650A Willis Ave, Williston Park, NY 11596  |  (516) 747-1112  | 

About Us

Tiago Silva | Master Stylist

Tiago Silva lives, breathes, and eats (literally) all things hair. He has been the driving force in the creation of Hair Junkie. He has established himself as a sought-after stylist on the north shore. He has added editorial work and fashion shows to his creative credits. Never one to sit back, he progresses with ongoing education. He believes an artist needs to continually grow. A perfectionist by nature, all his clientele leave Hair Junkie feeling beautiful, pampered and listened to.

Karen Cunningham | Master Stylist

A proud owner of Hair Junkie Salon. As a 27-year veteran in the industry, Karen's mantra has always been "Education is your key to artistic freedom". So it was only natural for her to become an educator in the profession she's so passionate about. "Working for the KMS California artistic team is a dream realized for me" Her skill set includes customized haircutting, styling, up styling, and hair coloring, Dedication, determination, and passion are paramount in making her career what it is today. Always looking to expand her horizons, Karen has won a number of industry accolades, working as a NY Fashion week stylist, and creative director and lead stylist of many productions and photo shoots. Along with an incredible journey of working behind the chair, Karen constantly aims to perfect her craft acquiring diverse experience within and outside the industry.

Annie Depippo | Master Stylist

Annie Depippo is Hair Junkie's own master colorist and is a certified Goldwell Specialist. With over 27 years behind the chair there is nothing she can't create. The dream to build a salon of her own has finally become a reality. She always remains "in the know" about current color trends and techniques. She has traveled worldwide to gather her extensive knowledge and takes great joy in providing her clientele with the ultimate experience. One of the friendliest, most creative people you'll meet. Once you get in her chair you'll never want to leave.

Aaron Judge | Salon Coordinator / Digital Director

Aaron Judge graduated from cosmetology school in 2007 and quickly realized his passion was to coordinate a salon, making the day run as smooth as possible and working as liaison between client and stylist. Aaron takes pride in his work and is always here to welcome you with a friendly smile and cater to your needs. With a thirst for all things “beauty” Aaron surfs the web and studies the streets to stay on top of the latest trends in hair, makeup, and fashion. He looks forward to your phone calls and can’t wait to book your next appointment.

Nicolette Bearese | Creative Stylist

Nicolette Bearese is a stylist who has been in the industry for 4 years prior to joining the Hair Junkie team. She understood from an early age that hair isn't just an accessory but the key to feeling good. She receives praise from the community for her beautiful and meticulous work. She prides herself on being current with trends. She also loves to focus on continuing her education. She loves hair and feels incredibly blessed that she has found a profession that allows her to do what she does best!

Dee Marie | Creative Stylist / Make-Up Artist

Dee Marie received her cosmetology license in 2005 and has been working in the industry for over 8 years. Her mission is to be on the cutting edge of the beauty industry and to provide all of her clients with the most up to date trends. Upon her formal education in hairdressing Dee also trained with elite educators in make-up and hair extensions. Her deep love for hair styling was solidified once she began creating various looks for hair shows. Her goal is to continue growing and excelling in her craft.

Megan Wrigley | Salon Coordinator / Make-Up Artist

Megan Wrigley graduated Makeup Designory in 2010 and has been working her way through the beauty industry ever since. She quickly excelled working in New York City as an advanced makeup artist and manger for one of the largest cosmetics brands in the industry. She joined the Hair Junkie team in November 2014 and uses her strength in management to help coordinate and run the salon floor to ensure the best experience for each client. Megan is currently continuing her education this year attending school to get her license in advanced skin care & aesthetics.

Jesse Kemp | Creative Colorist

Jesse Kemp graduated from cosmetology school in 2012 and began her journey at Hair Junkie with a strong passion for learning and continuing refinement of her craft as a colorist. In addition to in-salon training, she also understands that there is no limit to the amount of education and new techniques available to her in the industry. She is determined to stay on top of new trends as they come. Her go-getter approach has allowed her to grow as she works towards becoming a colorist at Hair Junkie.

Jackie Graf | Apprentice

Jackie Graf has had a passion for hair for as long as she can remember. She grew up surrounded by family members who were in the industry. This led to an early fascination about all things hair. She graduated from the Paul Mitchell Academy in the spring of 2010 and secured a job assisting Master Colorist Annie for 3 years before Hair Junkie opened. Jackie made it a point to work hard and learn as much as she could, not only about hair but also about customer service to ensure that every guest has the full Hair Junkie experience. Jackie’s passion is in hair coloring, learning as much as she can from her mentor as well as taking advanced education classes to expand her knowledge and perfect her craft.

Stephanie Goncalves | Apprentice

Stephanie's passion for hair started at a young age. She loved the upbeat, high energy atmosphere and knew being a stylist was in her future. After graduating Brittany Beauty School, she found her fit at Hair Junkie as an apprentice where she could assist and perfect her techniques. She's passionate about the education she receives at Hair Junkie to further her craft. What she enjoys most about styling hair is making clients' days by adding a little extra pep in their step. She is down to earth and easy to talk to, making each guest that sits in a chair feel comfortable and relaxed.

Lucy Sousa | Apprentice

Lucy Sousa has been in the hair industry for over 8 years, working at different salons on long island. What started out as a second job quickly grew into her passion and she has never been happier than working here, at Hair Junkie. Always committed to providing the best customer service Lucy strives to go above and beyond to please. Attending Goldwell and KMS events has always been an exciting form of inspiration for Lucy. She has then been able to take this education and assist at hair shows and events across long island. Lucy is proud to join the Hair Junkie team.

Josefa Silva | Apprentice

Josefa Silva's passion for this industry started at a young age. As she grew older her talents developed and she started to experiment with her own hair. This led her to continue her education in cosmetology school, leaning the skills of the trade. Josefa enjoys all she is learning at Hair Junkie and loves to expand her knowledge. Always willing to offer a friendly helping hand she is delighted to call Hair Junkie her home.

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