Hi, I'm Lauren! I was born and raised in Santa Claus, Indiana. I liked playing with hair, but growing up I didn't always know I wanted to be a hairstylist. I knew I wanted something that I could do the same thing every day, but be different as well. I wanted to be creatively passionate, while making people feel their best. I wanted to connect with people, and build relationships of friendship and trust. There was no better option, than the beauty industry! I started my career at The Salon Professional Academy in 2011, and have continued evolving into the hairstylist I am today! I have loved EVERY moment in this industry. There are always new techniques to learn, and styles/colors are constantly evolving!
I love educating everyone in my chair! It can be as little as showing you how to use tools to create a specific look, to informing and explaining why I choose the exact formulation for your specific hair needs. I believe there is no "one-size-fits all", when it comes to colors or cuts. I pride myself on making sure your color and cut is tailored to meet your needs, and completely personalized. If you come in with a desired look, and I believe it will not work for you, I will let you know! A series of questions I ask, will help me best choose your next step. (Some factors include; the health of your hair, and the way it will compliment your face shape and/or tone.) I will then figure out a "hair plan" goal for you, while also keeping in mind the integrity of your hair! This is the time, where honesty is the best form of communication from both you and I. Never, do I want you to leave unhappy with a style/color that doesn't work for you!
When I joined Jagged Edge in 2015, it was the best year of my life! It was the year I married my best friend, Craig. I then officially became the “farmers’ wife”, and along came the love for Oliver tractors! When Craig is in the fields, I keep myself busy. You’ll catch me playing with my fur babies (Leroy and Zoey), sipping on some Oliver Soft Rose wine with my best friends, hanging out with family, or working out. Then the fun really comes when Craig isn’t farming! We have a Jeep, and we are always out and about in it! We love to do Jeep runs, whether its just us, or with friends and family! Our favorite thing about the Jeep, is jamming out to our music and letting the wind blow through our hair (well mine anyhow, because he doesn’t have much)! A random fact about me, is I LOVE E.T. the movie. I collect as much E.T. stuff as possible! I love going on adventures, whether its traveling to the beach, looking for Oliver tractors, going to flea markets looking for E.T. memorabilia, or just being outside. I love experiencing it all with my number one!
Quality time with me, while in my chair, is what I strive for. I never want an appointment to feel rushed, but I also don’t want it to feel like you’ve been sitting in my chair hours upon hours! I always want to make sure you are having a relaxing, but fun time while in my chair. If you haven’t been to Jagged Edge, you’ll come to find that we are always having fun and there is never a dull moment in the salon! I schedule my appointments strategically, in order to give you the amount of time you need to feel relaxed and taken care of. I would love to get you scheduled for your appointment! I look forward to meeting you, call now to book your appointment!