STAFF

LAUREN DONALD

Lauren Donald, Owner of Bond Street Salon, is a Florida native with global salon experience. An industry leader, Lauren continues to expand her business by growing her network and continuing her education. Lauren is a Certified Sassoon Educator, which allows her to teach Sassoon’s fundamental cutting techniques to a new crop of stylists. She attributes much of her success to an industry defined by Sassoon’s iconic approach to hairdressing, and pays tribute to him by practicing under the name Bond Street Salon, paying homage to his first salon on London’s Bond Street, circa 1954. As a member of the prestigious Intercoiffure, an influential organization in the hair industry, Lauren is in the company of the leading and most powerful 1% of salon owners that set industry standards.

 

Lauren began her career at just 16 years of age, training and working with some of South Florida’s most renowned stylists. Lauren’s wanderlust first led her to London in 1996, where she immersed herself in her craft. She spent her days training under Vidal Sassoon educators; by night she absorbed the changing styles, fashion trends, and influences of one of the edgiest and most sophisticated cities in the world. It was this experience that would later lead to Lauren’s foundation for the philosophy behind Bond Street Salon.

Following her London Stint, Lauren moved to Los Angeles, where she continued to work and observe new trends and methods of cosmetology. She eventually left California and headed to Lugano, Switzerland, to continue her global education.

In 2000, she brought her skills and worldly experiences home to Florida, where she quickly developed a reputation as one of South Florida’s most talented hair stylists. Now an expert coiffeuse, the demand for her modern and chic approach to her craft grew quickly and led organically to her opening Bond Street Salon.

Since its inception, Bond Street Salon has been a culmination of Lauren’s travels, passion for artistic expression, and desire to share her abilities with up and coming stylists. The salon is a place where talented hair artisans can provide superior hair care for all hair types.

The elite environment and client-focused mentality holds stylists to a higher standard of performance, bringing out their unique talents and ultimately providing clients with an experience unattainable anywhere else.

Throughout it all, Lauren has continued to learn, grow, and develop. She specializes in cutting and styling, and remains focused on strengthening her personal craft, as well as her brand. She continues her education, currently attending classes with the Wella Academy in New York City to become a Master Color Expert. Lauren developed a complete Continuing Education Manual, 20 years in the making, designed to teach hair stylists to continue to master their craft and never become stagnant. Her life’s work is defined by helping hair stylists, old and new, perfect and master their art.

Most recently, Lauren developed a three-part haircare system which launched in 2013 and is now a national brand. Under the Sun is specifically formulated to protect hair from the elements of sun, salt, heat, and humidity. She uses the salon as a tool to formulate and perfect Under the Sun Shampoo, Conditioner, and Leave-in Conditioner. Lauren’s clients have fallen in love with her products, and they are available at Bond Street as well as online and from other retailers.

Under the Sun has given Lauren the opportunity to further her outreach within the industry she grew up in and has fallen deeply in love with. She maintains her passion for contributing solutions to hairdressers and clientele alike in the hope of cultivating new standards of beauty in an individual-oriented world.

The environment Lauren has cultivated at Bond Street Salon is true to her vision and has been revolutionary. As a result, Bond Street Salon is thriving as a leader and star in the industry, not unlike Lauren herself.

KRISTINA BLAIR

Kristina is a beauty industry veteran with 20 years experience and a color specialist, first and foremost.

Before joining the Bond Street team in 2013, Kristina’s worked at some of Palm Beaches’ finest salons, catering to a high profile clientele. Kristina’s keen attention to detail and aesthetic discernment make her one of Palm Beach County’s most sought after hair color experts, particularly with color correction, balayage highlights, and au’ natural sun-kissed looks.

A true hair artist! Kristina creates glamorous and creative up-do hairstyles for formal occasions, bridal events, or that “perfect blowdry” for your special event, or “boho braid” for just a night on the town.

Kristina is deeply passionate about education. She has master colorist and educator certifications from several of the beauty industry’s top companies. Kristina has always proactively maintained continuing education in her field, traveling up and down the east coast in search of new and current classes. She has had the pleasure to learn from, or work alongside Kim Vo, Guy Tang, Beth Minardi, and Jo Blackwell-Preston — as well as other renowned colorists.

Kristina believes in educating and informing her clients on what’s trending, as well as sharing the pros and cons of chemical treatments. A value shared with her team, making Bond Street the salon she calls home.

At home, Kristina loves to spend time with and style her daughter’s hair, of course, as they are her artistic muses. She and her family enjoy gardening together- another outlet for Kristina to watch her care, determination, and artistry- create beauty.

