The Colorist

MAR-APR 2016

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18 The Colorist | MARCH/APRIL 2016 | PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF THE LOFT SALON BY MICHAEL ALBOR uncommon boston The Loft Salon by Michael Albor, located on the city's prestigious Newbury Street, offers sought-after color services. $ 165 AVERAGE PRICE OF HAIR COLOR inside story The Loft Salon by Michael Albor may be located on Boston's competitive Newbury Street, where there are more than 80 salons within a f ve- block stretch, but the beauty destination has achieved notable recognition in Boston and beyond, thanks to the expert skills of owner Michael Albor and his talented team. Albor, a Matrix artist, has been nominated for a North American Hairdressing Award (NAHA) 11 times, winning Best Editorial Stylist in 2007, and he and his staff have also been recognized by Allure and Boston magazines for their top-notch color skills. Housed on the second f oor of a brownstone, the salon boasts a diverse clientele and a chic, comfortable décor with Moroccan accents. Hair color is undoubtedly the lifeblood of the salon. "Almost all of our clients receive color services," Albor says. "Stylists here do everything from very natural to funky fashion colors. Right now ombrés and balayage are what most clients ask for, and for color that mimics what the sun in tropical climates does to hair." 95 % OF CLIENTS GET HAIR COLOR WHERE Boston RETAIL LINE CARRIED Matrix WHAT'S UNIQUE The education never stops at The Loft, as the salon hosts weekly classes for staff with topics ranging from cut and color to wardrobe and presentation. "We're blessed to have f ve educators on staff who travel the country and teach stylists all over the map," Albor says. "Having them bring their knowledge back with them always keeps us on the cutting edge." refreshments COFFEE | TEA THE LOFT SALON BY MICHAEL ALBOR DÉCOR bohemian Moroccan chic top s op I wanted to create a workshop where artists can collaborate together and create beautiful hair," Albor says. "I like every day in my salon to be like a hair show. CHAIRS: color lines MATRIX, LOGICS Owner: Michael Albor EST 2006

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