Why Truman’s Academy?
Creative Director, Head of Education
In 2006, Lorraine Carlin followed her passion for men’s grooming after spending nearly a decade in a unisex salon. Lorraine trained under Rick Haylor, co-founder & lead trainer of John Frieda Salons and was hired as Truman’s first stylist at Truman’s Midtown Manhattan location. At Truman’s, Lorraine is the “go to” stylist for New York’s most discerning clients including dignitaries, professional athletes, actors, entertainment personalities, and global business leaders.
Lorraine has been featured in several national and regional publications for her expertise in men’s grooming. But ask Lorraine what she enjoys most about men’s grooming, and she will always say it goes back to teaching the intricacies of the craft to passionate stylists.
As Truman’s Creative Director, Lorraine re-designed Truman’s training program and launched the Truman’s Academy, the most intensive men’s grooming training program in New York City. Lorraine believes that Truman’s team of stylists and staff stand out from the pack because of the technical and interpersonal skills the team received in training. In addition to styling and training, Lorraine has been a lead developer in creating Truman’s line of award-winning grooming products.
Lead Educator, Senior Stylist
Tomasz was born in Poland, but has lived in New York for the past 20 years. While in Poland, Tomasz balanced his two passions – men’s grooming and soccer. He attended cosmetology school and played professional soccer before coming over to the United States.
Tomasz’s mother inspired his career path, jump starting his passion for styling hair when he was 15 years old. From there, he thanks his mentors for paving the path for his success in the industry. Tomasz also credits his two children (and their smiles) for motivating him each day.
Tomasz’s passion for the industry is powered by those around him. As the head educator, Tomasz is responsible for teaching Truman’s future stylists the skills necessary for success. Seeing those trainees succeed and then watching clients walk away feeling great is his reward.