Read on as we chat with the owner behind the new salon on the west side that’s taking tresses from drab to fab with their customized cut and colors.
Everyone looks for a salon and stylist who will treat their hair as if it were their own. The recently-opened Studio Lush was created with just this in mind.
As a new boutique salon on the west side of Cincinnati, their mission is to create the perfect style for each client through precision cutting and custom color. In fact, owner Nicole Stalf Stenger’s motto is “Don’t waste the pretty.”
“Meaning, don’t waste your time, your money, or your own gorgeousness,” she explains. “We want to be a place where clients know and trust us and feel at home and then fabulous when they walk in or out the door.”
Stenger says her salon staff prides themselves on creating a customized look for every client. From cut to color, makeup to nail care, they have you covered on everything from the classics to the latest trends.
Stenger says they stay up to date on these trends through ongoing industry research, education and mentorship. “We travel for continuing education, we study the latest trends in fashion and the hair industry, and attend classes from some of the most sought after artists in the beauty world,” she says.
Opening Studio Lush is Stenger’s life-long dream come true, she says, as she has always wanted to bring this new and creative energy to Cincinnati. “I wanted to create a space that was warm, inviting and definitely unexpected to find on the west side,” she explains. “I was very careful in selecting every piece in the salon. We have a Boho chic, vintage, warm vibe and people who have walked in have been gushing over the decor, and the feel. It definitely doesn’t feel like your typical salon, it’s like a boutique.”
Stenger says a lighter and romantic look has been taking over this fall and winter season. “We’re seeing lots of gradation of color with color melts and balayage still going strong. Cuts are soft, with lots of texture and swingy in style. Flowy tresses kissed with sunlight babylights, dappled colors and fringe are longer, fuller than we’ve seen in the past. Angled bobs are longer in design, and more romantic versus the traditional edge we’re used to.”
Studio Lush officially opened in October 2016, but Stenger still has exciting plans in the works starting with a grand opening party this November. They’ll also be hosting ladies night shopping events with a host of local vendors. Stenger is also excited to bring the whole salon staff to St. Ursla for the 2017 Pantene Beautiful Lengths project benefiting breast cancer awareness.
Studio Lush is located at 6543 Harrison Avenue. To learn more, visit them on Facebook or give them a call at 513-331-LUSH.