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Artistic Edge Salon

March 20th, 2010

  Due to a number of people recommending the Artistic Edge Salon, and the fact that I needed a haircut, I decided to check them out.
The owner, Jennifer Brumm has a comfortable salon. For me, getting my hair cut is like getting my car’s oil changed, I know I should do it but it always seems to be a pain to actually go get it done.  Since I needed to take advantage of a day off from work and just finally go get my haircut, I called and asked Jennifer if she could fit me in that day.  She was booked but she has a couple of other girls who work for her and use the same cutting techniques, so I booked an appointment with Gretchen.

I thought it was interesting that they specialise in “dry cutting” which is a technique Jennifer learned in Chicago, some places in Boston do it but she’s the only one in this area who does it.  I’ll admit, I was a little sceptical, and even thought they just wanted to save on water or something but I was really surprised later when I washed it, that my hair (which usually puffs out when it air dries) stayed “normal” looking.  I couldn’t believe it.  So I asked Gretchen to write a little something about why dry cutting works so well.  Here’s what she said:

“The reason cutting hair dry is so beneficial is because when you cut hair dry you can see were the hair falls naturally. When cutting hair wet you can not see a persons natural part, wave or kink especially people with cow licks and curly hair! Dry cutting curly hair is crucial. If you cut curly hair wet you can not see were the curl begins, if you cut curly hair with out knowing were the curl starts you ruin the cuticle and natural starting point of the curl which will lead to split ends and frizzy curls instead of healthy bouncy curls”.

Anyway, this was my latest discovery in hair salons in Framingham.  You can check out their site for more info:

The new address is below:


The Artistic Edge Hair Salon

1151 Worcester Rd.

Framingham,MA, 01701 


Salon Phone #: 508-405-0978


  1. I can’t tell you how happy I am after reading this post! Trying to find a place that does dry cuts is next to impossible and recognizing the importance of a dry cut for curly hair too! I’m thrilled and will definitely call them next time I need a cut!


    Comment by Erinb March 20, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

  2. Hi, It’s Gretchen your stylist 🙂 Thank you so much for posting the salon. I am so excited you love your hair cut, can’t wait to see you at your next appointment! I am very touched that you would feature us on your website.

    Comment by Gretchen Metro March 20, 2010 @ 11:07 pm

  3. I just wanted to say I get my hair cut by Gretchen at The Artistic Edge! As a guy its hard to sometimes find women that can really cut mens hair… Well Gretchen can, great to se this post, keep up the good work Gretchen 🙂


    Comment by Tim Flynn March 21, 2010 @ 9:52 am

  4. Im curious where in chicago you learned

    Comment by hair October 30, 2010 @ 10:53 am

  5. The Artistic Edge Hair Salon has relocated the business to 1151 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA, 01701. The business is next door to Nicks Rug’s. There is a large parking lot for your convenience.

    Jen Brumm is the owner/operator of the Hair Salon. Currently, Jen Brumm is the only Hair Stylist at the Artistic Edge Hair Salon, however positions and booth rental opportunities are available! To inquire, please call the Salon and ask to speak to Jen.

    To book a hair appointment with Jen Brumm, call 508-405-0978. Jen prides herself in giving her clients 1 on 1 attention. Along with delivering exceptional service to her clients, Jen enjoys community enrichment and fundraising activities.

    For more information about the Hair Salon, visit or email Jen at


    Business Manager

    Comment by John August 10, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

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