HVA3 Award Winner

Over the weekend, the Hairbrained community came together in New York City to honor the craft hairdressing movement, and the heart-filled short films, which represent the spirit of the growing HB community. Ranging in tone from informative to avant-garde, these videos are always long on creativity – and never short on inspiration. Acting as a
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Welcome R+Co

At AJF Salon, we believe in creating a culture that’s steady, consistent – and a pleasure to be a part of. In this spirit, you’ll see a major shift in our retail offerings the next time you visit the salon. With our valued clients in mind, we’ve scoured the industry looking for the most functional,
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Grab a Hold of your Dream: Become a Pro Makeup Artist

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a makeup artist? If you find yourself fascinated by the glamour and allure of makeup artistry, keep reading to discover how you can grab a hold of your dream by enrolling in AJF Academy’s 120-hour long certification course, Beauty 101. Here’s the breakdown. In Beauty 101, you can expect
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Featured Stylist Brigitte

A vocalist and musician, Brigitte enjoys sharing her talents by performing in the Sacramento music scene.  She is a multi-dimensional artist with a natural affinity for cutting hair and a deep well of passion for her work. Brigitte has found that her endeavors as a hairstylist are an ideal avenue for expressing herself creatively. She
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Do you co-wash?

When it comes to shampoo, many of us grew up thinking that the ‘lather, rinse, repeat,’ method was the way to best way to get clean, shiny hair. But as it turns out, this technique might be stripping your strands of their natural oils, resulting in dry, lackluster locks that are prone to damage and mid-shaft
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The West Coast Summit

In the second annual “West Coast Summit,” AJF Advanced worked side by side with the team from ARROJO, NYC to present an evening packed full of classically inspired styles and on-point trend forecasting. Avant garde creativity and technical proficiency blended seamlessly to produce visually inspiring looks. AJF Advanced aims to educate and stimulate the imagination – and is
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A Community United: ZGAT Academy

Led by Creative Director Adam Federico, Federico Advanced (an independent education house) was established with several goals in mind: To elevate the level of craftsmanship within the hairdressing community, to offer non-manufacture driven artists a platform from which to educate – but most importantly, to create a sense of unity in a community that can
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Goldwell Color Zoom Semi-Finalist: Stylist Thu Vo

AJF Salon is proud to announce that stylist Thu Vo has been named as a semi-finalist in the Goldwell Color Zoom competition! She shares her inspirations for her submission, plus thoughts on being a colorist. “My color choice for colorzoom 2015 was inspired by the vintage suit my model wore. This year’s color zoom concept was Traditional
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UV protection: Not Just for your Skin, Anymore

Summer can be rough on your delicate strands – but did you also know that the sun’s harsh rays could be working to sap the life out of your color, leading to dull, lackluster hues? Mimicking the effects of bleach, exposure to UV light can leach melanin from your hair — permanently removing color —
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Got Milk? Getting Back to your Roots

Are you looking to give your hair’s vitality a boost? Nurturing the health and well being of your scalp could be the missing link. “Any issue that you have when it comes to your hair—be it volume, texture, shine, or wanting younger hair—starts from the scalp,” Dennis Gross, MD, a dermatologist in NYC and founder
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