Helen Kasper grew up in Angelino Heights in downtown Los Angeles and began her career when she started attending beauty school in 1987. After completion of her studies, Helen began styling hair at Carlton Hair International at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles, California. This is where her mentorship with Chaz Dean began and her career started to evolve.
Helen was soon promoted to junior stylist status at Carlton and shortly thereafter, procured an assistant manager position that included overseeing the teaching and training of all assistants working in the salon. When Chaz opened his own salon in the mid 1990’s, Helen joined him and while honing her hairstyling skills, she also undertook the additional responsibility of teaching and managing the assistant training program for the salon. Helen and Chaz enjoyed great success working and teaching together for more than twenty years.
Mentoring and working with Chaz over the years instilled in Helen a high standard of salon etiquette and customer service. She became highly skilled in thinking outside the box without sacrificing the integrity of the client’s hair. Helen became accomplished in techniques of coloring hair without using harsh chemicals like bleach. She also learned how to properly style hair without the use of damaging hot tools like flat irons. Most importantly, she became proficient in listening to the needs and desires of her clients.
Helen strongly believes that the suitability of color and cut along with the health and condition of hair is vastly important.
She draws inspiration from continued education by taking advanced courses at Vidal Sassoon Academy. These courses allow her to sharpen and refresh her skills in precision hair cutting and enable her to more effectively teach her assistants new and updated techniques. Helen uses WEN® Hair Care products at her salon. She feels these products maintain the integrity of the hair and optimal results are obtained for her clients by it’s ability to further strengthen, protect and nurture the hair.
As a hair professional, Helen is very punctual, responsible and prepared. She wishes to always be remembered as being mindful and attentive to her clients and having the utmost respect for the integrity of their hair.
My concern for the health of my client’s hair is what I take personal pride in. By taking the proper steps to ensure this, my clients' hair looks and feels it's very best. - Helen Kasper - Helen Kasper
Helen enjoys giving back to her community, as well. She honors a 50% discount to all Law Enforcement because “they risk their lives for us every day”. Her husband, Jon, serves as an LAPD officer and is passionate about keeping our streets and communities safe. In her personal life, she and her husband opted for the four-legged furry children! For fun, they used to compete in a dog sport called Schutzhund, but their dogs are now happily retired. Helen and Jon presently have a Belgian Malinios, a German Shepherd, a Rottweiler and two cats who get along great with the dogs. Helen and Jon love animals because “they’re always happy to see us no matter what type of mood we’re in, they love unconditionally”!
Helen’s other favorite things are going to the movies, visiting museums, relaxing at the beach and going back to her husband’s hometown of Boston and catching a Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
Fun fact about Helen: It would be impossible for her to give up coffee!
Helen is currently located at “The Loft” Hair Studio in Sherman Oaks, California.
Going to Helen Kasper at the Loft Hair Studio was the best decision I ever made regarding my hair! I have been to many salons over the years, but my experience with Helen is the best I've ever had. She has such a sweet and caring personality - it's like going to your best girlfriend to get your hair done! She is so attentive to her clients and very knowledgeable about all the current trends and new products. Her talent with both color and cut is outstanding and the icing on the cake is that her prices are so reasonable! Helen is extremely dedicated to her craft and a truly gifted hairstylist. I will never let anyone else touch my hair! If you are looking for a hairstylist, don't even hesitate, she is AMAZING!
Helen Kasper is a gifted and talented hair stylist! Helen is one of the few stylists in the area that is a specialist in using color techniques that don't require bleach. I love how she highlights with so many shades and her accuracy is perfect. I highly recommend her - not to mention she's a gem of a person and loves dogs! Thank you Helen!
Helen Kasper is a master at her craft and as a bonus the entire team at The Loft are classy and friendly. Helen originally did a MAJOR hair repair on me, and now 10 years later she's done the same for my male and female friends and we're all devoted to her. You will receive world class quality at a reasonable price!
I absolutely adore Helen. I have known her for years through a mutual friend and finally decided to try her out . She is fantastic. My hair looks amazing in great condition. Thank you Helen!
I LOVE this place!! I see Helen who's amazing at color and cutting. Great laid back atmosphere, good location, plenty of parking, BEAUTIFUL work and reasonable prices. It's truly a pleasure. They also sell Wen products... Anyhow, great place!!
I just went to Helen Kasper at Loft Hair Studio under the recommendation of a friend. One word... WOW! I am so impressed. She was amazing. Professional. Engaging. I have a new stylist. And Hazel (assistant) was wonderful. Thank you Helen.
I have been going to Helen Kasper for many many years, I have followed her to various studios because she is pure GENIUS when it comes to color! I started out with fun high lights and low lights but have progressed to "pigment challenged" areas that are tricky to master. Helen is an artist. The Loft is a beautiful, relaxed, convenient studio with a great staff of friendly people (including Dusti who will help you schedule!)
Helen was super cool and did a great job on my hair! I was in search of a new hair stylist and found Helen on yelp. The great reviews are true. She also takes time to explain her process which I really appreciated because it's always a bit scary the first time someone new touches your hair! Thanks Helen and Hazel!!
Helen Kasper has given me the best hair cut in my whole entire life, if you are smart, you'll go and see her. You will get the best benefit as I got.
My hair looks amazing and feels amazing thanks to Helen Casper....and the best part is she LISTENS to what you want. She is consistent with my needs and always has a smile. I have a lot of hair and it takes time to color and treat it....and Helen always makes that experience worthwhile....!!!! 5 stars to Helen and the whole staff @ The Loft!
I met Helen 8 years ago through my ex-boyfriend. Dumped him and kept her! I have followed her ever since and am glad she has settled at Loft Hair Salon. She is a master at finding the right color for you....what you should have been born with! I have, and will continue to refer people to Helen. She is very professional and always has great assistants. The products that she uses on your hair are the highest quality and does the BEST blow out EVER! I have moved back to Nor Cal but Helen is still the ONLY one who does my hair and the first call I make when I know I will be back in LA! If you want to feel and look like a million dollars go to Helen....I do!
Stylist Helen Kasper at the Loft Studio is a highly talented stylist. Her cuts and healthy coloring, cleansing, and conditioning practices are by far the best I have ever known. She is engaging, creative and my hair always looks and feels fantastic at the end of a visit to see her. She has a long list of loyal clients. I have been going to her since 1993 AND I drive to the valley from the South Bay to see Helen. She is worth it! I recommend Helen to anyone who wants healthy, beautiful hair.