Laurie LaCalandra

staff picture - laurie lacalandra

master stylist/colorist


  1. What year did you open salon pop? 2000
  2. What was your original vision for salon pop? Having a salon on Long Island with a cool, sophisticated “big” city vibe.
  3. What is your favorite kind of hair to do? Precision cutting/ natural color.
  4. If you could only eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Italian.
  5. When you’re not at work how do you choose to spend your time? Being with my husband and my two little min pins just relaxing.
  6. Name 6 things you can’t live without? Lipstick, coffee, dinner parties, music, salon industry classes & traveling.
  7. What kind of music do you prefer to listen to? Nina Simone, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Ruth Brown & Shirley Bassey.
  8. What (or who) inspires you to do what you do every day? My staff… I always want to make things in the salon better for them.
  9. What is your favorite season and why? Fall… I love the smell of fresh air and love fall clothes!
  10. What is your favorite part of being a hairdresser? Connection with other human beings. ( I think we all need that)