Category: Community

Open House Next Saturday – Save 10% All Year!

Next Saturday, January 23, we are celebrating the opening of our beautiful new salon in the heart of Tulsa’s Historic Brookside with a public Open House from 9am to 6pm. While you’re here, pre-book your services and save 10% on any future appointment in 2016!

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That’s right. Save 10% on EVERY service you pre-book  throughout the year when you do it next Saturday. So, whether you visit us once or twelve times in 2016, you can save 10% on your visit when you pre-book.

Examples:

  • Love having your hair cut every 6 weeks? Pre-book your next 5 haircuts, and save 10% on each visit.
  • Need your hair colored every 8 weeks? Pre-book your next 2 colors, and save 10% on each visit.
  • Crave highlights with the change of the seasons? Pre-book two highlight appointments (Spring & Fall), and save 10% on each one.

It’s pretty simple. This is our way of giving back to our loyal guests, as a way of saying “thanks” for helping us achieve a new level of success with a beautiful new  salon at 3511 South Peoria Avenue.

Never been to Z Studio before? Don’t worry. The offer is open to new guests, too! And, while you’re here, we’ll give you a full tour of our new facility and can even introduce you to a stylist perfect for you, your hair type, and the vision you have for your hair. Our consultations are always complimentary, and we’d be happy to provide that for you, too!

For our new guests, here are a few quick tidbits about us:

  • We’ve been in Tulsa since 2008, but we just recently moved to a beautiful new location (just a mile from our original location); we’re now located in the heart of Brookside at 3511 South Peoria Avenue.
  • We always offer free consultations.
  • We welcome walk-in guests, but always recommend requesting a reservation online or calling 918-743-5353 in advance.
  • We are Tulsa’s premier teaching salon, with a 40-week Associate Stylist Program, similar to a Master’s Degree for hair stylists. The program teaches advanced cut and color techniques and the customer service skills need to work in a prestige salon environment.

We look forward to seeing you next Saturday, January 23, from 9am – 6pm – for an Open House at Z Studio: The Art of Hair.

A Look Inside Z Studio’s New Location

We should preface this by saying, “we’re not professional photographers.” So, you’ll have to forgive us for the quality of these photos, taken on our smart phones.

But, since we keep getting questions around town about what’s inside the new space, we couldn’t resist posting a slideshow until our REAL photographer comes later this month to take beautiful pictures of our new space and our team in action!

 

Designed by Karen Rebele of Details & Design in Tulsa, the new location at 3511 S. Peoria Ave. is rustic industrial chic: a mixture of steel, glass, tile and locally reclaimed wood that includes barn doors on sliding frames, used as room dividers. “I was so inspired by the Brookside location, because it’s lively, unique, historic and upscale,” Rebele says. “It’s a place people gravitate to, and I wanted this design to reflect that.”

Z Studio owner, designer, and color specialist Beau Barbee explains that the new space has “features our guests might not see right away, but that make a huge difference in their overall experience,” he says. “For instance, our new lighting system mimics natural light and so our guests can see their hair’s true shades before and after color services. There are more styling stations and a more luxurious, spa-like ambience so guests can enjoy true comfort and relaxation during their services.”

Z Studio will be having a formal Grand Opening party after the first of the year.

Free Beard Trim! #NoShaveNovember #Over

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Well guys…it’s nearly over! You’ve made it this far through No Shave November 2015 and if you’ve decided to keep the beard, at least it will be time to clean it up soon. Let us do it for you with a FREE beard trim at Z Studio.

Q: A free beard trim? What’s the catch?

A: There’s no catch. It’s totally free. Just make a reservation or swing by Z Studio (walk-ins always welcome) in our brand new location at 3511 South Peoria, and we’ll trim your beard for free between December 1st and 5th, 2015.

Q: So why are you doing this?

A: Well, it’s really pretty simple. The goal of No Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wildly and free. Donate the money you would typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.  So, basically, we’re helping you “pay it forward” with a free service so that you can give your December grooming money to the No Shave November cause.

Q: Yeah, but what’s in it for you?

A: As a small but growing business in Tulsa, we can’t afford to write a big check to one of the No Shave November funded programs like The American Cancer Society, but we can afford to give our time and services. So that’s what we’re doing. And selfishly, we hope you’ll enjoy Z Studio’s environment and staff well enough that you’ll want to continue coming back in the future for other men’s hair services and hair care products.

MORE ABOUT Z STUDIO:

If you’ve never been to Z Studio, we invite you to try our “Art of Hair” experience today. We always provide a free consultation. We welcome walk-ins in our new home at 3511 South Peoria Avenue, in between Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar to the south and Doc’s Wine & Food to the north, and you can even request your appointment online. To reach us by phone, call (918) 743-5353.

Finally, as one of Tulsa’s premier teaching salons with an incredible associate program for developing new talent, we’re continuing to grow our team of expert colorists and stylists. So, if you or someone you know might be interested in joining our team, we invite you to stop in to our current location at 3511 South Peoria Avenue, or apply online.

