Here at The Legacy Salon, we all have important roles to keep us Raleigh's top salon! We work together as a team to help accomplish your hair wants and needs!
Taylor- Owner ~ Mentor ~ Master Stylist
Jessica- Master Stylist ~ Brow Threading/Tinting Pro
Olivia- Master Stylist
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.
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.
She was a founder of Troutman School of Cosmetology / Troutman's College of Hair Styling. 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.
TLS OWNER / MASTER STYLIST / MAKE-UP ARTIST / MENTOR
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 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.
STYLIST / MAKE-UP ARTIST / EYEBROW THREADING AND TINTING
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 been with The Legacy Salon for almost 2 full years, and has grown exponentially since graduating from our apprenticing program! Jessica has also brought the amazing gift of amazing eyebrow threading and tinting to the salon.
Are you in the middle of planning a weeding, or know someone who is? Jessica is The Legacy's new head wedding coordinator, and has done a fantastic job! You can reach us over contact forum, or by visiting TheKnot.com to view our past wedding and get all the information you need!
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!
Sidney has been a Paul Mitchell graduate since June 2020. During her time there, she received knowledge about cutting and color theory, but she still learns more every day on the job! Hair is her passion, she doesn't see herself doing anything else. She is a true believer in having a love for what you do in life. She strives everyday to become a more knowledgeable hairdresser and perfect her abilities. She is a people person that cares deeply about the clients happiness and she always try to take their feelings and preferences into account, and put it into the art of hair!
Nick handles all the fun and excitement that is the front desk! Answering phone calls, checks emails, books the appointments, and keeps the salon in tip top shape. If you have any questions or would like to know more about any of our services, he's the one to help guide you! Is he going to become a stylist and graduate from cosmetology school? Who knows, only time will tell!
He graduated in 2019 from Holly Springs High School, and is looking to go back to school in either Fashion Merchandising or Interior Design. While in high school, he took part in the HSHS Marching Band in the Color Guard section! You can find him sketching fashion designs, while watching planes take off at the airport.
He has been a part of the salon for over a year, and has became a full time employee July of this year, while still picking up shifts at his other job as a server at Olive Garden.
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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