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Crossroads Plaza

Loft 6


Laura Magruder began her career in 2010 when she attended the Aveda Institute in Charlotte, NC at 19 years old. With the thorough education she gained from Aveda, coupled with the kind of natural talent that can’t be taught, Laura graduated in 2011 and put her skilled hands to work at Helmet Hairworx in Atlanta, GA.  

In 2014, Laura made the move back to NC where she began working at Design Gallery Salon in Raleigh. During her time here, she wanted to take her skills to the next level and attended the Vidal Sassoon Cutting Academy in San Francisco, CA.  

Her expertise in blondes, bobs and balayage, as well as her passion for creative cutting, fashion colors and dimensional color give Laura an edge over the competition as she is proficient with both classic cuts and bold, envelope-pushing styles. 

Laura is also certified in Surface Core Cutting and a Surface Origins Artist. As an Origins Artist, she gets to fulfill her vision of being an educator while continuing to work behind the chair. 


Laura most recently worked at Triniti Salon in Cary, NC before deciding to venture on her own and offer a more flexible schedule to her clients with Prickly Pear Salon.


  • Redken
  • Surface
  • Pulp Riot Hair Color
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Looking for a relaxed, professional, enjoyable experience? Book an appointment with Laura. She is incredibly welcoming, accommodating, and METICULOUS. I finally had the experience of being happy walking out of a salon. Days later, I continue to be mesmerized by the haircut of my dreams. I showed her two photos, and that's all it took for her to understand what I wanted from my hair. I look great even on lazy, bad hair days! I have tried so many stylists and spent too much many at pretentious places trying to find my one true match. On the best of occasions, there was always something a little off. I currently live over 300 miles away, and I will not have anyone else cut my hair again. I've run out of positive adjectives. Do yourself a favor and go see her.
Hala A.
Laura Magruder is my go to person! She is not only talented at everything hair related but she is also friendly and fun! For me the trip to her is 2 hours long and I am more than happy to take it because of the care that Laura puts into her clients and into hair.
Heaven L.
Laura is a hair WIZARD! Without fail, every time she knows exactly what my head needs and does an amazing job educating through out. She's helped me go to a coral color, blonde balayage, lighten up almost black hair, give a clean cut-- and the list goes on. No one I trust with my hair as much as her.
Kate P.