Our New Location Opens Friday at 9AM

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Friday Morning at 9AM

 

At the close of business Wednesday, we’ll close one chapter of our story, and begin a new one, as we open the doors for our loyal guests and new friends at our beautiful new location, 3511 South Peoria Avenue.

We’ll open for business in the new location, in the heart of Tulsa’s Brookside District, Friday morning at 9am with retail sales specials, and we’ll be registering every guest who stops by for a $100 gift card.

We wanted to share a few things about our new salon space that may help make your first visit more smooth.

  • The new space is located in the city block between in between Sonoma Bistro & Wine Bar to the south and Doc’s Wine & Food to the north. We’re in the heart of that city block, directly between Aberson’s and Vern’s Props & Flowers.
  • Parking is located in the rear. If you turn off of Peoria and east onto 35th Street (at Starbucks), you’ll see the parking lot on your left. Although there is parallel parking available in front, space is limited, and all Brookside merchants share available Peoria parallel parking. Additional parking, as with most Brookside merchants is available on side streets and other larger parking lots without parking restrictions posted.
  • There is an entrance in the rear of the new facility. Feel free to use it; the rear entry will be open for access in and out of the salon during operating hours.

We’re working on a photo tour now, and will post it to the website soon. In the meantime, we invite you to stop in, see for yourself, and take a tour – you don’t even need an appointment! Our new location features a beautiful design by Karen Rebele, of Details & Design, and allows us to provide a more luxurious experience for our guests. Some highlights include:

  • Free wi-fi and charging ports for your handheld electronic devices
  • More comfortable styling chairs
  • A private shampoo lounge
  • A full-service color bar

Although Friday will be our first day of operating in the new space, we’re saving the hoopla of a “Grand Opening” for after the first of the year. For those among the first to visit our new location, we’ll have plenty of ways to say thanks to you for your continued trust and patience in our team as we perfect the best ways to function in our new space in the first 30 days.

We are so thankful for each and every one of our loyal guests who have helped us achieve this incredible milestone in our growth. And, if you’ve never been to Z Studio, we invite you to try our “Art of Hair” experience today. Ahead of your visit, view our Reviews on Google (just search Z Studio Tulsa), on our website, and on our Facebook page. We always provide a free consultation, welcome walk-ins, and you can even request your appointment online. To reach us by phone, call (918) 743-5353.

Finally, as one of Tulsa’s premier teaching salons with an incredible associate program for developing new talent, we’re continuing to grow our team of expert colorists and stylists. So, if you or someone you know might be interested in joining our team, we invite you to stop in and meet us, or apply online.

It Just Takes One

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It just takes one. One person speaking up can make an incredibly positive difference.

For us, it was Z Studio Stylist James Orr, who reached out to the team in a group chat message over the weekend and simply said, “Would any of you guys be willing to go with me to the Angel Tree and help out a few kids?”

James had heard about the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program on Fox 23, and he wanted his salon family to participate. “Maybe we could pick out like four, and maybe throw in a few bucks from our tips for a week and go get something for them from all of us,” he said.

We quickly responded. “Tell you what, James. Z Studio will pay up to $45 for each of you to participate. If you feel generous, add your own money on top of the $45 from Z Studio, and you can adopt a family or two.”

Z Studio was open for business today, so the team took the time to strategize a plan to help families in need through the Salvation Army’s program. And, just over 24 hours after James’ first group message, guess what we were doing? Our team was at Tulsa Promenade, picking angels off the tree.

We have an incredible team. There are a lot of companies who say that, and they’re probably right, too. But, we are so fortunate to have a team that truly is like a family. It took one simple comment by James to have an incredible affect on our salon family; and together, we are making a difference. As a group, we’re excited about doing something good for someone else. The effort, which began tonight at the mall will continue until the gifts are purchased and delivered.

We encourage you to support the spirit of giving this season. Give money. Give your time. Give something back. There are hundreds of ways you can give back to Tulsa this holiday season through a charitable effort. Pick one. You’ll be glad you did.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and a joyous Christmas season ahead!

Construction Update No. 5

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So you did it. You drove through Brookside and happened to see the sign out front of our new location at 3511 South Peoria Avenue in Tulsa. And now you’re wondering, “when will it open?”

Well, this is it! The final week of our construction timeline is here, and our team is hard at work putting together the finishing touches for our official first day of business in the in the heart of Brookside. We anticipate opening next week, pending the outcome of our City of Tulsa inspection and occupancy certificate.

But, because it’s the week of Thanksgiving, we’ll save the fanfare of a “Grand Opening” for a time down the road, when we can truly celebrate in grand fashion with our loyal guests who have helped us accomplish this incredible  achievement.  As we enter Thanksgiving week, please know how THANKFUL our entire team is for your help along this journey.

Note: Images above are not from this week (we have to keep some of the pictures a secret from our guests, and team members until “the reveal”)!

Keep checking our blog for another update early next week on the official first day of business in our new location! We have availability next week, including many open slots for reservations on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. We will also be open on Monday this week to accommodate pre-Thanksgiving gathering requests. Schedule your reservation for next week here.

