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 25 years of experience in the beauty industry in a variety of areas, 9  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 summer of 2011. Lora brings so much positive energy into the salon, you can feel it from wherever you are here at Studio A. Additionally, she loves connecting with her clients, and doing whatever she can do to make them feel pampered and well-taken care of.

“I feel lucky to work with Aveda because of our mission and what we stand for. Also, I love every single aspect of being a cosmetologist, from services as simple as hair cuts all the way to services as complex as balayages.”

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 Mangelsen

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.”

Monique Austin

Salon Coordinator

Monique has been a team member here at Studio A since summer of 2016. She’s so welcoming that you can hear her smile, even from over the phone. From the moment you walk in until the moment you walk out, Monique makes your experience at the salon feel comforting and stress-free. Furthermore, she is very knowledgeable of our products, services, and staff. She is always eager to help guests book appointments tailored to their schedule.