About the Team

 
 
We are absolutely thrilled to serve the Tampa Bay Area in the heart of Saint Petersburg Grand Central District.

We are absolutely thrilled to serve the Tampa Bay Area in the heart of Saint Petersburg Grand Central District.

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Rachel Korman Owner

Color and Cut

@trustyourhairdresser

Rachel is a Tampa Bay Area native, from Palmetto, FL, who began her career in 2006 at the Aveda Institute in Talahassee, FL. After a year in the business at Pyure Aveda Salon in Wellinton, 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; Hair Cutting, and Hair Extensions, including Kacey Welch Method weft application and Halo Couture Tape-Ins.


Mark Crawford Stylist

Cut, Basic Color Root Touch Ups, Toner/Gloss Services, and Blow Dry

@hairbymarkcrawford

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 is currently the head apprentice at Mane Stay, providing tons of hands-on assistance with many services, while always bringing the friendliest attitude and making clients laugh all day. He attends weekly for Mane Stay’s in-house cutting education and will be traveling for his Vidal Sasson Classic Cutting class in early 2019. He is also booking haircuts at his apprenticeship price during special hours. Please contact him at hairbymarkcrawford@gmail.com for information on how to be a hair model or book him during his apprentice hours.

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Sarah Kate Houston Apprentice


@sarah_kate_beauty

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 the Paul Mitchell School in 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. She is attending weekly for Mane Stay’s cutting and color program, so please contact her at skhouston9@gmail.com to inquire about being a hair model.