Keya Schaeffer was born and raised in China and is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, French and is currently learning Italian. Working as a flight attendant and coming from the other part of the world ignited his curiousity about varying cultures, people, customs and lifestyles, and in particular, American culture.
This deep curiousity and passion for all things creative led him to challenge himself to better his life through a career as a hairstylist. Using his rich multi-cultural history and his keen interest in fashion, Keya began his carreer assisting celebrity hairstylist Teddy Anolin at the John Freda Salon in West Hollywood. From those exciting beginnings he went on to refine his craft through many diverse channels. Now a Master Stylist, Luxelab Academy Educator and L’Oreal Ambassador, Keya loves to share his curiousity and knowledge with his clients and coworkers alike.
He passionately cares about his clients and their hair. Communication is key, making Keya a much sought after stylist by insuring each of his clients leave his chair with the knowledge of how to recreate his amazing work at home. On a never ending quest to provide fresh ideas and looks, Keya literally draws his inspiration from every corner of the world and fanatically instructs his clients in the latest in clothing and hair fashion.
From numerous photo shoots and editorials to being part of the the renown Luxelab backstage team producing high fashion hair at Los Angeles Fashion Week, Keya is always reaching for inspirartion to bring back to the most important people in his carreer… his clients.