I may be dating myself by saying this, but do you remember when practically every woman in America asked to get “the Rachel” haircut? Or all the buzz that happened when Britney Spears shaved her head? Or, more recently, what is it that makes Disney’s Brave princess Merida so memorable?
For whatever reason, a great part of how we ladies feel about ourselves is the state of our hair. One of the most common concerns I hear women ask about before their boudoir shoot is often related to hair or makeup — there are many out there with challenging textures to work with who become nervous about having someone style their hair for a photo shoot. (If this is your case, please don’t hesitate to ask your prep questions prior to coming in!)
Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of going to a networking luncheon out in the suburbs and meet a bubbly, friendly woman and personal friend of Argentina’s: Lauren Cassidy, the Redken and Schwarzkopf certified owner of Visions for the Art of Hair boutique salon in Bloomingdale.
If you’re like me and are based out in the suburbs, Lauren and her salon are worth trying out for your haircolor needs. She’s been doing all kinds of hair for nearly 10 years now, and she specializes in haircuts, color, makeup, eyebrow waxing, and skincare for women. Before a photo shoot, having your roots touched up or your general color maintained is a great way to make sure you look (and feel!) your best during your session. Because if you feel good, you look good!
Lauren believes the way she operates Visions for the Art of Hair sets her salon apart from others — rather than performing a single service just once for you, she hopes to develop a relationship with you beginning with consultation prior to service. Working with your specific coloring, type of hair, and preferences, she will walk you through the decision process keeping your needs and wants in mind. And after you have your hair colored with her, she even keeps your formula on file for future reference — as someone who gets her hair highlighted three different colors at a time, I can certainly testify that having a tried-and-true formula saves time and energy!
And ladies, if you think the texture of your hair is too challenging to entrust to a new stylist, rest assured. Lauren’s very own daughter is genetically half-Filipino, and Lauren’s extensive experience with hair of varying ethnicities give her the confidence to ensure that you will love your service. Her favorite part of her job is to dramatically transform women’s haircolor and make them feel the exciting confidence boost of a brand new look.
Not only is Lauren proud of what she does for rich and beautiful color, but she also places great emphasis on hair health and nutrition. Her salon offers what she considers to be the best product lines in the market: Pureology, Redken, Schwarzkopf, L’Oreal Professional Expert, and DebaCurl. Lauren only recommends top-of-the-line products out of dedication for your best haircare — don’t ask her what “good enough” product to buy from Target. As a strong advocate for supporting local and small business, Lauren believes investing in the quality haircare she provides is a win/win for everyone, as it supports you as well as the community.
Oh, and if the style of photography in much of Lauren’s site looks familiar, that’s because Argentina shot them. 😉