Z Studio In-Salon Educator
Before James moved to Tulsa and joined the Z Studio team in 2013, he was a General Manager and Master Stylist with a prestigious worldwide corporation. Since joining the Z Studio team, James has now grown to become one of our in-salon educators, teaching classes on color, cutting techniques and trends, and service standards and leading our Associate and Continuing Education Programs.
After 18 years of experience, James says he still does what he loves most. He enjoys listening to his guests, revealing the ultimate desire for each visit. Unveiling a guest’s needs and wants are what allows James to deliver the "Art of Hair" experience.
“Just sitting and visiting with a guest and allowing them to express what they’re wanting allows us to create a look, together, that’s best for them.”
Like all of our educators, James has repeatedly traveled across the country to obtain advanced training and education programs. He is a Pureology Certified Pureologist, is HotHeads Extensions certified, and has attended Redken's top education event, The Redken Symposium in Las Vegas.
With extensive training in multiple high-end color lines, James most enjoys providing guests with balayage, color/highlighting, extensions, and keratin treatments. He admits, though, that he still loves giving a great style. “I do love all aspects of hair, but I have a true passion for styling. Whether it be shampoo blow-dries, a fancy night out or making a special day that much more special.”
Originally from Washington State, James moved to Oklahoma 7 years ago. Enjoying everything that Tulsa has to offer, he and his friends never find themselves bored. As a huge pop culture guru, and movie buff, James is definitely the one to have on your team for Trivial Pursuit!