Angie loves her fulfilling career in the hair industry and was drawn to it at a young age. She has never lost the desire to continue learning. While building and maintaining an impressive clientele, Angie is always looking to learn more and to improve her skill set through hair shows and classes. Her desire for growth pushed her to venture into becoming the owner of Studio West Salon and Spa. Her goal was to create a unique salon experience by using traditional and modern techniques in a beautiful and welcoming setting. Angie has very high expectations for her staff members and thus has created a very impressive team. Angie is very proud of the team’s professionalism and respect for one another and their clientele. She trusts all the members of her salon and believes wholeheartedly in their ability to provide the best service. Studio West and its owner are committed to making sure that every client who visits the salon feels welcome, enjoys her experience, and leaves feeling beautiful.
Tara began her training at Studio West Salon as an assistant with the salon first opened in 2006. She is now a successful hair stylist and possesses proven dependability and leadership qualities that have vaulted her into the co-owner position. Continued education has been vital to Tara’s success thus far, and she plans to continue it through her career. Through continued education, Tara has specialized as a Great Lengths Extension Artist, with great feedback from brides and other clients. Tara can create any look an individual desires, including short, long, greater volume, chemical-free highlights, fun colour that won’t fade, or a combination of any of the above through the application of the most beautiful extensions in the industry. Tara takes great pride in her work and is very proud of her precision cutting, colouring, and styling. Tara focuses on her strong worth ethic, customer service, and growing clientele.
Stacey has been a professional hairstylist since 1990. She brought her terrific experience to Studio West in 2011. Stacey started her training in Thunder Bay and continues her education through hair shows and seminars. She believes that one should never stop learning, and her constant desire for new knowledge keeps her modern. She continues to learn new techniques and trends she can pass on to clients. Stacey loves achieving individual looks that match the personalities and lifestyles of her clients and then teaching her clients to achieve the same looks. Stacey’s goal is always to provide her clients with the highest level of service by being positive, pleasant, and professional.
Shelley has always had a strong interest in the beauty industry. Her career began in 1993, and in 2011 she found her home at Studio West Salon. Shelley’s passion is to create beautiful hair to customize your look, express your individuality, and suit your lifestyle. When you’re in Shelley’s hands, her outstanding customer service, communication, and personal approach become an experience just for you. She dedicates herself to continual education, always evolving and learning in hopes of inspiring others. In 2015, Shelley developed a new service at the salon called “Style Like a Pro,” which allows clients to book an appointment to learn how to use their new Paul Mitchell® pro tools. In her off time, you can often find Shelley teaching workshops to our team.
Sara has been interested in hairstyling her whole life and dreamed of working in a salon. Her dream became a reality in 2011 when she became a Studio West stylist, just three months out of school. Sara believes in continual education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field. Dedicated to seeing you leave the salon with a smile on your face, Sara will give you a great hairstyle and a great laugh!
Growing up, Andrea loved styling hair for fun. She never dreamed of becoming a stylist as a career; however, her natural talent spoke for itself when family and friends told her she would excel. In 2013 she began her formal training at Laurenzo’s school of hair design in Southern Ontario, and in 2016 she was welcomed as a member of the Studio West team. Andrea was originally trained with Joico products but has fallen in love with everything Paul Mitchell®. Whenever possible, Andrea is trying new techniques. She loves being creative and has developed an expertise in braiding and updo styles. Client happiness is incredibly important to her and she will go above and beyond to make sure you leave the salon with a smile!
Annie is a talented young professional with a passion for learning. Her thirst for knowledge is keeping her at the top of her game and on trend with all of the latest hair techniques. After graduating from Nuwave School of Hair Design here in Thunder Bay, Annie immediately fell in love with Paul Mitchell and the Studio West culture, and the rest is history. Annie believes in not only giving clients the best service possible, but also giving them the tools and knowledge they need to maintain their look after they leave the salon. She loves doing platinum cards, and would do one every day if she could! Her ultimate goal is that every client leaves feeling better than they did when they came in. you can find some of her beautiful work on her Instagram @annie_studiowest
A Studio West salon assistant, Lauren often lends a hand to stylists and clients. Feel free to ask her for help! Lauren is here to provide you with anything you need in order to enjoy your time at the salon.
Esthetician / Nail Technician / Makeup Artist
As a young child, Cassee was interested in hairstyling. She always cut and styled her family’s and friends’ hair for special occasions and for fun, never thinking that after having kids she would have the opportunity to turn her hobby into a career. When an assistant position became available, Cassee jumped at the chance, and soon after her assistant position turned into an apprenticeship. She was honoured to accept and looks forward to the future and all that it has in store for her at Studio West.