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Lh picLAURA HICKENBOTH
Owner / President

Starting her career 16 years ago, driven with a passion for teaching, Laura was early to the game. After earning her Cosmetology License she then graduated with her Master Instructors License at only 18 years old. Her desire to be on stage one day, presented her with an opportunity to audition with international product line Sexy Hair Concepts. She was accepted and became one of the youngest artists in the company.
Laura specializes in razor and scissor cutting, the art of barbering, formal styles, corrective extensions, multi-textured hair, up styling and make up. She puts these talents to use in her own salon, Premier Beauty Barber Lash Body in Edmond. She celebrates 6 years in business this May with a multi-service salon concept including both a barbershop and spa area. 

Her greatest passion is volunteering her artistic skills and professional expertise to individuals in need within the community. This altruistic sensibility inspired her to lead a salon that sets a new standard for the salon industry. Before moving to Oklahoma, Laura was partner in her first salon home for 3 years in Pittsburgh, Pa. Shortly after moving to Edmond, she noticed a great need for a salon that delivers a new standard. Premier is focused around dedication, excellence, continued education, most important, community and client focused. Premier has been involved with corporate philanthropy since the very beginning. For the last 4 years Premier has sponsored our very own Thunder Girls, and that’s not all, they also have partnered with:

 Thunder Cares

The Edmond Women’s Club

 The Care Center

 Dress for Success

 Chamber of Commerce: Women’s Network Makeover

 The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM)

Children’s Hospital Foundation: Style the 405 Fashion Show

 Laura's professional accomplishments started in 2010 as Sexy Hair Rising Star by Behind the Chair Magazine and named Sexy Hair Educator of the Year. Her tireless behind-the-scenes work in both print and runway has been rewarded with features in Beauty Launchpad, Behind the Chair, BE and Modern Salon Magazine. She has had the privilege of collaborating with major designers at NYC Fashion Week such as Athea Harper from Project Runway and Betsy Johnson.

Premier was honored with 2019 Edmond’s Philanthropic Business of the Year Award and Laura was The Business Times 20 under 40 young professional for 2017. Laura also served at the President of the Edmond Women's Club for 2018-19 term.

 


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