Raleigh's Premiere Hair Color Salon




 We are a multi 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. 

About Us

Judi Troutman

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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. 

​​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. 

She was a founder of Troutman School of Cosmetology / Troutman's College of Hair Styling. and some of her numerous credentials include winning several National and International hair competitions , National Cosmetology Association 2005 Educator of the Year as well as being inducted into their Hall Of Fame, American Board of Certified Hair Colorists  and being a North Carolina State Board Certified Cosmetology Instructor. She continue to trains annually at the American Board of Certified Hair colorists classes in  Los Angeles, Rusk and Aquage Master Haircutting and will be attending The Vidal Sassoon Academy Master Class in Manhattan in 2018.

Taylor Downs



Taylor is the living legacy of her grandmother Judi Troutman.

A Raleigh native, she literally grew up in the hair salon and upon graduating from The Paul Mitchell School of Raleigh, 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.

Before attending The Paul Mitchell School she worked as a makeup artist for Sorme and 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 in April of 2018 she became a Bellami Hair Professional Ambassador for Bellami Hair Extensions. Taylor also has the honor to be attending The Vidal Sassoon Academy Master Class in Manhattan in 2018 with Judi Troutman.
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Our Stylists


Olivia Bowers


Olivia is thrilled to have found a home here at Troutman Beauty Affaire...The Legacy Salon! Having worked her way through the Aspiring Stylist Apprentice Program, she has graduated to being the salon's newest stylist.

She is originally from Reading, Pennsylvania but grew up in Southport, North Carolina. She graduated from The Lancaster School of Cosmetology and currently also attends North Carolina State University.

She enjoys being a DJ on local radio and playing with her crazy cats in her spare time.

Olivia has begun the process of studying to become an American Board Of Certified Hair Colorists and is ecstatic to be currently accepting new clients.

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Jessica Surti


Jessica is of East Indian descent and was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey but grew up in The Triangle where she graduated from cosmetology school after living in Topsail Island for 2 years.

She has a Jack Russel / Chihuahua mix named Bubbles  with whom she loves spending time with.

She is currently working her way through our Aspiring Stylist Apprentice Program and has begun taking new clients for certain services that she has graduated form in our program.

She has been doing henna tattoo artistry since she was a little girl, having learned from her mother who did it when living in India.

Her outgoing personality and passion for all things hair have made a valuable addition to our team!

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What seperates us from the others...

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The American Board Of Certified Hair Colorists is dedicated to:

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  • 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. 

Our salon exclusive professional hair care line.

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​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, Suite101, Raleigh, NC 27615

(919) 866-1533

Business Hours

Tuesday - Saturday:

 10am - 7pm

*We are closed on Sunday and Monday*

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