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img_6796Michelle’s Staff is a dedicated team working together to give clients a unique salon experience.

We are highly trained and passionate about continuing education in all avenues of the beauty industry to give you the best possible results. From your highlights to your toe polish, we have a professional artist to accommodate your every need. And a relaxing salon atmosphere with superior customer service From product knowledge to product technology, we can update your classic look or undulge you with the latest trends!

Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward

Owner/Stylist

I have been a stylist for 30 years, and a salon owner for 26 years. With endless family support and an amazing staff, Michelle’s Full service Salon has been growing strong for 20 plus years. Whether it is a cut & color, product knowledge, or salon technology class, I embrace change and I am up for the challenge! I am passionate about the constant education this industry offers. By staying current with all the latest trends for both men and women, my goal is to deliver the best salon experience possible. It’s so satisfying to have a positive influence on how a person feels about themselves by simply changing their appearance. I enjoy providing a relaxing, healthy, and welcoming environment for my staff as well as our clientele.

Frank Miraglia

Frank Miraglia

Stylist

In 1960, I made the choice to become a hairdresser. I went to NYC and registered with Hollywood Beauty School. It took a year and a half before I had my first experience in the salon “House of Richard” in NYC. In those days, the industry was focused on dressing the hair with flips, french twists, etc. and a haircut was considered secondary. With the arrival of Vidal Sassoon, the haircut became vital
Today for me, the haircut is the most important. A good haircut is a sculpture. A woman with a good haircut can get a perm, color, highlights or streaks because she feels secure with the foundation.
My passion is to see a woman happy. When you make a woman happy … you are a winner!

Dawn Moore

Dawn Moore

Make-up Artist/Lash Specialist/Receptionist

I have worked in the beauty industry for 25 years. I started with Prescriptive Cosmetics and then worked for Clinique and Dior. Learning foundation matching and blending, skin care and of course all eye makeup techniques. I was also fortunate to own and run a salon for 10 years.
Applying cosmetics and teaching women how to enhance their natural beauty using different techniques is what I love to do.
I enjoy working with the public. Meeting and greeting the customers as well as the camaraderie of the staff which makes work a pleasure. My passion is making women feel beautiful at every age by using my expertise in makeup application.

Peggy Zubalsky

Peggy Zubalsky

Stylist

I graduated in1968 from hairdressing school in New Hampshire. I then attended years of advanced education in all area’s of cosmetology such as color, cutting, styling and management. I’ve worked as a stylist and in management in New Hampshire, Vermont and New Jersey. I joined the team at Michelle’s 10 years ago and have loved it ever since
I specialize in cutting. It’s especially exciting for me to make over someone who goes from long to short hair.
I love having the opportunity to create a pleasing image for my customers using my artistic skills and years of experience .while also connecting with them on a personal level .I’m fortunate to work with clients who I consider friends and also co-workers who are my friends. No other profession offers that kind of personal connection, it has provided years of satisfaction.

Nicole DiVita

Nicole DiVita

Stylist

I have over 20 years experience. My training includes Wella and Aveda Color. I am continually learning the latest trends in color, cutting and formal styling.
Product knowledge is very important for me to share with my clients in order to keep color and style fresh
Color has always been my passion and it comes very natural to me. I enjoy making changes to my client’s hair color. Modern and trendy color is very exciting to me, as it gives me the opportunity to use all of my skills.
I am very passionate about using my creative ability. It is very rewarding for both my client and I.

Sophie Leja

Sophie Leja

Stylist

I am a creative hairstylist with over 15 years salon experience with the ability to make clients feel at ease and interpret their desires. I have certifications from Wella, The Doves, as well as Nick Arrojo.in state-of-the-art styling techniques using creativity and knowledge of trends. Having attended the School of Art in Poland, my artistic background helps me use my creativity as well as knowledge of latest trends, which helps me create styles that best suit my clients. My specialties include, but are not limited to Coloring, foiling, balayage, updos and razor cutting. I like to make other people feel good about themselves. My passion is to bring out the beauty in every client I see. I truly think everyone is beautiful!
I consider myself a people person and I like to make other people feel good about themselves. I truly think EVERYONE is beautiful. My passion is to bring out the beauty in every client is see.

Luann Ferrari

Luann Ferrari

Stylist

Michelle & Paul made the mistake letting me in the door 13 years ago, and I have since refused to leave! I had worked for another salon for 23 years and left when they closed. It was a great experience and now I am even happier at Michelle’s. Over the years, I’ve taken many color classes with Aveda, which is my preferred product line, Wella , Clairol and others. I was on the R&D team for Clairol for some time. I feel one of my strong suits is doing color – be it covering grey, corrective work or highlights. I also specialize in taking care of the weekly needs of mature clients with severe thinning issues. I can make 3 hairs look like 5 with a style that lasts a week. I am a people person and enjoy interacting with my clients who over the years have become like family. Hairstylists have the opportunity to create, on a daily basis, works of art through a form of sculpture and color. We get paid to create this art while making people look and feel good about themselves.

Suzanne Hein

Suzanne Hein

Manicurist/Receptionist

I have been doing nails, pedicures, waxing and makeup for 25 years. I’ve worked side by side with Bobbi Brown, and Jeanine Lobell, the creator of Stila as a make-up artist. I have also worked for Dior. I enjoy taking classes and learning the newest trends.
Brow shaping, waxing, natural manicures, pedicure and make-up application are my specialties.
Staying on top of the trends allows to provide the perfect make-up application for any “special occasion. I love to transform clients! With our Youngblood Mineral make-up I can do just that!

