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Owner, Master Stylist, and Makeup Artist

Studio 29 Salon - A Full-Service Hair Salon

    Studio 29 Salon is a suite concept inside Sola Salons located in the Alpine Summit Shopping Area. Studio 29 was created by sought-after celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist, Emily McKim. With nearly 13 years of experience in top salons throughout Denver and Los Angeles, Emily graduated with honors from the Paul Mitchell Academy in Denver, Colorado. She then, with tireless efforts, started breaking into her dream job of becoming a hair and makeup artists for the movies. It was at that time that Emily decided to make the move to Los Angeles where she started transforming red-carpet celebrities and stars onset. Emily has had the amazing opportunity to work and train with some of the biggest names in the industry from LA to New York, and even internationally in London, England. Emily has worked on some of your favorite celebrities and has had the privilege to work with productions such as: Netflix, Hulu, MTV,CMT,  NBC, ABC, Mandalay Pictures, HBO and many more.


Emily is known for working her magic, specializing in balayage / ombre highlighting, as well as formulating all different realms of colors and color correction techniques. Emily also specializes in her signature Victoria secret bombshell volume styling, blowouts, 

haircuts and even extensions. 

Emily decided it was time to bring Denver and Los Angeles’ Luxury high end quality salon experiences to the city of Grand Rapids. Studio 29 Salon is built on open communication, an exceptional experience from beginning to end, and of course a sprinkle of Hollywood glamour to each and every client that sits in her chair. The core focus of Studio 29 is to build relationships and trust with every client before evolving their look, keeping the integrity of your hair Emily’s top priority. 


As a client, it is important to be heard and understood. Emily takes her time to listen and establish a clear vision before beginning any service with you so that you leave the salon feeling fabulous, fresh, beautiful and confident to take on the day. Emily’s number one goal is to ensure your time spent at Studio 29 is exceptional, relaxing and memorable! 


Emily loves what she does and always tries to go above and beyond in order to make every beauty experience in front of her a successful one.