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REVIEWS OF LOFT SALON STUDIO
I cannot share enough how much I enjoy Ann Marie Walts’ expertise. She really takes her time with all that she does. I have had my hair color and my eyelash extensions done by her. The results were so very natural looking. My hair was left in excellent condition and it was amazing to not have to wear mascara or barely any makeup anymore, because of my lashes.
Additionally, I used her for what I needed for photography.
She sees things through her lens that will bring the moments you want to last a lifetime stay with you forever in the pictures she takes. She doesn’t just take pictures, she captures the story. Being the lead singer of a band, I have had many pictures taken of me over the years. Nothing can compare to the way Ann Marie can catch the beautiful moments that are real, either by directing the shot or just capturing those moments you think no one else saw, she does. You can see the feeling in the picture and that’s what I’ve found is so rare and what I have found in Ann Marie’s work. If you want a photographer who is a true professional artist, look no further.
I will start by saying I can be VERY fussy when it comes to my hair (as most women are), but I was completely blown away by Ann Marie’s talents and results!
I have actually gone 3 times, twice for my hair color, and once for a pedicure – all three experiences were great!
Ann Marie is a bubbly, and lovely, she’s always smiling, and really takes the time to listen to what you want, what you’re looking for, and takes the time to explain what she’s going to do!
Both times I’ve been for my hair, I’ve had dramatic changes, and she’s helped my achieve both looks, and I’ve come out with a big smile across my face (I’m still wearing my last time).
Some may be put off by a couple of things. Firstly, the consultation, if you’re anything like me, hair appointments are difficult to make, and to have to book a consultation FIRST, it felt like I was wasting my time – turns out, NOT – It really gave Ann Marie the knowledge she needed, and my hair turned out better than I could imagine.
Another drawback, for some, is that Ann Marie works one-on-one, and going to the salon isn’t a ‘girl’s day’. Honestly, if that’s what you’re looking for, then I wouldn’t really suggest Ann Marie. She concentrates on YOU, and that’s what I love 🙂
Needless to say, I am sooo grateful that I found The Loft, and Ann Marie. I will never have to find another colorist, and this makes me VERY happy!”
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“Great experience! Ann Marie makes you feel comfortable, is accommodating, and very friendly. Her talents and expertise speaks volumes and she is focused on making you feel and look amazing. I have had the pleasure of utilizing Ann Marie’s techniques and talents in eye extensions and hair extensions and have been overwhelmingly happy with both results.”
Kelli D.5.0 star rating Absolutely the BEST pedicure I have ever had!!! Ann Marie takes time to make sure you are completely satisfied before leaving. The salon is clean, modern & very welcoming. I would recommend this salon to anyone who wants an hour or 2 to themselves for total relaxation & laughs. I’m so happy with my choice to visit The Loft & will definitely be back for more!!
★★★★★ a month agoI couldn’t be happier with Ann Marie’s work. Not only is she talented and creative with problem correction, her instinct about personal style is amazing. I recommend her highly!!
Cami MesserI simply cannot express what a relaxing experience I had. A friend of mine just got her eyelash extensions done and recommended that I go see Ann Marie. I can share that I was a bit nervous at first but after I went in and everything about my service was explained then I knew I was in good hands. I absolutely LOVE my Xtreme Lashes. I even fell asleep during my appointment. I will be definitely going back and highly recommend her services. It is rare for me to get time for myself because I have four kids and not much time.
Lauren MontanoI have been going to Ann Marie for 18 yrs. Since I moved out of MA 3 yrs ago I have tried to find other hair stylist like her, I have not yet been successful. I just recently flew back for the holidays and made sure I made an appointment with her. She was well worth the wait! Two main things I really appreciate about Ann Marie, besides her friendly out going personality is that 1) She listens to what it is you want and if for whatever reason you aren’t crazy about it, she’ll fix things right then and there. She wont give you attitude about it like most hair stylist do. 2) EVERY color and style job she has done for me fades and grows out beautifully! =)
I have known Ann Marie for many years now, and she is by far the best hair stylist I have ever been to. She is so welcoming, and will listen to you and will recommend hairstyles that she feels best suits you. I recently agreed to be Ann Marie’s mock bride in the upcoming bridal show and to get Great Lengths Hair Extensions. That was by far the best choice I have EVER made! I LOVE my Great Lengths Hair Extensions! She did an amazing job with the application, and people can’t even tell where my natural hair is, they blend so well! The Great Lengths feel so natural, like your own hair, and you can style them every which way; they are AMAZING! I would recommend Great Lengths Hair Extensions to anyone, and if you are looking for a really good hair stylist to apply them, going to Ann Marie. She’s the best! I would recommend her for anyone who wants a change or who wants to touch up/update their look!
