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Meet Our Team

  • Gayle

    Owner / Stylist

  • Shannon

    Stylist

  • Ashleigh Howard

    Stylist & Make-Up Artist

  • Amanda

    Stylist

  • Raychel

    Stylist

  • Amber M.

    Stylist

  • Jacob

    Stylist

  • Bethany Sansoni

    Hair Stylist

  • Brittni

    Stylist

  • Raquel Gonzalez

    Hair Stylist

  • Lila Jett

    Associate

  • Whitney Patterson

    Hair Stylist

  • Megan

    Stylist

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    Gayle | Owner / Stylist

    Gayle started out in the beauty industry in a Lafayette salon but quickly put her sights on the fashion industry in California. She moved to Los Angeles and began working as a stylist for television. While there, she also began modeling for Wilhelmina and gained connections in the advertising community of LA. She sharpened her skills for fashion and style in LA. and took her knowledge of advertising styling to the east coast. She moved to South Carolina and worked on a production set focusing on wardrobes, makeup, and hair. She learned even more about fashion personalities and hair styling while in show business.

    Gayle then was given the opportunity to work for Oschner in their Image Center. This is where she learned just how much she enjoyed giving back. While at Oschner she worked side by side with the plastic surgery, oncology, dermatology, and infectious disease departments. Gayle handled all the makeovers and was trained in San Fransisco on Camouflage Therapy for burn survivors and the transformative line of skin care-Obagi. Gayle then built a salon in her home so she she could be closer to her growing family. From there she was encouraged by her husband to open a salon and mentor young stylists.On a trip to California Gayle fell in love with the blow out concept and shortly thereafter Air opened as the first of its kind in Louisiana. The rest is history. Gayle currently specializes in cuts and color at Air however she spends majority of her time coaching other stylists.

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    Shannon | Stylist

    A native to Baton Rouge, Shannon brings a skillset like no other. She taught at the Aveda Institute for 3 years and then taught at Vanguard College of Cosmetology for 4 more years. As a mom and mentor to yougn stylists she is the definition of loyalty and dependability who spends her time away from the salon with her husband and their two children. Her work has made it to national television and many editiorials! One of her passions in Cosmetology is bridal hair and makeup. She truly enjoys making brides beautiful on their special day and has picked up quite a following in the industry. She is also known for her incredible transformations so follow her on social media to see her makeovers-some just may say it's MAGIC!

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    Ashleigh Howard | Stylist & Make-Up Artist

    Ashleigh's love for hair and beauty has always been a part of who she is. From visiting the salon weekly, as a little girl, to getting a degree in teaching, her  passion for doing hair never died. Ashleigh feels like the best part of her job is connecting with people and being a part of their special life events. She has been a part of New York fashion week, editorial shoots in magazines and has been a makeup artist for WEtv reality show. Her career goal is to build and own a beauty empire that caters to women of color!

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    Amanda | Stylist

    Amanda is adventurous, energetic and friendly. She was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Amanda knew cosmetology was for her when she discovered she has a passion for art and creativity. She loves hand painting hair with a paint brush! Amanda loves to work out, be outside in nature, and read motivational/inspirational books. She loves her job because she loves meeting new people and hearing their stories while making them look and feel beautiful. She loves being a therapist! Amanda’s career goal/dreams are to continue learning and growing while taking in all this forever changing industry has to offer her. Amanda’s best guest experience was having the honor of taking care of one of her clients while she was going through chemo. Amanda got her wigs and they laughed and cried together.  Amanda is certified in hand tied extensions, Brazilian and Keratin Blowouts, and has taken editorial updo classes in New York City with Vivienne MecKinder.

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    Raychel | Stylist

     Raychel is compassionate, passionate, adventurous, and creative. She was born and raised in New Roads, Louisiana. Raychel knew Cosmetology was for her because she has always been a creative person with a passion to help others. As a child, Raychel looked forward to that back to school haircut. There is something about a fresh haircut and style that makes you feel confident! It became a no-brainer once she realized that a career in this industry would let her be creative and help others. Raychel loves experiencing this world with her family, traveling and being outdoors. She loves her job because she gets the opportunity every day to love on people. It’s a career where she gets to celebrate the highs in life from weddings, babies, to graduations –  but also be the friendly face and chair they sit in when the lows come. Raychels career goal is to inspire people to be the best versions of themselves. Sometimes all it takes is the right cut, color or style to give someone the confidence in themselves to do just that! Her best guest experiences are when she is trusted to be a part of life's big moments in her clients lives. The cut and style before interviews, weddings, etc. Those moments that mean the most to them mean the most to her and are what she lives for. Raychel is certified in Evolve Hair Solutions and Tape-In Extensions.

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    Amber M. | Stylist

    After just one elective course in high school Amber knew right away that she was meant to be in the beauty industry. Her edgy and fashionable style allows her to create beautiful Airstyles that cater to the client’s events. She truly loves being a part of such a tight knit group of stylists and enjoys the bridal parties here the most. Amber strives to meet her clients' style needs while educating them on how to duplicate her work at home.

