Team

Meet Our Staff

Patrick Hassler, Stylist & Owner

Patrick has an impressive background in the beauty industry. He has been trained in Loreal Academies in London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Madrid, and Soho NYC. He is nationally certified in Balayage, INOA color, and Cezanne treatments. Patrick has trained at the DeSange Academy in Paris and participated in the 2011 NYC Fashion Week. He has 13 years of styling experience and has spent 7 years as an educator. He specializes in color and short hair. Patrick believes in making sure that every client leaves the salon feeling special. He believes that “there is no greater feeling than knowing you’ve made someone’s day, week, or month, by making them feel beautiful!” Patrick’s passion for building relationships, paired with his outgoing personality, has helped to shape the stylists that he is today.

Karen Michalowski, Manager

Karen completed Cosmetology school at Central Florida Community College in 2004. Although life took her in several different directions while she raised her two children, she always knew she had an everlasting passion for the beauty industry. Karen found her “true home” in our salon in 2018 and is excited to be a part of the “journey and family” here at Studio West.

Heather Folk, Stylist

Heather graduated from Empire Beauty School (Cosmetology/Manager) in 1994. She then worked two years for the Paul Mazzotta organization, which was an amazing extension of her education. In 1997, she opened her own salon which she managed for 20+ years. In 2018, she decided to give the chair her 100% focus, which ultimately brought here to Studio West! Collectively, Heather has been in the hair and beauty industry for 25 years. She always looks forward to furthering her education and learning about new trends, which continues to spark her passion for hair. She strongly believes that her guest experience is what is most important in the growth of her clientele. She makes sure she “listens and hears their needs to work on goals that are achievable for their hair.” She sets out each and every day to give her clients “stoppable looks.” Heather truly feels blessed to love what she does and loves that she can use her talents and skills to individualize the needs of each of her guests.

Lyn Wassner, Stylist

Lyn has worked in the beauty industry for more than 26 years. She completed her cosmetology license through the Reading-Muhlenberg Vo-Tech. She has very skilled talents in cutting and styling of short hair, blow drying and as well as foil highlighting. Her friendly personality and dedication have made her a top stylist at Studio West Hair Salon! Lyn loves what she does and has “established many lifetime friendships through her wonderful clients.”

Sherry McNabb, Stylist

Sherry has been in the hair industry for 40 years, 23 of which were spent as a salon owner. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University and is a graduate of the Bryland Beauty School. Her extensive training background includes Toni & Guy, Chadwicks, Paul Mitchell, Redken Certification, Randy Rick, Steve Keller, Goldwell, L’Oréal Color Certifications in INOA and Corrective Color, Sam Brocatto, Mike Karg, Martin Parsons, and Davines. Further, she has taught classes for Redken and has had years of ongoing education. She specializes in dimensional hair coloring and corrective color. Her passion and attention to detail have been key to her successful career as a stylist and past business owner.

Janelle Bugg, Stylist

Since earning her cosmetologist license from Empire Beauty School in 2007, Janelle has spent the past 12 years perfecting her talents. She is certified in Brazilian Blowouts and is also L’Oréal Balayage certified. In addition, she specializes is customized color, especially blonding. Janelle has always had a passion for the hair industry and through continued education, she makes sure to always keep up with the latest trends. She prides herself with providing a detailed consultation with every guest and strives to create a trusting relationship with all clients. Our team at Studio West truly value her creativity, knowledge, experience and fun personality!

Samantha Gehringer, Stylist

Samantha began her career through the Berks Career and Technology Center and has spent the last 14 years in the beauty industry. She is certified in Balayage, INOA color and is a Mirabella makeup artist. Her extensive knowledge in retail lines includes Eufora, Davines, L’Oréal, Mirabella, Redken, and Evo. Samantha has coordinated many on-site weddings, proms, theater, photo shoots, and runway fashion shows. After attending many classes throughout the country, she has perfected her salon skills in make-up and formal hairstyles.  Samantha’s outgoing and positive attitude makes her a wonderful asset to Studio West!

Jeffrey Drobnick, Assistant

Jeffery has been an assistant in the beauty industry for over 14 years. His cosmetology license is from Empire Beauty School, where he earned certificates of achievement in texture design creative style and in long hair design. Jefferey delivers exceptional service and helps to warmly welcome guests to Studio West Hair Salon!

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