Victoria and Albert Hair Studio is located in downtown Columbia Maryland. Stylists Victoira and Albert Clark opened the studio in 1974 in historic Ellicott City, Maryland. The salon is now owned by internationally renowned stylist Scott Schmidt and longtime business manager Christie Kaier.
Scott Schmidt was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Scott entered the salon and spa industry twenty years ago under the study of Irvine and Louise Rusk. He has worked for Redken, Rusk and Nioxin traveling throughout Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada educating his colleagues on cutting, styling, coloring and various lines of styling products.
Christie Kaier was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Christie has been with Victoria and Albert since 1990. She began as a receptionist, eventually taking on duties in accounting, payroll, and customer relations. In 1994 Christie took on managerial responsibility, consistently utilizing her skills to both improve and facilitate the inner workings of the salon, before acquiring it in 2005.
During the salon's history, Victoria and Albert has received numerous awards including Best of Baltimore, Best of Columbia, and the prestigious Master of Craft Award from the Art and Fashion International Association.