Professional Ladies’ and Gents’ Hairdresser, Colour and Hair Extension Specialist
cFthat My MyLarissa is a professional ladies’ and gents’ hairdresser and colour specialist. She is a kind and brilliant individual with a plethora of expertise and experience. She is very compassionate and goes above and beyond to make sure that her clients’ ideas are translated into reality. Her knowledge and experience also allow her to provide you with advice and clarity on any kind of hair colour treatment, styling. Her clients (both ladies and gents) are reassured by her articulacy and professionalism. Make an appointment with Larissa for your next new haircut, or inquire about hair colouring or hair smoothing treatment. She will gladly assist you.
I like to be around people and get to know others. And I love to make people feel good about themselves. The ultimate skills that come handy when one is a professional hairdresser I guess.
I started my studies at university, but a hairdresser in the US inspired me so much that I got fascinated with the industry and decided to do a training to become a hairdresser. For a while, I worked as an assistant in a hair salon and I just LOVED everything about the salon environment. No day is ever boring. And it’s all about glamour and creativity. I was hooked and decided to leave my university studies behind and pursue the path of becoming a professional hairdresser and colour specialist. It’s a decision I haven’t regretted ever since.
I believe in life-long learning and consider myself to be a student for life. I spent some time in Vancouver, Canada, where I educated myself further and went for an extensive training experience that covered every area of hairdressing. We dug deep into the nitty gritty of hair colour, cuts, styling, and all sorts of chemical treatments. That training has served as a wonderful base for all the things I’ve learnt ever since.
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Hair colouring, hair colouring, hair colouring! My favourite is Balayage – I just love this combination of foils and freehand technique that creates a natural, subtle and unique result for each client. I also love working with short hair. And more recently, I underwent an all-encompassing training on hair extensions which is a specialist area of expertise that I’m proud to add to my skill set.
Olaplex, because it protects the hair during a chemical procedure and rebuilds the natural bonds inside the hair. Goldwell’s Kerasilk treatment is a client favourite at Figaro London for a good reason: you can keep your waves/curls and make your hair smooth and easy-to-manage. Hair oils are the holy grail of hair care. A good-quality hair oil is something I encourage my clients to invest in.
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington.
Larissa was superb. I went in with really long hair to my waist and she skillfully delivered an ear level short cut. Paying attention to what would suit me but also super sensitive to how I was feeling. I’m about to start chemo and one of the chemo drugs causes baldness, so I felt it was important to get rid of some of the weight and volumn. I really love my cut and very grateful that Larissa made what could have been a heavy day a lighter one. Thank you Larissa.
Dear Figaro Team, the hairup was amazing. I felt so beautiful and special and Larissa was great. My hair stayed nice for a very long time, I did not have to wash it for 4 days when I usually have to wash it every other day.
Had an amazing haircut today. Lived in London for 3 years and struggled to find a hairdresser that knew their stuff and professional. Well today I was wowed. Had treatment, wash, cut and blow dry. I did not expect to get a head massage whilst my treatment was working and was sooooooo good. Can’t recommend enough. Would give this salon more stars if I could. I have already booked back in for 6 weeks time. xx
Outstanding blow dry and great service.
Other team members
Professional Hairdresser & Hair Colourist, Goldwell Kerasilk Specialist