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
Silvia’s career in hair design began in her native home of Civitanova Marche, Italy. In pursuit of excellence she entrenched herself in education from Cortina, Florence & Milan, finally opening her own salon on the outskirts of Rome before moving to New York City. In Silvia’s 20 year journey in the beauty industry, she studied the latest trends through TIGI, DAVINES,TONY&GUY and ROSSANO FERRETTI. Silvia’s expertise ranges from hair cutting, styling as well all facets of color. With an artistic eye for beauty and a passion for education, Silvia taps into the style and energy of each one of of her clients to create the perfect look.
Education: Toni& Guy, TIGI, Davines & Rossano Ferretti
Speciality: Haircuts, Styling, Color & Extensions
Favorite Quote: Tutti hanno bisogno della bellezza così come del pane, di posti per giocare e posti per pregare, dove la natura può curare e dare forza al corpo e all’anima” – John Muir
Education: Goldwell, Aveda, Toni&Guy, Paul Mitchel and Great Lengths
Specialty: Cut, Barbering, Color, Extensions and Bridal
Favorite Quote: "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself" Coco Chanel
"Jess has an eye for creating anything from natural looking highlights and complimentary tones to funky fashion colors that will surely give your hair lots of shine and shimmer. Before you leave, she makes certain that you know how to maintain your hair at home with hints and tips to keep it looking its best between appointments"
Specialty: Color, Haircuts, Artistic Hair color
Education: Bumble and bumble, Toni&Guy, Goldwell, Redken, Matrix Urban Art
Favorite Quote: " Live by the sun, Love by the moon"
Specialty: Haircuts, Styling & education
Favorite Quote: “I’m going to make Everything around me beautiful- that will be my life” -Elise De Wolfe
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
Gianna Corrao is a Jersey City based freelance Hairstylist, specializing in Haircutting, Bridal and Editorial styling.
Before leaving the salon environment in 2015, Gianna worked as a Network Educator for Bumble and Bumble, trained with Vidal Sassoon Academy, and is most locally recognizable as the previous Haircutting Specialist of another Downtown Jersey City Salon.
Since leaving the salon, after 10 years behind the chair, Gianna has continued her career cutting hair privately, styling hair for celebrity clients, working editorial campaigns and commercials, as well as glamming brides on their wedding day!
Gianna’s work has been featured in Brides magazine, television commercials, and numerous lifestyle blogs. She is now making her return to OUR SALON every Sunday 3-10, and welcomes you all in for a cut, style or even just to say hello!
Check out her instagram @giannacorrao for what’s to come and some photos of her work.