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Salon Lofts - Ballantyne Village

Loft 7



Please visit my website at to sign up for the waitlist and I will contact you as soon as something comes available!

*Specializing in balayage, sombre, bridal styles, precision cuts, long layers, bobs, highlights and more!!

When I was 5 years old someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said, "A Hairstylist!" Unlike most childhood dreams I actually followed through with mine and I couldn't be happier. The passion that I have for my career and this industry as a whole is evident every time you step foot in my salon. From styling for runway shows and cover photo shoots to styling the Orlando Magic Dancers and everyone's favorite Tight End, Greg Olsen, I have had so many amazing experiences in this line of work. I am truly blessed and can honestly say, "I LOVE MY JOB!"

After working as a stylist in Winter Park FL for over 12 years, I relocated to the South Charlotte area and hit the ground running. In just one short year, Vans Strands has become one of the most talked about salons in Ballantyne. I have been overwhelmed by the response I have received from my amazing clients and look forward to building many more relationships here at Salon Lofts.


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Vanessa has done an amazing job styling and adding color to my thick hair! She is detailed, creative and very experienced. Absolutely recommend her!!! You will love it too. In fact, she also styles my kids and husband's hair. She rocks and we are so thrilled to see her spreading her beauty throughout Charlotte!! -Leslie R. (Charlotte)
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Vanessa is an awesome stylist! She took my blah blonde hair and transformed it to a bright and beautiful blonde, all while maintaining the health of my hair. She's incredibly knowledgeable and I highly recommend her. -Leslie F. (Winter Park, FL)
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Charlotte Folks: You are lucky to have Vanessa. She was my stylist for many years and I really miss her. I was always happy with her cuts & the color. And, she's a really great person. I miss our chats. Mary B. (Orlando, FL)
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She's the best! I love my hair, and had a great time hanging out with her, which is the best combination in a hair stylist! Lynn C. (Charlotte, NC)
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Vanessa was my stylist for over 5 years and I miss her! She always did an amazing job with my hair and always listened to what I needed. She's also so much fun to chat with and a really sweet friend! Don't hesitate to use her, she's young and fun and up to date with what's new with hair! Jenn K. (Orlando, FL)
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I'm a natural brunette who has been blonde for the last 12 years thanks to Vanessa! She knows I have a MAJOR fear of having brassy or orange hair and she works her magic every time to make sure my blonde is the perfect tone! She has also styled my hair for formals, weddings, and parties and it always looks flawless! One thing I'm always worried about when I get my hair styled is that my up do won't stay up, but Vanessa knows some bobby pin voodoo and those suckers stay put! Her blow outs and curls make me look like a movie star. Her hair cuts are meticulous and always perfect. And if all of that's not enough, she's an amazing person who genuinely cares about her clients, chats with you about your life, and cracks you up in the process. Highly recommended! Amber M. (Orlando, FL)
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I am amazed by how natural Vanessa makes my hair look! I had over an hour of serenity and peace and left a brand new person. She is amazing -Jenna M. (Waxhaw, NC)
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Vannessa is my miracle worker, my fairy godmother and my mood uplifting person (is there a word for that?). Each time o go to Vannessa I leave feeling not only beautiful but actually a better person inside. This is one talented lady. Our whole family sees her now and my husband will never grace the footsteps of great clips again.
Carolle G.