Thank you for your interest in my craft! My name is Leah Taylor and I am a Designer Hair Stylist and Color Specialist. I enjoy spending my time working my magic making my guests (and their hair) feel beautiful in Loft 8 (LTdesigns, L.L.C.). I specialize in blonding, balayage, lived in hair color, dimensional hair color and modern/traditional gray coverage. Enjoy the ultimate breakage insurance and restore your hair with Olaplex (patented active chemistry that works on a molecular level to repair damaged and broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal and mechanical damage.) Turn dry, damaged and brittle hair into silky, smooth and vibrant hair with OLAPLEX. Lastly- (my favorite) facial waxing. Staying in touch is great unless you're eyebrows! I love being an artist and keeping up with the latest techniques, styles and trends. I am BOB certified in both Balayage Advanced and Blondes Advanced classes using open air and foiling hair painting techniques! Every client is a new canvas, and I'm licensed to create!

Schedule a complimentary consultation for your customized color / cut!


*Lavender Chamomile Facial Waxing $15!


**Gift Certificates Available!


***A referral is the best compliment you can give; Send in a friend and you BOTH receive $5 off!


****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. Late Policy: Please arrive 5 minutes prior to scheduled appointment time. Without approval, the appointment will be deleted 10 minutes after 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.
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.