MEET THE TEAM
Josie became fascinated by the art of hairdressing after being born into the business. From an early age, she recalls riding her bicycle to her father's salon, LaBara in Michigan where she would watch her father in awe, completely mesmerized by his passion for haircutting. She soon realized she wanted to devote her career to the same craft which led her to begin formal training as a teenager.
Over the years Josie's artistic pursuit has led her into many venues from fashion runways and television sets to wedding venues and other special occasion settings. Her passion to always learn has taken her on many travel adventures where she has studied abroad mastering cutting and styling techniques and pushing herself to go beyond the limits of her comfort zone in order to grow.
As a stylist, Josie values building a deep connection and has built a loyal clientele that loves her and her work. She is committed to helping everyone enjoy their beauty inside and out. In late 2018, her passion, and energy manifested a dream into reality when she opened her very own LaBara Salon in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta. It's a place that is hers, a place that embodies beauty. It's a place that allows Josie to feel fierce and free while making hair beautiful!
Lindsey’s love for doing hair started at a young age styling the hair of all her friends. At 15, she landed her first opportunity in a salon as a shampoo girl, which allowed her to see that doing hair wasn’t just for fun, it could be a career. Once graduating high school, she enrolled in the Aveda Institute in Philadelphia where she graduated and received her cosmetology license in 2004. Since then she has taken her talents from Philadelphia to Denver and now Atlanta at LaBara Salon.
Throughout her career, she has mastered the art of dry cutting and creating soft, effortless styles in addition to creating customized color, and hair extensions. Outside of the salon, she has expanded her talents to numerous shoots including photo, television and HD Film.
Lindsey truly enjoys the salon atmosphere and the one on one relationship she gets the opportunity to build with clients. With a natural eye for beauty, she is committed to customizing a style that’s 100% true to you. She strives to make each client feel and look their best from the inside out.
Born with a passion for creativity and a dream to bring out the potential in others, Jennifer’s career in beauty was fated. After instantly falling in love with hair and makeup, she pursued Cosmetology - a platform that would launch her career in the beauty industry now spanning 16+ years.
Jennifer’s experience has launched a successful career from all aspects of the industry forming her knowledge and expertise. She started at the salon level as an apprentice and built a foundation of skills that led her to train at Paul Mitchell. From there, she went to work behind the chair as a stylist specializing in color, hair extensions, bridal and session styling. Her work has graced the runways of New York Fashion Week as well as beauty publications across the US. Her passion for the industry then led her to the corporate side of beauty leading sales, marketing and education for top salon professional brands such as Moroccanoil, Goldwell, KMS California, and Lanza Healing Haircare.
Now, as part of the LaBara team, Jennifer was recently named the Best Hair Colorist in Atlanta by Jezebel Magazine, and plans to continue to grow professionally and creatively in Atlanta. In the salon she specializes in creating the best hair you have ever had! With a passion for long hair, and an expert eye for Hair Extensions, Hair Color and, Smoothing Treatments she prides herself in creating the best version of you using the hottest trends and techniques.
Amanda’s love for hair started at a young age where her earliest memories are of going to the salon with her mom to get her hair done as a child. She was inspired by the atmosphere and the beauty that happened in salons and set her mind to becoming a hairstylist when she grew up.
In 2015 Amanda made her dream come true by attending Cosmetology school at the Aveda Institute in Tallahassee, Florida. She gained her Cosmetology license and started working at a prestigious salon in Tallahassee where she worked as an assistant to stylist for two years.
In 2019 Amanda relocated to Atlanta and joined the LaBara Salon team where she is a part of the LaBara Apprentice Program to pursue a career as a stylist. This opportunity allows her to work as an assistant under Master Stylist’s and take advanced training classes to further her education, polish and perfect her skills as she continues to grow at LaBara. As part of the program, she accepts clients on Wednesday as a New Talent Stylist.
Amanda is extremely passionate about hair and aspires to grow at a fast pace with her passion leading the way. In the salon, she loves transformations and making people feel beautiful about themselves. As a Florida girl at heart, she has a thing for blondes, boho braids, and beachy hair.
Jessi Lauren Byrd
Jessi Lauren knew from an early age that she would be an artist. From painting to writing to playing with hair and makeup whenever the opportunity provided itself, she has always had a talent and passion for beauty. This truly blossomed as she grew up as a child competing in the pageant world in Alabama. Throughout high school and college, she was the girl classmates and friends consulted when there was an event that needed anything beauty related. After exploring college, she couldn’t ignore her longing to pursue a career she was passionate about, so she chose a career in Cosmetology.
Jessi Lauren attended the Aveda Institute in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated in September 2015. After obtaining her Cosmetology license, she returned to her hometown of Dothan, Alabama to work. She then relocated to Atlanta and joined the team at LaBara Salon in January 2021.
Jessi Lauren has a wide range of knowledge in all areas of Cosmetology and is dedicated to providing the latest hair trends and treatments. Her true love is balayage, extensions and blondes. She has been certified in several extension methods and loves to help her clients enhance their natural beauty with this knowledge. She is an experienced stylist and is committed to providing clients a pleasurable salon experience and exceeding their expectations while forming a bond from behind the chair.