Studio Galactica has been beautifying Bellinghamsters for more than a decade. Founded by stylist Mandy McCoy, SG has a bevy of talented ladies brandishing scissors. Check the stylist bios for more info. In addition to loving hair, we also love ART! We feature local artists in our shop on a regular basis, so check back regularly as we keep the website blog updated with new awesomeness.

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Mandy McCoy

Scissor happy
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Mandy McCoy loves what she does. She looks forward to seeing who’s going to be sitting in her chair – from The First Haircut to highschool and college students, folks in their 20′s to guys and gals in their 80′s, she has a wonderfully eclectic clientele.

Whether the client has been coming in for years or this is a first visit, Mandy is committed to making her clients feel at ease and confident that they are in the hands of someone who cares about their experience as well as their hair. She enjoys providing a wide variety of colors, cuts and styles. In 2011, Mandy was honored to be voted one of the top hair stylists in the Bellingham Herald’s Reader’s Choice awards.
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Shae Carnell

Lyricist
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In East San Diego, born and raised,In the concert venue is where I spent most of my days.Chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool,Until my family moved here when I was in high school.After a couple of years, I found a career that was good,So, I started cuttin’ hair in your neighborhood!There are flames on the wall, but you don’t need to be scared!I will give you a great cut, and the price ain’t unfair!

Okay, so I’m not a professional lyricist, but I am a professional when it comes to your hair. I put a lot of effort into making sure that every one of my clients trusts me. I want you to feel totally comfortable, and hopefully have a good laugh during our time together. Inside the salon, I enjoy doing great color and haircuts, whether it’s something super fun (like tons of texture, or using my talent with vivid hair colors), or something soft and flattering with lots of body and movement. I also have great experience in most types of extensions. I am a perfectionist when it comes to installing and cutting / blending all hair types. Outside of the salon, I am a T.V. and movie buff, a huge foodie, an avid video gamer, a newbie mountain biker, a music enthusiast, AND AND AND an everything chocolate addict!So, now you know tons about me, and I would be honored if you would let me meet your face, and learn everything about you and your hair! I am available most days, except for Sundays.
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Valerie Jacobson

quick-change artist
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Valerie grew up riding horses, playing video games and listening to metal in the lovely town of Snohomish, WA. Her love of live music is like an ocean and you can often find her supporting the talent at our awesome local venues.

Valerie attended Gary Manuel Aveda Institute on Capitol Hill, and moved to the 'Ham in 209, fresh out of school and ready to rock some hair! She loves what she does and is blown away by all the amazing people she has met in her chair. Cuts, colors and styles are her passion, and she gets super excited when someone comes in for a drastic change.
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Kimberly Ross

Bon Jovi Fan
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Kimberly is an animated and gentle soul. She has a particular love for hair, clothes, movies and music- all from days gone by. Kimberly was educated at Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy where she earned special accolades for her graduation ceremony stand-up comedy routine. She is the kind of stylist babies, college students and grandfathers alike can come to. She is the salon’s only perm specialist.

Kimberly loves big curly hair, perhaps due to the “grass is greener” principle (she has an intimate relationship with fine, straight hair). She has fun with event up-do’s, edgy cuts, natural highlighting, you name it. Kimberly likes her job. Kimberly’s favorite quote: “I’ve seen a million faces, and I’ve rocked ‘em all!” – Jon Bon Jovi
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Desirae Rye

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Desirae brings over 15 years of experience to the chair, and is passionate about all aspects of her profession. Whether you're looking to maintain your current style, discover a new custom cut or color, obtain a stunning updo for a special event, or get that Brazilian Blowout you've always wanted, Desirae's got you covered. She's continually educating herself about all things hair and does everything she can to make sure her clients leave Studio Galactica feeling great and confidently rocking their freshly coiffed tresses. For those clients who are attracted to high quality hair products with low environmental impact, Desirae has brought the Kevin Murphy line onboard! Desirae in a music trivia ace, an avid reader, a fitness devotee and an empathetic listener. Her artistic expression doesn't stop at hair - she is also a jewelry artisan and enjoys painting. Desirae is a well rounded stylist with local roots who wants to help you express your own unique style.