Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg is now home to the first L'Oreal Hair School in the United States and it is in River Ridge Mall. The Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy is named after the world-renowned hair stylist. Melloul, who hails from France, has worked on the likes of Britney Spears, Sade and Sigourney Weaver, among others. He was also Hillary Clinton's personal hair stylist while she was First Lady. This is the flagship academy and the launching point for several more to come. So we had to ask, 'Why Lynchburg?'
"Virginia is a fantastic state to operate in. I don't know if you know this but Lynchburg was ranked, I think it was 28th on Forbes top cities to perform business," Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy COO Jonathan Melloul said.
"It's happening in a school in Lynchburg and it's wonderful, it's a wonderful feeling." Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy CEO Sylvain Melloul said.
They say Lynchburg is in close proximity to Washington D.C. where Melloul lives.