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Salon Lofts - 4th & 11th

Loft 8


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*Masks and kindness requested! 

*Fashion color / Vivid sessions are only available upon consultation/pre-approval!

**Every studio session is customized to suit your personality, lifestyle, schedule and budget using industry leading products and my holistic approach to hair design to create seamless hair colors and precision haircuts;

Hello love,

I am so happy you're here! My name is Leah Taylor and I have been thriving in the salon industry since early 2015. I founded LTdesigns Salon Studio in early 2019 with the vision of creating a relaxing escape where you can find “the look” AND confidence to go back into the world as your very best self! Education fuels my passion, if you quit learning you quit growing. You'll always catch me taking the latest certifications while keeping up with current trends. I shine brightest while using wholesome products to provide quality luxurious services that allow my guests to walk away feeling special and cared for. There is NOTHING a scalp massage can’t fix! A true artist at heart, my cosmetology career is my creative outlet! I specialize in the art of color but have an endless passion for the unique care required to maintain blonde tones. Blonde is not only an art that requires creativity- it also requires great discipline and consistency! I want you to feel the way I wanted to feel when I was a client in a salon- confident and at ease knowing your hair is in the hands of a true professional. I take pride in my knowledge and technical excellence. Aside from experiencing service that is a cut above the rest, you will leave the salon with the knowledge and tools needed to recreate and maintain your look at home! I strive to listen to and understand each clients vision all while maintaining the integrity of their hair. My goal is to not only create a space with all of your basic salon needs but also offer an overall healing journey for your mind, body and soul. Every client is a canvas, and I'm licensed to create! Questions? Lets talk! 

Leah Taylor



*Your appointment is very important to me; That time is reserved especially for you! It is understandable that sometimes schedule adjustments are necessary; I respectfully request 48 hour notice to reschedule or cancel any appointments. Please understand that when you cancel without notice I miss the opportunity to fill that spot and other clients miss the opportunity to receive services. This policy allows me the time to inform all stand-by guests of any last minute availability. Appointments are confirmed in advance via automated text messaging and email as a courtesy to you. Not receiving a confirmation however does not excuse you from missing an appointment. Appointments cancelled with less than 48-hour notice are subject to a cancellation fee and/or will require a non-refundable deposit upon rebooking- as both your time and mine are very valuable to me.

*Please arrive 5 minutes prior to scheduled appointment time. Without approval, the appointment will be deleted 10 minutes after the scheduled start time and cancellation policies will be enforced. This policy ensures I run on schedule and service ALL scheduled appointments promptly. 

