Meet the Studio West Team in Thunder Bay

ANGIE

Owner/Stylist

  • Favourite Service to Do: Haircuts 
  • Personal Passion: Cooking and Wellness 
  • Career Goals: To be a part of the Greatest Salon in Canada! 
  • Favourite Musician: Van Morrison 
  • Getting Ready Song: "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor 
  • Favourite Thunder Bay Spot: Mackenzie Point 
  • Best Stress Buster: A glass of red wine with a friend 
  • Guilty Pleasure: Shopping for new clothes 

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

Owner/Stylist

  • Hometown: Manitouwadge, ON 
  • Favourite Salon Service: Whenever someone wants to do a drastic change. Completely different cut or colour 
  • Favourite Animal: Dogs, elephants, owls and whales 
  • Getting Ready Song: It changes all the time but right now “Footloose” 
  • Can't Get Enough Of: Coffee and Netflix 
  • Secret Skill: Dance moves. I remember choreography from ‘90s pop bands 
  • Favourite Thunder Bay Spot: Walking at the Cascades 
  • Guilty Pleasure: Binge watching Glee

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

Stylist
  • Favourite Service to Do: Colours 
  • Favourite Hairstyle: Too many to mention 
  • Personal Passion: Fitness 
  • Getting Ready Song "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift 
  • Never Leave Home Without: My makeup on and my phone!
  • Can't Get Enough Of: Camp with my family 
  • Best Present You Ever Received: My boys 
  • Favourite Stress Buster: Working out, camping 
  • Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate!

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

Stylist

  • HOMETOWN: Thunder Bay 
  • Favourite Salon Service: Cut and colour 
  • Personal Passion: Baseball 
  • Favourite Animal: Monkey 
  • Best Stress Buster: Relaxing in my yard with my family 
  • Never Leave Home Without: My schedule! 
  • Can't Get Enough Of: Sleep! Down time 
  • Guilty Pleasure: A glass of wine on my deck

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

Stylist

  • Hometown: Kakabeka Falls, ON 
  • Favourite Service To Do: Dramatic haircuts 
  • Favourite Animal: Raccoon 
  • Favourite Singer: Eric Church 
  • Can't Get Enough: Harry Potter 
  • Favourite Paul Mitchell® Product: Gloss Drops! 
  • Personal Passion: Fishing 
  • Never Leave Home Without: An invisibobble® (The Traceless Hair Ring)

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!

ANDREA

Stylist

  • Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON 
  • Favourite Salon Service: Subtle ombres. I like hand-painting because I get to be creative. 
  • Personal Passion: World travel 
  • Getting Ready Song: "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" by Shania Twain. 
  • Never Leave Home Without: A hair elastic! I always have at least 5 in my purse. 
  • Stress Buster: Going for a run in the country 
  • Favourite Thunder Bay Spot: The top of Candy Mountain in the fall 
  • Guilty Pleasure: Anything chocolate

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!

LAUREN

Assistant 

  • Hometown: Thunder Bay 
  • Favourite Hairstyle: I love curly hair 
  • Never Leave Home Without: My wallet 
  • Favourite Animal: Dogs 
  • Favourite Stress Buster: A hot bath 
  • Favourite Paul Mitchell® Product: Lavender mint shampoo and conditioner. Makes my hair so soft and it smells very fresh 
  • Can't Get Enough: Sleep!

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.

RACHEL

Esthetician / Nail Technician / Makeup Artist

  • Hometown: Thunder Bay (born in Peterborough) 
  • Favourite Service to Do: Gel fills and pedicures 
  • Favourite Animal: I haven't found an animal I don't love 
  • Personal Passion: Working out, doing anything outdoors 
  • Favourite Singers: Carrie Underwood and Cole Swindell 
  • Best Thunder Bay Spot: Boulevard 
  • Best Stress Buster: Going to the gym or for a run 
  • Guilty Pleasure: Food! Chocolate ice cream 
  • Secret Skill: I speak fluent French

CASSEE

Apprentice

  • Hometown: Fort McMurray, AB 
  • Favourite Hairstyle: Vintage curls and beachy hair 
  • Never Leave Home Without: Lip gloss 
  • Favourite Paul Mitchell Product: Marula Light Shampoo and Conditioner, because I love the scent 
  • Can't Get Enough: Of my family and being active

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.

MARINA

Salon Assistant

A Studio West salon assistant, Marina often lends a hand to stylists and clients. Feel free to ask her for help! Marina is here to provide you with anything you need in order to enjoy your time at the salon.

SHANIAH

Salon Assistant

Shaniah is an assistant at Studio West salon and often helps stylists and clients. Feel free to ask her for help! Shaniah is here to provide you with anything you need in order to enjoy your time at the salon.

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807-623-2610

Online booking is for hair services only-please call for esthetics or nails.

122 Frederica Street East,

Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 4V5

807-623-2610

studiowestsalon@shaw.ca

Monday                                           Closed

Tuesday                09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Wednesday         09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Thursday              09:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Friday                    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Saturday            By Appointment Only

Sunday                                           Closed

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