Salon Institute is proud to highlight the lovely Lakyn MacDonald, the first student stylist to begin classes at the Salon Institute’s Columbus Campus in Lewis Center. Lakyn’s confidence and easy going personality create a calmness that is refreshing. We are so excited that she now is offering her talents to clients on our clinic floor!  

Our students surprise us daily with their passion, artistic edge, and desire to push the envelope (and us! and each other!) to become among THE next movers and shakers in the beauty industry. We are buzzing with excitement for you to get to know the students who Salon Institute is so proud to call our own! 


20160115 Celebrate Creativity Profile_Columbus_MacDonald, Lakyn head shotPlease, introduce yourself!
Lakyn MacDonald

When did you start classes at Salon Institute?
December 2015, scheduled to graduate in December of this year!

What is your favorite part of coming to school every day?
I love learning new techniques and the proper way to cut, color, etc.

What have you learned about yourself during your time at Salon Institute?
I may be a little OCD :)

What did you do before you decided to launch your career at Salon Institute?
I was an Assistant Vice President in the Training Department for Mortgage Bankers who handled affluent customers nationwide at Chase bank.

Tell us about your family. Are you married? Have kids? Have furbabies? How old are they? How long have you been with your significant other? Tell me, tell me!
I’m getting married this month! We have been together for almost 4 years, and combined we have three kids — ages 10, 2, and 7 months. We don’t have any fur babies but we do have a turtle. 

Describe your education at Salon Institute in 3 words
Professional, friendly, detailed

What do you want to be when you grow up?
The most amazing hair stylist :)

What makes your heart sing?
Music!

What is at the top of your bucket list?
Buying a house

20160115 Celebrate Creativity Profile_Columbus_MacDonald, Lakyn giving facial

What piece of advice would you give yourself on your first day of cosmetology college at Salon Institute?
20160115 Celebrate Creativity Profile_Columbus_MacDonald, Lakyn doing make upBe prepared to study A LOT about things you didn’t even think about being a part of Cosmetology school.


What is your favorite trait about yourself?
My honesty

Name 3 foods that always in your fridge.
Eggs, cheese, and bagels

What do you want your legacy to be here at school?
I want to be known for helping build a great reputation for the school in Columbus

Anything else we HAVE to know about you?
Hair and make-up were my hobbies for the last 11 years! I love pasta!

Words to live by …. go!
Inner beauty is great, but a little mascara never hurts!

Call 614-233-4323 to book an appointment with Lakyn!