This Is How Our Story Began

Taylor Andrews, one of the nations most prestigious cosmetology schools, was founded by award-winning salon owners Larry and Sherri Curtis, who have nearly 30 years of experience in the salon industry.

In 1987 after graduating from college with a degree in business, Larry and his wife Sherri, a Stylist and Makeup Artist, started Dallas Roberts Salons (named after their oldest son). Through smart business practices and incredible customer service, Dallas Roberts grew to three salons, one of which was named to Salon Today’s 200 Hottest Salons list. After becoming disappointed with the quality of new applicants at the salons, Larry decided to make a difference by starting his own cosmetology school, the result of which is Taylor Andrews (named after their youngest son). In just over 15 years, Taylor Andrews has won numerous awards and has earned a reputation as one of the nations finest schools. Taylor Andrews currently has nearly 400 students in West Jordan, Orem, and St. George, Utah.

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Meet Our Team

Lauren Moser Samuels

Academy Director / Financial Aid

The established career of hairstylist and Curl Expert Lauren (Moser) Samuels is diverse, accomplished and always wherever the news spotlight is shining these days. 

Rodrick Samuels

Academy Director / Head Instructor

Rodrick is recognized as a renowned leader in cutting-edge educational methods in clipper cutting concepts and techniques; including the current trend of mechanical shear practices. 

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Shawn Grant


Shawn is a great leader and is recognized with his outstanding cutting skills. But his uplifting personality will surly give you a smile


Maria Lynn


Maria is a hard working instructor who does everything and anything for her students. With her amazing cutting skills, her students know she has their back and will gain as much knowledge as possible


Matthew "Mack" Agy


Mack is our night instructor and runs our evening classes with ease. With his great cutting techniques he teaches his students everything he can in their time with Hair Lab Detroit 


Alexe Bowlby

Admissions Director

Alexe is highly skilled in her position with getting students enrolled with Hair Lab Detroit, and she loves to keep up with the latest trends with her hair color


Alicia Gardner

Financial Aid Director

Alicia is someone who does a lot of the background work for Hair Lab Detroit. She is the one who handles students' financial aid. 


Des DeJesus

Front Desk

Des is the first person you met when you walk in and the last person you see when you walk out. She is highly professional and does a phenomenal job managing the front end.


Hair Lab Detroit offers a contemporary, state-of-the-art environment with:

  • Over 9,000 square feet of space

  •  2 large soundproof, cutting-edge classrooms with smart boards and projector screens for theory and practical training

  • The Lab Studio, a 500 square foot photo and video studio

  • A Client Service Center with state-of-the-art equipment modeled after successful barber shops and salons and learning venues

  • student clinic floor that consists of 19 stations, Five shampoo bowls, and Five hooded dryers

  • Offices for Directors and Instructors

  • A well-equipped and convenient student lounge

  • Lockers available to all students


Ideal Location

Hair Lab Detroit the Academy is centrally located in Southgate, Michigan which is a great place to live, attend school and work.


Unparalleled Environment

Our modern décor and busy, upbeat environment leave most in awe when they first step foot into the building. Runway shows loop on flat-screen TVs, music fills the open area and photos of students’ work are showcased throughout.