The staff of Studio 9 Salon is a group of highly trained professionals. We take pride in our selection of handpicked individuals. Our staff like our client base is wide and varied. We have a great mix of staff that combines experience with the latest trends and techniques in the industry.

Our Director of Education is Ms. Lauren Lindher

Onsite training

Every stylist at Studio 9 Salon is required to undergo mandatory monthly in salon training. Our salon has a dedicated audio visual room with equipment specifically for training. Our monthly sessions include web seminars, interactive media and live presentations.

Every quarter our major product suppliers sponsor an education event at our facility. Studio 9 Salon staff receives personalized lecture and hands on training. Studio 9 Salon is large enough to leverage and secure some of the finest educators in the industry. 

Offsite training

The Staff of Studio 9 Salon regularly attend local, regional and national trade shows and events. During these sessions our staff participates in advanced courses in color, cutting and styling to keep up with the latest trends in the industry.

Studio 9 Salon also sends staff to advanced training in New York and Chicago. This training is conducted in a very limited class size and performed by some of the best known stylist and colorist in the United States. These classes are generally multiple day sessions. Attendees will bring back knowledge and transfer that knowledge back

Studio 9 Salon welcomes Richy Kandasamy Technical Director of TIGI Americas.

Studio 9 Salon welcomes Mr. Richy Kandasamy,Technical Director of TIGI Americas. Richy will be our featured guest Artist for in salon training in April 2012. Richy will be instructing advanced color techniques for the staff of Studio 9 Salon. We are very excited to have Richy at our salon for this educational event.

Richy Kandasamy’s international background provides the foundation for his distinctive and imaginative use of color and technique.

A native of the exotic Seychelles islands, Kandasamy and his use of color are inspired by the tropics and a polyethnic culture. His disciplined mastery of color technique was acquired and refined in the Florence, where his career flourished over eight years as he rose from the salon to the Technical Director of the first TIGI Academy in Italy. Kandasamy’s role with the company led up to the launch of TIGI®Colour, where his contributions played an important role in the successful development and implementation of the product line throughout Europe.

In 2008, Kandasamy’s professional journey took him to the United Kingdom to focus and assist in the on-going development of the TIGI® Colour line and the company’s educational programs. In his new role as TIGI® UK Technical Director, he continued to teach at the TIGI®Academy in Italy and throughout Europe -- implementing and presenting color technique and courses, as well as actively contributing in photo shoots, collection videos and TIGI® Global Shows with Anthony Mascolo, TIGI’s International Creative Director. “Richy is a really strong member of our team,” said Mascolo. “He’s a gifted technician, with great ideas and imagination. He also works very closely with the hairdressers to develop total images for our collection.”

Kandasamy recently transferred to the TIGI®Academy in New York. In his new role as American Technical Director, Kandasamy continues to push the boundaries of color technique and creativity. 

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“For me inspiration is everywhere — whether it’s urban or exotic, street or haute couture — it’s how you interpret and process all those influences that turns it into art.”


Shear Genius Alum teaches at Studio 9 Salon


On Monday, October 24, the stylists at Studio 9 Salon had the pleasure to continue their education with none other than Shear Genius Season 1 runner up, Ben Mollin. We continue our education at least once a month with classes in and out of the salon, but for our last 2011 in house training, we had a real treat!

Ben made the trip from Illinois, exclusively to teach for us. After his Bravo TV stint, he became an educator for Joico/ISO with the help of fellow Shear Genius star, Tabatha Coffey. Studio 9 is a Joico and ISO salon, and Ben is one of the many talented educators we have had in salon in the past three years.

Lauren Lindher
Director of Education
2010 Tiffany Award Winner
2011 Tiffany Hairdresser of the Year Finalist

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