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Hello, my name is Laura.

I am a native Californian and was raised among the surf and sand of the Monterey Bay.  Although I love and appreciate the many characteristics of each area on the coast, I truly believe Santa Cruz holds the magic of the Bay! From the eclectic mixture of residents and the exquisite art they create, to the beauty of the coexisting variety of breathtaking landscapes and ecosystems; Santa Cruz is where I need to wake up every morning!

From 2014-17 I lived in Phoenix Arizona, where I left my previous career as a Veterinary Practice Manager to attend the Aveda Institute and pursue my dreams of becoming a hairstylist. Always being creative-minded and art driven, I wanted a career where I would have an opportunity to connect with others while expressing my artistry, ultimately making people feel beautiful inside and out.

Once I obtained my cosmetology license I immediately began an advanced training program at a high-volume salon in Phoenix where I further developed technical haircutting and coloring techniques and built my confidence as a hair artist.  I am very passionate about continuing education and growth, so I regularly attend courses that delve deeper into advanced cutting and coloring techniques to reinforce and expand my knowledge.

I am so fortunate to be a part of the L'Atelier Salon family, where personal and professional growth is valued, as well as a dedication to customizing every client's haircut and color design based on the individual's needs while providing an uplifting experience for all.  Collaborating with my fellow L'Atelier stylists inspires me to push myself to be the very best hair artist that I can be!

Outside of the salon I love traveling, practicing yoga, going on day trips with my family and exploring beaches with my dog, Romeo. I am a complete animal lover and fascinated by marine biology.  I love tide-pooling with my camera around my neck so that I can capture all the magic. I can't wait to meet you and turn your hair goals into a reality!