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No Small Task: From Paralegal to Cosmetologist

Get to know Stacy Shires, cosmetologist and co-owner of The Studio in Lewisburg, located at 3293 Jefferson St N. Suite 101. Her business partner is fellow cosmetologist, Hope Napier. Stacy is a mother to a very spicy red-headed little girl, age 5, and the sister to two encouraging and independent women. She is also an aunt to a beautiful niece and handsome baby nephew. She grew up in Alderson with 2 supportive sets of parents. Stacy began her stylist career in 2013 and grows increasingly more fascinated with the career each day. It was no small task for Stacy to accomplish what she’s grown to love. She has worked hard to build a successful clientele and business and says, “Hard work and morals were taught to my sisters and I at a young age and I attribute that to my success”. Learn more about Stacy with our Q&A:

What inspired you to open The Studio? The Studio has been in business for a few years but when we decided to move locations and start a full service (hair, nails and skin) it was all about more opportunity. We had grown out of the small space we were in previously and ready to expand into an upscale full service facility.

What is your professional background? Prior to attending Cosmetology school in 2012, I was the lead paralegal for a local defense attorney. I’ve dabbled in a few different careers but Cosmetology is my true love!

What is your business background and how did you find your location? Besides owning my own business, I’ve worked for several small business owners in town. We were able to snag our amazing salon space from Ream Properties.

What services do you offer? At The Studio we offer all types of hair services, manicures and pedicures and microdermabrasion/facials. Additionally, we facilitate spa parties to Bridal groups, little girls birthday parties or just anyone wanting a few hours of relaxation with some friends/family.

What are your hours? Mostly by appointment 6 days a week.

Learn more about The Studio and see Stacy’s cosmetology work on facebook @TheStudio032712. To schedule an appointment, CALL/TEXT 304-646-9683.

– HashtagWV #118. October 2019.

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