OUR TEAM

Behind the Chair

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TARA BEACH

Owner/Stylist

Tara began her training at Studio West Salon as an assistant when the salon first opened in 2006. She is now a successful hair stylist and possesses proven dependability and leadership qualities that have led to her ownership of the salon. Tara has been raising the standard of the salon through education 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 colours 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.

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SHELLEY KEMPPAINEN

Senior Stylist

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.

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STACEY GARTON

Senior Stylist

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.

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SARA PUGH

Stylist

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!

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ISABELLA CARPINO

Stylist/Apprentice

After enrolling in her first Cosmetology class in high school, Isabella fell in love with the beauty industry. 

From there she enrolled at NuWave School of Hair Design after graduating high school.  While at NuWave, she excelled at women's and men's haircuts and her personal favourite, women's colour!  She was eager to learn new techniques and was always up for a challenge.

Having recently graduated from NuWave, Isabella is excited to start her career at Studio West.  She's looking forward to meeting and working with new clients to make their salon experience as wonderful, creative, and relaxing as possible.

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EMILIE VARRIN

Stylist/Apprentice

New to the Studio West team, Emilie is committed to providing a lasting salon experience.  She's always been interested in hair and looks forward to meeting new clients!  She loves highlighting and blondes, but is down for anything.  Book with her today!

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SHANIAH MCCRAW

Salon Coordinator/Makeup Artist

Shaniah is the Salon Coordinator at Studio West Salon.  Feel free to ask her for help! Shaniah is here to book your hair appointments, help you with your wedding party, and answer any question you may have!  She also loves makeup and is a makeup artist at Studio West.  She loves a full glam look just as equally as a fresh, natural look.  Book with Shaniah today to achieve any look that you are going for!  

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MARINA LAFONTAINE

Assistant

As 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.

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CHELSEY LOKSTET

Assistant

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

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