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    June 22, 2024

    Summer haircare ☀️

    Ah, yes my favorite season is upon us.. finally. However, we truly know the struggle with frizzy hair. I’ve made this blog post several years ago, but since products and trends have changed I figured an update is good!

    Summer to me is a great time to give a break to those gorgeous locks of yours. Turn off the heat of the iron and embrace that natural wave or let your hair air dry to reduce heat exposure.

    Natural curls? Give them a try! Scrunch with some of our favorite curly hair products by Arrojo.
    Curl Definer is a fantastic product that has a feel of a serum, still allowing the hair to bounce and move while eliminating those flyaways.
    American Wave Structure is the perfect hybrid of a gel and a crème based product that holds up like a gel creating the perfect formed curl, while being soft and touchable.

    Still dealing with frizz? We’ve got two solutions for you! Most of the CUT team actually specializes in the CUT smoothing treatment. This treatment is similar to that of a traditional keratin treatment, but healthier for you and your hair. The product we use on the hair is a European based company that cares about the health of you, ensuring there’s no formaldehyde or harmful ingredients that you may find in other lead brands. We have a variety of application techniques that are unique to your own individual needs. Set up an appointment for a consultation as this could be exactly what you need this summer to be frizz free!

    Not ready to commit to the smoothing treatment? That’s okay! We have a newer product called the Maintainer Mist which we like to explain as an at-home semi-permanent smoothing treatment. Available for purchase at CUT now, this product is easy to use. A few sprays throughout the hair, apply your regular styling products and then style as usual. This spray only needs to be used once every 4 shampoos and will last in between each one. A game changer for the seasons humidity.

    Set up a consultation to find out which products are the best for you and your hair this summer!

    Text us at 501-444-2884

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

    June 14, 2024

    Camryn is OFFICIALLY a designer at CUT!

    If you didn’t know already: our girl, Camryn is OFFICIALLY a designer at CUT! Since she has been a part of our team for over two years now, many of you may already know her. Here’s a little bit about Camryn that you may want to know…

    • She was born and raised in Hunterdon County
    • She has been in the hair industry for many years prior to joining the CUT team
    • When you get the chance to see her in person you’ll quickly gather that fashion and beauty are her passion! Talk about a flawless face ‍♀️

    Get to know her more. Want more good news? She works Wednesday-Saturday during our open business hours and wants to see YOU in her chair! Camryn specializes in single process color & mid to long layered haircuts. All her services and pricing is listed here on our website:

    What are you waiting for? Schedule now by texting us at 501-444-2884 We also know all your kids are home for the summer and need a cut too, maybe it’s time for those highlights they’ve been begging you for… just saying

    Camryn looks forward to seeing and serving you soon at CUT!

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

    March 9, 2023

    Spring 2023

    The days are stretching and the sun is shining. Aren’t you grateful for the season of spring? Knowing those rainy days aren’t in vain make it all worth it… In a few short weeks we will begin to see our New Jersey landscape make that magical transformation from the dead of winter to growing the lush green buds on the trees and new life across the ground.

    I love to start these blogs sentimental with some cute philosophical analogy and relate it to hair, I can’t help it, no matter how cheesy it is the parallel is unavoidable.

    When we see how beautiful the earthly transformation is, I feel like it sets us up for all areas of our lives. Spring cleaning, prepping gardens, putting our winter clothes away and bringing out the summer clothes… it’s all about change, out with the old and in with the new.

    Funny how people say “new year, new you” when the clock strikes midnight on January 1 because I don’t know about you, but for me I’m not motivated to get out and do anything when it’s 20 degrees and gloomy outside. With this new season here ahead of us it invigorates me to move more, start new projects and pursue change.

    (Okay here’s where the hair part comes in!) We’ve been cooped up all winter and it’s a total downer on our energy levels, motivation, and our pasty skin tone 💁🏼‍♀️. I absolutely LOVE extreme hair transformations, but I think this year it’s more about subtle kisses of blonde or caramel tones, removing bulk from haircuts rather than getting extremely shaggy and chopped up layers.

    I recently went to get my hair done while on maternity leave when I was out in California. I have two friends who are a power duo – Tim & Tabitha Duenas who cut and color out of a cute little studio in West Hollywood. It was a pleasant surprise when my husband, Peach, scheduled me a day session with them. I came into that appointment thinking I wanted one thing, but after a great consultation and talking it through with them, my change was subtle but made a huge impact. Tim ended up leaving my layers longer, removing the weight on top and keeping my locks long so I still felt like myself, but a lighter, more mature version. Tabitha understood where I wanted to go, and how I like my color to look and gave me a very soft, slightly brighter version of what I had, cleaning it up and balancing my color more. One thing Tim spoke about his wife was that she specializes in making hair look expensive. I am literally taking that one to the grave with me. As I jump back behind the chair this spring I really want to focus my attention on making hair look expensive, making all my clients feel a whole new high-end level of beauty. That’s the professional change I’d like to see be created with my hands when you come visit the hair studio and see me or anyone on my team for that matter.

    I’m eager, I’m ready and the passion is flowing this season. My books might look a little different, taking fewer clients each week, delegating tasks while I also have the new honor of raising my (almost) 3 month old daughter. However, I know that a passion this strong is contagious and will infect my whole team at CUT. So even if you’re not in my book this season, I encourage you to sit in the chair of one of my team members. All of my designers are so talented and eager to serve you!

    What change do you want to see this spring? A subtle tweak may be all you need. Trust your designer – we will make sure that your hair fits you in whatever season of life you’re stepping into so you’re confident and can bloom and grow in other areas of life.

    Danielle Hardy

    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