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my story

I am Megan Murray, the owner and stylist at Megan Murray Hair Studio. My salon is located in Sola Salon Suites at Seaboard Station, Raleigh, NC. I specialize in blondes, balayage and bridal. The integrity of your hair is always my number one priority so I stay up to date on the latest education. I am proud to use the highest quality products with the cleanest ingredients on the market. I promise that all of my products are free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates and my color is free of ammonia and PPD. It truly doesn't get better than that! Exceptional service is guaranteed and I cannot wait to meet you. 

the details


I graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Elementary Education in 2008. After school, I headed west to Telluride, Colorado where my love affair with hair began unexpectedly. Over the years, I always styled my girlfriend's hair for festivals or on a night out on the town. I gave some very outdated updos for prom, and even dabbled in cut and color when I had no idea what I was doing. Little did I know that it would be my future career.


When I was in my fourth year of teaching, my boss at the time asked me if I would style her hair for her upcoming wedding. I thought braiding five year olds hair everyday at school was fun, but I had no idea what I was about to discover. After having the opportunity to style hair for two weddings that summer, I was hooked. I applied for cosmetology school shortly after and planned my move home to Charlotte, North Carolina. 


I attended Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology and completed school about as quickly as one can. I was so ready to start my new career. During school and after graduation, I apprenticed in Charlotte for six months before realizing I was itching to get back to the Colorado mountains. I didn’t waste any time making that happen and I’m so grateful for what has happened since. 

Not only did I meet my sweet, loving husband within weeks of my return, but I learned some amazing lessons of life and business along the way. I worked with some incredible influences for a while before going out on my own. I opened The Loft Hair Studio in March of 2016 and I was blown away by the support and success that happened so quickly. 

I’m so proud of the business I created. I became a staple in town and served over 400 clients in my salon. I have been a part of more than 200 weddings and I’ve styled over 1,500 brides and bridesmaids. My hairstyles have been featured in some of the most respected print and online publications in the industry. I feel beyond fortunate and honored to have worked with the most talented photographers, stylists, planners, florists, and makeup artists over the past five years.

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I am passionate on staying educated and up to date on the latest trends and techniques. I have traveled thousands of miles for classes to keep me inspired. I am also a member of multiple online education programs. I am a strong believer in a sustainable lifestyle and I strive to use high quality product lines that have the same values.


After a decade of living in Telluride, North Carolina was calling us home. I sold my business and we began to figure out our next steps. My husband is currently enrolled at Campbell Law School and we are thrilled to be in Raleigh. I have a small studio suite at Sola Salons on Seaboard Avenue in the heart of the city. 


I would be thrilled to give you that pop of blonde you’ve been dreaming of or that perfect boho style for your wedding day. You are the reason I stay inspired and I cannot wait to meet you. 


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Martha Stewart Wedding

Rocky Mountain Bride

The Knot

Magnolia Rouge

Utterly Engaged

Telluride Style

Once Wed

Morilee Official

Luxe Mountain Weddings



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Tacari Weddings

Rachel Zoe



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