BIANCA BRATKON

Bianca is a cutting specialist at Bond Street Salon, where she has worked full time since March of 2011. Bianca’s experiences in the hair industry extend well beyond her proper education with Bumble & Bumble, L’Oreal and Vidal Sassoon, as well as her experiences working in other high end salons, but also into her youth. Bianca embraced techniques and styles utilized by her father, a well respected stylist and salon owner in her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. Bianca considers these early lessons to have been a precursor to the recognition she earned by the well-regarded Delray Beach Magazine as a featured stylist in 2015.

In an industry saddled with the misconception that to obtain beauty you must conceal or alter organic foundations to mimic popular trends, Bianca proves that true beauty is unleashed by harnessing it naturally. By not “fighting your hair,” Bianca creates styles that embrace the textures and uniqueness each client possesses. This technique permits her clients to have an exceptional cut with very minimal maintenance.

 

JESSICA MARIE NEY

Jessica is a Cut and Color Specialist with Bond Street Salon on “The Avenue” in Delray Beach. Having been born and raised in Sunny South Florida, she understands the impact that Florida’s weather, its sunshine and its humidity have on her clients’ hair. Jessica also understands a client’s need to have a stylist who listens and appreciates her or his input as they collaborate on a vision for the color and/or cut of the client’s hair.

Jessica’s attention to detail, along with her desire to achieve the best result for her clients, lends itself to her cutting and coloring abilities as she strives not just for perfection, but also for the perfect outcome for each client, based upon each client’s own unique sense of style and lifestyle.

Following Jessica’s graduation from the School of Cosmetology at Indian River State College, she had the benefit of being mentored by one of Vidal Sassoon’s protégés, who in turn helped Jessica nurture and expand her natural affinity for color creation and application. Jessica continues to broaden her color horizons at Bond Street Salon as she works with Director of Education Kristina Blair, who has assisted in fine-tuning those skills.

Over the course of her career, Jessica has become a shining star in the area of cutting and coloring her clients’ hair, as well as excelling in more selective techniques such as Balayage, Color Melting and the application and maintenance of hair extensions. She has also had the good fortune to be a participant in many editorial projects, which have given her the opportunity to share her skills with a team, learn from others and have a hand in one aspect of the beauty industry that many local stylists do not have the opportunity to experience.

RACHEL GEORGE

Rachel George, a native of Wooster, Ohio, studied cut and color at the Aveda Institute, where she graduated in 2014.Rachel worked as an assistant for 2 years under Bond Street co-owner and master colorist Marisa Guglielmo.

Rachel loves to work with blondes but is inspired by all hair types and colors.Overall, she prefers a natural aesthetic.Rachel is extremely creative and enjoys working with both men and women.She loves to do a complete transformation for her clients and is talented at color correction as well.

From Balayage to Extensions, Rachel uses her learned skills and creativity to give her clients a fresh, updated look.Rachel is also an expert at updos, styling curls and styling for events.In fact, she travelled to Los Angeles to style Real Housewives of Beverly Hills television personality Brandi Glanville for events Brandi was attending.

Rachel has found her home in Delray Beach and loves it here.She is truly a sun-kissed beach bum and spends as much time on the beach as she can.Rachel continues her education with both cut and color classes taught by Wella and other master stylists.

JACQUIE SENFT

Senft was born and raised in Florida as a child of five. Senft has had an educationally rigorous career as she began studying at and graduated from the Hair Design Institute- while then spending four years traveling with the Platinum Seamless Education Sales Team to become a certified educator for their brand.

Training under an apprenticeship with three time haircare business owner, sassoon certified and intercoiffure member Lauren Donald, Jacquie has become specialized in haircutting and extension application. She continues her education at Bond Street Salon weekly, honing existing skills whilst acquiring new ones to keep up with the ever evolving demands of the beauty industry. A new speciality she’s acquired is her ability to perform keratin treatments across all hair types.

But Jacquie’s skills don’t begin and end with the hair on your head. She has also gone through training to perfect the enhancement of natural eyebrows. She can perform a variety of services from waxing to lamination- each tailored to the needs and desires of her clients.

Her influences come from music and trends, and Jacquie strives to make each client feel as sexy and powerful as they can- empowering them from behind the chair. When she’s not in the salon, you can find her traveling and staying active- always adventuring and always learning- because according to her: “Every day is another opportunity to elevate yourself.”

