Laken – Advanced Stylist
ABOUT : LAKEN’S WORK
What would you like people to know about your work? I always strive to give people versatility with their styles. I want to make sure someone has something that looks great on days where they can’t be bothered and looks amazing when they have that time to do a little self care with products and heat styling.
Why did you want to be a hair stylist? Growing up I wanted to work somewhere that I could express myself and help others express themselves.
Where did you go to school? La’ James in Davenport, Iowa
What are your specialties? Blonding, vibrant/vivid rainbow hair, razor cuts, and I also love doing perms if you ever want to live your Cher in Moonstruck fantasy.
What do you love most about being a stylist? I love helping people be able to show off their personal identity with style. While it’s true that looks aren’t everything, having a great cut and color that makes you want to take a ton of selfies helps give you the confidence to feel like you can do anything.
What inspires you / What influences your style? I’ve always been really inspired by late 70s/80s punk and new wave and cartoons be it Jem and The Holograms or anime.
Favorite Hair Style & Hair Products? I love A-line bobs, i feel like it’s a good, classic cut that has a lot of versatility. And I low-key love doing mullets. For products I love Moroccan Oil, Sexy Hair Powder Play, and a really good matte texturizing paste.
Anything else you’d like to share with your clients? While big changes can be a journey and not a one and done experience I always want to make sure with each visit you are leaving with something that you can rock and feel confident in while we work on getting you to your goal.
ABOUT : BROOKE’S BACKGROUND
Where are you from? New Boston, Illinois
Favorite Books / Films / Bands? Books: Invisible Monsters, Running With Scissors, Snot Girl series. Films: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, What We Do In the Shadows, John Waters films. Bands: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Blondie, and Lizzo.
Favorite Local Hangouts (Coffee, Food, Bars, etc) Kremwerk/Timbre Room for shows, Ooink for ramen, and The Goodwill on Belmont for treasure hunting.
What’s something most people don’t know about you? I am also a drag performer named Peach E Mogee.