The beauty industry wasn't something that every parent was proud to see their child do in the 1970's. There are many parents in this day that don't realize how this industry has bloomed and evolved. I was a prime candidate of the band wagon. I left Page County, VA and came to Denard's Beauty School hoping for the best. It lit a fire inside me to help people feel good about themselves. After getting my license, I started my journey working at Full Tilt Hair Cutters working under Jim Hoover himself. Not only did I learn that this was my passion, I did hair beside my best friend Donna who now greets you with a hot cup of coffee at our front desk. Soon after I started working for Studio PHD, shortly following that I purchased the business. In 1992 and 1994 I had two children. Ally, our salon coordinator, works with me today. You will get to see her doing all types of things to help the company and our team. My son, Jon, who is our handy man around the salon and day spa. You won't see him that often. It has always been my dream to work with like minded individuals that see this industry for all it has to offer. In my many years, it has evolved, changed, evolved, and changed again. In my journey I have been there for many of my long term guests that have suffered from illnesses, divorce and death. I have been apart of marriages, babies, and life long achievements. Some of my guests held my kids while I did their hair and some even picked them up from school. If I had to thank anyone for where I am today it would be my guests, my family, all of my mentors through the years and God. The relationships and experiences this world has given me are things I will never forget. There are many things I hope to do in my upcoming years. My biggest hope is to impact our community be showing other young artists that there is so much that can be done. The sky is the absolute limit and if you work for it, you can do it. I personally like to be the one that's cheering you on.
This industry has always been a special piece of my heart. The effect it can have on someone is amazing and it's something I take a ton of pride in. Encouraging the growth of a person's self esteem upgrades my life in so many ways! We hope all of our guests feel welcome and at home in our company.
Watching my team grow is one of the best parts of my role at The Studio. Artists that truly have passion for our industry can become well established professionals with just a little bit of support. I love being that support system for my team. There's nothing better than watching them crush their goals!
Alex started her career in Tyson's Corner, Virginia at the Paul Mitchell School. After graduating in 2013, she returned to Harrisonburg and started at The Studio shortly after. She specializes in free hand-painting, including balayage and ombre, and vivid fantasy colors. If you're looking for a trendy new color and style, she is the girl for you! She strives to make all of her clients feel comfortable, beautiful, and confident while her chair. She looks forward to her future in the industry as an artist.
Elizabeth has been a stylist at The Studio since 2003. She loves staying current and up-to-date on the latest styles and techniques by attending classes in and out of the salon. Elizabeth specializes in blended foiling techniques and variations of the modern swing bob.
When it comes to guests, Elizabeth is a great listener and communicator who loves to make her guests feel and look beautiful.
Since joining The Studio in 2009, Khanda has dedicated her time to learning, educating, and designing cuts and colors to best accentuate her clients' unique qualities. Her expertise in hair care, meticulous technical skills, and unparalleled client service make her the most integral hair stylist for all of your hair care needs. She has a remarkable talent for threading and is also fluent in Kurdish.
Brogen is one of our excellent Level 4 stylists. As one of our brightest personalities, she thrives to keep our guests pleased and entertained. Having graduated from the Paul Mitchell school in Tyson's Corner, VA, Brogen was inspired to become a stylist after being a client at The Studio! She particularly enjoys creating gorgeous works of art, especially formal hair, with a vintage twist. She lives through her mantra of, "All you need is love...and great hair!"
With 25 years of experience in the beauty industry, Marlo joined The Studio in 2013. She specializes in cutting curly hair, styling for formal occasions, and coloring. Whether you've got curls or not, let Marlo take care of all your beauty needs!
Coming to us from Yonkers, New York, Miriam brings experience from 2 previous salons and has been an employee at The Studio since early 2013. She initially trained under our Owner/Master Stylist, Judi Crawford, and in August of 2013, she became a Level 1 Stylist and she has continued to work her way through the system to a life long career! Her favorite thing to do is a total change for color and haircuts. She is working on building a steady clientele here at The Studio and is very excited for this journey!
Savannah graduated beauty school in 2016 where she then dabbled in perfecting her craft at a previous salon. She finally found her way to The Studio in 2017, completing her masters program under master stylist, Alex Mehling. Savannah loves to play with vivid fantasy colors and has a sweet spot for the art of balayage. Come in, have a seat, and enjoy the security of a exceptional experience in Savannah’s chair!
Joining The Studio in 2015, Estela trained under master stylist, Judi Crawford. Estela enjoys doing it all, from haircuts and color to extensions and makeup. She attends classes regularly to keep up with the latest trends and techniques. Whether you’re looking for a simple everyday look or something extreme, Estela will provide you with stunning results.
Tammy has 14 years experience and is a Level 3 stylist with our team. She enjoys doing all things hair and is well versed in coloring and cutting techniques, as well as gel manicures. In her spare time she is working towards her Botanical Body Care Products Certification, and cares for her awesome two children.
After two years of schooling, Morgan received her cosmetology license and went on to start her career specializing in men’s hair care in The Valley in August of 2014. Morgan has since joined The Studio under Master Stylist, Alex Mehling. Morgan continues to grow and develop knowledge to stay up to date on the latest trends and styles. If you’re looking for detailed cuts, color, and a skilled makeup artist, Morgan will provide you with excellent results for your satisfaction
Hi! My name is Ben! I am a Level 1 Stylist at The Studio Hair Salon & Day Spa. I’ve always loved art and The Studio is the place to express myself, no matter whether you’re a guest or a service provider, this is where it’s at. I look forward to meeting you, whether we meet once you walk into the door or someday in my chair!
Hi there my name is Johanne! I am an Apprentice at The Studio Hair Salon and Day Spa. I assist with making appointments for our guests, getting our guests ready for their services, helping recommend your at home haircare regimen, and making sure that all phone calls received are answered and taken care of properly. I hope to get my barber’s license soon so that I can one day start our masters program under our fabulous barber, Derek. After all is on the right path I hope to build my clientele because I love taking care of people! I want to make sure that my future clients not only look good, but feel good as well. This is a journey that I cannot wait for. For now, come see me at our front desk and I’ll make sure you’re taken care of!