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Meet Our Team

  • Gayle

    Owner / Stylist

  • Caitlin

    Stylist

  • Alys

    Stylist

  • Jameé Hood

    Stylist

  • Meghan

    Stylist

  • Kailyn

    Stylist

  • Cynthia

    Stylist

  • Becky

    Stylist

  • Victoria

    Stylist

  • Eva

    Esthetician

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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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    Caitlin | Stylist

    Caitlin is a hardworking and passionate stylist who has succeeded in many areas of her  profession. She is a leader in the salon whom many stylists look to for guidance. Caitlin loves the endless possibilities that cosmetology offers her. She is especially passionate about hairstyling and fashion in general, and is lucky enough to have a career that never feels like work but also allows her to meet an array of amazing people. She is a huge advocate of education, staying current in trends, and forecasting upcoming trends. Caitlin's best moments are when she can completely turn someone's day around. She is certified in Evolve System, Keratin Treatments, and TIGI Makeup. She has trained with platform artist's Sam Villa and Giovanni Giunntoli, Unite's Gary Baker, taken courses in cut & color through L'anza, perfected upstyling through Kerastase trainings, and many hours with L'Oreal Color. Caitlin is a huge believer in education.

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    Alys | Stylist

    At a young age, Alys enjoyed going to the Salon with her mom and watching all of the ladies get their hair done, this instilled in her the love for hair. Now, Alys has over 10 years in the industry and has enjoyed having the opportunity to change the way people see themselves. Her future goal includes owning a salon one day. She has immersed herself in this industry and continuing education is very important to her. Alys has been certified in hair extensions, has received advanced training in haircutting and razor techniques, Balayage application classes, certified in Peter Coppola Keratin straightener and Global Keratin treatments. 

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    Jameé Hood | Stylist

    Jameé is a motivated stylist, who's passion is to help others look and feel beautiful! She is highly energetic and loves to talk and visit with every client she has the pleasure to serve. While in cosmetology school, Jameé was in Phase II Honors, won a position on the stylist team for Nola Fashion Week, and graduated with Honors in Color. She served terms as both Vice-President and President of Student Council and generously gave back to the community by participating in Reading for a Cut (for kids) and Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day. Jameé loves working at Air and the diversity of services she gets to offer, from men's and women's haircuts, color, highlights, balayage, to smoothing treatments –– she enjoys them all! 

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    Meghan | Stylist

    This fierce fireball loves making her guests "Selfie Ready!" She started cutting and coloring her friend's hair and doing makeup for school events back in high school but quickly realized her hobby could be the beginning of a budding career. She began in the Cosmetology world in 2011 and has since then become certified in multiple color lines and earned her Instructor's License in 2013. Although she enjoys teaching her true love is being behind the chair. She loves the fun atmosphere of the salon and the fact that she gets to meet so many people from different walks of life everyday! Her biggest goal is to become a National Educator who travels the world training stylists. She strives towards that goal by continuing her education and staying on top of the latest techniques! She currently is a certified in multiple color lines outside of L'Oreal and can help you find your perfect match within our line. She also specializes in extensions and has worked with many in the past but loves the tape-in extensions Air provides.

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    Kailyn | Stylist

    Kailyn grew up in her neighborhood's local salon, so she is no stranger to the "hair world". After high school, Kailyn went on to receive her business degree. However, it wasn't long before she went to cosmetology school to receive her license. She loves waking up and being excited to get to work on her guests' hair and making them feel great about themselves. Kailyn wants to build a successful career doing what she loves... hair!  

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    Cynthia | Stylist

    Cynthia is originally from Lafayette but has lived in several places in Louisiana, Texas and Singapore as a child. Cynthia believes moving around helped her appreciate other cultures and adapt to change easily. She has been a hairstylist /designer for almost 15 years. 4 of those years she worked as an apprentice. Cynthia's training and hair career has been based in Aveda before her transition to Air Salon in 2019. Before that, she graduated from Texas State University in Fashion Merchandising and worked in that career for 12 years. Cynthia is a down to earth kinda gal and very family oriented. She really enjoys connecting with people and making them feel good on a soulful level. 

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    Becky | Stylist

    Born and raised in Chauvin, Louisiana Becky is a caring, unique and passionate individual.  Becky knew the Cosmetology industry was for her since High School. She was always the person her friends asked to do their hair and make-up for homecomings, proms, or even just for fun! When she's not at the Salon, Becky loves being with her family and making as many memories as she can with them. She loves her job because it allows her to let her creativity flow and she loves making people feel beautiful. Becky feels most like herself when she is doing hair and she loves that. Becky's Career Goal/Dream is to be the best stylist she can be for her guests while putting the value of always learning and education above anything else so she never stops growing.

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    Victoria | Stylist

    Victoria knew by the age of 15 that she wanted to be a Cosmetologist. With the full support of her parents, saving for two years and paying her way through school, she has achieved her dreams and is able to be creative in every way possible, within this industry. Victoria's goal is to become the best hairdresser she can be, to possible start a product line one day and become a Trainer in her craft. She has a love and passion for this industry and looks forward to being a part of it in every way possible!

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    Eva | Esthetician

    Ever since Eva was a little girl, she loved makeup and skin care. Even though she chose other career routes, they never gave her the happiness that Esthiology does! She loves being able to change someones outlook on them selves. Having the opportunity to change how someone feels about themselves, to help them feel beautiful and happy is the best part of her job. Eva's goal in her career is to be the best that she can be and do.  She believes with hard work and dedication that any dream will come true.  Eva is unique, fun and loving. She cant wait to meet you and change your life for the better. 

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