Staff

 

Stacy Colatrella – Artistic Director / Owner

As the Artistic Director, I believe in our great educational program and strong creative team of stylists. We continue to build our successful business, and are proud to have been  the first all Natural & Organic Salon and Spa in New Jersey. Personally, I want us to take color to the extreme and have a technique of natural color like no other salon. I have extensive experience using Organic Color Systems, which is 100% ammonia free. This color line ensures that the hair is kept healthy and beautiful, while still covering grey and delivering color results that are vibrant.

In addition, I have received training in Vidal Sassoon, Jingles Advanced Cutting & Texturing,  Graham Webb and  Loreal and specialize in all facets of cutting and coloring.

– Certified Color Classes for Loreal, Wella & Tocco Magoco
– Certified Cutting and Color with Redken
– Certified for Formaldehyde-Free KeraGreen Keratin Treatment
– Certified in Organic Color Systems
– Certified in Up-dos and Wedding Styles

At Salon Botanique I hope to make a positive change in the industry by mastering and promoting the use of natural and organic products. It is important that we take responsibility for the environment and our health.

Jessie Ullman – Hair Designer

My passion and love for the beauty industry is deeply seeded in my passion and background in art. I bring the creativity I learned through art and channel it into my styling. Working in an organic and natural environment has opened up a new awareness for me about the importance of monitoring the products that we use on our bodies. Especially of interest to me are the products we use on our hair and skin. For that reason, I always make sure to be well informed on all of our products to guarantee that I customize them specifically to each client. I love my craft and am constantly learning new techniques to ensure that my clients receive the most current trend and cutting edge styles available. A few of my specialties include Balayage, Formaldehyde-free Keratin Treatments, curly cuts as well as a myriad of others.

I am certified in the following:

– Formaldehyde –Free KeraGreen Keratin Treatments
Organics Color Systems and Diva Curl Haircuts

I am trained in the following specialties:

Kevin Murphy, Sojourn, Graham Webb, Bio Ionic, Martin Parsons and many others.

Samantha Messenger – Hair Designer

I am a true believer in a natural and organic lifestyle: therefore my clients are my top priority in ensuring they receive only the best guidance for healthier hair and skin at Salon Botanique. As a new mom, my passion for this has grown even more and it is my hope that other moms choose a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their children including the products and services that I provide at Salon Botanique. Educated by Irvung Rusk and Elizabeth Arden, I am accomplished and creative when it comes to all facets of hair design. My specialties include, but are not limited to, curly haircuts and styles, bridal up-dos and I absolutely love make-up artistry! Men’s cuts and children’s cuts are also my strong suits.

My passion for continuing education in color classes and styling keeps me abreast of all of the latest trends occurring in the industry. My certification and extensive knowledge of Organic Color Systems guarantees that you will leave Salon Botanique with the healthiest and most beautiful hair possible. Organic Color Systems is 100% ammonia free, as opposed to other conventional color lines. I am also certified in the formaldehyde-free KeraGreen Keratin Treatment.

Valerie Harrison – Hair Designer

I have been a professional stylist for over 20 years and bring a distinctive aesthetic and fresh approach to draw out each client’s unique beauty. I love the process of transforming someone from start to finish and believe that great hair is the key to feeling beautiful.

Mastering expertise in cutting, coloring, styling and extensions, I am always on top of the trends and continue to train in advanced curly and straight hair cutting techniques. I am also skilled in up-dos and special occasion hairstyles. It is my personal goal to continue to grow and excel in my craft and to ultimately share all that I learn.

As a stylist I believe that patience, creativity and hard work all function together to produce a beautiful end result for my clients and a look that they can recreate at home.

Certifications: American Crew, Bumble and Bumble Academy, Devachan, Loreal Academy, TIGI Academy and Vidal Sassoon.

Jessie Fricke – Stylist

I have had a passion for the hair and beauty industry for as long as I can remember. In the time since receiving my Cosmetology license, I have mastered a wide range of hair techniques and have found my specialty in up-dos and various wedding hair styles. I place a very high value on listening to my clients needs and I always strive for limitless creativity.

I also embrace my passion by educating my clients on the products I use and teach them the benefits of using organic products.

I am dedicated to my trade and I am proud to be a contributing member to the Salon Botanique team.

Carolyn Tomecko  Junior-Stylist

I’ve spent my life being innovative with my own personal style and look. My passion for hair and makeup derives from understanding individuality and the element of being creative, on which I have always prided myself.  I perceive each client as a blank canvas and my goal has always been to create their own unique image of beauty.

Upon my admission to The Artistic Academy, I quickly recognized that I had correctly chosen my career. I became mesmerized with color application and my creativity for formulating color was taken to new levels during my training.  To further my education and provide clients with limitless options I am certified in Makeup Application.  This includes a broad spectrum of everyday application, bridal makeup, highlighting and contouring.

I am trained in the following:

Kevin Murphy Color.Me, Davines: A New Colour, Up-Dos & Wedding Styles, ALL makeup application, Flamboyage & Balayage, Cezzanne Keratin Treatments (formaldehyde free), certified Lakme colorist

 

Shaun DeGraw Junior – Stylist

My background begins in fashion and merchandising, and from there my interest began to grow into the role of hair and styling. Since the two go hand in hand, I decided to start my education at The Capri Institute. I treat each of my clients as an individual; knowing that no two people are the exactly the same, especially when it comes to style. I aspire to bring out the best in each client, and am confident that our organic and all natural products will provide them with an experience they won’t get anywhere else. Nothing is more satisfying in my trade then when someone is transformed into the best version of them. I look forward to daily challenges; whether it is a spur of the moment color change or a simple trim.  I have a thirst for knowledge and am always seeking to further my education. I attend bi-monthly classes that enable me to do exactly that and am always excited to prefect new techniques.

I am certified in the following:

Cezzanne Keratin Treatment (Formaldehyde Free), Kevin Murphy: Color.Me, Davines: A New New Colour/Flamboyage, Sunlights Balayage, Inhouse & Outside Cutting Techniques & Styles

Mayra Martinez – Assistant

Amy Kleinrock – Assistant

Leigh Centore – Assistant

Robin Keller – Front Desk

Dena Sela – Front Desk