Sondra "Stefani" Padilla has been a hairstylist for over 20 years, steadily transforming hair for clients in New York, LA, and Portland. Prior to creating La Tierra Sagrada, Stefani embarked upon a seven-year spiritual journey exploring the extraordinary healing power of plants. These plant teachers imparted nature’s wisdom to her, and, coupled with the knowledge she gained from both her work as a stylist and her own personal health issues, La Tierra Sagrada- The Sacred Earth- was born.
Prior to relocating to Los Angeles, Stefani lived in New York for several years. During her time in New York, Stefani battled a series of autoimmune disorders, including a debilitating episode of chronic rheumatoid arthritis that required strong medication that was not in line with her strict holistic approach to medicine. As a result of this medication, her immune system was destroyed and she suffered many intense side effects. Among the worst was losing her hair.