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WE'RE A SALON FOR FORWARD THINKING FOLKS AND HERE'S OUR STORY:

Even as a young girl, our #girlboss founder Jeovanna, was enthralled with the idea of bringing out everyones best self. Growing up in her mom's daycare, she would line up the kitchen chairs & would play pretend “salon” with the kids, as she styled their hair with gelled up mohawks & face paint. Little did she know this was the beginning of a life-long styling journey!

 

After realizing she had true talent, she followed her styling passion and graduated in 2003 from Bellus Academy of Design in San Diego, California. Shortly after, she took her gifted hands to one of the top 50 hair salons in the country & began her career at the renowned Salon Tonic in California. There, as a Bumble and bumble signature salon, she was able to receive exclusive training & cultivate her own indy signature craft styling. From there, she moved onto Salon Hyde Edwards, yet another gold standard salon! But then... Jeovanna fell in love, and next thing you know, she was leaving San Diego for love & making Newport, Rhode Island her new home... and that is how the Lily + Lion story begins! 

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lily + lion is born

In 2005, Lily + Lion Salon was born in Newport, Rhode Island in the eccentric Broadway district. Jeovanna used a spare room the first few years in her home and that officially opened up her solo beauty endeavor! L + L has grown up a lot since then, but Jeovanna believes one thing still rings true... "I have kept my integrity in this industry by always going against the mainstream. I'm here to break the mold of thought that you see in most magazines & welcome people in from all walks of life. I pride myself on having the first gender neutral service menu in town & have created a salon space where all texture, ages & styles are welcome... I believe the most authentic approach to guiding the creation of your own personal style is when YOU play an integral part of the process, rather than always doing what is "trending" now. My goal with Lily + Lion Salon is to curate a collection of minimalist sustainable self care products that are high perfroming. When you are in my chair you receive a one of a kind educational service style experience from me that you will not find anywhere else, this ultimatley creates a look that is completely unique to you”. This warm & inviting salon culture Jeovanna has created is the common thread of all the L+L team & what sets them apart from all others, it is not just a salon, it's a whole vibe where you leave feeling empowered! 

I believe "beauty" is a curious non-judgement journey; an ever evolving adventure in creating the best version of yourself, and like all great adventures, it's the most fun when shared with other folks like you!

HERE'S WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US:

SHANNON SIMONES

"I love this salon!! Best cut, color and experience in Newport!! Jeovanna is amazing at helping you find your perfect look. You will leave refreshed, beautiful and so happy every time. My hair has never felt healthier."

SUE GEARAN

"Love my haircut every time! I send all my friends here. I think the world of Jeovanna - she's a wonderful person"

HILARY  MARSHALL

"Lily is one of the best. She is so understanding with what your ultimate hair goal is and the salon is perfect. I definitely recommend Lily & Lion!!"

ERIC MARTIN

"Dear Gents - This salon is for women AND men alike. I always had trouble finding a stylist to deal with my 7 cow-licks without making me look like muppet. Lily consistently nails it while making the process of getting a cut enjoyable and relaxing"

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