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 30-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 as a national artist for EVO Hair 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.
Megan first realized her love for makeup as a toddler sneaking into her moms glamourous makeup collection. At 19 she attended Makeup Designory and Christine Valmy in NYC to study beauty makeup, special effects, and esthetics. She then went on to work with a top makeup brand as an artist and moved her way up the corporate ladder. Megan joined Hair Junkie in 2014 and uses both her skills in management and makeup to run the salon smoothly.
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.
Mirsha is excited to join the HAIR JUNKIE family. With over 30 years of experience behind the chair, she specializes in haircutting and styling. Having trained with top leaders in both New York and California, her skills are of the highest industry standards. Mirsha’s friendly face may look familiar because she has worked along side Hair Junkie owners at top North Shore salons. Mirsha can’t wait to customize your next service for you!
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.
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.
Brittany has had a passion for beauty as long as she can remember. She loves to make people not only look great, but feel great as well. After graduation from Cosmetology school she quickly got to work learning as much as she could from her mentors in top Long Island Salons. Brittany joined the Hair Junkie team with drive and determination to be the best that she could be, learn as much as she can, and use her skills to truly make every guests experience special and memorable.
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.