Michael Albor, Owner
Michael Albor is one of Boston’s most talked-about stylists. He has been nominated eleven times by the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), the most prestigious hairstyling competition in North America, in the categories of Hairstylist of the Year, Best Editorial Stylist, and Masters, and in 2007, he won for Best Editorial Stylist. Boston magazine has named him Best Colorist multiple times, Allure named him Breakthrough Stylist of the Year, and his salon, The Loft by Michael Albor, has been consecutively listed in Salon 200, the definitive list of the top salons in the country. The Loft is in the heart of Boston, where he and his stylists specialize in color and form hairdressing, or “updos.” His artistic ability and vision translates into giving his clients a perfect modern look, and under his direction, his team of knowledgeable stylists has been consistently favorited in local media. Many have won Best of Boston awards.
Glamorous hair wasn’t always on Albor’s mind. Born and raised in Miami, he attended fashion school in the hope of working in the fashion industry but along the way discovered his true passion was hair. Before striking out on his own, Michael served as the artistic director at The Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue, an educator with Aveda, a Paul Mitchel advisor, and a member of Elizabeth Arden’s core styling team. His work has been featured in print and on television, as well as in runway shows. While Michael has received rave reviews in all aspects of hair care, from haircuts to extensions and beautiful event updos, he would tell you that color and form are his true passions. His work on some of the most talked-about photo shoots show time and time again that Michael Albor does not follow trends—he sets them.
In 2013, Michael led a charity editorial class to benefit the Celeste & Sydney Recovery fund, which provided aid for fellow Boston hairstylist Sydney Corcoran and her mother, Celeste, who were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. See the video.