Who Is Coral Lahiani

A Hyde Park, Chicago native, Coral Lahiani is a hair stylist, educator, beauty entrepreneur, and business coach, with nearly 40 years of professional experience. In her own words, “I guess you could say I was a child prodigy, I cut my first bang at age 4, gained my first weekly client by age 9, started my professional career as a shampoo assistant by age 14. By 16, I was Bernard Johnson’s of the famed Ultra Sheen Dynasty’s assistant, and by 18, I was licensed and working at the beautiful Nieman Marcus salon at North Michigan Avenue, Chicago.”

After 10 years of working retail and private salons, Coral Lahiani felt she had learned enough to give salon ownership a try for herself and has done so for nearly 30 years. Coral has been performing next level hair color, cuts, organic extensions, and hair styling in Chicago ever since.

Coral Lahiani has hosted beauty and fashion events, performed platform work at tradeshows as well as taught advanced hair color classes to licensed professionals working with renowned companies like; Joico, Pivot Point, Premier Beauty, Jordan’s Beauty Distributors, and Cosmetologists Chicago, and Salon Lofts.

While serving on the Board of Directors for Cosmetologists Chicago, owners of "The America's Beauty Show" Coral worked hard to promote equity and inclusion for the Black Hair Industry. Creating campaigns that promote growth and development for diversity in the beauty space.

Today Coral is the proprietress of The Coral Lahiani Institute for Advanced Cosmetology; an institute devoted to delivering continuing education for licensed cosmetologists through a well-curated curriculum, focusing on proven science, classic and modern techniques, and career success through entrepreneurship.

Coral also hosts the Coral Lahiani Master Class series; an in-salon one on one specialized masterclass experience for licensed hair stylists where she shares her inside secrets, techniques, and knowledge.