Hello there, I'm Laura...

I'm a Cosmetologist, writer and a lifestyle/beauty blogger with passion for words, caffeine, and the great outdoors. I was born and raised in the great state of Maine, but recently made the move to the big city of Dallas, Texas with my fiancé, Dustin. I have a passion for writing, and letting my words flow freely. I have been lucky enough to have my short stories featured in a major print publication: Maine Magazine. I'm also a  licensed Cosmetologist aka beauty guru; my main focus hair, skin, makeup, and nails. Whether it's brows or balayage, I'm your girl. I've been in the beauty industry for 4+ years and absolutely adore it. When I'm not at the salon or Sephora, enhancing natural beauties, you can find me adventuring wherever the wind takes me, snapping photos along the way. I am also currently pursing my love for all things fitness and wellness through the ACE Certified Personal Trainer program and am loving it! I have a small obsession with the wilderness, tiny homes, and big mugs of dark roast coffee. I'm a firm believer in the transformative power of gratitude, self love, and creative expression. I created Running with Shears in hopes of empowering and inspiring women from all walks of life, while pushing for you to become that 3.0 version of yourself, every single day. We all have a story to tell, this is mine.