Staff

The experienced staff at Studio | 170 is committed to nothing short of excellence. In order to offer our clientele services that cannot be matched, we’ve curated a team of stylists and service providers that exude a passion for the beauty industry and a dedication to great service and work. Our licensed professionals offer customized and innovative skill sets that are sure to please the most discerning of guests.

Stylists Level 4AA
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Tita • Owner

Tita has a passion for hair and artistry, she has traveled extensively to train with some of the works best, Bumble and Bumble, Redken, Tony and Guy, Vidal Sassoon, Michael Cole, Trevor Sorbie and many more! She has a flare with her razor which takes a lifetime to master! Her passion has led her to share her talent with other stylists to grow in the industry to be as passionate about hair as she is. Tita has grown a team of dedicated individuals who are as passionate as she is and who continuously love to learn. She has created a beautiful family!

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Arta • Stylist

Arta is a master stylist who has acquired clients from all over the nation and is considered a frequent flyer who travels to New York City at least once a month to style clients. Arta was one of the first stylists in the U.S. to do tape extensions. Many years of experience has resulted in her being certified to perform all hair extension techniques and sharing those techniques as an educator. Arta specializes in hair pieces that are applied on top of the head in her own technique that she created for clients with hair loss and/or alopecia. Additionally, Arta has been doing balayage hair painting for more than 20 years. This is a due to her love for sun-kissed looking hair, and individually customizes the color for each client. In Arta’s opinion, the health of a client’s hair is the most important aspect. She believes are the best color to mimic the natural hair colors of children, resulting in a more youthful look which everybody desires. With years of experience and hundreds of classes from all over the country, this expertise combined with her desire to continue learning and educating herself with the newest trends and techniques.

Stylists Level 4
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Kara • Stylist

Kara has been in the Industry for 17 years, her work as a master stylist seamlessly incorporates any clients request, expectation and vision. Her experience and enthusiasm to learn and educate give her the ability to create precision cuts and extraordinary colors with a timeless look. Any look Kara creates grows out beautifully!

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Ruba • Stylist • Nail Technician

Ruba is a talented Hair Stylist and Manicurist. She specializes in color correction, cutting, styling, and blow outs. She is licensed in cosmetology and has over twelve years of experience in the industry. She spent a year working abroad and now uses the knowledge and skills she acquired on a daily basis. As a level four stylist, Ruba loves making every part of a clients styling dreams come true. Her goal is to exceed all of her clients expectations whether the appointment is for a simple cut or an extravagant photoshoot. Being efficient and creative, she is able to custom select top-brand products that will be most beneficial to her guest.

Stylists Level 3
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Selvije • Stylist

Selvije has been in the industry for 27 years. Her many talents include hair-coloring (specialized in hi-lights close to the scalp),cutting and texturizing, updos, keratin services, and eyebrow waxing. Always learning new things. Loves what she does and loves making her clientele feel confident.

Stylists Level 2
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Frankie • Stylist

Frankie has been in the hair industry since 2012. She graduated from the Douglas J Aveda Institute of Ann Arbor and is excited about furthering her career at Studio 170. Frankie keeps a sharp eye by attending various courses on color theory and styling. She is well trained in product lines such as Bumble and Bumble, Redken, Pureology, and Kerastase. Frankie has also been trained by the Kerastase Director of Education, Ninna Dimachki. She specializes in quality colors, haircuts, blowouts, Keratin Treatments, and highlights. Frankie is a very admirable stylist who establishes lasting relationships with her guests while creating stunning results.

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Dani • Stylist

Originally starting her beauty career in Florida, Dani is well experienced in the industry. Having the ability to make people look and feel their best is why Dani loves what she does. She stays updated as a stylist by keeping her attention focused on the latest trends and information. Dani is amazing at all types of hair services. Aside from all of her artistic abilities; she specializes in highlights, color and men’s cuts.

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Megan • Stylist

Megan began her journey in the beauty industry at L’esprit Academy of Royal Oak. Her passions and specializations include cutting, coloring, styling, Extensions, Keratin treatments, and formal styling Show her a picture and she can create any look you desire. She stays up-to-date on styles since she regularly attends classes and continues to educate herself. Megan knows how to work those brushes with an incredible blow dry!

Stylists Level 1
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Indira • Stylist

Indira has always appreciated self-care and beauty. She specializes in Balayage and was trained by Candy Shaw at Sunlight Balayage. Indira attended the school Paul Mitchell Bradley where she made the Dean’s list. Being up to date on the latest cutting methods, trends, products, and fashion is how she always provides her clients with amazing results they love.

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Corina • Stylist

Corina is a very talented stylist who was educated at L’esprit Academy. She does everything from amazing updos and trendy braids to stunning colors and cuts of perfection. Corina keeps herself inspired by attending classes for continuing her education to insure top quality results for all of her clients.

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Arianna • Stylist

Arianna is a Hair Designer at Studio 170. In 2017, she was certified as a Redken Specialist, where she became proficient in product knowledge, hair color, design, and finishing. Arianna keeps up with the current trends by attending the annual American Beauty Show in Chicago. There, she observes and learns from top professionals in the industry. Locally, she attends monthly classes taught by industry educator and blogger, Nina Dimachki. Attending seminars with business leaders in the industry, Global Educator Michael Cole, Salon Owner, and Motivational Speaker Jen Planck, and Industry Coach Tabatha Coffey, Arianna has learned from the best how to enhance her clients experience in the salon. She graduated Cosmetology school with Honors among the top of her class while simultaneously attending high school. Her true passion and inspiration in life are to have the ability to help people be confident with their self-image. Her mission behind the chair is to make her clients happy with who they are and to appreciate their natural beauty. She strives to work hard and learn something new every day that will better her as a person and a professional.

