, Leah Carlson and the team at La La Luxe Salon (Emily Johnston, Ambur Gill and Savanna Osborne). Most of the fashion seen here was designed by local designer and friend, Nick Pini (@nickpini). Hair was styled by Leah Carlson, Ambur Gill and Savanna Osborne. Makeup was done by Leah Carlson.
Carlson and Grayhorse’s concept for the shoot was to create a sense of glorious change as we shift from winter into spring.
The hair was styled in a conservatively beautiful approach using Bumble and bumble Brilliantine for shine and smoothness and then finished off with Bumble and Bumble Shine-On for extreme sheen that mimiced the brightness of the sun. Make-up was “undone” and very minimalist using MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream on the cheekbones, nose and lips for that glow-from-within. Eyes were stained with a little rose-gold eyeshadow and everything was finished off with a little pop of tomato-red on the lips.
The result of this collaboration? A series of photos that make everyone feel a little warmer and happier. Join us as we let go of the cold and embrace the sweet, bright and beautiful vulnerability that spring brings to us. Enjoy! XO
We are so honored and excited to announce the addition of stylist and colorist, Lindsey Roberts to La La Luxe! She brings over 7 years of experience, knowledge and expertise to our team. Certified in the Deva Curl technique, Lindsey has mastered the art of cutting curly, textured and naturally wavy hair. She is highly experienced in all areas of cutting, razor-cutting, coloring, balayage, blonding and highlighting techniques. Her bright, friendly and warm personality is the icing(s) on the cake and we are sure that you will feel completely at ease while sitting in her chair. Bio and interview to come! Please call the salon for her schedule and availability: 401.383.3797 or book online right here!
As a young girl, Emily’s passion for theater led her to start doing hair and makeup for her school’s performances which paved the way to cosmetology school and her desire to create gorgeous hair. After graduating from the Redken Academy in Santa Clara, CA in 2008, Emily was an assistant to 3 master stylists in Santa Cruz where she learned even more of an advanced technique and skill which molded the foundation to her artistic approach to hair.
Emily’s experience in both hair and makeup artistry led her to work on sets for film, photo shoots and numerous television and infomercials in Los Angeles. Her hairstyles have graced the runways of the Big Sur Fashion Show, and the Santa Cruz Fashion Art Show. Emily has also styled hair for Santa Cruz Good Times Magazine for their fashion issue.
Emily continues her advanced education because she feels as though it keeps her creativity and craft on point. Her drive and passion for education led her to New York City where she trained at Bumble and Bumble and is now a Network Educator for them. Emily has an immense understanding of color, color-correction and color with an edge and can confidently say her specialty is color but doesn’t limit herself to just one area of expertise. She is also experienced in cutting, highlighting, flamboyage highlighting, blowouts and wedding/event styling.
In need of a gorgeous color and cut? Looking for a major change or a new look? Maybe you just want to talk about your hair while getting an amazing blowout…Either way…Stop in and see Emily! She is at the salon days and evenings. Call 401.383.3797 or book online (click the appointments tab above for online booking) Check out some of her work below too!
If you’re new to the salon and new to Emily, we are so happy to offer 20% off of your first visit with her! Our way (and Emily’s way) of giving you a sweet little deal while getting a sweet ‘do! Think someone may LOVE Emily as much as we do? Get a gift certificate and print it instantly. A great way to give the gift of beauty! (click the pink “buy gift certificate” tab above.)