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Hand-tied weft certified

Kait Stell is an elite hair designer who has been in the industry for over 15 years. She began her career in Raleigh, NC working at several prestigious salons in the area. Her talent and dedication to professional growth and excellence gained the attention of some well known product lines like Moroccanoil® for whom she became an Elevated Educator. She holds other certifications as well, such as hand-tied weft, and she can frequently be found researching new trends and discoveries in the areas of coloring, cutting, styling, and maintaining hair and scalp health. She quickly built up a large number of faithful clientele and took the leap to set out on her own, creating Vela Beauty Lounge. Kait maintains a level of professionalism that allows her clients to experience confidence in her services while feeling totally at ease in her chair, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable visit to her salon. A search of her reviews will reveal phrases such as, “ I have tried more salons and stylists than I can count, but I am so thankful to say that the search is OVERAs long as Kait is doing hair in the Raleigh area she'll have my business.” Kait is also the mother of two precious little girls, Isla and Ivy, with whom she can frequently be found playing, laughing, singing and reading. 

  • Moroccanoil
  • Brazilian Blowout
  • Goldwell Color
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Kate is by far THE MOST exceptional stylist I have ever worked with! I have naturally curly hair that I prefer to straighten, and before finding Kait I had never left a salon feeling good about how they styled my hair. I could never leave and go about my day. I always had to return home to re-style it myself. I have tried more salons and stylists than I can count, but I am so thankful to say that the search is OVER. As long as Kait is doing hair in the Raleigh area she'll have my business. Shoot, who am I kidding....I'd drive all the hours for her to still do my hair - that chick is a rare bird. She gives an excellent scalp massage each time she washes my hair, and to top it all off she has such a fun and bubbly personality. I'd like to think of her as my human, red haired spirit animal. If you're looking to make a change, even if you're not, I urge you to pay Kait a visit. You won't regret it.
Traci S.
I’ve been going to Kait for about 4 years now and she always does a flawless job. She know what looks good and what will work with my needs. You will leave looking better than you imagined every time. Highly recommend!
Casey C.
Kait is THE BEST, sweet, honest, and always goes above and beyond to make my time with her special…never mind how AMAZING she makes my hair look ! I have always had a tough time finding exceptional hairstylists who truly know how to color and style my hair- I have very thick and curly hair, so needles to say its always been a struggle! I was such a blessing to finally find such passionate and talented stylist! I recently had a Brazilian Blowout treatment, and let me tell you - it was life changing! My hair has become so soft, shiny,WAY less frizzy, and really manageable. Styling my hair is usually a nightmare and takes a ridiculous amount of product(which gets $$$)- this treatment has cut my style time down from over an hour to 15-25 mins (wet to completely dry and flat ironed!). I am finding that my products are lasting longer and my locks always look amazing! It has been three weeks since I had my treatment done and I STILL get compliments daily. This treatment is as total game changer, and has totally boosted my self esteem-I just love showing off my locks now. HIGHLY recommend! -Amy S.
Amy S.
Kait is so good, easy to talk to, does a great job, and listens. So many times I’ve had my hair cut by someone who made me feel like they knew my hair better than I did, but not Kait. She gives her opinions and expertise but at the end of the day she listens and reinforces that I know my hair the best. Her last 3 cuts have been exceptional and I still get compliments on my cut even though I am way over due for a new one. She does a REALLY great job and so far even though my hair is growing, she cut it in such a way that it’s growing out WELL!
Caitlin W.
Kait makes sure I book appropriately! She kept me from making a booking error. She stays on top of things! Bless her!
Charlynn R.
I always have the best time getting my hair done by Kait! She is so easy to talk to, and really gives great advice. She walks you along the process of what she's doing with your hair instead of just doing it and making you fend for yourself. She has taught me so much on top of making me feel very confident in myself with my beautiful hair.
Tori L.