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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.

Bria Jones, Stylist

Bria has spent the last 10 years mastering the art of corrective coloring and delivering vivid color transformations for her clients. Since graduating from Empire Beauty School in 2010, Bria has completed various trainings in blonding, texturizing and even barbering. She currently serves as a Matrix Artistic Educator. Bria enjoys balayage, a technique highlighting hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated and natural-looking effect. Bria shares that the highlight of her career is “making people feel beautiful and sharing my knowledge of our industry.”

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Francesca Mazzotta, Stylist

Francesca has spent her entire life surrounded by the hair industry and for more than 20 years she has been perfecting her skills as a stylist. Her former education includes the Randy Rick Beauty Academy along with several certifications including Cezanne treatments and Brazilian Blowouts. Francesca is a Matrix Artistic Educator who specializes in color and blonding and is excited to help “make a great Studio West experience for our guest.”

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Tori Nolan, Stylist

Tori is a 2020 graduate of the Berks Career and Technology Center where she completed her cosmetology license. She joined our Studio West team in 2018 as an assistant and is excited to welcome guests into her chair! Tori has completed several certifications including Cezanne treatments and is currently working on her teacher’s license. Tori specializes in medium/long hair and enjoys balayage, full color transformations and fashion vivids. Tori states that she “loves meeting new people and making every client feel beautiful inside and out.”

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Lauren Buller, Stylist

Lauren brings to Studio West over a decade of experience in the beauty industry. She has trained extensively in balayage and color through L’Oreal Professional Academy in New York City and Paris. She is also certified in Cezanne Smoothing, Eufora precision hair cutting, and is a trained Guest Service Expert through Summit Salon Business Center. In addition to working behind the chair for 11 years, she has been an educator for the last 7 years training both new stylists and front desk. Lauren strives to create a total experience for her guests that is tailored to their needs and hair goals.

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Samantha Miller, Stylist

Samantha completed her cosmetology license at the Empire Beauty School in 2020 and has joined Studio West to begin her career as a stylist. She is excited to help welcome you to our salon and is excited to be surrounded by great mentors. Samantha enjoys perfecting updos, balayage and texturized cutting. Her “focus throughout all things in life is to be a positive bright influence for all and to help people feel beautiful.”

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Ashley Velez, Stylist

After spending a year as an assistant for us, Ashley completed her cosmetology license at the American Barber and Beauty Academy in 2021 and is thrilled to now be a Studio West Stylist! She is delighted to welcome you to our salon and eager continue growing and learning from the stylists around her so to best serve your beauty needs. Ashley states “I have loved hair for as long as I can remember, and my love grew even stronger when I had to figure out my own curly hair. I am thankful and happy to be at Studio West and excited to have my very own chair to create and make everyone and anyone feel beautiful!”

Jacquie Mitchell, Stylist

Jacquie joined Studio West in 2022 with over 20 dedicated years in the hair industry. She is certified in both Balayage and Cezanne treatments, but her passion is in short pixie-style women’s haircuts. As she says, “there is just something about a woman with short hair that screams POWER!” Jaquie thrives on continuing her education to bring her clients the most modernized classic looks that are fun and easy to style. When not in the salon, she balances family life with her 3 kids. Jacquie looks forward to welcoming all her current and future clients to Studio West.

Marian Cruz, Guest Service Specialist

Marian joined the Studio West team in April 2022 as a Guest Service Specialist. She brings more than 8 years of experience in the beauty industry to our salon and is excited to expand her true passions as she grows both personally and professionally. Marian looks forward to seeing you in the salon and helping to ensure that you have a wonderful experience at Studio West from the administrative side of your visit.

Mackenzie Giunta, Guest Service Specialist

Studio West welcomed Mackenzie to our Guest Service team in April of 2022. Mackenzie brings more than 10 years of experience in customer service to our salon, and she looks forward to helping you enjoy your visit from the moment you walk through our door. Following the lead of several family members who have worked as small business hair stylists, she aspires to one day be a stylist here at Studio West. When Mackenzie is not at work, she can be found enjoying time with her husband and two dogs.