What makes us different?
Customer Service & Teamwork: We believe teamwork is a united effort supporting individual strengths while achieving group goals. You will feel this the moment you walk through our doors. At Studio 16, everyone is responsible for taking care of our guests. While we know you have your favorite service provider(s), in our salon/spa culture, it’s okay to try others on our team. We don’t mind. In fact, we encourage it! Celebrities have teams of people who make them look great, why can’t you? We are blessed with a great team; they are very talented, eager to learn and always willing to help. All amazing women. Confident – Talented – Spirited and Passionate about The Studio 16 mission.
Technology: No, we’re not talking about making you sort your way through a list of dreadful phone options. Instead, we believe in leveraging technology both internally and externally to enhance your experience with us. What we’re talking about is real-time appointment scheduling, printable gift certificates, electronic image portfolios, addressing client challenge, bridal party planning and more. We are always innovating and looking for better ways to meet your needs.
Systems: This enables everyone on the team to focus on what they do best: serving you!
Continuing Education: We believe through constant learning we gain inspiration and excitement which promotes confidence and growth. Education keeps us moving forward to success.
Andrea (Andi) Wintzer
Studio Owner & Stylist
Andi has been an industry professional since 1986. She spent 15 years as an educator and then opened Studio 16 in 2003 with the desire to create an environment where guests can come and feel welcomed, be understood, and have their beauty needs met. She also wanted her salon to be a place where stylists could perfect their craft by doing what they love. She says, “I believe that you should love what you do, and do what you love.”
Mackenzie completed her cosmetology and barber training in Utah and came back to her hometown to share her talent with the Yakima Valley. Mackenzie has been in the industry since 2010. She loves creating new and exciting looks for her guests and is always up for a challenge. Her life long love of art and her passion for people really shines through her work. “I feel very blessed to be able to do something I’m so passionate about – all while making someone’s day!” -Mackenzie
Born and raised in the Lower Valley and a graduate of Elite Academy, Bree is excited to impart her love of artistic styling on her guests! She specializes in elegant and charming up-do’s as well as adventurous style. Bree enjoys the challenge of discovering your unique personality and creating a style that’s reflective of who you are. Bree’s goal is to discover and address your specific hair care needs so when you leave, your hair is the best it can be.
Maddie graduated from University Studio 16. What does that mean? She was able to get her hair design license working right here in the studio with us, all of her education was provided in salon. Since moving to Washington Maddie has fallen in love with the beauty of the state. She is very excited to put her creativity to good use and meet new people. Maddie’s favorite thing about working in the studio is her ability to transform not only one’s look, but also their day.
A 2011 graduate of Tony & Guy Seattle, Taylre honed her haircutting skills as an apprentice at both Gene Juarez and Vain salons in Seattle. Since moving to Yakima in 2014 she has been mastering her hair design skills at Studio 16. Taylre’s love of short, playful pixies is one of many skills that sets her apart as a master of her craft. Her passion is evident in every head of hair she encounters.
Maria went to school right here in the Yakima Valley at Yakima Beauty School. She has been doing hair for 5 years. Maria loves haircutting, in particular long hair cuts because she wants to make a point that long haired women can receive a haircut without getting their hair “butchered.” She also loves doing balayage! Her balayage style is soft and natural making life easier for busy times.
Thia Spearing, nicknamed the Goddess of Color by her teammates and guests. She has offered her expertise as a hair designer, colorist, and makeover specialist since 1983. After working in salons for two decades, she moved to New York to work for L’Oréal as the Director of Technical Development. There she developed cutting edge hair color education and assisted in new product development for 14 years. Her transformational work in makeovers and color analysis has enhanced the lives of hundreds of salon clients across the country.
Dana has been licensed in skincare for 22 years. She is a Seattle native who has been in the Valley for nine years now. Dana strives to meet guests at their current comfort level and inch forward with their skin care. She loves the science of skincare, and enjoys bringing relaxation into services that she provides for her guests. Dana is a long time friend of AVEDA products, having worked with them in the past, and is thrilled to be using them again as she shares her talent with Studio 16 guests!
Christina is a licensed Esthetician and recent graduate of Day Spa Academy. She is also a 500 hour National Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher. She believes inner wellness is the foundation of outer beauty. Her treatments frequently incorporate yoga-inspired breath work and meditation for a truly relaxing experience. In addition to facials and waxing, Christina has a talent for beautiful, custom lash extensions.