Best Advice: Alexis and David Thurston, Butterfly Loft Salon

We love what David and Alexis Thurston have to say about the winning formula for working on collaborative relationships for inspiration, mentorship and camaraderie. 

The power couple is co-founders of Butterfly Loft Salon and Ubungalows Luxury Salon Suites, which together make up a 10,000 square foot salon and spa located in Los Angeles.  They also founded Butterfly Circusa new and highly successful touring education team made up of some of the world's most recognized professionals (in large measure due to their brilliant use of Instagram to inspire and educate their followers online). 

David and Alexis are also co-founders of Butterfly Loft Academy, a hands-on education company that teaches the latest Balayage, color melt and vivid/pastel coloring techniques. Follow them on Instagram at @davidbutterflyloft and @alexisbutterflyloft; be sure to check out #butterflycircus for updates on upcoming events. 

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