LTdesigns Salon Studio

Leah Taylor • Artist • Lover of all things hair

Olaplex Certified • Brazillian Blowout Certified • L'anza Color Certified • Redken Color Specialist • Blonding Specialist 

With a strong eye for detail and a perfectionist attitude, Leah successfully personalizes each custom color and cut to suit your lifestyle as well as your personality. 

Leah is a well-rounded licensed cosmetologist that specializes in blonding, balayage and lived-in hair color. She loves to create seamless natural looking hair color using techniques such as foiling, balayage, glazing, and color balancing. Whether you are looking to blend/cover your grays or desire a hair transformation, Leah has the knowledge and experience to help your hair goals become a reality. 

Leah takes pride in being 100% transparent while going over ALL aspects of your hair goals. This includes realistic/unrealistic expectations, how many sessions (if more than one) and what kind of home hair care is needed to maintain the desired look and integrity of your hair. The integrity of your hair is MOST important to me.

LTdesigns Salon Studio strives to provide a comfortable, private, one-on-one experience guaranteeing you will get the very most out of each and every session. 

*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 a 24 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 24-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.

  • Redken
  • L'ANZA Healing Haircare
  • Olaplex
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.