Archive for October, 2008

Hair as Art?

Thank you for visiting “The Gallery.”


Our editorial team here at The Loft Hair Design worked extremely hard to put together this majestic collection. Our ‘blood, sweat and tears’ went into making this photo shoot as astonishingly innovative and amazing as you see it today. We saw the promise of transforming hair and makeup into works of art. With endless possibilities laid out by our leader, Shawna Cruise, “The Gallery” evolved as an organic expression of our various talents. Check back frequently as this is the first in an evolution of editorial collections to be developed by our team.


We would love to hear from you about your views of hair and makeup as art. What did you particularly like about our collection? Which looks are you most likely to wear and which do you think are more representative as an art display? What would you like to see in our editorial collections in the future?


– Webmaster Gia, The Loft Hair Design

Ten Years of Unparalleled Artistic Mastery Brought to Life

Innovation and vision have never been a challenge for Shawna Cruise, founder of The Loft Hair Design & Skin Care in Escondido, California.  The celebratory ten year anniversary of her salon was treated no differently.  With creative juices flowing, Cruise and her staff of expert hair and makeup artists pieced together a novel collection of regular San Diegans and transformed them into unique, avant-garde masterpieces that are each fearlessly beautiful. 


The three gallery collections are inspired by a fusion of insight from the stylists, designers and their individual muses.  Themes of the collections include motivation from a mix of Organix, Urban Underground, and Antique Nouveau backgrounds.  Each set of work is accompanied by informative clips from the models and designers.  Footage of the creators is utilized to express the power of artistic inspirations behind each transformation. 


“It’s time to shake things up a bit and showcase the artistic force we possess,” explains Cruise.  “Our aim was to infuse some excitement into our craft, challenge ourselves and step boldly into new territory. This was also an opportunity for me to give something to my team, allowing them to showcase their creative side.”


This labor of love demonstrates the superior expertise and innovative techniques possessed by the editorial team at The Loft. The synchronization of inspirational management styles from Cruise and close attention to detail on the part of the stylists created unbelievably powerful results.   For decades to come, The Loft will continue to be a pioneer in the world of hair creations.


For a limited time the original collection will be on display at The Loft in Escondido.  Experience the journey of artistic mastery at: