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    Events, news, and happenings around the studio

    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! 💞


    December 21, 2017

    A New Start for the New Year!

    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

    November 15, 2017

    Designer Education

    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!

    September 13, 2017

    Fall Hair Care and New Faces

    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!

    August 10, 2017

    CLUB CUT Trend Event 2017

    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!