Lydia Young was born in the tiny Appalachian plateau town of Ivyton, Kentucky on December 5, 1927. Depression times were tough for Lydia and her Family. Despite hardship, Lydia was determined to make a good life for herself. She left her home on a bus headed for Chicago at the tender age of fourteen. Lydia quickly landed on her feet in the Windy City and found a room and a waitressing job. She was smart, persuasive and beautiful. Wanting to better herself, Lydia saved and worked hard to earn her beautician and cosmetology licenses. With those skills in hand, Lydia set off to the West – to Hollywood. It was there where Lydia blossomed and worked under Perc Westmore and his brother, famous hair and make-up artists at Warner Brothers. Lydia did make up and hair for the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, and dozens more famous film stars. Lydia then met Jack Young and gave birth to Scott Allen Young.