EAST NASHVILLE

Organic Salon Systems Concept Salon
615-226-EAST (3278)
East Nashville
Nashville’s only certified organic salon & skin care

Studio Green Closing – New Location Pending Fall 2014

We are sorry to inform you that due to reasons beyond our control Studio Green will be closing its doors this month June 21st, 2014. Each stylist will be venturing out on their own and will be in contact with you personally. Don’t fear, this will not be the last you see of us. We have temporary homes until the new salon will be built Fall 2014. Your personal stylist will be in contact you within the next week to give you their contact information and location they will be moving to.
Again we apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you all very much for your continued support and wish you a great day.
If you need to contact your stylist, please click on his or her picture below for the contact information.
Sincerely, Studio Green Team

Our Team

Jeff Gensemer
Jeff Gensemer

Owner
Master Stylist

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Jesse Bourne
Jesse Bourne

Owner
Master Cutting Specialist

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Christina Gandy
Christina Gandy

Senior Skin Therapist


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Lisa Myles
Lisa Myles

Senior Stylist


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Tara (Lexx) Hampton
Tara (Lexx) Hampton

Assistant Manager
Master Stylist

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Kassy Engeldinger
Kassy Engeldinger

Junior Stylist


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Megan Loope
Megan Loope

Junior Stylist


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Jeff Gensemer

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Jeff Gensemer
Owner – Master Stylist
Organic Salon Systems Certified Educator

You can contact Jeff via email at:
jeffrey.gensemer@icloud.com
Jeff can also be reached via text message only at:
615-939-7020

Sweet Seven Organic Salon
2206 8th Ave S. B-upstairs
Nashville, TN 37204
upstairs from Urban Juicer

"Jeff at Studio Green has wonderful technical skills. He can produce such an attractive style with such simple and pure technique. Also all the products used on me here have been great and none of them have caused me any irritation like conventional salon products."
– Roberta Sanders, Client for two years

"Jeff was very attentive to my cut and color. I appreciate the new glamorous look he created. I especially enjoy knowing chemicals like ammonia were avoided. My hair looks and feels beautiful."
– Heidi Dixner, Client for one year

Growing up in a family of mostly women, Jeff began at a young age braiding and styling their hair. "I like the chemistry and the geometry of it," he said of doing hair. He enjoys helping people "look and feel their best." He began his hair training at Empire Beauty School in Pennsylvania and then he studied at Paul Mitchell Beauty and Cosmetology School. While at Paul Mitchell school, he met Studio Green’s other co-owner Jesse Bourne.

Jeff wanted to open a salon that focused on organic products because he understands people who have allergies to products – he and his family members have allergies. In addition, after many years of using conventional hair products and doing research, he learned how bad those products can be for people. "I owed it to myself and my clients to offer a healthier and safer way to stay beautiful," says Jeff. He feels good to know that his salon can give safe beauty treatments to any one from those who are sick and have cancer to pregnant women.

His mission for his staff is to stay abreast of new organic products and procedures. He wants to make sure that clients are able to walk in to the salon and feel at ease and comfortable in his salon and know that his staff are knowledgeable about clients’ hair and beauty health.

Why come to Studio Green and go organic?

"I take pride in knowing that our products are the industries leading #1 eco-friendly organic products available. I also would not use a product on a client that I wouldn’t use myself."

Favorite Studio Green product of hair tip?

He tells people that every time they condition, they should comb the conditioner from their root to their end and disperse the product as well as leave the conditioner in for at least five minutes. If a client does this their hair will be smoother and it will help to make their color last longer.

His Personality

"I’m what you would call a modern day tree hugging hippy with a pinch of wit, a dash of hip and a whole lot of Awesome." says Jeff of himself.

In his free time

He likes to garden and travel and looks for new organic products to share with others.

