STAFF








SARAH P.

Sarah has been a stylist for over 10 years, graduating from Ulster Boces in 2007 with honors. She has been a part of the LUX family since 2009. Sarah specializes in color and cut for both men and women. She also specializes in make-up. Sarah believes in continuing her education by taking AVEDA courses and traveling to the AVEDA academy to attend classes in the latest color, cuts and make-up trends.

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." Confucius
ASHLEY

Ashley Ready has had a passion for hair since she was young. She attended The Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology in Albany, NY and graduated in January 2010 at the top of her class. She furthered her education with Aveda when she joined the LUX team. One of Ashley's specialties is blonde hair. She also has a creative way with extensions and natural nail art.

"In the end, it's all about making the client look good, feel great and leave with a smile."




SARA R.

Even as a child hairstyling was something Sara was very passionate about. Having known what she wanted to do from a young age Sara got started at Ulster Boces and studied Cosmetology for two years and then passed the NYS Cosmetology exam. She then went on to work at Lux Hair Studio in April of 2009. Sara started at Lux as the receptionists/jr stylist/ assistant and worked her way up to Stylist 2. Already a little familiar with Avedas hair products she was excited to be part of a salon that is focused on education. She feels lucky to have had the opportunity to work under Francine Kolbinski owner of lux hair studio and take so many great Aveda classes. Sara specializes in hair coloring, cutting and styling. She also has experience in facial waxing. Sara's goal as a stylist is to always stay updated on current styles and trends.

"The secret to happiness is doing what you love and the secret to success is loving what you do."
BRIAN

Brian started his career after being inspired by his oldest brother who was a barber, now 15 years in the business he can't imagine doing anything else. His creativity and passion for staying current and his general love for all things hair have given him sustainability in this industry. Balancing the art of cutting and coloring to enhance everyday styles, along with his talent for dramatic formal styles and makeup, he really can do it all. Brian specializes in hair extensions and can give most women the long hair of there dreams in just a few hours. Brian believes that education is the key to being the best and he is committed to never stop learning. Brian trained at Class Act 1 School of Cosmetology in the Midwest which prided themselves on a zero fail average. Even though it was hard they promised that he would thank them one day and after 15 yrs, the opportunity to work with amazing talent and scooping up some pretty terrific gigs he totally is!

"Patience and listening are key to building a relationship with your clients and I LOVE my clients!"




ARIANA 

Ariana is on her way to accomplishing her short and long term goals in the hair industry. She 
graduated from the ORLO school of hair design and cosmetology in November 2012. She specializes in enhancing a persons natural beauty, whether it be with color or a trendy cut. Between the clients she sees and the inspirations of working alongside the other seasoned stylists at Lux, Ariana views everyday as a new learning experience to add to the knowledge of this industry.

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do." Steve Jobs


BARBARA

Barbara, or as the LUX staff lovingly call her Babs, has been at LUX since the beginning. Not only the mother of owner Francine she also has 4 sons that have kept her on her toes and have no doubt equipt her with the talent of multi-tasking which is necessary for her job at LUX. Babs wears a lot of different hats including secretarial, accounting and staff management, but what she is known for is her extraordinary customer service. It is her face that you will see greeting you most days when you step through the front door of LUX and she is most likely the one to answer the phone when you call. She has an uncanny ability to remember every face, name and story and will always make you feel welcome with a glass of water, wine or tea.

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Theodore Roosevelt



SARA A

Sara has had an interest in the beauty industry since she was young. She started her journey when graduating from the Orlo School of Hair Design & Cosmetology in 2008. After working in an Aveda salon for a few years, she decided to further her interest in the industry and graduated from the Douglas Education Center for Special Effects Makeup. She continued her education with Aveda when joining the LUX team where she specializes in makeup and styling.

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal - instead pursue the things you love doing. Then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.”

 JULIA 

Originally from New York City, at a young age Julia became passionate about creating with her hands and being artistic. Every chance she had she was in the art studio. After trying her hand at graphic design in college she realized it just wasn't for her. Julia then went off to Paul Mitchell the School Rhode Island for a 1500 hour cosmetology program . From there she has continued her education with a course in Minky’s Eyelash Extensions, an extensive course in DevaCurl through NYC’s Devachan Salon, she has been in the industry since 2008. Julia continues her education and is more passionate about her career and clients then ever.

  "I am going to make everything around me beautiful-that will be my lie." - Elsie De Wolfe

  

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