Catching Up With @LadyJaeKutz

It has been almost 3 years since I've interviewed @LadyJaeKutz .... THREE YEARS! Can you believe how time flies? I stopped by Street Fame Barbershop to catch up with Lady Jae and see what she's been up to. 

Video by Daniel Recinos, The Recinos Company

Where Is She Now?

No stranger to adventure and going after life, Lady Jae has experienced quite a bit of fun. Spanning her decade and a half long career as a barber, she has managed to solidify a chair at the front of Street Fame Barbershop in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Now an Ambassador for Her Chair His Hair, making a third year appearance at our Annual Lady Barber Showcase & Fundraiser, she is also working on Jack Thriller's Party and Bullshit Show and with beauty maven Monifah. 

Lady Jae is also working on her own brand that will feature products to help clients and barbers alike style braids, edges, and even women's hair. It's also meant to act as protection against the sun, eczema and other scalp issues. She's hoping to release information for pre-orders in the next few months. 

LadyJaeKutz

Fun Facts

Self taught, Lady Jae learned how to cut thanks to the barbers that messed up her brothers' hair on the military base where they lived. Dubbing it 'fish hooks', she used to take the money her father would give for haircuts and spend it on fun treats for her brothers instead. Until he found out and thought it was great because she could do it for free!

 

Children In Her Chair:

A huge supporter of children, Lady Jae works often with fundraisers and charities that are for kids. She is also well known for having Autistic children in her chair sit perfectly well because she has taught them to trust her. 

 

Want to learn more or book an appointment? Lady Jae can be contacted at 201-936-7398 for work and booking purposes only.

@LadyJaeKutz and Cassie, Founder of www.HerChairHisHair.com, photo taken in West Village, October 2014

@LadyJaeKutz and Cassie, Founder of www.HerChairHisHair.com, photo taken in West Village, October 2014

@LadyJaeKutz and Cassie, Founder of www.HerChairHisHair.com,  photo taken in NYC, May 2017

@LadyJaeKutz and Cassie, Founder of www.HerChairHisHair.com,

photo taken in NYC, May 2017

#ThrowBackThursday HerChairHisHair Presents: Lady Barber Showcase

Hey everyone, I know it's been a while but I also know as barbers, stylists and other industry professionals you definitely understand how work can get the better of you. I have to admit, I have missed writing SO much and was upset that there was very little time for me to get back on here. In good news, our community has continued to grow by the thousands and it is so exciting to see all of you kicking ass while taking (client's) names.

We've just come off an awesome high of having a full stage set up at Connecticut Barber Expo in Hartford, CT thanks to Jay Majors!

I thought it would be nice to finally post some awesome photos and video from our first, personally hosted event in October, Her Chair His Hair Presents: Lady Barber Showcase and Breast Cancer Fundraiser. We raised collectively $1,250 which was donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. and will help so many women across the country with early detection, Breast Cancer education and research, patient ongoing therapy and so much more. *cue cheers*

Thank You...
There are so many people that had a hand in helping make this event a success and I hope you'll take the time to read through the list.

Special thanks to our biggest sponsor, Mr Beauty Equipment from Long Island, New York. They donated the amazing red barber chairs and pink stylist chair you see on the stage and the side tables that allowed the women to properly store their tools. Also, a special thank you to Always Pro Barbers  from Brooklyn, NY for donating so many items to give away including clippers, spray bottles, books and more. Jakpot, creator of the pink Breast Cancer King Midas Capes that graced the stage and were also given away. Charly of the Hustle Barbershop in Queens, NY gave away some seriously cozy shirts that were a huge success as well. 

All night we were vibing to music by the amazing and incomparable DJ Jena Red. We were also graced with some serious talent when Emily Simone came out to play her electric violin. Without these ladies the party just wouldn't be the same. I truly believe great music and entertainment are key to an event.

My parents were also an amazing help, Donna and Jeff, for the delicious cupcakes attendees snacked on and my dad's musical genius with mobile sound. Thanks to him, Jena, Emily and myself all sounded on point when needed.

All of these amazing photos are by Kelsey Campbell who donated her services and time to come capture this night. Video by David "FitBarber" Falla, who also took the time to make sure the event was covered completely. 

