Growing up, Vanna Imler always enjoyed looking at fashion magazines, watching TV shows and movies. Seeing all those glamorous movie stars and models set her down the path to becoming a professional stylist. “I realized I wanted to make people look great like that,” she said. After graduating from Merrel University in Jefferson City 21 years ago, Vanna began working at LaSienne — she’s been there ever since. Vanna said she loves working at LaSienne because everyone there has the same vision, which is to work as a team and constantly improve their education to better serve his or her clients.
Vanna also likes the fact that many LaSienne stylists have been around for many years. “We are a family,” she said.
Giving back to the community is also important to both Vanna and LaSienne. Vanna has enjoyed working with some great causes and organizations to help raise money, such as Women in Business, Dreams to Reality, Men of the Club and a fashion show for the American Heart Association.
Vanna considers her specialty at the salon to be working with hair color. “It's so cool that even one foil of color can make a dramatic change in any style,” she said. Her customers seem to think it’s pretty cool too.
“I love developing relationships with clients and seeing their transformation,” Vanna said. “It's a great feeling to see them look great and having them tell you they like what you have done with them.”
Clients often ask her how they can get their hair to look like she originally styled it. Vanna said most of the time they weren’t using the right products. They will have better results if they use the same Aveda products that she uses in the salon.
One of Vanna’s favorite memories with LaSienne was styling at New York Fashion Week. “It was such an amazing experience to do the hair on runway models that were seen all over the world on TV, in magazines and on the Internet.”
When Vanna is away from the salon, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies and TV, looking at magazines, browsing Pinterest (follow her here!), shopping and traveling — she loves going to the ocean.
Thanks to Vanna for all her years of dedication to her clients!