Meet the Stylists


Commitment to customer satisfaction and personal attention.

A design team that is experienced and continually educated.

Stylists that are unmatched when it comes to the newest fashions and latest hair trends.


These are only a few of the things you will find at

Rian Hair Studios

Left to Right: Doreen, Sonya, Wendi, Morgen, Jenn, Frank, Kelly, Rian, Tammy, Amanda, Shelby, and Tina. Photo by Brittany Marie Photography.

Left to Right: Doreen, Sonya, Wendi, Morgen, Jenn, Frank, Kelly, Rian, Tammy, Amanda, Shelby, and Tina. Photo by Brittany Marie Photography.

 

Our Staff

Click on a name to view their professional headshot and bio.

Amanda Farkas
Stylist . Makeup Artist

Frank Raso
Owner . Stylist

Jenn Burrow
Stylist

Kelly Valle
Stylist

 

Rian O'Dear
Owner . Stylist

Shelby Hance
Stylist . Makeup Artist

Sonya Rookstool
Stylist

Tammy Nemchev
Stylist

 

 
Headshot by Brittany Marie Photography
 

Amanda Farkas

Stylist + Makeup artist + Independent Contractor


Amanda has been in the beauty industry since 2012. Upon graduating from Regency Beauty Institute, she started her career by being personally trained by Rian.

Over the years, Amanda has grown as a stylist, and is very passionate about special event styling, updos, and makeup.

Amanda also specializes in Balayage and Ombré color techniques, as well as the latest cutting trends, and hot fusion hair extensions.

If you'd like to book your appointment with Amanda, please call or text 330-703-3765, or Click Below! 

 
Frank Raso, stylist at Rian A Hair Studio in Akron, OH
 

Frank Raso

Stylist + Independent Contractor

Frank is a color specialist and has been serving the hair industry for over 15 years.  He spent several years doing runway work for Goldwell US team.  He now enjoys spending time educating other stylists.

If you'd like to book your appointment with Frank, please call 330-907-5010.

 
Image by Brittany Marie Photography
 

Jenn burrow

STYLIST + INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

Hello!  I have been in the beauty industry since 2013.  After graduating from the Aveda institute, I started my career at an Aveda salon, and then came to Rian A Hair Studio and was personally trained by Rian.

In the first 3 years of my career, I have attended two Columbus hair shows and one Chicago hair show to keep up on all the latest trends.  I love everything doing hair has to offer – from coloring and cutting to styling and up-dos.

I look forward to meeting you and making you feel beautiful!

If you'd like to book your appointment with Jenn,

please call or text 330-224-8159

 
 
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Kelly Valle

STYLIST + INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

I love the art of hair.  A life changing cut, to a bold traffic stopping color; my work has no limits.  As a managing cosmetologist since 2009, I combine education and creativity while behind the chair.  Implementing color knowledge and skill from RUSK deep shine marine therapy color and Paul Mitchell training, I can help you get the runway ready hair you have always longed for.  My work varies from men, women, coloring, haircuts, and keratin treatments.  From beginning to end, you will receive a one of a kind and polished look!

If you'd like to book your appointment with Kelly, please call or text 330-687-9788.

 
Headshot by Brittany Marie Photography
 

Rian O'Dear

Owner + stylist


Rian has been a stylist for 19 years at a variety of high end salons in the Akron area, and most recently owner of Rian A Hair Studio for the past 9 years. In her career thus far she has attended the Redken Exchange twice, became certified in a number of different product lines including Redken, Pureology and Kevin Murphy, and has become an educator in the latest coloring and cutting techniques. 

Some of Rian’s favorite color trends are Ombré and Balayage. Rian continues to set herself apart in the hair industry and believes in giving a world class experience, consistent service and providing each guest with what they need to recreate their look at home.

If you'd like to book your appointment with Rian, please call 330-217-1222

 or Text or call 330-687-6555

 
 
Image by Brittany Marie Photography
 

Shelby Hance

STYLIST + makeup artist + INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

I have been with Rian A Hair Studio since 2013.  I first started off training as Rian's associate.  As of today, I am a level 3 stylist.  I have continued to educate myself by taking classes, attending hair shows, and more recently passing my Manager's Exam to become an Independent Stylist.

I enjoy giving my clients a service that is suitable for their lifestyle, giving a custom haircut or color to compliment them, and reveal their natural beauty.

Keeping up with the latest trends, balayage is a color technique that I have grown to love and incorporate in many of my color services!  While booking your next appointment, feel free to ask me about this service.  I'm looking forward to meeting you, and fulfilling your hair needs.  Xoxo.

If you'd like to book your appointment with Shelby, please call or text 330-322-8821.

 
 
Image by Brittany Marie Photography
 

Sonya Rookstool

Stylist + Independent Contractor

I started my journey in the cosmetology industry in 2010 at The Ohio Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School in Twinsburg, Ohio.  I am very passionate about cutting, and coloring hair.  I use my creativity to give every guest that sits in my chair exactly what they are looking for!  I do this by finding out how you like to style your hair, what face shape you have, your personal style, how much time you like spending on your hair each morning, as well as how often you would like to get your haircut maintained – all of these things are very important when it comes to giving each guest the perfect haircut.

I specialize in all hair types and lengths, but I specialize most in short edgy styles.  I am very passionate about doing creative color, balayage, and hair painting.  I am highly educated in these techniques.  To continue my education, I take classes in Chicago, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio by some of the top artists in the hair industry, including Guy Tang!  To ensure I give my guests exactly what they want, I continue to learn many different techniques by attending these classes every year.  I look forward to meeting you, and giving you the perfect haircut & color combo!

If you'd like to book your appointment with Sonya, please call or text 330-860-0068.

 
Image by Brittany Marie Photography
 

Tammy Nemchev

Stylist + Independent Contractor

Tammy has been in the hair industry since 2003.  Upon graduating from Wadsworth High School where she completed the cosmetology program, she went on to work at and manage a salon inside Summit Mall.  After working there for several years, she proceeded to further her career at Rian A Hair Studio where she is now an independent contractor.

She has taken many continuing education classes throughout her career and trained with top educators in NYC and Chicago, as well as locally.  She is certified in many different color and product lines.  Tammy specializes in both men and women's hair care and is very passionate about making her guests look and feel great!  She excels at creating rich, dimensional color and easy to manage haircuts to fit every client's needs. 

If you'd like to book your appointment with Tammy,

please text or call 330-701-1751