y name is Laura Roark. I grew up in Jefferson City. After being homeschooled for the first twelve years of my education, I always knew I wanted to go into cosmetology. In the spring of 2011 I enrolled at Merrell University and received my cosmetology license the following year. I started working in the salon right away, but had made the decision to go back to school to get my instructor’s license. Since then I have been working at the Merrell University of Cosmetology part-time as an instructor. I joined the team at Hair Expressions in the fall of 2013 and I LOVE IT HERE!!