Kelly Stuckey owns the business with her husband, Zac Stuckey. They are definitely the dream team when it comes to making their vision a reality of Crown. I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to Kelly and get the feel for the heartbeat behind Crown. Crown opened in August of 2013. Kelly says her "favorite part about owning Crown is creating an environment to make people feel special and opportunities for stylists to learn, grow, build a career and work as a team. We truly have a culture of kindness where inner beauty is just as important as outer." I can certainly say that after leaving Crown, this statement was evident to me that not only Kelly but her staff as a whole believe this.
"We are a full service Beauty and relaxation venue with hair, makeup, skincare, nails, massage therapy, brows and body waxing, eyelash extensions, and airbrush spray tanning. All of the product lines and services we offer are high quality to ensure health benefits as much as Beauty." After I got to know more about Crown, I of course wanted to get into talking about NWA. So, I asked Kelly her favorite thing about NWA. "My favorite thing about NWA is the people. There are so many creative, hard-working, driven people starting amazing businesses and giving back to our community. I also love how kindness and southern charm are a part of culture in NWA."
Kelly, I couldn't agree more.
Fun facts from Kelly: "In May of 2017, we purchased Studio 8 Salon, the first Salon I ever worked in, as our 2nd location called Crown Uptown. It was really incredible to have the opportunity to purchase Studio 8 from Mandi Suggs and pick up the relationships with stylists I worked with years prior."
When I was visiting Crown, I had the privilege of getting my hair done by Kyler Richard. Kyler did a full highlight on my hair. I would unfortunately consider myself a little picky when it comes to my color and particularly the way my grow out looks, as I would think most blondes are. I also get nervous having new people color my hair, which I think a lot of people experience as well. Kyler blew me AWAY. He was so thorough in talking to me before he even touched my hair to help us both be on the same page for exactly what I wanted. His personality is so charming, the conversation was so fluid, he was simply a charm!!
Kyler has been doing hair for two years. He has now been with Crown for a few months and says his favorite part about working at Crown is “how everyone encourages each other so much and it’s such a positive atmosphere. Everyone is so into education so we are constantly learning new tricks, techniques, and product info.” In addition to asking Kyler what he loved about Crown, I wanted to know in general some of his favorite aspects/things to do with hair. Kyler’s favorites include balayage and weddings, so definitely keep him in mind when booking hair for your wedding party.
Thanks Kyler for the BLONDE, all the praise hands for a good blonde highlight let me tell you.
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