We are SO happy to announce the addition of Ashley Geremia to our salon!

We are so excited to announce that Ashley Geremia, hairstylist, colorist and make-up artist has joined our team at La La Luxe Salon! A graduate of Paul Mitchell the School in RI, Ashley joins us with 5 years of experience in the industry.  She is extensively trained in all techniques of blonding, highlighting and corrective color and is also highly experienced in ombre coloring and Davines’ Flamboyage highlighting technique (a technique in which the highlights are extremely natural and sun-kissed yet beautifully rich and multi-tonal).  Ashley has an extensive background in make-up artistry having worked as a make-up artist for Chanel and combines this experience with her natural talent to make you look and feel beautiful.  She is a master at formal styling and wedding up-do’s and is available for on-location weddings, photo-shoots and special-occasions. Ashley’s creative vision fuels her passion for hair, giving you an edgy yet wearable style.  Come and see Ashley on Wednesday’s 10-8, Friday’s 9-5 and Saturday’s 9-4 at La La Luxe. She is accepting online appointments right now!

La La Luxe is so happy to announce the addition of Amber Bianco to our team!

Amber Bianco, New Master Stylist/Colorist at La La Luxe!

A graduate of Paul Mitchell the School in 2007, Amber Bianco’s career started as a stylist/assistant at Salon Marc Harris in Boston, MA.  There, she learned John Sahag’s famous dry-cutting technique and mastered the philosophy of Bumble and Bumble.  She trained under Marc Harris and his team where she developed a precise skill and knowledge while combining it with her own natural, artistic talent.  A country-girl at heart, Amber moved back after 2 years in Boston and has spent the past few years working in RI.

Amber has the ability to create goregous, multi-dimensional color and highlights and can incorporate a perfect cut on top of it all.  Her focused yet laid-back personality will make you feel comfortable and relaxed.  You will feel completely at ease knowing you are in the hands of someone who’s purpose in this industry is to listen to you and make you look and feel as beautiful as possible.

I asked Amber a few questions just to let you all in on what she’s all about!

Leah: What is important to you when it comes to doing hair?
Amber: I believe it is all about finding a cut and color that works for my guests every day.  Not only do I want them to look and feel great when they leave the salon, I want them to be able to achieve that look themselves. I also feel that it is so important to protect the integrity of the hair. I have no problem saying “no” to a client if they are asking me to do something that will prevent them from having shiny, healthy hair. I’m one to work with my guests slowly, rather than diving in and damaging the hair. Great hair-color and cuts look better when the hair is healthy. It shines from within when it is taken care of correctly.
Leah: What is your favorite thing about doing hair?
Amber: I love how much trust I have established in my guests. Sometimes they tell me to do whatever I want. That really is a good feeling.  I thrive on making people feel confident and beautiful. It’s one of the biggest reasons that I entered this industry.
Leah: When you’re not behind the chair, what are you doing?
Amber: I love love love being outdoors. Riding my bike, hiking, you name it.  I love music too and love going out to live shows.  I have a love for cooking but also going out to dinner at new, and different places. I love to meet new people whether inside the salon or outside…I just love forming new relationships.  If I’m not doing all of the above, then you can also find me curled up on the couch watching a movie or reading.

You can book an appointment with Amber Bianco right here online or by calling the salon today! 401.383.3797.  Her hours are: Wednesday from 10-7, Thursday from 10-7, Friday from 9-5 and Saturday from 9-5. Please mention Amber’s last name, (Bianco) if you wish to book with her. We have two lovely stylists with the same name 🙂

Allow us to introduce: Ambur Gill, Stylist and Colorist (and mom, fitness goddess, native Alaskan, the list goes on)

Ambur Gill, Stylist/Colorist

We are so honored and so happy to formally introduce you to Ambur Gill, stylist and colorist at La La Luxe. Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Ambur  is our new shining star.  After graduating from the Toni and Guy Academy, where she was driven by her passion of hair-styling and the desire to share her own creative vision with the world,  Ambur joined La La Luxe Salon.

Ambur, a graduate of our new-stylist training program, has unbelievable energy and enthusiasm, coupled with a gift for bringing confidence out of all her clients. She loves to introduce people to new ideas and styles while creating a positive change in the way people look and feel.  Ambur specializes in all areas of blonding, highlighting and multi-dimensional coloring.  She strives to give everyone a unique color and cut that can subtly set them apart from others or make them completely stand out in a crowd. She is also amazing with long hair and textured hair. Oh, and her blowouts will cause jaws to drop…we aren’t kidding.

4 Things you may not know about Ambur:

1. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska.