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Kayla • Stylist

Kayla has over 5 years of experience and expertise in the hair industry. She is a graduate from the Douglas J Aveda Institute. She stays knowledgeable on all the new trends and techniques by attending the Chicago hair show each year and taking 5 or more classes a year. She specializes in hair color, women’s cuts, blow dries and keratin treatments but has a real passion for creating beautiful blondes.

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Julia • Stylist

Julia Beydoun is a highly trained, Michigan based Makeup Artist. She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Creative Design Advertising from Michigan state university. Her love for art and makeup started at a very early age, and in 2011 her passion blossomed into a career. She took her talent of drawing and painting and brought her artwork to life through makeup artistry. Julia describes makeup artistry as “painting on living canvas”. She explains, “Every canvas (face of a client/model) is different. Whether that be in shape, color, texture, etc. Each canvas has a vision, an opinion, and a story. Each must be specially prepped and painted to create a customized and flawless application. The makeup products are my mediums, artfully layered and blended to achieve the desired effect. In makeup artistry, no face is exactly like another. That is what makes it so beautiful and exciting.” Julia also dabbled in hair design, but her true love resided in makeup. Julia spent over 6 years refining her skills and broadening her makeup experiences.

She completed a rigorous, comprehensive training program and continued to acquire education on current makeup trends, techniques, and latest product knowledge. Julia has worked with many talented photographers and agencies. She was trained in Chicago for Chanel and is now making a name for herself in the Bridal makeup industry. She is focused on creating beautifully timeless looks for her bridal parties while utilizing her skills with traditional makeup and airbrushing. Today, Julia continues to work passionately at Studio 170, where she trained under master hairstylist, Tita. Julia also specializes in eyelash extensions and false lashes. Her patience and attention to detail is what keeps her clients feeling confident that she will make them look and feel beautiful.

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Nicole • Stylist

Having been in the beauty industry since high school, Nicole knows every end of the business. Nicole graduated from Marketti Academy of Cosmetology. She is extension certified and continues to grow her passion by continuing her professional education. Possessing a wide range of creative ability, Nicole does all colors and cuts and also specializes in blondes. and has a flare for red heads!

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Dawn • Stylist • Nail Technician

Dawn is a Licensed Cosmetologist and Instructor of eight years. After graduating from L’esprit, she became interested in teaching and taught there for three years. She is very passionate about making those in her presence feel important and beautiful. Dawn is aware of the fast changes the Beauty Industry is accustomed to and embraces the process by continuing her education. She also specializes in makeup artistry and has a keen interest in the art of Halloween makeup. Dawn loves all aspects of her profession and is happy to help clients with any of their beauty needs.

Nail Technicians
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Muna • Nail Technician

Muna has been a nail technician for over twenty-five years. She has many expertises from relaxing pedicures, flawless polishing to her speciality acrylics. Muna is amazing at sculpting french manicures. With her bubbly and positive personality, Muna’s number one priority is providing her guests with an enjoyable experience while building a lasting relationship. She is always willing to go above and beyond for her guests.

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Diana • Nail Technician

With over three decades of experience in the Fashion Industry as a fashion designer, Diana decided to take her expertise and love of fashion, trends and color to the Nail Industry. Diana loves mixing and customizing nail colors and adding gems. In her sixteen years with our salon family, Diana is not only a Nail Tech but a concierge and a confidant. Her warm personality quickly makes anyone feel like a friend. She takes pride in giving the ultimate experience whether it be a quick polish change or a foot treatment in our private pedicure room. She is also passionate about teaching her guests how to maintain healthy nails and feet with her vast product knowledge and keeping up to date on all the new trends.

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Yvette • Nail Technician

Yvette has been in the Beauty Industry for over fifteen years. Her perfectionism is the key to creating any look a guest desires. She specializes in manicures, pedicures, and blowouts. Being actively engaged in fashion and styling, Yvette knows how to personalize her guest’s style to their liking.

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Dawn • Stylist • Nail Technician

Dawn is a Licensed Cosmetologist and Instructor of eight years. After graduating from L’esprit, she became interested in teaching and taught there for three years. She is very passionate about making those in her presence feel important and beautiful. Dawn is aware of the fast changes the Beauty Industry is accustomed to and embraces the process by continuing her education. She also specializes in makeup artistry and has a keen interest in the art of Halloween makeup. Dawn loves all aspects of her profession and is happy to help clients with any of their beauty needs.

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Ruba • Stylist • Nail Technician

Ruba is a talented Hair Stylist and Manicurist. She specializes in color correction, cutting, styling, and blow outs. She is licensed in cosmetology and has over twelve years of experience in the industry. She spent a year working abroad and now uses the knowledge and skills she acquired on a daily basis. As a level four stylist, Ruba loves making every part of a clients styling dreams come true. Her goal is to exceed all of her clients expectations whether the appointment is for a simple cut or an extravagant photoshoot. Being efficient and creative, she is able to custom select top-brand products that will be most beneficial to her guest.

Esthetician
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Josephine • Esthetician

Josephine is our Spa Esthetician, who has over 25 years of expertise in this highly extensive field. She has a calming presence with healing hands once she has touched your face you will be back for more! Experience Josephine as she works her magic. She specializes in facials; stress relieving facials for results over a period of time and the Hydrafacial for immediate results. Her clients all say there is no other than Jo-Jo!

Masseuse
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Michelle • Masseuse

Training in Orthopedic massage and assessment, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point therapy for relief of headaches, back and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, fascial release, increased circulation, weight loss, detoxification, stress relief, and general relaxation. With almost 10 years of experience, Michelle will be able to help you with your aches and pains.