LAUREN KUNIJO

Company:Kenna Kunijo
Position:Co-Owner & Stylist
Age: 30

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

Houston, Texas.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN CHARLOTTE AREA?

7 years.

TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOU?

I come from a close, but small family. I love to explore new cities, countries and foods. I laugh a lot, mostly at my own jokes though. I am kind of a secret science nerd; one who shops too much. I am passionate about my career and spend a lot of time educating myself on new brands, techniques and styles.

DURING YOUR TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR A COMMUNITY ACTIVITY OR PROJECT, WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?

I can remember it like it was yesterday; I was volunteering my services at an event geared to helping people get back on their feet. There were a lot of families as this was in August near the beginning of school. I had just finished cutting the hair of two children when a woman walked up to me in tears. She was so grateful for what I had done, because she was afraid her children wouldn’t feel ready for their first day of school. So I my small way, donating my time, I was able to touch a family.

IN YOUR OPINION, HOW DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY?

I feel it is my duty, because of the gifts or talents I have been given; to donate my time and end each day knowing I touched the life of another.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTEREST?

I love to craft, explore foods, workout and laugh.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE THAT YOU STAND BY?

This is corny, but my father used to always tell me “responsibilities before privileges”. I was always so annoyed by this growing up, but it has truly helped me grow my business and keep my life in check. I tell myself this almost every day.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS?

I see myself along side my friend and business partner Kenna Ehman, owning a business, inspiring others, giving back and working every day towards being a professional bad ass!

CAN YOUR SHARE ONE THING THAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

I have always wanted to hang glide, over mountainous terrain, open air, in peaceful silence.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU USED YOUR PASSPORT?

Some great friends and I toured Italy and immersed ourselves in the culture. The amazing bonus was getting to tour the home base of Davines (the line of products I carry in my salon).

WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?

I’m a math whiz.

WHO IS YOUR HERO?

In business my hero is my father. In love it is my mother.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

Crash the Chatterbox.

WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?

Beauty and the Beast.

WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW?

I wish I could remember, honestly this last year has been an amazing blur.