~ Platinum Blonde Specialist
~ Brunette Balayage
~ Pastel Hair Colors
~ Gray Hair Transitions
~ Cezanne Formaldehyde-Free Keratin Treatments
~ Hair Texture Creation

Hey there, welcome to my page. I'm Ruxandra

My name is Ruxandra Vasilescu.  I am a professional with sharp cultural intelligence who graduated from City University of New York-Brooklyn College and I am a licensed cosmetologist. 

My career spans over two decades in the beauty industry. I concentrate on specialty services such as hair color enhancements and color transformations, gray hair transitions, balayage, high impact blonding, as well as keratin smoothing treatments without formaldehyde and hair texture creation.

In 2014, the Cezanne hair brand launched a safe hair-smoothing keratin treatment.  Based on its properties, Cezanne became my go-to frizz reducing, texture repair treatment.


No matter what the trend of the moment is, one thing is sure: your hair is my medium.

When I am not coloring hair, I grow things, write snippets of code, help business owners establish their presence in the digital space, flip stranded horseshoe crabs from Long Island beaches, and rescue birds from all sorts of troubles.

Hello to all our lovely patrons,

We hope this message finds you well. There has been a lot of bad news in the pandemic, including the recent closure of our beautiful oasis, Le Panache Loft. We warmly thank you for your business and your loyalty, whether we saw you there or elsewhere.

But here’s some good news! After numerous client requests, we are now offering color, cuts, and treatments in the beautiful outdoors. Yes, I have opened my backyard in Williamsburg temporarily for specific services; please reach out to me for details. Even more exciting, Kimberly and I are now making home visits if you have an outdoor space or a spacious room with good air circulation.

We will wear masks, and we ask that you do the same. If indoors, we also ask that only one person is in the room with Kimberly or me. I’m sure you understand. We want our clients to be healthy and beautiful!

We also ask that you be flexible. When necessary, you will need to wash your hair yourself to prepare it for the Cezanne hair smoothing treatment, or another service.  Also, if you are new to us, we’ll ask you to send a few pictures of your hair in advance.

So, that’s our exciting news! We can’t wait to see you again! Please text me to book your appointment.


Hair Color

Permanent, demi, or semi-permanent, high end hair dye brands with advanced delivery systems, enhanced with biodynamic and organic ingredients to produce lustrous hair colors, cover gray, transform or accentuate your natural hair and flatter skin tone.

Blonding & Balayage

Low-maintenance, personalized hand-painted highlights with no sharp lines of demarcation as they grow out, to add dimension and contrast, to emphasize shapes and create the illusion of volume.
Precision hair bleaching with high-tech bleaching systems, to protect your hair and ensure perfect platinum blonding. Gray hair transformations and transitions.

Smoothing Treatments

100% Formaldehyde-Free, non-toxic, safe, and effective hair-smoothing treatment to reduce frizz, restore hair from damage to a better, shinier version that is easier to style and manage.
Wear your hair straight, curly, or in-between, but never too flat.

Happy Clients

sewlfie of gile with long, platinum blonde hair

I couldn’t recommend Le Panache Loft more. Ruxandra is an absolute genius with color – especially for Platinum Blondes – she’s the best there is! My hair has never had such a beautiful, cool hue (no brass!), and retained so much moisture and health. She knows everything about the chemicals of color. Run, don’t walk, to see her for color, and Nathalie for cut!

young woman laying on her side, one hand in her hair
My friend and I wanted to have a girls day and the interior of Le Panache Loft caught my eye so I decided to book an appointment with Andra. First of all, the service here was outstanding. We were offered different beverages, got nice clean robes, and had our bags and coats brought downstairs for safe keeping. I am so happy to have booked my appointment with Andra because I cannot begin to explain how happy I am with the outcome. Andra took really good care of me and my hair. I wanted to go lighter but wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted so Andra suggested to do a balayage look and it turned out so good. She knew I didn’t want anything too light so she did a honey blonde balayage look. She took care of my every need. The hair products were high in quality which made my hair feel silky smooth and left my new hair color glowing. My friend got highlights and they came out just lovely and exactly how she envisioned it. Andra is an incredible colorist and is a very pleasant person to chat with through out the process. I mentioned that I have a dry scalp so Anthony, a different stylist, applied a product into my hair that left my scalp moisturized and my roots very soft and shiny.


Absolutely loved this place. First of all the salon is amazing and the owner is absolutely fantastic. But even more Ruxandra who does my hair is so great. I have been following her now for couple of years as she knows what she is doing, she does amazing colors, has tons of ideas and great technique and on top of it, she goes above and beyond to please you, make sure you leave the salon 100% happy. She is fantastic and I really cannot say enough good thing about her. Every time I see her is an absolute pleasure and I am always happy with my hair color/balayage whenever its done. Thank you Ruxandra!!


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