Jesse Bourne

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Jesse Bourne
Owner –
Master Cutting Specialist
Organic Salon Systems Certified Master Haircolorist

As you may have heard, Studio Green has closed its doors on June 21st due to reasons out of our control. I am sorry to inform you that I have (Jesse) decided to take a leave and move back to my home state of Indiana. Although very sad, I have asked Jeffrey Gensemer the co-owner of Studio Green, to be in contact with you. We have been happy to service each and everyone of you for the past 4 years and appreciate you for supporting us in business. If you would like to keep using organic color and receive the same great service, Jeff would love to assist you further.

Here is a bit about Jeff. He has over 10 years experience cutting, coloring, and styling hair. When I first met Jeff he discussed with me about opening Studio Green Organic Salon to better our health and the health of our clients. He is currently an Educator for Organic Color Systems (the color line we use) for the regions of TN and Alabama. He is educated in all the new trends in cutting and color as He was the educator at Studio Green itself. He would love the opportunity to work with you and help you achieve your beauty needs.

Jeff will start accepting clients on Tuesday June 24th and will still be providing the same great organic services that Studio Green offered.

From Jeff:

I strongly wish to continue this passion I have for happy, healthy, hair, and hope that you will support me along the way. If you need an appointment during the summertime you can reach me through email or text. If you need to call you can leave a message and I will contact you back at my earliest convenience.

I have found a permanent home located at:

Sweet Seven Organic Salon
2206 8th Ave S. B- Second Floor
Nashville, TN 37204

This location is right above Urban Juicer.

My Contact information:

Jeffrey Gensemer
Text or Phone 615-939-7020
Email: jeffrey.gensemer@icloud.com

If you contact me I try and respond within 3 business hours.

I thank you very much and look forward to hearing from you.

Jeffrey Gensemer

Christina Gandy

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Christina Gandy
Senior Skin Therapist

Christina can be reached via text message only at:
615-838-2236

Christina grew up in Connecticut and moved to Nashville about 15 years ago.

She went to esthetician school at the Tennessee Career Institute. She became interested in skin care having dealt with adult acne issues after her first child. She did a lot of research and knew she wanted to help others deal with any skin issues they had.

"It can affect your day to day life," says Christina of having skin problems. "I wanted to help people be more comfortable and confident in their self and to be able to teach them the more healthly route to fix their problem. That is just one less stressor in their life."

Why come to Studio Green and go organic?

Christina sees that many people will try all types of different skin care products on the market and many can damage people’s skin or don’t work. She wants to help people to learn what is going on with their skin and get to the root of the problem. She likes that she can give her clients products in which she knows what all the ingredients are in them. If they can know ahead of time what is in a product they can avoid a reaction or if they do get a reaction they can figure out what caused it. Her rule to clients usually is if you wouldn’t eat it, then don’t put it on your skin.

Favorite Studio Green Product or Skin Tip?

Christina tells people to just keep it simple. One doesn’t have to wash their skin or exfoliate all the time. She tells people to "achieve a healthy balance internally and externally. Try to eat a rainbow (of colors from your food) every day. Eating a raw rainbow every day, one can get all the vitamins and nutrients your skin needs to be bright and happy and glowing."

Her Personality

"I talk a lot when I’m nervous," says Christina. " I think my jokes are the most hilarious. I am pretty much an open book. If you want to know something about me just ask."

In her free time

Lisa Myles

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Lisa Myles
Senior Stylist
Organic Salon Systems Certified Master Haircolorist

You can contact Lisa via email at:
lmmyles@hotmail.com
Lisa can also be reached via text message only at:
443.974.2739

Hair Pavilion
20 Music Sq W. 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37203

Lisa grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and later moved with her family to Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania as a teenager she like doing friends and family’s hair.

Her aunt had a beauty parlor where her mother worked for a bit before having to quit because she was allergic to all the chemicals. "I guess you could say it was in my blood," says Lisa of being in the beauty industry. In her mid-20s she then apprenticed at a two-chair family barber shop where all the locals in town would come and get everything from perms to flat tops done. She learned it all by watching attentively.

