A Hyde Park, Chicago native, Coral Lahiani is a hair stylist, educator and beauty entrepreneur, with over 30 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-girl by age 14. By 16 I assisted Bernard Johnson, of the famed Ultra Sheen Dynasty, 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 just that for over 20 years. She has been providing next-level color, cuts, organic extensions, and hair styling in Chicago ever since. Today, as an educator and talent curator, Coral Lahiani has taught advanced classes to licensed professionals working with renowned companies like; Joico, Pivot Point, and Jordan’s Beauty Distributors. Coral is the proprietress of The Coral Lahiani Institute for Advanced Cosmetology; an institute devoted to continuing education for licensed cosmetologists through a well-curated and creative curriculum focusing on science and career success. Coral also host 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.