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    Jacob | Stylist

    Jacob is a considerate, humble and ambitious stylist who's passion for the industry started in the world of cosmetics. He now is a cosmetologist expanding his craft everyday. The thing he loves most about his job is the artistry, skill and the talent involved to serve his guest's and their hair dreams. The trust that he builds between him and the guest is imperative to him and he loves bringing their vision to reality. One of Jacob's many goals in the industry is to become an educator while maintaining himself as an artist. 

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    Bethany Sansoni | Hair Stylist

     Bethany is friendly, considerate and resourceful. She was born and raised in Metairie and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Bethany knew Cosmetology was for her in 7th grade when her mom let her start playing with make-up and she became obsessed. From there, Bethany started trying to cut her own hair and her friends' hair. She loves spending time with her pets and loves getting to bond with them and include her pets in her daily routines. Bethany loves her job because she loves making people feel pretty. The confidence a new style can bring to someone is what she lives for. Bethany’s career goals/dreams is to be a trusted and respected stylist. Seeing a new stylist can be scary and she wants people to feel welcomed and comfortable when they sit in her chair. Her best guest experience happened when she was in cosmetology school - she helped a woman achieve her goal of getting a big chop. It was the first time a client trusted her that much. The client loved it and she became a regular client until Bethany graduated.

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    Brittni | Stylist

    Outgoing, committed and adventurous describe Brittni perfectly! She knew cosmetology was for her ever since she was a little girl and would always ask her mom to buy the barbie heads so she could do their hair. When Brittni is away from the salon she loves laying around with her cats. Brittni lovers her job because of the personal connection she gets to make with her guests while creating their dream hair. She has a dream of owning her own salon one day! Brittni's favorite guest experiences are when the guest is in awe or herself after the appointment. She loves making them feel beautiful. 

    Brittni is Brazilian Blowout certified. 

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    Raquel Gonzalez | Hair Stylist

    Raquel is silly, gentle and caring. She was born in Fortpierce, Florida and moved around a lot growing up! She knew Cosmetology was for her because she always found herself being the one to get every person she knew ready for a special day, whether it was for make-up or for hair. She always enjoyed doing the whole process as well. Raquel enjoys working out, reading, spending time with her family, and she enjoys creating creative make-up looks. She loves her job because she loves watching the transformation, the look on the guests face, their confidence coming back in some way or form, I have made a little bit of difference in someone's life.  Raquel’s dream for her career is to specialize in creative make-up and she wants to learn all there is to learn in the industry. Her best guest experience was when she worked in a barbershop - she had a guy come in to get the full experience, little did she know that his mother had just passed. Raquel made him comfortable, worked her charm on him, he laughed, and by the time the service was coming to an end, he told her this was one of the first few days he genuinely smiled, he confided in Raquel and told her he was super grateful to her for making him feel important. She felt so touched, and believed he impacted her life more than she did his. 


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    Lila Jett | Associate

    Lila is caring, helpful and motivated! She was born and raised in Erath, Louisiana. Lila knew cosmetology was for her when she was braiding everyone’s hair in school - she would watch Youtube videos on how to do all kinds of braids and taught herself the skills. Outside of work, Lila enjoys anything dealing with nature. She loves to go swimming, hiking and adventuring. She loves her job because she truly enjoys making people happy and more confident. Her career dream is to own her own salon one day! Her favorite guest experience is when she fixed an old ladies haircut and color and the lady was so happy she couldn’t stop smiling. In Cosmetology school, Lila won every braid competition! 

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    Whitney Patterson | Hair Stylist

    Whitney is hard-working, empathetic and easy-going. She was born and raised in Bewick, Louisiana. Whitney’s love for cosmetology has been a constant in her life! She loves to make people feel beautiful, empowered and confident. She is able to do this through cosmetology and it is such a blessing to her. Whitney loves to read and is constantly seeking new information – she is the “why” person. Whitney loves her job because she loves the people she works with. Her co-workers truly do the job! The clients she meets while at Air Salon are amazing as well. She learns so much from them daily. Whitney is currently a student at LSU and studying Theater and her dream is to become a High School teacher with the hopes of becoming a College Professor one day. Her best guest experience was once being able to bless someone with a blowout the day before a double-mastectomy. The client had tested positive for the BRACA mutation and was getting the surgery as a preventative measure. Whitney felt like her problems melted away as soon as she saw how brave the woman was.

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    Megan | Stylist

    Megan is an ambitious, compassionate and inventive person who, from the time of a toddler, knew she wanted to do hair. She feels her job expresses who she is. Megan is most passionate about her job because it gives her the opportunity to make women feel empowered and beautiful! Her goal is to never stop improving as a stylist to her guest's, and to one day own a successful business.

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