Raquel is the Owner of Gabriel Loren the Salon. After many years in the salon industry- she dreamt of a small town place, where locals could go to get exceptional service and results, without spending a fortune. And Gabriel Loren the Salon was born. Raquel has been working in the field professionally since 2004, but has been working with hair as long as she can remember! She spent a portion of her career working for Paul Mitchell schools as an educator and administrator, and later writing and teaching curriculum for the Associates degree Salon Management course. Her passion in the business is teaching and formal styling such as updos for proms and weddings. She loves being a part of monumental life moments. Raquel is proud to have won the Dan's Papers Best of the Best Gold award for Best Hairstylist on the North Fork. She enjoys spending her days at the salon, and is so grateful for a profession that she has such a passion and enjoyment for!
Ashley has been with the salon since its opening in 2014. She is a native North Forker, and has a large local family. Ashley is a talented stylist, and especially loves working with curly hair, and highlighting. We are so proud of her accomplishments, winning the Dan's Papers Best of the Best PLATINUM Best Colorist Award for the North Fork. Ashley graduated from the Aveda Institute New York in 2010- one of the most prestigious cosmetology schools. Her education shows in her technical skills, as she cuts hair with such precision! When Ashley is not in the salon she loves to get away and spend time with her family upstate enjoying the Mountain life. We are so glad to have her on our team!
Alex joined our team in 2015- from the elite, celebrity Warren Triccomi Salon in Manhattan. In the salon, we call Alex the Balyayage Queen! As she is the master if hand painted and balayage highlights! Alex is also pursing her education at the Demologica Institute to branch off into the facial and skin care world as well. Expect to see Alex doing facials in the future! We are lucky to have Alex as our on staff make up artist as well-making over brides and showing everyone their true beauty! she is multi talented and does beautiful work!