With over 18 years of experience, owner Michelle Ricebuilt Studio 2827 with a vision to be a full-service salon, focused on training young stylists and participating in ongoing education for her and her staff.
As one of Central Wisconsin's only elite salons, Studio 2827 offers the highest quality products and services in a comfortable, yet glamorous setting. With extensive, ongoing training at courses such as the Aquage Master Academy, our stylists are equipped with the best products and practices to help create the most beautiful you!
Michelle Acaley Rice - Owner / Master Stylist
With over 18 years of experience, Michelle Rice built Studio 2827 with a vision to be a full-service salon, focused on providing outstanding services in a relaxed professional environment. She is on the cutting edge of style technique and her passion for perfection drives her attention to detail and commitment to excellence.
Michelle’s created Studio 2827 based on the belief that quality service and products, along with fine furnishings and glamorous surroundings promote long-term relationships with valued clientele.
“I believe its important to give my clients results that works with their individual style and lifestyle. My job is to compliment their best attributes with the knowledge, expertise and products that will enhance their individuality and make them realize their greatest qualities,” says Michelle. “At the start of each visitI enjoy the full consultation with new guests or catching up with my ongoing clients to ensure that I stay current with their hair needs and lifestyle changes. This process is paramount to achieving complete satisfaction for both them and for myself, as I take great pride in every cut, color, style and moment; after all it does carry my reputation.”
Michelle has a strong personal commitment to ongoing training for not only her new stylists but, achieving top-tier education and certification for her and her whole team.
“With courses from world-renowned stylists, makeup artists and professionals, including the Aquage Master Academy, we are equipped with the best products and practices to help create the most beautiful you,” states Rice.
Allison Giuntini - Master Stylist / Head Trainer
Allison is a Master Stylist and has been with Studio 2827 since 2008, taking an active role in training all new team members. Our new stylists are an integral part of our team and I enjoy working with them to learn an ever-changing, fun and energetic trade that touches people’s live in such a personal way.
Our industry is amazing because by developing interpersonal connections and making clients feel beautiful, we are able to project positive energy into the world.
Michelle Rice, Studio 2827 owner and Master Stylist, states, “Through extensive and ongoing training, Allison has achieved an elite status within Aquage, our main product line. She takes personal responsibility and pride in keeping our salon at pace with what’s new and how to maximize every one of our unique products. Allison lives with her family in Stevens Point.”
Niki Evanson - Master Stylist
Niki has been with Studio 2827 since 2007. She is a Master Stylist, specializing in updos and hairstyling.
What I love about my job is that everyday and every client is unique. You never know who will walk into the salon or what you will be presented with on a day-to-day basis. I love getting to know my clients and understanding what they mean when they need a change or need to come in to feel better. Hair is so crucial to who we are and how we feel. I love seeing the change that happens with a simple haircut, a color change or a complete makeover. They walk out of our salon feeling different, amazing, refreshed. I love that I can create this change for them.
“Niki is a dedicated team member, always finding ways to support the salon and keep it progressive,” says Rice. “She is completely dedicated to the customer experience.”
Paj Xiong - Master Stylist
I have been working as a cosmetologist since 2004 and as a Master Stylist at Studio 2827 since January 2012. I have a strong drive to succeed in this industry. I want my client to be happy, to walk away feeling proud of who they are and how they look. I find joy in being able use my knowledge and expertise of traditional proven methods and blending that with all of the newest trends and technologies available to create the perfect look for each person I work with. I love our industry because I love to interact with people and work with hair all at the same time.
“Paj is a great part of the team,” says owner Michelle Rice. “Her keen sense of fashion is only superseded by her love for cosmetology and making her clients look and feel sensational!”
Morgan Akkerman - Master Stylist
Morgan has been with Studio 2827 since 2013. Her passion for cutting, styling and cutting hair has led her to be a successful Master Stylist.
I make it my personal mission to not only realize my client’s vision, but to exceed their expectations and enhance their look in a way that feels new and refreshing, yet natural. They are already amazing…my goal is to make their amazing be seen!
“Morgan’s greatest asset is that she is a fantastic listener,” says Rice. “The true talent of a cosmetologist lies in not only hearing what the client is saying, but also truly listening to and hearing all of the things they might not be saying. Morgan understands her client’s needs.”
Nicole Renee Felckowski - Stylist
Nicole has been with the Studio 2827 team since 2014.
“Nicole is a fast learner and fantastic at modern color techniques,” states Michelle Rice, Owner and Master Stylist. “We know that every color carries with it an intrinsic emotion and reaction. Nicole is someone who truly understands the power of colors and tones, so when a client moves from even one shade lighter or darker, it can create a fascinating change in how they perceive themselves and the world around them.”
I love doing hair because it doesn’t feel like work when you’re doing something you love. I enjoy working with my hands and being creative. I give every person that sits in my chair my complete attention and care.
Alexandra Clucas - Stylist
Alex is one of our most valuable new stylists, coming on board in 2014.
I consider cosmetology an art. And as an artist, I always work to keep up with the newest styles, trends and techniques. I chose to work at Studio 2827 because I knew I would have access to leading edge training and education and work with top-notch, highly-educated stylists. Makeup and skin care have always been a passion of mine, so I am so excited to show our clients what Glo Minerals can do to perfect my client’s complexion and complete and enhance their inner and outer beauty.
“Alex is my go-to person for makeup. She is knowledgeable about our Glo Minerals line, along with all of the latest makeup application techniques including shadowing and contouring to bring out the best aspects to enhance her client’s natural features,” says Michelle Rice.
Liz Xiong - Customer Service Manager
First impressions matter. Liz is the person that greets each customer and keeps our business running smoothly, efficiently and with the finesse and care we want to provide for each and every customer.
I enjoy the variety of my job. Each day I have the opportunity to meet and interact with new and fascinating people. I am thrilled that I can connect each customer to a stylist that will meet and exceed their needs. My personal goal is to ensure that they have a great experience, from booking their appointment to rebooking for their next appointment.
“Liz is an amazing and essential part of our team. I am confident that my customers receive excellent care with her managing their requests and appointments. She is truly dedicated to her job and to the business,” says Michelle Rice.