Today we’d like to introduce you to Laura Buenrostro.
Laura, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
As a little girl, I knew I wanted to do something with beauty products lol as crazy as it sounds. I went with my mom to her hair appointment and as soon as I walked into the salon and I absolutely knew that I wanted to work behind the chair. I loved everything about a salon’s atmosphere, smell, hair tools and most important I get to create different looks on costumers. The thought of working in a salon excited me and I couldn’t wait to become a hairstylist.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I started cosmetology school in 2001 and have been a stylist for 18 years. I became an assistant first for a year and tried to learn as much as I could from the talented stylist I worked for. Then I became a commission stylist and worked long hours to try to build my clientele so I can then become an independent stylist. I was so excited to be able to be independent after a year. I use to look thru magazines all the time and I was obsessed with MTV music videos and I always wondered how could I work on set? How can I get to work on these projects? I got so lucky to have met an amazing talented artist Brittany Moody that brought me along to work beside her on so many different projects. I was so inspired and was beyond myself that I was on set and I got to see how everything worked, and how shoots where created. To see my work on magazines or on video was such a dream come true and such an accomplishment. Working on so many different projects and getting to meet new people, it motived me to always keep educating myself by taking classes, observing people’s techniques and always trying new things. You can never stop learning in this industry and that is why I love it so much.
In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
We are always going to have challenges in our career but that’s a part of growing. What I have noticed is people’s unrealistic expectations and how it has been obscured with social media. Us artist want to show and enhance everyone’s individual beauty. Everyone’s individuality is beautiful and we should just have fun playing and trying new makeup techniques or change your hairstyle or color. Not try to look like anyone else but be the best versions of us we can possibly be.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I have worked on YouTube tutorials for Kat Von D and Sephora. My work has been featured on expressions magazine and LA Times to name a few. But you can see most of my work on Facebook and my Instagram page.
- Address: Divine Salon
1520 N. Mountain Ave
Ontario CA. 91762
- Phone: 909 4565866
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @lalas_hair
- Facebook: Hair madness by laura
- Other: @divine_salon
Emileen Bernal, Brittany Moody, Tara Buenrostro, Ps Photo Media