The Studio Stylists

At The Studio, our hair stylists, barbers, colorists, braiders, and educators are recognized as some of the top creative talents in the industry. Each stylist has been selected for their individualism and their unique ability to translate their knowledge and experience into what makes you the most excited to look in the mirror every day.

Los Angeles

Chicago

Adam Lee Kenney

Owner & Founder, Los Angeles & Chicago

Adam Lee Kenney

Owner & Founder, Los Angeles & Chicago

“Let’s be real. I have been fired from every job I’ve had” Adam states while being interviewed at the opening of his second location. “After a while it starts to make you think maybe it’s not everyone else that is the problem.”

Adam, the creator and founder of The Studio by Adam Lee Kenney, has had many achievements in his nearly 15 years of doing hair. Buying and selling salons, building a loyal clientele in Chicago and Los Angeles, taking class after class offered in any type of hair advancement he could find. Yet, when asked about any of it, he stated “It doesn’t matter what I’ve done before. None of it was comparable to creating what I created at The Studio.” He went on to say “When I opened my space I had no idea what it was going to be. I just knew that I had been fired from every single job that I’d had and I couldn’t find the right fit for me. So, I built it. What I didn’t know was the space that I would literally build with my own two hands, would also be what many others in the same situation were looking for as well.” Since then, The Studio has opened its doors to many different types of stylists and colorist. Maybe they weren’t in the same situation Adam was in, but another that also made The concept of The Studio look appealing. Adam goes on to tell us “After a while there were so many different stories. So many different uses for the space that I created that one day it just clicked. This is exactly what I had been searching for in everyone else’s salons. I was proud to offer anyone who needed a place to work a place that is designed for the stylist. No other salons will market the fact ‘we do not cater to the people in the chairs getting their har done.’ But we do. We have created a space that is designed to be whatever you need it to be by offering a space that focuses on keeping the stylist happy at all costs.” He then went on to tell us a long list of amenities and bonuses that you get from working in The Studio as an independent stylist. He told us that he wants prospective renters to leave the space their first time seeing it thinking ‘this is too good to be true’. “If they think that then I have properly sold them on all the things we offer.” And believe me, it is a very impressive list.

Adam has focused on making other industry professionals life easier, but he says he never intends to stop doing hair himself. “I am not an office person. I am not a 9-5 person. I hate it when I have to sit at my desk for too long. I crave being behind the chair so I will never stop doing it. Even if it’s just for fun.” Adam specializes in blonding and is available for booking in LA any time his schedule is open online and in Chicago once each month. (warm months that is.) “I usually put a blast on the instagram accounts (@TheStudioSilveralke, @TheStudioLakeview) to let my Chicago guests know I will be coming into town. But, just be aware if you’d like to see me there… I do NOT travel back when it’s snowing!”

The founder of The Studio by Adam Lee Kenney also told us he has a lot of ideas for the future. When asked if there will be any new locations and where, he replied “YES! I don’t know when or where yet. But, I would love it to be as soon as possible! and maybe Miami? New York? I am not sure. Realistically there will probably be a few more locations in both the LA area and different Chicago neighborhoods first. But, it’s fun to dream.

We ended our time with the industry disrupter with some insanely vague news about what he’s been working on outside of The Studio concept. “Keep an eye out for The University by Adam Lee Kenney and Retouched.” Two brand new things coming our way that he wouldn’t elaborate on any further. We will keep our eyes peeled, Mr. Kenney, and can’t wait to see what comes next.

Jeremy Clark

Los Angeles

Jeremy Clark

Los Angeles

Jeremy is a veteran stylist and avid colorist. He is a collaborative artist known for his skill at highlights, color, long and short Haircuts. With many years under his belt of both salon ownership and behind the chair work, imagine the results you’re going to see!

Ben Davis

Los Angeles

Ben Davis

Los Angeles

Ben believes in controlled imperfection. Intentionally messy, if you will.  The Seattle native, who was trained as a barber and cut his teeth at local salons in LA, is currently into crafting looks that follow that script. A nice neat gentleman’s haircut is great! But, for those who follow Ben’s intentionally imperfect mindset, we think you’ve found your guy!

Kait Eldred

Los Angeles

Kait Eldred

Los Angeles

Kait was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been doing hair in the neighborhood for 10 years. Kait worked her way through many specializations in her time as a stylist but, she finally found her passion in short hair styling and barbering. If she’s not in the salon, sorry. You wont find her anywhere near here as she chooses to spend her time traveling to different countries and enjoying what she works so hard for.

Keith Garrison

Los Angeles

Keith Garrison

Los Angeles

Keith is a license hairstylist with over 20 years experience and a loyal clientele from grown from all those years working in the area. Fun fact, Keith worked in the salon that The Studio used to be. So, having him and his clients back to work with us after the remodel is a lot of fun to chat and reminisce about. The best way to book with Keith is through email.

Erek Jozefski

Los Angeles

Color. Cut. Keratin.
Women. Men.
Day. Night.
call/txt 323.420.3254 hairbyerekj@gmail.com
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Maggie Lopez

Los Angeles

Maggie Lopez

Los Angeles

Specializing in color corrections and big color transformations, Maggie’s 16 years of industry training show. After working under a famous colorist in a Beverly Hills salon for many years, Maggie came back to the Silverlake area and found herself much more at home.

