The CUT Blog

    Events, news, and happenings around the studio

    October 17, 2022

    October 16

    Wow! We made it. Happy 10th Birthday CUT! Hope you joined us in some of our celebrations and giveaways we did both online and in person (and maybe you were lucky enough to win some prizes).

    Our team at CUT wants to personally thank each and every one of you. Whether you’ve been getting your hair done here the entire ten years we’ve been open or you just had your first visit this year, we’re so grateful for you choosing us. Coming this far has only been possible with the support of our clients.

    Back in 2012 we (Peach & Danielle) had a dream that set forth as we signed the lease for CUT on a small side street in Flemington. The space was different from any other hair studio we’ve ever been in but saw right away what it could be. Signing that lease and fitting out that space was a challenge in itself. CUT actually opened on my (Danielle’s) 25th birthday. Our mentality was like, “alright, if we don’t make it and lose all our investment at least we’re young enough to recover and start something new”. Ten years later this isn’t the case at all. Our studio is has been rated best haircut 8 years in a row, been published in numerous online and paperback publications, we’ve trained with some of the industries finest and most talented hair designers in the world and are one of the most recognized hair studios in Hunterdon County.. being booked out several weeks at a time for all our designers across the board. It’s been an incredible journey and so fun to provide a comfortable, innovative, luxury hair studio in a small community like Flemington. We are so blessed and look forward to the future and whatever that holds for us. We honestly cannot dream big enough for that!

    Regardless of what’s ahead, we thank you for what’s behind us. You’ve helped us grow and get to where we are and we hope you see and feel the love and appreciation we have for you, our client. Thank you for all the hair appointments, retail purchases, referrals, positive reviews and more that made this husband and wife’s dream come true. Your support didn’t stop at CUT.. it also branched over to our sister company HARDYS Coffee Bar (you know.. that delicious craft beverage you get to enjoy complimentary during your hair appointment) and allowed us to grow that business and our coffee roaster as well. As I write these words, my heart is full of gratitude and joy to know that what we’ve created – the experience, environment, product has brought you joy and keeps you returning to this small side street that’s called Bloomfield Ave. Cheers to a thrilling and bright future for CUT, our team and our clientele. We love you all. 🖤

    Danielle Hardy
    “She is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs at the days to come” -Proverbs 31:25

    September 1, 2022

    Sept 1

    Fall is here! Kind of, not officially.. but schools in session and it’s September so that’s got to count for something. Hope that you all had a blessed and (hot) summer.. maybe a getaway or two (or three) in there.

    What a summer is has been! CUT took a week off in August for our team to gear up and get energized for serving in the 4th quarter of the year which is our favorite – holiday season! Make sure you schedule your holiday appointment now (never too early) to ensure you’ve got the perfect hair when you see your family and friends.

    On another exciting note: CUT is celebrating 10 years of being open on October 16! It has been a wild ride and we’re thrilled to celebrate with everyone. For majority of the month of September until October 16 we will be doing giveaways. Stay connected with us in person and on our Instagram to find out exactly what we’re up to. So many giveaways to show our gratitude to all of you who’ve supported us over the years, one’s you absolutely won’t want to miss. After all, we couldn’t be here doing what we do each day without you.

    Friendly reminder for Danielle’s clients- her books are closed for new clients, but she still would love to see you before her maternity leave which starts the week of Christmas and will continue for 12 weeks after her and Peach’s baby arrive! We’re all so excited for this endeavor and want to ensure her clients that they’re in the most highly capable hands while she’s away. Not sure which designer to see during that time? Ask during your next appointment or shoot CUT at text so Danielle can personally recommend the best fit for your hair.

    Enjoy the warm clothes and cozy nights as we get transitioned into fall. It’s a beautiful time of the year especially in the north east! Schedule your next appointment by texting 501-444-2884 and follow us on Instagram @CUTNJ. See you soon!

    Danielle Hardy

    “She is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs at the days to come” -Proverbs 31:25

    July 13, 2022

    Summer Blog!

    Some of you may already know.. and it’s been hard to keep it in this long! We’re adding another member to the CUT team, but this time it’s an extension of Peach and myself!

    We are welcoming our first child into the world a little after New Years and we’re already blessed. The entire CUT and HARDYS team is so excited and it’s only just begun.

    Now, trust me.. I know what some of you are thinking because that was our thoughts too, “who’s going to do my hair?!” If you’ve been around CUT long enough you’ll know we have a plan in place and quite frankly, I love serving our clients so much that you can’t keep me away!

    Although some things will be changing, like my hours being a little shorter before the new year and once I return back to work after maternity leave.. lots of things will remain the same! To help accommodate my clientele, I have stopped taking new clients completely, with the exception of extension clients. New clients to the studio are always welcome, but we will be recommending them to other designers. This change was implemented a few months ago in preparation.

    In full transparency, I plan on working until I cannot work any longer – 👋🏻 hellooo Christmas Season!! However, with Mother Nature running it’s course, I’m in Gods hands and it might end up looking differently once we get closer to this time. Once baby is here Peach and I plan to take some much needed time off and I will be returning back to CUT before you know it. In the meantime, during your next few visits to the studio I plan on discussing which CUT designer would best suite your needs while I’m away. It won’t be long until I’m back and Taylor and our client communications team will have direction on which days I’m working, my new hours and what that looks like moving forward!

