A hair stylist with deep roots in Rochester has returned home to open a studio of her own.
Amber Smith opened her new Monroe Hair Studio on Hanson Street in early January. After 15 years of experience styling hair, including stops throughout the country as she perfected her craft, Smith is finally pursuing her dream of owning her own salon.
That she’s doing it in her hometown, where she is an original member of the Rochester Social Club, is an added bonus.
“I’m just a small town girl hoping to make a great impression on Rochester,” Smith said. “I wanted to open in Rochester because I’m from here and I’m becoming a huge part of the community. Rochester has so much potential and I want to be part of it thriving!”
After sending her youngest of three children to preschool, she said that now felt like the right time for her to start her own business.
Monroe Hair Studio is a full-service hair salon offering everything from special occasion styles to maintenance trims and all things in between. She prides herself on her advanced color and cut techniques.
The studio is open on a by-appointment basis, with some walk-in service to start, including added walk-in hours for a new part-time stylist who just joined the salon’s staff. Smith hopes to expand to full-time hours within the first few months as more stylists join the staff.
Monroe Hair Studio is located at 59 Hanson St., and is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AmberSmithStylist/.