I’ve been a successful hairdresser for 30 years. I attended the top advanced training schools in London; Vidal Sassoon, Trevor Sorbie, and Jingles. I studied with Irving and Louise Rusk and was an educator for them as well. From my experience, Hair Balancing is a unique and fascinating way of working with hair. After learning to be a practitioner, I now feel this is the way all people should have their hair cut. I find it is much more 3 dimensional than conventional modalities. It is true that my clients ‘balanced’ haircuts last 2-3 times longer because of this precise style of cutting. The hair feels surprisingly different and seems to suit individuals so perfectly. The training I received was exceptional.Anna A., Bellingham, WA
Thank you Laura! Joanne S. Walnut Creek, CA
Laura is the most amazing hair talent I’ve ever experienced. I have thick wavy/curly aging hair with a lot of gray coming in. I’ve spent the last 20 years fighting the natural tendencies of my hair, trying to make it go where I wanted it to go. I used color, heat and product to try to force my hair into looking good. It was always so frustrating because I always knew I had beautiful hair, but could not find a hairdresser to cut it well, so that it framed my face well and made me look good. Oh, the struggle! Until I found Laura. Immediately after my first cut, it was like heaven. Wash and wear. No heat, no styling, other than a clip here and there while drying to direct the energy….and my beautiful hair began getting more and more healthy, shiny and soft every day. Also the shape was fantastic, as it grew out for 3 months without touching it. I love my new relationship with my hair, thanks to the amazing Hair Guru, Laura Sullivan.Suzanne S., Bellingham, WA
I had long straight hair for most of 25 years, except for the few occasions when I risked a perm. The worst perm, where the hairdresser had to chop off all but 3 inches of frizz, had the upside of guiding me to Hair Balancing with Mercury Yount (I have no photos of that hair disaster). The first few balancings did not take much length as my hair was already so short. But immediately I could feel the trauma of the perm violation being lifted up and out of my hair. I felt lighter, less damaged, the healing had begun. Over time, all the perm was finally gone, and my own hair was growing in naturally curly! This phenomenon happens for many people who desire more curl and wave. Those who desire a smoother, sleeker result can program that request into the balancing. The amount of curl has varied over the last few decades influenced by humidity, stress, and the style of my hair.
This is just before the hair disaster and one year later
Cut #2 -”This time I wanted my hair cut significantly shorter, same lovely experience with Laura, same response to the cut and again it showed it’s true colors in the following days. Being shorter its behavior is even clearer and more critical since I don’t have the option of putting it up. It seems to want to make me look good, framing my face well with little coaxing on my part. Again many compliments. My hair had the sense of being content again, this time I’d go further to say it seems happy. I have the subtle but distinct experience of my hair as alive and integrated with me, not simply the stuff on top of my head I don’t look at. I’m looking forward to enjoying this cut for the full 6 months ‘til I see Laura again. Constance L.