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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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delaney

Delaney Harper is a professional stylist at Luminosity Studio that practices hair, makeup, and eyelash extensions. “Uncle” is a long-running nickname with industry friends, referring to her down-to-earth, yet encouraging & light-hearted nature. Uncle D dabbled in eyelash extensions for eight years before becoming a Master Stylist at Blink Beauty, and ten years in hair & makeup artistry, exploring everything from soft, long-lasting airbrush makeup (for weddings/portraits) to creating prosthetic illusions for video productions. Word on the street is that she’s currently working on her own makeup line!

Early Years

Uncle Delaney is Sassoon Certified for precision hair cutting and has learned from a wide variety of mentors in creative color theory as well as color correction.

She worked at Method Hair in Austin, TX for several years, including an apprenticeship until she later moved to Melbourne, Australia to further her education in progressive ingredients and European influenced minimalism.

“I believe less is more when it comes to a daily routine. I want to guide people into an easy maintenance program for themselves, even if that means breaking layers of bad color and negative self image. Goals can range from growing long, healthy curls or finding an edgy signature look that introduces your lifestyle to your self-expression!

My style of lashes is lightweight and natural looking, with enough pop to make you feel put together in the morning or after a long day in the sun.

I like to celebrate natural hair textures and can offer ideas that can make you feel brand new, even things that might seem like ridiculous ideas to you. I encourage all my clients to feel comfortable in sharing their hair inspo with me so that I can learn more about them & what their ideal style as. Uncle Delaney is always down. Please come by for a consultation or allergy test, I’d love to meet you!”

 
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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.