LA Weekly: The Artform Studio

LA Weekly: The Artform Studio

While your friends are all bragging about their latest pickups from Amoeba, Sherry and Adrian Younge at the Artform Studio are looking to give you an entirely different experience to boast about. Rather than carrying thousands and thousands of vinyls for every single person who walks through the door, the Younges are more focused on appealing to the artists who will truly appreciate what they do — and they'll cut and style your hair while also helping you find new sounds for your record collection.

Record Store Day 2017 - Gallery

Our first Record Store Day in Highland Park was special! 

We have only been reopened for two weeks, and the love has been incredible. Big thanks to everyone for bringing positive energy and spreading the love. The Artform Studio is not just a record store, or salon...It's a place for like-minded artists to congregate and share ideas. Thanks for continually inspiring us to stay passionare about this lifestyle. -Adrian Younge

Browse through our Record Store Day Gallery with photos captured through the lens of Kaiography. Follow Kai on instagram at @kaiography ! Big thank you to Kai & Paris for your continued love and support!

Okayplayer: Grand Opening Party

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate The Artform Studio's grand opening April 9th. We had a great time!! Click here and check out Okayplayer's full recap of the event:

http://www.okayplayer.com/tag/the-artform-studio

The Grand Opening of Adrian Younge’s Artform Studio: A Salon, Record Store and Bookshop Curated by Creatives. -Okayplayer

Grand Opening Party: Gallery

Big THANK YOU to all who came out to support us at our Grand Opening Party! The Artform Studio team is overwhelmed by the continued love and support shown by the community. We owe you our deepest gratitude! 

Here is a gallery of all of our special moments: 

The Artform Studio's Grand Opening in Highland Park Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 11a-8p

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After nearly a decade in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District, The Artform Studio, the swank salon and boutique record store, has relocated to historic Highland Park.  Spanning over 1,500 square feet, the new location will open April 9th, and is located steps away from LA’s oldest bowling alley,  Highland Park Bowl.  Founded by husband and wife team, Adrian and Sherry Younge, their synthesis of the hair and music world makes this a destination for all creative people and families alike.


Before founding The Artform Studio, Sherry Younge served as a hair and makeup specialist for various upscale salons, throughout Los Angeles.  Adrian Younge has produced for artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Common, Wu-Tang, and has most recently scored Marvel's Luke Cage (alongside A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad).  Their unique perspectives on hair and music has brought them great success, and serves as a refreshing reminder that beauty and melody are synonymous. 
The Artform Studio's services include men's and women's haircuts, hair coloring, hair styling, perm / relaxer, make up application, and hair extensions.  The record boutique features thousands of rare vinyl and books, curated by Adrian Younge’s infatuation with classic Hip Hop, jazz, rare soul, and psychedelic world music.  The boutiques' bespoke approach is further curated by co-owner and concert producer/promoter Andrew Lojero (ArtDontSleep), as well as the store’s manager, Ray Montano (Virgin Records/Amoeba). 
The Artform Studio is located at 5611 N. Figueroa St. Suite 2, Los Angeles, CA 90042Hours of operation are: Open 11a-7p daily

DJ Sets by Dante Ross, The Gaslamp Killer, J Period, Karriem Riggins, Michael Rappaport, Peanut Butter Wolf and many more! 

Health, Wealth, & Good Fortune

Health, Wealth, and Good Fortune to all as Chinese New Year celebrations are coming to a close. We are still currently working in our pop-up shop hair and make up studio in Glendale. Our retail store of vinyl and books about music will be with us in Highland Park this April 2016. In the meantime, if you are in the mood for Asian food walking distance from our temporarily space, restaurants we recommend are @dintaifung @joonshabu and #laoszechuan 

For hair and make up bookings, call 213-613-1050 or book us using The Artform Studio app.  

Strolling through Glendale Americana at Brand with @anna.krylova modern day pin up #50's #hair #makeup #style and #photo by #theartformstudio

Strolling through Glendale Americana at Brand with @anna.krylova modern day pin up #50's #hair #makeup #style and #photo by #theartformstudio

Mobile Music Mini Beauty Bar

Our Artform Artists of hair & make up also move around town, traveling for the convenience of getting parties ready for special events. Popping up with new to vintage record player portables as table toppers for hair and make up music settings. Here's our Manes & Martinis set up for a Braid Bar. For mobile bookings contact us at 213-613-1050 or email us at theartformstudio@gmail.com

The Artform Studio's Mobile Music Mini Beauty Bar of "Manes & Martinis" Braid Bar using #schwarzkopf #hairstyling for #braids #osis + #birthdays #parties #bridalshower #bachelloretteparties #vintage #70's #donnieandmarie

The Artform Studio's Mobile Music Mini Beauty Bar of "Manes & Martinis" Braid Bar using #schwarzkopf #hairstyling for #braids #osis + #birthdays #parties #bridalshower #bachelloretteparties #vintage #70's #donnieandmarie

Happy New Year!

