Readers’ Choice: A cut above the rest

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Photo by Maria Young

When SPR reached out to Sherry Lanphear about being the Readers’ Choice for top hairstylist, the news caught her a little off guard. She thought someone was pulling a fast one on her. Nope, this is the real deal.

“Well, that’s amazing,” Lanphear, who performs her hair services at Laurentius Salon, 815 Christian St., said. “I wasn’t aware that [the voting] even happened. I am very honored.”

The 43-year-old took hair styling classes as a high school student, and went on to get a teaching degree. She went on to teach others about hair, but decided she was destined to be a hair stylist. It also helps that the Girard Estate resident, who is now 43, loves being part of the Laurentius Salon team.

“There is no other salon in the city that runs quite as nice as this salon,” she said.

Women make up the majority of her clientele, but Lanphear said she doesn’t discriminate. Men, children and all others are welcome.

When a client sits in Lanphear’s chair, it’s all about making sure they leave feeling good about themselves.

“When they look better, they feel better,” she said.

Magic Shears styled in second while several others gelled in third.