Anakin giving a customer a fresh haircut

Supporting Stylists Who Embrace Their Roots

For AAPI Heritage Month, we are spotlighting Stylists who are proud of where they come from, keep the pulse on Asian hair trends in the US and abroad, and celebrate the diverse textures and versatility of Asian hair.

At Hair Cuttery Family of Brands®, one of our core values is being ‘real.’ We ask our Stylists to be confident enough to express their true selves and to encourage our Guests to do the same. 

For AAPI Heritage Month we are spotlighting some of our Stylists who proudly represent the AAPI community and embrace their roots both ways! Meet Anakin C. from our Bubbles® salon in Maryland and Laleh B. from our Hair Cuttery® salon in Virginia.

Anakin Chan

Anakin C. is a Master Stylist who specializes in avant-garde hair coloring and styling. Anakin was born and raised in Hong Kong, China, before moving to the U.S., but carries his culture with him. Since joining our brand in 2009, our Guests swear by his expertise which has also earned him national and international industry recognition. 

Currently, Anakin semi-finalist in the 2022 Contessa International Hair Competition, and a finalist in the 2022 IBI awards: Best High Fashion Hair category. But don’t let his award-winning commercial work fool you! He’ll slay a layered cut on a first-time Guest any day of the week!

Laleh B. is a seasoned Salon Leader for Hair Cuttery. Born and raised in Iran, Laleh is another Stylist who doesn’t shy away from her roots (that she perfectly blends into her balayage). After nearly 25 years with the brand, she said she is “honored to provide service for her amazing community and thanks to Hair Cuttery, I’ve been able to grow not only as a Stylist, but as a person.” Her dedication to the community and to her Guests has been showcased in the style, color and extra care she delivers every day.

Laleh Bahktiari

Our Guests who also identify with the AAPI community rely on Stylists like Anakin and Laleh to confidently treat the diverse range of textures of Asian hair. We are so proud to share their stories.

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