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Studio 5 Salon

Still Cutting It 20 Years Later

By Anna Teal


Some people are born with natural talents, and they move through life to fulfill their destiny. Jennifer Davo is one of those people.

Jennifer started cutting her father’s and brother’s hair long before she was a licensed stylist. So, it was no surprise to her family and friends when she expressed interest in opening up her own salon. Needless to say, she’s a big believer in following her dreams while taking as much family with her as possible on the road to success.


A Journey Through Time and Locations

Like most entrepreneurs, Jennifer’s dreams were bigger than her pocketbook. She enlisted the assistance of her parents to get the salon up and running, and with the help of inherited UPS stock from her great-grandfather, she had enough capital to make her dream a reality at 22 years old.

Studio 5 was originally located off exit 14 on Highway 5. They’ve moved twice since then and have settled in their newly renovated “forever home” at 136 Archer Street in downtown Canton.

“When looking for inspiration for the salon, everywhere I went was either too uppity or not fancy enough. It was important for the salon to be family friendly and meet a certain standard of cleanliness,” said Jennifer.


A Family Affair

“We preach family,” she said. Her father is known as “Grandpa,” aka “Mr. Fixit,” around the salon, and her mother, known as “Grandma,” is a payroll specialist. Even her 12-year-old son, Julian, is learning spreadsheets to help out. Ezra, her 9-year-old daughter, isn’t left out either. Jennifer and Ezra just completed their third photoshoot for the salon. Another fun fact: Studio 5 currently has five sets of mother-daughter combos working within its walls including Jennifer and her stepdaughter, Makayla. “We think of it as a growing family,” she said.

At Studio 5, the spirit of family doesn’t stop at the staff level — it also extends to the company’s clients. In fact, the salon is known for not only cutting and styling one client’s hair but also providing salon services to the rest of his/her family. Having a family friendly space allows Jennifer and her staff to focus on quality while building relationships with beloved clients.

“Our dream team is a group of people who are honest and have the highest integrity in their work and client relationships. They all go the extra mile for one another while creating a happy and uplifting environment for everyone to enjoy,” said Jennifer.


Attractive Array of Salon Services

Studio 5 has a vast list of salon services available including hair cutting and styling, perms, and color and highlights. One of the salon’s specialties is a Brazilian blowout, which is an anti-frizz and smoothing treatment that lasts up to three months.

And if that’s not enough to have their clients looking and feeling their best, stylists can also enhance the look of customers’ hair with extensions. Studio 5 offers a variety of hair extension options that provide extra volume, length, and versatility. For those with thinning hair, Evolve Volumizer and Halo Fall, which are semi-permanent hairpieces, are great solutions for women who have hair loss around the top or crown of the head.

And lastly, with wedding season well underway, Studio 5’s team has the entire bridal party covered — literally. This time of year, the staff is busy providing bridal makeup as well as blissfully beautiful wedding styles.


20 Years Strong

The past 20 years have been peppered with great achievements including winning Best of Life Salon multiple times, being recognized as Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch, performing in and raising money for the Cherokee County Service League’s Dancing for the Children in 2017, and placing in Canton’s Top 10 Small Businesses.

With the help of friends, family, and devoted clientele, Studio 5 will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month. The salon is known to go above and beyond to celebrate big events. On Friday, June 11, the staff will celebrate the memorable past 20 years by having a customer appreciation blowout with fun, snacks, and prizes upstairs at Events on Main.

“Twenty years of owning my salon has allowed me to participate in the lives of many families. I’ve watched my clients grow up and become mothers — some have even become grandmothers. I’ve worked alongside many, as they began and ended careers. I’ve participated in every wedding position from stylist to bridesmaid. I’ve become an extension of their families. I don’t know of many careers that could have blessed me so completely,” said Jennifer.


To learn more about Studio 5 Salon, please visit the website. For those wishing to schedule a free consultation with a stylist, call 770-345-5000.


Studio 5 Salon

136 Archer Street
Canton, GA 30114