MARISSA LAUREN, OWNER/HAIR TEAM
Marissa Lauren is a Columbia College alumni with a BA in Theater Arts. Her artistic flair for the dramatic serves her well behind the chair. Her expansive and continual training with beauty techniques allow her to create the total look. Her specialties include hair extensions, wig-work, mastering textured hair, and makeup applications. She has a well-rounded, academic approach to hair. She has 16 years of experience in the beauty industry, seven of which have been dedicated to KEVIN MURPHY. She now holds the distinguished title of DIAMOND KEY Educator
AS SEEN IN: Chicago Social, Chicago Social Bride, Town & Country, Oprah Show, Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago, Presidential Inauguration 2013, NBC News, many stages and venues across America with a-list artists and collaborated backstage at Kevin.Murphy Shows with Kevin and the global team.
FARRAH FISCHER, COLOR TEAM
Farrah has been creating beautiful color for 17 years. She has a great reputation for obsessing over the results (a trait we all want in a surgeon or a colorist). Farrah continually pursues advanced education and always asks some of the toughest questions in the class. She has studied with such industry luminaries as Nancy Braun (the bi-coastal balayage guru) and Jo Blackwell. And how does she unwind from it all? She teaches a Zumba class and takes salsa dancing lessons.
MARIA WIGGINS, HAIR TEAM
With over 10 years of experience, Maria is a perfectionist on the art of hair cutting, smoothing treatments, hair extensions, up-do's, and braiding. Specializing in bridal hair and make-up, Maria takes great pride in making brides look amazing on their special day. She has had advanced cutting courses at the Academy of Vidal Sassoon. She is so passionate about helping her clients look and feel spectacular.
AMANDA BLASZAK, HAIR TEAM
Being in the beauty industry for 13 years, Amanda has created a lot of beautiful hair! She enjoys making clients' hair goals come to life. Amanda specializes in short men/women haircuts, color, and bridal styling and up-do's. She has taken several educational cutting and styling classes with the Kevin Murphy Education team and has complemented her craft in styling and up-do's through training with Annette Up-do Artist and Heidi Marie Garret. When she is not in the salon, Amanda is likely working a wedding. She has a passion for weddings and it shows by the strong demand she has for her high-quality, specialized services. It really brings her joy to see the bride light up at the final look!
Lupita sal, HAIR TEAM
Cosmetologist, zoologist and mixed martial artist Lupita Sal has quickly become the “go to” hair expert for friends, family, and others looking for the latest tips and tricks in the beauty industry. She began her haircutting career at the early age of five practicing on her father in his sleep, and continued to nurture her interest in the hair industry even as she delved into biological and political sciences as an adult.
To date, Lupita has enjoyed an exciting career working behind the scenes for the National American Hair Association (NAHA), editorial work for fashion models, celebrities, and Chicagoland actors. She is always diving into hair whether it’s behind the chair or being an active educator for KEVIN.MURPHY traveling to various salons in neighboring states in the Midwest. Her specialties include creating precision haircuts according to every individual’s bone structure for both women and men along with modern hairstyling and blow drying.
SABRINA DANYLA, MICROBLADING/MAKE-UP/LASH ARTIST
From playing with eye shadows on the characters in coloring books when she was a child and shaping her friends’ eyebrows when she was just 16-years-old, Sabrina always had a strong passion for makeup and beauty, and her talent in the artistry proves that it is her true calling. Sabrina’s professional career took off in 1998 at the well-known Chicago-based salon, Kiva, and after six years, Sabrina took her dedication and will to learn more about the industry by traveling throughout Europe in 2004. After gaining experience in advanced techniques and tending to hundreds of entertainment clients while abroad, her return to Chicago in 2005 led her to being noted as one of the leading makeup artists in the Windy City. Sabrina spent time at some of the city’s most high end salons including Studio 110, Collette Salon & Spa, Charles Ifergan and Agnes O. landing her in a position to focus on in-salon and at-home services. Specializing in eyebrow sculpting, airbrush application, lash extensions, permanent makeup, microblading and much more, Sabrina leaves her clients walking out the door not only confident, but feeling enthralled with their desired look.