For years, customers, friends, and family have told me to open my own business. Throughout those years (11 to be exact) I have been fine-tuning my skills, learning how to better serve others, and mastering my customer service capabilities. Finally, I am ready to take this step and branch out on my own. However, I am never alone with all of the love and support I have from my clients and those whose surround me in this special life. When you see me for your hair and make-up needs, it is more than just a trip to the salon. With a spa-like atmosphere, my soft voice and healing energy, aroma therapy, and an organic, non-toxic product regimen- you are sure to unwind.
With 14 years of in-salon experience, I have worked with an array of hair repairs. My keen eye for color carries over into my make-up applications, along with my motto of being healthy, and using clean products. These are practices that I value and follow in my personal day-to-day life.
Spreading the love and light for healthful living doesn't stop when I leave the salon! Cooking for friends, neighbors, my mechanic, anyone- is my biggest hobby. Usually I find myself expressing creativity outside of work too! Painting and writing poetry being my most favorite modalities for artistic expression. I take pride in what I do, and look forward to sharing it with you! Expect to leave my chair relaxed, with a higher sense of confidence, and knowledge on how to groom yourself at home.
Serena is also a Certified Organic Hairstylist, has received multiple Certifications from Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, and is an Updo's expert for over 5 years with Up-Do's For I Do's, LLC.
I'll start by saying I won't trust anyone else with my hair but Serena. She is gifted beyond measure, deeply talented and passionate about hair and using the highest quality green and organic products.
I'm a tough customer to please and I first saw Serena at a different salon about 8 months ago for a gentle hombré look. I had tiny blue highlights put in my hair within the last 2 years but hadn't had anything drastic in easily 5 years so I was initially nervous about coloring a big chunk of my hair but she made me feel at ease with her kind, calm and warm demeanor. She did an amazing job and I was hooked. In fact I loved the color so much, I went back later that week and committed to a full hombré. It was gorgeous. She was so patient too, I remember I showed up super late and she squeezed me in anyway.
For a guy, getting his haircut isn't always a big deal; after today I think I'm going to make it one. In the past haircuts were quick and cheap; in and out, bonus points if it looked decent. I've never left a salon feeling like a different person, having this optimism and confidence; I feel like a million bucks! Serena is so passionate, creative, and damn good at what she does; she is also very calming and friendly. I warned her when I sat down that I don't talk much, but I found myself talking to her the whole time. I opened up to her and felt safe in her chair. I remember thinking I was probably talking and moving too much, usually I just sit there with my eyes closed until it's over; today... I'm still smiling! #ShopLocal
Serena has been my stylist for almost 10 years now. I always leave with a smile on my face. She has taken me from dark brown to a beautiful blonde, to red and even purple multiple times. We've just trimmed my hair, added layers and even chopped my hair to a fun asymmetrical lob! Not only does she make my hair look and feel amazing she's given me tips, showed me makeup tricks and even helped me pick out the right makeup for my skin. I highly recommend Serena to anyone and everyone!
Step out of the city into Historic Catonsville, and unwind at our unique studio nestled on Ingleside Avenue. The decor is calming, and well-balanced. Antique touches will grab your eye, showing the building's ageless charm. Enjoy fresh, fair trade coffee, or some hot tea while you experience Serena Rose Styles. (Google Maps)
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