The Oaks Salon Studios – professional hair styling studios independently owned in a beautiful, comfortable setting located in West Ashley – Charleston, SC.
Professionals Located Inside of The Oaks Salon Studios
Katz Hair Studio
Joanna Katz Chronister
Joanna Katz Chronister has built a solid reputation over her 28 year career in hair design, training under the likes of world-renowned artists such as Michael O’Rourke (Big Sexy Hair, Rock Your Hair), Phillip Wilson (L’Oreal, ColorProof) and Scruples Professional. She most recently worked under industry icons at the Premiere International Beauty show including Charlie Price, Amy Goltz, Katie Renshaw and Mia Ligouri McHugh, Co-President Creative of Scruples.
Educated at Paul Mitchell the School of Charleston, Crissie is a believer in education and with an evolvi ng unique set of skills ranging from balayage, gray coverage, foiled highlights, fashion colors, brow tinting and waxing, men’s color and cuts, to children’s cuts. Crissie is always looking for inspiration to give unique experiences and transformations call Crissie to Book and Appointment or consultation.
Northern Roots Hair Studio
In 2006, I moved from New England to Charleston, to begin my journey into the hair industry. Throughout my career, I have fully immerse myself in learning all I can about the cosmetology industry, from business classes to emerging hair trends. I specialize in customer service, providing each guest with a genuine, personalized service while creating a customized look for each guest based on their hair goals. My other specialties include dimensional color, precision cuts, and educating each guest on how to maintain their hair at home!
My desire to begin a career in the beauty industry started in 2003 when I worked as a front desk coordinator for a successful salon in Massachusetts. This allowed me to see the genuine appreciation each stylist had for their guests and vice versa. It was this side of the industry that motivated me to make a career change. I loved the personalize connection between stylist and guest and I strive to create that bond, all while creating bad a** hair!
Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, I moved down to Charleston shortly after graduating hair school in early 2014. My love affair with the Holy City began while working Charleston fashion week that same year and from that moment forward, I knew this is where I wanted to be. I spent the earlier part of my career focused on styling which led me to several nationwide fashion weeks, including New York. After spending time working behind the chair in Charleston, I realized my true passion was hair color. This passion and experience behind the chair also led me to become an educator for Pulp Riot which has granted me opportunities to travel and receive some of the best education the hair industry has to offer.
Though I specialize mostly in blonding, my clientele is a beautiful blend of grey coverage, rainbow hair, blondes, balayage, red heads and more. I strive to create a customized and relaxed yet exciting experience for all of my guests, in which they feel safe, heard, understood and taken care of.
Kathy has been creating beautiful hair for her clients here in Charleston since 1985. She has trained with Frances DuBose, Martin Parsons, TIGI, Rusk, and at the Goldwell Institute, to name a few, Kathy’s goal has always been to provide a great personal experience for her clients in a professional and fun atmosphere.