Gemy has owned and managed Studio 39 since she opened the salon in 2001 and has been a stylist for 21 years. She comes from a 4th generation entrepreneurial family which helped her understand the responsibilities and challenges of owning a growing business. She began her styling career as a cutting specialist at Mario Tricoci’s of Chicago and learned the art of Vidal Sassoon cutting from the salon legend first hand. There she built an impressive client portfolio including First Ladies, pro-athletes, and stage performers. After opening S39 at the age of 24 she took time to invest in top level color education at the L’Oreal Academy in Soho New York where she learned complex color work. Born a blonde and knowing the attention to detail it requires, combined with her advanced training with French & Italian Balayage technique’s made her recognized as Kansas City’s first blonde color expert. She has created her own unique color style and her “blonde on beige” signature hair color along with the S39 Formula Book, which is a collection of her own tried and true color formulas that are used and taught in the Salon. In addition to her staff, she has mentored area stylists and salon owners in her knowledge of color and developed cutting style. Being a color specialist was her calling but she maintains that her first love is the art of precision hair cutting. Whether short & hip or classic & elegant- this hair cutting master puts high value on the importance of quality cut work. She is an expert hair extension stylist and also one of the area’s first to offer every extension method available. Her business acumen, creativity and passion for quality, inspire her as a salon owner as she continues growth with her leadership team. Her sincerity and expressive wit, endears this glamorous tomboy to salon guests and staff alike. The three things she values most are ” intelligence, hard work and integrity” and is committed to making your Salon experience great. Outside of the Salon you may see her on KCTV5 sharing her knowledge of hair and beauty and loves spending time with her family doing archery and other outdoor sports.
Every stylist at Studio 39 has been mentored by Gemy and selected because of the skills they bring to the Salon. All guests can be assured they are in excellent hands with our stylists for cutting, coloring and styling needs. Gemy is passionate and very hands on with all the stylists. In order to efficiently meet the demands of the business at this time she is not taking new clients but may do a consultation with another S39 stylist to help choose a cut and color plan that is right for you.