Ann Marie is extremely talented in the many things she does and also has a wonderful personality. She considers everything you tell her, which you will see after filling out her consultation form, analyzes your hair (or whichever service you are in for), and comes to a decision, which made me feel very comfortable with what she says and does. I did the Japanese hair straightening and eyelash extensions with her this past weekend, and she did an amazing job. She takes her time, and she really does one-on-one work. I was the only customer with her for about 9 hours! Not surprisingly, I love the results!! In fact, she went out of her way to accomodate me, which really, really helped me out. I will definitely be going back again to take advantage of the awesome services she has to offer. Thanks so much Ann Marie, and keep up the amazing work!!!
I went to the Loft to change over from a blonde to a brunette. Ann Marie made me feel so welcome and comfortable. She was really open to ideas, and unlike many other salons she was very open for change. Her style of work was very acurate and thorough. She is a natural, with an artistic eye that i trust. She took some great pictures of my hair after the change, and I posted them on my facebook page, and it just blew up!! Everyone was amazed at the amazing job Ann Marie did, and the amazing color of my hair!! I also got lash extensions. I absolutely love them! I never even where mascara now, my lashes are so long and it looks so natural. I wear contacts, and they are so comfotable. I forget i even have them, until someone gives me a complient 🙂 . Its such a great Salon with so much to offer the client.
Alyssa SantiagoAnn Marie is such a sweetheart, she took very good care of me while she was dying my hair. She was very professional and knew exactly what she was doing. I would recommend her to anyone, the time she invests in you and the effort she puts forth is truly amazing. I highly recommend her and her business. Thank you Ann Marie!
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“Ann Marie is a lash magician! I got my lashes done for the first time and the results are AMAZING! All of my friends keep asking where I got them done because they look so full and lush.
I highly recommend this place and want to thank Ann Marie again for her wonderful work :)”
“In my experience, once you visit The Loft Salon and Ann Marie, you will NEVER want to go ANYWHERE ELSE. Ann Marie’s skills are amazing and was able to accomplish in one visit the look i had been trying to accomplish since i was 16 and first started coloring my hair. After countless visits to multiple different salons i began to think the look i was going for couldnt be done on me because of my own hair texture and what not. Ann Marie shocked me and made it possible. I had never left a salon so happy. Also, aside from her skills, her attitude and humbleness make it so comforting whereas in most salons where your sitting in their chair for a number of hours I am antsy and i usually ask them to not even blow dry because i just want to get out! I could have stayed longer and talked with Ann Marie, HAH!
All in all The Loft Salon and Ann marie are amazing.”
5.0 star rating “I went to see Ann Marie at The Loft Salon Studio this past weekend to have eyelash extensions put on. First of all her salon is absolutely adorable. It is a house turned into a salon and it felt very welcoming. Prior to starting the lash extensions Ann Marie explained in detail the things to expect along with referencing her website that has additional information should any questions come up after I left. She brought me up to the second floor to a room that looks like it is dedicated to eyelashes! She had me lay down on this comfortable table under a nice warm blanket. I am pretty sure I fell asleep as the bed was so nice and warm and she put on nice calming music. I then woke up to fuller lashes which is exactly what I was hoping for. She completely met all of my expectations and more!! I will definitely be going back to maintain my beautiful lashes. I even plan to have hair extensions put on. I have seen her work and I can already tell I would trust her with not only my eyelashes but my hair as well. I highly recommend The Loft Salon Studio!”
