Lauren E. Hack and Vanessa Ungaro, co-founders of LAVA Beauty nourish vitality and expand confidence within women, transforming their inner beauty to outward radiance. As a team, they empower their clients to discover their true potential by cultivating real change with everyone they touch. They also have a passion for educating women on regimens to cultivate their overall beauty. Their clientele ranges widely in age and profession, from CEO’s to celebrities as well as an eclectic array of young professional women. Their work has appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Refinery 29, Elle, CEW, New Beauty, Well + Good, Dr. Oz Magazine, InStyle, Pop Sugar, Teenvogue.com, Yahoo! Beauty, Style Caster, Sports Illustrated, Glamour Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides.com, Bridal Guide Magazine, Style Me Pretty and has been seen on HBO, Cinemax, The View, Jerseylicious, and The Tyra Banks Show, to highlight a few.
"Together, we can awaken and nourish the light that lives within us all." L+V
Lauren E. Hack
Lauren is a deeply respected hair color specialist and Reiki practitioner, with over 15 years experience working in the city’s most prominent luxury salons as a senior colorist and instructor. She is dedicated to helping her clients unveil their true beauty — from the inside out. Lauren is best known for her vibrant blonde looks, striking reds, balayage work and corrective color.
Her approach begins with an in- depth consultation to discover who her client is - not just the look she desires. Lauren emphasizes the natural beauty of celebrities, models, fashion editors, and all women aspiring to look and feel their best.
Vanessa was born and raised in Brooklyn. Her experience assisting world-renowned artists from a young age has provided her with an invaluable education in styling fashion models and celebrities for the runway, red carpet and photoshoots. She specializes in precision dry hair cutting, blow dry styling and long-lasting makeup applications.
With her warm, calming and professional demeanor, Vanessa helps her clients feel pampered, relaxed, and comfortable about taking risks while acquiring a style that is easy to maintain and draws out their natural beauty. Vanessa also brings her expertise to the wedding industry, by giving her bride’s the confidence and nurturing care they deserve on their wedding day.