One of the newest faces at East Main Salon and Spa is stylist Lauren Abrams, who set up her booth in May. Lauren has several years salon experience under her belt and likes nothing better than to make clients happy and
feeling beautiful when they leave the salon.
Her favorite technique?
Balayage (French for ‘to sweep’).
If you’re new to this gorgeous color technique,
Lauren explains it this way:
“Balayage is a hand-painting, highlighting technique used to
create a natural look that enhances your specific hair
style and color. Ombre, by comparison, is an exaggerated
version where the highlighting is more concentrated towards
the ends of the hair. It’s also not as striped looking as
traditional highlights in foil.”
Is balayage right for you?
“It depends on the effect you’re looking for,” Lauren says.
“If you need a lot of coverage at the root, probably not.
It’s meant to appear softer at the root and brighter at the
ends. If you’re looking for a more low-maintenance,
more natural look, then yes it is.”
When Lauren’s not behind the chair, she’s spending time
with her husband, Casey, a high school math teacher, and her
children, Owen, three, and Emilia, two. “With a 2 and 3 year old
I don't get a lot of free time, but when I do, I like to read and I
love to go to dinner with my husband. We love to try new
restaurants and foods. “
One of their favorites is Wildflower Café in Mason, just down
the street from the salon. “Every year we also do
A Tavola for our anniversary. We love their prosciutto
and fig pizza and they have great cocktails.”
For Lauren, the first few months at East Main have
gone well. “The salon adorable. All the girls have positive
attitudes and really enjoy being at work. Ashley and
Gail are amazing, always smiling and genuinely happy to help.”