Lorena Martinez Valdes, Colorist

Lorena Martinez Valdes, Colorist, Maxine Salon Chicago

Lorena began her career at Maxine Salon in 2014 while attending cosmetology school and worked her way up to becoming a Color Specialist.  She collaborates with both her team and clientele for identifying the most current hair color trends. With continued education, she is always perfecting her craft to learn the latest tips and tricks to incorporate into her daily work. Lorena’s signature looks include balayage, bleach and tones, men’s grey blending and everything from bold fashion shades to subtle dimension colors. She loves bringing her clients’ imagination to life and describes it as the best feeling when they leave her chair with exactly what they’ve envisioned.

What is the best thing about working at Maxine? The best thing is how everyone has their own way of doing color and cuts and yet everyone is getting to a beautiful outcome. I love seeing and comparing everyone's personal touch. 

What do you do in your free time? Reading, checking out new places to eat, shows and movies, and looking to plan my next trip.

What was the best decade for hair and why? This current decade is my favorite because it has no start or end, trends are currently being recycled with a new name and you can walk into a salon and want a root touch up or have a full on make over. 

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