Beauty Entrepreneur, educator and talent curator Coral Lahiani was just four years old when she realized her passion for hairstyling. A Hyde Park native, Lahiani graduated from Wilfred Academy before working as an assistant for Bernard Johnson, son of the now Ultra Sheen dynasty. She went on to open her own hair salon, Good Hair Daze in 1995. With over 30 years in the industry, Lahiani soon developed the Coral Lahiani Institute for Advanced Cosmetology to educate young, thriving stylists on how to succeed through creative growth.
Throughout her career, Lahiani has worked with world-renowned brands such as Pivot Point and Joico, teaching advanced classes to industry professionals. She is best known for raising the standards of hair care, specializing in global hair textures with an emphasis on highly textured hair. Lahiani continues to host the Coral Lahiani Masterclass Series, an in salon masterclass experience for licensed hair stylists where she shares her scientific knowledge, inside secrets, techniques for globally textured hair. The best students from the series are then given the opportunity to intern with her for one year through her annual internship program.
Lahiani has been a hairstylist for top corporate executives and celebrities as well as women who want to embrace their inner beauty. Lahiani sits on the Board of Directors for Cosmetologists Chicago and currently runs her hair studio, near many of her clients, within the Salon Lofts located in the Fulton Market area of Chicago. She enjoys providing a good hair styling experience and spending quality time with family and friends through bonding over dinner or traveling the world.