Christy Munro, the Academy Director, best summarizes La Luma Salon’s perspective which is established on Collaboration, Resilience and Leadership: one for all, and all for one. This approach means that Christy is not only a superb educator, she is a learner, promoting student-educator interaction and modeling self-management and leadership skills.
Christy is La Luma's compassionate “den mother”, teacher, and coach who guides and shapes students and new hires, holding them accountable for their decisions as they transition to adulthood. This extends to looking outside of the bubble of the Academy and Salon to realising the consequences of decisions and actions in the greater community. She maintains an open-door policy, available to help with not only education, but with career advice, or a simple pep talk.
Her role as Director of Education and Leadership at La Luma Salon and Academy is not an easy one. It is a job that requires an extreme commitment and dedication to all students and staff. Seeing what is possible for all of those who come through La Luma is what keeps her motivated and dedicated. "I am always blown away by the transformations our students' experience throughout their year at La Luma, and this gives me pure joy and satisfaction."
Christy began working at La Luma Salon and Academy in 2011. What she loves most about her role at La Luma is the commitment to people and to education. As a Master Stylist at La Luma Salon, Christy believes hair is the best accessory; the one accessory we always have with us. With this in mind, she wants to create styles for her guests that work for them every day. She loves structured and detailed haircuts, ie. short trend, men’s barbering, bobs, texture, etc, and ultimately wants to create a look for her guests that keeps working for them until their next visit.
Throughout her life, Christy has always sought out leadership opportunities. Whether it was coaching hockey and soccer teams, being on student council, working at a summer camp, leading Staff Training, and the Leader in Training program at the same camp, volunteering in elementary school classrooms, Head Coaching in a self development course, volunteering with the Career Education Council, and creating leadership workshops for our local high schools. She has always wanted to lead and transfer this knowledge to other people. She loves mixing play and fun with accountability and ruthless compassion.
" In my opinion, we are doing people a disservice everyday in education by never focusing and teaching the skills that we need to generate a successful career in any industry. We teach people technical skills and theory with the assumption that this alone will create success. What I am passionate about is leading people to discover that who they show up as every day, will determine their level of success."