The Kansas City Star | Gemy

Kansas City Star Story Behind The Story When I was a salon assistant, I drove to work every day hating my job. High end salon life was not what I expected.  In the winter when I made my fist it would crack and bleed from doing shampoos all day. When I left college for... More

How To Shampoo The Right Way

You may think a post on how to shampoo the right way isn’t necessary but hair washing can be confusing. Most of us were taught to wash hair every day growing up. Now pro’s recommend shampooing only a few times a week. With terms like sulfates and co-wash tossed... More

Hair Loss Prevention

How to prevent hair loss. Hair loss is becoming a big concern for many women. Products and pills to aid hair growth is a booming business. Before spending lots of money, there are some simple tips to assess and prevent hair loss.  Hair shed is normal. Hair naturally... More

Original Studio 39

West 39th Street When I was 24, I leased a walk-up studio loft on West 39th Street. To me “Studio 39” lacked creativity, but I didn’t want a salon named after me, so a name linked to the neighborhood made sense. A studio on 39th street. Studio 39 was a no-brainer. In... More

Slimming Hairstyles

Slimming Hairstyles Slimming hairstyles can make you look thinner! Start with the haircut because a cut is the foundation of your style. Full faces need balance and proportion so try to avoid to extreme lengths because a very short haircut can make round faces appear... More