Kitty's main focus behind the chair is the relationship she has with her clients and their hair. She feels that the most important factors are communication and education. Although Kitty loves styling from season to season and mastering current trends, she is dedicated to delivering what looks and feels best for each client. Kitty received most of her training from Aveda, even went on to become an Aveda Educator then embarked on developing a product line "LaKoet" that has become a true labor of love. Kitty has been behind the chair for over a decade, experiencing many facets of the hair culture, she decided to committed her self fully to her love for hair and her passion for her brand and decided to open LaKoet Salon.
Specialty: Cut, Color, Curly hair & Certified healthy hair practitioner
Education: Aveda Academy, Davines, Goldwell, Sassoon Academy, Rusk
“There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us
and produce miraculous results.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Jillian LeDonne is a creative colorist with an emphasis on creative. From ombres to sombres, highlights to lowlights, her intuitive eye for color and meticulous technique has her clients turning heads. An Aveda Institute graduate, Jillian honed her craft in top NYC salons and extended her resume to editorial work, fashion shows and television. Her specialties include balayage, color correction and keratin treatments. With a personalized approach to hair, every clients color is one-of-a-kind; just like her.
Specialty: Balayage, Keratin Treatments
Education: Aveda, Wella, L'Oreal
Favorite Quote: "Everything has beauty, but not everyone see it" - Confucius
Elena’s first and longest lasting passion is hair. She likes to bring her warm and relaxed nature, honest and authentic communication, and killer hair skills all together for a great client experience. A former educator for Pureology, and with over 9 years experience, Elena is obsessed with bringing hair styling knowledge and confidence to the masses- one head at a time.
Specialty: Cut, Styling, Bridal
Education: Redken, Pureology
Favorite quote: “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” -Coco Chanel
Inspired by everything from vintage to super modern looks, Robin is all around beauty enthusiast. After working at salons in Delaware at a very young age she moved to New Jersey and attended a Paul Mitchell partner school. It was in school that her love for hair flourished. With a strong passion for color, including rich brunettes, beautiful blondes and robust reds, Robin loves using her artistic eye and charm to create custom styles that complement each individual and help define their natural beauty and inner confidence, connecting with her clients through her craft is the most rewarding part of this industry.
Specialty: Color, Blowdrys, Formal hair
Education: Paul Mitchell, Redken
Favorite Quote: "To me beauty is looks you can never forget" John Waters
Don't let the youthful rock and roll appearance of Christine Keller take you by surprise! Christine has been serving her clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for over sixteen years and is highly adept in cultivating modern hairstyles. Christine's inspiration is derived from current fashion, fine art, and from the various institutions (Goldwell and Paul Mitchell to name a few) which have helped her to develop her skilled painter-esque techniques. Christine has also been a Goldwell educator for over 10 years and is certified in Great length Extensions.
Education: Goldwell, Aveda, Toni and guy, Paul Mitchel and Great Lengths
Specialty: Cut, Barbering, Color, Extensions and BridalFavorite Quote: "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself" Coco Chanel
Charles found his natural talents as an artist when he was just 10 years old. At the early age of 14 Charles started cutting hair for family and friends. In fact his 8th grade career assessment said that he would be a beautician. Years later he used these talents to earn money while attaining a B.A. from the University of Central Florida. After graduation he worked in management and the education fields.... all while doing hair part time. He realized his calling as a hairstylist and earned his cosmetology license. Since then he has worked as an artistic director for Tony & Guy, and educator /platform artists for Obliphic, Peter Coppola, and Twin Turbo. He as also worked alongside and trained by some of top artists in the industry. Artists such as Sacha Quarles, Phillp Wolff, Laurent Dufourg, and Shannon King to name a few. Charles is well trained in all textures of hair and has over 29 years of experience in the beauty industry.
Education: Tony & Guy, Obliphic, Coppola & Wella
Specialty: Cut, Color, Barbering and Curly Hair
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Gianna Corrao is a Jersey City based freelance hairstylist who typically travels throughout the US for work.
In the past, Gianna was a network educator for Bumble and Bumble, trained with Vidal Sassoon Academy, and is most locally recognizable as a Haircutting Specialist and Educator in Jersey City.
Since leaving the salon environment in 2015, Gianna has continued her career, specializing in haircutting, celebrity hairstyling, editorial and commercial work as well as weddings.
You can see her work in Brides magazine, on television commercials, lifestyle blogs or follow her Instagram @giannacorrao for recent work and whats coming next.
Specialty: Cut, Styling and Bridal
Education: Bumble and Bumble, Vidal Sassoon Academy and Aveda
Favorite Quote: "In order to find peace you must say no to anything or anyone
who doesn't deserve a yes" -r.h. Sin
At LaKoet Salon our primary focus is to ensure our clients have a wonderful experience. With our "new talent ", we not only educate within we also continue education by coaching them through their interaction with their guests. This ensures that the work we provide leaves the client satisfied while allowing the stylist to perfect their craft .
Our New Talent will be under the supervision of one of LaKoet Salon's instructors
New Talent stylist
Nancy is a lover of all things natural, especially when it comes to hair and beauty. A Jersey city native, she has an artistic yet diverse eye when creating looks for her clients. Her surroundings reflect in her style, which ranges from sexy and chic to effortless and modern. Nancy is passionate about healthy hair, her specialty is raising damaged hair back to life with her specific hair healing technique. If you are craving a new look or some TLC for your locks, treat yourself to the Nancy experience (you'll be so happy you did!)
Specialty: Cut, Style, Relaxers, Straighteners & Certified Healthy hair practitioner
Education: Keratin complex, Rush
Favorite Quote: "Her Intuition was her favorite superpower"... Anonymous
My main approach to makeup is to listen to my clients and keep who they are in mind. Embracing their natural beauty and just polishing them up for that special event so they can be the very best version of themselves. Skincare has always been my passion and a huge part of what I do. The proper skincare can change both the persons skin and the overall appearance of their makeup. Whether it's going out for drinks with your friends or your big day, you deserve nothing less than to look and feel beautiful. There is something beautiful about everyone.
Specialty: Bridal/Special Occasion makeup, airbrush makeup, eye lashes and skincare
Education: MAC Cosmetics,Smashbox and Laura Mercier
Favorite Quote: Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it ... -R.H. Sin