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Important Location Information

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Temporary Address (Dec, 2014 – Mar, 2015)

Unite Eurotherapy
1255 Keystone Way, Suite 106
Vista, CA 92081

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New Permanent Address (after March, 2015)

La Costa Town Square
Rancho Santa Fe & La Costa Ave
3427 Via Montebello, Suite 174
Carlsbad, CA 92009

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Loftie News You Can Use

Loftie News!

We’re so pumped to share with you how our team is growing, and exciting news about our new beautiful salon!



Stylist Promotions

Join us in congratulating our stylists.

Mercedes Shelton Promoted to Level 1 Stylist


We are Growing!

Several new team members to introduce: stylists, assistants and front desk team.

  • Kyle Bissel joined us as a Level 2 Stylist
  • Brandi Folts joind us as a Level 3 Stylist
  • Sara Grant and Danika Miles joined us as Assistants
  • At the front desk we are joined by new coordinators Sandra Dougherty and Paige Ellsworth, and last but certainly not least, returning front desk Manager Malinda “Mal” Crickmore.


New Hours Update

Mondays we’re open from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

New Hours

40 Days of Shine


Enjoy this promotion through 3/9/15

  • Great deal for U-Luxery (argon oil) with relights (brighten) or a Mini Facial & Bioelements travel or gym bag skin care kit
  • Either for JUST $40 – or take both.  A great gift for friends & family

Did you know that the number 40 has many cultural references?  Here are a few to get you started.  Read more here.

  • The saying “Life begins at forty”
  • The expression “forty winks”, meaning a short sleep
  • The radio program American Top 40
  • Forty is the only integer whose English name has its letters in alphabetical order


40 Days of shine



Grand Opening Announced – Save The Date!

The time is nearing and it will be here before we know it.  So Save The Date:  Thursday, May 7, 2015 for our Grand Opening and a Night of Beauty!

Stay tuned for details.  We’ve got some really cool things planned and you won’t want to miss out on any of them!




Spring Renewal – Season’s Hottest Trends

Locks in Bloom – Hottest Trends


Sexy-Long-Boho-Waves Trend

Boho Waves


Are you still sporting that short cut from last spring or simply looking for a change? Well, shake off that “pixie” dust and get ready for this seasons hottest trends.   Spring is all about the Boho waves, the longtail, braids and twists. What are Boho waves you might ask? They are those tousled, just walked off the beach (or runway) waves that look amazing whether your hair is shoulder length or down to your waistline. These waves can be achieved with the right product and hot tools easily at home but if you really want that look done right book an appointment with your stylist for a “how to” lesson.


long-ponytail trend



The longtail is just that. This look can be sleek and elegant or casual and carefree. There is a longtail to fit every need. If you want to achieve this look but are struggling with a style that is a “hair” too short, extensions could be the answer. All of this seasons looks can be enhanced with some extensions either to add length or volume or better yet both!! Products and the right tools will be the key to “taming” this look so work with your stylist make sure you are fully equipped.


braided twist trend

Braided twist


Twists and braids can cover all of your style needs whether it’s a red carpet event or a day in your sweats. These can be fancy and complex to “perfectly” messy. No matter what the day brings a braid or twist can be the go to style from morning to night. If you are attending a formal event schedule some time with your stylist to get you picture perfect. If you want a style you can do at home for daily wear ask your stylist for a lesson. These can be a bit “hairy” to get right on your own but with most things practice makes perfect.


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Floral braid


No matter what look you chose for Spring be sure not to get it “twisted”. Your stylist is there to educate you and provide you with a style that will best fit you and your lifestyle. Chances are if you love your hair, you love your hairdresser even more and have invested more than your time into that perfect look. Everyone deserves great hair so lets leap into spring together and let those beautiful locks bloom.


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Braided Boho

Forty Days Spring Renewal

‪Spring Renewal‬ – It’s time to ‪‎Shine‬‬!

Check out this bodacious Spring Update at The Loft.

