Meet Our Team
Rob Schutzbach | Owner
Rob has been a hairstylist in the Triangle area for over 20yrs. With family in the business, Rob, has been around salons his whole life.
Rob’s philosophy is to create fashion forward looks in good taste, focusing on suitability while maintaining integrity. He is a colorist and classically trained haircutter. Educated and influenced by brands such as Tony & Guy, Sassoon, Bumble & Bumble, Oribe, Wella, L’oreal Pro, Kerastase, and most importantly Arrojo, where Rob has been trained in the art of straight blade razor cutting.
Rob is currently a member of the Arrojo Art Team. Working along side, Nick Arrojo, and traveling to educate and share the Arrojo culture. Doing this keeps him inspired, and motivated by working with like minded people.
It has always been a dream to create a salon and a brand that represents excellence and high standards in the hairdressing industry. Rob’s passion for education, work ethic, and his amazing team drive this vision forward.
Reina Lawrence | Artisan
Reina has been working in the hair industry for over 15 years. Lives in Cary with her husband and 2 daughters. Every hair experience is an adventure. Nothing is too big or too small. Always ready for a challenge and loves trying new things.
Reina’s education includes Stephen Moody Vidal Sassoon, Vidal 3x Miami,Carl Ross cutting,Nick Arrojo cutting, razor, Cutting in London at Mondos salon
Redken studio color NY, Brazilian, Keratin, Arrojo American Wave,relaxer certified
Bumble and Bumble 2x razor, Roby Powers cutting 2x
Patrick Cameron formal styling, Martin Parsons formal styling,
Claudio Lazo styling, Oribe editorial styling
Notable achievement :
Runways work, models, magazine work, teaching
To give my clients the feeling that they are being listened too and can trust me to provide them with the best service and make them feel beautiful.
Hair philosophy :
Hair is never always…that’s where I come in.
Darrell Johnson | Artisan
One of the area’s top hair stylists for over 20 years, Darrell discovered his true passion after graduating with his bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Although regionally known for his creativity and precision with hair color, Darrell’s innovation with cutting and styling are equally impressive. He is able to span, and even blend styles from traditional to edgy to shocking. Every face has elements of beauty, and Darrell is able to specifically tailor hairstyles to highlight the attractive features of each distinctively original face.
Darrell’s has perfected his craft over the years by studying with New York beauty experts Toni & Guy, Bumble & Bumble, Redken and Arrojo. He also attended master classes by Vidal Sassoon of Miami.
Darrell’s love of fashion isn’t confined to his professional life. In his free time he creates his own clothing, from designing patterns to sewing together the final creation by hand.
“I get satisfaction from seeing a person transform on the inside when I’ve helped them see their own beauty in the mirror”.
Miranda Fussell | Creative
Miranda is a Creative stylist. She has been in the hair industry for five years. She is someone who brings skilled cutting and styling techniques, along with extensive training in multiple color lines, to her clients. She is also certified in smoothing treatments.
Miranda takes great value in listening to her clients needs and wants. She enjoys getting to know her clients lifestyle and personalities in order to give them the best style.
Matthew Vielhaber | Creative
Matthew has grown up in the hair industry. He began by going to the salon with his father, who was a hairdresser, and instantly fell i love with it. Matthew has been working in North Carolina for the last 12 years, growing as a stylist and barber.
Mathew’s education includes Bumble & Bumble Academy, Wella World Studio, Vidal Sassoon ABC Cutting Class, Wella Advanced Color Workshop, Carla Ross Classic Cut & Color, Claudio Lazo Color & Styling, Tony Caldwell-Oribe- Creative Styling, Wella Advanced Styling, Keratin by Coppola Certified, Roby Powers Classic Cutting Class, Cast & Mode Balayage Technique
A notable achievement for Matthew was when he began working at Artisan Hair- “ I create, it’s just what I do, by taking into consideration the hairstyles of the previous years and elevating it to the next level with versatility and longevity by using my cutting techniques.”
Matthew’s cutting style is blending the two worlds of barbering and hairdressing. Creating a foundation, then building with texturizing and layering.
Travis Ruth | Creative
Travis hails from North Carolina where he received his licensure in cosmetology. With a broad career in the profession, he is certified in FL, NY, and AZ as well.
He is a precision hair cutter trained by the renowned Toni&Guy, and is a veteran in the hair extension in the field. He is certified in several hair extension systems and techniques with training in Orlando, Miami, and New York City. In addition, he has experience with the popular Balayage technique and the art of hair color.
Allyson Ayers | Designer
Allyson loves special occasion events, bridal, and balayage. After years of college for another degree she realized her passion was to help make people feel confident and beautiful.
Allyson has a passion for the beauty industry and has had education classes with Wella, Moroccan Oil, Joico, and Redken. She also enjoys makeup with education from cosmetics brands like Jane Iredale, Merle Norma, as well as Temptu airbrush cosmetics.
Allyson specializes in the classic Southern bride and believes you can pull off any look with the right tools.