Laura Chihaia, also known as Lala and the face behind Lala’s Updos Brand, is a motivational speaker, bridal styling educator, business mentor, and coach. She is the proud founder of Lala's Bridal Academy and Lala's Tools, two highly esteemed ventures in the beauty industry.

Originally from Romania, Laura immigrated to the United States in 2006 with a determination to pursue her dreams and make a positive impact on the world. Settling in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she quickly established herself as a prominent figure in the beauty and styling community.

Recognizing a need for specialized education in bridal styling, Laura founded Lala's On-Line Bridal Academy, sharing her extensive knowledge and expertise to aspiring hairstylists, equipping them with the skills needed to excel in the competitive world of bridal beauty. Her dedication to her students' success is evident in the remarkable careers they build under her guidance for the past 9 years.

In addition to her academy, Laura also established Lala's Tools, a brand that provides high-quality tools and accessories tailored to the needs of bridal stylists. Her commitment to excellence and attention to detail have made Lala's Tools a trusted name in the industry, ensuring stylists have the best resources to create stunning bridal looks.

As a wife and mother, Laura understands the importance of work-life balance and strives to inspire others to find fulfillment in both their personal and professional lives. Through her role as a business mentor and coach, she offers guidance and support to individuals seeking to start or grow their own businesses, sharing her wisdom and strategies for success.