Did you know that throughout the history of mankind, the number 40 has significant meaning in math, science, religion, sports, cultural attitudes and activities? It inspired us to create a beautiful solution for you!


Watch here on The Loft website, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over the next few weeks for a new view of the number 40.  No need to wait for trivia to take advantage of the deal.  Call, email or go online now to book your 40/40 appointments.

Skintervention’s Holiday Hangover Guide


christmas holiday hangover cocktail

Tis the season for indulging and if you’re anything like me, that means hitting the bottle a little more than the rest of the year. I am no stranger to the dreaded curse of the holiday hangover. So, before you reach for that fourth glass of bubbly or whiskey cocktail there are some things you should know in order to avoid the world’s worst hangover this holiday season.


Champagne worst hangover

Before you knock that drink back, you should know what’s most likely to cause the biggest hangover. Congratulations, champagne — you’re the worst.

It undergoes two fermentations, and it actually contains a hangover causing substance called acetaldehyde. Basically, alcohol gets turned into acetaldehyde and that’s what causes a lot of the hangover issues. With champagne, you’re already ingesting it from the get go.

Second to bubbly are dark liquors like whiskey and bourbon, because they have numerous impurities. They have volatile organic compounds — similar to the headache-inducing smells of products like Sharpies or crazy glue.

Your safest drinking bets are gin and vodka, because there’s no caffeine in them, which means you’re getting more fluid already. Gin is basically just vodka with juniper berry extract, so it at least it is bringing some antioxidants to the table. Unlike dark liquors, vodka and gin are distilled four to five times and charcoal-filtered, which clears out some hangover causing impurities.

So, in addition to being wise about which cocktail to imbibe in, here are a few solid, tried and true hangover cures:

1. Pills and preventative measures


aspirin headache inflammation

It’s way way easier to prevent a hangover than it is to treat it after the fact.  That whole thing about dehydration causing a hangover is folklore…it makes the symptoms worse, but it’s not the sole cause of what’s going on. Inflammation is where a lot of the headache, nausea and vomiting come from. As such, preventative home measures are fairly traditional. Any of the at home cures you would attempt after a night of drinking could potentially work best when applied the night before. For example, taking one or two pills like Advil or Aleve, before hitting the hay helps a lot with inflammation. Be sure to chug a big glass of water to help with dehydration too. Coconut water cocktails have gotten some great hype because they hydrate as you drink, therefore the symptoms are far less intense. Coconut water on its own is far more replenishing that regular water, however, it is an acquired taste.

2. Greasy food

greasy omelette bacon eggs

It’s funny, your body actually craves the things that it really needs. Greasy food is rich in fat, which is has the most energy per gram. Your natural inclination to dive headfirst into a cheeseburger, although unhealthy, is actually right on. Here are two of my favorite foods:

Bacon: Meat in general has a lot of B vitamins, which act as a catalyst to help get alcohol on the breakdown. Eggs and cheese: A quick omelette with some mayonnaise or avocado is a great fix for protein and fat.

Some health nuts might say “Let’s eat some açai berries, or chia seeds or almond butter!” rather than reach for the traditional calorie rich solutions.  Maybe for a mild hangover that might do, but for a moderate to epic hangover, I don’t think that’s going to cut it. That being said, a bacon sandwich isn’t a good fix for vegans, or health-conscious folks. If you really want to eat clean, there are other great options:

Dark green vegetables: Particularly any that have lots of nutrients, like spinach, kale or broccoli.

Fruits high in resveratrol: It’s a key antioxidant, and antioxidants are necessary for beating hangovers. Nosh on fruits like pomegranates, acai berries and currants.

Egg whites: It might not pack the punch of a regular egg and cheese sandwich, but egg whites are the next best alternative.

