Redken Artist Spotlight: Julie Lahr (Indianapolis, IN)

October 31, 2015

    JuliLahrHeadshot1) Where are you from?
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    2) How long have you been a stylist or colorist?
    25 years

    3) What made you want to become a stylist or colorist?
    I was working part time as a receptionist in a salon while in college. I always did hair for my friends and family members. It was easy for me. I didn’t even know it was a career option until I worked in a salon. I dropped out of college 3 months into being a receptionist and went to beauty school. I love everything about being a stylist and I never looked back.

    4) What would you consider to be your specialties?
    I love to color hair but what I really excel at behind the chair is communicating with my clients. Getting a true picture of their vision of the result they want and then delivering on it. I love my clients. No two are alike and every day is different.

    5) What are your favorite style and color trends at the moment?
    I love the Oil Slick effect in darker hair. We have catered so much to lighter hair that it’s fun to have something special just for our darkest haired clients. The effect can be achieved using Redken's blur color placement and Redken’s exclusive Blur Brush.

    6) What Redken products can’t you live without? 

    Shades EQ for color and for styling, Powder Grip 03 Texturizing Hair Powder  and Stay High 18 High Hold Gel Mousse.

    7) Do you have any hairstyling tips/tricks for client at-home styling?
    Product is the only way to achieve a great finished look, but so often our guests have little to no idea how to use the products. Make sure your stylist is explaining to you how to use your products and don’t be embarrassed to tell them when it’s not working for you. More than anything your stylist wants you to love your hair just as much when you style it as you do when you walk out of the salon.

    8) Where do you find inspiration for coming up with new styles?
    I love to look at international magazines. I also love to check out the raw looks teenagers create.

    9) What’s your Instagram handle?


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