Last, but certainly not least, thank you to the ladies and gents who came out to showcase and model for us! Mariela, Lisa, April, Guin Gui, Lady Jae, Corina, Carmen: all of you ladies participated in something that has never been done before. You are the first to headline, showcase and cut in an all female, barber focused, event. Here is to so many more accomplishments in your career as you continue to pave the way for other women in this industry. You are all so talented and creative and I only wish the best success for each of you.

HerChairHisHair & El Patron Men's Grooming Takeover Premiere Orlando!

It's official, y'all! Some of the best barbers from across the country are all going to be at one booth during Premiere Orlando.

Her Chair His Hair will be joining the team at El Patron to bring a full line up of non-stop cutting both days at the show. The floor will be open both Sunday, May 31st and Monday, June 1st, which to my excitement is the one year anniversary of HerChairHisHair.com! 

We are blessed to be featuring AbbieChuelas, QueenCutsNRoses, AkaeAllDay, Mariela_The_Barber, INotSasha, and Shardae_Abbadie who will be giving some great education while cutting. 

So come by to get a cut, ask the ladies some questions and grab some cupcakes to celebrate on Monday. 

Lena Piccininni cuts HerChairHisHair at The Line Up Inc Event

Recently a group of talented and motivated barbers came together to form The Line Up Inc here in New York. It consists of 7 barbershops who put on showcases and bring our industry together while showcasing some of the finest talent it has to offer.

While at one of their events hosted at Filthy Rich Barbershop in Queens, NY I had the pleasure to be cut by Lena Piccininni. She was asked to cut on the fly and, therefore, needed a model last minute so of course I said yes to being cut by one of my fellow ladies! Lena did not use any of her own tools so I thought that was pretty awesome, she just went for it. 

TheFit_Barber, David Falla, and I figured not only would this be a fun video but a great opportunity to show us having fun while Lena kicks ass. A big thank you to David for putting this awesome video together and not looking at me like I was crazy when I first asked at the event. 

Enjoy.

Full disclosure: I came from working in the shop all day and had a decent amount of product in my hair so please excuse it. :-X

www.HerChairHisHair.com

Produced by FITBARBER @thefit_barber

Music: Maroon 5 - Sugar (remix)

The Woman Behind Your Man's Hands: Mr. Nail Lounge

Wow is this write-up well overdue! When I traveled to Los Angeles for the Xotics Battle this past January, I knew there was one stop in Hollywood I absolutely had to make. Mr. Nail Lounge is prominently located at 9005 Melrose Avenue but the details don't stop with the zip code. 

Naturally I had to sit down with the leading lady, Maston, who is behind every good looking pair of hands in and near Tinseltown. She welcomed me with open arms all the way from Manhattan to check out what West Hollywood has to offer.  It's no secret that I believe in elevating our industry and how people perceive barbers but this takes it to another level! Check out some details on this amazing lounge for men from haircuts to pedicures and let me know what you think of this trend picking up!

When you think of a business owner behind a men's nail salon, you assume they must have been immersed in the industry from a young age. This is not the case with Maston nor her mother, Nana, who is her business partner and it was a complete surprise to me. Okay, I know you want to know, she was in Dental school. Yeah, I was shocked too. 

Better yet, the idea came to Maston as she was considering what she wanted to do after school and realized this niche industry was extremely underserved in Hollywood. 'Too many guys have to go to regular nail salons and deal with the chemicals, chatter and awkward looks', Maston told me. She wanted to create an environment that allowed men to indulge while relaxing whether that means watching the flat screen, having a cocktail or a shave.

Upon walking in to Mr. Nail Lounge, your world is completely transformed from the rainy L.A. day to deep, black walls, ornate gold fixtures and large leather chairs. Even the small things were thought about too: menus for both your drinks and your services were individually done, bronze tubs for your feet to be pampered in, and of course, a barber station.

When I visited it wasn't even open for a full year and business was already booming. Upon asking her what she envisions for the future of men's nails and her business, Maston confidently replied that they plan on opening one in Orange County, California and, hopefully, New York City too. I know plenty of guys who would love this (and some who need it), do you? 

Check out the gallery below, your mind will be blown if it hasn't already. 

Until Next Time,

Cass