Amanda Suniga is going to spend her life helping people feel better, right now as a stylist, and someday as a registered nurse. Laid back care is her brand. So is blonde. She was locally grown in Dallas, so she knows every shade of the blondebow, but she’s not limited to that most Dallas hue - Amanda follows the trends carefully, keeps her skills on point, and is always learning. She went to school at Aveda Institute Dallas, and apprenticed at Dear Clark under Holly Dear and Kaycee Clark before going on to assist under a certified Great Lengths extension specialist. When she’s not making her clients feel bangin’ or in class pursuing her RN license, she’s outside, golfing, hiking, or walking Cedrick Benson Suniga, the most noble of short-haired brindle mutts.
Blanca May will beat you at arm wrestling. Blanca will drink you under the table, she’ll hold you down while you get a tattoo, she’ll kick your door in and make you go to a show, and she’ll do it all looking like stone cold badass straight out of 1980s MTV. She’ll cut your hair too. Blanca’s been a part of the Lost Hairdressers universe from day one and she’s been cutting and coloring since she could hold a pair of scissors and catch a ride to the Sally’s at Wynnewood Village. When she’s not classing up Victory Park, Blanca travels, dresses her boy Avi up like the doll that he is, opens bottles of red with friends, and makes the gentry uncomfortable at the Dallas Arboretum.
You’ve probably seen Brennen Lea’s work before. She’s on the vanguard of editorial styling, featured in Bloodlight and Bambi, Green Wedding Shoes, the H.E.R. Boutique: Fall/Winter 2015 Campaign, Elléments Magazine, Astonish Magazine, Leg Avenue: Monthly Campaigns for July through October 2014, and Harper's Bazaar Interior Magazine to name a few, so if you’ve ever wanted hair like in the magazines or fashion boutique ad campaigns, Brennen’s your girl. She honed her craft under various celebrity stylists and colorists in Beverly Hills and Hollywood but the innovation and talent at Lost Hairdressers keeps her right here in Dallas. When she’s not glamming her clients right the hell up, she’s hanging back with her husband, her son, and their two dogs. She also loves live music, dancing, and vintage clothes.
David Marek combines operatic drama with hometown charm. He’s a Dallas boy who studied opera performance before attending Paul Mitchell the School where, as a student in the advanced class, he worked the floor taking clients and establishing his early reputation. He worked his legendary blowout skills at Drybar, and after his apprenticeship he leveled up to a stylist at Lost Hairdressers where he’s been ever since. His elite skill and experience doesn’t stop him from putting family first. His mom is one of his most reliable clients. He’s also a cat-dad to Kitty-Boy and Millie, old babies at fourteen and twenty-two, and when he’s not pouring his love into them, he’s at the Dallas Symphony or the Dallas Opera indulging his passion for classical music.
This is chapter two for Emma Medland. Chapter one was in Northumberland, England where she apprenticed at an Aveda Lifestyle salon while attending North Tyneside College and traveling to the Aveda Academy in London. For the ten years that followed Emma focused on cutting, styling, highlights, balayage, color corrections, and men’s hair before opening her own salon in Northumberland, which she ran for four years before moving to Dallas and joining the crew at Lost Hairdressers. She’s certified in applying keratin bonded hair extensions in both Beautyworks and Great Lengths, was a regional finalist in the L’Oreal Color Trophy in 2012, and a grand finalist in London in 2013. She’s passionately curious; a traveller, an adventurer and an explorer of her adopted city.
Half of Hannah Nam’s heart belongs to Lost Hairdressers, where she has received most of her professional training and experience. The other half belongs to Dak, her gorgeous raven black pittie. When she’s not spoiling her dog, Hannah is plying her trade as a color specialist at Lost while advancing her skills at L’Oréal and Pony Studios. She’s the scholar of the crew, graduating from the color program at Lost Hairdressers faster than any other stylist, and winning a full scholarship to Aveda Institute for the Earth Month Catwalk for Water fashion show. She spends her Sundays at Watermark Church and the rest of her free time sipping margaritas in the shade while Dak runs the dog park.
Jason Hull knows a magic trick. He can be in two places at once, specifically, Dallas and Los Angeles. He calls both cities home, though his experience has been gleaned from working with stylists all across the country. A Master Cutter who worked his way from apprentice to Artistic Director in his fifteen years at Avalon Salon, Jason brings tremendous experience to Lost Hairdressers, his home base while he’s in Dallas. Over his time and travels he’s had the opportunity to work with industry giants including Tim Hartly, Antoinette Beenders, Van Council, Gerard Scarpaci, and Allen Ruiz. His work has also been featured on models during Fashion Week.
When Jessica Watts isn’t working on hair, she’s working on bodies. She’s a spin instructor who loves working out when she’s not traveling or spending time with her family (which includes three rescue dogs). Since completing the Tony&Guy Academy in 2003, she has specialized in natural textures and colors.
