Hairbrained: Craft Hairdressing Goes Mobile

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Since 2009, has been connecting and serving the craft hairdressing community – and we can’t tell you how pleased we are to be a part of your everyday life. Truth be told we designed the site thinking it would most likely connect no more then 1,000 artists. We wanted to unite die-hard hair nerds, and give them a place to call their own.

What we didn’t realize is that there are hundreds of thousands of you! Since 2009, we’ve watched our numbers climb. First we hit 1,000, then 10,000, and then 30,000 and recently over 300,000 followers across all our social media channels. We never expected Hairbrained to gain such a following, or become such an enormous community.


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Of course, we’re thrilled! But our original platform was designed for a more intimate experience, and it simply cannot support the numbers that we’ve reached. Our family has grown, and we’ve overwhelmed our space.

As the numbers grew, we anticipated the need for a new home. For the last several years we’ve worked tirelessly to secure a space for the (now massive) craft hairdressing movement. We’ve tried on various sites and developers, looking to achieve the perfect level of connection, community and image sharing – and for the longest time, we came up dry.

Finally, we found an amazing partner that’s based out of the Silicon Valley, in California. We’ve worked closely with them to develop what is the new Hairbrained site and accompanying app, and we’ve been blown away by their commitment to our cause and their understanding of our community’s importance.

Over the past month we have been in trial stages with a BETA version and now over 2,500 community members have installed the app and the activity and levels of connection are mind-blowing! This week we are sharing a few of our favorite App uploads.

Thank you for growing with us, for making Hairbrained the huge, happy family that it is today. Because at Hairbrained, we have one simple goal in mind: to make the world a better place for hairdressers. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help! So join us, in sharing your work and your views – and we guarantee that you’ll get radically inspired along the way.

The App is available now for iPhone and Android.

About: Hairbrained is a community of hairdressers that share a deep passion and desire to celebrate the craft of hairdressing, online socially.The community was founded by two hairdressers, Randy Taylor, a photographer / hairdresser; and Gerard Scarpaci, a world-class educator/platform artist. Both have love for our industry; its people, and the craft of hairdressing. For more information visit