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 five year old bubba.
Lacy Messinger, Owner/Founder
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.
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.
Blonde Specialist, Lived-in Blondes, Beaded Row Extensions, Razor Cutting
Cami is excited to be part of the Black Label Society team. Coming from a family of hairstylists, she is fulfilling her childhood dream of making others look and feel their very best through the art of hair. Camden has a rare natural ability that is quickly making her a client favorite at BLS. Raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, she is loving immersing herself in city life.
She loves all things blonde, razor cutting and is a Bellami Certified Extensionist. When it comes to blonding, hair health is the top priority and she loves creating beachy blondes (think looking like you just finished a summer lifeguarding). Camden is freshly back from NYC, taking a balayage class and learning a new take on lived-in blonding. As for extensions, she loves the bespoke looks created from blending multiple colors of hand-tied extensions. Passionate about advanced education, Camden has taken multiple extension certifications, is planning a trip to NYC next year for even more blonding classes!
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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! You’ll find me in the salon on most weekdays and jet setting on the weekends for 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.
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 over three 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!