I want to introduce myself as well as say “hello” to the beauty industry in which I recently emerged. I am Michelle Crane and I began working at Studio 39 Salon in January. I attended Paul Mitchell the School-Nashville recently graduated in October 2012. Born and raised in Olathe, KS I decided to come back to my home state and work for an amazing, talented, hair doctor, and mentor, Gemy Vinson-Chiarizio! Through this post I’d like clients to get an inside look at Studio 39 behind the scenes and on a day to day basis. The stylists here have worked hard to brand Studio 39 into what it is today. I was recently asked to describe my salon in three words. At first I thought to myself, ‘What a difficult task to describe a place that has so much in offer in just three words.’ After thinking for a moment, I realized it wasn’t necessarily what we do here at Studio 39 that makes us great, it’s who we are. The same three words kept coming to mind, it was simple…glamorous, honest, and professional

When finding a salon, where the salon is located is key.  Studio 39 is located downtown and just blocks from the famous and trendy Crossroads District. We have no choice but to be influenced by glamorous fashion. Glamour is our specialty and let’s face it, who doesn’t want to look and feel like a celebrity from time to time? We are the only salon in Kansas City to offer every type of professional hair extension system available, making us the area’s leading authority on hair extensions. Yet, being glamorous isn’t just about leaving the salon looking and feeling amazing, you need to be able to recreate these looks at home. Our stylists give you hands on learning and when you leave our salon you feel confident in your ability to create the same masterpiece at your own vanity.

It is a very rare thing to find a salon that isn’t trying to up sell clients the most expensive hair spray, or luxury conditioner. At Studio 39 Salon, I’ve personally witnessed stylists talk clients out of buying products on impulse and to really consider if they enjoy the product first. We offer all guests samples of products to take home with them and make sure of that they love it before they make an investment on an entire new product line. We’re honest here at Studio 39 Salon and that is why our clients refer us to friends and family. Consider us hair doctors, we’re going to do what is best for you and your hair and that’s the bottom line. When you have an ear infection you don’t go to the doctor and tell them what to prescribe you. You listen to their professional opinion and do what they think is best. We know hair extensions are an investment and we want you to be completely satisfied. You might want the 22’ extensions because your hair is above your shoulders and all you want long, mermaid hair. We’re going to be honest with you if 22’ extensions won’t blend well for you and we may recommend a slightly shorter extension, 18’ or 14’. We’re not going to sell you things, give you certain cuts, and colors if we honestly don’t think they will look right. So trust me, you’re in good hands.

Lastly, we’re professional here at Studio 39. Like Gemy always says, “you’re our client, not our guest.” You’re our client. We’re your stylist. You pay us for our professional skills and opinions and that’s just what you’ll get. We’re not your typical, gossip salon. We’re here to work and serve you as our client. You will never see your stylist answer the phone in the middle or your service, or run off to sign for the UPS guy. We’re here for you and you deserve 100% of our attention.

When you leave our salon you’ll feel like you just received the most glamorous, honest, and professional service you could have asked for. Every single time you get your hair done with us you’re going to look forward to your next appointment, you’re excited to re-book  and you’re a believer in our products because you trust us, and that’s exactly the relationship we look to build with every single one of our clients.