Head stylist / co-owner
Ironically, Darcy began her education across the street from Studio 3 at West University Elementary School. She is the proud co-owner of Studio 3-The Salon with her wife, Jennifer. After graduating from Lamar High School, Darcy achieved her Associate’s Degree from San Jacinto College. Darcy began an outstanding career at the Michael Thomas Salon in Palm Desert, California. Upon returning to Houston, Darcy has furthered her career with vast amounts of continuing education and training. She is certified as a Goldwell Master Colorist, Ouidad Curl and L’Oreal Balayage Specialist, just to name a few! Education is always on her mind, and she is constantly learning and growing in the Beauty and Salon Field.
Darcy’s dream of creating an innovative, upscale Hair Salon became a reality in June 2006. She is constantly perfecting Studio 3, as she works tirelessly to develop and maintain the highest hair care standards while promoting the most inviting environment. Darcy also personally teaches and trains Houston’s up-and-coming hair industry talent through a state-of-the-art Apprentice Program she developed and oversees. Darcy loves Houston and the Beauty Industry, and there is no better place to see a reflection of her amazing talents than at Studio 3-The Salon.
STUDIO 3 Stylists
Rhonda was born in Port Arthur, Texas, and studied cosmetology at the Stilwell Technical Center. She has trained in several beauty lines such as, Goldwell, L’Oreal, Nectaya, and Kerasilk. Rhonda has also received training in an apprenticeship with Darcy, and by attending classes taught by Nick Arrojo and Jo Blackwell. As a seasoned hairstylist, Rhonda has been in some aspect of the industry for 35 years. Studio 3 is proud to say that Rhonda has been with the salon from its inception! Rhonda has two grown amazing, successful daughters. Her pride and joy is her grandson! You will find her spending a lot of time with him!
Lynn has always known she wanted a career in the Beauty Industry. After graduating from San Jacinto College for Cosmetology, she became a Goldwell Color Ambassador. Lynn has attended several Top Hair Shows and has received training in Paris, Las Vegas, and Toronto, Canada. Being extremely driven, Lynn loves a challenge! She has the talent and skills to create beauty in change. She doesn’t just replicate tired and monotonous hair styles. She always helps her clients find their best look.Lynn and her daughter enjoy spending their time being active outdoors and with their dogs! They enjoy a day at the beach just as much as downtime in the country!
Caroline was attending the University of Houston, studying Photography before she decided to study Cosmetology at San Jacinto College. She began working at Studio 3 as a part-time receptionist. She then became Darcy’s Apprentice. Caroline is now a seasoned stylist with amazing skills and a very large clientele. Married and a mother, she has literally grown up in the salon! Caroline, her husband and little boy enjoy spending time together outdoors and with family.
Kayla is a graduate of the Olge School of Cosmetology. She began her career at Studio 3 as a Salon Assistant. Since completing her apprenticeship with Darcy, she is now enjoying a budding career as an accomplished Hair Stylist in her own right. Kayla is exceptionally talented and loves creating a beautiful look for each and every client. She still enjoys furthering her education and staying up-to-date with the latest trends. Kayla is an avid animal lover, from bunnies to dogs! In her downtime, you will find her spending time with her precious little boy!
Elaine is a multi-generational Houstonian. She graduated from College of the Mainland. Since then, she has continued her education with classes and certifications in Ouidad Curl, Men’s Cutting and Grooming and Balayage. Elaine has also attended the Goldwell Master Colorist Academy to become a Goldwell Master Colorist.Being a self-proclaimed geek, Elaine loves talking to her clients about the biology of their hair structure and the geometry of the cut.
Hannah is originally from the Clear Lake area and graduated from Paul Mitchell Academy in Houston. She has attended several Behind the Chair and IBS Beauty Shows. Hannah has received continuing education from L’Oreal, RDA, and Beth Minardi, to name a few. She has attended the Goldwell Master Coloring Class to become a Goldwell Master Colorist. Hannah loves everything about the Beauty Industry. Hannah loves to travel the world! She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, not to mention her super cute pup Sally!
