Doesn’t it seem like yesterday that we were ringing in the new year? Here we are again, getting ready to celebrate the change of our calendars from 2017 to 2018.
There’s something liberating about the new year for me. Sure, as my dad says, “It’s just another day”, but I believe it’s a start of something new, or saying goodbye to something old. Change is beautiful, and in the new year there’s a lot to embrace. It seems like now a days there are fewer and fewer people making New Year’s resolutions, but I’m one of the few that still do. Of course the top of my list is eat better, work out more, spend less time on my phone and more time with my husband, travel more… sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
I don’t want to pressure you, but what if it’s time for a change with your hair? (Of course I need to take it there- that’s my passion). We could all use something new.. a few pieces of balayage to add dimension within the hair or maybe it means adding a gloss that’s just a few shades darker to make your eyes pop? How about a new cut?! Or a fringe, which is all the rage as it is most winters, different variations of course.
I believe change can help me get through this winter slump that I fall into each year. Physical change can be an added benefit because when we look good, we feel good. Go ahead, you have my permission to click away from this post to call or text CUT and book your appointment.
As for me, I’ll be kicking off the new year in NYC with Nick Arrojo and his team. I will be teaching on stage in front of many other hair designers and industry professionals for an event they call “Happy Mondays”. Happy Mondays fall on the first Monday of each month and are hosted at Arrojo Tribeca. They’re two hours of packed education from extremely talented hair designers. Our whole crew will be there cheering me on and gaining education themselves.
Speaking of education… our “Education Tuesdays” for our apprentices were on hiatus for our holiday season but kick up in full gear come the new year. Our designers are also signing up for some incredible classes as well which you can check out on the website here. To find out why we highly value education refer to my last blog!
2018 will be a huge year for CUT. We’re excited to share the things we can now, but you’ll have to come back to find out more! Happy New Year!
CUT Artisan Hair Design, Flemington NJ Hair Studio
Education is one of the things we do that sets us apart from other hair studios. I feel it necessary to tell you a little bit about this so you can see how cool it is that we take time to do this. Why is education for your designer important?
We live in a world that is continually evolving. It’s so vital to keep up on the latest trends and progressions of the fashion world. We’re fortunate enough to have a great relationship with Arrojo who is also very like-minded and values education. And to be a spit shot from NYC is a huge blessing in itself.
Did you know that in order to receive a cosmetology license in the state of NJ, you need only 1200 in-class hours and to pass a written and practical exam? The test that you must perform is the same one they’ve been using for decades with only the foundations, the very basic parts of our industry. Unless you want finger-waves and pin curls, chances are that someone right out of beauty school won’t be able to help you with your modern hair design. Not a traditional beauty school anyway. Although I do think finishing beauty school is a pivotal part of working in our industry, it’s literally only the beginning. The education journey starts when you finish, and shouldn’t end, ever.
At CUT, we’re committed to all of our designers attending a minimum of 6 classes a year! We typically exceed the minimum because we’re so passionate about education. Our apprentices have training weekly with the designers teaching them different tips and techniques in all areas of hair cutting, coloring and styling. That way when they’re done apprenticing, they’ll be able to take care of all your hair needs.
Next time you’re in ask your designer what they learned at their latest class and what you can get that’s different from the norm. We’re always learning, always evolving and mastering our techniques so we can keep you having the hottest trends and styles. Not only are we educated, but we want to share our knowledge with you! Starting in the new year we will have additional styling classes for you, our client. Learning to perfect your hair at home so it looks great after you leave the studio too! If you’re interested, please let us know, and we can send you an invite before we open it up to everyone else. We’d love to teach and assist you anyway we can.
Spread the word and let your friends know about our education at CUT, because no one should keep something so lovely a secret. See you soon!
The real start of fall is somewhere around the third week in September, but for most of us it’s seeing those big yellow buses barrel down our narrow side streets, kids anxiously awaiting [or not] what the day will bring. Fall is one of my favorite seasons for many reasons. The major one being it’s the start of a new routine, maybe not for me because I have the same schedule all year round and no kids to drive to football practice. However, my clients are on routine and I like the consistency in that. In the hair industry, fall is full of that “Oh I took a break from my hair for the summer” which is code for “its been up in a tight little elastic all summer, baking in the sun, overdosed on chlorine and its time to repair the damage that was done”. Hey man, I’m guilty of it too though, there is NOTHING like beach hair, trust me.
With that being said, its time to stock up on product, get a fresh fall cut and color, and spend a few extra minutes each day taking care of those beautiful locks of yours… you’re worth it.
Now that we are kicking into gear here I absolutely LOVE another dynamic in my little world of hair: EDUCATION. What a blessing to be a spit shot away from NYC and rubbing shoulders with some of the most talented hair designers in the world. At CUT this fall each and every one of us will be packed with education dates. From balayage to razor cutting to inspirational seminars, its all here and we’ll be deeply immersed. Can’t wait to share it all with you!
With our team expanding at CUT, you’ll be seeing some fresh new faces, experiencing new things and enjoying your visit to CUT just as much as ever before. Right now the training for our apprentices is more packed then ever to get them on the floor doing your hair sooner than later. And what an honor it is to have girls who have been licensed for years [and doing hair] humble themselves and take on the role of “Apprentice” just to learn more in their craft and to study under us. Not to mention, they’re incredible people we’re enjoying having the opportunity to work with.
