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Lulu Tru prides itself on experienced, welcoming  staff. We are always looking for passionate team members to join us. 

Interested in Holistic Beauty and Wellness? Connect with us at

Dawn Patterson | Founder & Manager

Dawn worked in the optical industry as a Licensed Optician for nearly 20 years. Although she enjoyed working with patients she knew it was time to move into a career that was closer to her heart. She became very passionate about health and wellness almost 12 years ago when her father was diagnosed with an incurable lung disease.  It was through this research for herself and her family that led her to the idea for Lulu Tru. She will continue to make sure Lulu Tru offers as many natural products as possible so that you can have the chance to improve the health of you and your family!


Jasmine Dryer|Expert Stylist

A Brown Aveda graduate, Jasmine’s expertise in coloring, cuts, updo’s, and make-up application give her the well-rounded mind she needs to create a unique look for each individual client. Jasmine loves working with blondes and has expertise in extensions. She will offer you the education you need to re-create that “just left the salon” look every day and the proper way to take care of your hair to make sure it is living up to its full potential. 

Emily Vacik|Expert Stylist

Since graduating in 2009, Emily has become a well-rounded stylist perfecting her color and cutting techniques.  Emily is also certified in Hot Heads Hair Extensions, Deva Curl cuts, and X-treme Lash eyelash extensions.   She enjoys educating clients on our organic products and how they can improve the health of your hair, skin, and nail.

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Lauren Pike| Designer Stylist

Lauren graduated from Brown Aveda Institute in 2013. Lauren has since been a color specialist with extensive education in balayage, color correction, and highlighting. She’s so excited to be creative and most importantly make people feel great about themselves!

Laura Bedoya| Nail Expert

Since graduating from the Brown Aveda Institute in 2012, Laura continues to master the art of nail color.  Whether you are looking for a single color, classic french, shellac, or nail art, you will never leave dissatisfied.  Her number one goal when performing manicures or pedicures is to provide her clients with an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation.


Becca Merlino|Massage Therapist

A 2015 graduate from the Pittsburgh Technical Institute where she learned the techniques necessary to deliver deep tissue, relaxing, pre-natal, and sports massages.  Becca’s energetic personality along with her understanding and passion for massage help her to customize each session to a client’s specific needs.


Alaina Strever | Advanced Esthetician

Alaina graduated from Casal Aveda Institute in 2022. She has always loved natural and organic skincare, which led her to Lulu Tru. She loves helping others overcome their skin problems and love their skin. Her goal is to make everybody feel relaxed and at their best. She specializes in customizing skincare treatments to each individual’s needs, including facials, microdermabrasion, massage, and waxing.

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Christina Meyer| Front Desk Coordinator

Prior to joining the Lulu Team, Christina was a dance instructor for nine years. She uses her previous experience in teaching to educate others on the benefits of healthy living through holistic wellness. 

Sara Zimmerman|Expert Stylist

Sara graduated in 2015 from Brown Aveda as a designer stylist with a passion for hair color, cuts, and special occasion styles. Sara is detail oriented and always works to ensure her guests are receiving the utmost care and attention while in the chair or receiving eyelash services. She knows how important it is to feel and look beautiful and is coveted for her skill and talent in ensuring her clients leave completely satisfied. 


Aly Pollari| Designer Stylist

Aly has been creating memorable experiences since graduating in 2010. She is highly prized for her meticulous attention to detail whether it comes to making her clients look and feel beautiful with a new cut, color, or style or a wonderful set of freshly painted nails. Aly enjoys all aspects of her career and is particularly fond of pedicures.


Rachel Hlad | Nail Designer

Graduating from Paul Mitchell The School Cleveland in 2019 with her full cosmetology license, Rachel’s love for nails has brought her to Lulu! Experienced in nail care, her precise and gentle care leaves clients feeling fresh & relaxed. 


Maddie Bean| Nail Designer

Maddie graduated from Brown Aveda in 2019 with her Cosmetology license. While going to school, she also received her eyelash extension certification. Early on she learned her passion was for nails and eyelash extensions. She loves all the little details and intricacies involved in polishing nails and putting on eyelash extensions. She was drawn to Lulu Tru because of the calm and relaxing atmosphere, as well as for the natural and effective products. “I love helping clients to feel relaxed and beautiful!”


Rylie Pucel | Esthetician

Rylie has always been passionate about skincare, which led her to become a graduate of Brown Aveda in 2022. At Lulu Tru, she specializes in facials and skincare. She is certified in microdermabrasion and enjoys educating her clients about how it can transform their skin. She also fills her schedule with face and body waxing, ready to help you feel smooth and hair-free. Her favorite part about being an esthetician is getting to know her client’s needs. She creates customized skincare goals and tailors her services and product selection to their needs. She loves the cozy atmosphere Lulu Tru offers and adds a fabulous presence to the environment. She is sure to help you feel relaxed and revitalized!

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