megan-fenno-wcpo-tv-cincinnati Photo credit: Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO

I’m absolutely in love with this photo that was taken for work. Not only does it capture my personality, but has my favorite city in the background and a bonus, it was a great hair day!

When I posted this picture on Facebook a few weeks ago, I again, received so many comments about my hair wanting to know who colors it from where do I get it cut, etc.  So of course, I’d like to take the opportunity to brag about one of my dear friends who recently opened up her own place, Nicole Marie Studio on the west side of Cincinnati.

Owner of Studio Lush - Nicole Stenger - Cincinnati

You may remember I wrote about Nicole last year when she was working for Tangles. When she mentioned the possibility of starting her own business, I no doubt, knew she’d have much success. Having an entrepreneurial spirit paired with a bubbly personality, Nicole Marie Studio just recently launched in June.

As a fellow small business owner myself, I take pride in being able to share the things I love locally; from the realtor we used to sell our house to where I get my hair styled. I know how important word of mouth can be for small local businesses and if I like something, it’s definitely worth sharing!

What I like most about Nicole is her honesty. I’m busy and am sure you are as well. I always ask Nicole for color that will brighten my natural hair color, but will also remain low maintenance and manageable. Nicole suggested I go a tad darker than my natural color using “shades”, which isn’t permanent color. It’s not only is less damaging to your hair but also will subtly fade over the course of time. Meaning, I never have roots and I can go about eight to ten weeks without getting my hair touched up. Talk about saving time and money!

Speaking of cost, that’s the other reason why I recommend Nicole. She does quality work for a very reasonable price. A women’s haircut is $20. Men’s and children’s cuts are only $10. Partial highlights start at $40. Brow waxes are $7.50. You get the idea.

Here’s the info you need to know:
Nicole_Mare_Studio_Salon_Concepts_Cincinnati_OhioIn addition, Nicole also has a Facebook page where you can see more photos of her work, hours of operation and how to book online.

There is also a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, September 20th with drinks, appetizers, giveaways and prizes!  Grab your free tickets here:


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