Ljay was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Ever since he was young, Ljay has had a love for art and creativity. When he started working as a receptionist at a hair salon, he became inspired to pursue a cosmetology career. “I thought it was really cool how hairstylists could take a client, make them feel so much better about themselves, and give them a boost of confidence.”
Ljay is currently working through the associate program assisting UB senior stylists Erin Mutschler and Katie West. “I love Urban Betty because we’re not only a team, we’re a family to lean on and rely on when we need each other.”
Ljay especially enjoys creating vivid and fantasy fashion colors in addition to balayage, lived-in looks, and other color services. “I have a skill for pairing color with a complementary haircut that suits the client and their style.”
Outside the salon, Ljay enjoys painting, exploring the restaurant scene in Austin, and seeing new films.