Team

Ron BoothRon Booth

Owner/Stylist
Particularly known for his expertise in color, Ron is co-owner of Studio Booth and one of our top stylists. Born in Pittsburgh, Ron always nurtured a desire to create the very best salon adhering to international standards of excellence here in his hometown. Studio Booth is that creation. Building on extensive education, including training worldwide, he has accrued more than 40 years of experience. Ron’s skills make him a favorite among Studio Booth guests, from the latest shades to corrective coloring. His specialties include classic hair design and Keratin straightening and smoothing treatments for a perfect, silky look. Every aspect of Studio Booth reflects Ron’s considering eye and impeccable taste. He curates a boutique that features unique items he finds for his discerning clients ranging from jewelry to fun and novel pieces found nowhere else! Ron truly is the heart of Studio Booth. He believes his guests deserve to be surrounded by beauty, and he is committed to fulfilling this mission every day.

Gary McGuirk

Owner
Gary is the new co-owner of Studio Booth. Gary brings to Studio Booth his years of experience and entrepreneurial spirit. Before joining our family, he held positions such as Chief Financial Officer, President, and CEO of several businesses in the Pittsburgh area.

alex

Manager

Izear

Stylist
With over 30 years in the beauty industry, Izear has shared his passion for hair design as Studio Booth’s Artistic Director since 2000.

He excels in working with all types and textures of hair while committed to maintaining healthy hair and scalp. He is dedicated to customizing a haircut, color, or texture to suit each guest’s lifestyle.

Izear has been a member of Local 798 for theater and film for 25 years and volunteers at the Hillman Cancer Center with the Look Good Feel Better program. He is also certified to work with Great Lengths human hair extensions.

Jay

Stylist/Color Specialist
Jay has over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry.  He received his formal education from the Toni & Guy Academy.  Jay is certified in color and cutting through training with Phyto USA, men’s barbering, and airbrush makeup. His continued commitment to education makes Jay a versatile and sought-after stylist at Studio Booth.  “I enjoy all aspects of the beauty industry. Hair and makeup are my chosen artforms through which my creativity offers each of my guests a personalized experience.”  

Wendy vario

Stylist
Wendy Vario has been in the beauty business since 2005. She specializes in bridal and special event styling. You can find her work on The Knot, Stylemepretty, and the latest hairstyles. Aside from styling brides, Wendy specializes in natural, lived-in colors but loves making blondes blonder!! Wendy is passionate about what she does and strives to help make her guest’s day even more special.

Matthew

Stylist
Matthew is very grateful and proud to be a member of Studio Booth since its inception.  As a stylist, Matthew brings over 40 years of experience and training with many beauty industry leaders, such as Sebastian, Toni & Guy, Wella, and Phyto/Subtil, to name a few.  With a focus on haircutting and color, Matthew brings a solid foundation and understanding, kept fresh with constant curiosity and education, to each of his guests. Matthew’s work has also appeared in print, on the stage, and screens of all sizes. 

Anne

Stylist
Anne has been in this fantastic industry for over three decades.  She has traveled as far as Los Angeles and London to further her skills and hone her craft. Anne specializes in highlights, unique occasion styling, and fantastic blow dries to give her guests that extra boost of confidence for the day!

Tina

Stylist/ Blonding Specialist
Each guest in Tina’s chair benefits from her 30+ years of experience. She has trained with top stylists across the United States. Tina is sought after for her coloring skills and ability to make the latest trends wearable for her guests.  She specializes in gorgeous unique occasion styling, perfect for weddings and formal events. 

Diana

Stylist
Diana’s career as a hairstylist and master colorist began with an exceptional education in the United States and Europe at Vidal Sassoon,  Paul Mitchell, Toni & Guy, Trevor Sorbie, Wella, Clairol, and Pierre Alexander.

Diana enjoys hair cutting, barbering, and hair color.  Her exceptional work in unique occasion styling has been featured in WHIRL Magazine and on KDKA’s Pittsburgh Today Live.

Raymond

Stylist/ Texture Specialist
With nearly 40 years of experience, Raymond is well-versed in all hair types and services.  He specializes in textured hair using Ouidad techniques, keratin smoothing treatments, and relaxers.

Lizzy

Stylist/Barber Specialist

Lizzy has been in the beauty industry for over a decade and has been behind the chair since 2014. She specializes in Blonding and Dimensional/lived-in color. 

Lizzy is certified in Brazilian Blowouts and is also a Bellami-certified Extensionist providing Keratin-Tip, I-Tip, Hand Tied, Volume, and Tape-In Extensions. In addition, she specializes in men’s cuts and women’s cuts. 

Chao

Stylist/Barber Specialist

Chao is an artist with many talents. As a stylist, he brings precision and elegant detail to every service. His masterful skill will give the perfect, smooth, voluminous blowout for any occasion. Specialties include precision cutting, men’s clipper haircuts, and hair extensions. Chao is certified in Bellami Hair Extensions and Brazilian blowout keratin treatments.

Chao is full of passion. His joy is creating that special style for every person, making them look and feel beautiful. Check out Chao’s work on Instagram.

Sydney

Stylist

Sydney has been working in this industry since 2017. She specializes in blonding, braiding, updos, and special occasion styling. She is certified in Brazilian Blowouts and Bellami Extensions - specifically with Keratin Bonds and sew-ins. She is dedicated to continuing education to further her skills and stay up to date with the latest trends. She is passionate about creating new and lasting relationships and helping enhance her client's natural beauty, giving them a boost of confidence. She will follow their lead to provide them with the most enjoyable experience. Sydney believes that making even the slightest positive change for someone and making them feel good is the biggest reward of the job. 

AMAYA

Esthetician

Amaya has been with Studio Booth as a receptionist since 2019. She specializes in Brazilian and Underarm Waxing and all things skincare, specifically Facials! She recently graduated and completed Esthetics at South Hills Beauty Academy in August 2021. She then graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Amaya has the tools to help you achieve your skin goals between her marketing skills and committed education.

Amaya has a true passion for this industry and makes her clients feel beautiful in their skin. Although she has only started esthetics with us recently, she is a perfectionist at her craft! Whether you’re looking for relaxation or getting to the bottom of your skin concerns, Amaya would love to impact your life positively. 

Taylor

Esthetician

Taylor is a licensed esthetician who specializes in facial extractions and body contouring. Taylor has found a passion for making people feel their most confident and best self. She completed schooling at the beauty institute in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and received further education in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she found her love for body contouring. Taylor moved to Pittsburgh and joined our team in March of 2022 to share her knowledge and expertise with others. 

Although Taylor’s specialty is body contouring, she would love to sit down with you and find out your skin goals and help you achieve them. Taylor pays excellent attention to detail, from extractions to customized products and facials that best suit your needs. Taylor will make sure you put the right ingredients into your skin to achieve mind-blowing results. She would love to work with you whether you need a facial, toning up your skin, inch loss, or a quick and painless breast lift!

Tiona warner

Stylist/All Things Beauty

Ashley

Esthetician

Nataliya

Nail Technician

Jada

Receptionist

kellie

Receptionist

Gary

Assistant

Susan

Nail Technician
Susan has been specializing in natural nail cultivation and pedicures for over 30 years. She is excellent with gel and Dazzle Dry manicures, and focuses on maintaining the health and integrity of the natural nail.

Jordan

Stylist

Jess

Stylist Assistant

Joie

Nail Technician

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