It's the start of 2016 and even if some have just started back to work again this week, some of us have not stopped celebrating for what's in store for this year. Come out to Bridge's 13 year anniversary this Saturday, January 9th at The Medusa Lounge. They always have great DJs spinning hip hop, house, reggae, funk, and soul music for all dancers....BRIDGES "Always Building, Never Burning"  

Come out and dance with us at Bridges this Saturday 01.09.16!!!! 

Come out and dance with us at Bridges this Saturday 01.09.16!!!! 

BRIDGES ..."Always Building, Never Burning" 

BRIDGES ..."Always Building, Never Burning" 

Kamasi Washington LIVE at Club Nokia!

Kamasi Washington is back in Los Angeles and ready for The Epic Homecoming tonight at Club Nokia! The show starts tonight at 8PM and you don't want to miss out.

Kamasi Washington and Miles Mosley at The Artform Studio for Grammy Pro Buzzin' with DJ Moonbaby. 

Kamasi Washington and Miles Mosley at The Artform Studio for Grammy Pro Buzzin' with DJ Moonbaby. 

 

 

The Artform Studio had the pleasure of witnessing Kamasi LIVE inside our studio days before he went on tour. Check out the video below! 

 

 

 

We're moving!

 

After nearly a decade in the Arts District, The Artform Studio (Haircuts & Records) will be relocating to Highland Park, CA. Our last day in the Art's District is October 28, 2015.
 

The new location, open to the public in the summer of 2016, will better aid our vision of artistic growth and expansion; we will provide more salon services, enhance our book store and further introduce the hair and record store hybrid to an already existing, and thriving, cultural community in Northeast Los Angeles.

In the meantime, The Artform Studio will temporarily render salon services at 100 South Maryland Avenue, Glendale, CA by appointment daily.  This will commence November 1st.  The Artform Studio record store will reopen with the inauguration of our new Highland Park location.
 

Thank you for all of the love and support. Without our loyal customers, our dreams of expanding our business would have never matured.

Welcoming New Stylists!

The Artform Studio is proud to welcome new hair and make up artists Kheyli Tristen and Stacy Batalla to our team! 

The Artform Studio stylist Kheyli Tristen. 

The Artform Studio stylist Kheyli Tristen. 

You may rec­og­nize Kheyli as she was once the week­end recep­tion­ist at The Art­form Stu­dio, how­ever upon grad­u­at­ing from Pasadena City College’s Cos­me­tol­ogy pro­gram, she joined our ros­ter of sea­soned hair styl­ists. She may be the youngest styl­ist on board, how­ever her pas­sion to pur­sue a career in the hair indus­try unfolded nat­u­rally as she quickly picked up on cut­ting, styling and dis­cov­ered her absolute love for color. Kheyli plans on con­tin­u­ing her edu­ca­tion by tak­ing mas­ter classes and adding more beauty ser­vices to her reper­toire in the near future.

Fol­low her on Insta­gram @hairbykheylitristen

 

The Artform Studio stylist Stacy Batalla. 

The Artform Studio stylist Stacy Batalla. 

Stacy Batalla is the newest mem­ber of The Art­form Stu­dio Team. She has always had a pas­sion for hair and makeup and left her career as a Legal Sec­re­tary to pur­sue her dream in becom­ing a Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist. She grad­u­ated with hon­ors from Toni & Guy Hair­dress­ing Acad­emy in Santa Mon­ica, Cal­i­for­nia and is trained in all of the newest cuts and col­or­ing tech­niques. She has a wide range of clien­tele that spreads from Cal­i­for­nia, Las Vegas and Hawaii, and trav­els fre­quently to cater to her val­ued clien­tele. Stacy also has expe­ri­ence work­ing on-set for edi­to­r­ial pho­to­shoots, fash­ion shows, wed­dings and spe­cial events.

Fol­low her on Insta­gram: @stacybstyles

Grammy Pro Buzzin' with DJ Moonbaby at The Artform Studio!

The Artform Studio Production team had the pleasure of working with Grammy Pro to shoot and edit these interviews for Buzzin' with DJ Moonbaby! Here's a behind the seasons look at our shoot day. Interviewees include Bilal, Lecrae, Andra Day, and Kamasi Washington! 

Two time Grammy Award Winning artist Lecrae: 

On each episode of GRAMMY Pro Buzzin', host DJ Moonbaby sits down with people who are making it happen in the music business. In this week's edition, two-time GRAMMY winner Lecrae sat down with us to talk about his crossover appeal, transcending categories to garner GRAMMY nominations (and wins) in the Rap, Contemporary Christian Music, and Gospel Fields.

Watch till the end to see Kamasi get down with bass player Miles Mosley!!!

On each episode of GRAMMY Pro Buzzin', host DJ Moonbaby sits down with people who are making it happen in the music business. On this week's edition, jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington sat down with us to talk about The Epic, his triple-disc opus released in May 2015.