LEXI LOZANO

California native, Lexi Lozano, is a Color and Balayage Specialist. She attended Palm Beach State College and was mentored by Master Stylist and Colorist James Parlier of Paul Labrecque, Palm Beach. Lexi was educated by Daniel Mason-Jones who’s mission is to help stylists create and define their own point of view by developing skills that set them apart.Lexi’s philosophy is to “let the beauty of what you love, be what you do.” She is a fashion enthusiast who believes in the significance of following current trends while also cultivating a signature aesthetic. When she’s not working, she is a beach lover with a deep connection to nature. She also enjoys researching holistic medicine and anthropological subjects. Lexi loves music, painting and travel and finds career inspiration in all of her pursuits.”

ALEXANDRA (ALEX) LOZANO

Originally from Stockton California. Alex is a former Apprentice to Bond St. salon Co-Owner Lauren B. She got her start in the Beauty Industry at Palm Beach State college where she obtained her Cosmetology license.She has since received advanced training by Wella, Oribe, as well as updo and styling training by Jenny Strebe ( Confessions of a hairstylist). Alex provides cut, color and event styling services for her clients . Using her advanced training and great communication Alex is able to create customized cut,color and styling for her clients. These customized looks leave her clients feeling confident and beautiful.

Being a twin she was born knowing the importance of team work which she utilizes in helping collaborate with her clients to insure nothing but stellar results. When she’s not behind the chair Alex enjoys Rock music , travel, painting , paddle boarding and playing her guitar.

Spending time in Alex’s chair will be an experience that will leave people asking ( who does your hair!)”

DANA WELCH

Dana was born in the great city of St. Louis, Missouri. She trained with the top hair design schools : Vidal Sasson, Toronto; The Aveda Institute, Minneapolis; Tony and guy, Dallas as well as American crew for men’s styling.Although she is classically trained in precision haircutting Dana see’s hair as a form of sculpture that evolves into a shape which flows into a form that she personally creates for each of her clients. She attributes her individualized style of cutting with her years spent living abroad.

She has lived in South America , Europe and South East Asia. Through the teachings of these different cultures Dana is able to connect with her inner self through meditation where she is her authentic self, living from her heart with lightness! Delray Beach has been her home for the past 17yrs. Dana has combined her impressive formal training and her life experiences into her craft of hairstyling. When she isn’t behind the chair you may find her working with photographers doing editorial styling.

Although she loves what she does she also has interests outside of hairstyling like cooking, learning about different wines, interior design, architecture, swimming as well as sailing.

Dana has built and maintained a healthy client list by Exhibiting dedication, knowledge, talent and care .

MARIAH POLANCO

Mariah Polanco is no stranger to South Florida or its hair: she, herself, being a Delray Beach native of over twenty years and graduate of local Atlantic High School.

She has a special affinity for working with curly hair as her hair journey began by struggling with her own. Coastal elements, heat and humidity, anyone? This is what initially lead her to Bond Street Salon. She sought professional intuitiveness and craftsmanship to help her perfect her texture and style, thus becoming a client of owner Lauren Donald’s. Expressing immense passion for hair and a readiness to get hands on experience in the industry, she in turn became an Bond Street employee, assisting the salon’s stylists while studying at Hair Design Institute in Boynton Beach.

Mariah is intensely passionate about education and color. After completing an extensive four year long training with Bond Street’s own senior colorist Kristina Blair and all of the stylists that have helped her along the way, one of her main career goals is to give back and eventually teach incoming assistants and stylists to become elite colorists herself. It takes a village, as they say.

She has found her particular niche in Balayage but is whole heartedly excited by the complexity of color science and chemistry. There is no color service she isn’t happy to execute for her clients because at the end of the day, she believes it is all about them. Above all else, she seeks to help clients express themselves through their hairstyle while maintaining the hair’s health and integrity.

ANGELIQUE STANFORD

Angelique Stanford, born and raised in Los Angeles, is a bi-coastal hair stylist with over twenty two years of experience in which she has trained over half a dozen assistants to thrive.

While she is a dry cutting specialist and innately passionate about color, she affectionately identifies as a “hair trauma therapist”. Being exceptionally skilled at color correction, she has made many a lifelong client by repairing and completely transforming their hair. A true master at bridging the gap between what has been left to be desired in the past and one’s own tangible hair.

Being able to manifest a client’s personality and inner beauty into reality is her number one goal.

Angelique is ecstatic to have found a home at Bond Street Salon with other likewise artists and creatives. Outside of work, she enjoys ceramic sculpture, painting and skateboarding. Rather than reveling in the pretentious, she appreciates the ability to create with her hands. She is not afraid of a challenge or getting a little messy and feels that being able to help clients become better versions of themselves is a gift. Approaching each client with individual thought and care, she is an expert at building rapport and relationships.