09 Sep 5 Minutes With NAHA Winner Lauren Moser
We are thrilled to be welcoming Lauren Moser to the Aveda Institute Madison on September 28th. Lauren is a 2015 North American Hairstyling Award (NAHA) award winner in the texture category. She will be spending the day with our cosmetology students helping them improve their skills in cutting kinky and curly hair. Read our Q&A below with Lauren.
Q: WHERE IS YOUR IDEAL VACATION SPOT?
LAUREN: I travel a lot for work, so if I am on vacation I need it to feel very different than a work trip. My ideal vacation is ANYWHERE on a beach or at a pool with no schedule. I love to be in the sun reading book and relaxing with my family.
Q: WHO DO YOU WATCH FOR INSPIRATION? HOW DO YOU STAY INSPIRED?
LAUREN: Our industry is full of creative minds that always inspire me to think outside the box. But if I had to name one person I watch for inspiration it would have to be my partner Rodrick Samuels. He is the hardest working person I know. He motivates and inspires me to be the best that I can be. I stay inspired by pushing myself to grow and try new things. By taking myself out of my comfort zone and learning new techniques I am always inspired to create looks using what I’ve learned.
Q: ON A PERFECT DAY I SPEND IT…
LAUREN: Shooting my work. I love the creative energy being on set with my team.
Q: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
LAUREN: The key to success is to show up early, leave your feelings at the door, and smile all the time, especially when you don’t want to.
Q: WHO ARE THE TOP 3 STYLISTS YOU WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH?
Q: HOW DO YOU USE YOUR TALENTS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
LAUREN: In addition to helping my clients love their hair, I look forward to going on the road to share what I have learned so that young stylists can learn from my mistakes, as well as my triumphs.
Q: HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN BALANCE?
LAUREN: Balance is different for everyone. Most people would look at my life and not see balance at all, but I love what I do, so next to my kids, hair is my priority. Whether I am working behind the chair, on the road teaching or working on set, or practicing on my mannequin, I am always thinking about work. I find balance in making time for the little things family dinners at home, pajama Sundays, and at least 3 family vacations a year. My balance doesn’t come in free time, it comes in productive energy. I am happiest in motion, living life to the fullest and accomplishing all that I can.