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You know the saying, “If you can’t do, teach?” That does not apply to Alis. She is an accomplished veteran stylist at Studio Branca who is known for her cuts and colors AND Alis leads the education of our apprentices as the Associates Program Educator. If you came into the salon wanting the latest style, Alis would definitely be in the know – one of her passions is keeping up with changes in industry trends, including one of her specialties, balayage! Cosmetology trends aren’t the only thing Alis has a passion for – she’s also a health and exercise enthusiast.
From dolls, to manikin heads, to her loyal clientele – Allyson’s career in the hair industry started at a very young age. Experienced in cut and color, Allyson’s true passion is helping women with curly, thick hair find the best styles and color that works for them. She has a special way of making each client feel beautiful when they walk out of the salon. After working her magic at Studio Branca, Allyson loves to go on long runs and relax with a good cup of coffee.
Ever show a stylist a picture for your hair inspiration and walk away from your appointment wondering if they need glasses? Amanda Schilling is the exact opposite – she goes above and beyond to make your hair dreams become a reality. When we get new nail products at the salon, Amanda is like a kid in a candy store. After she leaves Salon Branca for the day, it’s hard to track Amanda down – she’s always on the go! Whether she is in her kitchen baking, packing up for a quick weekend getaway or out and about on her bike, Amanda is always living life to the fullest.
Asked if she had any particular specialties, Anna said “coloring blonds, resistant gray, cutting, styling and controlling texture, curly and fine hair.” Oh that’s all? Maybe all of Anna’s areas of expertise are because she has been in the cosmetology industry for more than 20 years? Or perhaps because she has had an immense amount of education in just the past five years? However she mastered these skills, her clients love the results! Not only is Anna amazing at all-things beauty on the outside, she also has a passion for achieving beauty and health on a molecular level. Ask her about her own personal journey to health to find out more!
Color cutting, extensions, and special occasions styling—oh my! Carrie can do it all, but this amazing stylist loves working with color – it is her passion. Whether it’s color reparation, a drastic change or simple, subtle highlights, Carrie can identify her clients’ needs and work with them to create their perfect look. When she isn’t creating masterpieces in the salon, Carrie is spending her time with her family either at home or at their favorite close-to-home getaway spot – the Lake of the Ozarks!
Studio Branca & Salon Branca are famous for their complimentary scalp massages and part of that notoriety is thanks to Cynthia. Her scalp massages, paired with her ability to create the perfect cut and color for each individual client’s feature, makes her a crucial member of our team. We personally think it’s part natural talent and part Cynthia’s desire to LEARN. Whether it’s cut and color classes, spending time in a museum, or reading, she cannot quench her thirst for learning more about everything!
This St. Louis native realized that she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps and explore a career in cosmetology at a young age. Jamie had the opportunity to join the Studio Branca team in 2008 and train under one of our top stylists! Here she has become the go-to girl for long layering techniques, color formulation,and foil placement. Whether you are a client with thin hair seeking more volume or thick hair looking for an easier styling method, Jamie knows her stuff. When she isn’t giving her guests the gift of confidence, you can typically find Jamie hanging out around town with her husband and three beautiful children.
Curly hair, she don’t care! Jessica spent a lot of her life trying to tame her unruly hair and what seemed like hassle at the time has led her to a successful career in cosmetology! The best part of this color and cut specialist’s day is seeing her final product come together. There is really nothing quite like watching your color come together to perfectly compliment your cut. Jessica not only enjoys using her talent as an outlet for her creativity – she loves meeting all of the new and different kinds of people you can only meet at a place like Salon Branca. Born and raised in Wentzville, Mo., Jessica still resides there today where she spends her free time with her family enjoying the outdoors.
For Julie, honesty is the best policy. She knows what will look best on her clients and excels at helping guests learn how to work with the hair they were born with – be it voluminous, thin, straight or curly! If Julie was forced to pick one hairstyle to cut for the rest or her days, it would be a bob – she specializes in working with short ‘dos! Think Julie might look familiar? Maybe it’s because she is a St. Louis native familiar to that famous area question, “What high school did you go to?” Perhaps you saw her coaching the drill team at her alma mater, Pattonville High School! Or maybe you’ve seen on the St. Louis Rams’ sidelines, cheering on the team to victory. She’s everywhere!
The two things that take the absolute most precision, accuracy and patience in cosmetology are extensions and color. In this case, actions really do speak louder than words because Kathy specializes in each. She thinks the ultimate compliment that a client can give her is referring her work to someone else – and guess what? It just so happens that she gets a lot of those kinds of compliments. There are certain people in the world who you can tell are just happy to be doing their jobs and Kathy is the epitome of that – from her clients to her coworkers, she loves working at Studio Branca!
