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Life & Work with Lindsay Osborn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsay Osborn.

Hi Lindsay, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Ever since I was a young girl, I loved hair. I would style all my barbies and then kk Ed on to my sisters. I had most of my friends or sister friends over whenever there was a dance, homecoming, prom and do everyone’s hair. It was such a fun rush for me. I graduated high school and went to a local beauty school in Ventura. I graduated and worked in a wonderful salon called Cleo Hair Salon. This is where my love of formal styling transformed. I would work every weekend doing formal styling for events, weddings, bar mitzvahs. I learned so much in those early years. I learned about people more than I learned about hair some days. I loved learning how to create calm in the midst of high energy or even high-stress moment while also making someone feel their best. I moved on from Cleos to work more privately and travel for events all over California and even the occasional Mexico wedding. I currently work in a beautiful studio suite in Calabasas at Bungalow21. Here I can accommodate my clients with a more private experience given the Covid-19 changes, this has made my clients feel very safe and secure. My weddings in 2020 sure did transform, but like everything else in this industry we adapt and transform to the times. I was lucky enough to do so many beautiful “micro” weddings in stunning backyards with the closest loved ones and fabulous hair.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Struggles are always opportunities to learn, grow and reevaluate. I have had to navigate each bridal party’s needs and sometimes that can be a challenge. Expectations for a very special day are very high. So managing those can prove difficult. The key is to not take it personal. Give realistic expectations. This isn’t about you or your ego, instead, let’s find a way to make everything work out, and if we can’t find that, I am lucky enough to be surrounded by so much talent, we will find the right fit for you. Learning that you are not for everyone isn’t a failure, it’s a strength. With that being said, when I find that my skill set doesn’t accommodate your needs I usually dive into conquering that new skill. For example, years back I was a horrible braider, like bad, and now it’s some of my most beautiful hairstyles that I offer. In this industry, you are constantly Embracing a new trend or change and adapting is just part of the course. If I’m being perfectly honest with you, my wedding and event business grew the most out of a time of extreme personal growth in one of the most challenging parts of my life. I learned I needed to hold onto what I was passionate and continue to blossom and grow and I continue to do so.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a hairstylist who specializes in bridal and event hair. I am known for my beautiful formal styles, bohemian braids, and soft relaxed updos. I am most proud of my relationships with my clients. I am proud to have built this business on word of mouth and referrals. I am also very proud of my work with more difficult hair that stats flawless through any event.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Humility, education and adaptability.

Pricing:

  • Bridal styling prices start at 250
  • Guest styling 95

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