ABOUT OUR STUDIO
To provide Freelance Beauty Professionals with a space to develop their brand, serve their clients, inspire others, learn from others, and reach their ultimate career goals.
We support the type of beauty professionals who provide outstanding service, understand the importance of looking great, help others, share knowledge, are open to great changes & improvements, and are always looking for ways to make their surroundings even better! Every idea is always heard and considered. We treat each guest as one of our own and help each other in every way possible.
On a community level we strive to support local businesses and local charities. We feel that the best way to grow is with our community. St. Louis city is a misunderstood place and we plan on making it a sought after destination.
The first question people ask when meeting me is “Why would you leave Florida for St. Louis?” The answer “Why not?” It’s amazing how many people overlook the potential of this wonderful city. The architecture, the history, and the trendsetting-unique people are all amazing and inspiring. Since moving here in April of 2010, I wanted to make an impact in the community and share success. I wanted people to know who I was and what I stood for. For as long as I can remember my dream has always been to enjoy life while running an artistic studio that developed looks for film, print, and aspiring talent. I truly desire to help everyone succeed and feel empowered to become what they’ve always dreamed of.
To my surprise, there was not one salon environment in the downtown area that catered to this type of clientele. There are so many production companies and talent agencies, but nowhere to hone one’s image. St. Louis is a best kept secret filled with talented stylist, photographers, and hair/ makeup artist. The thought of providing a space where all these talented people could flourish was exciting. As Gandhi would say. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Since I couldn’t find the atmosphere I was looking for I simply created it.
The concept for Thirteenth and Washington was developed for the creative entrepreneur wishing to start their own business. The opportunity to start up in such a prime location is irresistible and perfect for catering to the downtown community. The space has a modern meets vintage style and is versatile for stylist, and editorial hair/ makeup artist. The space can be used for collaborative events, photo shoots, salon services, and shopping. Thirteenth and Washington will be “the place” to go for taking your image to the next level and learning how to do so once you’ve left. I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to make my dream a reality and share my vision with the St. Louis community.
-Kristen Linares/ Salon Owner