Lauren, Owner & Stylist
How long have you been in the beauty industry?
I have been in the beauty industry since 2000. I started working at a salon while I was in beauty school at Dutchess BOCES my junior year of high school.
What’s your favorite thing about the industry?
The creativity it allows me. Also, making people feel confident. I love teaching my clients how to create the looks they’re after. It’s rewarding when a client leaves my chair with a smile on their face. Also, the amazing people I get to meet along the way; coworkers, artists, other beauty professionals and clients. Everyone gets their hair done so you get to meet all sorts of people.
What’s your specialty?
People are my specialty. I like to think that I am an intuitive person, and I have an ability to interpret what people want and deliver each and every time.
What’s your best beauty advice?
You can wear anything if you wear it with confidence. You don’t need to wash your hair everyday, and can just re-wet your hair with product to restyle.
What are your favorite products?
Arrojo’s Wave Mist and Glint for texture, Aveda’s Botanical Repair line for hair, and the Aveda Tulasara Skin Care line, especially the Firm Concentrate.
What inspires you?
Education classes, co-workers, nature, and art.
What are some of your favorite classes that you’ve taken to advance your craft?
I fully believe that in order to keep your skills sharp and know the latest and greatest in the industry it is crucial to continue your education. During my career I have attended many advanced academies such as The Arrojo Academy, Sassoon Academy and Bumble and Bumble University. I’ve also attended hands on color classes with some of the top colorists in the industry. My favorite class was a five week course in a fashion hair styling school in Milan, Italy where I was able to help style the hair for one of the runway shows. I’ve also finished a teacher-training program with Sally Rogerson and completed many advanced razor cutting classes. I also teach an apprentice program every Tuesday morning at the salon for our new talent stylist.
Email Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org