Meet Our Amazing Team of Stylists
Julie - Level 4AA Stylist
After two decades in the beauty industry, Julie Lahr has consistently stayed ahead of the latest trends. She began her extensive career in a small, locally owned, and award winning salon in Indianapolis. Julie's diverse background fostered her ability to communicate effectively with all types of clients. Her busy and challenging schedule is never apparent in her calm laid back communication style and manner.
Passion and talent led Julie to owning and operating three of her own salons over the course of her career, one of which was awarded "Best of Indy" 3 years in a row. Her diverse career has also led her to teaching hair stylists around the globe, and presenting at some of the United States largest fashion conventions. As a professional hair stylist, Julie has worked on many photo shoots, ad campaigns, and fashion shows throughout the nation.
As a global educator and platform artist for Redken 5th Ave since 2004, Julie has helped salon professionals advance their careers, increase income, and bring out their personal best. She facilitates several programs every year at the award winning Redken Exchange in Manhattan.
Julie joined our team in April 2016. She was attracted to the trendy atmosphere that resembles Chelsea, NYC and the dedication to excellence that the owners and staff bring to their clients.
Hours (typically): Tuesdays - 9am-4pm; Thursdays - 10am-9pm; Fridays - 9am-5pm
Abigail - Level 3 Stylist
Abigail joined our team in August 2016. Abigail has a passion for creating custom color creations by formulating colors specific to her individual guest and hand painting on the color. This allows for the guest to achieve their desired look as well as maintaining individuality, which is very important to Abigail. Showing off her versatility, Abigail also focuses on the art of barbering through free hand clipper cutting techniques. This allows for the smoothest and even cut and prevents any lines showing in a men's haircut. She has a passion for learning and education and is always actively looking for her next opportunity to learn and grow as a stylist.
Abigail has always had the creative gene. Arts and crafts have always been a major part of her life and she continues to use this creativity every day while working with her guests. She is very goal oriented and free spirited, and her passion for hair shows every day. We are honored and excited to have such a talent as part of our team!
Hours (typically): Mondays - By Request Only; Tuesdays - 12pm-8pm; Wednesdays - 12pm-8pm; Thursdays 12pm-8pm; Saturdays 9am-5pm
Jamie - Level 2 Stylist
Jamie joined our team in March of 2016. She has been a stylist for over 7 years now and continues to stay on top of up and coming trends. She first got her start at her mother's salon in Kentucky before coming to Indiana to broaden her career.
Jamie decided to go to cosmetology school on a whim but has never looked back since her first day. She specializes in free hand techniques, vivid colors, color correction, and specialty hair styles, though she loves everything about doing hair. She tailors every hairstyle and color to the lifestyle of her clients.
She is well rounded when it comes to education of each and every product in the salon. She likes to think outside the box to ensure everyone leaves with happy, healthy hair. She continues to learn and grow each day and is passionate to satisfy her clients.
Hours (typically): Tuesday 12pm-8pm, Wednesday 12pm-8pm, Friday 10am-5pm, every other Saturday 9am-5pm
Emily - Level 1 Stylist
Emily joined our team in April of 2018 and has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 7 years. Emily loves being a stylist because her days always bring new and familiar faces, and she loves working with people. She also loves the hair industry as it is always moving, which brings so many opportunities to consistently grow and learn.
Emily loves to work with all types of hair and is very versatile in her art. Her passions include creating dimension within hair color, working with vivid/fashion colors, and also performing men's haircuts. She is also Brazilian Blowout certified.
No matter her circumstances, Emily's very favorite thing to do is make someone else's day. This shows in her work and her focus on making her guests happy. She believes in spreading positivity everywhere, and her passion for her career allows her to find what makes a person look and feel beautiful - and chances are, they will go out and spread that feeling to others.
Hours (typically): Wednesdays - 10am-8pm; Thursdays - 12pm-8pm; Fridays - 11am-5pm; Saturdays - 9am-5pm
Katie - Level 1 Stylist
Katie joined our team in September of 2018 after graduating from the Summit Salon Academy in Anderson, IN. For as long as she can remember, Katie has always had a passion for the fashion and beauty industry. This passion, along with her love for creating lasting relationships, led her to pursue her dream of becoming a hair stylist.
Katie lives for creating beautiful color, whether it be a balayage, a total transformation, or even a high fashion vivid color. She loves it all! Especially when it makes her guests feel special and more confident in themselves. She also loves education and is constantly challenging herself to learn new styles and techniques.
When she's not creating beautiful hair inside the salon, Katie loves reading, spending time with her family, and playing with her dog, Dobby.
Above all else, Katie loves to make people smile and feel beautiful. She is a fun-loving, people-person and she is excited to meet you and work with your hair needs!
Kylie - New Talent/Associate Stylist
Kylie joined our team in February 2019. Her passion for hair started with her love of makeup and her desire to become a makeup artist. In order to be well rounded in the beauty industry, she pursued her cosmetology license and while in school, she truly fell in love with creating beautiful hair and all aspects of being a hair stylist.
Seeing the joy on her clients' faces when they love their hair is what Kylie loves most about being a hair stylist and this drives her to be the best she can be. She loves working with all types of hair and especially loves creating beauty with color. Kylie also has an insatiable passion for education and you will always find her expanding her hair knowledge/techniques whenever she has a free moment.
When Kylie is not in the salon, you will find her busy using her talents working on creative projects - whether its re-purposing old clothing or painting, she's always looking to create beauty. She also loves hanging out with her golden retriever, Rylee Kole, who she describes as her "mini-me" and best friend.
Kylie has been training with our team in the associate program over the past few months and we are excited to announce that she is taking new guests while completing the program at the following promotional rates:
Women’s haircuts = $28
Men’s haircuts = $18
Children’s haircuts (13 and under) = $14
Color retouch starting at $53+
Foils starting at $60+
Balayage starting at $80+
*Color prices above are starting prices. Price may vary depending on the amount of product used and technique*
Christina - Guest Services/Front Desk Coordinator
Christina is a native of Lafayette, IN. She moved to the Indianapolis area in November of 2016 when she married her husband. In July of 2017, Christina came to our salon for a haircut. During checkout at her appointment, Christina got to talking with the owners about being new to the area and really needing something to do with her time. It was as if all stars aligned, and a week later, Christina began working as our front desk associate.
Christina attended Purdue University for a few years, but ultimately, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette. She considers herself a “Jack of all trades” and enjoys learning as much as she can about anything and everything. Some of her passions include studying the Bible, crafting and scrapbooking, reading, gardening, camping, and fishing.
Christina loves coming to work and enjoys her job immensely. She has come to know many amazing people through working at The Alternative Hair Studio. Each day is a new opportunity to brighten someone’s day with a smile, conversation, or just a friendly hello. Christina loves all of the guests who come in to our salon, and she can’t wait for you to be the next person to come in, so that she can have a chance to brighten YOUR day!