About the Team
Rachel Korman Owner / Cut & Color Specialist
Rachel is a Tampa Bay Area native, from Palmetto, FL, who began her career in 2006 at the Aveda Institute in Tallahassee, FL. After a year in the business at Pyure Aveda Salon in Wellington, FL she headed to New York City in 2008 to hone her craft as a technical haircutter at Arrojo Studio. After undergoing an intensive and thorough cutting apprenticeship, she decided to return to the bay area and experience the exciting new growth of St. Petersburg. She has completely rediscovered her passion for hair with her growing obsession for hair color and business education as well as furthering her development and experience in cutting. She is on an unstoppable mission to be an industry leader and business leader in the community. Her impeccable attention to detail, excitement for the ever changing techniques and trends of the industry, and fixation on a pleasant client experience are the cornerstones of what keeps clients coming back time and time again.
Rachel currently specializes in Hair Color, including balayage, foilyage, grey blending, and color correction and Hair Cutting.
Mark Crawford Cutting Specialist
It was a fateful day in March of 2018 when Mark walked through the doors of Mane Stay. He brought such a fresh, helpful energy to the salon and became a crucial part of the team quickly. Mark perfectly resembles what we envision to be the true nature of Mane Stay, holding hard work, a consistently positive attitude, and relentless commitment to the experience of the client to the highest of standards. Mark attended the Paul Mitchell Academy of Chicago in 2016 and has tirelessly gone after advanced training since he graduated. He began his apprenticeship at the famed Solo Salon in downtown Chicago. In pursuit of a beautiful life with his wife, Tracee, they decided to move down to his hometown of sunny St. Petersburg, lucky us! Mark specializes in cutting at Mane Stay, providing tons of in the chair education with many services, while always bringing the friendliest attitude and making clients laugh all day. Mark completed Mane Stay’s in-house cutting program in early 2019 and attended the Vidal Sasson Classic Cutting class shortly after.
Sarah Kate Houston Extensions Specialist (Kacey Welch Method™) / Cut Specialist / Make-up Artist
Sarah Kate is a treasure we found through a friend of the salon and landed with us in October 2018. It is not too early to say she is a tremendous addition to the team! She also represents Mane Stay’s core brand, a positive and helpful attitude who will tantalize clients with her adorable humor and cheery disposition. She is always eager to do the job right and we can not wait for her to blossom as a passionate hairdresser with a full and beautiful career. Sarah Kate attended Paul Mitchell the School of Kansas City and knew she wanted in-depth training to gain the experience one needs to be behind the chair. Thankfully, she moved here with her husband, Gentry, and made the leap to apprentice with us. She is soaking up the knowledge very quickly and is growing in experience exponentially. SK’s love of education recently took her to Indianapolis to become a Kacey Welch Method™ extension specialist.