About Lakshmi Hair Studio
OUR UNDERSTANDING is that beauty is not just an aesthetic journey, but a personal one as well. While traveling in India, fellow travelers mentioned an herbalist by the name of Lakshmi - named after the Hindu goddess of beauty and abundance - and simply pointed her location out on our map. Two weeks later, we serendipitously found ourselves atop a cliff in Varkala overlooking the Arabian Sea, experiencing Lakshmi’s Ayurvedic treatments. Lakshmi embodied the quintessential independent woman with a true desire to utilize her skills to benefit others. She not only excelled at her craft but also in expressing her passion for beauty and sharing her knowledge. That profound meeting and experience would change both of our lives and inspire us to create Lakshmi Hair Studio.
OUR PHILOSOPHY is that beauty is an art to be mastered, not just an exterior appearance. It is the union of the aesthetic and emotional, resulting in confidence and ultimate bliss.
OUR PASSION for creativity and expression is matched by our desire to be honest, humble and giving to our community. As the goddess of beauty and abundance, Lakshmi has inspired a sense of karma in our business.
AT LAKSHMI we believe that it’s not just about a stylist behind the chair with the right tools in his or her hands, but rather an open-minded innovator.
About Our Founders
Co-Owner. Master Stylist. Colorist.
In 20 plus years of professional styling Danielle has evolved from lead instructor at the Aveda Institute to salon owner whose intuitive cutting and coloring skills have earned her a following better described as devotees than clients. She is known for creating lush, classic styles with a slight edge. Having trained at Vidal Sassoon, Redken, Bumble & Bumble and Wella in addition to Aveda. Danielle has been featured on TLC's Makeover Story and Fox TV as well as in Philadelphia Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, IVillage for L'Oréal and Allure Magazine in 2012 and 2014. When she is not behind the chair she spends her time coaching the Lakshmi stylists. Danielle is a wife and a mama to two amazing kids that keep her inspired and grateful. She is also a yogini and seeks creativity from a world of travel, writing, cooking and making natural remedies.
Co-Owner. Master Stylist. Makeup Artist.
Robin has been transforming and creating looks for 30+ years. Her dedication to the beauty industry and entrepreneurial spirit began as a freelance hair and make up artist for fashion, editorial and advertising. This experience allowed her work to be published in national and local magazines. As co-owner of Lakshmi Hair Studio she continues to pursue her passion for hair and is committed to sharing her knowledge as a mentor, teacher and leader. Robin has been recognized as “Best of Philly” for cutting and invited to the judges panel for the 2016 regional Wella Trend Vision awards. As a stylist behind the chair she continues to exercise her experience and skill by creating precision cuts and polished looks for her clients. Through out her career she has trained with industry leaders such as Sassoon, Bumble&Bumble, Wella and Kevin Murphy as well as other beauty influencers.
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do" - Rumi