Lauren Donald, co-owner of Bond Street Salon, is a Florida Native with global salon experience. At just 16 years of age, Lauren began her career by training and working with some of the most acclaimed stylists in South Florida’s most renowned salons.
Lauren’s wanderlust first led her in 1996 to London, where she immersed herself in her craft. She spent her days training under Vidal Sassoon educators, and in the evenings 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 foundational 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, leading organically to Lauren’s founding of Bond Street Salon.
Since it’s inception, Bond Street Salon has been a culmination of Lauren’s travels, her passion for artistic expression and her 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 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. Although not yet completed, Lauren is in the process of developing a comprehensive Continuing Education Manual, designed to teach hair stylists how to continue to master their expertise and never become stagnant. In the meantime, she has made an ongoing commitment to teaching and personally cultivating educational experiences for not only her staff but a community of South Florida salons and hairdressers as well.
Lauren is currently in the process of accomplishing a life-long goal to become certified as a Vidal Sassoon Educator. She attributes much of her success to an industry defined with 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.
Most recently, Lauren developed a complete hair care system, Under the Sun, which launched in 2013 and is now a national brand. Under the Sun is haircare for coastal living, specifically formulated to protect and work with the elements of sun, salt, heat and humidity. Lauren uses the salon as a laboratory to formulate and perfect Under the Sun Shampoo and Conditioner — as well as a Leave-In Conditioner — that are in production. Her clients have fallen in love with her products, which are available at the salon as well as online and from other retailers.
Under the Sun Hair Care 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 for the past 11 years. As a result, Bond Street Salon — along with Lauren Donald herself — is thriving as a leader and industry star.