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Now Open In The Heart of Brookside

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Now Open at 3511 South Peoria Ave.

We have moved! Less than a mile down from our previous location, the doors are now open for our loyal guests and new friends at our beautiful new location, 3511 South Peoria Avenue.

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

We are so thankful for each and every one of our loyal guests who supported us in our previous location for the last five years.

And 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, and you can even request your appointment online. To reach us by phone, call (918) 743-5353.

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!

Welcoming Associate Stylists Amber and Rhana

As you’ve probably heard us say before, Z Studio is a teaching salon. In addition to creating a great “Art of Hair” experience for you, we want to be the destination salon for up-and-coming stylists to build their careers in Tulsa.

We’re proud to formally introduce you to Amber and Rhana (left and right, below), who are currently participating in the Z Studio Associate Program, and accepting new guests on Wednesdays.

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Associate Stylist pricing includes Women’s cut & style for $22, Men’s cuts for $16, and color starting at just $50. And, for a limited time, new guests who make a reservation with an Associate Stylist on Wednesdays between 3pm and 9pm can take advantage of our $30 Color offer.

ABOUT THE ASSOCIATE PROGRAM:

The Associate Program is like a Master’s Degree Program for hair stylists; participants are generally stylists new to Z Studio, but not necessarily new to working behind the chair and providing guests with services. Associate Stylists are licensed cosmetologists and are selected to the program because of the quality of their work, and their passion to learn and grow.

Participants receive hands-on continuing education, working alongside our senior educators. During the 40-week program, they are also learning about our culture at Z Studio, how they can build and maintain a guest list, and how we provide every guest with our “Art of Hair” experience through excellent customer service and skill training. This program is truly helping these talented individuals learn more about how to run their business within our business environment.

WHY WEDNESDAYS?:

Wednesdays are designated as “opportunity days,” where Associate Stylists have the opportunity to build their list of valued and repeat guests. During this time, their services are priced below our normal pricing, providing a great win-win opportunity for guests to receive an affordable service, while helping our associates grow and helping our salon continue our mission to educate and further develop our team.

MORE ABOUT AMBER & RHANA:

Amber has previous experience working in a fast-paced salon environment with a primarily male clientele. She wanted to join Z Studio and participate in our program so that she could grow her career and learn how to become an expert in the application of color.

Rhana had been working behind the chair in the school where she obtained her cosmetology license. During that time, she worked as a part of our front desk team, which jump-started her role with Z Studio in our Associate Program.

If you’ve already reserved time for a service at Z Studio, there’s a great chance that Amber and Rhana will be working with the stylist providing your services. And if you’re thinking about visiting Z Studio for the first time, we encourage you to take advantage of our “opportunity days,” where you can save big on salon services at Z Studio, by requesting a reservation with one of our Associate Stylists.

The $30 Color, Wednesdays 3-9pm

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Recently, we unveiled a special new offer for $30 hair color on Wednesdays from 3pm – 9pm.  We wanted to address what you’re probably already wondering…

Q: Can I really get a full color for just $30? 

A: Yes. This service is provided to you by our Associate Stylists.

Q: Wait – Associate Stylist? What is that?

A:  They are new Z Studio team members, participating in our Associate Program for advanced training and education. Rest assured, our Associate Stylists are already good at what they do (that’s why we chose them for our team!). Some have worked for other salons and some have completed and obtained their cosmetology license, but don’t yet have great work experience on the salon floor.

As a part of our Associate Program, these talented stylists are learning advanced technical skills in the many facets of our industry that we’ve already helped the rest of our team learn. They’re also learning about the Z Studio culture, our “Art of Hair” experience, and they work alongside our top performing artist/educators every day, helping to provide services to their guests.

We are confident you will leave with a great “Art of Hair” experience with one of our up-and-coming stylists, as a part of this teaching program.

Q: Why Wednesdays?

A: Wednesdays are designated as the day for our Associate Stylists to develop their own guest list as they continue in our program. It’s also important to note that this offer is only valid for new guests, as it’s intended to help our Associates build their list of guests.

Q: Is it always going to be $30 to get my hair colored on Wednesdays? 

A: The $30 Color offer is only good one time per guest; after that, the regular Associate Stylist pricing would apply ($50 for a color).

Q: Can I pop in, or do I need a reservation?

A: Although we always welcome walk-ins, due to the demand of this service (and the incredible price/value), we recommend making a reservation in advance, or by phone at 918-743-5353.

*Offer valid for new guests only, and may only be redeemed one time per person. $30 Offer only valid Wednesday evenings from 3pm – 9pm, scheduled with an Associate Stylist. Appointments scheduled with other Artists will not be able to receive or redeem this offer. View our current Associate Stylists.

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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.

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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.

A Culture of Continuing Education: Magma by Blondor

Z Studio is a commission-based salon where our team is given a clear path to career advancement and growth.

Why should you care?

This means that the level of service and quality of the technical service (cut, color, style, highlights, etc.) you receive while you’re in our salon is as important to us as it is to you. It means that our stylists are employees of our company, and must achieve and maintain high expectations for quality, technical skills, and service.

Let us be clear. We’re not saying that booth rent salons are bad; there are many wonderfully talented stylists working in them, and many owners who pour their heart-and-soul into their business as we do with Z Studio. And, there are also thousands of commission-based salon companies who don’t reinvest in developing their talent.

What we are saying is that Z Studio has a culture of continuing education. All of our stylists are required to participate in monthly continuing education classes and programs as a group. In addition, our team members receive an annual “allowance” for outside educational programs and activities that directly impact their performance at Z Studio.

We were given the name “Tulsa’s Hair Color Experts” because we truly do pride ourselves on understanding the world of hair color, and we strive to exceed your expectations every time you visit.

As a Wella Global Elite Salon, we take pride in using the industry’s most respected and sought-after color line. And in September, our stylists completed two day-long color classes where they learned more about Magma by Blondor, a Wella Professionals product that lifts and tones in one single step for both natural and already colored hair. Magma by Blondor features 16 inter-mixable shades for maximum creativity from soft to intense end-results.

Our education programs ensure that our entire team stays up-to-date on new formulas, products, and application techniques to enhance the color process, plus the best service and business practices that help us provide you with a phenomenal “Art of Hair” experience every time you visit.

Request your appointment online or call (918) 743-5353 to schedule your free color consultation with Z Studio: The Art of Hair.

Photos of our recent September classes:

Example of Wella Professionals Magma By Blondor Application at Z Studio

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