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Lauren Lea’s connection to One Salon started well before the salon opened. “I remember meeting Lauren when I was working at another salon and I thought to myself, I have to get this girl to be my assistant,” recalls One Salon owner, Janine Exline. “She was just so creative and passionate about the industry. Unfortunately, at the time, I could not get her hired.” A year later, One Salon was conceived and Lauren’s journey began. “She was one of the first people I called. I was like, hey, you’re my new assistant, get over here now,” Janine laughs.
Lauren came aboard and assisted Janine for two years, honing her skills and sucking in education like it was air. “I wanted to know how to do everything. I didn’t just want to be great at cut & color, I wanted to be great at extensions and make up and anything else I could possibly provide a client…and I just wanted to make sure I didn’t get fired,” Lauren laughs. “It was such a great opportunity to be mentored by the owner and I wanted to make sure I took full advantage of it.”
Flash forward three years, and Lauren has more than made the most of her opportunity. She has emerged as one of the new superstars as One Salon, quickly building a loyal clientele by utilizing her multi-talented skill set. She is a Hair Re-texturizing expert with advance training in Keratin Treatments as well as Yuko Japanese Straightening and is also an extension specialist, make up artist, member of our Art Team and brand new mother. So how does she find time to do it all? “I don’t sleep,” she laughs.