I’m Dena and I attended The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton and was welcomed into the Studio 212 family with open arms in the spring of 2023! 

Ever since I was a kid, I would always find myself playing in my mom’s makeup and her hair products. As I got older, I would watch countless videos on YouTube of the latest hairstyle and makeup trends. Being told my whole life that hairstylists don’t make a living so after high school, I went into healthcare and did CNA style work for 3 years. I thought I would be in healthcare forever, but I felt as if I was missing something in my life. I crave helping people and had a deep passion for beauty, so I decided to make a career change and go to cosmetology school, and in a different way still help people. It was the BEST decision I ever made. Not only did I find a career that I love, but I found myself along the way. The beauty industry has brought so much color back into my life- literally.  

Some of my favorite services I offer are dimensional colors and blonding, and I love a good haircut- especially bobs! I’m always eager to try new things and to experiment with different styles, however.