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

Liza is a manager at 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 a 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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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.

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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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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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