"I like making people feel good, making them smile. I like enhancing the beauty they have, enriching that," says Lisa.

She passed the beauty school exam on her first try and stayed at the local salon for seven years. She worked at bigger salons. She also traveled and did makeup and hair and beauty consulting for different people and events. While in Pennsylvania she met Studio Green co-owner Jeff Gensemer. He offered her a job in Nashville and in July 2011 she moved here.

"I was ready for a climate change," she laughs. And her daughters, aged 16 and 21 are both into music, so it was a major bonus.

She and her teenage daughter live in East Nashville with their rabbit Chester and Chihuahua named Preston.

Why come to Studio Green and go organic?

With her mother having allergies with chemicals she can understand how others do too. She has learned from Jeff the importance of organic living and its role on bettering one’s health. She is completely amazed and pleased at how the salon can offer such great coloring products without chemicals and with ingredients that are much less harsh to customers.

Favorite Studio Green Product or hair tip?

Lisa likes the Organic Color Systems’ Keragreen Keratin Smoothing treatment offered at the salon, because it cleanses the hair of build up from other products and leaves the hair smooth and shiny.

She also likes the Clear Skin line the salon carries as it had made a big impact on her life battling cystic acne. She feels the product really works.

Her Personality

"I am extremely loyal and trustworthy," says Lisa. She likes to get to know her clients and treats them all as friends.

In her free time

She likes to walk her dog at Shelby Park and on Sundays she enjoys driving around to find quirky thrift stores and antique places.

Sarah Morgan

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Sarah Morgan
Lead Coordinator

Originally from West Virginia, Sarah moved to Nashville in 2009 with her husband. Although her background is not in hair or skin, she has always lived a creative and healthy lifestyle. "I feel that Studio Green compliments my interests and lifestyle, whether with the products we sell or the services we provide." Sarah says.

Before moving to Nashville, Sarah worked for an educational touring dance company called West Virginia Dance Company. "Growing up in West Virginia, I knew firsthand how the arts in the school system lacked. If there was a cut made, it was for the arts. That however did not stop me. I spent most nights after school at the dance studio. Dance was and will always be my true passion." After moving to Nashville, she briefly worked for Stillpoint Dance Theatre and soon after found Studio Green. "Studio Green has been an educational and fun business to work for. I have learned and applied so much to my own routine and enjoy helping others define their own."

She and her husband live in East Nashville with their pets Stella and Romey.

Why come to Studio Green and go organic?

Not only are the products more effective, they are safer to use. Along with that, Studio Green’s employees attend training several times a year on the newest products and latest trends.

Favorite Studio Green Product or hair tip?

The O’right Curl Activating Mist is a great product for curly hair. It doesn’t weigh the hair down and it enhances your curls for added bounce. You can apply it in damp hair or dry.

Her Personality

Honest, hardworking, and creative. "I am a very dedicated person, with all I do."

In her free time

Walks around Shelby Park, painting, hot yoga, projects around the house, and having dinner and drinks with friends.

Tara (Lexx) Hampton

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Tara (Lexx) Hampton
Assistant Manager
Master Stylist
Organic Salon Systems Certified Master Haircolorist

You can contact Lexx via email at:
taralexx@gmail.com

"I started coloring my hair at the age of 12, and haven’t stopped since," says Lexx. "By 14 I was doing my own cut and color, as well as all of my friends, family, and any trusting stranger I could manipulate into sitting in a chair for 30 minutes."

Growing up her parents were in the Air Force. She moved to Florida from Tennessee a few times. Her grandmother owned a hair salon in Hendersonville, TN and her aunt was a hair stylist so she spent lots of time there in the shop.

