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Opening our doors in 2015, the Artisinal Hair Company is focused on using the best products and tools the industry has to offer. We tailor the hair care product use to the needs of our guests, not limiting ourselves to one tool, hair color or product line. Our hair salon offers a uniquely personal experience with hair stylists that have talent and an education that is world traveled and tested.  


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Scott’s Story 

Designer Stylist, Color Expert

Scott has been in the salon industry for over 10 years. He’s worked in San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Maryland area salons. He has received special training in NY at Bumble and Bumble. He joins us recently from a local salon in Maryland.  He’s brings a unique talent set that is already “wowing” new clients.             


                                               Amber’s Story 

Designer Stylist, colorist, cutter

Amber has been designing hair for 11 years, so she is new to us, but not new to being behind the chair! She received her hair education from Catoctin CTC and trained under owner and educator Chrisitan Riser. She is phenomenal with color and here to welcome new clients immediately! She has a sweet spot for highlighting techniques on blonde bombshells !


Michelle’s Story  

Designer Stylist, colorist, cutter, make up artist, office manager

Michelle was immediately immersed in cosmetology at a young age and pursued her passion right out of high school . She attended The Paul Mitchell hair school where she got to work with many platform artists to expand her knowledge in the hair industry. Now, with 14 years in the industry she is certified in make up applications, curly hair techniques and smoothing treatments, Michelle’s goal is to keep the integrity of the hair and educate the client on how to maintain your style at home.

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Courtney’s Story 

Designer Stylist 

Courtney started her hair journey at the Career & Technology Center. She has had her hands on hair for 4 years and after training under the Master Stylist Christian for a year, she is now taking appointments Monday-Friday offering expertise in the latest trends. Courtney is a Frederick local just like the rest of us, born and raised in the Catoctin area. She pulls her inspiration from Lebanese stylist @mouniiir as well as art, fashion, and pop culture. Specializing in the latest trends her biggest focus is going above and beyond to meet her guests wants and needs. Stop on in and book an appointment with Courtney today!


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Spencer’s Story 

Designer Stylist, Colorist, Cutter

Spencer specializes in natural dimensional hair color and modernized color techniques such as hand painted highlights, lowlights, color melting, vibrant fashion colors, and color corrections. He also specializes in safe non-toxic hair smoothing treatments and long hair cutting and styling. Spencer’s priority and approach is to preserve the health and integrity of hair as much as possible. He works meticulously with attention to detail to deliver results his clients are looking for.

Nikki’s Story

Creative Stylist, Colorist, Cutter

Nikki began her career in 2012 and has spent time refining her craft. Inspired by fashion, art, pop culture and design her cuts and colors are packed with a cultured eye and an expert skill set. While she has an affinity for all color, she specializes in balayage, fashion colors, and color corrections . Her goal is to always focus on the integrity of the hair and to go the extra mile by educating each client so they will leave the salon feeling like they can recreate a similar style at home. Nikki also has a passion for makeup artistry, and specializes in wedding/special event makeup. Nikki’s resume includes make-up and hair for weddings, formal events, and commercial photos shoots.

Christian’s (and Karly’s) Story

Artist ,Owner, Master Stylist, Hair Correction Specialist

When asking his clients what they love the most about Christian, the overwhelming response is his ability to produce both natural and customized color. His clients often report back to being stopped on the streets of LA and DC, being asked “Who does your hair? Who does your color?” For Christian hair is a medium for a piece of artwork to be created from, making his creativity with color boundless. As a master stylist and teacher, Christian’s specialties also lie in his deep understanding of the science behind your hair. With the knowledge of, and experience with various product lines and cutting methods, Christian is able to customize the treatment of your hair to get the look, feel and movement you desire no matter the hair type.

Christian started in the hair industry during the late 80’s, graduating from the Graham Webb Hair School of Washington, DC in 1991. During the 90’s Christian honed his craft working in salons, both in Maryland and in Florida, as well as, owning hair and charity-based businesses. Seeing a need in his industry, Christian decided to open his own hair school in the early 2000’s. The school later formed a partnership with the Paul Mitchel School Corporation to become one of the first Paul Mitchel Hair Schools in the country. With a passion for education, Christian spent the greater part of the 2000’s traveling the country, teaching others about the world of hair. Now settled-down with his wife, Karly, a Frederick-native and former high school math teacher, the pair have decided to open their own boutique salon to focus on sharing their love of hair and community.