Art of Hair, LLC

Where your hair is our Canvas

Art of Hair is a strong promoter of respecting the hair’s beauty and health by using the newest technology. The quaint but edgy, boutique salon located in Downtown Columbia strives on providing the best customer service, and finest products, as well as being Eco-conscious.  Ammonia- Free colors, lighteners, texture services, and even the formaldehyde-free smoothing system are put to their most creative tests.

This full service salon strives on excellence through professional development, and integrity.  The team of talented and continually educated professional hair designers caters specifically to each client’s unique style and personality. Art of Hair is dedicated to providing you 
with the utmost attention, courtesy, and level of service. 

Don't leave your appearance to just any salon; you deserve the best! 

My Art of Hair Mission is to create happiness and wellness, through an exciting and innovative environment where talent, and artistic quality can be expressed within hairstyles. 

Meet the Artists... Creative, elegant, contemporary, and stylish!

"We strive to provide the highest quality in service, products and education: by focusing on exceptional customer service, and vast knowledge of the trade." 

Jason M. 

Mens & Womens

Haircutting Specialist and Colorist

 Jason is truly passionate about the career he has chosen. It's his personal goal to be on top of the trends and always continue to grow and excel in his craft. He is experienced in the latest techniques, and is committed to a daily, relentless, and unstoppable pursuit ofexcellence in hair design.With over a decade of experience, Jason has become recognized as one of the top men’s stylists in Columbia, MO.His precision men’s cutting techniques focus on head shape, hairs texture, and even the involuntary movements  of the clients hands in their hair.After graduating from Jerry’s School of Hair Design in Columbia, MO, he continued his education by training with many different companies including Matrix, Vidal Sassoon, Rusk, American Crew, Redken, Schwarzkopf, & Farouk. Hair shows are another favorite source of inspiration, having participated at the resent Lake Escape at Lake of the Ozarks.Jason look forward to providing you with a modern, customized hair design that fits your individual life style.

Q: Who/What do you look to for inspiration?
        A: Movies. Music. Other Hairdressers.

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?
        A: Approachable, dressy, casual, comfortable, confident and professional.

Q: Why do you love hair and beauty?

A: I like getting to know new people and being a part of the tapestry in my community.

Maja J.

Owner and Master Colorist


A Professional Stylist for almost 15 years,Maja (Maya) uses hair as her canvas, always pushing the artistic boundaries of  hair color and cutting. She specializes in multi-dimensional color, grey-coverage(or blending), and textured cuts! SHE IS AN ARTIST! She has had a passion and love for beauty and hair since she was a little girl.
She attended one of the most prestigious Cosmetology Schools in the Midwest, SPECIALIST OF A TOTAL IMAGE! Her passion and dedication in the world of beauty has made a difference in many lives. Her greatest accomplishments in her field  are Educating, apprenticing , and running her own boutique salon, ART OF HAIR, from the age of 24. 
Maja sustains her creative edge through continued education. She is mastering her skills learning and training at Farouk Systems; the Advanced American Technology and their innovative products like Ammonia-Free Color, Lighteners and the illustrious CHI Iron allow her imagination to flow. Maja loved sharing her knowledge and experience as an Educator for Salon Professionals for 5 years.  Always ahead of the forever-changing world of fashion, Maja is a regular at exclusive, international hair shows and seminars all over the US, often in St. Louis, New York, Las Vegas, Chicago or Mexico. 
Maja is a strong promoter of respecting the hair’s integrity, beauty, and health: from the inside out. She will customize and individualize each color, cut and style to perfection. Her artistic mind and amazing touch make her clients coming back, even when they’ve moved out of state.

Q: What's your beauty specialty/niche?
   A: Color is my absolute favorite. I love all the new trends, and get inspired easily.There are so many choices, so much creativity! I feel like a mad scientist when formulating the color shades and tones, and like a true artist when picking the pattern for each person’s face shape. I do believe that every great color needs a complementing hair cut.  I love to customize each and every client's color and cut to their individual style. Razor hair cutting is something I really enjoy too.          

Q: How would your clients describe you and your style?                              
   A: My clients would say I am ever-changing my style and look. I like to keep up with the latest trends but add my own retro look to everything and make it mine!

Q: What do you like best about being a hairstylist?
   A: I love the interaction I get with people on a daily basis. I like giving back to the industry, and sharing my knowledge. I love the feeling that I get when I know I've made someone feel really good about them selves. If someone comes to me not having the best day or week, I guarantee they will have their spirits up when they leave my chair!                          

Maja's Mission