about mimi lee


In the 6th grade, Mimi’s best friend ranked 2nd in the state tennis championships. Every time she had a tennis match, Mimi got to leave school early to french-braid her best friend’s hair because her mom didn’t know how to. These early moments of being an on-set hairstylist made Mimi realize that creating beauty and instilling confidence brought her unmatched joy.

From apprentice to mentor
Mimi moved back to Atlanta after years of training in LA and New York, taking all she learned from her mentors at Vidal Sassoon, Arrojo, Wella, Aveda, and Davines back with her. Inspired by her mentors to guide others and lead with creativity, she took on roles as an instructor at the Paul Mitchell Academy and Sebastian Professional. Since then, Mimi has worked her way from being a creative director at a salon to opening Shear Love in 2011. Her work has been seen in the New York Times. At Shear Love, Mimi continues to be an educator, philanthropist and advocate for an eco-conscious lifestyle. 

More about Mimi
Philanthropy in the Philippines



shear love's mission

To elevate people’s sense of self-love and confidence through expert hairdressing, coloring, and cutting services using only eco-friendly, non-toxic, natural products and sustainable practices in an eclectic, inspiring environment.

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shear love's core values

>> creativity + compassion

>> sustainability + education

>> passion + philanthropy