The authority on precision haircutting.
Laara K. Raynier.
London born, celebrity hairstylist Laara Raynier boasts world class training with the industry’s hair icons. She began her love affair with hair in her native London, when she got her first Roger Thompson haircut at Sassoon's. The legendary Thompson was the first world art director of Sassoon's in the 1960’s. Thompson became her hairdresser and 10 years later while she was living in California, Raynier decided she wanted to become a hairdresser, and she wanted Thompson to teach her. He was the best in the world. Raynier knew the importance of an amazing haircut and knew she had to be trained by Thompson, she too wanted to be the best. He became her mentor and sent her to London to be personally be taught by his friend. master hair cutting teacher Donald McIntosh. After a year in London with Donald, Raynier returned to New York City where she was Roger Thompson personal assistant, She was personally taught by Thompson for another year. . In 1986 The Roger Thompson Salon at Barney"s New York opened and Raynier was a top stylist and educator there.. Working with and learning from Thompson Raynier mastered precision haircutting,
In 1998 Raynier moved uptown to work with the long hair Master Edward Tricomi at the Warren Tricomi Salon, she mastered long hair, cutting, blending, layering, styling and blow drying. She learned blowdrying and styling from Tricomi, because with Thompson no blow drying was allowed, the haircut had to stand on its own...
After seeing what kind of training was being offered to hairdressers, Raynier decided it was time people got the type of incredible training she had. Five years ago Raynier opened Mastercutter Academy, hair cutting workshops and private classes. Raynier teaches her signature "precision cutting " techniques in her monthly workshops and her one on one private classes. Stylists from Brazil, Hawaii, Australia, India, Germany & Italy have come to NYC to train with Raynier, as well as stylists from all over the U.S. Raynier also teaches in California and Miami and is available to travel to your salon to train your stylists & assistants. Read the rave reviews on the at www.MastercuttterAcademy.com