Jodi James is a glamazon warrior standing tall over Victory Park and fighting for her clients’ right to be beautiful. She did her training (queue the montage) at Paul Mitchell The School before a year long apprentice program at a salon in University Park. Now she fights the good fight at Lost Hairdressers where she’s been coloring, blonding, cutting, styling, doing makeup, and slinging product since 2014. Her mild-mannered alter ego enjoys Pilates, Dallas dining, and dazzling the town with her family and friends.
With decades in the game and experience all over the country, Kimmi Peacock is so much more than just a memorable name. She started at Toni&Guy, studied under Kaycee Clark and Holly Dear, and drew inspiration from Dallas icon Martin Pena. Her winding path has taken her from Dallas, to Colorado, to San Diego, and back to Dallas where she landed at Lost Hairdressers right at the beginning of the salon’s life. When she’s not dressing, cutting and coloring, Kimmi might be volunteering with her husband’s non profit, Youth With Faces, an organization dedicated to giving youth in the juvenile justice system a chance to develop the social, job, and life skills to rise above the cycle of poverty and incarceration.
Kristin Miller didn’t cut her Barbie’s hair. She wasn’t that girl. She didn’t see hairdressing as her destiny from an early age, but then while working her way through art school as a receptionist for Toni&Guy, she discovered her passion, so in 1999 she started training at Toni&Guy Academy and began her career assisting THE Guy, Guy Mascolo, at the Sherry Lane flagship salon. It must have been her destiny after all. Kristin describes herself as a wife, mother, standard poodle lover, dad joke aficionado, kick-ass cook, foodie, Pilates addict, hair nerd, and a houseplant serial killer. Don’t ask her to water your plants while you’re on vacation, but get her to dress your hair. Lady knows what she’s doing.
Lindsey Blair has seen a lot of horror movies, so she knows what to do with sharp objects. Originally from the Lake of the Ozarks, Lindsey now lives in Bishop Arts District, which many fine folks will tell you is the coolest part of Oak Cliff (which anyone will tell you is the coolest part of Dallas). She joined Lost Hairdressers in 2012 by way of the Toni&Guy Academy where she focused on cutting and styling. She keeps herself sharp alongside other industry elite stylists at Bumble and bumble’s Bb.University. When she isn’t cutting or giving you the best damn Brazilian blowout you’ve ever had, she’s indulging her passion for food, music and movies, or couching it with her Cavalier King Charles spaniel and her two black cats.
Marnie Doxey is living the dream. She bakes, crafts, and tends her garden in an adorable suburb with her adorable husband and daughter. That’s all outside of her day job where she lives out her lifelong passion. Marnie apprenticed with her own childhood stylist, Misty Moore, and has been professionally cutting and styling since 2012. After beauty school, she took a detour to the Ukraine where she taught English then returned to her home state of Utah where she worked at Hideaway Salon with her mentor, then Ella Bloom Salon, Spa and Boutique before moving to Dallas and joining Lost Hairdressers. She’s certified in color, cutting, eyelash extensions, waxing, and barbering, and her work was featured on the cover of Utah Valley Bride magazine. When she’s not working, Marnie is spending her time with her family and volunteering for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Sara Rice is your curl queen, specializing in curly, wavy, and thick hair. Sara has worked for Deanna Dipizzio from Salon Pompeo, Dallas legends Leslie and Jill Donavan, and the iconic Holly Dear and Kaycee Clark at Dear Clark. She’s a certified specialist in DevaCut, a process which shapes the hair while it’s in its dry and natural form and then transforms it through a botanical cleanse. That might sound like a lot of effort, but Sara guides her clients to effortlessly manage their locks at home because she believes hair should be easy. She likes a dose of the lazy life herself, which is why in her free time she likes to kick back, drink a little wine, and chill with the love of her life, Frijole the retriever/shepherd mix. That is when she’s not sweating it out doing Orange Theory workouts or working her ass off for her clients.
Service is Sergio Ortega’s lifeblood. He’s a former United States Marine, a YMCA soccer coach, a volunteer sever at Cornerstone Community Kitchen, and a mentor for Re:Generation, co-leading a step group for men in addiction recovery. With that same mission mentality, he’s been serving his clients since the day in 2001 that he walked out of Toni&Guy Academy. He apprenticed under Bruce Osgood and Jeff O’Neil and never missed a day. After working at Osgood O’Neil Salon for almost a decade Sergio founded Lure Salon in 2010. Now he’s on to new adventures with the passionate artists at Lost Hairdressers. He spends his off hours with his wife and four children, preferably enjoying nature and the outdoors.
Brenna Meier is an adventurer and a powerhouse. Originally from Topeka, Kansas, she attended the Toni&Guy Flagship Academy in Dallas where she earned Student of the Month several times for Top Client Retention, Top Revenue, and Top Retail Sales and graduated with a 4.2 GPA. After her apprenticeship, she returned to Kansas to help manage an $11 million property. No big deal. In November of 2018 she made the trip back to Dallas to work as Salon Manager of Lost Hairdressers. When she’s not making the world turn at the salon, she spends time with her daughter and her boyfriend and she travels the world. Highlights include solo sailing jaunts around the Greek islands and wandering the streets of Tokyo in search of the city’s best ramen.