In October of 2020, during an unrivaled global pandemic, Studio Thirty-Six Annapolis, LLC opened its doors. Though this was a difficult time for businesses around the world, this was not the first hardship this team had faced.
The Studio Thirty-Six name has significant meaning to the owners and team. Most who work here have worked together for over 11 years. Their previous employers, who were the owners of once highly regarded David Alexander Salon and Spa in Annapolis, MD, closed their doors unexpectedly on the morning of Tuesday, September 24th, 2019. The owners fled in the night stealing 3 weeks of all their employees income as well as so much more. With client appointments scheduled weeks out, the team had little time to act. Nicole White, Stacey LaRochelle, Zachary Heil, Neil Rohrbaugh, and Jesus Marroquin acted promptly and within thirty six hours started operating in a new location, renting a local studio in the Annapolis area. During this time the team was fortunate to have the help of their previous supervisor, Kelly Henderson, who guided them through the operations of what happens behind the scenes of a salon. In just over a brisk five months the world was stormed with the COVID-19 virus. On March 12th, 2019 residing Governor Larry Hogan closed all non-essential businesses in Maryland. This shutdown lasted eleven weeks for salon services in the Anne Arundel County area. During this time all government assistance had been denied. Once operations were able to proceed, the capacity limits were less than half of normal operations. At the end of the studio lease the team came to be in what is now Studio Thirty-Six. Fortunately their move returned them to the same street the team had worked on for years where David Alexander had previously been. This new space was designed with COVID-19 social distancing precautions in mind and a vision to showcase their strength, their resilience, and their pride they carry for the Studio Thirty-Six name.
The Studio Thirty Six staff is internationally trained with the L’Oréal Professional brand, the first permanent hair color to ever be created in 1909. Having traveled to France, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, and throughout the United States, this team has worked one on one with international stylists known throughout the world. These opportunities have allowed some of the team to become educators and artists within the L’Oréal brand, teaching salons throughout the nation and thus receiving the latest hair trends and techniques from international leaders. Multiple artists within the Studio Thirty Six team have participated in New York fashion week and have had features including Vogue as well as multiple local magazines such as ‘What’s Up?’ and ‘UpStart’.
Studio Thirty-Six is filled with bright natural light having windows all around. Over flowing plants create a sense of peace and serenity. Their warm hearted staff are more family than coworkers and they embrace every client as if they have been a part of their family for years. You may receive services from a specific stylist, but your experience is spent with the entire team.
IT'S NOT JUST A SALON, IT'S AN EXPERIENCE.
Zachary - Master Stylist
Zachary Heil has been a highly sought after stylist for ten years in the Annapolis area, having previously trained under some of the industry’s leading stylists from around the world. Zachary’s specialties are blondes, color, and unique customized haircuts.
Shortly after starting his career, he was approached by one of the world’s ultimate luxury hair care lines, Shu Uemura, to become an educator for the brand. In 2019, he also became an educator for L’Oréal Professionelle. Zachary has done extensive training with the L’Oréal brand throughout the United States, as well as Europe.
Zachary not only holds himself to the highest of industry standards, he also loves what he does.
“I have always said when coming home from either a work trip or personal time off that I am happy to be heading home. Home to me is behind the chair, in the salon. Becoming a co-owner of Studio Thirty Six is the most rewarding step I have taken thus far in my life, and I can not wait to see our family grow.”
Nicole - Master Stylist
Nicole White began her career at 16 and quickly became a Senior Cosmetologist so she could share her passion for teaching by apprenticing others after being so motivated and inspired by her mentors. With 20 years experience, she has trained under L'Oreal Professionnel across the US and Europe under some of the top stylists known in the industry.
Certified in HairTalk extensions, Nicole also specializes in blondes, dimensional color, fantasy color, and creative cutting.
‘I love coming to work every day and doing what I love with my work family, there’s a real connection and bond with my clients and I strive to provide a comfortable and safe space as well as the perfect custom look every time someone sits in my chair.’
Stacey - Master Stylist
Stacey LaRochelle has been providing quality hair services to her clients for over 25 years. She served as a master hairstylist and color specialist at one of L’Oreal’s top 100 salons, David Alexander in Annapolis, for over 20 years. During this time, she received training through L’Oreal Soho Academy New York, Redken Exchange, Bumble and Bumble, and Vidal Sasson. Stacey also was selected for special training by L’Oreal’s World Tour Event in Spain which featured top L’Oreal educators from around the world.
Stacey’s focus has always been to provide her guests with the best quality hair services. The trainings and certifications she provides includes balayage, Keratin Complex treatments and HairTalk extensions. She also specialized in quality coloring services including highlighting, corrective coloring and signature haircuts.
The core focus of her business is to build trust with every client before evolving their look. It is important for her customers to be heard and understood. She will take her time to establish a clear objective before beginning any service.
Stacey is an experienced artist who loves her craft. Her passion for hairstyling has resulted in a happy client base and many friendships.
Dede - Master Stylist
Dede Crout is an awarding winning stylist from Los Angeles who has lived in Maryland for over 30 years. She has received certifications from extra training programs from LA, Texas, New York, and Maryland focusing on hair cutting designs, to the latest balayage and color melting techniques.
Her focus is with current looks, pushing the limits to edgy and sometimes avant-garde designs. She also loves to work with fashion colors which involves the whole look, or just a splash of brilliant color strategically placed. Dede is also well versed in up styles for weddings and special events.
Over the years, Dede has been also known for her editorial work in local publications as well as vogue magazine.
Jose has been a shampoo tech and ‘Annapolis shampoo legend’ for over 18 years. He loves coming to work every day because it’s a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Jose simply feels as if he is at home when entering the salon and not only is surrounded by his salon family but also considers each guest as a part of his family as well.
Jose has created a bond with every guest and provides them with an amazing scalp massage. He ensures each guest is relaxed and taken care of personally from the beginning to the end of their service.
Jose always ensures it’s going to be “A fabulous day at Studio Thirty-Six!”
Emily was born and raised in Crofton, Maryland. She is currently studying for a degree in Marketing and Business.
Emily has been a longtime client of this team so it was a smooth transition to working with them. Outside of work Emily enjoys a good brewery, traveling, and spending time with her dog, Harley.
The Studio Thirty Six team specializes in a wide range of services including but not limited to: Precision cuts, Color, Highlights, Balayage Highlights, Ombre Color, Keratin Smoothing Treatments, Perms and Extensions.
In the pursuit of beauty.
Curated customs cuts ranging from precision to texture designed specifically for you.
Declare your style.
Having a night out? Tired of the same old same old? We offer all styles from smooth and sleek to Hollywood glamour. For bridal or special occasion services please contact us.
A new you!
From French balayage, global applications, teasey and baby lights, to classic highlighting techniques, we use L’Oréal Professionel and recommend Olpalex with all color services.
The extra touch
We offer Keratin Complex treatments to tame unwanted frizz, create a smooth glossy finish, resulting in effortless time-efficient styling. Perms designed specifically for your desired results. Our staff is also HairTalk extension certified, please call with inquiries and to schedule your consultation.