We all have a calling in our career. Some of us know right away and some follow intuition and life experiences.

My career calling was of a unique nature and not something I had anticipated exactly. Friends and clients frequently ask me how I got into this hair and beauty industry. So, I thought about it and traced back to the delicate moments that have lead me to this point in hairstyling and hair extensions!

I started this adventure in my youth.  My mother used to cut my bangs so short and then tape them to my forehead to dry.  If she didn’t perform this ritual, my baby-fine hair would stick out straight!  After many years(and many tears)of dreading those moments, I decided to execute this procedure myself utilizing the famed orange-handled sewing shears and pruning my shoulder-length tresses to a fashionable chin-length style.

The results were a hit as I continued on my hair-lopping spree throughout the dormitories where I was attending college.  Any head of hair would suffice as long as I could snip away and create a new look for those willing to trust my ability or lack thereof.

I’ve always had a passion for anything aesthetically pleasing and relating to individuals whose hair has been sorrowfully called  “frog fur”.  My motivations went beyond the aesthetics.  I not only wanted to be creative, I wanted to make people happy when they looked into a mirror.

Combining all of these pieces to the puzzle has allowed me the opportunity to morph this enthusiasm into a 30-year successful career as a Hairstylist.  Haircutting, highlighting, corrective-coloring were specialities  until I realized that I could not only remove the hair but add the hair as well.  This concept lent itself to the new hair treatment of Hair Extensions in my world.

Employing many types of Hair Extension applications has permitted me the knowledge and experience to decipher the best of the best.  Great Lengths Hair Extensions and Hairdreams Hair Creations fulfill that role.  It is made of 100% Indian or European Remy hair which is soft and shiny.  The bonds enable the brush to glide through the extensions from roots to ends without catching and braiding–it has never looked so natural!  Curled or straightened,  the extensions offer movement throughout the hairstyle.

Whether you are looking for length, volume, or chemical-free highlights or all of the above, Hair Extensions are a safe and speedy way to achieve your dream hair.

Please take a look at some of my “Before” and “After” client photos.

Let me help you love your hair again!





Holiday Hair Glam!

Holiday parties are approaching quickly and everyone wants to look ravishing at them. Try one of these dazzling hairstyles and show off your divine side! Up-do’s are always worth mastering for any fancy occasion and can be worn in various ways.

The classic French Twist, braided bun, roll and tuck or knotted chignon can compliment your favorite party outfit and make heads turn. These styles can be complimented with a gemstone hairpin and be perfect for “second-day” hair that can look tousled or slightly messy. Just tease, spray, roll and tuck for a five-minute style that looks seductive. Try a fishtail, low-side, or slicked-back ponytail. Ponytails are the trendiest look for 2014 and mastering them is a cinch. Add more allure to them by braiding in a piece of shiny fabric or ribbon. When the outfit calls for wearing your hair long, try shiny spirals or big sexy waves. Make sure to add volume to your hair to give it a look that isn’t “everyday”.


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When really serious about your glamorous looks, try adding Great Lengths or Hairdreams Hair Extensions. A positive side effect is that hair extensions provide a greater amount of hair for extra fullness and volume. The huge variety of combinations of colors, lengths and structures allows for an almost endless number of creative hairstyles. With just a few strands, you can produce striking effects.

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Utilize Great Lengths crazy colors to create a strong impact or subtle balance to any hair design. Choose from a colorfast spectrum of rich jewel tones, pure pigment, primary and soft pastel colors. Apply Genuine Swarovski Crystal strands to inspire a unique statement. For a seamless blend, strands are available in clear, red and blue crystals on black, red, brown and blonde threads. More choices include Hairdreams Effects. Hairdreams opens a wide range of unusual, creative styling options: Jewelry strands made with pearls, Swarovski crystals and metal beads. Strands of colored natural springs, trendy accessories like leather bands and much more. The choices are endless.

Why not make an entrance to your 2014 Holiday Festivities with a sensational hairstyle and individual look that will leave a lasting impression through 2015!

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Fall Hair Colors -Warm and Toasty!

Now that Fall is upon us, the weather has cooled and the days are shorter and darker.  We are more sequestered from the sun, therefore changing the skin’s  tone to a lighter and perhaps a less glowing shade. Because of these changes, consider revising your summer hair color and trade it for something warmer. Flaxen blondes, Copper reds and Rich Chocolately browns are a great modification and will compliment those new fall clothes you are now adorning.

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“Bronde” is one of the newest, more sophisticated ways for a blonde to change without giving up her sun-kissed look.  Bronde is an edgier interpretation on the naturally highlighted look and a perfect way to add a bit of drama to a plain and simple brown.  Keep the highlights off the top of the head, distributing honey-blonde pieces close to the eyes, cheekbones, and neckline.  Bronde is more of a sophisticated, elegant look and a way to still capture the look of the summertime without the harshness.


“Sombre”has replaced Ombre by being more subtle(subtle ombre).  This look scatters low-lights under the layers and roots and rids those harsh delineations and high contrasts.  By placing those rich chocolate and chestnut undertones throughout, a deep-textured and luxurious look can be attained.

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Evaluate if you want to tweak your hair color for the fall by utilizing chemicals.  A safe and non-harmful way to accomplish your desired look is hair extensions.  Hair extensions can be scattered throughout the hair naturally and unnoticeably.  They help not only by adding color and texture, but can also be incorporated for length and volume.  Great Lengths Individual Strands, Hairdreams Laserbeamer Nano and Hairdreams Single Strands come in a multitude of colors that are soft, shiny and fade-free.  Add a few strands or a full head for a complete transformation without the use of bleach, ammonia or peroxide.


