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The Loft Salon Stylists

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Loft Salon and Company has many talented stylists with extensive cosmetology backgrounds. They strive to provide the perfect environment that puts clients at ease from the moment they walk through the door. They are trained in the latest trends and styles. In order to achieve this goal, they are involved in continuing education programs giving their clients first class service backed by industry-leading products and techniques.

Kelli Hammond Hawkins


Kelli Hammond Hawkins, owner and Master Cosmetologist, graduated from the Georgia Institute of Cosmetology and has been in the hair industry since 2001. During and after graduating from cosmetology school, she apprenticed at the TONI & GUY Salon in Gwinnett County. Kelli is a native of Forsyth County and grew up on the same property the salon was built on. She opened The Loft Salon in 2010. She strives every day to improve her skills as a hairstylist. Kelli's specialty and passion are with blondes and naturals. Even though Kelli is considered a blonde specialist, she is experienced in all aspects of color techniques. Kelli is a certified hair color specialist and has experience with several color lines. She is also certified in Brazilian Blowouts and Balayage. She loves to make her clients feel special and appreciated. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughters, Maddie and Annah.

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Katie S.

Katie S.

Katie Speropoulos is a graduate of Rob Roy Academy in Massachusetts. She has been a master cosmetologist for 20 years. Katie has advanced training with Goldwell, REDKEN, RUSK, and Aveda. Through the years, Katie has explored many opportunities within her profession. She took part in opening a health and wellness center in New Hampshire, where she was able to utilize many of the skills she has learned over the years. Katie found it extremely rewarding to not only make people look better, but also make them feel better. She has taken that philosophy with her throughout her career and her life.

She absolutely loves Cumming, Georgia, but does admit to missing the Red Sox and Patriot fans.

To schedule with Katie (Level 3), call Katie  (678) 677-6605.

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Amie Michelle


Amie Michelle (DeLong) is a master cosmetologist who graduated from the Lanier Tech Cosmetology Program. She is a lifelong resident of Forsyth County. Amie began her career by working under an Aveda Cutting Educator for two years. Amie worked in an Aveda salon, which is located in Gainesville, Georgia, for two years. She began working at Salon 306 in 2008 and moved with the stylists to The Loft Salon in 2010. Throughout her career, she has gained experience with the following color systems: REDKEN, TIGI, Aveda, INOA, and PRAVANA. Additionally, she has attended three color classes at the Aveda Institute to further her knowledge and is also trained in the Keratin Complex smoothing systems and Balayage. Amie enjoys boosting the self-esteem of her clients by treating them with respect and doing everything possible to make sure they have the best experience.

When she's not working, Amie enjoys shopping and spending time with her family and friends.

To schedule with Amie (Level 5), call  (770) 530-7552.

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Sydney Tanner


Sydney Tanner is a Master Cosmetologist. She is a life long resident of Forsyth County. Sydney attended Lanier Technical College in Dawsonville, Ga. for Cosmetology. She started helping at the salon at the age of 14 and worked in the salon assisting with the daily chores. While in the salon setting, she observed the stylists and their techniques. As Sydney grew more interested in pursuing her passion for Cosmetology, she obtained her Apprentice license at the age of 16. Sydney's natural talent continued to evolve as she apprenticed under her sister Amie. After graduating from North Forsyth High School, she immediately enrolled in Cosmetology School.

Sydney studied diligently and passed the Cosmetology exam with high scores.  She enjoys lake life and spending time with her family and friends.

To schedule with Sydney (Level 2), call (678) 906-7597.

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Katie Muma Hasselman

Katie H.

Katie Muma Hasselman is a Master Cosmetologist with a degree from Aveda Institute. With a bevy of advanced color and cutting classes under her belt, Katie blends modern styling techniques with an approach that is tailored to each client's unique hair type and face shape. After four years at an upscale salon in Cumming and Alpharetta, Katie has built her reputation on service that is consistently personal and precise. That commitment to quality, along with her ability to make people feel comfortable, and appreciated the moment they sit in the chair, keeps her clients coming back year after year.

