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 8 years.
"Look good. Feel good. That’s what it’s all about"
Marie has been styling hair for over 16 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 5 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 8th 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 8th year anniversay at Prive.
"The art of cutting is my passion"
Lauren is a 23 year old stylist from Seattle, Washington. She moved to Florida 7 years ago and attended the famed Paul Mitchell School. After graduation and being an actual client at Privé, she decided that it was the place to further her talents and to learn styling the Privé way. She has been there ever since.
"Your hair is the crown that you never take off"
Chicago native, Francesca, started in the beauty industry at the young age of 16 and learned the arts of hair design from Vidal Sassoon. She began her career at the trendy Mario Tricoci Salon in Chicago before moving to the chic B Rose Salon. Francesca continued to step up her passion and move her talents to Prive Salon Orlando. Francesca is driven to perfection when giving her clients exactly what they want to enhance their inner beauty only to radiate their personality. Taking a great amount of pride in her work and services, she customizes every cut, style and make-up to transform her clients.
"Don't talk about it. Be about it."
Charles started cutting hair at the age of 14 as a barber, making him a 26 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 2 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 9 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 6 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 1 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 16 years of Color experience and landed at Prive 4 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.
Ligia landed at Prive 6 years ago.
"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 4th year at Prive.
Eric began in cosmetology study in Orlando until moving to South Beach, Miami, to learn hands on at the world renowned Vidal Sassoon. Eric then took his career to the trendy Van Michael Salon to solidify his color techniques. His experience with different cultures has broadened his approach to hair color and enables him to create his own personal style and delivery to each client. Eric just celebrated his 1 year anniversary at Prive.
"There is nothing more fulfilling than making someone feel uniquely beautiful"
Anthony has always had a passion for hair color and makeup ever since he can remember. Born and raised in Tampa, he started in 2008 wtih Toni & guy. He went on to educate in their color department as well as becoming the makeup director for his location. Anthony then worked with the Walt Disney Company, specializing in wig styling and special effect makeup application. Anthony moves his talents to Prive with much enthusiasm.
"Eyebrows are the framework to the entire face. It is astonishing that something so small can make such a huge difference."
Skip started at Prive in New York City in the Soho location, training to perform the duty as eyebrow specialist. After mastering his craft in eyebrow waxing, he moved into newer trends and became a certified eyelash extension specialist through Extreme Eyelashes. Skip has been an eyelash specialist since 2007 and is one of the original staff opening Prive Orlando 9 years ago.
"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 1 year.
"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.