BESPOKE   +   CRAFT

Born of a collective passion for creativity, style and innovation, we believe each day is another chance to discover inspiration beyond the traditional path. We proudly partner with industry leaders – masters of cut, color and craft – to bring classes, workshops and other opportunities for discovery to our Bespoke artisans and the Twin Cities beauty community. 

Our always-learning approach inspires and empowers our artisans to master new techniques and ensures every look we create is beautifully bespoke. The results, like our clients, are anything but ordinary.  

Curious? Contact us for details on upcoming classes and events.


 
DAVID ADAMS It was David’s lifelong love of artistry that led him to a career in hairdressing—and ultimately, to becoming a globally known and respected specialist in color. As cofounder and president of redCHOCOLATE, David sees his role as threefold: To create beautiful, healthy hair color designed to enhance a woman’s personal image and style, to create work that speaks to the hairdresser through inspiring images, and to provide education that connects The Art and Business of Color. Alongside his world-renowned technical and educational work, David Adams is also held in high regard among the art, fashion and music worlds, garnering an enviable list of celebrity clients including Bjork, Brenda Blethyn, Cher, Claudia Schiffer, Heather Graham, Jude Law, Kylie Minogue, Peter Gabriel, Sadie Frost, The Spice Girls and Sting, Kate Bosworth and Karolina Kurkova. David has also worked for such fashion greats as Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Balenciaga, Miu Miu and Prada. 

DAVID ADAMS

It was David’s lifelong love of artistry that led him
to a career in hairdressing—and ultimately, to becoming
a globally known and respected specialist in color. As cofounder and president of redCHOCOLATE, David sees his role as threefold: To create beautiful, healthy hair color designed to enhance a woman’s personal image and style, to create work that speaks to the hairdresser through inspiring images, and to provide education that connects The Art and Business of Color. Alongside his world-renowned technical and educational work, David Adams is also held in high regard among the art, fashion and music worlds, garnering an enviable list of celebrity clients including Bjork, Brenda Blethyn, Cher, Claudia Schiffer, Heather Graham, Jude Law, Kylie Minogue, Peter Gabriel, Sadie Frost, The Spice Girls and Sting, Kate Bosworth and Karolina Kurkova. David has also worked for such fashion greats as Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Balenciaga, Miu Miu and Prada. 

DAVID ADAMS

HORST RECHELBACHER A visionary and early pioneer of the sustainable health and beauty industry, Austrian-born Horst Rechelbacher founded Minnesota’s own Aveda Corporation in 1978, transforming his love of plant-based science and safer, more sustainable products into the iconic brand that is Aveda today. His flagship Horst & Friends Salon opened its doors in 1965. Bespoke shares a unique relationship with this celebrated legend. Owner Lisa’s mother was hand-selected by Horst to join the team at the infancy of Aveda's brand. She worked with Horst to develop his school’s groundbreaking curriculum – the inspiration for and influence behind the Bespoke team’s training. Horst’s legacy as an innovator, visionary and entrepreneur defined his life and continues today in the work of Bespoke’s talented artisans.

HORST RECHELBACHER

A visionary and early pioneer of the sustainable health and beauty industry, Austrian-born Horst Rechelbacher founded Minnesota’s own Aveda Corporation in 1978, transforming his love of plant-based science and safer, more sustainable products into the iconic brand that is Aveda today. His flagship Horst & Friends Salon opened its doors in 1965. Bespoke shares a unique relationship with this celebrated legend. Owner Lisa’s mother was hand-selected by Horst to join the team at the infancy of Aveda's brand. She worked with Horst to develop his school’s groundbreaking curriculum – the inspiration for and influence behind the Bespoke team’s training. Horst’s legacy as an innovator, visionary and entrepreneur defined his life and continues today in the work of Bespoke’s talented artisans.

Horst rechelbacher

MIN KIM New York City-based hairdresser Min Kim is a L’oreal professional artist and creative color visionary best known for her industry-defining work in the art of balayage – including her role in developing a first-of-its-kind balayage certification program. In her role as a master colorist at New York City’s Butterfly Salon Studio, Min has been repeatedly recognized for her innovative color work and dedication to the craft of color styling. An educator and true visionary at heart, Min was instrumental in establishing a training and facilitation program for U.S.  L’Oreal Professionnel Artists and travels the country sharing her unique experience,and color expertise with salon owners and hairdressers.

MIN KIM

New York City-based hairdresser Min Kim is a L’oreal professional artist and creative color visionary best known for her industry-defining work in the art of balayage – including her role in developing a first-of-its-kind balayage certification program. In her role as a master colorist at New York City’s Butterfly Salon Studio, Min has been repeatedly recognized for her innovative color work and dedication to the craft of color styling. An educator and true visionary at heart, Min was instrumental in establishing a training and facilitation program for U.S.  L’Oreal Professionnel Artists and travels the country sharing her unique experience,and color expertise with salon owners and hairdressers.

min kim

TRACEY DEVINE SMITH Multi-award winner and creative force in Britain’s hairdressing culture, Tracey Devine Smith is a celebrated Scottish hairdresser and the founder of Angels – one of the most sought-after destination salons in Scotland today. Tracey is a four-time winner of the Scottish Hairdresser of the Year award and has received numerous accolades for her work in men’s hairdressing, guest styling and education. Her entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to all things craft come to life through in her flagship Angels salon. As a freelance editor, art director and educator, Tracey shares that spirit and her legacy of impeccable styling and vision with salon professionals the world over.

