The Team

Lynn Griglin

Owner/ Daymaker

Lynn has been in the industry for 40 years (wow..) and the passion of working with people, and creating a look to make them look and feel their best is as strong as it was on day one. She has always been interested in fashion and looks for inspiration where ever she can. Magazines, nature, architecture, just to name a few. You just never know what can inspire you. 

Lynn spent the first 2 1/2 years after graduation training under the direction of Vidal Sassoon in Chicago. The discipline and knowledge is something she will have forever.  

The past 13 years she has been an educator for Paul Mitchell. She's had the privilege to work next to this industries most iconic artists. Lynn was asked to join "Task Force," which meant she was the Distributors Color Coordinator and trained the educators in color for the Illinois Territory. She has since been honored with the title of Premier National Educator for the Paul Mitchell company. Being a salon owner allows her to take years of experience and put it into action. 

Meet The Stylists

Stylist / Daymaker

Alise Buckhmeier

Growing up in Miami, there was eye candy from all over the world to influence Alise’s style. She started playing with hair 2 decades ago, but before that she had worked in kitchens and photography studios. Put it all together and shake it up, you end up with The Kitsch’n Beautician.

Since 2007, Alise has been painting and whittling hair at Twisted Scissors Chicago. Giving clients some pep in their step is the name of her game. Any style, from precision cuts to the shattered lines of a wiggy cut are all part of Alise’s versatility. Brunette’s have always been a huge part of Alise’s life behind the chair, right along side redheads, blondes and a rainbow palette. Alise was Named Best Colorist for Brunettes in Chicago Magazine Aug/2011.

For more than a decade, Alise has been an active enthusiast of Children With Hair Loss. The organization provides free hair replacement for children under the age of 21, with any medically related hair loss. Alise is able to fit children for hairpieces and adjust them for a customized and comfortable look.

Alise brings a unique skill set to NWI and is eager to become a part of her new community!

Hayley Borowski

Stylist / Daymaker

Hayley found her passion in hair and make up at a young age and fell in love with making people feel beautiful. She was educated and licensed through Tricoci University where she had the opportunity to grow and prepare for her career.

 Hayley started out as an assistant and maintains her passion as a stylist at the Lather Lounge, where she was introduced into the culture of the Paul Mitchell Systems. She came to the lather lounge equipped with knowledge as well as prior training in hair extensions. She finds joy in getting involved with the community by participating in charity events.

 Hayley’s goal is to help every single client not only look beautiful on the outside, but feel beautiful on the inside. “There’s nothing more satisfying than knowing you were able to make someone’s day.” Let Hayley be your day maker at the Lather Lounge.

Veronica Avila

Stylist / Daymaker

Veronica graduated from the Paul Mitchell School Chicago and has been in the beauty industry for over 7 years. Since graduating from the Paul Mitchell School,her love of making every single one of her guests look and feel beautiful, has only continued to grow. Education has always been a must for her, leading her to become an educator for the Paul Mitchell company. Since becoming an educator she continues to take advanced education classes to always keep her at the forefront of what’s in style. She has assisted several of the artistic directors of the company. She travels to attend several trainings throughout the year while still working full time behind the chair. 

Zoe O'Dea

From the time she was a young girl. Zoe was fascinated with hair, makeup, and beauty. From standing on a stool to assist her mother in coloring her hair, to styling her friends hair for school dances, Zoe’s passion for cosmetology had come alive. She was thrilled to turn her passion into a career as she started school at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in 2018. She’s excited to bring her skill set to the Lather Lounge. Zoe’s goal is to give each client the attention and expertise they seek to keep them looking and feeling their best. “My passion doesn’t come from beauty standards or trends, it comes from the joy I get in helping others feel their best selves.”