Thursday, May 25, 2023

M Report Events: Celebrating 10 years of hairstyling excellence with Studio A Salon

(Courtesy Studio A Salon)

It’s a true homecoming for Studio A Salon! There’s something special about bringing your dreams to life. For Studio A Salon owner and Hair Artist, David Armendariz, his dreams are happening in full circle as the opening of the salon’s second location in Woodland Heights is just around the corner from where it all began for his family.

More than 40 years ago, David’s parents migrated from Matehuala, Mexico to pursue the American Dream in Houston. His parents decided to start their new journey in one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in the city - Woodland Heights.

“I had a wonderful childhood in the Heights, attending Harvard Elementary School and playing in Studewood Park. I share special  memories with my twin sister, when we received First Communion at All Saints Church. I even remember living in our two-bedroom garage apartment on Pecore Street with all 10 of us!” David recalled. 

From left, Missy, Jesse Gudino, David Armendariz and Flora

His love of art, dance and music combined with his hard-work and passion for making his clients look and feel fabulous has led to a successful career in the beauty industry.

David opened his first location in Rice Village 10 years ago in 2013, and since then, has launched the careers of his own family members and friends who also share the same dream to create magic every single day.

It’s how he met the love of his life, fellow Studio A Salon stylist and now-husband, Jesse Gudino. 

Together, with their artistic talents combined, David and Jesse, as well as the same trained stylists from Rice Village, are bringing new life to their new salon in the Heights.

“We are so blessed and elated with excitement to expand our business into another amazing neighborhood in Houston! We cannot wait to service the Heights community and become a part of the small business community in the area,” David said.

The red carpet event

Guests can expect having their own personal beauty expert every visit including multi-dimensional color, balayage, lived-in hair, hair extensions and precision haircutting that is personalized to each individual style to make sure you have an A-plus experience. 
You can also shop the best in haircare: Kerastasè, Shu Uemura, and GHDs latest hot tools. Not sure which stylist to book? Studio A Salon has a “Meet your Stylist” quiz that matches you with the perfect hair artist. 

No matter the location, Studio A Salon is committed to bringing guests the latest and best technology for your hair color needs. Hailed by Allure Magazine as a “Color Wizard,” David, Jesse and the A-team specializes in extensive balayage training, editorial styling and makeup. Colorists are certified Wella Master Color Experts and the A-team Artist have been trained extensively by David and Jesse, Wella Professional, and numerous national hair experts. 

The Heights salon will also offer bridal hair and makeup services. New at this location will be waxing, eyelash extensions, and the spa mist deep conditioning treatments, which utilizes a fine mist of microscopic water particles that gently open up the hair follicle, allowing treatments such as conditioning, coloring, and perms to deeply penetrate the hair.

Instagram: @studioasalon 


Owners: David Armendariz and Jesse Gudino 

Architect: Brinn Miracle of Architangent 

Interior Decorator: Despina Scrutchin of Stone Fox Interiors 

Contractor: Xavier Tamez, Prestige Property Design


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