3. Coca Cola (seriously!)


coco cola soda caffeine sugar

Sprite has become a trendy hangover cure. However, it pales in comparison to good ol’ Coca Cola when dealing with a hangover. The infamous soda is made with coca leaves, which has lots of antioxidants and caffeine, which works well to treat headaches. It can also help give your blood sugar a kick start so you can begin to feel better.  Health nuts, you’re out of luck. Coffee, tea and kombucha pale in comparison. So drink up!


4. Smoothies

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For a mega-blend of health, nothing beats a smoothie. While not as intense as greasy food, it’s a smart way to inhale a lot of necessary nutrients to help you in the recovery process.

I recommend blending: almond milk for protein, coconut water for essential electrolytes, pomegranate, acai berries, spinach and a vitamin powder for major antioxidant replenishment. You’ll get a burst of necessary nutrients and most likely some energy to keep you going.  Not only will your body feel rejuvenated but your skin will thank you also. The skin is the an organ that suffers greatly from dehydration and lack of nutrients. It is a dead giveaway to how someone is feeling, especially after a late night.  It would also be a good idea to apply a hydrating mask the morning after a party to help heal and restore from the outside as well. My favorite mask to rehydrate would be the Gel Therapy from Bioelements. It is cooling and soothing and a great pick me up for anyone suffering from a hangover.


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So enjoy yourself in moderation. Life is simply too short not to! And should you ever fall victim to the hangover’s cruel grasp, at least you will be prepared to fight the good fight with these tried and true tips. Happy holidays and cheers!

Exciting Move Information


Happy Holidays Everyone!

We know it’s a hectic time with the holidays upon us, so we’d like to keep you posted on the progress of our move.

Final Day in Escondido

Our last day at the Escondido location will be Tuesday, December 23rd.
Your December 23rd appointment will take place in Escondido!

New Temporary Space, Same Telephone Number!

We will be busy during the days following the 23rd, moving to our temporary facility at Unite to REOPEN on Tuesday, December 30th. (Click here to read details about that location) We’re excited to be in our new space and we’re even keeping the SAME TELEPHONE NUMBER! 760.741.5638

A Promotion for You…

Since you have all been tremendously supportive and to help ease this transition for you, we’re offering a nice little pre-booking promotion that will save you some extra cash.

Pre-book 3 appointments with The Loft and receive a 10% discount on each.

Pre-book 6 appointments and receive a 15% discount.

Pre-book 12 appointments and receive a 20% discount.

** May not move appointments more than 30 days
** Discount forfeited if appointment is missed
** Not valid with 20% Gift Card Sale or other promotions

Important News from Owner and Founder, Shawna Cruise

To our loyal guest,

I have been working diligently on an exciting growth plan for The Loft, which I anticipated sharing with you in the new year. Sometimes plans change, and in this case a big one did; the Escondido lease extension didn’t work out. As a result we have been asked to vacate our current space as of December 27!

My heart and soul will always be a part of our downtown community and so this has been a difficult and bittersweet decision. Alas, after 16 years on Grand Ave in Escondido, I am moving The Loft Hair Design & Skincare to La Costa.

Our need of a temporary location while our new space is being constructed posed certain challenges. Imagine 27 Lofties and 3000 of you (our loyal guests) without a home. Angels on our side, one of our retail partners, Unite Eurotherapy, a local company with a global brand, has graciously welcomed us into their former academy salon only 3 miles from our future home.

As of December 29th, we will be found at our new, temporary space at Unite.
Unite’s facility is at 1255 Keystone Way Suite 106, Vista, CA 92081

Directions from I-15 North & 78 (RB, Escondido, San Marcos)
I-15 North to 78 West
On 78 take San Marcos Blvd Exit (turn left)
San Marcos Blvd becomes Palomar Airport Road
From Palomar Airport Road, turn right on Business Park Drive
From Business Park Drive, turn left on Keystone Way
The Unite space is on the left in Suite 106

Directions from I-5 North & Palomar Airport Road
I-5 North to Palomar Airport Road
From Palomar Airport Road, turn left on Business Park Drive
From Business Park Drive, turn left on Keystone Way
The Unite space is on the left in Suite 106

I know this comes as a shock to a lot of you and believe me, not how I intended this transition would go down, so now is when we really need your support. Because Lofties are resilient, we are going to have some fun with this temporary location while continuing to bring you the service experience that you love. My team is working their buns off to make this as smooth as possible in the three weeks we have to plan it! I hope that you pull together with us in the interim digs because we can’t wait to show you our beautiful new space at La Costa Town Square.

