• Karen Hackett

Chit Chat Sesh: Portfolio's Lacy Wurster Talks About All Things Aveda!

Head shot of Hair Artist Lacy Wurster

I am super happy to share my latest interview with Portfolio's very own Lacy Wurster, Hair Artist and newly appointed Aveda Ambassador - so now I have a "partner in crime" to join me in teaching our colleagues about all things Aveda!

Check out our conversation below, and make sure to stay tuned for a more in-depth podcast on our conversation to come in the future. Not-quite-a-spoiler-alert: In our podcast, we'll be talking more about a remarkable trip Lacy took several years ago as part of her Aveda journey. Trust me, you won't want to miss it - it's an amazing story and experience! Perhaps you'll catch the hint in her interview below!

Why Aveda for you and what inspires you the most about Aveda?

Gosh, there are so many - LOL!

First, being a Nutrition Therapist, I value not only what I put in my body but what I put on it as well. I would never recommend anything but the cleanest ingredients for my nutrition clients as well. Aveda’s dedication to make clean, sustainable, and globally-aware products coincides with my standards.

Aveda’s mission statement inspires me because they do what they say. There is nothing superficial about it. They care for the world they live in, from the products they make, to the way they give back to society. For example, we celebrated Earth Day on April 22, and every year Aveda raises money to donate to charity: water. This organization supplies clean water to various countries around the world in need. India being one of them.

What’s your favorite part about working in an Aveda concept salon?

Everything - the smells, the positive vibes, the continuing education.

What do you like best about the newly reformulated Smooth Infusion line?

I like the more comprehensive approach. I like the versatility of of the products for wavy, curly and straight hair clients.

How are you using it on guests and do you have a favorite product from this line?

I use Smooth Infusion Style-prep Smoother on the majority of my clients. It does wonders for hair in humid climates like ours here in PA.

While we’re touching on favorites, do you have a “GOAT” Aveda product?

Same - Smooth Infusion Style-prep Smoother and being a curly girl I love Be Curly Curl Enhancer and use it on most of my curly clients.

Cuts and colors - what’s your passion when it comes to cutting and coloring services?

I love precision cutting and also funky cuts that allow room for creativity, like the shag, mullet, and the wolf style haircuts. I’m obsessed with reds, greys, and blonding.

So, you’re a newly appointed Aveda Ambassador - what do you enjoy the most about this role?

Education is in my blood and something I am super passionate about. I have taught nutrition, ESL in Peru, and now I get the honor of educating my co-workers on all things Aveda.

What do you like to do when you’re not behind the chair?

I love fishing, kayaking, snowboarding….but not in PA (wink wink!) and anything music and painting.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I am thrilled that my path has perfectly placed me in the position of an Aveda Ambassador. I look forward to growing and learning in this position.

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