Lynne was formally trained as a hair stylist in the Boston area where she grew up. She moved to the Pioneer Valley while attending Bay Path College where she earned a degree in Arts and Sciences. Lynne worked for nearly thirty years in area salons before combining her education and work experience to build Studio 72.
Under Lynne’s direction Studio 72 has a unique approach to styling not commonly found in other salons. Lynne leads the team to collaborate as a group of artists. That teamwork helps to inspire and sharpen the skills of the individual stylists in order to deliver an outstanding experience for all clients.
Ray has been refining his art as a stylist for over 25 years. His vast experience has granted him the opportunity to develop many of his own techniques to create a personalized look for each client. He is particularly interested in connecting with a client personally to better understand their goals and how to meet them. Ray’s specialties include coloring, retro styling, and men’s haircutting. Ray has attended many advanced seminars which have allowed him to expand his expertise. He has mastered the technique of precision cutting and is proficient at angled bobs. Ray has an eye for old Hollywood glamour and prides himself in satisfying era-appropriate requests by his clients.
Ray is certified in the Keratin Complex Smoothing System and is happy to consult on solutions for complex and high-maintenance hair types.
Ellen brings to Studio 72 over 20 years of experience in the hair industry. Ellen started her education in a different direction, earning a B.A. In Journalism from U Mass. Ellen soon realized her career, like her hobbies, needed to be more artistic. Ellen enrolled and graduated from Chameleons School of Hair Design.
Ellen loves to work on crafts, experimenting with many different artistic modes. She finds that same satisfaction now in her work. Coloring, shaping and molding all different types of hair, working with the hair's natural texture is what she does best. In 2015, Ellen received formal training in NY City for "Deva Curl" cutting, coloring and styling. Ellen's strong attention to detail when working on clients, is remarkable. Studio 72 is fortunate to have her on the team of stylists!
We are fortunate to have Julie two days a week at Studio 72. Julie works full time in a esthetics salon located in Boston, where she has been perfecting her craft for over 17 years. Graduating in 2000 from Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics, Julie's specialties include facials, chemical peels, specialized skin services, microdermabrasion, and all types of body waxing. We love when she "pahks her cah" in Studio 72's "yahd", because she is a very sought after professional with a mastery in Esthetics. Underneath the thin veneer of Julie's "Boston swag" you'll find her down-to-earth, sweet and thoughtful personality.
For the last 11 years, Jaime has earned an outstanding reputation in the Easthampton area as a inspired, meticulous, and detailed nail artist.
A 2005 graduate of Chameleon's School of Hair Design, Jaime took her education to the next level, completing master courses in "Liquid and Powder", "Nail Makeovers" and "Gel Enhancements".
Jaime's success in her field is not only due to her expertise, but also because she has a genuine love for nurturing and pampering her clients. She is warm, welcoming, sensitive and compassionate; personality traits that compliment her artistic nature. Jaime genuinely loves her work, and it's obvious with the level of attention and care she gives each person who sits in her chair.
Talent, ethusiasm, hard working and pleasant personality, are the best words to describe Cristina. From the time she was able to start working as a receptionist in her Aunt's salon, Cristina was determined to make the beauty industry her destination. Receiving the very first award in her cosmetology class for Student of the month, Cristina was excelling and on the fast track to forging her career as a inspired Hairstylist and Nail Technician.
Cristina has advanced training in balayage and highlighting, and is an accomplished men's stylist too. Under Jaime's tutelage, mixed with her existing talents, Cristina has proven herself to be a detailed and artistic nail technician.
In loving memory of Ernest, to whom the salon is named after, "Ernest Incorporated".