About Us

Jack Morlan

Jack has been serving the community for almost 50 years as a hair designer. For the last 35+ years he has been focused on the medical community in serving those who are going through cancer treatments. He has not only been a part of many committees and boards such as the Iowa Board of Cosmetology, but has also been a huge contributor to the cancer community providing excellent service and valuable information about the cancer process. His passion is to assist those going through cancer and help them feel like themselves during that season of their life. Jack has started to slow down, only working three days now.

December 2018

Click to see a feature article about Jack from KCCI.

March 2014

Click to read a feature article about Jack from the Des Moines Register.

April 2012

Click to read a feature article about Jack from the Des Moines Register.


  • 1997-2001 Iowa Civil Rights Commission
  • 2001 Look Good Feel Better
  • NCA of Iowa
  • Edna Troutman American Cancer Award
  • 2001-2010 Iowa Board of Cosmetology
  • 2004 NCA of Iowa Community Leadership Award
  • 2007 Cosmetologist & Barbers of Iowa
  • Mary Grobman Hennigis
  • Iowa Hall of Fame Award

 Zac Morlan


Zac Morlan is a barber stylist who joined up with his father Jack in June of 2013. With similar compassionate heart, Zac has also developed a passion to help those going through cancer and other medical related hairloss issues. He has joined Jack in hopes of reaching the community to restore their dignity and feel proud of how they look.


Ashley Buckalew

Ashley is a cosmetologist that joined the Studio 409 team in September of 2015. Ashley has a great passion for everything she does, from haircuts and colors, to helping fit wigs for those with cancer to help them feel more like themselves. She is also looking to expand her female clientele. Ashley also does the consultations for the head first program.



Strands of Strength

Studio 409 is a proud sponsor and affiliate of Strands of Strength.

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Zac Morlan and Jack Morlan at the 3rd annual
Strands of Strength fundraiser in 2014.