Welcome the Fall with your own touch of fall glamour and style with Master Stylist and Hair Extensions Specialist, Lori Veltri!

Do you  wonder why Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé or Steven Tyler have long, thick and beautiful hair?  The answer is hair extensions.

Top-of-the-line hair extension companies such as Great Lengths or Hairdreams were a secret that only Hollywood “A-Listers” and their hairstylists were privy to. We can observe and learn from the celebrities’ new hairstyles and hair extension trends to get our very own look. Nowadays premium hair extensions are a mainstream and available to everyone.



Celebrities Get Hair Extensions for a Number of Reasons.

Actors who play different roles with different looks need to transform themselves quickly.  Typically, their hair can take a beating with all the chemicals used on it.  Bleaching, coloring and bleaching again make it impossible to keep their hair healthy and long.  Many just cut their hair short and have hair extensions installed to solve their problem.  They can quickly have long hair in a completely different color, have bangs without having to cut them into their hair or have a highlighted look without any chemicals.  The transformation is seamless. Also, celebrities are the first people we observe with a new style or trend.  Celebrities are in the “lime-light” and need to constantly look their best.  Hair extensions help to make that possible.


Flawless Hair Extensions with Great Lengths or Hairdreams.

Have you noticed someone’s extensions when a strong wind gusts through their hair?  Has someone in your pilates class hung their head upside down and the extensions are clearly visible?   Top quality hair extensions are natural and undetectable.   You can brush them from the root and braid them. Also, they can be tied in a ponytail un-noticeably.

Great Lengths and Hairdreams carry the highest quality hair that is available. They are either minimally-processed Indian hair or unprocessed European hair. They are composed of 100% human hair with bonds that are made of either keratin(Great Lengths) or crystal polymer(Hairdreams Hair Creations or Laserbeamer Nano) and the removal process is safe and easy.


The Speed of Hair Extensions.

The best news is now premium hair extensions don’t require hours to install. With Hairdreams Laserbeamer Nano, a full head of luxurious hair can take around one hour. They can last 4-6 months with little maintenance and leave no breakage or damage when removed. In fact, high-quality hair extensions can actually HELP you grow your hair long while protecting your own hair.

With fall quickly approaching, a new look for you is just waiting around the corner. Long, beautiful and luxurious hair awaits you.


For more questions and a no-obligation consultation, give Lori Veltri, The Certified Expert in Hairdreams and Great Lengths Hair Extensions, a call to discuss best options for your hair!


Summer Waves, Beach Hair!

One of the hottest trends for this summer are “Beach Waves” and since summer in California tends to span all the way through October and sometimes November, this beach hair can be worn and extended a few extra months.

Beach waves are curls that are soft and sleepy. The key is to make this look “undone”, but well done. The beauty of Beach Waves styles are they are very easy to create and the style can last longer than intended. After a few days of wearing them, you have the option to simply pull your hair back into a loose ponytail or wrap a scarf around the hair as a headband if you are looking for a fresh look with these beachy waves.

If you are one of the unfortunate ones that has very fine, limp hair or hair that is too short for loose curls, think about Hair Extensions. Not only can they add length to your hair, but can also add volume, thickness and no-chemical highlights.

Hairdreams Laserbeamer Nano, Hairdreams Hair Strands Creations and Great Lengths Hair Extensions can achieve this look for you with ease. These top-of-the-line hair additions have a beautiful and natural curl to them without frizzing. When left to dry on their own or using a curling iron, they hold a beautiful curl.

These three types of Hair Extensions are very affordable considering how long they last. You can go 3-6 months of wearing them with minimal care. Some of these types you can reuse the hair as well. What’s more important? Having that cup of Latte at Starbucks every morning or having beautiful hair all day long for 3-6 months? The cost of spending is the same, but Hair Extensions are a much more valuable investment to your hair beauty and health than a latte. Beautiful Beach Waves are within reach of everyone’s budget! Come enjoy this summer trend!

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We are elated to announce that Lori Veltri, a Master Stylist of 29 years, has recently received her certification as the “FIRST and ONLY Hairstylist in United States to be certified in Hairdreams Laserbeamer Nano Technique. This is considered a great feat and major differential in our salon services and pedigree that no other hairtsylist offer.

Hairdreams Laserbeamer Nano is a revolutionary hair system that allows hair to be fuller and longer in a short period of time. Hairdreams utilizes top-quality European Hair that is either 5-star (minimally and safely processed) or 7-star (virgin) hair. Both types are silky and luxurious, with 7-star hair capable of being reused up to three times. With the Laserbeamer Nano, the crystal polymer hair bond is flat and the size of a matchstick tip that is natural feeling and makes removal easy with no damage. It is now possible to add the exact color highlighting via Hairdreams with no fading. Most importantly, it is done without any color or bleach used directly on your hair which makes this as the best hair extensions choice.

After your new locks are blended and styled, your newly created look will last approximately 4-6 months with minimal care. This advanced technology provides high-end and luxurious hair allowing the appearance of one’s own hair to multiply and thicken in a very short amount of time. Create an entirely new look in just 45 minutes!

People ask where can they obtain the best hair extensions and discover a hairstylist that is certified in premium hair extensions. The place is undoubtedly Studio LV in Newport Beach, California at Platino Salon&Suites!

Lori can quickly create a style of your dreams without the waiting time for hair to grow.

Take a look at our sets of ” Before” and “After” photos of this new advanced Hairdreams Laserbeamer Nano Hair Extensions. The natural beauty of top line hair extensions is quite phenomenal!