All in all, I hope to see your beautiful face here soon. We’re all thankful for your loyalty and commitment to CUT and we look forward to loving and serving you this fall!
Wow! We are so overwhelmed by the amount of love we’ve received and positive feedback we’ve gotten from our Trend Event. It was such a beautiful night.
During the rehearsals I had to take a step back because I was tearing up. It has been a couple years since our last event and we wanted to go bigger then ever (and we did). Two years ago I heard this song by Bassnectar and knew it was the one our models would be strutting the stage to. When I saw it come to life the night of the event my eyes filled with tears and I couldn’t believe that something I’d dreamt of while driving and blasting my music on the way to work came to life.
Here we were just thirty minutes before doors opening and I’m trying to keep my composure with my back facing the stage. We needed to run through the set one more time and the models nailed it. Ready to go.
But just hours before the event we had our team hustling to get all things together. Caitlin, Peach, Gillian, and a number of other individuals from our team worked diligently to get what we needed set up. In between my clients and models I arranged flowers in vases for the tables (I know delegation is important, but I can’t let go of the things I enjoy). The models came in and we all got to work. 5 hours of hair and make up.
Brenna worked extremely hard to create a different look on each model as far as make-up goes. Working with each designer to collab on inspirations I think it’s safe to say she knocked it out of the park.
Lauren, Julianne & myself were focused on creating some incredible hair for the runway. Doing our own trend projections for the year to come we all had different ideas with a common core tying our looks together. Lauren went with a 70’s/Urban disco theme. Julianne was set with a Glam Rock theme. I went for a tribal/festival/bohemian vibe. The underlying core that tied us all together was texture. Lots of texture, movement, curl, braids. We’re seeing a lot of it and it’s not going anywhere.
Arrojo hit the nail on the head when they debuted their American Wave product line this year (yes we carry it at CUT). It’s formulated to really make the most out of your natural curls, natural texture, and give you low maintenance hair while looking incredible. We’re obsessed and you should be too. Although the entire line was formulated for those with curly texture, we’ve been using it on almost everyone. The Glint texturizing spray is a fan favorite. Between it’s incredibly fresh scent, the feel it leaves in the hair, texture and shine — it brings the best out of your hair — no matter what your texture is! Thank you to Arrojo for sponsoring our event with some giveaways and for the shampoo/conditioner combo everyone received for coming!
Anyway, back to the trend event. Our models were amazing. Not only did they spend the whole day with us, when they hit the runway they just turned it on. I mean, watch out Tyra banks I think CUT can start a new show all on our own. We love our models!!
The food was hands down the best we’ve ever had at one of our events. 55 Main catered our event and slayed! They had a few tables full of food as well as passing food around that everyone loved. The venue, Grape Finale was LIT and they also supplied the wine which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Of course we couldn’t have done anything without Base Entertainment. Their team provided the stage, music, lighting, photo booth and more! We’re so stoked to say they killed it of course and we didn’t expect anything else. Also want to shout out to Salon Centric for supplying us with some goodies for our goody bags. Huge shout out to our Photographer, Sam Nichols of NYC who came out and photographed the entire evening.
Thank you for everyone who came out and made CLUB CUT a night to remember. We love you and we cannot wait for the next event!
August 4th will be a date to remember, one that will keep the town talking for months to come. Take a walk on the red carpet where CUT artisan. hair. design. will be hosting their third Trend Event, which will be the biggest, most eventful evening yet.
You may be thinking, “What is a Trend Event?” Set up differently than CUT’s past events: This one will have a night club vibe, with a DJ, dancing and MORE to set the tone for the evening. The team of hair designers will be putting together a catwalk runway show which shows off their interpretations of trend projections in the fashion industry: primarily hair related.
This years Trend Event will be located at Grape Finale, right on Bartles Corner in Flemington. Grape Finale will be providing their own wine the night of the event, which has been a huge hit the previous two events held by CUT. Along with the runway show and wine, there will passed hors d’oeuvres provided by 55 Main, a local restaurant hub located in the center of town.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, while people can mingle and help themselves to food and drink. At 7pm the Dance party starts and will go until 10pm. Some point in the night you’ll be all eyes on the stage to see our beautiful models walk the runway to the theme song of the evening. There will be a photo booth, dessert table, braid bar [where you can get your own braid by the CUT team to join in the hair fun!], LOTS of giveaways, freebies, MANY surprises and hopefully an incredible memory of a night out with your crew!
Invite your friends and family to join us for the most eventful evening of the summer! You won’t want to be the only one missing out. Purchase your ticket to secure your spot: Club CUT: Trend Event 2017
Now is the time to perfect your beachy hair, as we roll into summer! There are a few ways to get that beachy, “lived in” curl look.
If you’re hair is naturally curly or wavy, you’re almost there. You just need the correct products to put into your hair. My go-to product for that beachy hair is Arrojo’s Wave Mist. It’s wonderful to spray in the hair, scrunch it up and let those natural waves do their thing! The Wave Mist is a sea salt spray that encourages beachy texture to make it feel just like you’ve spent the afternoon by the ocean.
If you’ve got straight hair we love our Hot Tools 1.25 inch curling iron to help us with the task of wavy hair. We use this iron with a perfect blend of products (depending on your density and texture) to create a soft bend in the hair. Come in and have a styling session with us to learn how to make your hair rock that beach wave! When you come in we can show you the best products for your specific hair.
Both the Arrojo Wave Mist & Hot Tools Irons can be found here at CUT so come stop in and stock up to be summer ready!