“Touching the world one haircut at the time ~ Lance Lappin”

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I was looking for salons near me and stumbled upon Lance Lappin Salon and Crystal Lake…

I was looking for salons near me and stumbled upon Lance Lappin Salon and Crystal Lake.   She fixed a botched haircut that seemed beyond repair and my hair never looked so good in my entire life. A humble, but true artist.

~ Jennifer L, New York City

Crystal is my stylist and I can honestly say that no one has ever made my hair look and feel more beautiful….You could not possibly be in more capable hands.

~ Carol Cook Brooklyn, NY

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Hair Stylist Crystal Lake And Model

How would you describe your approach to doing hair?

I approach each service as a creative collaboration with my client.  I aim for looks that are both fashion forward and functional.

Do you customize a hair color service for each and every client?

I like color that flatters natural tones in the skin and eyes and, hand painted highlights that enhance the haircut.

How would you describe your approach to creating updos and hairstyles for events?

Chocolate Brown Hair Color Ideas

Hairstyle and Makeup: Crystal Lake
Portrait: Marco Candela Michelus

I create updos that are soft, modern and balanced.

Do you have a type of hair service that you excel at?

Women love my blowouts of steel.

If you could give one tip to your client, what would it be? 

Basic shampooing skills are important (and widely misunderstood) so that you don’t end up with oily build-up on the scalp and dry ends.  Simply massage the scalp with shampoo and condition it from mid-shaft to ends.

What do you expect to be the upcoming hair trends in 2014?

90s/Glam Grunge

Layered Wavy Hair

Hairstyle and Makeup : Crystal Lake
Portrait: Marco Candela-Michelus

 “Can’t live without” product?


Products evolve and hair texture changes.  Lately, I love Davines hair-line and OI / ALL IN ONE MILK is an all time favorite.

What inspires your creativity?

People, culture, fashion, music, film, art.

Updo Hairstyles

Hairstyle and Makeup: Crystal Lake
Photography: Marco Candela-Michelus

When did you know you wanted to do hair?

I’ve always considered myself an artist and love painting and creating with my hands.  I fell into doing hair organically when I started cutting a particular group of friends hair in Austin, TX.  Things snowballed from there.

Describe your personal style

Bold layers, versatile enough to look both edgy and natural.  Strong bangs and sexy hair color shades. I love to create looks that are both glamorous and functional.  Practical hairstyles don’t have to be boring.



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