Mary is both the owner and a hairstylist here at Lavish Beauty Lounge. Mary has been doing hair in Chapel Hill for ten years before opening her own salon. After a couple of semesters as a nursing student, Mary discovered that hair was her true passion. Mary enjoys creating lived-in color using balayage and hair painting techniques. She also enjoys doing men's haircuts. She has had extensive continuing education, taking classes with Bumble and bumble, The Left Brain Group, Oribe, Whittemore House,V76, R+Co, and L’Oréal. Mary has also been an educator within the salon. She loves to make every client feel special, whether it's their first visit or they have been coming to her years!
Erica Davis has been doing hair in Chapel Hill since 2011. She is a native of North Carolina who graduated from both Appalachian State University and the UNC School of Law before attending the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill. Erica’s has a passion for making her clients look like the best versions of themselves. She loves a haircut that settles perfectly into your natural texture, or a balayage that recreates the highlights you had as a child. Her biggest influences are all things French and the fashions of the past. Styling is another passion of hers, so she would love to style your hair for a wedding, prom, or other special event. Erica has honed her skills by taking classes through Bumble and bumble, Oribe, R+Co, Whittemore House, and L’Oréal.
Hairdresser & Makeup Artist
Kat is our newest talent. She is young but motivated and ready to grow with us. Besides her passion for hair she also enjoys doing makeup looks. She loves to do all kinds of makeup, whether glam or natural, and enjoys doing makeup for special occasions, such as weddings or proms. She has been assisting Mary for the last year to learn all the tricks of the trade.
Hairdresser & Makeup Artist
Always knowing she wanted to work in the beauty industry, Annie started her career at an early age. She has taken part in training under industry leaders such as the Left Brain Group, V76, Vidal Sassoon, Bumble and bumble, R+co and Aveda. Along with being trained in hairdressing, Annie has extensive experience in makeup artistry that includes working New York and LA fashion weeks, Sundance Film Festival, Coachella music festival, and has been featured as the top makeup artist in Washington DC by Elle Magazine. Annie’s aesthetic is natural, believable hair and makeup and enhances beauty with a subtle, could-be-born-with-it approach. Let Annie brighten your day with her smile, zest for life, and artistry skills! *Annie is currently not accepting new clients*
She started her career in 2014 here in Chapel Hill. After she graduated from Aveda Chapel Hill she apprenticed and worked as a stylist to hone her skills and work on her craft. She is passionate about not just giving her clients healthy, beautiful hair, but a space for expression. When she is not in the studio, she is playing board games with her fiance, spoiling her three kitties rotten, and trying to keep her garden alive and well.