Welcome to the original studio salon concept in the St. Louis area!

In 1999, St. Louis entrepreneurs Tony Pringle, Howard Smith, and Anne Kessen Lowell opened the region’s first high-end, self-contained studio salon in University City.

The owners’ unique concept provides experienced hair stylists, barbers, nail technicians, estheticians, and massage therapists the opportunity to own and manage their own businesses in private, elegant studio spaces. Salon professionals enjoy the perks of setting their own hours and prices, selling the product lines they choose, and keeping 100% of their profits.

Building upon the success of the original University City location, Metro Design Studio Salons expanded to three additional locations in Des Peres, Creve Coeur, and Chesterfield, MO – and now supports 90+ studio owners in the cosmetology industry.

With studio owner retention rate of over 95%, Metro Design Studio Salons continues to be the premier salon of its kind in St. Louis.