MEET SOPHIA

Owner/founder/artist at the lemon lab color studio

Sophia grew up a military brat, and traveled many parts of the world with her family. as a young woman exposed to culturally diverse people , she developed a passion for variety in art, especially music, fashion and makeup. Sophia was specifically  inspired by the artists and models of the 90s who were glamorous, 

grunge and so damn cool. . . . 

this love for expression through aesthetics 

lead her to pursue a career in the hair industry where it was encouraged to be creative and you could be a rockstar with hair tools as your instrument. Sophia graduated from the aveda institute of Jacksonville in 2012 with the highest gpa in her class.

Sophia loves to help her clients feel empowered and beautiful, creating a look that brings this confidence out is the goal every time. trend forecasting is important and Sophia takes education very seriously, traveling to places like New York city, Toronto, and la to perfect her craft. Sophia is an award winning stylist, collecting various accolades in her career for her creative work. she specializes in goldwell color, and loves blondes, dimensional color,  balayage, and textured cuts.

when not in the studio, you can find Sophia with her husband and three daughters, most likely at Disney.

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what clients are saying//

Sophia is everything you want in a stylist.She's skilled and consistently pursues additional education, pushing herself so she is enabled to deliver the best to her clients.She's honest and concerned about the health of your hair, so she'll get you to your ideal look in a way that's best for your locks. She's a great listener and while willing to experiment, she delivers the style you are looking for. She's funny, kind, and a joy to be around-the time spent in her chair rushes by. Ive been a client for four years and couldn't more highly recommend Sophia and The Lemon Lab!

Kaiti

I have been going to Sophia for about three years now and she is amazing!Sophia not only listened to what I wanted but also gave her opinion/concerns when I wanted to make a change. She is honest, dependable, and so talented. I not only love her as my hairdresser but as a friend.

Wendy

I followed Sophia on Instagram for a while before I booked my first appointment with her and I found I had several mutual friends that went to her! That plus her amazing skills gave me the confidence book! I wish I had done it SOONER!After my first color and cut sessions with her I noticed my hair was healthier, glossier, and she LISTENED to what I wanted and helped create my vision! I love my color and cut everytime and I'm so happy with her services. Beyond her talent she is a blast to hang out with!I love her studio-its so private and feels special!So NOT what those big salons feel like. You can have some "juice" too which is always extra fun!She is an artist and you will not regret working with her

Gabrielle

Sophia is the best hair stylist I have ever had and I travel 3.5 hours by car to see her. Every time I see her and describe what I would like she really makes my vision come to life. She is meticulous with my hair and it really shows. She is a 10/10 and I would recommend her to anyone. Plus she is super fun to talk to!

Caroline

Sophia is a true gem. After searching for years for a stylist that could manage my strange texture (and minimal styling abilities)I finally found the one for me!Sophia can truly do it all!I wouldn't trust anyone else.

Lyndsay

Sophia has done my hair for five years. I would follow her anywhere. She always does an amazing job with my color and cut. She is very nice and professional. I can always count on her to be on time. I highly recommend Sophia if you are looking for a talented colorist and hair stylist.

Susan

Sophia has been beauitfying my hair for four years now. I love being blonde and she gives me that true blonde, with no brass.But her talent far exceeds just blondes which shows her true artist ability. She's a genuinely sweet, caring person and will not sacrifice your hair's integrity and is open/honest up front and the great convos are just an added bonus.

Jessie

Ive been seeing Sophia for years now!Would never think of changing. She is kind, offers suggestions when you have none and always does a great job.She works so hard to make sure her clients are satisfied! I highly recommend her if you are looking for someone new!

Jen

I met Sophia when she was starting her career. I have followed her throughout Jacksonville for one reason; she is simply amazing. She is talented, thoughtful, and considerate of my desires. To be able to keep my "blonde" hair looking natural is a true gift; and the compliments I get are a bonus. I highly recommend Sophia!

Jes

I met Sophia at a salon a few years ago and I have followed her to where she is now (& am so proud)! We have the best time together when I'm in her chair dreaming up what perfect balayage colors to mix into my brunette hair next! I'm so happy our paths crossed that day and that she has become my favorite stylist AND a friend!

Emily

Sophia is absolutely amazing. She approaches her work with an incredible amount of care and precision. I swear, she treats coloring and cutting hair like making art. Everything she does feels masterful and authentic. I really respect her work and feel lucky to have found her. She makes sure that my hair is just the way I want it and works extra hard to get it just the way it needs to be. Besides her solid hair skills, she's just a cool person. I love spending hours at her her salon while my hair is processing. I don't dread the process anymore, I just have fun the whole time. If you haven't booked an appointment with her yet, you're missing out.

Masha

 I started seeing Sophia at The Lemon Lab after my stylist of eight years up and left without warning. I can say Ive been beyond happy with my color and cut day of service which is a huge deal to me. It used to take a week or so to grow on me but Sophia takes the time to ask pertinent questions and has nailed it everytime.The atmosphere of The Lemon Lab is perfect for a day of ultimate safe love.

Sarah