Stylists - Privé Salon Orlando
“It is pure joy to turn a woman that struggles daily to look good into a person who leaves this chair feeling totally beautiful”
A native of Biarritz, France, Laurent Dufourg began his remarkable styling career as an apprentice in a trendsetting Parisian salon. He later opened two exclusive European salons where his favorable reputation for artistic, cutting-edge hairstyles attracted a fashionable and prestigious clientele.
Laurent then imported his French influenced techniques and style into the United States where his international following of celebrity clientele continued to grow. His reputation as a master stylist placed his services in high demand, leading him to open two signature Privé salons in Los Angeles and Manhattan.
While Laurent continued to create innovative and trendsetting styles for his movie and television clientele, he was inspired to develop a line of hair care formulas that could perform up to the expectations of the most elite stylists and their clients.
"It is important to understand different hair types and patterns to produce a great look with minimal upkeep. I think constant education is very important. In the world of hair, there are always new techniques and new products coming out. If you aren’t constantly training and improving, you can never be the best."
Born and raised in Los Angeles, "Rica" is no stranger to the world of style. Her client list resembles the guest book from an Orlando A-list event. That list includes celebrities, world famous athletes and musicians who claim "Rica" has changed their hair forever. Hailing from a Toni and Guy education, she later had the fortune to train directly with Privé founder and celebrity stylists, Laurent D. Erica is heavily involved with many local fashion shows and charity events in the Central Florida area. Whether you’re looking for a funky, asymmetrical cut or a finished, runway ready look, she will have you turning heads in one appointment.
Erica has been styling at Prive for 9 years.
"Look good. Feel good. That’s what it’s all about"
Marie has been styling hair for over 17 years, starting her career with renowned Toni and Guy in Orlando. Originally from Brooklyn, she came to Orlando to start fresh and pursue her love for beauty. She came to Privé seeking more well rounded glamour and style techniques. Marie often brings her talents to runway shows, photo shoots and charity events representing Prive all over Central Florida.
Marie has been with Privé for 6 years.
"There is nothing like cultivating a look and making someone feel fresh and beautiful. I love to create and hair is my canvas. I draw my inspiration from the exotic and eclectic"
After graduating from Florida State University, Jessica realized she belonged in the business of creating beauty. She spent a year at the Paul Mitchell School in 2005 and came to Prive shortly thereafter. She specializes in cutting and styling but has a great affinity and talent for hair extensions. Her ability to transform a person’s hair from short to long in a matter of hours is dramatic. Jessica also has experience in styling on-location for photo shoots, print work and runway events.
Jessica is enjoying her 9th year at Prive.
"Hair is your best accessory. Your wear it everyday."
Lizzy started her styling career in Orlando, then moving to Dallas to persue her passion for hair and to attend the world renowned Toni & Guy Academy. Lizzy then came back to Orando to study and work under master stylists in the city's energizing and growing hair industry.
Lizzy specializes in long hair, blow-drys, extensions, Keratin treatments, cutting and styling. She has also received training from Kerastase, Bumble & Bumble and Global Keratin to name a few. Lizzy's enthusiasm about her work show through in her dedication to creating her clients' perfect cut and style as well as allowed her work to be presented in industry publications, local runway fashion shows and charity events.
Lizzy just passed her 9th year anniversay at Prive.
"Live a life worth remembering"
Edwin was introduced to the business of hair styling by his older brother, who is a stylist educator. He said that if you wanted to really learn how to be a stylist, you need to go work at Prive. And he did. Edwin is another talented stylist out of the school of Paul Mitchell. His approach is to make sure every hair cut is technical and refining. Edwin considers his strength to be able to see hair shape before anything and how to add his technique to enhance the shape. Edwin has now been at Prive for 2 years.
"Don't talk about it. Be about it."
Charles started cutting hair at the age of 14 as a barber, making him a 27 year veteran in the industry. In fact, he used his skills to put himself through college while pursuing a communications degree. Charles wanted to get more into cutting and styling of women’s hair, so he came to Prive as an assistant and worked his way to up the the floor as a stylist. His artistic ability helps him connect with his clients to achieve their vision. This artistic ability allows him to put his signature on a hairstyle, similar to how fashion and make up do. Charles has been at Prive for just over 3 years.
"My passion is working with natural pigment. Hair color should be within two shades of its natural color"
Jamie’s professional career started in 2002, at the age of 22, as an assistant at Hot Heads Salon. She then had the opportunity to come to Privé and work as an assistant under the guidance of Marko Tomassetti, where she honed and perfected her color techniques. It did not take her long to prove herself, earning a Senior Colorist position, which led to her current promotion of Color Director.
Jamie has enjoyed 10 years at Prive.
"I love making others feel great about themselves... and I love my dogs!"
Natalie has always loved art since childhood. She pursued her passion and began her career at the young age of 18 as a cosmetologist. After feeling the need to expand on her talents, she moved into a different role as a hair colorist. Privé was a place where she could learn the true art and creativity of color as an art she could share with her clients.
Natalie began working at Prive 7 years ago.
GiGi is a colorist and educator with more than 20 years of competitive edge and experience to her credit. She has been trained by the likes of Global Keratin, Wella International and Goldwell Color. She is consistently creating her own innovative looks and keeping up with the latest trends and techniques, keeping her on the cutting edge of color. Her international influence has given her the experience and skills for multicultural looks and style. GiGi's range from chic, soft and sexy to cool and hip. The results of GiGi's "at ease" consultations allow her to pull client's natural beauty to the surface to create a brand new look.
GiGi is just surpassed the 2 year mark at Prive.
"I strive to fulfill the needs of my clientele to the best of my ability and to always endure their satisfaction"
Lea has 17 years of Color experience and landed at Prive 5 years ago from South Florida. After graduating with a degree in Cosmetology from Abbynell Beauty and Tech Institue, Lea worked with Jaques Dessange in Bal Harbour Shops in Miami and studied in New York City at The Jacque Dessange Academy and Salon. Lea started building her loyal client list in some of the best salons in South Florida, including Oribe Salon, where she worked with many celebrities and models.
"Proper planning prevents poor performance"
Alan is an Orlando transplant straight from Reno, Nevada. After attending cosmetology school in Reno, he felt like he needed a change. After extensive research, he landed at Privé because of its roots and reputation. Alan focuses on having a real conversation with clients about what they want and to establish real expectations by having that connection. He also has a passion for make up and has the natural ability to transform his clients with not only color for hair, but with the right balance of color and details on the face to bring it all together. Alan in enjoying his 5th year at Prive.
"Some people grumble that roses have thorns. I am grateful that thorns have have roses."
Eric began his cosmetology career studying in Orlando with Redken. He soon after moved back to his hometown of Miami and spent several years studying and training under the the likes of well known Vidal Sassoon, Aveda and Wella. Eric has a "passion for fashion" and making people beautiful starting from the inside out.
Eric's passion and the desire to be closer to family brought him back to Orlando to the Prive family. He is constantly striving to expand his color education and technique and believes healthy hair is sexy hair.
Eric joined Prive 2 years ago.
"Color is all about listening and making it a reality"
Cocoa Beach native Christie Parish was raised in a hair salon from a very young age. With a degree from UCF in Chemistry, she decided to attend the Paul Mitchell School to persue a career in cosmetology. Christie found Prive as a client after for a "hair color emergency" and fell in love with the environment. Being drawn to color, she feels more herself doing color and loves the different kind of creativity you can excercise.
Christie started with Prive 2 years ago.