Leah’s interest in the industry started when she was a child, pretending to color her mother’s hair in the family pool and spending hours and hours experimenting with whatever make up and hair tools she could get her hands on. After experimenting on herself and friends through high school and college, she decided she wanted to pursue the proper training in cosmetology. She attended Goucher College for her first two years of college, and after taking some time off while working at The Skin Care Shop in Shepherstown, WV, she decided to finish her college degree at Towson University. While studying full time, she got a job as a receptionist and assistant at All About Me Salon & Spa. She then completed an apprenticeship for cosmetology under the supervision of Pepper Pastor and Cindy Johnson from 2003-2005. After getting her license in Maryland and working on the floor at All About Me, she decided to switch paths and started her organic hair care career at Sprout Salon. This is where she was introduced to a cleaner and healthier way to work in what had always been a chemically toxic filled industry. She has always enjoyed working on photoshoots and had her work published in Hair Now magazine and Performance VW magazine in the UK. In 2008, she decided to take the state board test to obtain her senior stylist license. Then after 9 years at Sprout, she decided to make the plunge to finally make the dream of her own salon come true. It is important for her to focus on the reason why she got involved in the industry in the first place. She loves working with her clients’ needs and desires to try to make their visions become a reality while trying to keep the health of the client and their hair in mind. She loves to create effortless color and cuts that last through several stages of growth but is also is willing to push her creative abilities. Education is extremely important, and she completed her training February of 2016 to become a certified educator for Simply Organic Beauty, specializing in OWay.
With over 15 years of experience in the salon and behind the chair, Marina loves working on the natural end of the color spectrum, though has the creative ability to make any color dream a reality. She has styled hair for Hair Cuttery ad campaigns, won 1st place for cut and color in the Bubbles 2013 Hair Wars, and worked New York’s fashion week in 2008. Marina was also the assistant director for Ratner Co Creative Team. She believes that continuing education is important and is excited to be a part of the ever developing organic hair care culture.
Holly has been behind the chair for 14 years helping clients find the best style for their hair type and educating them on how to recreate and care for the style at home. Her styling work and photography has been published in a wide array of bridal and fashion publications including Baltimore Magazine, The Knot, The Washingtonian, Baltimore Style, W Magazine and Bride & Groom Magazine. Holly has styled hair for Centerstage of Baltimore and the Washington Ballet. She’s certified in Hairloc micro link extensions and is passionate about creating on of a kind colors ranging from bold and edgy to natural and low maintenance.
Caitlin has been working in the industry since 2009. Before attending The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Frederick, MD, she worked as an assistant at Sam Wong Salon where she was first introduced to organic and natural hair care products. After obtaining her license, she started as a stylist at Sam Wong Salon. Through taking classes and a lot of late night mentoring sessions, she realized education was something she wanted to be apart of. In 2012 she became a certified educator for Simply Organic and teaches classes to hairstylists throughout the region.
Caitlin particularly enjoys color, especially balayage and hair painting. In 2013 she was featured in “The Colorist” magazine in their article “30 Under 30 Colorists to Watch”. Outside of the salon, she enjoys giving back to the community by doing haircuts for local recovery programs.