Creatively inspired, self-expression derived but healthy hair motivated; are the words best to describe James "Jamez" Smith. With endless studying and practice, he moved through ranks of from a junior stylist to postions of Director of Color Education. Jamez is now the owner and Creative Director of Hairtique Color and Design located in Philadelphia, Roxborough section.
From precision and free form hair cutting to fashion forward hair coloring, and a natural talent for taking hair to the next level he landed positions with Lakme Haircare at Depasquale Salon Systems, Patric Bradley Team Hollywood, and Farouk Systems Creative Artistic Team. He worked as a Brand Educator and Platform Artist for the listed Hair Color and styling brands. Jamez is a Member of the elite hair color organization The American Board of Certified Haircolorists. Jamez is now operating under is own education curriculum. Providing advance Coloring Cutting, Styling Techniques ,Business Building, and Motivational Speaking.
Jamez has been highlighted in magazines such as Modern Salon, Behind The Chair, Launchpad, Salon Sense, Sophisticates Hair, Hype Hair, Passions Hair and a host of other publications. He has graced the cover of two issues with Coiffure Magazine. His professionalism has allow him to create looks for celebrities such as House music Legend Crystal Waters, Gospel Recording Artist Y’Anna Crawley, Actresses Rosario Dawson, and Cheryl Lee Ralph.
In believing you can never learn enough, Jamez has continued education across the U.S. and Abroad with brands such as Matrix, Wella, Joico, HairBrained, Aquage, Mizani, Goldwell, Paul Mitchell Systems, Bernaes Academy just to name a few. Studying philosophies of hair Icon’s Beth Minardi, Juan of JBeverly Hills, Patric Bradley of Patric Bradley Concepts, Farouk Shami of Farouk Systems USA