If you saw Lori’s childhood collection of Barbie dolls all with short hair, you would understand that her passion for cutting hair began at a very young age. Today, Lori has turned something she has always loved doing into a successful career.
As a hair stylist at Ellebee Salon Studios, she focuses on men’s haircuts, beard trims and women’s progressive haircuts adapted to their
lifestyle, facial shape, and how they can style or manage their hair from home.
Lori also specializes in current hair color techniques and highlights, makeup and updos for special occasions (must book 3+ weeks in advance) as well as waxing of eyebrows, lips and chin.
Her services begin with a consultation where she listens to what her clients want and proceeds accordingly. Her friendly demeaner and attention to customer service make her someone you don’t mind spending time with while in the chair.
Lori earned a degree in cosmetology from Sherrill’s University of Barber and Cosmetology in Raleigh. Upon getting her license, she worked
for a national department store salon, was mentored by professional stylists and then opened a salon in historic downtown Wake Forest.
She was recruited by Paul Mitchell to become a trainer and full-time educator of stylists in the classroom and then began travelling and working hair shows. Her experience also includes managing a national chain of men’s and boy’s hair salons.
When her daughter Kelsey was born in 2002, she no longer wanted to travel and went back to servicing her clients independently, as she does today at Ellebee Salon Studios.
In her free time, Lori mentors young student leaders through her involvement in the East Wake FFA Alumni chapter and serves as president. She and her husband Stacy, have known each other since they were both in FFA at Zebulon High School. They’re thrilled to see their daughter entering some of the same FFA competitions today that they did back in the day.
Lori and Stacy have been married for nearly 20 years and live in rural Zebulon.
1701 South Main Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Please contact Kristin Riddick for additional information.