Meet The Team


Thom Laidman

Thom is one of the owners of Hair Forté. He has been a  licensed cosmetologist for forty plus years. He specializes in perms, Redken hair color and Redken products. Thom has attended many seminars and Redken International shows. His talent comes naturally and he is a joy to converse with . 

Thom strives to make sure every client enjoys their experience at Hair Forté!


Kathy Laidman

Kathy is one of the owners of Hair Forté. She has been doing hair for thirty plus years. Kathy is always keeping up on the latest trends by attending seminars and hair shows. She specializes in Redken hair color and precision hair cutting. 

Kathy hopes every client enjoys their time of “beautification” at Hair Forté!


Liza Laidman

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Liza has been a stylist since 2004. She graduated from the Cosmetology program at Essex Technical Center, growing up with parents in the industry she aspired to be a cosmetologist at a very young age.

Liza received a Redken color certification in NYC in 2011. She has many years of further education and takes classes regularly to advance in her career.

Liza specializes in hair color, highlights and keratin smoothing treatments. Hair Extensions is one of her specialties as well. 

Let Liza's creative ideas and skillful execution take your hair where you want to go !



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!


Toni Burgess

Toni 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 keratin smoothing treatments. Toni also offers facial waxing and deep conditioning treatments.


Brittany Jerome

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

Some of Brittany’s specialties include highlighting/ blonding, color corrections, and single process colors. She is also certified in keratin 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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Taylor Towle

Taylor graduated from O’Briens Aveda Institute from cosmetology in 2017. 

She grew up watching her mother as a hairstylist , and developed a passion for all things hair. Taylor keeps up with all currents trends and techniques by attending classes, shows and watching many videos online made by other professionals in the industry.

Taylor’s specialties are blonding and color services. She also enjoys women's and men's haircuts.

Taylor’s main focus in the salon is to help build clients confidence and self esteem by making them feel beautiful inside and out.

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