Photo by Lindsey Erhart of LuLu Charmed Photography.
Photo by Lindsey Erhart of LuLu Charmed Photography.

Lori’s Specialties:  Designer Cuts, Color Application, Dermologica Skin Care, Styling.

Lori’s Story


As one of Rapid City’s most in-demand beauty professionals, Lori is the only stylist at SALON ONE to earn the highly-coveted Master Designer II designation because of her long list of devoted clients. As the salon’s most tenured cosmetologist, Lori’s longevity and dedication has provided ample opportunities to attend lots of specialized training in cutting, styling, Redken hair color, and Dermologica skin care.

Despite her busy schedule, Lori has also found the time for a little fun styling for television, stage, and the movies. She’s done hair and makeup on the movie sets of Liar Liar, Dragonfly, and Secretariat, along with the TV show “Born to be Wild”. Locally, she has worked on costume design for two Broadway plays at the Rapid City Civic Center.

When she’s not forging Rapid City fashion trends, Lori enjoys other creative outlets such as painting and crocheting. And she’s really good at them too. In fact, whenever anyone at the salon needs something crocheted, they turn to Lori for help. It was her grandmother who sparked her interest in crocheting. Lori says her grandmother could create the most intricate and elegant designs imaginable. To date, Lori’s most difficult crochet projects include a lace teacup and saucer and incredibly elaborate Anime costumes she created for her daughter and her daughter’s friends.

Lori feels fortunate to have such an exciting and ever-changing career with the rewards of helping her clients look and feel special.

What was your first car?

My first car was a turquoise 1962 Ford Falcon with pink dingle balls in the windows and a hole in the floorboard so that you could have stopped like Fred Flintstone.

If you could spend one week anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I always wanted to go to Egypt and see the pyramids, the Nile, and the Tombs of Pharaohs.

What was your favorite trip or vacation?

When I took my two children to Disney World and Sea World.  They don’t remember the trip but I will forever remember it a very special time in our lives.

You can’t buy hapiness but you can buy ice cream, and that’s kind of the same thing.