Melyssa

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Owner

Master Hair Artist

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 Hair artist

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 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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Sr. hair artist

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

Wella: Seasonal Color Trends, Reds

Bb: Backstage (runway inspired), Styling (The perfect pony, chignon, and french twist), Curling Iron Mastery, (hot tool styling including vintage looks), Razor Cuts

Paintbox: Balayage

tess

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Hair Artist

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 wanted to make people beautiful, so I at attended FIDM at their Los Angeles location. After graduating 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. 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

The Bb Cut: Foundation 

Sebastian: Cut & Style 

She by She: Extension Installation

Wella: Seasonal Trends

Toni

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hair artist

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 a career for me and not just a hobby! 


Favorite snack?

Chocolate chip cookies or salt and vinegar chips

Advanced Education Courses

Wella: Seasonal Color Trends, Color Essentials, Color Discovery

The Bb Cut: Foundation

Salt Society: Balayage

Academy Pro: Hair Extensions

JORDY

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hair artist

On weekends you can be found:

Supporting my creative friends at openings or trying new restaurants.

Favorite movie of all time?

Almost Famous

Quote that Inspires Me

"Block his number and enjoy the summer"

How did you get into hair

After many at home haircuts and colors on myself, I took my friends advice and enrolled in cosmetology school


Favorite snack?

Sliced mango with tajin and tapatio

Advanced Education Courses

Academy Ramirez Tran: Lived-in Hair Workshop

San Francisco Color Collective: Master Balayage & Hair Painting

One on One Private Shadowing with L’oréal Balayage Educator, Jessica Sclamberg

Nine Zero One Academy: All About Blondes, Picture Perfect Foiling, Tone It Down, & Break It Up

Hot Heads Extension Certification

Tracey Cunningham Color Academy: Blondes, Blondes, Blondes

Alen M: Blonde Workshop

Bre

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hair artist

On weekends you can be found:

At a concert or comedy show or with my boyfriend, eating my way through Brooklyn, or watching true crime docs.

Favorite movie of all time?

The Goonies

Quote that Inspires Me

"I am Beyoncé, always” -Michael Scott"

How did you get into hair

I’ve always loved making people look good and feel happy, so naturally, I became a hairdresser!


Favorite snack?

Pickles

Advanced Education Courses

Bb Curl: Cut & Style

Vidal Sassoon: Women’s Contemporary

Goldwell US: Color Masters Program

Pulp Riot: Bolds and Boho

Carlton Hair International: Advanced 6 week program

Heather Chapman: Hair Updo

Pravana: Balayage

SEVEN Luxury Haircare Barbe VS Hairdresser: Men’s Grooming