"Do what you love!" - Larisa Love
At 27 years old, Larisa Love opened her world famous salon in Studio City. She has overcome the odds and worked her way to the top of the Hair Industry.
As an Educator, Hairdresser, Artist, Mentor, Salon Owner, and Brand Ambassador for Joico - Larisa encourages fellow hairdresser's to follow their passion and constantly seek fresh inspiration.
Larisa teaches the techniques she creates on stages across the globe in front of thousands of stylists and salon professionals to help them build the career they want — with a little more love.
Larisa is the proud owner of Larisa Love Salon in Studio City, CA.
Meet her team of talented artists below:
Color. Cuts. Extensions
Even at 6 years old, the smell of fresh color, the sounds of blow dryers, and positive energy drew a young Monique Leahy to her calling, HAIR! She has been in the industry for over 10 years with a fire and passion that is truly unrivaled. Her love for color and extensions stemmed years ago during beauty school. “I loved how I could not only transform someone’s looks but also their confidence and how they see themselves. That to me was powerful! This is what I love most about doing hair, I love to make people feel good about themselves and creating lasting relationships.”
After building her loyal following in San Francisco, California, Monique decided to make her next big career leap — relocating to Southern California. She found a home at the prestigious Larisa Love Salon. This new environment has allowed Monique to surround herself with creative and talented peers which drives her creativity and pushes her to be the best she can be.
Education has and will always be an important part of her career. From her ongoing thirst for knowledge to what she gives to her guests, it was a natural organic transition evolution for Monique to become an educator. She was asked to join the Bellami team as a regional educator. Her extensive background gives her the ability to convey information on a relatable level that is easy to understand and inspire the students in her classes!
Holly grew up in the greater Boston area where she learned her craft, at Blaine Beauty Career School after getting her High School Diploma. Ever since she was a child she had always been obsessed with all things hair and beauty! Her favorite part about what she does is having the ability to change someones day, week, month or even year by making them feel beautiful through the art of hairstyling.
After doing hair for 10 years in Boston, She made the cross country venture to lay down roots in Los Angeles in 2016 to grow her career in the beauty industry even farther. What an amazing city full of artists!
She has always taken pride in her ability to to take the best care of her clients as possible, with a meticulous eye to detail. Whether it be a small trim, or an all over color correction. Her goal is to have everyone who leaves her chair looking and feeling beautiful inside and out.
Growing up in a family of Stylists and spending her formative years in salons ignited Tracy’s passion and excitement for the hair industry from a very young age. As time went on, she fully immersed herself in the beauty industry and soon began to thrive! Throughout her 8 years as a Cosmetologist, Tracy has received training from Bumble & Bumble, Kevin. Murphy, Oligo, Milbon, Wella, Joico, Pravana, and Paul Mitchell. Adapting techniques from her extensive training has made her proficient in many areas of the beauty industry: creative fashion color, classic refined looks, precision cutting, and men’s grooming. Tracy’s extensive knowledge and experience gives her clients a truly customized experience. Her mission as a Stylist is to ensure that every person who sits in her chair leaves the salon feeling rejuvenated, empowered, and confident in their appearance. You can check out her most recent work on Instagram at @tracynanihair
Corrective Color. Men’s Grooming. Color.
J Ladner is the Brand Ambassador for Oligo Professionnel, a Canadian based product company and travels the US as a independent educator. He has been in the industry for 10 years. He is a well known social Media Influencer in the beauty industry, and is the creator of BLOWN AWAY®️ hair products and now calls Los Angeles home. At Larisa Love Salon, you will find him creating one of his many techniques that will leave your hair one of a kind.
Over the past 10 years he has worked on major editorial print campaigns, been a manager for a production company for New York Fashion Week, Rebel with a Beauty Cause; and has been featured in magazines in which he shares his knowledge and techniques for fellow beauty professionals to learn and grow from. You can also listen to his podcast on iTunes, Spotify and Anchor called NO STYLIST LEFT BEHIND. J is an electric personality that will have you feeling empowered, beautiful and confident.
For Courtney, travel is a way of life. Always in front of the current trends, she uses her world experiences to bring inspiration and style into the salon.
With nearly 2 decades in the industry, Courtney has trained in Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco. From Vidal Sassoon to Pivot Point, Wella, Oribe and Bumble and Bumble. She is a master of long layered shapes, soft beachy blondes, and flawless fringe. Her aim is to create hair that looks as good waking up at home as it does walking out of the salon.
Inspired by the Classic Bombshells of the 60’s and 70’s, her personal style is the perfect combination of vintage and modern. Always ready to try something new, she will rarely wear the same thing twice.
From the northern lights and landscapes of Iceland to the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica, Courtney pulls inspiration from her travels and hopes to continue to add far off destinations to her list. Her newest adventure in relocating from San Francisco to Los Angeles after thirteen years is sure to be the most exciting yet.
Color. Extensions. Styling.
Katrina has always had a passion for hair and giving her clients the confidence they deserve. After graduating from the Paul Mitchell Beauty School in 2016, Katrina knew she’d found her calling. After assisting at several salons following her graduation, Katrina is now an Assistant & Junior Stylist and has found her hair home at Larisa Love Salon. “Being around this amazing and talented team keeps me motivated and excited to come to work every day. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity.” Katrina specializes in color, extensions, and styling.
Color. Cutting. Styling.
My name is mai! Born and raised abroad in a country where beauty was a staple and being “dolled up” was expected for the everyday woman. Can you guess where I’m from? If you said Venezuela, you were right! Being exposed to the world of makeup, nails, and hair at a very young age gave me a solid perspective on beauty; it empowers and it is powerful.
The rush I get from making others feel beautiful is priceless. I started at my house, doing family members then at a little salon where I would work on the weekends. But in 2016 I decided to pursue hairdressing as a full time career, and with a Sassoon foundation under my belt, I’ve never felt more confident. After finishing my apprentice program the following year and working at few great salons, I was still in search for an environment where education was key. A place where I believed in the salon products and where had a sense of unity alongside a strong team. That’s when I came across Larisa Love Salon where the connection was instant. I’ve now embarked on my latest adventure as Larisa Doll’s assistant, who has taken me under her wing and decided to mentor and polish me to become the most well rounded artist that I can be and Im also taking my own clients while we’re not traveling. I couldn’t be more grateful and excited for what the future holds!
If you’d like to checkout my work follow me on Instagram @maithehairbewithyou .