2. Her second home is the gym. It’s her Zen…it’s her other life besides hair.

3. Ambur’s daughter, Gracie, is a 5 year-old version of her and is fully equipped to completely take on the world at any given moment.

4. What fuels her in this industry is the look of happiness on her clients faces when she finishes a color, cut or a blowout.  It is that energy and that reaction that makes hair-styling such a passion of hers.

Ambur is our featured stylist for the Month of April, therefore you can enjoy 25% off all of her services from April 1st-30th! Spread the word and see why we are so lucky to have this young, fresh, creative and energetic stylist at our salon! We La La Love Ambur!

Join us as we welcome Jessica Szczepanek to our team!

Jessica getting a model ready for a fashion show at StyleWeek 2011

Jessica in action!

Jessica believes that her creative energy is what sets her apart from other stylists.  “I want people to feel that energy when they sit in my chair. I want them to be as inspired as I am.  I really believe that the perfect hairstyle is one that embraces the clients natural texture and/or color….but that doesn’t mean I will tell you that you can’t color your hair pale pink…I LOVE color!”  With over 2 years under her belt, Jessica has an innate understanding of the modern and precision-based hairdressing methods and strives to make a positive contribution to this industry where all of her artistic abilities can be realized.  Jessica is certified in Loreal INOA, Loreal, Wunderbar Color, Goldwell Color, Pravana Perfection Color, and is also a master of the CLIC Color and cutting techniques.  “I love the fact that nothing stays the same with hair. This industry is a huge creative outlet for me and my clients are a part of it all.”  Jessica will be starting on August 14th, 2012 and will be taking appointments and online booking as well after that date.

La La Luxe Welcomes Tara McCabe to the Salon!

Tara McCabe

Tara is an artist with creative edge, strong technique and an infectious passion for the industry. Her warm and friendly personality will make you feel completely at ease.  With over 10 years in the hair and beauty industry, you can feel more than confident that you will receive the most up to date look with her combined skills and knowledge.   Tara loves meeting new people, the variety and creativity of her craft and working with each client to find the perfect balance of color, cut and movement.  Tara is active in continuing her education because she believes that no matter how long you are in this industry, there is always something new to learn.

Tara in Action!

La La Luxe Welcomes Hairstylist, Chelsea Styrk!

Chelsea received her education at Paul Mitchell the School in Tampa, Florida. She has over 3 years of experience in the industry and continues to showcase her amazing techniques and skills right here in Providence.

Chelsea is trained and certified in Redken color and is highly experienced in classic hair-styling, cutting, razor-cutting, foiling and advanced highlighting and coloring techniques.  Her creativity shines through in her ability to transform an individual and take them from tired to trendsetting.  Chelsea is also highly skilled in wedding and formal up-do’s/styling and hair extensions.  Her eye for detail and perfection compliments her natural, free-spirited talent, giving you the hair you’ve always wanted. So whether you’re after a clean and classic cut or a style that sets you apart from the rest, Chelsea can make it happen. You can book an appointment with Chelsea on Thursdays only from 10-5 and starting September 13th she will be available Tuesday 9-3, Thursday 10-5, Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-4.  Oh, and if you’re interested in getting on her good side…bring her a coffee…  We la la love her and you will too. Call today!

Check out Leah in the June issue of Providence Monthly

CLICK HERE TO SEE LEAH! Turn to page 40

IN THE PRESS! Check us out!

Check out a few mentions and also, some of Leah’s work! Click on the magazine cover and enjoy!

Check out La La Luxe in American Salon Magazine! And it’s only our first year!

I had the opportunity to speak with Nicole Altavilla from American Salon Magazine (my favorite industry magazine, in which Tabatha Coffey contributes to regularly) and my salon was featured as part of Providence’s creative side! Check out the fabulous article and stay tuned for more goodies on the way!   Click on the logo below and enjoy!

La La Luxe welcomes Amy Gonyea, make-up artist and salon coordinator

She’s done it all…..

Salon coordinator, client relations, marketing and the most important: Make-up artist and fashion expert! Amy has worked on Uniqlo and DKNY ad campaigns in New York, Fall 2010 collections, she has participated in New York Fashion Week, DKNY Spring 2010 collections, she was listed in InStyle magazine’s Beauty Black Book for the best make-up artist in Providence, RI in October 2010 and she has been talked about frequently on GoLocalProv.com. Amy joins our team as La La Luxe’s make-up and fashion expert and also client coordination and salon coordination.  We are so happy to have her here! The sky is the limit 🙂

Catch Amy Gonyea’s interview in the Providence Journal on April 3rd as she dishes her Spring trend alert for make-up! LA LA LOVE AMY!!! More posts to come about her and her journey here at La La Luxe.

Also, Amy is a freelance make-up artist and is available for on-location services.