The CUT Blog

    Events, news, and happenings around the studio

    May 1, 2019

    Spring is Here

    Spring is here! This has to be my favorite time of the year as it’s always much anticipated in our household. The dark dreary days are no more as our flowers are in full bloom, the leaves are a bright variety of spring time greens, and the sun makes appearances through fluffy clouds and pops of rain. It’s refreshing and renewing. I love having fresh flowers and plants inside and outside sprinkled around every area of my life. This new season is invigorating and really wakes me up! I feel alive, inspired and empowered in all aspects of my day. In fact, the entire CUT team just participated in a photoshoot to show you guys some of the work that we’ve been feeling inspired to create for you, our clients. We designed all summer/fall 2019 trends that were projected from our CUT team.. everything from big bouncy natural curls to a relaxed bend in long, smooth hair. These shoots are great because we can be truly creative, with minimal restriction to show you what gets us excited! A huge thanks to Sam Nichols for her killer photography skills, as always. And shout out to Jaz Delgado for her legit gift of make-up as the guest artist for our annual shoot. Please keep a look out for these images in the weeks to come and hopefully soon in our studio. It’s an honor to be able to use our own hair designs around the studio as art work and on social media. Any photo you see in or around CUT is a product of CUT! Isn’t that neat? I think so.

    Some cool things to update you on.. 
    Majority of the CUT team has been attending loads of classes this year thus far. We LOVE traveling into NYC and Philly for Happy Mondays. Happy Mondays is an event held by Nick Arrojo and his team to show cut, color, and American Wave techniques. We hear about new ways to use our favorite products, watch demos, and come back to our work week ready for anything! One of our own designers, Meredith, actually had the opportunity to model for Nick himself as he demoed a sassy short haircut on her! It was fun for all of us to watch and for her to have that experience. Ask us what we learned next time you’re in!

    Here is a fun reminder and a little bit of an update! With every visit to CUT artisan. hair. design. You’ll receive a COMPLIMENTARY beverage of your choice from Hardy’s Coffee Bar, which is right next door. You’ll see when you are getting your hair done that there has been some incredible additions to Hardy’s Spring Menu which is located at every client station. Along with these beverage additions, you can add a pastry item to your visit for a small fee and a heightened experience during your visit! If you haven’t tried their baked goods yet, I would highly recommend you do. My two favorites are the Orange Cranberry Scone and the Crushed Blueberry Muffin! Try them out and let us know what you think!
    Please make sure to stay in touch with us on Facebook and Instagram. You’ll be able to see all the fun Spring trends as well as prom and wedding hair! Get out, enjoy the weather and make sure to ask us how to prep your hair for the change of seasons. We look forward to seeing and serving you soon!
    -Danielle Hardy

    April 1, 2019

    Best Haircut in Hunterdon County 2019!

    THANK YOU to every one of you who voted for CUT artisan. hair. design. to win the title of “Best Haircut in Hunterdon County!” We are honored to announce CUT holds the title of Hunterdon Happening’s Best Haircut in Hunterdon County for the 5th year in a row. We are humbled by the community’s votes and thankful to Hunterdon Happening for hosting.
    These milestones have pushed us to reflect and we ask the question, “what has helped us achieve this title?” Of course we strive to be the best in our craft, use the most sought after tools, products, and education that our industry offers, but that is only the surface to our success. Our true success lies in focusing on the first part of our mission statement, “to love and serve,” and to practice this to whomever walks through our door. This is our foundation. As we continue to focus on this principle of our mission statement, our success will grow as our clients continue to get the love they deserve through our service.
    -Peach & Danielle Hardy

    October 26, 2018

    Studio Happenings and Introducing Hardy’s Coffee Bar!

    If you’re reading this, you’re on our ✨New✨ website! I hope you’re enjoying the new design! Our web designer worked very hard to make this website tell our story of who we are and what we love to do! We’re so thankful for that.

