We are a three generation American Board of Certified Hair Colorists salon that specializes in design haircutting, creating the perfect natural or fashion hair colour for you and ensuring that you leave with the healthiest hair possible and the tools to maintain your couture hairstyle. 

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Judi Troutman


Judi Troutman is the top stylist and owner of Troutman Beauty Affaire...The Legacy Salon. In 2007 she became an American Board of Certified Hair Colorists for many years was one of only two in the Triangle until November of 2017 when she proudly was joined by her granddaughter, Taylor Downs.

She educates her fellow stylist with the ABCH curriculum, which is to judge competence and to aspire to the level of excellence achieved in hair color, thus creating credibility in the eyes of the consumer. 

​​A Raleigh area native, Judi  is recognized as a subject matter expert in designing innovative hair styles and is a leading local authority on hair coloration. She has taught many cosmetologists in her career and continues to teach, inspire and encourage. Judi regularly holds advanced training classes for cosmetologists who need a refresher or are seeking ABCH board certification. 

Founder of Troutman School of Cosmetology, State of North Carolina Cosmetologist Certified, American Board of Certified Hair Colorists (ABCH) colorist Board Certified Cosmetology Instructor, Annual attendance of the American Board of Certified Hair colorists classes in  Los Angeles, Rusk and Aquage Master Haircutting.

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Taylor Downs



Taylor is the living legacy of her mother, Donna Hinson and her grandmother, Judi Troutman.

A Raleigh native, she literally grew up in the hair salon and upon graduating from the Paul Mitchell School she immediately came to be a stylist at Troutman Beauty Affaire before starting ...The Legacy Salon with Judi Troutman.

In her spare time you can find Taylor creating artwork and painting or cuddling with her dog Loki.

She has graduated from Aquage and Schwarzkopf master classes and also attends The American Board of Certified Hair Colorists annual summit.

In the November of 2017 Taylor achieved the honor of becoming an American Board of Certified Hair Colorists, making her one of the youngest in the country and inApril of 2018 she became a Bellami Hair Professional Ambassador for Bellami Hair Extensions.

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Donna Hinson



Donna is a Raleigh native and a second generation stylist having grown up in the business learning from her mother, Judi Troutman. She is the proud mother of her son, Shannon, who is in college in Charlotte as well as ...The Legacy Salon's Taylor Downs. 

She is a graduate of Troutman School of Cosmetology with over 30 years experience in the industry. She has worked as an educator for Jhirmack and nucleic*a, graduated from masterclasses with Aquage and Rusk as well attends the annual summit of The American Board of Certified Hair Colorists.

In the spring of 2018 Donna will be following Judi Troutman's legacy and take the exam to become an American Board Certified Hair Colorist.

Our Stylists

Olivia Bowers

Aspiring Stylist Apprentice

Currently available for Blowdry/Style, Brazilian Blowout, Keratin Bonding and Men's Haircuts

 Originally from Pennsylvania, Olivia grew up in Southport, NC and currently attends North Carolina State University. 

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What seperates us from the others...

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The American Board Of Certified Hair Colorists is dedicated to:

  • The development of standardized criteria in certification, promoting credibility and consistent quality in the professional haircolorist.
  • Bringing predictability and ethical professional behavior for the well-being of the consumer and enhancing excellence in customer service.
  • Encouraging mentors to share their knowledge with aspiring professional haircolorists.
  • Making available to them the confidence needed to excel in their chosen profession by creating opportunity for success and a prosperous future.
  • Supporting and endorsing the status of the Board Certified Haircolorist with a goal to overcome the inadequacies of the past and become an integral part of the evolving future of professional haircolor.

The certification of haircolorists has long been a vision of many professionals in our industry. Our goal is to establish a standard by which to judge competence and to acknowledge the level of excellence achieved in haircolor, thus creating creditability in the eyes of the consumer.

The title Board Certified Haircolorist will set qualified individuals apart from the masses and establish a higher level of professionalism and credibility for the consumer.  As in all professions, the consumer will seek out those certified for their expert knowledge and service excellence. 

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Our salon exclusive professional hair care line.

​At The American Board of Certified Hair Colorists Energizing Summit in Los Angeles, Judi Troutman had the pleasure of meeting Irma K. Jobst, MBA and discussed formulating a private salon brand of hair care and styling products and the creation of JT HAIR began.

Whether we use natural fruit-derived pectin from Denmark, keratin from New Zealand, Argan oil from Africa that is refined in the finest Italian processing plants, fragrances from Spain, the latest Japanese anti-aging ingredients, or any other globally sourced ingredient, our products perform with the latest technology and are very concentrated for stylist’s performance and consumer value.

Our product line does not contain sulfates, salts, gluten, petrochemicals, formaldehyde or paraban and they are 100% vegan and no animal testing! JT HAIRis approved by The American Board of Certified Hair Colorists and derived to suit all colored hair as well. 


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Troutman Beauty Afaire...The Legacy Salon

200 Sawmill Road , Suite 101-102 Raleigh, NC 27615

(919) 866-1533

Business Hours

Tuesday - Saturday:

 10am - 7pm

*We are closed on Sunday and Monday*

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