Salon of the Month: Luxbae

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After immigrating from Russia to the United States in the early aughts, Suzzie Monroe figured moving continents wouldn’t be the only major switch she’d make—she decided to forego her career as a surgical nurse to follow a newfound passion: hair. While at Vidal Sassoon Academy, Monroe fell in love with haircolor and soon found herself crafting hair freelance for editorials, campaigns and runways. But, she craved more. “I always had a dream of opening my own salon and, through my freelance work, was building a strong personal clientele base, which led me to open my first Luxbae (@theluxbae) location in Glendale, California, back in 2013,” Monroe says. (By the way: The “bae” in Luxbae predates today’s Urban Dictionary-era “bae”; the name is an acronym for “Luxury Before Anything Else.”)

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