    We’re already a few weeks into the fourth quarter of 2018, which is insane! Christmas is only weeks away and we’re gearing up for it. Now is the time to stock up on gifts, and CUT has the PERFECT gifts to give! Everyone LOVES the Arrojo ReFinish Dry Shampoo and you truly cannot go wrong there. We also have minis of all cream based product, shampoo & conditioners, and the dry shampoo for the most coveted stocking stuffers. We will also have a limited amount of product in gift boxes for men & women! Come in and shop while supplies last. Everyone loves gift certificates too – which can be purchased for any amount.

    Our NEW sister-company (right next to CUT), Hardy’s Coffee Bar, will be opening this fall as well. Once it’s open you’ll be able to get your hands on the finest quality beverages we could possibly offer. This is a dream of both mine and Peach’s to create our very own Coffee Bar for the community to come as a sanctuary with top of the line third wave coffee. It’s almost ready for you to see, but we promise it will be worth the wait. Please check out the Instagram ( @HardysCoffeeBar ) and website (!
    Here’s the best part… all CUT clients will receive one complimentary beverage of your choice when you come in for your appointment. OMG, right?! I’m just as excited as you are. This will be good for anything from our excellent drip coffee, anything espresso based, our delicious tea selection, as well as our hot chocolate. So make sure to let us know what you’d like to drink, we will place the order and then bring it over to your client station where you’ll be during your visit with us. Yay!

    Last but not least.. the topic of education. To keep you in the loop I’d love to share what the CUT team has been up to behind the scenes. As you know, we LOVE education and it is in our blood here. Our entire team went into NYC overnight to Arrojo Expo 2018 (Brooklyn & Tribeca) a few weekends ago for two full days of inspiration, new techniques and learning the trend projection Arrojo has to offer. This was a great weekend of bonding for our team as well as rubbing shoulders with the industries finest. Lauren and Julianne went into NYC Arrojo SoHo last weekend to attend Scissor then Razor – a two day certified class. Lauren will be attending the Retail Success class in November to gain more knowledge and inspiration on our exclusive line with Arrojo, which is a great class that we all have attended! And to top it all off, our apprentices have all been working their tail off in an intensive three days a week of training with world renown educator and hair designer, Tracey Smith. We have had her in CUT to educate our girls each day with live models, demos, and thorough training to get them on the floor as designers for our holiday season. We’ve been working hard to perfect our craft to bring you the best hair designs that are up-to-date, wearable, and on trend.

    I will have the honor of being on stage next to Nick Arrojo again for another Happy Monday’s in Arrojo Tribeca this December. This is a two hour look-and-learn demo for other hair designers in the industry to attend. I’m hoping to provide a new approach to my live cut on a model, as well as inspiration for these designers to take back to their studio to try on their clients. This is a great opportunity and I’m really looking forward to it!

    Well, this was a long one, but I hope it was worth the read! We are looking forward to seeing and serving you during our holiday season! Make sure you book your appointments ASAP! Xo

    Danielle Hardy

    April 19, 2018

    CUT is Expanding!

    I think it could be safe to say spring is here! It’s the moment we have all been waiting for here in NJ and a moment that felt like it would never get here!

    At CUT we have some really cool things happening, so let me fill you in with what’s been going on.

    Thanks to all of you, we’ve won best haircut in Hunterdon County for the 4th year in a row! We truly couldn’t have done it without you. It’s an honor to be voted and hold this title for four consecutive years. We appreciate you!

    The designers AND apprentices at CUT participated in our annual photo shoot with our photographer, Sam Nichols, just a few short weeks ago. You’ll be seeing these photos blown up and displayed in CUT in the months to come, but until then we can share some sneak peeks with you on our Instagram and Facebook accounts, so make sure to follow us!

