About The Shop

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
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



Kazuka Shi­mada
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
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 Bal­mores
“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

Larry G

Fol­low him on insta­gram: @larrygfunk


Tina McDon­ald
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 Stacy Batalla pic

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.

Fol­low her on Insta­gram: @stacybstyles