When you’ve done hair for as many years as I have, you go through many life events + milestones with your clients. Weddings, pregnancies, postpartum- I’ve even experienced my first slew of high school and college graduations for babies that I once held. But, nothing, and I mean nothing, prepares you for when your client battles cancer.

By Kadi


Although the weather in LA is trying to convince us otherwise, it’s officially summer!  That means, more time spent outdoors, at the beach, in the pool, and in the sun.  All that translates a little more rest and relaxation but also, more wear and tear on your hair. Some of your summer habits can actually be supportive for your hair’s health - but in moderation.  Sunlight can help increase circulation to the scalp, seawater can help nourish the scalp with trace minerals, and we all know about the overall benefits of Vitamin D.

By Highbrow

Happy Juneteenth, Y'all!

Too many of the conversations around wellness are limited. They lack inclusivity, and often, fail to incorporate social determinants into the picture. That’s the truth.Today, we hope you take some time to remember that the heart of true wellness is a commitment to both the wellbeing of one’s self, and the larger community overall.We’ll continue to do our part- joyfully, uniquely, and confidently making room for ourselves, in an industry that doesn’t always. And we will always aim to be, our ancestors wildest dreams.

By Highbrow


Towards the end of last year, we posted about our thoughts on wellness, recalibrating our thoughts surrounding the topic.  Why?  Because it’s one of the pillars of our brands so honestly, we’re constantly thinking about it, but also, because our definition of wellness is always changing. Of course, we have a hardline definition - it’s right there on our website, “Health is a state of body, wellness is a state of mind” - but to us, wellness isn’t a static state and there isn’t a singular vision of what it looks like.It’s all about finding what works for you, what makes you feel nourished, whole, and embodied.

By Highbrow

Tina, Our Rock n Roll Queen

There’s a certain point in our Highbrow Hippie playlist, where it launches into 30 straight minutes of Tina Turner. It usually occurs around 4pm, a point in the day where our collective energy starts to lag and we need an injection of joy to get us over the finish line. It’s one of my favorite times of day. Almost 6 years ago, Highbrow Hippie almost ceased to exist. We found ourselves walking away from a toxic arrangement, starting over from scratch after years of hard work. Like Tina, we walked away with the rights to our name, two women in our 40s, bruised and utterly devastated, but with an unfaltering belief in ourselves and what we had to offer the world. And what’s in a name? Sometimes, everything. It’s your power, your agency, your freedom.

By Highbrow