Lauren Sulsky-owner/Hairpaint Specialist
Lauren grew up in San Jose, CA and went to Silver Creek High School, where she graduated with honors. When she was not studying in the library, she was at swim practice training for her next meet. After graduating High School she pursued a career as an Registered Veterinarian Technician (RVT). She loved working with animals and worked in this field for many years, but she knew it was not her passion.
While she worked full time as a Registered Veterinarian Technician (RVT), she started cosmetology school at San Jose City College. She was honored with first place for "Total Look" at the hair show that was held by San Jose City College in 2014. She graduated with honors from there and was offered a apprenticeship at Studio M Salon. There she implemented the knowledge and techniques she learned from cosmetology school to create natural wearable hairstyles. It was also there that she honed and gained mastery over her creative outlet--hairpainting. Hairpainting, or Balayage, is a French word that means to sweep or to paint. It's a freehand coloring technique that gives you soft, natural sunkissed highlights with no harsh or obvious regrowth lines. There's a true sense of independence and freedom when she's hairpainting that becomes a very zen process for her and her clients.
Lauren prides herself on furthering her passion by learning from top hairpainting industry leaders. She's fundamentally sound in basic & advance color placement techniques learned from Jamie Sea, @prettylittleombre, and advance techniques on dimensional Balayage & blonding from Marissa Neel, @maeipaint. She also had the privilege of attending Carolynn Judd's, @styled_by_carolynn Tousled Texture Training class where she got an in depth look into the foundations of textured haircutting to create those voluminous bobs and lobs that everyone is craving! Her education continues to this day because she believes that when one is stagnate one is not progressing in life or in one's career. That's why it was so important that she create a brand that coincides with her VEGAN way of life. It's this principle of working with Nature, not against it that drives her to search for eco-freindly, 100% certified VEGAN products. Healthy, natural looking hair will always be in.