Her Chair His Hair was founded by men's groomer and Master Barber, Cassie Kurtz. Located in NYC, Cassie's passion for barbering led her to develop Her Chair His Hair - a website dedicated to men's grooming and all the ladies working behind the scenes. Of course us ladies at Boy Meets Girl likes the sound of that :)
After encountering gender inequality in the Barber field on several occasions, Cassie felt she had an opportunity to find the best lady barbers around and share their stories far and wide.
Prior to starting Her Chair His Hair, Cassie worked as a Master Barber for Sharps Barber and Shop at Le Parker Meridien, NYC, as well as a freelance Makeup Artist and Men's Groomer on sets and for private clients.
Clearly Cassie embodies everything we stand for. We are so impressed with Cassie and what she has done for women barbers around the world. Cassie also has helped raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer research through her network of women barbers. As a brand that works closely with the Young Survival Coalition for Breast Cancer learning this about Cassie really sealed the deal that this was our perfect muse of the week. Thank you Cassie for being our Muse of the Week and all that you do. Learn even more about Cassie below in Stacy Igel's BTS Q&A interview:
1. Are you a Subway or Car (via, uber, lyfy) girl?
If I really had to choose and had unlimited time, I'd walk everywhere. Whenever I travel, it's a priority to walk everywhere so I can take everything in that I wouldn't normally see. I try to apply this to New York as well.
2. Favorite spot to be creative?
On my couch with my two Chihuahuas. I call them my Yin and Yang because of their completely different personalities. But once they see the computer come out they settle down, cuddle up and get ready for whatever cheer, expletive or sigh/groan that I may yell out.
3. Causes you advocate for?
Two causes that are very important to me are cancer research and domestic abuse awareness. In October, my website HerChairHisHair.com held an event that featured women who are barbers from across the country and we raised almost $1,500 for Breast Cancer research. Some of these women were survivors, some lost family to the disease and others simply felt strong enough about it to use their own time and money to fly out and stay in New York. I would also love to have the time and team to eventually go into domestic abuse shelters to spend time with the women and men who have suffered from abuse. To talk to someone, not necessarily hear that part of their story, but what came before and what they'd like to see happen in the future is very cathartic for them. Sometimes, I'm even able to demonstrate an easy, light makeup look for the women to use when going to interviews or work, and to give the men haircuts when they have their interviews or first day of work. It doesn't cost me anything and I end up meeting some truly beautiful people.
4. Favorite quote?
'Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.'
5. Tell us about your last moment you shared with someone?
Spencer knows I've been struggling to figure out this question. I've clarified and re-read it, unsure of how to answer. It suddenly hit me that I've had difficulty answering because I'm lucky enough to enjoy a job where I get to share moments at least ten to twenty times a day with someone.
Men and women who sit in a barber's chair (that they trust) is a totally different relationship. You can sit down, close your eyes and relax, you can have a debate regarding what is going on in the world, or discuss a problem in your life that is currently occupying your mind.
I'm given a small glimpse into peoples' lives every time they open up to me. To me, those moments mean the most.
Photos by Spencer Kohn