Megan Lovato

Los Angeles

Megan Lovato

Los Angeles

Megan is another one of our born and raised LA based stylists with over a decade of professional hair industry experience in the salon and on set. She is known for her long lasting blowouts, haircuts, and color on all hair types & genders with an emphasis on hair quality, integrity, and gentle care. She is partial to coppers, though. Don’t let the amazing blonds and shag cuts she does fool you, give her some redheads all day long. Especially on her own head. Her late night IG stories get crazy. 

Emmanuel Plata

Los Angeles

Emmanuel Plata

Los Angeles

An LA native, Emmanuel (he/him) embraces comfort, effortlessness and the natural sun-kissed Californian blonde tones for anyone who is looking for a change. In his 13 year career, Emmanuel is known for his modern balayage techniques and has a passion for color corrections, blonding and funky vibrant creative colors.
Emmanuel believes in great hair, for all walks of life. “Beauty really comes from within and connecting with clients is the most rewarding part. I enjoy the process of finding common ground with others, trusting one another and understanding what it takes to make someone shine. I want clients to shine, inside and out.”
Outside of the salon, Emmanuel enjoys exploring the outdoors whether it’s a short beach stroll or a hike high up in the mountains.
He loves plant-based foods, sweet delectables and coffee shop adventures, embracing both near & far.

Paige Smith

The Studio Manager, Chicago

Paige Smith

The Studio Manager, Chicago

Paige is the manager at The Studio by Adam Lee Kenney’s Chicago Location. With over 8 years in management experience, Paige changed things up just slightly and came to us from running one of Chicago’s most high end MedSpas. When we brought Paige on board we immediately were attracted to her happiness and bubbly & warm personality. We knew that giving her free reign to fill the space with all the best stylists and vibe-y friends she could meet would be a breeze. Because who wouldn’t want to work with a building full of their happiest friends? If It’s the music. If it’s a good joke at the right time. If it’s just a hug cuz you’re having a bad day. OR a good day! Hugs are great on good days, too, right? Paige wouldn’t turn down an opportunity to make someone smile in her life and we’re lucky enough to have her with us. So, if you just want to hear that joke or if you have a questions about our space, contact Paige and ask her for a coffee. It’s on us.

Joanna Bulthuis

Chicago

Joanna Bulthuis

Chicago

Joanna has been a licensed hairstylist for 15 years. Specializing in precision haircuts and vivid hair color. Certified in Hot Head Hair Extensions. Always continuing education. 

Angie’s number one goal as a stylist is to make you look and feel fabulous. She started her journey at a very young age and, just like her grandmother who was also a stylist, she gets joy seeing others glow when they see their transformation. So, what are you waiting for? Come sit in her chair or book online for a time to chat with me before our service and let’s get creative together.

Sean Illian

Chicago

Sean Illian

Chicago

Sean is a stylish renaissance man hailing from Montana. He draws inspiration from his French heritage: Classic lines and proportion are paramount in his work. After nearly two decades behind the chair, one will be guided in discovering their own “Style DNA” when having a consultation with Sean. A self-proclaimed hair color addict, his life’s work is to elevate hair color from a service to an art-form.

Whether creating a neoclassic short cut or polishing long layers, his passion for the guest is unparalleled. Having taken advantage of a multiplicity of advanced education opportunities, he wields an impressive knowledge of hairdressing. His passion for the art and science of healthy resplendent hair is inspiring. The harmony of customized color with an exceptional haircut is the ultimate statement piece.

Sean imparts “there’s no trend as potent as enhancing each individual’s inner beauty.”

Yesenia Moreno

Chicago

Yesenia Moreno

Chicago

Yesenia has been a hair and makeup artist for 10 years. A “jack of all trades” stylist means she’s the bomb at anything you’re looking to have done. However, her specialties are color and extensions. She is a certified Wella Master Color Expert, and certified in extensions for adding length and volume.

Jocelyn Salas

Chicago

Jocelyn Salas

Chicago

Jocelyn is a born and raised Chicagoan who is proud to be a hairstylist and involved in the industry. She’s always had a passion for creativity and is constantly looking for new ways to challenge herself as a stylist. Jocelyn is skilled in color and cuts, but obsesses over some beautiful balayages. She enjoys keeping up with the latest trends from hair to fashion so when you see her, you’ll know you’re getting something cute and modern. Jocelyn loves helping clients find a confidence they never knew they had. Always excited to meet new friends and build a great connection. During her free time, you’ll catch her with a cup of coffee scrolling down Pinterest or spending time with my family and two pups.

Nuzhet Sayrun

Chicago

Nuzhet Sayrun

Chicago

Nuzhet, a Master Hair Stylist for over twenty years, has a passion for both cutting and coloring. Experienced with diverse hair types and ethnicities, Nuzhet has worked on the Gold coast with top salons as well as managed a newly developed community salon. A student of Pivot Point, a master of precision and edgy cuts, bold radiant colors, coupled with excellent customer service. Nuzhet believes that understanding and listening to clients allows her to envision a perfect outcome for her guests as well as a regimen promoting hair with health integrity.

Available late evenings and any time Saturday or Sunday. Pre-book or walk-in.

Tim White

Chicago

Tim White

Chicago

A true Chicagoan, Tim grew up on the south side of the city in Bridgeport. Tim started his career at the prestigious Pivot Point academy in 2002 graduating with his license in 2004. A passion for precision hair cutting and coloring led him to Vidal Sassoon Academy in London England where he studied with trend forecasters, absorbing tons of knowledge, gaining inspiration and a unique perspective on design. Tim’s clients always enjoy his friendly and down to earth demeanor as well as style. Specialties include tailored haircuts. Lived in balayage and bombshell blondes.