Owner / Stylist

Kristen Hickman

Kristen Hickman has been playing with hair for 11 years, in three different states. She started her career studying at Paul Mitchell The School in Cranston, Rhode Island, where she trained alongside the industries leading hair stylists. Kristen immediately chased her dreams of working at a high end salon in the city of Boston, Massachusetts where she honed her skills working backstage at photo shoots and runway shows. Her love for travel and the outdoors eventually drove her out west to Colorado where she perfected her skills in a large salon and spa. Kristen is now back in Sturbridge Massachusetts where she has opened her first salon. She loves working both behind the chair and with young stylists through education and classes. She has taught and ran programs at her salon, and believes that stylists should never stop learning and sharing their knowledge. Her specialties include personalized hair cuts, color, dimensional foiling, and balayage. You will often find Kristen on location pampering brides and there bridal parties during the busy wedding season. When asked what’s her favorite part of her job? “You never know what is going on in someones life, and for that brief moment they are in my chair I get to make them feel beautiful! Nothing is more rewarding then that, everyone wants to feel beautiful!”

Kevin Murphy


Welcome to Studio 538 where we provided progressive hair, nail and beauty services, quality salon products and exceptional customer care. We are passionate about our work which means you will benefit from our desire to make you look and feel great! We create a warm, caring environment for both our clients and for each other while offering a range of cutting-edge techniques and products. With our commitment to continuing education, our stylists stay on the cutting-edge of latest trends and techniques by participating in national conferences and in-house trainings. Our products allow us to bring our clients progressive products, that are people and planet friendly. Studio 538 is located on Route 20 in Fiskdale, MA with a large convenient off street parking lot. Call us at 508.981.2490 to book your appointment today!

In Studio & On Location


More than any other moment in your life, your wedding is a celebration of your joy, passion and the sharing of your friends and family. It is an occasion of meaningful commitment, and a time to celebrate; Studio 538 feels the same way and we want to be a part of your special day. A wonderful wedding is in all the details. Studio 538 provides relaxation and beauty on your special day. Our caring, professional staff is committed to providing services to create your cherished memories and make your dream become a reality.

Collaborate with the leading bridal stylists at Studio 538 for your Bridal Hair Trial. You and your stylist will create a wedding hairstyle, customized to match the style of dress and the fashion of your wedding. Choose the bridal hairdo that best represents your personal style and the vision you have for your wedding day. Once you have your trial completed, choose between having your hair done at Studio 538 on the day of your wedding or letting us bring our Bridal Hair Services to you, on location at your wedding venue. Your hairstylist will be prepared and fully equipped to transform your hair into the glamorous and sophisticated wedding hair style you have envisioned.
Come into Studio 538 for your Bridal Makeup Trial and collaborate with a professional makeup artist who will demonstrate a bridal makeover, customized to work perfectly with your veil, dress, and overall wedding presentation. One your trial is completed, choose between having your makeup done at Studio 538 or on location the day of your wedding!

"At Studio 538, I chose to exclusively carry Kevin Murphy..."

I choose to carry Kevin Murphy at my Studio because my clients and I had started developing sensitivities to the added chemicals in other lines. Kevin Murphy is a progressive line that uses micro cultivation, organic growing practices, or ecologically sound wild harvesting techniques to ensure the very highest natural quality. All Kevin Murphy products are sulphate free, paraben free and cruelty free. Kevin Murphy makes every effort to do their part in helping the environment by utilizing packaging that is recyclable or biodegradable. Kevin Murphy color is PPD free, ammonia free and contains naturally derived “from the earth” ingredients like aloe vera, honey, shea butter and pomegranate. The Heart of Kevin Murphy is a non-profit arm of the company and its sole purpose is to fund charities focusing on both human and environmental issues.

Studio 538 - Fiskdale, MA


Join Our Team

Studio 538 is always on the lookout for creative and dynamic hard workers to enhance our team. We cannot respond to all applicants. If you are a potential fit, the hiring director will contact you. Please email us a current resume and cover letter. We may not have the availability to address inquiries made in person.


All assistants at Studio 538 are required to have graduated cosmetology school.


Those applying for a stylist position need not attach photographs of past work. If your cover letter and resume paint you to be a potential fit for us, the hiring director will contact you to bring in a model.

Nail Technician

Those applying for a nail technician position need not attach photographs of past work. If your cover letter and resume paint you to be a potential fit for us, the hiring director will contact you to bring in a model.


Phone:508 981 2490

Add:538 Main Street, Fiskdale, MA 01518