You may as well change the phrase from jack-of-all-trades to Laura-of-all-trades, because this stylist specializes in hair color, cutting AND special treatments like keratin treatments. AND she is great at solving challenges her clients face because she has stellar talent and listening skills. AND she is constantly improving her knowledge by attending industry education classes. AND, well, you get the picture! When we let this gem escape the salon (we would seriously set up a cot for her to work 24/7, but we don’t think her family would appreciate that!), Laura is either spending time with her gorgeous daughters and husband, curling up with a good book, or doing what she can to give back. Laura is one of a kind and we’re lucky to have her as a part of our family at Salon Branca.
Known for her personal approach, Lauren has dreamed of a career in the beauty industry for nearly her whole life. Although she has been working at Studio Branca since November of 2016, her first cut and shampoo gig was at the age of 2. Her favorite thing to do is help her clients leave feeling even more beautiful and confident than before. She is a hometown girl who enjoys nothing more than spending her time off at home with her family, and she is proud to be a cat lady. If you come in and see Lauren be sure to ask about her cat, it’s the cutest cat in town!
Now Lisa has 14 years under her belt at Studio Branca & Salon Branca, specializing in cut and color. If you’re looking for ways to add volume to your ‘do, Lisa is your girl – just be sure you have somewhere to go after your appointment because you’re going to look too good to just go home! She doesn’t just do amazing work in the salon, either. In her free time, Lisa loves to visit her children’s elementary school to lend a hand!
Our Maggie may have been born in a small town, but she is a city girl at heart and a true gem! An art lover originally, she loves to use herself as a canvas and is known for her amazing makeup work. She is certified in HotHeads Extensions, Keratin Complex and GloSkinBeauty, and she is always working to improve through training and education. Nothing makes her happier than seeing a client leave feeling more beautiful and confident then when they arrived, and that is her daily goal. On her time off she can be found hanging out with friends and family, and spending time with her 2 favorite pups.
Any Curly Sues out there? Meegan knows from personal and professional experience how to not only tame but also embrace your spiral coif. In addition to her experience in hair, she also continues to learn about the art of skin care and what is best for each and every client. When Meghan isn’t hooking her clients up with amazing cuts and skincare advice, you can find this hot momma training for her favorite race – the Tough Mudder.
Everyone has a friend that is always in the know of the latest and greatest industry trends. Reese is “that” girl here at Studio Branca. Whether it is the newest color techniques, chic cuts or elaborate up-dos for your special day, you can count on Reese to know what will look best. Reese puts her knowledge outside of the salon to good use, volunteering her time at a local senior facility.
If hair was fashion, your hair would be the fabric and Sarah would be the seamstress. With a strong background in fashion, this talented stylist brings a different perspective to your hair appointment. Her cuts are all about maximizing movement, versatility and impact to help your hair reach its maximum potential. Sarah is also well-trained in the art of investigation. Sometimes stylists and guests have a language barrier when it comes to describing exactly what they want, and Sarah has a special ability to take the time to understand all of her clients’ needs and wants. Staying true to her fashion roots when she’s not at work, Sarah can be found perusing the craft store for fabric or resale shops for fun, vintage finds.
Ever walk away from a haircut never again able to recreate the masterpiece that your stylist designed? You must have never had the pleasure of sitting in Sarah’s chair at Studio Branca. She prides herself on taking the extra time to teach her guests how to style their custom looks. Her patience paired with her killer color and blow dry abilities, makes her an unstoppable triple threat. Outside of the salon, Sarah’s extreme dedication to health and fitness gives her the opportunity to compete in figure body building shows.
In the real world we say that nothing is black and white. In the world of hair salons, we say that nothing is just blonde, brunette and red—it’s a mantra that Tony lives by. Whether you are choosing a color from the rainbow or you’re looking for a way to brighten up your current color, Tony knows how to make your hair exude personality and make an entrance. He is also passionate about something a lot of clients don’t take the time to understand – product! If you’re making an effort to make your hair fabulous, Tony wants to make sure that your product preserves your hair’s new ferocity until your next salon visit.
As always, Studio Branca is fabulous!! Everyone is so friendly. I always receive excellent services.Debbie Hendrix
Salon Staff is always amazing and helpful. Never been happier with my color or cut. Have had other services (spray tan, eyebrow wax, etc.) and I was equally as satisfied. Will never go anywhere else!Emily Schilligo
Always a relaxing and amazing experience. I have been going to Studio Branca for 13 years and I always have the best service and walk out feeling fantastic!Heather Giesing
I have had nothing but amazing experiences at Studio Branca. Leann does my hair and I’ve never left upset. Recently I had my bridal party come in for everyone to get their hair and makeup done and everyone at the salon was great to work with. All of my friends looked amazing as well. I definitely would recommend to anyone who is looking for a new salon.Jennifer Harris