Shep, a Utah native, attended college for several years majoring in business before deciding to attend Von Curtis cosmetology school. After graduating, Shep moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work and train at the prestigious Van Michael Salon. After being away for a time, Shep decided to return home and work at a Provo salon for nearly 3 years in preparation for opening Shep Studio in 2001. Continued education has always been vital to Shep’s philosophy. He has trained extensively at Vidal Sassoon Acadamy in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Bumble and Bumble and Redken 5th Avenue in New York City, and Toni and Guy in Dallas. Shep is a prominent hair cutting educator and holds weekly classes for his staff as well as regularly teaching at local salons and schools. He continues to work full time behind the chair in addition to running the salon. Shep has a real passion for cycling and modern design and loves spending time with his wife, Tracy and their beautiful daughters, Grace and Ava.