Deborah attended San Jacinto College to receive her Cosmetology degree. Shortly after beginning her career, Deborah attended several Top of the Industry Hair Shows and studied in Paris and London. Deborah has learned from some of the leading hair stylists and hair product companies in the Beauty Field. Experienced and talented, she opened and operated her own Salon and Day Spa for five years. Deborah has two of the cutest dogs you will ever meet. Her passion for her friends and family is contagious and she strives to be a blessing to everyone she meets.
Jenny graduated from San Jacinto College Cosmetology program. While attending school, she began working as a receptionist at Studio 3. After completing her apprenticeship with Darcy, she joined the team and has since made her mark as a premier hairstylist. Jenny has completed several programs and obtained certificates in Ouidad, Pro Fiber and Kerasilk. She has also studied to become a Goldwell Master Colorist. Jenny enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and friends. You might find Jenny and her amazing
pup Murphy taking walks in the neighborhood!
Sarah is a native Houstonian and a graduate of Memorial Private High School. She attended Olge School of Cosmetology. Sarah’s history with Studio 3 began when Sarah was a young client. She then became the Salon Assistant and Front Desk Receptionist. Sarah has completed the salon apprentice program under Jenny and has perfected her skills to become an excellent Hairstylist. Dedication and persistence have aided Sarah as she furthers a blossoming career in the Beauty Industry. Sarah always has a smile on her face and is ready to help make you look amazing. To say that Sarah is an animal lover and advocate is an understatement. In her downtime, Sarah enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter and their sweet dog Bear!
Andrew is a native Houstonian and a graduate from San Jacinto College. He is a Ouidad Curl Certified Specialist, and a former representative for Kerastase and Shu Uemura hair care. With this background, Andrew is extremely knowledgeable and provides some of the best customer service in the industry. He knows the correct products to maintain healthy hair, as well as styling products appropriate for different types of hair. Andrew is a proud husband and father to his amazing family. When the Astros are playing you can bet Andrew will be watching!
apprentice w/ darcy
Elle began at Studio 3 as a Salon Assistant, but her attentive and ambitious nature quickly escalated her to the position of Darcy’s Apprentice. She has a natural talent and a love for the art and science behind the creativity of hair care and beauty. She is fascinated by the opportunity of endless education. Elle enjoys learning and is excited about the amazing opportunity to learn from the best! Elle has a smile that lights up a room and she is a breath of fresh air in the salon
front desk manager
Caitlyn is Studio 3’s excellent Front Desk Supervisor. She makes sure the salon is running at peak performance. It is her goal to make sure every client receives her personal attention to make sure they have the best possible hair care experience. Caitlyn is extremely friendly, caring, and helpful. She is a true professional and knows how to get things done! She truly cares about the clients, the staff, and management, and she works diligently to make sure everyone else’s job is easier.
Sydney is an integral team member of Studio 3! She recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Marketing from the University of Houston. This gives her the perfect skill set for Customer Service and Marketing as the Salon Coordinator. She employs her communication skills as she manages and coordinates Studio 3’s Instagram and Facebook accounts.
The salon is truly her second home and second family. Sydney’s love for the salon is evident in her passionate, hard work every single day.
Jennifer is proud to be a multi generational Texan and Houstonian, she manages the daily operations of Studio 3. She is well known in the community as she is a native Houstonian and previously co-owned The Children’s Greenhouse in the West U-Rice University area. She attended Lamar High School and the University of Houston. Jennifer is dedicated to excellent customer service. As co-owner, she is committed to creating an inviting atmosphere and an outstanding experience for each client, as well as, each member of the Studio 3 team. Her love for the community, patrons of the salon, and the Studio 3 staff is apparent in everything she does. Jennifer’s devotion to excellence continues to make Studio 3 a premier salon.