A Chat with Ariana Lanae at Salon Studios
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I base my business on quality of service, rather than the quantity of clients I can squeeze into my day. I believe going to the salon should be a relaxing environment, in which you need to have my undivided attention.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I am passionate and creative, and I feel like those qualities can shine more in an environment that I control. It’s a different world working for a corporate salon, and too often they push you to follow specific techniques, where everyone’s work looks the same.
What do you love most about your job?
I love every aspect of my job, but I have the most passion for styling hair (i.e. Wedding, prom, photo shoot), and coloring hair. I also enjoy that I encounter so many different people.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
I’ve recieved a lot of wonderful feedback, but the most touching one happened while I was still in school. I met a sweet woman who was still recovering from Chemo. It was the first haircut she had after Chemo, and she was in tears with how “beautiful” she looked. I nearly cried.