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Leah is amazing! She gave my hair life again! The atmosphere she creates puts anyone at ease. She listens to what you want and when given free range will create a masterpiece! I have been struggling to find a stylist but am glad to say I have finally found mine!
Ali Y.
Finding Leah was the best thing that has happened to my hair! I always leave her salon with my hair looking and feeling so fresh and healthy. She is very talented and always listens to what I actually want done to my hair. Her salon is so cute and always clean, she always offers a drink, and she is so sweet. I always look forward to my hair appointments with her!!
Coleen B.
After trying many different hair stylists/colorists who chopped my hair and/or didn’t listen to what I wanted, I met Leah! Such a sweet person overall, and she explains the what’s and why’s of your cut/color and really listens to what you want. She is the only one I trust with my hair and will continue to go to even when I move to another county! Highly recommend her!!
Kay H.
I absolutely love Leah, I’ll never go to anyone else! She was recommended to me by family and I love her. She is very sweet, listens to what you want and gives you a real idea of expectations, then delivers on what she promises. 10/10 would recommend!
Erica W.
I have been Leah’s client for the last 2 years. She is amazingly talented, and always on time. Her salon is welcoming, comfortable and always with a very high level of pleasant energy and a very joyful vibe. I can not go anywhere else again. The prices are very reasonable, perhaps a bit inexpensive for the amount of time, professionalism and dedication she always delivers. For sure, the best kept secret for my hair in St Pete.
Jose M.
From highlights to a good conversation, Leah is your girl! She takes an idea and brings it to life. She really cares for her clients and educates you as well so you leave feeling confident not only in the way you look but also in your hair care routine after your appointment. I fully trust her and recommend her services.
Catherine S.
The level of skill, passion and dedication in everything Leah does is unmatched! Some of the many reasons I married her. Not only does she always leave me with a fresh haircut, she's always working extra hard to keep her clients with the amazing look on and off the salon floor. Leah is constantly working so hard from home with bookings, promotions, practice and most importantly learning new ways to perfect her craft. She is an amazing woman and wife but an EXCEPTIONAL stylist. 10 out of 10 would reccomend!
Nick T.
I am a very picky blonde and Leah nailed it! She gave me the summer highlighted look while still maintaining a great contrast of low lights. She is great with color and gave my hair a revitalizing and healthy makeover :)
Wendy A.
I have been going to Leah for my haircuts and eyebrows for about two years now. I always have her do my hair because I know it will be a job well done and a haircut i’m satisfied with every time. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a job well done by someone who’s passionate about her work and takes it seriously.
Stone M.
Leah is great at what she does. She is easy to get in contact with and responds to calls and texts quickly. She is friendly and so good at what she does. You won’t regret!!!
Izabel S.
Leah has been cutting my hair for a few years now and we’ve changed the style often. Each time we change, I’m ecstatic with the results. Fantastic hair stylist and a very nice person. I would highly recommend. -Rob
Rob A.
Leah gave an exceptional haircut! I was very pleased with the end results. She also waxed my eyebrows making it for an easy one stop grooming.
Dominick C.
Leah is absolutely amazing!! I’ve never had a “regular” hair stylist nor did I care to until I found Leah. I’m very low maintenance with my hair and trust her opinions and ability to keep me lookin fresh! I would 1000% recommend Leah to anyone. Thank you so much girl!
Caley M.
Before meeting Leah at Salon Lofts 8, my hair was of no importance to me. I would schedule a haircut, maybe every two years. I now have a hair routine and it's never been better. Leah is amazing and treats my father and I like we are special guests. I am beyond pleased with her attention to detail and patience. Leah schedules more than adequate time for services rendered, her loft is immaculate, she listens to her clients and does her very best to meet their requests. I have witnessed her great work and I'm so very happy to be a part of this amazing journey. I have never experienced a public service that is pleasurable and not rushed. This combination is unheard of and yet Leah has mastered quality, pleasure and time management. If you have not yet had the experience of hair service by Leah, I highly recommend her. I know you will not be disappointed and will forever have great hair!!
Marcie B.
I had an exceptional experience with Leah! I had a cut and a conditioning treatment and she brought my hair back to life! Great atmosphere in here own private loft.
Alyssa G.
I moved from Arizona to Florida a couple of years ago and had no idea what that meant when it came to my HAIR! That dry climate out there made my hair full and smooth. And then I got here.......ugh! I tried stylist after stylist. Then I found Leah! She not only got my hair mojo back but also figured out which products worked best for me. I get so many compliments on my color and cut!! She is also super cute and has great energy! I highly recommend her ☺️
Patti C.
Thankyou Leah! You gave my hair a healthy transformation. My new shade of blonde is much more suitable. Your advice was well appreciated too. If I lived closer I would definitely be returning . If I'm in the area again for sure. Thankyou
Jill S.
I usually have quite a bit of anxiety about going to salons, so much so that for a very long time I “did my own hair”. After years of DIY, my hair was in really poor shape and in desperate need of professional attention. I found Leah after I moved to Saint Petersburg and she made me feel comfortable from the very first time I sat in her chair. She didn’t judge me, but she was honest with me, and offered me solutions that have really worked. I’ve actually gotten compliments on my hair for the first time in a long time. (It actually has some shine to it now, ya’ll!) Olaplex has been a lifesaver, and you can tell she really knows how to work with her products. She has masterfully cut my normally wild, wavy/curly hair twice now and I couldn’t be happier. Leah is a knowledgeable, welcoming, and talented stylist who really cares. Also, her loft space is so relaxing!
Serina K.
Leah transformed my hair. I love the definition and can't wait to add some darker highlights in the fall. I had never had my hair colored before and I took a chance, as intimidating as it was. I now drive from Carrollwood in Tampa to DT St. Pete for her to do my hair!
Stephanie I.
I have only found two people in my 40+ years who could cut and style my hair in a way that fits my needs, and positions me for success with running my company. My previous stylist live in a different state, once I moved to Florida I was back to trial and error with many different stylists, walk in heir cut salons, and referrals. I was extremely lucky to find Leah a few years ago. Every hair cut and beard trimming if I request it, is exactly what I need. Often I will go in and let Leah know I am heading to a conference and need to look on point. She takes care of the rest, providing me with the high level professional look that I require. Thanks Leah! I can't thank you enough!! Seth S.
Seth S.
It’s so hard to find someone to trust to do your hair! From a Pinterest picture to a suggestion from a friend, anything I ask her for - she makes it happen! I absolutely love having Leah do my hair and always leave happy with my new look.
Brittney P.
Leah preforms miracles on my hair each visit! I always come in every few months asking for a drastic change, and she always delivers! She is professional and makes you feel comfortable. 10/10 recommend!
Nicole G.
So glad I found Leah. She is a great hair stylist. Always taking time to listen to my ideas and look at the endless Pinterest hair pictures I find. She will work her wonders to make your hair look beautiful. You will not leave her salon disappointed.
Ashley R.
I have been coming to see leah ever since I loved to florida and absolutely love the work she does! Always consistent and helpful with new ideas! Highly recommended!
Dylan D.
I've had bad anxiety for most of my life. One of the biggest set offs for me is hair. Aside from a childhood family friend and a couple people trimming the ends in college, I had never gone in anywhere to get my hair professionally cut. It was too uncomfortable and induced severe panic attacks. Until now. Leah is amazing! She makes sure I am comfortable before, during, and after every appointment and it always turns out perfect!! She even taught me how to maintain and style my hair in between cuts (which I was admittedly completely clueless about before). I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a one of a kind hairstylist who genuinely cares about her clients. Thank you so so much for not just taming the mane, but for helping me overcome a major anxiety obstacle. It means the world to me! A++++ service and very reasonable pricing to boot :D
Courtney K.