Julia is a Seattle native and is a Co-owner of Lancer and Lace Salon. She believes in empowering the artistic talent of Lancer and Lace and creating the best customer service for every guest at the salon. She is a men’s hair cutting specialist with her education at Gary Manuel Aveda Institute. Before becoming a stylist, she graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor Degree and then began to pursue her passion of beauty and business. She loves to use her skills behind the chair and as owner to instill confidence and beauty for every guest who comes through the door.
Katie is the Creative Director/Co-Founder of Lancer and Lace, Seattle's premier boutique salon. From humble beginnings, Katie was born and raised on a 260 acre ranch outside of Bend, Oregon. With creativity, skill and eye for art, she moved to Seattle in 2008 to pursue a career in gallery curating and art restoration, but in 2011 decided to explore a career in the beauty industry after a local business woman inspired her to follow her passion of helping others feel comfortable and confident with their own natural beauty.
Soon after graduating from Gary Manuel Aveda Institute as an Esthetician she began her first solo business venture specializing in natural, customized eyelash extensions. It wasn't long before Katie had built a healthy following and a reputation for providing high quality, natural looking eyelash extensions and the best lash care education. She even developed a unique "wrap technique" that allowed the extensions to last longer, up to 4-5 weeks, providing greater value to her clients.
In 2015, Katie teamed up with friend and hair stylist, Julia Anderson (Managing Director/Co-Founder of Lancer and Lace) to begin planning their very own high-end boutique salon. In December 2016, after securing a prime 2,200 square foot space in the heart of Seattle's Belltown Neighborhood beneath the Insignia Towers, and enduring a lengthy build process, Katie and Julia were delighted to open the doors of Lancer and Lace with a team of artists who are gifted specialists in their particular crafts.
Close to two years later and Lancer and Lace is going strong with 10 unique artists, including two talented lash specialists who were trained by Katie, maintaining a high standard and great reputation for healthy vegan lashes that are long lasting. Supporting Katie's reputation for the best lash care education, Lancer and Lace encourage their lash clients to use the locally inspired, Lash Garde (coming to Nordstrom in Fall 2018), which is uniquely oil free and safe to use on eyelash extensions.
Nidia began her career in Los Angeles as an industry makeup artist in 1997. In 2008 she decided to expand her platform and attended Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy and upon graduating she landed an apprenticeship under a top celebrity colorist. During her apprenticeship she fell in love with the highly specialized hair painting technique Balayage, since then has been a Hair Painting specialist. Nidia combines her love of art, makeup artistry and Balayage methods to create bespoke looks for each client. Nidia returned to her home town of Seattle in 2014 bringing her craft and enjoyment of creating new looks for each person that sits in her chair.
Camille is a passionate Manicurist who has been working in this field for over ten years. She truly enjoys working in this industry because she has a natural joy for skin and nails. She channels her incredible skill to make every guest feel fully rejuvenated and satisfied once they step back out into their worlds. Camille has acquired a wide range of education in her area and will be providing a Butter London trained experience.
Hank began his artistic journey studying fashion illustration at FIT New York City, then transitioning to hair artistry and design. Since then he has worked extensively in the industry. He has spent 17 years working within the industry in cities like Los Angeles and Honolulu, and as a stylist behind the chair for 10 years. Coming to Seattle, he sees the diversity as the perfect place to settle down and continue his journey and talent working with all types of hair. He specializes in using non-ammoniated bleach for dimensional color which a more subtle lift but is more gentle on the hair and its health.
Men’s grooming specialist, Adrienne began her career in Austin, TX where she committed to years of comprehensive training and education. Adrienne's passion for tonsorial arts is passed down by a family of hairstylist. She has been submerged in men’s grooming from an early age and intends to keep the craft alive.