Speaking of Black Friday, we’ll be offering a great deal on Z Studio gift cards on Black Friday. Purchase a $100 gift card for someone else, and get a $25 gift card for you for free. A Z Studio gift card can be used towards service or retail products and styling tools. Happy Thanksgiving!

Construction Update No. 4

All of the behind-the-scenes prep and work has taken us longer than originally anticipated, but we’re finally in the stages where our space will start to really take shape, and we know it is definitely worth the wait!

Today, as we continue through the construction process, we’re reflecting on how great it is to have a small business in Tulsa. Our salon company is blessed with an incredible team, and a community that continues to embrace and support our team. We’re grateful to have amazing partners we’ve worked with to get to this point. And, we’re going to be even more thankful when we can open our doors in our new location at 3511 South Peoria Ave., greet you with a smile, and a provide you with an incredible “Art of Hair” Experience. We’re continuing to invest in our team and their talent, the education to help make their careers incredible, and in finding ways to better serve you.

As we start getting closer to adding design details, we’ll back off from the picture posting. After all, we have to leave some things a mystery for the reveal! That being said, we just can’t resist posting a few current pics.

The rough look:

And now, with floors and drywall finally going in:

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We’re targeting our move date for mid-November. Stay connected to us on Facebook, and keep checking back here for more updates.

In the meantime, Z Studio: The Art of Hair is currently located at 4516 South Peoria Avenue, adjacent to the Tulsa Ballet. We are a teaching salon, with an incredible education team made up of the most talented hair stylists, sculptors and colorists, each creating beautiful art daily.

We always welcome walk-in guests, but encourage you to call 918-743-5353 or make a reservation online so that you don’t have to wait.

Construction Update No. 3

Construction continues!

Our construction team is working at a breakneck pace to meet our mid-November timeline for our move to the newly acquired space at 3511 South Peoria Avenue, in the heart of Tulsa’s Brookside district.

As you can see from the pictures, the cement foundation is in the process of prep for new flooring, new framing is going up in the back areas, and plumbing is near completion.

By this time next week, things should be taking a dramatically different shape in the space as some of the actual design elements begin going in. We are so thrilled to be working with Designer Karen Rebele, of Details & Design, as she helps us transform an old and outdated space into what we hope will be one of the most beautiful and comfortable salon environments you’ve ever been in. Keep checking back – and thank you so much for your support and continued visits to Z Studio!

If you’ve never been to Z Studio, we invite you to try our “Art of Hair” experience today. We always provide a free consultation, welcome walk-ins at our current location at 4516 South Peoria Avenue, and you can even request your appointment online. To reach us by phone, call (918) 743-5353.

Construction Update No. 2

As you’ve probably already heard, Z Studio will be moving to a 3511 South Peoria Avenue, in the heart of Tulsa’s Brookside district, this fall. And, while Fall is already here, we still don’t have a firm date for our move.

However, we can tell you that the construction continues at an aggressive pace, in hopes of an opening in early November.

As of early last week, the plumbing rough-in was completed. As soon as that plumbing inspection was complete (and passed!), a concrete truck rolled late last week to add concrete back in and over the  new plumbing.

Walls have been framed and are in the process of being sheet rocked.

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Minor problems on the roof have now been fixed. An improved roof and HVAC system will help us move airflow better, making the salon more comfortable throughout.

Roof work continues

And, yesterday, the prep to add new flooring began. During the prep, our construction team found the floor in the front of the salon to be loose, and took action to get the surface to a point to provide a solid surface. That process continues today, as our prep continues.

We’ll continue to update our blog with the latest pics of our construction progress. Thank you for being a loyal guest. And, if you’ve never been to Z Studio, we invite you to try our “Art of Hair” experience today. Ahead of your visit, view our Reviews on Google (just search Z Studio Tulsa), on our website, and on our Facebook page. We always provide a free consultation, welcome walk-ins, and you can even request your appointment online. To reach us by phone, call (918) 743-5353.

Finally, as one of Tulsa’s teaching salons with an incredible associate program for developing new talent, we’re continuing to grow our team of expert colorists and stylists. So, if you or someone you know might be interested in joining our team, we invite you to stop in to our current location at 4516 South Peoria Avenue, or apply online.

FINALIST: Best in The World 2015

On Sunday, the Tulsa World’s Weekend Magazine released it’s “Best in the World” feature after more than a month of readers voting on their favorite Tulsa businesses. More than 130 businesses received the “Best in the World” title, in categories from Beauty & Wellness to Quality of Life. Best in the World 2015Z Studio: The Art of Hair, would like to thank YOU for taking the time to participate in this year’s voting process. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t have received the initial nomination, and certainly wouldn’t have been named a finalist.

As a small-but-growing business operating in Tulsa, we’re honored to have been selected as a finalist for the second year in a row, and congratulate all of this year’s “Best in the World” honorees.

View the complete list of finalists and winners here.

We strive to create an incredible “Art of Hair” experience at Z Studio, and we are so thankful for the loyal guests who have given us such amazingly positive, certified 5-star reviews.