I SET OUT TO CREATE A NEW BUSINESS MODEL THAT WOULD GIVE RISE TO THE INDEPENDENT ARTIST & LIBERATE SALONS FROM THE WAY BIG BRANDS DID BUSINESS.
Aryn Detres, Founder of The Left Brain Group has over 20+ years experience in the beauty industry consulting for brands like Bumble and bumble, Hairstory and Reverie.
Aryn’s instinctual ability to anticipate shifts and trends has allowed her to forge a path of her own; creating a new and sustainable business model supporting independent hairdressers. Her entrepreneurial spirit, desire to be exceptionally unique, reverence of artistry and valued relationships, allows Aryn to push the boundaries of innovation and leadership within the industry.
She continues to expand the breadth of her own creativity by producing one-of-a-kind events such as Bayou St. Blonde, Hairnomicon, Texture vs Race Summit and groundbreaking media including ‘The Content Contest,” a reality competition show on Instagram.
In 2023, Aryn launched her first virtual Master Class, Ready to Educate? Where she shared her special sauce and roadmap to those hairdressers ready to break into and through the world of indie education.
Born 2023 and written, directed and produced by Aryn Detres. An interactive hair experience designed to reveal your inner artist through storytelling, hair performances and music installations.
TEXTURE VS. RACE SUMMIT
The industry's first texturally inclusive hair show imagined and created by Keya Artistically Neal. Aryn and the LBG worked behind the scenes producing the multi-day event of DEI, demos, stage work and hands-on.
BAYOU ST. BLONDE
Born 2016 and dubbed a 'hair-cation," as the industry's first immersive hair experience, showcasing 15+ Artists while traveling to different locations throughout New Orleans.
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women-owned and operated
the women who run shit
championing indie artist since 2015
our artists are our muses
Taren has been a hairdresser for over fifteen years. She owns Rio Rose Hair Studio in Sacramento, CA and loves helping people to feel beautiful and liberated through their hair and the way they wear it.
In addition to hairdressing and researching clean beauty, She specializes in web design, elevating digital marketing and brand consulting for small businesses and creative entrepreneurs (queue Aryn Detres and the LBG).
It's her mission that independent stylists and beyond feel empowered and able to run a very successful business knowing that their digital presence is on point. She also loves to help people clarify their personal brands and create web sites that feel authentic and draw people in.
Here at the Left Brain Group, she is our Product Concierge, Model Scout, Web Designer and Content Creator.
Kristyn Wink is a Baltimore-based hairdresser and mentor with two decades in the professional beauty industry under her belt. In recent years, She has narrowed her focus to become a haircutting specialist, opening her own private cutting studio in a historic
1800s carriage house.
In addition to cutting, Kristyn is deeply passionate about education, professional development and entrepreneurship in the pro beauty space. When she’s not working, Kristyn can be found relaxing at home with her husband and their dog, Dash. She enjoys traveling,
visiting museums and just about anything else that feeds her creativity and love of design.
Kristyn is thrilled to be bringing her passion for the professional beauty industry to her role as Education Manager and Agent with the Left Brain Group.
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