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Meet The Team


Liza  Laidman

Liza is the Owner and Manager of Hair Forté. She graduated from Essex Technical Center in the Cosmetology program in 2004. Her passion for hair started at a very young age growing up in the salon. Liza achieved her Redken Color Certification in 2010. 

Color and Highlights are one of Liza's specialties but she enjoys all things hair! "Making people feel and look beautiful is one of the most rewarding parts of being a stylist" 

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Toni Burgess

Toni is the Co-Manager here at the Salon! She attended The Salon Professional Academy, training with Redken color and products. She graduated and received her license of cosmetology in 2013. She keeps up to date with the new trends by going to classes and industry hair shows.

Toni enjoys performing a variety of services including hair color, highlighting, balayage, baby lights and hair cutting (mens and womens.) Additionally Toni is certified in Brazillian Blowout treatments. Toni also offers facial waxing and deep conditioning treatments.

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Patty Pratt

Patty has been a licensed cosmetologist for twenty plus years. She specializes in men, women and children's haircuts as well as, perms, and hair color. Patty has had many years of continuing education through classes and seminars. She is always a joy to converse with and you will feel very comfortable in her chair. 

Patty will create a look for you that you will thoroughly enjoy!


Brittany Jerome

Brittany attended the cosmetology program at O’Briens Aveda Institute and graduated in 2017. She loves keeping up to date on the latest hair trends by going to classes and following top artists on Instagram.

Brittany’s favorite service to do in the salon is blonding/ highlighting! She also enjoys doing colors and Brazilian Blowouts. 

Brittany’s top priority as a stylist is so make sure everyone leaves the salon satisfied and feeling better than when they came in.

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MaryRose Newhall

MaryRose graduated from Obrien's Aveda Institute in 2021. She completed a 6 month associate program at Hair Forté. She always enjoys learning news techniques by watching other stylists, and keeping up with new trends and education.

Some of her passions including balayage, baby lights and teasy lights. She is also certified in Brazilian Blowouts.

MaryRose's goal as a stylist is making people feel comfortable and confident !

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Morgan Kittell

Morgan graduated from the cosmetology program at Center for Technology Essex in 2021. She completed the associate program at Hair Forté and is excited to start her career in the salon! She continues her education by watching other stylists and keeping up with the newest trends and techniques. She enjoys doing color and is certified in Brazilian blowouts. Morgan’s goal as stylist is to make people feel beautiful and confident when they leave the salon. 

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Lauren Martin

Lauren has been licensed and behind the chair since June 2021 after completing two years of cosmetology school at Essex technology Center. 

She always knew she wanted to do something in the beauty industry from a very young age. Being able to doing it through her junior and senior years of high school was the best choice she made! She loves to keep up to date with the latest trends and continuing to extend and learn her hair knowledge. She is so excited to see new faces and meet new people here at Hair Forté!

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