Commitment to Quality
The Studio 39 Brand strives to set a standard in Kansas City. Part of our Best practice is Due Diligence which means we are transparent in providing you educated options on price and service. We are proud to have recognized talent. Each stylist has individualized skills, but collectively we work as a salon team. It’s not uncommon to have 2 people by you side here. When you see a “specialist” that is a service the stylist excels in.
Salon Master Stylists and Colorists
The history of our industry has many factors, but a key figure in shaping salons like ours was a stylist named Vidal Sassoon. He was an iconic leader who owned high end salons around the world and he believed the foundation of all hair style is achieved through a haircut. We also believe this because you can’t blend extensions, compliment color, or keep hair healthy without cutting.
Beauty schools focus on basics to pass a State Board test which was created decades ago. To become a licensed stylist you are tested on services that most salons no longer offer, yet our industry is trend driven. This is why beauty schools recommend new graduates seek a salon that has a mentor program. Sadly, in salon training requires time and resources most salons don’t have. Many have left a salon with a bad cut. Or have left thinking it was a good visit because they don’t “hate” their hair. That’s because salon service quality has slowly decreased over time, especially in cutting.
Master Stylists are Mentored By other Master Stylists
Before social media, booth rental, and chain salons, there was a salon system created to help stylists grow through mentoring. A haircuts is still the number one service booked and if a stylist is good, they understand anatomy and head shape. Studio 39 Salon owner was a stylist who was mentored by a salon owner who was a leader in the salon world. So we continue this practice here because it creates talented stylists early in their career. We may be known for color, but cutting is our foundation. By mentoring our stylists we cultivate skill and our team has an edge over other salons. Very few salons still do this, and even less are still owned and trained by a real Master Stylist.
Levels below describe where a stylist is in their career here, by our standards.
“Only one who devotes all to a cause with their whole soul and strength can be a true master.”
- Lumi: An entry level stylist available for Lumiere services.
- Associate: Stylists within their first 2 years here.
- Advanced: Someone with 2+ years and has completed S39 training basics with a salon specialty services.
- Senior or Master: Most of our stylists have only worked here but if we hire a stylist and they have experience or title from another salon, we honor that. They may not do specialty services like advanced color or extensions.
- Salon Senior: One of our stylists with 4+ years here with multiple specialty skills and is on Salon Mentor or Leadership Team.
- Salon Master: Spent career here with minimum of 5+ years and has mastered multiple focus skills and part of core Leadership.
Advanced Stylist | Lee's Summit
Jessie is a stylist at our Lakewood Lee's Summit location! This sweet southern belle is a favorite for highlights, haircuts, men's cut and up-do's.
Master Stylist | Kansas City
Abby is an experienced colorist and expert hair cutter at our downtown Kansas City salon. Her warm personality will make you feel welcome and relaxed.
Salon Senior Stylist | Lee's Summit
Mariah grew up in the salon world and has skills far beyond her age. This talented stylist is one of Gemy's former assistants and works full time at our Lee's Summit salon focusing on specialty color and hair extensions.
Master Stylist | Lee's Summit
Sandy is an experienced hair stylist and colorist and works at our Lakewood Lee's Summit Studio 39 location. She is an expert hair cutting specialist who's skilled at men's cuts and stylish women's styles.
Esthetician | Kansas City
Bridget began her journey with Studio 39 as part of our lobby support team while she was in aesthetics school. She has been here for 4 years and is talented and professional in skincare and waxing services.
Associate Stylist | Advanced Colorist | Makeup Artist | Kansas City
Brielee is a talented makeup artist, colorist and stylist. She is Gemy's last apprentice and now works full time as a stylist at our Kansas City salon. She excels in all blonde and highlight work and is available for prom and wedding services.
Educator| Salon Senior Stylist | Kansas City
Sierra brings her West Coast style to the salon color team with various techniques in highlighting. She is a great listener, with high standards of professionalism and helps as a Studio 39 Salon educator.
Salon Master Stylist & Colorist | Hair Extension Specialist | Kansas City
Emily came to Studio 39 in 2014 as Gemy's last full time salon assistant. This fast paced, side by side salon experience helped give her the experience to manage her own large clientele with organized grace and expert service.
Master Stylist | Kansas City | Lee's Summit
Morgan Is an experienced Bridal stylist and accomplished colorist. She does smoothing treatments, hair extensions, and is known for beautiful dimensional blonde and color melting techniques.
Salon Master Stylist & Colorist | Kansas City
Taylen began her career at Studio 39 in 2014 as Gemy’s assistant and is now a color specialist and master stylist known for long cuts blended in glamorous layers.
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