Larijames Salon & Spa is proud to announce that clients can now enjoy the services of renowned New York City hair colorist Laura Estroff.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Laura join our team,” says owner Larry Alati. “Not only is she one of the most talented hair colorists in the country, but she’s also a wonderful, down-to-earth person who fits in perfectly with our welcoming style here at Larijames.”

A Vermont native, Estroff began experimenting and coloring her own and her friends’ hair in high school. She befriended a local salon owner who recognized her potential and began to mentor her at a young age. This predisposition and affinity to visual acuity eventually led to Estroff earning a BFA from the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at RIT. From there she moved to New York City to pursue a career in art, which proved unsatisfying and challenging due to the economic crisis of 2008. The desire for a creative outlet eventually led her to the decision to attend Aveda Institute in SOHO New York. After graduating, she quickly climbed the ladder of professional success at several well-known NYC salons such as Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger, Kennaland BK, CutLoose BK, and Ludlow Blunt (formerly Tommy Guns).

The challenges of 2020 bring Estroff – along with her experience and creativity – back to Rochester, where she’s thrilled to have joined the amazingly talented and caring team at Larijames.

“I feel I’ve found my spiritual and adopted home. I love making people feel good about themselves – to make them feel beautiful – and the positive atmosphere here is just what I was looking for,” explains Estroff, who also volunteers helping young people with intellectual and developmental challenges. “The salon’s charitable activities also resonate with me.”

More about Laura: Somewhere between magician, scientist, and artist exists Laura Estroff. Trading her background in photography and printing, Laura chose hair as her medium. With the same trained eye and love of process that she developed behind the camera, Laura crafts custom colors, brings highlights back to life, redefines blonde, and leaves a trail of dying-to-follow trends. The trusted epicenter of blondehood, Laura is as comfortable creating a clean platinum as she is creating beachy blondes, stunning redheads, and elegant brunettes in ways that has everyone from FIGTNY, Vogue, and Cosmo, to Marie Claire, Bustle, and Refinery29 talking.

Laura was also featured on Fox Rochester’s GDR broadcast on January 5, where she demonstrated the hair coloring process. Check it out!