Motivating, creative, passionate, inspiring – these are just a few thoughts that come to mind when you are speaking of Lillian Knipp. She possesses a unique blend of technical and artistic skills – a contagious spirit that draws people in and inspires them. Lillian’s phenomenal execution of transformational hair styling genius, combined with her magnetic personality and expert level articulation of creative vision and professional techniques, has made her a renowned style and fashion leader.

Since 1990, Lillian thrives to cultivate the industry and communities. She is a true entrepreneur and has operated many business concepts over the years, from international salon & spas, fitness, modeling, and bistro & wine lounge. 


Lillian is a syndicated lifestyle columnist, founder of YAI YAI, educator, personality, and a serial entrepreneur. Some of her certifications include Global Master Hair Design, International Colour, International Hairdressing, Formal Coiffure, Hair U Wear, Raquel Welch Wigs & Pieces, Top Secret Pieces LA, CA Babe Extensions, Hot Heads Extensions, Halo Couture and more. 

With boundless energy, uncanny creativity, and relentless attention to detail, her fabulous coiffures have led Lillian to being recognized as an industry leader. Highly skilled in pairing classic style and unique flair, Lillian brings an aptitude for organization and forward thinking. Her dedication, vision and talent are endless, from hair, hair care, mineral make-up and skin care, style & fashion, accessories, couture line, modeling, perfumes, and education. Her hands-on skills have been displayed onstage with endless accolades.


As the creator of YAI YAI, the industry’s only style lounge, Lillian knows the value of impeccable V.I.P. service and teamwork. She is also a pioneer in the Style Blueprint, contributing spark, expertise, and branded style and one of the most revolutionary hair movement in the industry. Lillian has launched her very own natural texture hair products, YAI YAI, in addition to her own educational program for hairstylists – C2C Hairdressing. The meaning of the YAI YAI concept is that everyone is a unique creation; each letter in YAI YAI is a different person in which her salons customize the individual’s style!  YAI YAI evolved from the West Coast, to the East Coast, Rock N’ Roll Salon to a national platform of YAI YAI Inc.  All YAI YAI products, offers a go-green initiative and are certified organic. 

Lillian’s influence and brand power are reflected through her social media platform collectively. Forever the Renaissance woman, Lillian is also quite the philanthropist. Her dedication to the local food bank, Samaritan’s Purse, has spawned massive community outreach to those in need. She is also an advocate and an Ambassador Salon for Wigs for kids.