TRACEY DEVINE SMITH

Multi-award winner and creative force in Britain’s hairdressing culture, Tracey Devine Smith is a celebrated Scottish hairdresser and the founder of Angels – one of the most sought-after destination salons in Scotland today. Tracey is a four-time winner of the Scottish Hairdresser of the Year award and has received numerous accolades for her work in men’s hairdressing, guest styling and education. Her entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to all things craft come to life through in her flagship Angels salon. As a freelance editor, art director and educator, Tracey shares that spirit and her legacy of impeccable styling and vision with salon professionals the world over.

Tracey Devine Smith

GERARD SCARPACI With 24 years experience, and career credits that have touched every corner of the craft, Gerard Scarpaci is assured a place as one of the modern pioneers of the industry. Renowned as a world-class hair cutter and educator, he taught at global shows and seminars with the VidalSassoon Academy and Paul Mitchell The School, before taking the prestigious position of Aveda Artistic Director in 2005. Gerard joined ARROJO in 2010, to work alongside his friend and mentor Nick Arrojo. He currently fronts the ARROJO Education Department and works as a Master Stylist on the salon floor. As co-founder of hairbrained.me,  Hairdressings leading social community. Gerard has helped to create a platform that celebrates the craft and honors hairdressers globally.

GERARD SCARPACI

With 24 years experience, and career credits that have touched every corner of the craft, Gerard Scarpaci is assured a place as one of the modern pioneers of the industry. Renowned as a world-class hair cutter and educator, he taught at global shows and seminars with the VidalSassoon Academy and Paul Mitchell The School, before taking the prestigious position of Aveda Artistic Director in 2005.

Gerard joined ARROJO in 2010, to work alongside his friend and mentor Nick Arrojo. He currently fronts the ARROJO Education Department and works as a Master Stylist on the salon floor. As co-founder of hairbrained.me,  Hairdressings leading social community. Gerard has helped to create a platform that celebrates the craft and honors hairdressers globally.

Gerard Scarpaci

KURT KUEFFNER Kurt Kueffner is a master barber, stylist, educator, and entrepreneur in the prestige salon industry. He began his career in the discipline of classic barbering, moving on to study cosmetology apprenticing under Horst Rechelbacher, founder of the Aveda Corporation at the infancy of it's brand. Kurt has spent the last 20 years educating and inspiring hair professionals around the world on the unique design, service and technical considerations involved with modern men’s grooming. Kurt continues to work on a global level, focusing on technical and business education, curriculum development and editorial work. Kurt serves as a consultant to Bespoke for education, business and brand development. He has a hands-on role with the brand leading education and adding his insights to the creative process.     www.kueffnerworkshops.com

KURT KUEFFNER

Kurt Kueffner is a master barber, stylist, educator, and entrepreneur in the prestige salon industry.
He began his career in the discipline of classic barbering, moving on to study cosmetology apprenticing under Horst Rechelbacher, founder of the Aveda Corporation at the infancy of it's brand. Kurt has spent the last 20 years educating and inspiring hair professionals around the world on the unique design, service and technical considerations involved with modern men’s grooming. Kurt continues to work on a global level, focusing on technical and business education, curriculum development and editorial work. Kurt serves as a consultant to Bespoke for education, business and brand development. He has a hands-on role with the brand leading education and adding his insights to the creative process.     www.kueffnerworkshops.com

kurt kueffner

RUTH ROCHE Ruth Roche is one of the greatest contributors to the professional beauty industry today. Her technical skills were crafted under the mentorship of Trevor Sorbie, but prevailing creative perspective and unique approach to teaching are distinctively her own. Numerous NAHA awards, years as a lead stylist at Fashion Week, and decades of editorial contributions to the world’s most prestigious fashion magazines are a re ection of her in uence. Her creative leadership has helped cultivate two of the largest product manufactures in the industry, Redken & Pureology, as well as her own successful salon. 

RUTH ROCHE

Ruth Roche is one of the greatest contributors to the professional beauty industry today.
Her technical skills were crafted under the mentorship of Trevor Sorbie, but prevailing creative perspective and unique approach to teaching are distinctively her own. Numerous NAHA awards, years as a lead stylist at Fashion Week, and decades of editorial contributions to the world’s most prestigious fashion magazines are a re ection of her in uence. Her creative leadership has helped cultivate two of the largest product manufactures in the industry, Redken & Pureology, as well as her own successful salon

ruth roche

 

“The working of hair is architecture with a human element.” – Vidal Sassoon, Master Stylist