Tiago lives and breathes 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.
Annie is a master colorist and is a certified Goldwell Color Specialist. With over 30 years behind the chair if you can dream it, she can achieve it. She always remains “in the know” about current color trends and techniques. Annie 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 ever meet. Once you get in her chair you’ll never want to leave.
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.
Aaron 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.
Christine Otto “Otto”
Otto is a Goldwell Color Specialist and Master Colorist who has spent over 14 years honing her craft. Her skill set includes balayage, fashion shades, color correction and customized coloring. Otto believes that education is key, always furthering her knowledge by taking advantage of advanced education. As an In-demand and well respected north shore colorist Otto takes pride in her work, making sure each guest in her chair gets her complete undivided attention.
Josefa Silva “Jojo”
Jojo has had a passion for this industry for as long as she can remember. Immersed in hair salons at a young age she couldn’t wait until the day she would have a chair of her own. This led her to pursue cosmetology school and learn all that she could in order to make her dreams a reality. Jojo continues to expand her education, gaining knowledge anywhere she can find it. A well rounded stylist Jojo enjoys many aspects of the beauty industry, from creating beautiful blondes, to haircutting as well as makeup and formal styling for weddings, proms and events.
Jackie 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 Cosmetology School 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 learning as much as she can from her mentor, Annie, as well as helping the salon run as smoothly as possible.
Lauren’s passion for hair stems from her love of making people feel great about themselves. She joined the Hair Junkie family with the goal of one day working behind her own chair and used her drive and determination to make her dreams a reality. Laurens specialties include keratins, extensions, haircutting and long lasting blowouts. Her bubbly personality ensures that everyone who sits in her chair will not only get an amazing service but they will have fun along the way. Her main focus is to always continue learning and growing to be the best artist she can be. One day she hopes to use her knowledge, skills, and creativity to educate and inspire others by becoming a platform artist.
Rachelle is a 12 year industry veteran with an amazing skill set that includes advanced hair color, haircutting, styling and special occasion hair. She has won several awards for her skills. Her ultimate goal is making her guests feel great about themselves. Although she only joined Hair Junkie a little over a year ago she has already earned the title of “Salon Mother” due to her nurturing personality.
Tera joins Hair Junkie with over 6 years of salon experience. After she graduated from cosmetology school in NYC she spent years in the industry dedicated to perfecting her craft. She is excited to be able to apply her talent as a hair stylist to the guests at Hair Junkie. Tera loves getting to know her clients and places high priority on continuing education in order to provide excellent service.
Stephanie Rebecca Gross “Becca”
Becca has been passionate about all things beauty since a very young age. She received her makeup artist certification in 2015, and soon after realized she wanted to fully emerge herself into the cosmetology world. Becca has always loved the rewarding experience of making someone feel beautiful and wants to dedicate herself to doing just that. She graduated from Cosmetology School pursing her license and joined the Hair Junkie team as an assistant in September 2017.
Nicole’s passion lies in Makeup Artistry. She has been enthusiastically honing her skill since a very young age. Her expertise has brought her from representing ELF Cosmetics all the way to New York Fashion Week. A recent graduate of Long Island Beauty School, Nicole was thrilled to join the Hair Junkie team. She is looking towards an amazingly diverse career as a stylist as well as a Makeup Artist.
Lucy has been in the hair industry for over 10 years. 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.
Brittany has been a makeup fan for as long as she can remember. Trying out new looks with different colors of eyeshadows and lipsticks allows Brittany to embrace her inner fashionista. Working at Hair Junkie Brittany’s creativity has flourish. As an avid hula-hooper, Brittany has a dedicated online following for her Flow Arts which include dancing and tricks with hula hoops.