Stylist, Alex Plourde

DSC_3352Alex Plourde
Master Stylist & Colorist

Balayage Specialist, Alex is a talented stylist with over ten years of experience.  Alex began his career right here in Portsmouth, NH in 2001 as an assistant to Artistic Director Louis Terramagra.  He graduated from Beauty School in 2002.  After apprenticing for over three years Alex made the move to Connecticut to work in NYC style salon “Art of Hair”.   Once again his desire to grow drove him to seek advanced training at Oxford Academy of Hair Design. Alex is an amazing hair designer and color specialist with nearly thirteen years in the salon arena. His areas of expertise include precision hair cutting, color correction and perming techniques. But his love and passion in Balayage.

Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint.  This highlight technique allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair color with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. Balayage works on both dark hair, reds, brunettes, and blondes. It allows you to grow out more naturally without looking like you have to run back to the salon.  Balayage is now a common service  but not all results are amazing!  It’s not easy to master the technique.  Each stylist has to well-trained and practiced.  The stylist also needs to have an artistic sense and feel for the hair’s texture.  The most natural-looking results are usually those that look the most random, which calls for a very specific placement strategy.  Alex has truly mastered the art of balayage. Alex educates the Salon team at Portsmouth Spa in Balayage technique.

With an extensive range of work and an engaging personality, Alex addresses the interests and concerns of his clients with a vibrant energy, customer service and exceptional knowledge. Alex has a passion for music and painting when he’s not in the salon.  He is a true Artist.