Established in 2005, The Artform Studio has been the premiere studio for artists and professionals within the Los Angeles area. Our multi-cultural team of licensed stylists specialize in men and women’s haircuts, color, styling, and make up application. Located in downtown’s thriving Arts District, this metropolitan salon also serves as a record boutique for vinyl collectors worldwide.
Meet our team of talented artists/stylists:
Sherry Younge has owned and operated The Artform Studio with her husband Adrian Younge for 9 years. Now being a hair and make up artist for 17 years, she has had trained with celebrity hair and make up artists and continued her training for haircuts and color at Vidal Sassoon in Los Angeles and Redken in New York. She has also added services of wardrobe styling and photography for artists such as musicians, singers, dancers, and dj’s.
Follow her on instagram: @the_artform_studio
Kaz Shimada has been in the beauty industry for about 20 years and has worked internationally from Tokyo, London, and now downtown, Los Angeles.
She is our master stylist in hair and make up. An expert and educator of hair and make up at The Artform Studio where she gained her experience in the Vidal Sassoon way of haircutting. Her hair coloring expertise is keeping the hair healthy by using Wella, Schwarzkopf, and Redken hair color products.
Follow her on instagram:@bubblekaz
Sherri Silva has been a part of The Artform Studio team for 4 years now. After graduating from cosmetology school at Marinello’s Beauty College in Ontario CA, she gained her experience working as a hair and make up artist here at Artform, excelling in hair cuts, hair styling, hair coloring and make up. You can also find her in and out of the salon working on weddings, photo shoots, theatre productions, and film.
Follow her on instagram: @sherristylist
“Cristina Aporongao has been a make up artist since 1999. She honed her skills working alongside many wonderful artists at the ArtForm Studio, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Joyce Luck Style, and — picking up tips from other talented make up artists — while working on set as an actress, print model, and dancer.
Today, she continuously works on make up for film, television, commercials, theater, editorial, weddings, private clientele, and educating new make up artists and photographers.“
Follow her on instagram: @cristinabalmores
Follow him on instagram: @larrygfunk
All of her young adult life Tina has had a passion for the hair & beauty industry . She has mastered a wide range of hair cutting techniques inclusive of long and short hair and everything in-between. However her specialty and passion are color, up-dos and make-up.
Tina stays updated on all the latest trends so that she can give you the look you deserve. She believes in continual education, striving to stay at the forefront of her field. Her specialized knowledge includes: cutting edge color techniques, foil highlights & low lights, color correction, gray reduction, color cuts, razor cuts, men’s cuts, kid’s cuts and styling special occasion hair dressing including make-up.
In her spare time she enjoys being active whether in a gym or hiking out in nature. She also loves going out dancing, eating and cooking at home. Aside from assisting at various fashion shows she recently has been working with bikini models with hair and make-up during their tough all-day competitions. She even got 4th place in her class recently this year at the famous Muscle Beach Bikini Competition in Venice, CA.
Follow her on instagram: @tinamaliah
Stacy Batalla is the newest member of The Artform Studio Team. She has always had a passion for hair and makeup and left her career as a Legal Secretary to pursue her dream in becoming a Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist. She graduated with honors from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy in Santa Monica, California and is trained in all of the newest cuts and coloring techniques. She has a wide range of clientele that spreads from California, Las Vegas and Hawaii, and travels frequently to cater to her valued clientele. Stacy also has experience working on-set for editorial photoshoots, fashion shows, weddings and special events.