Who We Are...

From devastation to inspiration.
In 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region, Friends Hair Salon welcomed clients, who had been scattered across the country, back home.  Tanya and her long-time friend and nail technician, Beatrice Belisle, rented salon space on historic Oak Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.  As its “circle of friends” grew, Friends Salon and Spa decided to expand by redeveloping and restoring a previously flooded property in the Gentilly district of New Orleans to serve as their new, distinctively elegant salon.
A New Normal.
Friendship defines the atmosphere at Friends Salon and Spa.  Owner and professional hair stylist, Tanya Blunt-Haynes has created an intimate environment where her team caters to your every desire. Friends Salon and Spa is a place where our stylists and clients refuse to settle for mediocrity. With over 25 years of experience, Tanya has consistently created a “new normal” in the style industry.  Tanya is a graduate of the Academy of Scientific Hair Design, and is highly recognized by her peers, and clients alike, for her precision cuts and styles.  She is committed to educating and mentoring stylist across the Gulf Coast region

A Great Day At Friends

Come join our circle of friends.



Master Hair Stylist
Over 25 Years Experience, graduate of Academy of Scientific Hair Design
Healthy Hair, Relaxers, Precision Cuts, Unique Styles



9 years Experience
Healthy Hair, Relaxers, Extensions, Cuts



As a graduate of the International School of Skin in Atlanta, GA, With over 10 years of experience as a Master Esthetician and Make Up Artist.  I have mastered the Art of my craft offering Brow Sculpting Make Up services, Lash Extensions, Waxing and Skin Care services.
"Empowering Women through Beauty" is my goal with each of my clients as I understand an promote the importance of both, internal and external beauty.