Jeff Stump always had a passion for fashion, art, architecture and building with his hands, which led him into the hair industry, where he could put that creative streak to work, eventually founding Artkiteks by Jeff Stump. A California native, Jeff began his journey apprenticing at 19 years old, quickly working his way up the ladder to work as an educator for prominent color companies, as well as a stylist on high profile photoshoots, and as a speaker at major trade shows all over the United States. In 2012, he took a leap of faith and opened his first salon in Costa Mesa, Calif. Almost five years later, Artkiteks is now renowned for the creation of signature styles and its beautiful aesthetic, blurring the lines between classic and progressive hairstyling techniques, while always drawing from Jeff’s initial inspiration by art, fashion and architecture.
Basing his approach to hair on the minimalism movement, he practices fundamental principles of primary shapes and reference points on the head, creating looks that are balanced and fluid. His signature cuts and styles are fashion-forward, and have been seen on notable bands, including Shiny Tony Guns and New Year’s Day. Jeff is on the forefront of future trends, while always remaining true to classic style.