The Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Michelle Powers-Rao

By Frank Santangelo 

Meet this week’s Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week:Michelle Powers-Rao 

Michelle was born and raised in Somerville and she is a graduate of SHS class of 1990. 

Michelle worked at Sir Hare on Broadway from 1987-2007 for a total of 20 years until it’s door closed. 
While working there she was able to put herself though Salem State College from 1994-1998 with a BS in criminal Justice. 

After graduating college she worked at Hale and Dorr and other hair salons. 
In an interview she said “I realized my love was in Somerville. So with my familie’s support and help I opened my own salon in the city I love. Studio M that’s located at 583 Somerville Avenue.”

Since working in Somerville she has sponsored a little league team and has supported the SHS hockey team and cheerleaders. 
When Michelle isn’t at the salon, she said that she spends her time with her family and friends.  

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place. 


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