Susanne Andres

Susanne Andres

Stylist/Make-up Artist

I’ve been a hairstylist and makeup artist for over 30 years. I have attended countless class and schools over the years , including the Aveda Institute of New York. Studying make-up with Sonia Kashuk inspired me greatly. Special Occasion Hair and Make-up gives me the opportunity to show off my best work. I love to work with people and help them realize how beautiful they are, while giving them the confidence to reach their true potential is so rewarding to me. It’s a great feeling when you know when you have helped someone feel truly beautiful.

Michele Frey

Michele Frey

Stylist

I have over 25 years working at Michelle’s at this location and as well as her first salon. For the first couple of years, I worked side by side with Michelle as she shared her expertise in cutting and coloring. Over the years we have gone from high level cutting and coloring at Wella’s Schools to in house classes.
I really enjoy cutting and updos, It gives me a chance to be very creative and show off my expertise. Coloring has also been another way to have a lot of fun in the salon. We use Wella Color which is a top line that allows us to branch out and give clients the color best suited for them.
I have enjoyed this business for all these years because I love getting to know my clients. They’re wants and needs are the most important aspects to me. I enjoy the relationship I make with all the clients in the salon. It’s all about creating a good vibe and experience for them.

Alissa Burke

Alissa Burke

Stylist/Make-up Artist

Being in this business for over 25 years has given me experience in every aspect of the beauty industry. Continuing education has been an important part of my career allowing me to stay on top of all the latest trends which ensures that my clients will have the best results. Having been an educator for major color companies gave me the ability to expand my knowledge of color and cutting.
I love all areas of this profession, from Keratin Treatment, precision cutting, and also make- up. However, if I had to choose, color is the most exciting. I love a good challenge – corrective color is it!
I would have to say I am in this business to make people feel and look good. My passion is being the best I can be, continually learning and having all of my clients satisfied at the end of the day. It’s not just a job – it’s a passion!

Marta Iszczek

Marta Iszczek

Stylist/Make-up Artist

I graduated from beauty school in 2002. I started working for Michelle’s while I was still in school and never left. Since I became a hairstylist I did not stop exploring. I was trained by the best Wella educators and artists. As well Nick Arrojo. I enjoy following all the latest trends, and education allows me to do that, it gives me a strong foundation. I have attend classes for razor cutting, Keratin
Treatments, hair extensions, make-up and waxing. Color is definitely one of my specialties, combined with my cutting expertise, I can create fresh new looks for my clients.
My positive energy and attitude, combined with my 14 years of experience helps me maintain my absolutely wonderful clientele. I’m always open for new experiences and challenges. I’m a people person and am so happy that by doing what I love can change a person’s look and sometimes even change their life!

Melissa Santina

Melissa Santina

Manicurist

I have been working for over 20 years as a nail technician. I owned my own salon for ten of those years and have advanced training in light concept nails and gel polish. I also have 20+ years of experience in waxing. My specialties are eyebrow waxing and shaping, light concept nails, and gel polish. My favorite part of being in this industry is meeting new people and forming relationships with them. I enjoy making them happy by making their hands and toes look beautiful!

Marzena Rycyk

Marzena Rycyk

Stylist

I have been doing hair my entire life. Starting in Poland, continuing for a few years in Canada and then finally landing in New Jersey. I’ve had my license for over 17 years and have worked exclusively at Michelle’s Hair Salon. I’ve trained under Sonia and Christopher Dove, Nick Arroyo and have taken many Wella and Alphaparf courses. To stay current, I also enjoy our regular in salon classes as well.
If I had to pick one specialty, I would have to choose color. I am able to consult with clients and help them change a look to meet their current needs and desires. Whether it is to look younger, more professional, or most often, just a quick pick me up, I am able to use my color knowledge to choose the right product to achieve a natural and complimentary look.
I am in this business because I enjoy helping people feel good about themselves. I find that the quickest confidence boost is a change in a hairstyle. I love the way a new hairstyle can change a person’s mood and the way they carry themselves. I have been fortunate enough to be given a gift where I can connect with people and affect their lives in a positive way.

Jami Gambi

Jami Gambi

Manicurist/Makeup-Artist

I have been in the beauty industry for 9 years, I studied at Capri Cosmetology School and further studied at Advance Make up Artistry. I have advanced training in Light Concept Nails and Gel Polish as well as waxing and brow shaping. I also enjoy giving my clients a relaxing pedicure as well.
I enjoy being a make up artist first and foremost because I love to help women feel beautiful.
. I I have grown up and worked about the beauty industry since I was 8 years old. Over the years I fell in love with the creative and artistic outlet the profession allowed me to have while making someone feel beautiful. I have a passion for making women feel and look their best!

Elaine Muller

Elaine Muller

Esthetician

I have been in the beauty industry for 10 years. I am certified in reflexology, and have medical esthetic experience as well. My specialties are deep cleansing facials, glycolic peels, microdermabrasion services. I enjoy working with client’s skin. It is important to educate them on how to enhance and then maintain their natural glow. True beauty starts with a foundation.