About | Amplify Hair Studio

Master stylist and owner, James Babkowski, has been honing his craft for more than ten years and brings his passion for cosmetology to AMPLIFY each day. He ensures each client is welcomed with a smile and satisfied with an unsurpassable experience. Alongside their talented, dedicated, and experienced stylists, AMPLIFY will meet all of your needs and exceed all of your expectations.

CALL [570] 457-4500 or BOOK ONLINE 

Susie Garrity | salon manager

Susie GARRITY, salon manager

Susie graduated beauty school and embarked on her cosmetology career back in the ’70s, she left the industry to start a family but never lost her love and interest in beauty and fashion. Susie returned to the industry years later to assist in the daily operations of several successful salons. Susie can be found at her desk at Amplify ready to assure that every client is met with the utmost customer care and satisfaction.

Call Susie at [570] 457-4500 to assist you in choosing the best stylist for You.

Jacki Lahr | stylist

Jacki LAHR, stylist

Jacki began beauty school in her home town in Northeast Ohio in 2005 and has remained active in the industry since. She now resides in Carbondale, Pennsylvania and is a talented hairstylist at Amplify Hair Studio.  Jacki always takes the time to get to know her clients with a thorough consultation and pays close attention to each detail. Her wide range of specialties include customized haircuts for men, women, and children, and she is always up to date on trendy and classic hair coloring.

2016 Weekender Readers’ Choice Award

Call [570] 457-4500 or BOOK ONLINE
to schedule your appointment with Jacki.


Tina Ridley | Stylist

Tina RIDLEY, stylist

Tina has been active in the beauty industry for over 20 years and is a graduate of Empire Beauty School. She is a talented hairstylist who has worked in North Carolina, and now Northeastern Pennsylvania for the past 14 years. Recently, she brings her expertise to Amplify Hair Studio as talented stylist. Tina will make you feel comfortable and confident about your hair experience. She specializes in women, men and children’s cuts, coloring, foiling, and re-texturizing.

Call [570] 457-4500 or BOOK ONLINE to schedule your appointment with Tina.

Linda Smith | Master Stylist

Linda SMITH, master stylist

Linda has been in the industry for over 20 years. Since graduating from Empire Beauty School, Linda left her home town of Scranton for Missouri. Her career then took her all over educating for Loreal and Bumble and Bumble, managing salons and finally owning her own salon. She specializes in coloring, highlights, balyage, scissor and razor cuts. All while standing behind the chair becoming friends with her clients while making them look and feel beautiful.
Linda prides herself on staying up-to-date by attending classes, including several in Goldwell color, and attends hair shows regularly. She can also help you look your best for your special day with a great blow-out or updo.

Call today to book with Linda. She is currently accepting new clients and would love to meet you!

Call [570] 457-4500 or BOOK ONLINE to schedule your appointment with Linda.

Walk-ins always welcome, too!

Christine Appnel | stylist

Christine APPNEL, stylist

Christine is an Empire Beauty School graduate and has since been in the hair industry for nearly a decade. A local gal, she was born and raised in Avoca. Naturally, she was thrilled to join the Amplify team at the salon in het hometown in November 2016.

Experienced services include color, highlights, cuts, specialty styles (updos), facial waxing, and make-up application.

Call [570] 457-4500 or BOOK ONLINE to schedule your appointment with Christine.

Walk-ins always welcome, too!