Let me share a little more information about Unite Eurotherapy. The company is not only a great retail partner, but also an equally supportive education provider. You know that we Lofties believe in continuing education, so this opportunity with Unite is serendipitous. Please join us during our “semester abroad” with Unite EUROtherapy for the next 3 months. There will be oodles of cool things to offer you and opportunities to help us with freshening up our YouTube channel in Unite’s modern photography studio.

When we graduate and start our new journey at the La Costa Town Square, there will be a celebration for this milestone and we want you to come. We are so excited our cheeks hurt from grinning!

To ensure this is a smooth transition we are putting together directions and maps, fun gifts and great incentives, so stay tuned to your email and our website. We will also follow up with phone calls, as necessary.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me personally or ask any Loftie team member.

Thank you for your years of loyal support.

Off to our big adventure!

Shawna Cruise

Loftie Ringleader, creating beautiful solutions

20% off Bumble and bumble & Sebastian Products

20% Off Bumble and bumble and Sebastian Products

20% Off Bumble and bumble and Sebastian Products

As you now know, we are moving, temporarily, to the wonderful Unite Eurotherapy academy salon while our beautiful new home is being created. Out of respect to our hosts, we will need to put our Bumble and bumble and Sebastian sales on hold. We understand that three months is a long time and would like to offer a 20% discount on ALL Bumble and Sebastian products so that you have a chance to stock up. We will have everything available in Escondido through Tuesday 12/23/14.

We can’t wait to see you at our temporary digs!

Holiday Gifts!

Give the Gift of Great Hair!

Bumble and bumble – Purchase a full size Thickening Hairspray and get a travel size shampoo and conditioner for FREE $28 ($45 value)

Unite Eurotherapy - Purchase a full size Moisturizing, Smoothing or Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner and get a full size 7 Seconds Leave-in Treatment for FREE $50 ($75 value)

BioElements Skincare – Travel Light customized gift sets $29 ($35 value)

Batucada Jewelry – 20% Off all styles

Stocking Stuffers - Travel sizes from all our product companies 3 for $20 and 3 for $30!

(while supplies last)


All that glitters is COPPER!

With the holidays approaching fast (and I mean FAST!), there’s much to do. Shopping, cooking, and of course glamming up for all those parties. And who doesn’t want to look their best for such occasions, especially visiting with distant relatives and maybe a hypercritical in-law or two.

Coppers, gold and burnt ambers are adorning eyes this festive season. Add a little shimmer and sparkle to your eyes with this hot trend. This look can be worn bold or barely there. Pair with a nude lip for a natural look or with a dramatic red or berry lip for runway ready glamour!


Holiday Copper Smokey Eye Makeup

A deep-bronzed shimmer is perfect for a smoky eye. Use different shades of the same color to create the look, and don’t be tempted to reach for black! We ALL know that can get messy.

A gorgeous light copper is a great color to play with. Add a bright aqua or plum to really make eyes POP! Keep lips nude to play up the lid color.  A lighter champagne hue works well on the more pale skin tones. Don’t be afraid to go bare with minimal mascara and liner. Let the shine do all the work.


Nude Lip Color With Copper Shimmer Eye Shadow

Some of my favorite shades are Amber Lights, Coppering, Expensive Pink, and Goldmine all available at your local MAC cosmetics counter.

Favorite eye shadow shades are Amber Lights, Coppering, Expensive Pink, and Goldmine

So, go bold or bare! Just dare to wear any or all of these flattering looks while out shopping for the perfect gifts or sipping your favorite holiday cocktail with your loved ones!

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