BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
Mastery. Luxury. Artistry. Black Label Society, founded by Lacy Messinger, strives to provide our clients with a salon experience that embodies all of these words. We specialize in balayage, blonding, lived-in color, bridal styling, and Bellami extensions. Our team of hair and makeup experts have trained for years in their respective crafts, and want to ensure that you receive the most comfortable, exceptional service they can provide. We’ve trained all across the U.S., including New York and LA, and have taken masterclasses with brands like L’Oreal, Bumble & Bumble, and Kerastase.
Our salon space is located in Lawrenceville, with industrial-chic vibes that fit right into the up-and-coming neighborhood. Your appointment at BLS will feel like a mini-spa getaway, from when you receive your complimentary drink to when your experience our shiatsu massage chairs. Not to mention we offer face, hair, and scalp masks for various skin and hair types!
Black Label Society offers multiple professional haircare brands that are perfect for maintaining your salon style at home. We carry Milbon, Leaf & Flower, K18, and Fatboy - along with Lace Luxury Haircare, our premiere in-house haircare line founded by our very own Lacy Messinger!
Lacy Messinger - Salon Owner
Balayage, Beaded Row and Fusion Extensions, On-location Wedding Hair
I have been passionate about the beauty and hair world since I was a little girl. That dream became reality in 2004, when I started cosmetology school. In my time working at one of the prestigious Jacques Dessange salons, I fell in love with both the world of french hairdressing (balayage in particular) and product knowledge. It was then that I started to truly understand the power of educating yourself, being prescriptive when choosing products, and the importance of healthy hair. Since then, I have studied all facets of hair, traveling from the east to the west coast for education. I am a L’Oreal Certified Balayage Expert, taken multiple razor cutting workshops with Bumble & Bumble, studied runway and red carpet looks with Kerastase and taken a braiding workshop with Heather Chapman to name a few. I most currently have become a Certified Bellami Extension Artist and am certified in tape-in, fusion, I-tip, and beaded row extensions. We can choose one type or customize and do a hybrid of a few different types!
These days you can find me rocking out some balayage in my salon, researching and developing new product ideas, and spending time with my amazing eight year old bubba.
Lacy Messinger, Owner/Founder
Blonding and Lash Extensions
Lily is a Pittsburgh girl, born and raised. She has been in the beauty industry since 2017. She loves all things blonde and is a Blowout Queen! Along with her love for hair, she does both classic and hybrid lash extensions. She is quite the perfectionist, so this is perfect for her! Lily will be behind the chair Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Lived in color, balayage, and hand-tied extensions
Hey, it’s Lisa!
I feel so lucky to be in this amazing industry. Everyday I get the opportunity to be creative and express my artistic side. For me, it’s all about making friends and getting inspired! I specialize balayage /lived-in hair color and expensive looking brunettes. I am certified in various types of hair extensions including Fusion, Flat Tape, and
Beaded Weft Extensions. I custom blend to match your own hair perfectly. When I am not behind the chair you can find me at the park or on my yoga mat. I am a coffee junkie and foodie. I love plants, art, creative writing, and traveling. I am catmom of 2 rescues.
Please come see me, I would love to have you as a guest in my chair! My Instagram is @lisaamatohair ! xo
Balayage, Blonding, and Beaded Row Extensions
Annie is an experienced stylist who loves a challenge. She considers herself a perfectionist in achieving her clients’ blonding goals, and will stop at nothing to get you your perfect tone! She has had extensive blonding training with L’Oreal & Redken, and is certified in hand-tied extensions. Annie shows genuine care and concern for anyone who sits in her chair, and one of her favorite parts of being a hairstylist is the valuable one-on-one time together she gets with her clients.
Lash Lift & Tints, Lash Extensions, Balayage, Blonding
Meghan has been in the beauty industry for the past 3 years and is well-rounded in her experience with both aesthetics and hair! She is currently building her clientele, so check out her work at @meghan.blspgh on Instagram. Meghan was born and raised in Pittsburgh. When not at the salon, she loves to spend time with her pets, explore the world of spirituality, and indulge in some good eats.
Afton is very excited to be a part of the BLS team! She handles wedding coordination along with managing the salon website and social media pages!
She is originally from Wheeling, WV and has lived in Pittsburgh for the last five years. When not at the salon, Afton is a freelance photographer, videographer, and editor. She graduated from The University of Pittsburgh in 2022 with degrees in Film & Media Studies and Anthropology. Check out her photo + video profile on Instagram, @afternoonmedia.pgh, and her website afternoonmediapgh.com!
Lived-in Color, Reds, Color Correction, Makeup
Hey! I’m Carolyn! I am new to PGH but not new to the beauty world!I have been in the industry for 7 years now! I specialize in lived-in blondes, blondes going dark (reverse balayage) reds, color corrections and makeup!
I love what I do. I thrive in making my clients feel beautiful and bringing their ideas in hair, makeup and confidence come to life! There is something about making a person feel just a little more beautiful about themself that is truly rewarding. We all deserve to feel our best!
When I’m not working, I’m usually hanging out with my sweet goldendoodle, finding the nearest taco truck or taking a nap because #napsarelife. I’m really easy going and if I didn’t make you laugh at our appointment, I have failed us both.
Makeup and Airbrush Tanning
My name is Andrea and I am fascinated with the world of beauty. I have been airbrush tanning for five years with only the best in organic products. That passion has extended into makeup within the past few years. There is nothing more fulfilling than bringing out someone's natural beauty by the world of makeup artistry.