Welcome to Part Two of the Sunday Series, with LRN Beauty. It’s so important to us that we continue to lift the people around us up during this pandemic, especially our wedding vendor family! If you missed Part One with Lauren Schaefer, click here to check it out.
This Sunday we are talking to Lauren Paglionico of LRN Beauty.
Lauren Paglionico is a deeply respected hair color specialist who is dedicated to helping her clients unveil their true beauty — from the inside out. Paglionico has over 20 years experience working in the city’s most prominent salons from John Barrett at Bergdorf Goodman to Warren Tricomi at The Plaza Hotel & Madison Avenue.
Today, Lauren is a partner at Studio 522; Where Beauty Meets Art and Art Meets Beauty. She is best known for her vibrant blonde looks and balayage work as well as emphasizing the natural beauty of all women aspiring to look and feel their best.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your business:
My name is Lauren Paglionico and I have worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years. I am a master colorist and the founder of LRN BEAUTY. LRN BEAUTY represents a select group of hair and makeup artists. No matter where our clients are located, our services can be provided in any location across the globe.
How has the COVID19 pandemic changed your life? How has it changed your business?
As a New Yorker, I am always on the go. It feels very strange to have your life just come to a halt! But I always try to find the positive in every situation. Although this experience has been difficult, I am enjoying my time with my husband and our dog. As for my business, my team and I are unable to work from home as our services cannot be provided while maintaining social distance.
How have you been able to adapt your business to the new “way of life?”
This new “way of life” has opened me up to a new way of connecting with my clients. Because we are service-based, digital and social media has always come second. Now we are able to give all of our attention to connecting virtually. Beauty tips on IGTV are becoming the new normal. My team has also been doing Zoom consultations for brides-to-be who are unable to have their trial.
Will you start doing business differently, once all of this is a distant memory?
This has been such a precious time, I imagine we will all start doing business a little differently. I hope we come out of this more compassionate with an appreciation for our daily life.
Have you felt your community rally around and support your business or similar businesses?
I have a 100% felt community from my industry. No matter what industry you are in, we are in this together.
What are your biggest takeaways from dealing with COVID19 as a business owner? What about as a human in general?
I want to come away from this experience with deeper relationships and a deeper understanding of who I am and who I want to be. I have always loved beauty but now I view beauty as a catalyst to help others.
Where can people find you?
Are you a wedding vendor who would like to take part in the Sunday Series, or know someone who does? Drop us a line!