Salon Owner

"Welcome to Fringe, Friends!

I'm Laura Schneider, adventure seeker, punk singer, hair nerd, and boss lady in charge at Baltimore's Best Salon.

You don't need me to be beautiful, you're perfect exactly as you are. I'm just here to make your hair dreams come true. I have a passion for learning the latest trends and I live to hear my guests say, "OMG it's better than I imagined!"

I have over a decade of experience in the salon world from receptionist to apprentice to stylist to master cosmetologist to owner! I pride myself in my versatility but my favorite thing to do behind the chair is anything edgy! Textured cuts, fantasy color, fadework, and blonding! I take hair classes for fun so I love a guest who stretches my creative muscles!

When I'm not at the shop, I'm probably checking out one of Baltimore's amazing restaurants, running a race for the medal, or cycling for my favorite causes- Bike MS and Moveable Feast. I'm a fitness junkie and I'm always down for a new workout. Don't forget to say, "Hi!" if you see me around Charles Village or Remington walking my two unruly pit bulls, Peabody and Sherman. 


Bonus Fun Fact! People always ask me about my IG name @nursewretched. "It has nothing to do with hair, you should change it." Well, It's been my name since the beginning of Instagram and was actually my Roller Derby name! I keep it as a tribute to my first models: my derby sisters, who let me practice on their blue mohawks and mermaid hair before everyone else was doing it! So it has everything to do with hair! Follow me for hair tips, tutorials, dog pics, and all my quirky outfit pics!"


Certifications and Awards

-Modern Salon top 100 2021

-Maryland Senior Cosmetologist

-Forever Curls Certified

-Masters of Balayage Certified

-Aqua extensions Certified

-Bellami Master Extension Certification

-Cut it Kinky Level 1 and Level 2 Certified

-Sassoon trained

-Texture VS Race trained

-Cult + King Viceroy