Lexx moved back to Nashville before high school. After graduating she attended fashion design school, but was doing more hair and makeup than designing clothes, so she decided to quit and later attended Paul Mitchell The School in Nashville where she met Studio Green co-owner Jeff. Gensemer. Lexx graduated from Paul Mitchell in December of 2009 and was licensed in early 2010.

"I love to create things. Hair is an art form for me," says Lexx about being a stylist.

For the past seven years, she has been an East Nashville resident.

"I love how the local community feeling of the east side has grown," says Lexx. "My neighbors are super friendly. There are gardens everywhere. I’m literally 15 to 20 minutes or less from everything Nashville has to offer. There’s great food, music, shopping and art around every turn. I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else."

Why come to Studio Green and go organic?

Lexx’s grandmother taught her about living in a holistic manner growing up and would make tinctures or salves to cure ailments for her. She also realized how chemicals could have an adverse effect on her after using different products and color lines. She began to notice she was having slight reactions the chemicals and they kept getting worse. In addition, Lexx and her best friend developed strange food allergies. She also began noticing some of her hair clients were reacting to chemicals in certain ways. After discussing this with her grandmother and doing research she contacted Jeff about wanting to work for him.

"I think it’s very important, now more than ever, for people to take a more proactive approach to their whole body health," she says. "With cancers, allergies and other health issues being at an all-time high, we’re definitely overdue to reevaluate not only our level of exercise and what we’re putting in our bodies, but everything we’re putting on our bodies and the fumes we’re breathing in," she said.

Favorite Studio Green Product or hair tip?

She likes the O’right Green Tea line as it is refreshing and conditioning and forms a membrane on the surface of the hair to prevent oxidation. In addition, the shampoo bottle can be planted to grow a tree. She also loves the O’right flexible styling gel to create perfect beach waves.

A tip she gives clients about creating volume for their hair is to blow dry their hair’s roots the opposite way of how you want them to lay. So if one wants high volume in their crown, don’t hang your head upside down, just blow dry the roots towards the front of their head and when they flip that hair back "bam, they get Brigitte Bardot without the teasing," says Lexx.

Her Personality

Friendly and non-judgmental is how she describes herself. She tries to get to know her clients to give them the best hairstyle that fits them personally.

In her free time

She likes to spend time with her boyfriend and elementary school age daughter Alo. She also has a beta fish named Rupert and four feral cats that hang out in her backyard. "They catch lightening bugs with us in the summer," says Lexx.

"When I’m not in the salon making magic, I’m singing, dancing, making music, painting, drawing, coloring, gardening, building something, you name it," said Lexx. "I’m also kind of a science nerd, so my daughter and I are always exploring what makes things work and why."

Kassy Engeldinger

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Kassy Engeldinger
Junior Stylist
Organic Salon Systems Certified Master Haircolorist

You can contact Kassy via email at:
greensalon.kassy@gmail.com
Kassy can also be reached by text message only at:
615-815-4317

Hair Pavilion
20 Music Sq W. 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37203

Client Quotes

"Kassy is extremely talented when it comes to color. She is up to date with all the styles and does a great job helping to determine what style will look best on your head. Kassy is a master at cutting bangs!!! I will not trust my head or hair to anyone else. She is worth the investment!" Elizabeth Collier, client of Kassy’s for the past three years, new client to Studio Green.

"Kassy is a very talented, creative, and charismatic hairstylist. She is personable, intuitive, and a great listener. Her talent shows in her coloring skills, cuts, and updos. Kassy is an amazing stylist!"
– Cheryl Gauthier, Client of Kassy’s in California.

Kassy comes from a long line of family that makes their careers in the hair and skin care profession. Growing up near Sacramento, California, she was influenced by her aunt who has a successful hair salon and her cousin who does skin care.

"I was always playing with people’s hair, braiding and creating up-do styles," said Kassy. She recalls cutting her sibling’s hair, practicing doing a flat top on her father and coloring her sisters’ hair lots of shades from fire red, black to platinum blonde.

