I had the pleasure to work with Cat Crawford-Deriana at a styled shoot in March, and ya’ll, not only is she kind, funny, and attentive, she does BEAUTIFUL work!
I’m excited to be able to feature this boss babe–Not only does she own S&C Studios Salon, with TWO locations in Three Forks, MT and Belgrade, MT, she also offers incredible hair and make-up services for weddings and events.
*Spoiler alert: She loves to pamper her bridal parties–read on to learn how!
What inspires your business? What is your biggest passion?
Cat: “What truly is the vision behind S&C Studios Salon is a deep desire to uplift people and love on them!
My heart is to be the safe place that most people need. So many people experience things that they have no one and nowhere to go. My faith in God has allowed me many things and a true understanding of what my calling is. We offer people an opportunity to receive prayer if they want it and support in anyway they need!
I live to create and help people see their true beauty! It’s awesome to be able to be someone’s best hair experience, that is my goal for every client! The mission came from witnessing and experiencing the salon atmosphere for 9 years. Studying at an Aveda Institute, we learned all about what a high end experience looks like but I knew it could be even more than that. I had a vision that was placed in my heart. The goal is to offer people a high end experience that’s more affordable! I knew that I wanted to impact people’s lives by being that sometimes one person who is there for them. My salon is a safe haven for people to enjoy their service and be able to confidently share what they are going through!
There’s always a way to give people what they want whether that’s customizing a more affordable hair color option for them or a wedding package. We give people all the workings of an all around fulfilling, uplifting & refreshing experience!”
What is your biggest passion?
Cat: “My biggest passion is mentoring young stylist in the hair and makeup industry as well as business.”
What is your proudest accomplishment so far?
Cat: “I feel my proudest accomplishment next to my 6 month old son Isaiah would be opening a second salon location in Belgrade and providing homeless locals with haircuts.”
What sets your business apart?
Cat: “I am in this for the ability to create and to uplift. When they encounter me or have me as their hair or makeup artist, I listen to their wants and needs and will accommodate it to the best of my ability.
No one ever leaves my chair without learning, I love educating them on tips and tricks to take care of their hair and skin and know how to style at home.
Part of my job is to take what they want to see and tell them what’s going to ultimately be best for them and their hair and skin type! No one color or style fits all.”
Tell us about the VIP treatment you give bridal parties!
Cat: “We pamper our bridal parties with lip exfoliant and masks and the bride gets the ultimate pampering with a 24k gold face and lip mask.”
Is there anything you wish your wedding clients knew?
Cat: “Everyone receiving hair styling needs to have clean hair washed and completely dry! If your hair is damp it adds so much extra time per head.
For make-up clients, I ask that they all have a fresh face which is: a cleansed face with a light moisturizer on.”
A final piece of advice?
Don’t try out a new color and stylist right before your wedding, always get color done with plenty of time to tweak if necessary!
I suggest 1-2months in advance for any hair color. You can always retouch it before the big day but if it’s not how you want it you won’t have time last minute!
When it comes to wedding day hair and make-up, not only is Cat experienced, but she will bring her expertise TO you so you can truly sit back, relax, and enjoy your day.
If you’re in the market for a new “go to” stylist, or hair and make-up for your wedding day you can find out more about her here.
Photography by the awesome Mackenzie Keough Photography