Meet the Stylist – Taylor Portanova

July 20, 2017

Introduce yourself!

Hi! My name is Taylor. I’m from Norton, Massachusetts, and I’m a stylist at SalonCapri’s Legacy Place, Dedham location.

What are your credentials?

I studied at the Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy and the Goldwell KMS Academy in New York City.

How many years have you been a part of the SalonCapri team?

This is actually my first year! I’ve only been here for a few months, and it’s been amazing thus far. I’m so excited to be working among such a creative and talented group of professionals.

What do you specialize in?

Balayage highlights are definitely among my skills and specialties. Also, I love doing cuts on textured and “lived-in” hair.

What inspired you to become a stylist?

I enjoy helping people look and feel their best – just knowing that I can maybe contribute to a client’s self-confidence means a lot and inspires me. Ever since I was young, I’ve been a girly girl and loved styling everyone’s hair.

What is your #1 hair care or styling tip?

Finding the right product – the product that best suits your hair – is essential to taking care of your hair and keeping it healthy. Product selection is the basics of styling; if you’re using the correct one, your hair will always look its best.


Which favorite hair care product has been in constant rotation for you behind the chair to use on clients?

I love the Kérastase Thermique leave-in creams – they are customizable for every client and act as an amazing heat protectant!

Which celeb haircut and/or color are you loving right now and why?

I can’t get enough of Julianne Hough’s flawless blonde color. She has a great base color, and adds tones and hues that always fit her style and work with her complexion and coloring.

What are your favorite hair colors or style/cuts right now?

I think my favorite cut right now is a super blunt, textured bob. It’s so versatile and perfect for beachy summer days.

What do you predict is going to be one of the hair trends for Fall 2017?

I think long and sleek will be the style for the upcoming fall season a la Jennifer Aniston on Friends, when her hair was completely straight. It’s such a chic and polished look!

What hair products should everyone have in their arsenal at home?

A good flexible hairspray and texture spray are must-haves with today’s hair trends! Textured hair is so “in” right now, and I keep a travel-size texturing spray in my purse!

Photographer: Christopher Padgett

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