    Last but certainly not least, I’m pumped to make this official announcement. CUT will be expanding! You heard me right, CUT has occupied the space next door and has gotten permits approved to knock down some walls and grow our intimate space. We’re thrilled to be growing and look forward to what will become of our space. After 5 years of being open and serving our community, it only makes sense for us to expand our walls to invite more people in. We’re so thankful for the business you have all given to us these previous years and look forward to this next step in our journey with you. More news and progress will be in the weeks and months to come, but until then stay patient and connected with us!

    Just a friendly reminder: we’re rolling into prom and wedding season, so we ask that you prebook your appointment before you leave CUT or understand you may have to wait a few weeks for an opening that fits both your schedule and ours. We also close the doors of CUT for one week every year – this year it will be July 31- Aug 4, to regroup and recharge as a whole. Around that time it can get tricky to find an appointment. We’re thankful we have thi

    s challenge, but want to make you aware so you can be best accommodated. Please feel free to reach out to our client relations to reserve your appointment time now 501-444-2884 (you may text or call).

    – Danielle


    February 26, 2018

    Spring Has Almost Sprung!

    March, already! Unless you know me personally, you probably don’t understand the severity of the joy in my heart when it comes to spring. I see March creeping closer and closer and my insides literally get warm from the comfort of knowing spring is just around the bend.

    As a lot of you know, I made the plunge and put up a live video of me doing a hair curling tutorial on myself via Facebook live. I kind of rambled for thirty minutes but seem to have received amazing feedback from you guys! Thanks for the encouragement on that, I will do another live video soon. So please comment below and let me know what kind of DIY hair help you need!

    A few exciting things are happening this spring for the CUT team. We are going to all be going into the city as a team for Happy Mondays @Arrojo SoHo in the beginning of March. I taught at the Happy Mondays in the month of January which was amazing so I’m thrilled to go back in and learn more with our entire team!

    We also have our annual photo shoot lined up and ready to go. These are incredible, they breathe inspiration, creativity and energy into our team. All of us will style the hair of a few “models” that are actually clients directly from CUT! Our NYC photographer, Samantha Nichols, literally slays the project with us every time, so to say we’re all looking forward to this is quite the understatement. Stay tuned for glimpses into that shoot throughout the months to come!

    Also, a gentle reminder, this is the season for proms, weddings, special events. Make sure to book your appointments out with plenty of time because our books fill very quickly, weeks in advance. Please feel free to text or call 501-444-2884 to get you appointments booked for you ASAP!

    Thanks for reading & stay tuned for some more spring happenings and announcements! We love you all! Xo

    danielle and peach hardy January 31, 2018

    Love Is In the Hair

    danielle and peach hardy

    Love is in the hAIR! Yes you heard me right… it’s in the hair. As we roll up to the month of February, us ladies have one thing on our mind: Valentine’s Day. Ok, so that’s actually not true at all for majority of the population, but let’s go there for a minute.

    Marriage is personally my favorite thing on the planet. I’m blessed to be married to a rock star husband who adores me almost as much as I adore him. He is the one guy who I spend all my spare time with (and my time at work too), so I desire to do my best to look good for him. Sure, for myself too so in return I feel better, but for him who has to stare at me for the next 70 years on earth. But trust me, I’m confident that he would love me even if I lost all my hair and had a lumpy head!

    You may have heard me say this before: as women, our number one accessory is our hair. We wear it every day, it’s visible to all people and takes some effort in one way or another to polish up.

    Whether you’re trying to look good for the one you love, for yourself, your job or just because you like styling your own hair, it’s important to invest in it. A great cut and color can make you look your best, boost your self-esteem and make heads turn!

    With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I had to make this post somewhat relatable to that, hence the marriage talk. However, in love or not in love, come in and get spruced up as a treat to yourself. It’s the final stretch to spring and we want to help you get through this winter slump!

    We want you to love your hair and we can help you get there! Call or text to book your appointment now to give yourself a little love. 501-444-2884. See you soon! 💞