About Larisa Love
A licensed professional hair artist for over ten years; Larisa Love is also a salon owner, designer, mentor, educator and Joico Brand Ambassador.
"My passion and love for hair fuels even stronger as each year goes by. I am so blessed to be able to travel the world teaching my hair color techniques and showcasing my art to the world."
Love was born in Ukraine, Kiev. Love went to Russian school every Saturday for years so she could speak, read and write Russian and Ukrainian. When Love was six years old, her parents won the visa lottery and they were all able to move to the United States as a family.
Growing up, Love lived a very sheltered life. Her father was a Pentecostal pastor, she was raised in a very strict home in a Russian community. She wasn’t allowed to go to the movies or wear makeup. At seventeen, she moved out because she couldn’t express who she was. When Love was eighteen she went to beauty school against her parents wishes. She proved to herself that she could succeed.
In 2010 Love graduated from Marinello School of Beauty cosmetology school. After receiving her license she shared her time between three salons in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. In April of 2015 she opened Larisa Love Salon in Studio City.
Social Media Star
2013 was a watershed year as she used the then burgeoning platform of Instagram to grow her clientele. Love’s popularity on Instagram (@larisadoll) catapulted her into stardom in the professional hair world and put her talent front and center amid an intense pool of creative artists. She imparts her coloring expertise and social media savvy to over 500,000 professional colleagues and loyal followers. Through the platform, Love doesn’t just share her latest hair art, she educates and mentors fellow artists.
Love's list of accomplishments includes working at the 2013 Emmys, features in Modern Salon just four years after graduating from cosmetology school, CosmoProf Beauty’s Brand Ambassador, 2018 Headliner for Joico Global Destination Education in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Joico Brand Ambassador.
Conquering The World with "Joi & "Love"
One of the biggest shining moments for Larisa came May 1st, 2018 when Joico announced her as Joico Brand Ambassador. The first and best name in healthy hair was thrilled to partner with Love and help bring her talent to new heights, and her talent in turn to heighten Joico educators, artists and pro-users’ color mastery alike.
Larisa has created new and fresh content, color techniques, formulas and collaborated on education curriculums for the JoiColor System of healthy professional hair color. Her skill and talent has also been tapped to help the brand test and develop new products.
Let customers speak for us
OMG they're so comfortable to use. I thought the handle would be rough but it's not. Plus with the longer barrel I feel like I blowdry quicker. The best brushes by far!!
Incredible class!! I highly recommend hearing, seeing and Growing with Larisa!!
This is the second class I’ve taken with Larissa Love. She is amazing at teaching and making sure that you understand her new modern artist movement. I’m so thankful for her classes of continued education . The class is small and intimate.
Thank you forever Larisa.
the class was just what i needed. it was educational, inspiring & fun!
The day tickets came out I purchased them right away. I’ve always enjoyed following Larisa on social media. An amazing stylist with such fun fashion. The class was so fun, it flew by. Between learning ALOT and having fun, I’d definitely go to another class. The room was cozy and comfortable and felt like everyone was brought together.
Honestly the best class I’ve been too. I learned so much, not just about hair and techniques, but also how to carry myself in the beauty industry. Larisa touched base on so much more than hair. I left the class feeling confident, educated, and motivated. She teaches you to push yourself to be your best while changing the image of our industry for the better. I also want to point out that she focused more on smaller areas that could use the education and I’m grateful for that idea because it’s so thoughtful. I was more than happy with the class and couldn’t wait to hear about the next tour that I will also be attending. Great vibes, great education, and great people. If you couldn’t attend this one definitely keep your notifications on for any future tours. They’re a badass group full of knowledge and it is totally worth it!
Larisa’s visit to San Antonio, Texas at our salon was nothing short of incredible! Her ability to teach, inspire and motivate a room of artists is truly special. After being in the industry for over 20 years it is refreshing to attend a look and learn and feel the synergy of such a dynamic individual. I have had the opportunity to attend other educational events where Larisa has imparted her techniques but this tour is a no-hold-back, truth bomb, high energy , part motivational seminar and part educational mash up, rock concert smash that is obviously a true Larisa Love production! Price is totally accessible & I Highly recommend!
Energy unmatched! Larissa delivered, start to finish she explained in detail her plan to create the most beautiful color. Her class was direct and informative, no gate keeping or unclear directions. Let us know her objective and executed, the result was perfect. Meanwhile her experience was insightful, can’t wait for her business class coming up next tour. Very cool
Larisa's drive alone is such an inspiration, taking her vison, energy and love for the industry she put it all in this class. She set new standards for this industry we all love encouraging us to love it as much as she dose and challenging us to change the standards for our self and the future generations of stylists to come. Simlpy put this is something every stylists should be apart of. So greatful for her ambition and drive encouraging us to be the stylist we dream of being.
I was so blown away with how much information was packed in 4 hours and there was still room for laughter and good time. It was truly a good time packed with so much knowledge. I felt I came back to the salon able to lift it in many areas to another level. Highly recommend Larisa as an educator and I truly am proud to be a part of the modern art movement tour.thank you all for putting the energy unto us as a industry and community to share your time and knowledge. It was so much fun!
The Modern Artist Tour! Was not only an experience it was a life-changing event. I’ve learned so much in the four hours that I spend with Larisa love from self-confidence to Client Service , blending , etiquette , grooming, client Experience, blow drying techniques, and styling techniques. Leaving New York to go to Las Vegas returning back home. I am not the same person I was. I am more bold ,confident in myself, self-worth I know my value as a artist and that’s all because of Larisa love and her own amazing team. you motivate ,you inspire ,you educate and you change lives. Thank you so much for this amazing tour and experience and I can’t wait to see you in September in California to do it again and get a double dose of love and education so I could be a phenomenal, successful, iconic artist that you are inspiring me to be . Thank you for everything you do in this beautiful industry. Xoxo. Dreams do come true. You taught me three thing be my authentic self ,invest in myself to be great and stay inspired to inspire others. Sincerely Emerita R. Cardenas
As soon as I saw tickets were available near my state, I quickly bought one knowing the experience with Larisa and her team would be epic. What an understatement that was! It was the best money and time I've invested in a while. The knowledge and relatable information she shared at the Modern Artist Tour could be used in many in salon scenarios. Larisa gave me more confidence and taught me lots of priceless information. I am so grateful to have been a part of her tour. I look forward to hopefully getting the change to take more classes in the future as well.
The Modern Artist tour was such and amazing experience! Larisa is so motivating and kind along with her manager and assistant! I was so excited to be apart of it !!
Larisa is the most genuinely sweet person you will ever meet!! i was the model for the class on April 1st at The Network and it was such an amazing experience, if you are in this industry and are looking for genuine education this is the perfect class for you!! just by sitting in that chair i learned so so much that i know you will use on a daily basis!! doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in this industry, we all still need education and to learn new techniques from each other, Larisa made this class very interactive and fun, she went in-depth about everything she was doing and answered every question when she could! i would 100% volunteer again because i am in love with my hair!
AMAZING !!!! I love this apron the second I put it on I got so many compliments it has everything I need so I don’t have to run back and forth and great quality.