Melyssa

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Owner

Master Stylist

Ever since discovering her talent and passion for the industry, Melyssa's dream has been to follow in her grandfather, Thomas' footsteps and own her own business. Melyssa believes that inspiration is a very powerful tool for change, growth, and happiness.

The goal is to develop a culture within Thomas Taft Salon which is deeply rooted in the idea that inspiration can come from anywhere. Through treating our staff as a family, building deep and meaningful relationships with our clients, and being involved in our community, we hope to create an atmosphere which encourages the sharing of ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

We set ourselves apart from other salons that offer rushed, dated services and products. Having come from such a salon, Melyssa has realized, from talking with her clients, that many remain frustrated by a lack of a customized and consistent service experience. Thomas Taft Salon is Melyssa's answer to this problem. 

Gus Gus is our frenchbulldog mascot!!!  @gusgusfrenchie

Shlomi

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Master Stylist

On weekends you can be found:

Doing me, having fun and focusing on myself.

Favorite movie of all time:

Pretty Women

Quote that Inspires Me

Keep it cute or keep it in mute.

How did you get into hair?

I did all of my sisters hair since I was a teenager.

Favorite snack?

Protein bars

jean

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Stylist

In-Salon Educator

Bumble & bumble Network Educator

On weekends you can be found:

Reading, taking walks, going to museums, having dinner and drinks

Favorite movie of all time:

Mildred Pierce

Quote that Inspires Me

"A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life" - Coco Chanel

How did you get into hair?

I wanted a career that married art and reality.

Favorite snack?

Albanese 12 flavor gummy bears. Grapefruit is my favorite.

Advanced Education Courses

Bumble & bumble Backstage (Runway inspired styles)

Bumble & bumble Styling II (The perfect pony, chignon, and french twist)

Bumble & bumble Curling Iron Mastery (hot tool styling including vintage looks)

Paintbox Balayage Class

Wella Seasonal Color Trends

Razor Cutting Workshops

Men’s Cutting Classes

Wella Reds

tess

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Stylist

Creative Color Specialist

On weekends you can be found?

Running, sewing or at a loud concert.


Favorite movie?

Dead Poets Society


Quote that Inspires Me

Carpe Diem

How did you get into hair?

I always thought I would making people beautiful, so I at attended FIDM at their Los Angeles location. After graduation and working for a few companies in NYC, I realized the Fashion Industry wasn't as instantly creative as I wanted it to be. Hair has so much more of an instant gratification of creating something from start to finish. So I applied at Thomas Taft Salon as an assistant and enrolled at The Aveda Institute. Now I love what I do and can make you feel beautiful!

Favorite snack?

Pizza. Always pizza. Meals, snacks and breakfast pizza!

Advanced Education Courses

Sebastian Cut & Style 

She by She Extension Installation

Wella Summer Trends 2018

Mari

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Stylist

On weekends you can be found:

Exploring the city, trying new foods, and/or taking naps

Favorite movie of all time?

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Quote that Inspires Me

"Don't be like the rest of them, darling."

Coco Chanel

How did you get into hair

Hair found me! I thought I wanted be a doctor but after attending my first few years of college I realized my passion was for something more artistic. My mom suggested I visit the local beauty school, and it was love at first cut. I was able to combine my passion for people and my creativity into an amazing and outgoing career called Hairdressing. 


Favorite snack?

Chicken and Waffles. Does that count as a snack?

Lourdes

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Stylist

On weekends you can be found:

On weekends I can be found at work, riding my bike with music at Central park.

Favorite movie of all time?

Extremely hard choice but Patch Adams.

Quote that Inspires Me

"Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise."

-Frank Ocean

How did you get into hair

By falling in love with make up, it was just the perfect mix.

Favorite snack?

Everything that has coffee and cookies & cream

Advanced Education Courses

Wella Color Discovery

Wella Color Essentials

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Toni

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Jr. Stylist

On weekends you can be found:

Dog watching at the park, baking, playing a new board game and reading in the sun. 

Favorite movie of all time?

Roman Holiday

Quote that Inspires Me

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."

How did you get into hair

My sister actually made me realize that my love for hair and makeup could actually be career for me and not just a hobby! 


Favorite snack?

Chocolate chip cookies or salt and vinegar chips

Advanced Education Courses

Wella Color Discovery 

Wella Color Essentials