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About Us



Christian James 4750 N Central Ave #2F, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Cell: 623.330.1286 :
I am a Hair Stylist Educator and Salon Owner with extensive knowledge and education in the salon industry. I am Energetic and outgoing, with an ante drive for continuing education and customer service, I enjoy giving my clients a world class experience while creating specific looks based on each individual’s wants and needs. I am very involved in education classes and networking, not only to regularly build my own clientele, but also to assist others in the salon industry in broadening their knowledge through Arizona Salon Professionals
Accomplishments and Career Highlights___________________________________________

• 2015 NAHA Avant Grade Finalist
• Creator and Founder of Arizona Salon Professionals
• May, 2014: Submitted three collections to the North American Hairdressing Awards for 2015 (Color, Avant Garde and Hairdresser of the Year)
• 2013-current: Educator for CDC (Compagne de Colore) in Arizona
• 2012: Competed individually and Placed 2nd in Hair Wars Scottsdale
• 2012: Competed individually and Placed 2nd in Hair Wars World
• 2012: Created Arizona Salon Professionals networking page on Facebook, now boasting over 800 members state-wide
• 2011: Educator of the Year, 3 Chix Salon Supplies
• 2010: Traveled to Europe to teach for Zerran International as a product line expert
• 2010: Two separate spots on Sonoran Living TV – ‘Summer Hair Trends’ and ‘Celebrity Hair Styles’
• 2004: Hair Locs-trained Extensions Specialist
• 2003: Matrix Educator




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• Creator and Founder of Arizona Salon Professionals Group
• 2014 State of Arizona Educator’s license
• 2013: Mekka Hair Cutting class
• 2010: University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Phoenix, AZ
• 2011 & 2013: Misael Aponte’s ‘The Color of Art and Movement 1 and 2’ Advanced Color Training
• 2009: Became an American Board Certified Hair Colorist
• 2011-2013: Energizing Summit Attendee
• 2010: Brazilian Blowout Certified
• 2003-current: Education Classes in several lines including Compagne de Colore, Matrix, Aquage, Aveda, Kevin Murphy, Paul Mitchell, Framesi, Goldwell, and many more
• 1993: Beau Monde School of Beauty, Portland, OR
Cosmetology training, including Hair Dressing, Nail Technician, Makeup Application, and a course in Skin Diseases and Disorders