The Lather Lounge

THE MISSION

At The Lather Lounge we believe that through team work our highly trained staff will give you the quality service that you deserve. We believe in the importance of continued education to keep us on the cutting edge of fashion. Most importantly, we believe that you are the number one priority. Spoiling you is not an option...it is a way of life. Let The Lather Lounge be your Daymaker.

THE VISION

The Lather Lounge will support our team members in their path to success. We are dedicated to making education for our professionals a priority. The Lather Lounge enjoys success by making the dreams of our staff and clientele come true.

LYNN GRIGLIN         OWNER/DAYMAKER

Lynn has been in the industry for over 30 years (wow..) and the passion of working with people, and creating a look to make them look and feel their best is as strong as it was on day one. She has always been interested in fashion and looks for inspiration where ever she can. Magazines, nature, architecture, just to name a few. You just never know what can inspire you. 

Lynn spent the first 2 1/2 years after graduation training under the direction of Vidal Sassoon in Chicago. The discipline and knowledge is something she will have forever.  

The past 13 years she has been an educator for Paul Mitchell. She's had the privilege to work next to this industries most iconic artists. Lynn was asked to join "Task Force," which meant she was the Distributors Color Coordinator and trained the educators in color for the Illinois Territory. She has since been honored with the title of Premier National Educator for the Paul Mitchell company. Being a salon owner allows her to take years of experience and put it into action. 


VERONICA AVILA                STYLIST/DAY MAKER

Veronica graduated from Paul Mitchell The School-Chicago. She is driven and dedicated to making each and every guest leave the salon feeling beautiful, relaxed, and walking like a super star! Her passion for color inspires her to always want to learn new techniques and share the excitement of it with her guest. "Being a hairdresser is an art form. I believe every stylist here is extremely talented artists. I am beyond excited to now work along side such talent."  


MELISSA QUINTANA           STYLIST/DAY MAKER

Art has been a passion of Melissa's since she could remember. Over three years ago she decided to pursue her career and enroll in Paul Mitchell The School-Chicago. She quickly fell in love with her new canvas-HAIR! In September of 2013 Melissa joined The Lather Lounge team. She immediately knew this would be a perfect fit. Melissa's natural talent for art allows her to accelerate in all the latest and greatest trends in the beauty and fashion world. Melissa believes every guest is an opportunity for greatness. Everyone deserves to have great hair!


David mCcormick            STYLIST/DAY MAKER

David McCormick – has been practicing the art and science of cosmetology for the last decade; seven years ago he was introduced to Paul Mitchell, that's where the love affair began. Paul Mitchell is (and always will be) dedicated to making our world a more beautiful place. His passion for the beauty industry has taken him down many educational avenues: including master classes dedicated to hair-cutting, hair-coloring, texture service and college for business. 

David considers himself a liaison to beauty; by helping the client discover their inner-beauty and expressing it through their look. He also believes that one should always feel beautiful and pampered in the salon. He is here to make your day!

            David believes in Paul Mitchell Systems and the “Day-Maker” culture. It is through his beliefs and The Paul Mitchell family that David met Lynn Griglin who welcomed him to The Lather Lounge Team. At The Lather Lounge we believe that through team work our highly trained staff will give you the quality service that you deserve. We believe in the importance of continued education to keep us on the cutting edge of fashion. Most importantly, we believe that you are the number one priority. Spoiling you is not an option...it is a way of life. Let David at The Lather Lounge be your Day-Maker.


Katie riordan - make-up artist

From early on, Katie’s passion has been to entertain and help people feel their best, and look their best.  She finds beauty in every aspect of life.  It is no surprise to Katie that she finds herself enjoying  building her career in the beauty industry. 

For the past three years she has been working as a freelance makeup artist in Northwest Indiana/ Chicagoland area, specializing in special events and bridal.  Continuing education is a high priority for Katie.  Over the years, Katie has attended many makeup workshops, including Ryder Makeup Labs and private classes with Nicole Wagner, of Powder, Inc. 

“There is something about being part of someone’s special day and making them feel their most beautiful that I just can’t get enough of!”  Katie’s goal is to make every single person feel their most beautiful