Lauren started her styling career in Hollywood where she styled stars and icons like; Beverly Johnson, Kendall Jenner, Keke Palmer, American Idols, and America’s Next Top Models. She spent years on music video sets, styling ads campaigns (NYX cosmetics, and Jenna Hipp for Costco – to name a few), and working on magazine editorials.
As glamorous as that Hollywood styling life was, it wasn’t for her.
When a Hollywood executive came up to Lauren and said, “I wish I were a celebrity so you could style me.” a light bulb went on.
Real women needed style too. In fact, they needed it more than celebrities.
In 2009, Lauren kicked the stars to the curb and started her Personal Styling business where she transformed television executives, writers, producers, entrepreneurs, mothers, and wives – women just like you.
Here is what a few of them had to say!
I feel confident at work. Thank you.
– TAMERA F, LIFETIME
My fashion makeover with Lauren was like therapy. She got to the core of my insecurities and because of my new wardrobe, I am far more confident in both my personal and professional life. I never realized how often I chose phone calls over face-to-face meetings until I had outfits that I felt good in, and I WANTED people to see me in! She is so much more than a stylist; she’s a game changer.
– SHANNON R., PRODUCER
Lauren is beyond amazing at what she does. Not only does she have a great eye for style, she knows what to pick, choose and style for your own tastes. Simply put, Lauren styles you to be the best version of yourself, and I would be lost without her. Every time she styles me I always get a huge boost of confidence, own any room I walk into and look like I’ve dropped 10lbs. She rocks!
– SAYEH P., ENTREPRENEUR/THE OFFICE STYLIST
Hiring Lauren was a game changer. She completely opened my eyes to an entirely different part of my life… fashion. The confidence that a person gains both personally and professionally is incomparable from what I call “The Lauren Experience.” I never really noticed what a big part fashion plays in our personal and professional lives through the power of presentation. I will tell you something, if you aren’t noticing now; you are the only one who isn’t.
I feel amazing when I walk into a business meeting knowing that I’m the best-dressed person in the meeting. In my line of work it’s incredibly important, I think it’s incredibly important in any line of work that a person is in, but mine especially. I’ve sent girls that I’ve dated to Lauren, and it’s given them at least an additional two points on the scale of 1 to 10!
What is so amazing about the Lauren experience is that she understood me, as a person, she didn’t try to turn me into some fashion douche bag. She “got” me. She tailor made (no pun intended) a look that was designed to fit my personality, my profession and who I am as a person. That seems to be what she is good at, “getting people” and customizing their individual style. I personally have no idea how to shop, and Lauren took all that guess work and confusion of going to the mall for me. To do all of my shopping in a few hours at one location? Ah-ma-zing.
She also was able to get me into some things and looks that I would normally never even think of, but having tried them have now, claimed them as my own. Now I use her for every event that I attend and everything I wear basically. She’s the best there is. Period and I trust her implicitly with my image.
– RYAN O., HOLLYWOOD TALENT AGENT
It was so great working with Lauren! I got many compliments from the second the guys walked in. Amazing. I wore the black leather pants and hearts top to work today. I got several compliments on that too! I’m on fire. It matters. Woo hoo!
– NICOLE N., TELEVISION PRODUCER AT FOX
The fact is I’m a super busy person, and the thought of having to go from store to store and pick out outfits for myself is extremely daunting, let alone the decision making involved and wondering if a particular piece of fashion is going to look good on me. Lauren saves the day in a number of ways.
1.) She saved me money by doing the shopping for me.
2.) She saved me time, which is money.
3.) She got me hooked up with some seriously good-looking threads. I mean I really look forward to putting on what she picked out.
4.) The clothing she picked out actually gets worn. I can’t tell you how much clothing I have bought in the past that never gets worn due to impulse buys or picking out something that didn’t fit right. Everything gets used, so it is a much wiser investment. Her team is so top notch and organized!
– ANDY S., ARTIST
I just wanted to say thank you again! 🙂 you wouldn’t believe how many people have stopped me in the last few days and asked where I got different pieces. That NEVER happens to me! I feel sort of embarrassed but also very LA when I have to look around for the label and tell them that I have no idea where it was purchased because my stylist picked it out. My nurses are obsessed with finding the Kenneth Cole sneakers. You’re the best! I can’t wait to get dressed tomorrow.
– CATHERINE F., DOCTOR
Lauren Messiah knows how to showcase a woman’s body. As a woman going through (*gasp* shall I dare say the word) MENOPAUSE, I’ve been struggling with the physical changes that come with it. My entire wardrobe suddenly no longer fit, and it certainly didn’t reflect my new emerging style (even if I wasn’t quite sure what that style was). Lauren made the discovery process fun and easy and she intuitively understood my vision for my image. So much so that during my VIP Day all I had to say was, “Yes, yes, yes!” I presented my new style while speaking at a Women’s Leadership Event, where all the excellent feedback and compliments I received about my “look” made this investment with Lauren worthwhile. A speaker only gets one chance at a first impression. With Lauren’s help, I nailed mine.
– BEATE CHELETTE., THEWOMENSCODE.COM
I really need to thank you and your team for solving one of my most agonizing issues and making my experience one of the best I’ve ever had. I have no words for the difference this is going to make for me moving forward. I’m looking forward to putting all of the stuff we worked on together to use. — PEARL, REAL ESTATE INVESTOR
Let me add my voice to the chorus of people who are saying LAUREN MESSIAH IS EXTRAORDINARY.
She has impeccable taste. She’s smart, efficient, funny, empathetic, and inspiring. She reshaped my wardrobe and my outlook. I feel incredibly fortunate to have found her as a resource and style inspiration, and I plan on turning to her for every fashion occasion in my future. In a word, Lauren is the best. — BRIDGET C., WRITER/ PRODUCER
I never realized how much your outer shell protects your inner self until I met Lauren. I’m a pretty confident person when it comes to work and friends, but was struggling in the personal self-confidence area.
Lauren changed my life… Simply by changing my “style” (or lack there of).
She gets to know YOU and how you operate, feel, think… This process is very much a therapy session, but with a goody bag at the end.
I look at clothes different now. The best part, when I get dressed, I feel amazing! (Priceless) Thank you!!!!! — MICHELLE R., TEACHER/ COACH