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Braiding Boot Camp in New York City

Posted on May 29, 2018 // Stylist's TipsThe Lunatic Fringe Story

What the New York Times aptly named, “The Harvard of Hair,” recently hosted two Lunatic Fringe stylists for an intensive course on braiding. Paige Tejada of Parley’s leaped at the opportunity: “I’ve always wanted to take a class at Bumble and Bumble University and thought a braiding class would be a fun challenge—I usually take…

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Stylist Spotlight: Behind the Chair (and Backstage) with Darryl Soulis

Posted on May 22, 2018 // Uncategorized

by Jane Stringham // Sometimes, the journey behind the chair begins backstage—behind the curtain, that is! Such was the case for Darryl Soulis, seven-year veteran of Lunatic Fringe Salon’s Boise location, and entertainer at heart.  As a dancer and singer, Darryl spent hours around the marvelous transformations that take place pre-performance; the work of hair…

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2018 Mother’s Day Makeover Contest

Posted on Apr 17, 2018 // Giving Back

by Jane Stringham// When Lisa Gear entered the beauty industry—after a long career in fashion, no less—she landed on the Paul Mitchell Academy precisely because of its dedication to giving back.  Gear continues to prioritize her altruistic proclivities through consistent collaboration with the local YWCA in Liberty Township, Ohio.  In fact, the inspiration for Lunatic…

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2018 Spring and Summer Trend Forecast with Kati Wheat

Posted on Mar 28, 2018 // Stylist's TipsThe Lunatic Fringe Story

by Jane Stringham// This spring and summer, “the ‘80s are back.” But with just one caveat: “it’s not Vidal Sassoon again—people need good haircuts they can live with, live in, and go.”  That is to say, LF guests won’t be slaving, molding and sculpting to recreate in-salon looks.  Instead, the work happens once—in the salon,…

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Stylist Spotlight: Writing Stories in Hair With Lauren Lavigne

Posted on Mar 13, 2018 // Stylist ProfileThe Lunatic Fringe Story

by Jane Stringham// St. George stylist Lauren Lavigne’s journey to the beauty industry began with a stint in college theater.  Her early foray into stage and television acting is fitting, really, because Lauren takes to heart the notion that, “you’re writing a story in someone’s hair.”  And it’s true!  For Lauren, the science behind crafting…

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