Hi, I’m Lauren. Creator and editor of BigBlondeHair.com

I started BBH about 10 years ago in hopes that I could fund my pricey hair extension habit— hence the blog name— after seeing an article on a girl who was making a living blogging. I eventually gravitated towards Real Housewives and Reality TV Fashion after seeing that no one was doing extensive coverage of a topic that was highly in demand!

Prior to blogging, my career background in is women’s contemporary apparel wholesale—I was the girl who sold the clothes to the buyers at boutiques and department stores—which was great experience to build on in terms of creating a successful fashion blog.

On a more personal level, I’m a mom to a funny, smart, sports-loving 11-year-old boy named Mark, a fashionable 4-year-old named Valentino and have been married to my Mark husband for 10+ years. Mark is also an entrepreneur who does everything from running a small hedge fund to appearing on major financial networks, and is the person who inspired me to start BBH after he started his own blog about Stock Options.

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit by my two wonderful parents and my grandma, moved to Chicago after college for 15 years and have recently made the move to Austin, Texas where I am currently loving the sunshine and a more laid-back lifestyle.

I’m proud to say that over the past 10 years —with the help of my amazing readers who I am so thankful for— I’ve developed Big Blonde Hair into one of the world’s top blogs and have worked with a laundry list of amazing brands! I love my job and it’s also become a great outlet to highlight my personal style and fashion, in addition to celebrity favorites.

xo, Lauren

The team behind the hair ...

Faryn Wegler

Staff Writer

Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Faryn Wegler is true reality junkie whose Housewives obsession knows no bounds — she loves when you tell her that her celeb lookalike is Kyle Richards, and she once followed Lisa Vanderpump into a high-end jewelry store in Beverly Hills (for real). Having worked in digital marketing for various fashion and beauty companies (including Chanel), writing for Big Blonde Hair is Faryn’s #dreamjob as it allows her to make use of her talents while justifying a rather serious TV addiction. When she’s not writing or watching, she enjoys shopping her favorite finds from BBH, traveling to Bravo-inspired locales and fantasizing about getting into Andy Cohen’s inner circle.

Jess Knottek

Contributing Writer

Jess Knottek is originally from a small town in Illinois and lives in Austin, Texas after spending the past few years in Los Angeles and Chicago. In LA, when she wasn't working, she spent her free time taking acting and dance classes after being a dancer for 15+ years. While she loved seeing the "Hollywood" lifestyle up close, she now gets a little taste from afar working with Big Blonde Hair. She's worked her way from Research Assistant to Contributing Writer at BBH and we couldn't be more proud. As a Millennial it's her job to keep us up on trends and social media, in addition to stopping Lauren from getting too much Botox. So far she's enjoying learning the ropes of being an Entrepreneur and continues to be thankful that she decided not to apply for a job at SUR.

Chelsie Shackelford

Contributing Writer

Chelsie currently lives in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and works as a digital media and marketing manager for a higher education institution. When she's not watching Bravo, she loves getting outdoors with her dog, Mandy, reading, investing in real estate, designing and decorating her home, and traveling. Never one to turn down an adventure or new experience, she's putting her passions to good use covering the decor in our fave celebs homes on Big Blonde Hair. Chelsie and Lauren have known each other since they first met at their high school freshman basketball team tryouts. A friendship bloomed and, in non-Real Housewives fashion, they've maintained a great friendship despite at least 1,500 miles always separating them since the year 2000.

Shannon Schofield

Social Media and Graphic Designer

Shannon currently lives in Florida but was born in Illinois and has lived in many different cities including LA, Chicago and Milwaukee. After attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA, Shannon moved back to Chicago, where she started her career at an e-commerce fashion website and met Lauren through a mutual friend. Her career ultimately branched off into working for herself doing independent graphic design, social media management and marketing in the fashion/lifestyle influencer space. She thrives in a creative environment and helps to create social media editorials, newsletters and manage the Pinterest account for BBH. She loves spending time with her 5 year old son and in her free time enjoys reading, making art and traveling."

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