Studio C

Clarine Knapp owns Studio C at 317 Commercial in downtown Emporia. It’s a loft studio, so there are some stairs.

I went for a haircut today. This was my first time at Studio C.

Other than occasional trims, I hadn’t had a new on-purpose style since… 2003? That’s when I had spiked hair (!) and that’s when I started growing it out. (After the spiky hair days and the subsequent miserable growing out of hair over the ears, I swore never ever to have short, short hair again.)

First, Clarine took time to discuss what I wanted done, she didn’t just sit me down in a chair and start whacking away. I showed her pictures and she asked questions. Then she washed my hair and the cutting began.

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And the drying.

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She pulled all the waviness out of the back when she dried it and then she flat-ironed it.

I think it looks longer in this picture than it really is. It’s just a tad below shoulder length.

It may not look like a big change to anyone else, but it’s a big change to me – it’s about five or six inches shorter (about 3-4 years worth of growth.)

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She has this great chandelier. I don’t remember if it’s black or midnight blue, but it’s pretty cool.

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Clarine sweeps up.


Clarine gave me a great haircut. She listened to what I wanted and asked the right questions. So if you’re in need of a new stylist, I definitely recommend Clarine.

Clarine Knapp is at Studio C, 317 Commercial, Emporia. 620-794-4890.


Before and After



This is really just a nice, clean cut. My hair has a lot more spunk than before.


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