Stefani Padilla has been a hairstylist for over 15 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, working closely with herbalists of the north and curanderos of the south. 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. On the physical realm, she worked as a hairstylist, while on the spiritual realm, she worked closely with the plant teachers of the south. 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.