When she's not making clients look and feel beautiful, Katie enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time out on the lake with family and friends.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Katie (Level 5), call  (770) 289-7531.

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Cara Myhre


Cara Myhre is a Hair Designer, who discovered her passion for the hair industry at a very early age. Being raised in her mother’s local salon, Cara attended cosmetology in HighSchool and apprenticing. After relocating to California for 4 years, Cara returned to her hometown and soon began working directly under owner and Master Cosmetologist, Kelli Hawkins. Her focus is on listening to her clients and completing services to fit their needs and desired outcomes while maintaining the integrity and health of their hair.

In her free time, she enjoys time with her husband and 3 children, boating on Lake Lanier, running and CrossFit workouts.

To schedule your appointment with Cara (Level 3), call (470) 249-7168.

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Tabitha Oxley


Tabitha Oxley is a Master Cosmetologist born and raised in Sandy Springs. She excels at understanding the needs of her clients and bringing their shared vision to life. Her continuing education keeps her up to date in all of the latest hair trends. Tabitha, a perfectionist, sometimes to a fault, will provide upscale quality and take your salon experience to the next level. Aside from working in the salon, Tabitha enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, & being in the outdoors. She is also an avid animal lover, the owner of four fur babies, 3 dogs, and a cat.

You can check out more of her work portfolio on Instagram @TabithaRocksTheLocks

To schedule your appointment with Tabitha (Level 5), call  (770) 241-2721.

Callie Mills


Callie Mills is a master cosmetologist and obtained her degree in the cosmetology program at Lanier technical college of Dawsonville, Georgia. Upon graduation, Callie mastered her trade by working in a high-end salon in north Georgia, specializing in bridal.

When Callie isn't busy making clients look and feel beautiful, she enjoys arts and crafts.

To schedule your appointment with Callie (Level 4), call  (706) 344-8617.

Tanya Kellogg


Tanya Kellogg is a Master Cosmetologist. She graduated from the Cosmetology program at Lanier Technical College. Prior to becoming licensed, she was a salon assistant to several of the Master Cosmetologists at The Loft Salon. Tanya is now accepting clients. 

To schedule your appointment with Tanya (Level 2), call (770) 688-4406.

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Mary Kate

Mary Kate

Mary Kate Faulkner is a Master Cosmetologist with a diploma from Lanier Tech Cosmetology Program. Prior to receiving her license, she was an assistant to Amie Michelle. Mary Kate is passionate about learning the latest trends and continuing her education. She is a native of Forsyth County. She enjoys shopping and traveling in her spare time. She also loves spending time with her friends and family.

To schedule your appointment with Mary Kate (Level 1): call (770) 876-2668.



Abby grew up just minutes from the salon. She is an awesome team player with a positive attitude. Abby is currently taking new clients.

To book your appointment with Abby (Level 1 Stylist): call (770) 231-9835.

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Cassidy Elzey is a Master Cosmetologist. She obtained her apprenticeship license at the age of 18. She began her journey in a barber shop as the only Womens stylist/color specialist. She grew her clientele base by word of mouth and social media, where she posted her amazing before and after pictures. Cassidy is very passionate about her work. Her artistic ability has brought her to new levels in the color industry. She specializes in blondes and balayage. She is always looking to continue her education, so she can meet every clients needs.

In her free time, she loves to spend time with her baby girl, Kodi Layne and her family. She loves to be on the lake or shopping in antique stores.

To schedule your appointment with Cassidy(Level 3): call (678)852-7865

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Jamey Payne

Jamey Payne is a Client Coordinator

Maddie Hawkins

Maddie Hawkins is a Client Coordinator

Amy Laroway

Amy Laroway is a Client Coordinator

Emma Samples

Emma Samples is a Client Coordinator and a Salon Associate

Ashley McDonald

Ashley McDonald is a Client Coordinator/Salon Assistant

Kailee Harper

Kailee Harper is a Associate Stylist

Sam Flannery

Sam Flannery is a Associate Stylist

Rachel Hennessey

Rachel Hennessey is a Associate Stylist

Carsen Perry

Carsen Perry is a Associate Stylist