What is VAPE?

Velvet Hair Studio was founded under the principle of providing the best services in town and we can on;y do that by having the best Hair Artists the industry has to offer. Velvet Apprenticeship Program & Education (VAPE) grew from our desire cultivate talent within our doors.

We're so proud of the talent we have in-house that we decided to attract and cultivate new talent. We want them to grow into amazing professionals who can continue what we've started here!

Our program provides them with a curriculum that furthers their knowledge and skills while getting experience in a controlled environment. At the final stage of VAPE they become Jr. Hair Artists and are allowed to perform services under the mentorship our experienced staff.

About our Jr. Hair Artists

Our Jr. Hair Artists are on the final phase of VAPE. They have completed training under our Hair Artists, and have learned the Velvet client etiquette to properly service our clients.

We offer a separate menu for our Jr. Hair Artists. All services booked with them require a consultation prior to the service where they assess the client's needs with the help of a mentor. After we have determined what your needs are, we proceed to work on a beauty plan with the Jr. Hair Artist to ensure they are prepared for your service. During the service, the Jr. Hair Artist may be monitored every 20 minutes, or as needed.


As  part of this program, their hourly rates are significantly lower than our Hair Artists' and their services are expected to take longer than usual although each Jr. Hair Artist is different. When they have acquired sufficient experience and complete the program requirements they graduate to Hair Artist and join us on the floor. We love seeing our team grow!

Our Educators:


Alicia McLaughlin:
Pulp Riot Educator, Blonding & Vivids
IG @thehairstylish

Jennifer Sanchez:
Wella Educator, Dimensional Color & Hair Cutting
IG @jennichez_

Annie McFetridge:
Curly Hair Expert & Hair Cutting
IG @anniemacstyle