"It was something I was always good at doing so it was easy when I was old enough to make the decision of what I wanted to do," she chose becoming a hair stylist.

She attended and graduated from the Federico Beauty Institute in Sacramento. Then about three years ago, she visited Tennessee on vacation and fell in love with the area and decided to move here.

"I love that it is a big city but you can go 10 minutes and be in the country," said Kassy. "You get the best of both worlds. You can be wherever you want to be in 15 minutes and the people are so nice."

When she first moved here she was a nanny for a family with three kids. She got her cosmetology license in Tennessee in 2012 and began at Studio Green in April of 2013. Up until then she practiced hair on the side.

Why come to Studio Green and go organic?

"I think it is important to live a healthy lifestyle," she said. "Especially having a nanny background, I like that people can still do their hair when they are pregnant or even those with allergies." She also likes the friendly, family environment that the salon has. "Everyone gets along with each other," and she thinks that creates a very welcoming environment for clients.

Favorite Studio Green Product or hair tip?

Kassy likes the lavender smell of the the O’Right aesthetic hair mist and that it gives hair shine. As for tips she gives to her clients, she likes to teach customers how to trim their own bangs just in case they decide not to come in for a free complimentary bang trim in between cuts.

Her Personality

"I was a cheerleader for 10 years. I am outgoing especially when I get to know someone," said Kassy. "I like to build relationships with everyone that sits in my chair. I try to find out some piece of information that I can remember about them to help build that relationship."

In her free time

She likes to go rock climbing and gets her fix of adventure by going sky diving every once in a while. She also enjoys going to the lake with her female golden retriever dog named Sammie.

Megan Loope

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Megan Loope
Junior Stylist
Organic Salon Systems Certified Master Haircolorist

You can contact Megan via email at:
dreadedmeganlou@gmail.com
Megan can also be reached via text message at:
615-485-0508

Hair Pavilion
20 Music Sq W. 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37203

"Learning about my own beloved, curly mess has inspired me to help others learn about their own hair," says Megan. She started doing friends hair as well as her own as a teenager growing up in Kingston Springs, TN.

After graduating from high school she attended Middle Tennessee State University, but was unsure about her career path until she realized what she had been doing for many years – helping people with their hair. She decided to attend Tennessee Technology Center’s hair design program in Nashville.

She had completed about half of the program when she was forced to leave school due to a severe illness. She began researching organic hair care "as a way to pursue my passion while still remaining healthy."

She received her hair license in 2010 after graduating from The Salon Professional Academy in Nashville. In 2011, Megan began working for Dillard’s Salon & Spa at RiverGate Mall in Goodlettsville because it was an Aveda salon.

Unsatisfied by the corporate environment, she decided to leave the salon to travel the US with her boyfriend volunteering on farms via WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). They spent time at farms in Texas and Idaho and later returned to Nashville. She started at Studio Green in June 2013.

"I really love being able to bring my own personal passions to work." she said.

Why come to Studio Green and go organic?

"Being organic is something I believe in. It’s a healthier and smarter choice. Plus, it tastes better!" she said.

Favorite Studio Green Product or hair tip?

She likes the O’right smoothing hair lotion as it helps to smooth hair without being heavy and is a nice alternative for those with finer hair as it doesn’t become greasy or weigh hair down.

When it comes to tips for her clients she tries to give them a hands-on approach. She helps her clients find hair styles they can manage themselves at home.

Her Personality

She describes herself as witty, funny and laid-back. She likes to form trusting relationships with her clients so she understands who they are and their hair needs.

She lives in the Bells Bend area of Nashville and likes to go hiking with her boyfriend Jono and their dogs at Bells Bend and Beaman parks. She has two dogs, Dahlia, a Heeler/Catahoula mix and Didymus, a terrier mix. She also is usually fostering a dog. She volunteers with an animal rescue in Nashville, Noah’s Ark Society. In addition, she has four Olive Egger chickens.