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EMILY

Emily is the owner of Luminosity Hair. She has been behind the chair for 10 years and also spent a number of those years as an educator in color. Over the past decade she has honed in on her skills, while adding her own person flair. She enjoys doing natural looking color and cuts that are low-maintenance. Finding the perfect balance for you and your hair’s needs.

She really enjoys getting to know her clients on a personal level and is honored to be a small part in so many people’s lives.

You’ll also find the love-of-her-life, Frida, at the salon too. She is the salon mascot and will more than likely greet you at the door with a wagging tail.

 
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Amanda

Amanda has been behind the chair for over a decade. In that time, she has cultivated a passion for working with the many textures of hair that nature has to offer. Her signature hairdressing techniques are specifically designed for each individual. Positive self image, natural texture, and lifestyle are the cornerstones of her beauty perspective.

After spending a number of years as an educator with Kevin Murphy, Amanda learned that hair products could not only be effective but healthy. A love affair with ingredients quickly ensued; goodbye flat irons and toxic product- hello essential oils and omega fatty acids!

As her career matures, Amanda spends her days unleashing the true beauty of natural heads of hair. She continues to reject society's artificial and unrealistic beauty standard and believes wholeheartedly in the empowerment of the individual.

 
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Christina

Born and raised in sunny California, this down-to-earth girl made Austin her home in 2011. With over 15 years behind the chair, Christina's passion for creative growth continues to drive her in perfecting her craft through post-graduate courses. She has worked with Vidal Sassoon, Kevin Murphy, Ramirez Tran, L'anza, Redken, Wella, Schwarzkopf and Paul Mitchell.

Christina enjoys unleashing the unique nature within every client. Inspired by her California roots, she specializes in creating natural hues - that notorious color only a summer under the sun can promise. Embracing every texture, she prefers to work with hair in its natural state. Her relaxed, intuitive approach allows her to create effortless, flattering looks without compromising the hair's integrity or the necessity of over-styling. Christina strives to have a positive impact on each client, dedicating her time and attention to every individual in hope that they leave feeling renewed and more self-confident.

 
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Rachel

Rachel specializes in short cuts and natural, low maintenance cuts and colors.  She loves puzzles: working with cowlicks, bringing fullness to fine or thinning hair, and repairing cuts and colors that may have a checkered past.  She loves working to maximize all textures of hair, whether the hair is waist length, above the ear, or anywhere in between.  Having grown up in Oregon, she understands the necessity of weather-proof haircuts.  Her other passion is event styling, including updos, braids, curling iron sets and more.

Rachel began cutting hair in high school.  By time she was a freshman in college, she was cutting hair for most of her dorm.  Three weeks after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, she enrolled in beauty school.  She had fallen in love with hair styling: getting to talk with all kinds of people, working with her hands, being creative… she loved everything about it.  

After graduating beauty school she worked in a Pittsburgh salon for almost four years.  In those four years, Rachel jumped full force into the local, national and international industry.  She travelled with her salon to continuing education classes in Budapest, Lisbon and Los Angeles.  She also worked with local designers and merchandisers on photo shoots, including doing hair for Modcloth and for local runway shows.  She also dabbled in the competitive hair scene.  Some of her accomplishments include winning the Sebastian What’s Next Awards (a styling competition featuring stylists from all across North America) and winning a scholarship to the prestigious Sassoon Academy.  Following her wins, she began educating in salons and schools throughout Pennsylvania and New York representing Sebastian Professional and Wella.  As an educator she received training regularly in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and Miami.  Highlights include doing hair for Christian Siriano at New York Fashion Week.

Rachel moved to Austin and spent four years at Jose Luis Salon.  In her early Texas years, she also taught classes across Texas, focusing on thinning hair, mens’ cuts and updos. She has continued to travel for her own education, including visiting the Sassoon Academy in Toronto in 2014, spending four days in London at the HOB Academy in 2015 and seeing the Croatian Zgat team in Sacramento in 2016.

When she’s not behind the chair, Rachel can be found walking, swimming and eating all over Austin with her husband, Richard, and her baby boy Samson.