Laura has been a licensed stylist since early 2009. She originally planned to be a music teacher and after four semesters knew she wanted to go in a different direction so she enrolled at the National Academy of Beauty Arts. After school, she found her passion as a colorist and naturally curly hair specialist. She has invested many hours taking advanced classes in color theory, foil highlighting, balayage, and curly hair cutting. After 12 years as a stylist, she took a leap of faith with Lauren Bernardino and open RAEN Color Studio!
Laura uses ID Hair’s color line which includes a traditional permanent color as well as an ammonia-free and ppd free permanent line. She also uses Oligo Blacklight for blonding and always adds Olaplex to any lightning service. Her favorite products include Rikoko, Kenra Platinum, and Ouidad for her curly girls!
Laura was born and raised in St. Louis. She has been married to her husband John since 2002 and they have 2 daughters Zoë and Piper. They also have a few fur babies! When she’s not at the salon, Laura spends her time with her family, leading a Girl Scout troop, going to church, and binge-watching Netflix!
Hair by Laura
"Laura is the most talented hair color artist I’ve ever met! Her creativity is beyond magnificent! If you are looking for top-notch quality for a cut, color, and style, see her! Professional and so knowledgeable in her field!"
"I absolutely LOVE Laura! First-time client and she now has me for life! Thank you so much for helping me get this fresh new look, Laura! I'm absolutely OBSESSED! I literally just left the salon not even an hour ago and have already gotten so many compliments from strangers! You're the best!!!!"