The Big Reveal: New Studio

I absolutely adore my new studio. It is a major, major upgrade. And my window is awesome. Who knew I could appreciate a window so much.
So here is the tour: It could still use a few finishing touches, but I’m kind of saving that for when my mom visits. . .she’s good at tying a room together. :)
We start with my favorite corner:

Lots and Lots of products. :)

I’ve got tons of storage space for all my stuff. It’s wonderful.

Our Elisabeth Ashlie wall needs to be stocked up!
Talk about eye sore. That door is hideous. Uhg. I need to replace the “screen” thing with a nicer, matching drape or something. 

The LOVELY canvas’. What do you think of the look? 

Just to give a little perspective of size. Not my size, the rooms size. :)
So to those who live near me and can come in to the salon, Welcome! And those that cannot, I wish you could! But I hope you enjoyed the tour! 


  1. says

    I am SO tempted to break up with my hair stylist Of 5 years and come to you!! Gonna have to seriously think about it. The new space looks great! Love reading all about your DIY projects and then seeing them used. It’s awesome! Congrats!

  2. Anonymous says

    Hi Kate! I live in Raleigh (by Crabtree!) – where is your new salon studio? I’d love for you to do my hair! :) I need a new do!


  3. Caitlyn says

    I love the new studio! How cute! You could try a nice light grey raw silk curtain swaged to one side on the door? That might look nice. I live about 2 hours from Raleigh and I am truly contemplating driving that far to get my hair done. Crazy? I think not, more like crazy for your mad skills! Love your blog! Keep up the great work! Good luck with your new studio and the next time I’m in Raleigh I’ll make an appt. for sure!

  4. says

    I second the thought to paint the trim around the door. Also, you could get one of those stickers that “frosts” the glass in the door so you can lose the icky shade but still allow light to enter in. I’ve seen some awesome frost stickers in great patterns (solid would look great too).

  5. says

    I love it!! Hi, I’m a new blogger, and I follow Shannon Dew (life after I dew) Just thought I’d drop a quick comment and tell you that your salon looks AWESOME!!!! I can’t wait to read your blog!!

  6. says

    It’s gorgeous!! I really wish you were near me… I can’t find a hairdresser that I really love. Well, that’s not entirely true. I’ve got one that I love (an old friend) but I just can’t afford her.

    I probably wouldn’t be able to afford you either. But anyway, I love it!

    Wish you lived nearby AND that I could afford you… how’s that? 😉

  7. Anonymous says

    why oh why can’t i live near you ! LOL

    Ok i have a question. I live in Canada and I’m going to Texas tomorrow. Can you tell me how much i should be paying for the redken shampoo and condition u use and the aquage foaming. I just want to see if it’s way cheaper there. Also, is the redken stuff at Target as good as salon based ones?
    thanks Heidi

  8. Anonymous says

    Hey, its been a WHILE!! I ran into your picture on pin intrest! Looks as if our days are filled with similar projects… KEEP CREATING! Your hair, your studio, your passion … abosultely beautiful!

    Megan Carey

  9. Anonymous says

    Hi! I was wanting to ask you your opinion on using a razor to cut bangs. I just went to a new girl and she used one on my hair and now it looks frayed.

  10. Caroline says

    The new studio looks great!! Can’t wait to see it in person! You are wonderful! Glad the rest of the world now knows your mad skills and awesomeness and why I followed you even when you moved out of my town :)

  11. says

    Congrats!!! The space looks awesome and totally your style. I am happy that you are so pumped about it :) To bad I dont live close enough to pop by cuz I totally would!

  12. says

    Anonymous: Razor cut bangs can look great if done correctly. And it all depends on your texture too. If you feel they look frayed, maybe bangs cut with shears would be more the way to go!

  13. alison says

    Ok i have a question. I live in Canada and I’m going to Texas tomorrow. Can you tell me how much i should be paying for the redken shampoo and condition u use and the aquage foaming. I just want to see if it’s way cheaper there. Also, is the redken stuff at Target as good as salon based ones?

    I woulde like to know this too.

  14. says

    Heidi and Allison: You can expect to pay approx. $15-17 each for the shampoo and conditioner and about $20 for the aquage uplifting foam.

    And I would avoid , if you can, buying it at target as a lot of products lines wont guarantee their products unless they are purchased at a salon, or a store like Ulta (which as a salon in it).


  15. says

    New spot looks great!!!!! I sure wish that I lived near you…wherever that may be…I’m in Nashville…and don’t think you are….but wish we were closer because I’d sure love to come sit in that chair and let you do wonders on this head of hair!

  16. Anonymous says

    I heart this blog. Thank you so much for sharing tips about hair! I sent you an email to this blog email account asking about driving to you in Raliegh to do my hair. I’m in Charlotte. I’m that serious. Serious. I used to drive 5 hours from St. Louis to Fayetteville, AR for my person.
    Crazy, yes. But I’d do it for good hair. 😉

  17. says

    I live an hour away from you and need a new hair stylist bad!! Seriously would drive for you to do my hair. Do you have a certain email account that is just for your business? Would love to schedule an appointment!

  18. says

    I wish I could! I came across your page from Pinterest and them stumbled upon your hair tutorial videos- FANTASTIC! Besides those being so great, I adore your hair color. Glad to be a reader now.

  19. says


    I know I’m a little late for the party, but I just stumbled upon your blog via Pinterest and have enjoyed exploring it. I’m in the Raleigh area and though it’s not quite hair, I have been in DESPERATE need of a good brow waxer. I’ve tried SO many places over the last 2 years…any recommendations? Thanks! :)

  20. says

    I love the look of your new salon!! It looks amazing, classy and professional. Didn’t realize you had a solo shop, congrats, I know that’s tough! Sure wish I didn’t live on the other side of the US, I’d be your best client!! :-)

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