The Hairloft Salon & Day Spa

Barb Mecomber


Barb has owned The Hairloft Salon for over 20 years. With many years in the industry her passion continues to be a top leader. Supporting her staff with growing their journey professional and personally.She is the backbone of the the business and helps ensure the guests receive the best service possible. Barb has three children, four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. She enjoys spending her time with her family camping and being outdoors.

                                               Favorite Quote: Don't ask anything of someone, that you yourself aren't willing to do.


Sandy Joseph

Hair Designer  /  Wiggery and Toupees

Mon 9-6 Tues 9-1:30 Thurs 9-6 Fri 9-6 Sat (1st of month)

Sandy has lived and worked in the area for 23 years. Sandy has been in the  beauty industry since she was a young girl. Sandy has been committed to The Hairloft for 20years. With all of her knowledge under her belt. She always strives to further her education. Sandy has been working with men's toupees for 17 years and was mentored by Chuck Hallad. Sandy also specializes in Wiggery. Sandy goes above and beyond for her clients and cant wait to meet you!

Sandy is a Level 4 Stylist.

Favorite Quote: If you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life

Lea Demel

Hair Designer / Blondeing Specialist / Certified Redken Specialist

Tues 9- 5 Thurs 12-8 Fri 9-5

Lea was raised in the area and decided to build her life here. She married her high school sweetheart in 2011, and together they have 2 children and 1 fur baby. With 16 years in the business she has a lot to offer. With a love for her career, she attends further education to provide top notch service to her clients. Lea attended advanced training in our color and product line, becoming a Certified REDKEN Specialist. She is certified in Balayage Highlighting Techniques by Pravana. Easy going and eager to please, she looks forward to meeting you!

Lea is a Level 4A Stylist

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Favorite Quote: You can either run from it, or learn from it

Jamie Janco

Manager  /  Hair Designer /  Certified Redken Specialist

Mon 9-2  Tues 9-6   Thurs 12-8  Fri 9-2

Jamie has grown up in the area. She is married with 2 children.. After attending college for another career, Jamie decided her love for hair was more of a fulfilling career. Starting as a shampoo girl, she has worked her way up to management. She has 18 years experience in all aspects of the salon. Jamie gives 110% to her clients, making sure she is giving them everything she has to offer, and strives to be the best for her clients and herself! Addicted to bettering herself every year, Jamie has been to hands on training for make-up, was a TIGI ambassador, and is a Certified REDKEN specialist. Jamie is also Certified in Redken Haircolor Authority, an advanced training system through or color line Redken.

Jamie is a Level 4A Stylist/Educator / Salon Manager

Jamie was voted Peoples Choice Hairdresser in 2011, 2012 & 2014, 2015 & 2017

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Kelsey Bear

Hair Designer /  Inventory Coordinator 

Mon 9-6 Tues 9-6 Wed 9-4 Thurs 12-8 Sat 9-4

Kelsey was raised in the area and attended both Kirtland Community College and Grayling Hollywood School of Beauty. Kelsey is married and a mom to one beautiful little girl. Kelsey decided to pursue her career with her mother as her inspiration. She enjoys making other people feel good about themselves and she finds that the most rewarding part of her career. Kelsey assisted a senior stylist for a year and gained valuable skills to help further her career. She has been with the salon for 5 years, with  7 years total experience, and continues her education by attending classes and shows year round. She is certified in Balayage Highlighting Techniques by Pravana. Kelsey is also Certified in Redken Haircolor Authority, an advanced training system through or color line Redken.

Kelsey is a Level 4 Stylist.

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Favorite Quote: Its a beautiful thing when a career and passion come together

Debbie Morse

Hair Designer

Wed 9-4 Thurs 9-6 Sat 9-4 (every other)

Debbie has been a member of The Hairloft team now for two years. She and her husband Jim relocated here permanently 2 1/2 years ago. She has been a stylist for 26 years with the majority of her career down state. She has two  married children and six grandchildren. She loves to garden and golf in her spare time.

Favorite quote: "Making the world a more beautiful place one person at a time"

Tina Borchers


Microblading/ Skincare/Body waxing/ Lashes/Brows

Tues 9-3 Wed 9-4 (microblading only) Thurs 12-8 Fri 9-3

Tina is an Esthetician with a keen eye for detail and a gentle touch. She is sure to deliver a professional and enjoyable experience with every service she offers including amazing luxurious facials and precise and quick full body waxing. Tina loves learning about the latest popular trends in the skin care world and is always excited to offer them to her clients!Along with being a proud wife of over 10 years, and a busy Mom of two amazing young and active boys, Tina enjoys all things nature, health and beauty related. Living in beautiful northern Michigan her entire life and having wonderful family and friends has played a big part in her success and happiness. Tina has been in business since 2017

Favorite quote: "I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful"

Laurie Ranney

Massage Therapist 

Hours Tues 10-6 Thurs. 11-7 Friday 10-2 and Saturday 9-4

After working for several years caring for clients as a resident care aide and home health aide, Laurie decided to pursue her dream career as a massage therapist. She went to school at Bayshire Beauty Academy in Bay City. Laurie has worked at the Hairloft since September 2018, each massage session is unique to the client, to help alleviate any problems areas and relieve stress while helping people feel better with basic relaxation or deep tissue massage. She recently took an introductory class in Thai massage and takes continuing education classes online. She has lived in Houghton Lake since 2017 with her boyfriend and very active teenage daughter. They enjoy the outdoors, concerts and sporting events.

“Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better.”​