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“I found The Loft Salon studio during an on-line search while considering Hair Extensions. I’m from the Northern, CT area and I was planning to visit NYC or Boston for this service. However, I was able to see pictures of actual extension work on her site, and I planned a visit for a consultation as I was impressed to see such great work locally, without having to travel several hours.
I had a consult for extensions which was very thorough, included a written questionnaire, and I was able to see examples of different techniques. I was happy to find that Ann-Marie was certified in several different methods of hair extensions and was genuine in her recommendation of which method would best suit my need and hair type.
I have now had three services, Hair Color, Japanese Straightening and Hair Extensions from The Loft Salon and Studio. I drive to NY to get my hair colored normally, and I do not have a local person, since I have had a long relationship with my colorist.
To be honest, I was more than a little nervous trusting someone new. I am happy to say that Ann-Marie has a very special eye for color. Ann-Marie was just proving a touch up to cover new growth, so it was critical that she matched what I already had.
She spent a lot of time carefully comparing my hair and available colors. To my surprise, she did a perfect job, and my base color and highlights were exactly right. I am not sure how hard it is to do this without knowing the brand, or colors used previously, but it was no problem for Ann-Marie. Secondly, a straightening process was recommended for my hair prior to extensions. I have chemically straightened my hair in the past, but never by the process that Ann-Marie suggested. I did a lot of research about the products, process and results prior to my service. Ann-Marie also did a great job here, my hair turned out as expected, and as she promised, I did have more time in the morning, now that I did not have to flat iron. I noticed that she was very careful during the process, and followed every step, to ensure a good outcome. Lastly, she installed my extensions. She did a fabulous job. I work in a corporate environment, and the length was quite a change. But the real test were my kids. She matched my hair color by expertly using (4) different extension colors, added highlights to extend my own, and it looked so natural that my kids, did not notice when I came home! Everyone has had positive comments.
Overall, I liked that Ann-Marie’s booking system sends me emails and confirmation emails when I make an appointment. It also emails me receipts after my visit. She only takes one client at a time which makes for a very personal and focused visit. With my crazy schedule I know that when I make an appointment I don’t have to wait for her. She is ready and available when I walk in the door. Her salon is clean and modern, and she’s a great find for me, who is happy to find a local choice for services.””
Joey ! – Kerri T.Had a visit with Anne Marie last night……miracle worker! I had tons of compliments on my hair at work today. I never feel so good as when I leave her salon (which feels like a home). Only one client at a time…..you know she’s paying attention to you and only you. So easy to book appointments on line and no one in the “big cities” can offer her expertise and convenient location. She will have you looking and feeling like one of a kind before you leave! #lovemystylist
The Loft Salon located in West Springfield is by far the best around. I met Ann Marie almost a year ago when I walked into her salon for a consult for great lengths hair extensions. Ann Marie was very welcoming and the salon had a fun and relaxing feel to it. My hair was very damaged and Ann Marie recommended a few steps before doing my extension work. Ann Marie did a retro straightening on my hair as well as color correction with Schwarzkopf hair coloring. After treating my hair is was soft and gorgeous, Ann Marie then went ahead and placed my extensions. She picked out colors that would work with my skin tone and made my eyes pop. The work was gorgeous. Ann Marie also did my hair,makeup and photos for my wedding. I couldn’t have been more happy with the results. She took her time and was caring to my needs. She made my look gorgeous on my special day and nobody could even tell the extensions were placed. They looked so real. Recently I had an extension removal with corrective cut and color. The removal of the extensions were painless and there was NO damage to my hair. My hair still looks great! Thank you Ann Marie for all you’ve done. Your styling is the best and I would highly recommend many to you for services epically the great lengths hair extensions..the rumors about extensions ruining hair is all wrong! My hair is beautiful thanks to Ann marie (: she’s the best
I met with Ann Marie and discussed what I was looking for with my hair. She helped me in determining which style option for extensions would be best suited for me by providing me with several options to chose from. Next was the appointment. I spent the entire day with her, and she went out of her way to make me comfortable and make the experience pleasant and enjoyable. Ann Marie did an amazing job both in matching my color and changing my hair to achieve the overall look I love. She is the only stylist I will continue to use in the future. Thanks so very much Ann Marie-I absolutely love my new hair:)
The Loft Salon Studio is absolutely incredible. We cut about 5 inches off my hair and as nervous as I was, I have never been happier with the results. I have very thick, damaged hair and I dont trust anyone but Ann Marie to cut it. I highly recommend this salon.
