Trish Thompson

Owner/ Cosmetologist

Trish is the owner of Studio A Salon Spa and has 24 years experience working with Aveda. Studio A Salon Spa will be celebrating 10 years in September of 2014 in Osceola on First Avenue.

“I have a passion for doing hair. I absolutely LOVE to make people LOVE their hair.” She has attended several master level classes throughout her years working for Aveda. She feels that education is very important as the industry is changing daily. Her favorite Aveda product is the Air Control hair spray.


Desirae Steffen

Cosmetologist / Nail Specialist

Des has over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry in a variety of areas, 7 1/2 of which spent at Studio A. She especially enjoys men’s haircuts and serving as the salon’s nail technician. Whether your appointment is for hair or nails, you will love the new look Desirae has customized to you.


Lora Grabowski


Lora graduated from the Aveda Institute in 1997. She has been at Studio A Salon Spa since the summer of 2011. Lora has attended several advanced training classes at the Aveda Institute and other various courses revolving around the beauty industry. Lora’s favorite Aveda product is the Invati family.


Kristen Aarnio

Cosmetologist/Massage Therapist

Kristen started her journey with Studio A from the summer of 2010 through the summer of 2011.  She then left us to move to Hawaii, and has since returned to us in August of 2013.  She has been a cosmetologist since 2005 and a massage therapist since 2007. Whether you need your hair transformed or your muscles treated, she can help you out.

Kristen loves making people LOOK beautiful and FEEL beautiful!  She especially enjoys large scale beauty makeovers including haircuts, colors and extensions.  Her favorite product is the Aveda Daily Hair Repair, so that everybody can have beautiful healthy hair.


Lisa Mangelson

Aveda Skin Care Educator/Esthetician

Lisa has many years of experience with Aveda in her expertise as an Esthetician and Aveda Skin Care Educator; specializing in customized facial treatments and waxing services. Other services she performs are make applications and tinting of the eyebrows/eyelashes. Lisa’s favorite Aveda product is the Green Science Eye Creme because it does it all for that delicate eye area.

“I love being able to offer solutions to all skin care needs with plant and flower based products.”


Ashley Rutledge

Salon Coordinator

Ashley is constantly on her feet, making sure your experience at Studio A Salon Spa is relaxing and enjoyable. Ashley continues to grow with Aveda by attending continued education business courses and stays busy as an Aveda Mentor. Her interest in problem solving and follow through is what keeps Studio A Salon Spa running smoothly.  She is actively involved with many hours serving as a volunteer throughout the Osceola Community; representing Studio A Salon Spa as a Chamber Ambassador-Osceola Chamber of Commerce, Miss Osceola Royalty program director, Osceola Community Fairboard member, and member of the Past Princess Association with the St.Paul Winter Carnival.

If there is anything you need, Ashley’s the go to gal!

“My personal goals are to keep organized, in home and work. Working at Studio A Salon Spa in Osceola helps me to give the people in my world a positive, sincere, friendly experience and a quality product.”