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our friends story

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Who We Are...

From devastation to inspiration.
In 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region, Friends Hair Salon welcomed clients, who had been scattered across the country, back home.  Founder Tanya Blunt-Haynes and her long-time friend and nail technician, Beatrice Belisle, rented salon space on historic Oak Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.  As its “circle of friends” grew, Friends Salon and Spa decided to expand by redeveloping and restoring a previously flooded property in the Gentilly district of New Orleans to serve as their new, distinctively elegant salon.
A New Normal
Friendship defines the atmosphere at Friends Salon Spa.  Owner and professional hair stylist, Tanya Blunt-Haynes has created an intimate environment where her team caters to your every desire. Friends Salon and Spa is a place where our stylists and clients refuse to settle for mediocrity. With over 25 years of experience, Tanya has consistently created a “new normal” in the style industry.  Tanya is a graduate of the Academy of Scientific Hair Design, and is highly recognized by her peers, and clients alike, for her precision cuts and styles.  She is committed to educating and mentoring stylist across the Gulf Coast region.
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