    Thank you for your excitement and understanding. We are beyond thrilled for this next chapter in our lives and glad to share this joy with you!

    With love,
    Danielle & Peach

    April 6, 2022

    March blog

    Whoa.. what a season it has been. We’re already almost through the first quarter of 2022. If you’ve ever flown from LA to Newark you know what a doozy it could be and that’s where I am now writing this blog post. There’s something traveling does for my creativity in business I suppose… but we all know I’ve got the time to write during this flight!

    When I think of our plane landing in the next few hours I feel nothing but an eagerness to jump back into CUT with Peach to grow, strengthen and develop our team, our environment and other aspects of business.

    As you may have known from previous blog posts, we have this fun idea of traveling with our team as often as possible to help cultivate creativity, draw inspiration from new places, and meet new people! Our team visited Walt Disney World twice this past year and both times were truly impactful. Sometimes these trips will have hair design education incorporated in them, other times it will be more leisurely, however, each trip will serve a purpose to grow and connect with one another! We’re currently planning our next location – stay tuned!

    If your hair appointment has fallen within the last month, you’ll notice our neighborhood looks a little different over in Flemington. Buildings surrounding us are gone, we’ve got more sunlight and open space than we know what to do with and a full view of our building where CUT and HARDYS is. All that being said, it’s quite inspirational to see the old gone and new things coming. Keep a close eye out for some changes that will be happening directly to the CUT building.. nothing crazy yet and no spoilers here, but you’ll have to come see for yourself.

    Lastly, we want to touch base on our service menu pricing. As you may have noticed we did do a small price raise right after the three months we were closed in 2020 due to the global pandemic. We’ve chosen to not do another price raise right now, although the economic state of business is challenging and ever changing. We do want you to know though moving forward there may be changes in our service menu and you’ll be able to find the most recent and accurate pricing here. When we do raise pricing be assured that majority of the difference goes directly to families within the company as well as a thorough calculation from our vendors on what we use to operate daily as we all have been experiencing the unfortunate result of inflation. We appreciate your continued loyalty to CUT.

    Oh this year has been amazing so far and we look forward to sharing in our joy as a unified team with each person who comes into the studio. Thanks for your ongoing support and we look forward to seeing and serving you soon!

    Danielle Hardy

    January 12, 2022

    Looking at my calendar it’s sort of hard to believe we’re in 2022.

    Looking at my calendar it’s sort of hard to believe we’re in 2022. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one thinking that. 2021 was a challenging year, but filled with many blessings as well.
    The CUT team had some incredible memorable moments in 2021 including loads of education, a team trip to Hershey, PA, an amazing photoshoot [see photos below], and a quick team trip to the most magical place on earth, Disney World.
    All these things are good for team building and bonding, as well as knowledge behind the chair, however, we are chasing the experiences. I recently heard someone say that they just want to feel, whether it be pain or joy because thats what connects them to their experiences and causes growth. You can’t have growth without the trials. In a life that is easy and smooth sailing, you’ll hardly experience growth. Now that doesn’t by any means say we’re welcoming pain… it does mean that we’ve got to roll with the punches and create the best reaction to those punches as best we can.
    2022 will be a year of growth for CUT, sort of like 2021 was, but we’re on the other side now.

    We have LOADS of things to look forward to. We already have several classes scheduled for our team that include extensions, hair painting, classic cutting, and men’s classic cutting. You know this – we’re always learning.. its our lifeblood at CUT! Not only will we be attending these classes, but doing loads of in studio training. Kaleigh is already doing single process colors [go ahead and schedule your appointment now – she’s amazing and thorough!], and she is going to continue with hands on cutting and coloring all year with Danielle and the other designers.. we’re so proud of her accomplishments!

    Looking forward, the future is bright… very bright. We’re grateful for our clientele, each other, and our mentors. Thank you for a great 2021, we’re looking forward to an even better 2022! Take a moment with us and enjoy some of the photos from the shoot and from our team below!

    Danielle Hardy

    July 14, 2021

    It’s July!

    Summer is here! Which means for us in NJ – humidity and unforgivable bad hair days.

    The battle between your hair and the weather just got a ton easier when you consult with your CUT designer. Each designer is fully trained and educated in using and recommending products from the Arrojo line. We’re thrilled to find a product that is perfectly unique for your hair needs. The next time you’re in you can be sure that the topic will come up and you’ll be having more effortless hair days then as if you were on the west coast.

    CUT is throwing a VERY exciting promotion right now that will ensure your hair will be easier to handle. We absolutely love the results we’ve seen of a new product – the “Maintainer Mist”. This special blend of high end ingredients is created to ensure smoother, softer, frizz free hair while still achieving volume and body throughout your style. It’s an easy application that takes very little extra time during your already scheduled appointment right before the blow out and then the product is dried into the hair, making the magic happen! Best part about your silky locks? They become more manageable for you the next time you wash it (and 2-3 times after that too), speeding up blow dries, adding shine and softness to your look. You’ll still have to put that effort in, but it will come with ease!

    Each time you receive the “Maintainer Mist” treatment in the month of July 2021, you’ll be entered to win a complimentary blow out and “Maintainer Mist” treatment the next time you’re in CUT!

    Ask your designer during your next appointment if this product is ideal for you. If you love it, we also sell it as a retail item that you can take home with you.

    Hope your summer is long, beautiful and full of happy hair days!

    Danielle Hardy