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Salon Lofts - Akron

Loft 9


Master Stylist Kelsey Higginbotham specializes in personalized coloring and precision cutting. She uses both of these skills to create the perfect look for each client; something unique for each personality.

Kelsey is a certified Wella Master Color Expert; 2014 Wella National Trendvision finalist; winner of the Beauty Changes Lives Advanced Sassoon scholarship 2015; Wella Regional Trendvision finalist in 2016; colorist for the Cavaliers Girls; and Wella Brand Educator; Wella 2019 MVP; certified Wella Master Styling Expert; Wella BEA finalist for Creative Artist.

Kelsey has had many amazing opportunities to work with top artists in the industry, such as: Wella Top Artists Douglas David, Eric Lindsey and Nicole Obert; Sebastian Global Top Artist Tonya Cuozzo; and Wella Global Top Artist/Editorial Runway Stylist Aubrey Loots. She has been a guest artist for the Cleveland hair show and at salons in Aspen, CO and Aruba.

Education is at the core of Kelsey's passion. She has taken a variety of classes to advance her skills and bring top artistry to her clients: Wella Master Color Expert, The Art of Making with Michael Haase, Cut Craft with Stephen Moody, Sassoon Academy ABC Cutting in Toronto, ON, Wella Cut Craft Certified with Diego Raviglione, Triple Craft with photographer Nick Berardi.

Kelsey lives and works with two mottos in mind: "Learning never ends.", and "You will bleed, but you will fly."

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I’m always back and forth from Ohio to NYC for school, work etc. and the toughest thing is to find someone that I actually trust with my hair. I haven’t known Kelsey long, but I’m sure happy she was recommended by a mutual friend. Since I started going to her I’ve received some of the best haircuts I’ve ever gotten. She clearly cares about her clients and it truly does she in her work.
Dillon M.
I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful of a stylist Kelsey is. First off, we have been going to her for YEARS! We love her and are amazed at her talent. You want a great haircut with style and character? You have chosen the right hair stylist with Kelsey! She ROCKS it EVERY time! Michelle "Momma E"
Michelle E.
Kelsey is just a wonderful hair artist! She has become one with our family. We share so many stories and fun. I have short very thick hair and she rocks the texture and layers. I would recommend Kelsey for her meticulous work she does! Her studio is clean and organized and safe!
Tammy S.
First off Kelsey ROCKS! I found her on a Groupon almost 6 years ago now and have happily followed her as her career has grown and she has moved salons. She is incredibly talented and a wonderful person so it is always a pleasure when I get to go see her for my hair appointment. I honestly don't trust anyone but her with my hair and I highly recommend trusting her with your hair! Absolutely the best!
Holly S.
For years, I was afraid to color my hair because so many people have unnatural or unflattering colors. When I started to visit Kelsey a few years ago, my grays really started showing. Kelsey convinced me to give color a chance and WOW! Now, I walk out feeling confident and beautiful. I receive so many compliments on my cut and my color! She's recommend some styling products that I am easily able to use at home, so I can look great on my own! If you want to look and feel beautiful and have a friendly, educated and talented stylist, visit Kelsey!
Amber W.
If you have short hair, or want short hair, Kelsey is the stylist for you. I first went to Kelsey after moving to a new city about 5 years ago. She was so meticulous and her cut was so precise. She really took her time. If you have short hair you know that most stylists will give you 20 minutes and send you on your way. Not Kelsey. She takes her time and her cuts are beautiful. I get complimented by complete strangers all the time about my hair. She is the best! You will not be disappointed.
Lori S.
The personal touch and care Kelsey gives each of her clients makes her the perfect choice for quality services. Her continuous learning (and teaching!) ensures she is up to date not only on colors and styles but with each individual clients needs. So grateful to have found Kelsey and I’m sure you will be too!
Marilyn S.