Nikki’s Google Review
I found Anne Marie through searching for stylists that did great lengths hair extensions in Western MA and stalked her Instagram for a while before finally contacting her for a consultation.
I had fusion extensions that were slipping out left and right and I knew that I wanted them done professionally. I was so impressed with everything she had done online so was a little intimidated going into the consultation. Once I got there and met with her, those feelings were completely forgotten about.
Anne Marie is so warm and welcoming and I could tell immediately that she absolutely loves what she does! Her confidence and enthusiasm made me feel so good about being there. We looked at pictures of where I was hoping to me and she analyzed how to get there. It was so refreshing to have a stylist really listen to me!
At the end of my consultation, which felt way more like a chat with someone I’ve known for a long time, she gave me three options of what she could do for my hair, with a full explanation of each, at three different price points. There was no pressure to go with any of them, she was just giving her professional opinion.
I decided then to book what I had gone in looking for which was a full color makeover, and great lengths extensions. We booked a date that worked with both of our schedules, which was about three weeks out. Knowing I was anxious to get my hair done, she called to get me in as soon as she could, earlier than my original appointment. We had talked at length about the color I wanted, which was a dark brown to very white blonde ombré, and she spoke to Great Lengths and was able to order specially colored hair that matched exactly what I was looking for, and chose a few complementing shades to weave in between.
When I arrived the day of my appointment and saw the colors, I was amazed at how perfect they were! She spent the early part of the day coloring my natural hair, and after a lunch break we began the extension process. i thought it would be a long and tedious process, but as a busy mom and small business owner I found it was the most relaxing time I have had in forever!
Anne Marie put my feet up, gave me comfy blankets and pillows, and played funny movies for me the entire time she was working her magic on my hair. The hours flew by and before I knew it she was done! When I finally saw my hair and the colors all together I was speechless! I felt absolutely beautiful! She took my after pics and was kind enough to take pictures that I can use for my clothing business- she has such a fun and creative energy!
She sent me home with all of the products I need to take care of my extensions. I can’t say enough about now perfect they are- you would never be able tell that I was wearing extensions! and the color is absolutely beautiful- a “natural” sunkissed looking ombré.
Thank your for my “Pinterest” hair!
I can’t say enough about Anne Marie! She obviously has the experience behind her, but she is up with every new trend and is always looking forward to what is next and has the knowledge to do it! She is an artist in what she does.
She is kind and humble, and when you are in her chair you have her undivided attention. You get what you pay for, and Anne Marie is hands down the best!! Nikki C
The Loft Salon located in West Springfield is by far the best around. I met Ann Marie almost a year ago when I walked into her salon for a consult for great lengths hair extensions. Ann Marie was very welcoming and the salon had a fun and relaxing feel to it.
My hair was very damaged and Ann Marie recommended a few steps before doing my extension work. Ann Marie did a retro straightening on my hair as well as color correction with Schwarzkopf hair coloring.
After treating my hair is was soft and gorgeous, Ann Marie then went ahead and placed my extensions. She picked out colors that would work with my skin tone and made my eyes pop. The work was gorgeous. Ann Marie also did my hair,makeup and photos for my wedding.
I couldn’t have been more happy with the results. She took her time and was caring to my needs. She made my look gorgeous on my special day and nobody could even tell the extensions were placed. They looked so real. Recently I had an extension removal with corrective cut and color.
The removal of the extensions were painless and there was NO damage to my hair. My hair still looks great!
Thank you Ann Marie for all you’ve done. Your styling is the best and I would highly recommend many to you for services epically the great lengths hair extensions..the rumors about extensions ruining hair is all wrong! My hair is beautiful thanks to Ann marie (: she’s the best.Page H.