All for the Love of Beauty
Salon owner and manager, has been destined to be in the beauty business as she comes from a long line of accomplished hair dressers and salon owners. After working with many color giants, I was introduced to Joico through Stephanie Baxter 15 years ago and it has changed my color life forever. The color we use is made with human hair keratin, a structural protein found in each Joico product. From New York City to Los Angeles, hair professionals such as Beth Minardi and George Papanikolas prefer Joico products for their clients. My greatest accomplishment within the beauty industry was my advanced training at Vidal Sassoon in South Beach, Florida. I trained with Paul Mitchell in dressing hair as well as, Aquage for refined bridal up-dos. Most recently, Salon DP LoRana website was picked by the Nick Arrojo Salon in New York City for an opportunity to be an ambassador for their company. I was also given the privilege to spend the day with Nick Arrojo and his amazing, talented team observing their creativity and how the salon operates. "Our goal here is to introduce you to our amazing and talented team. We at Salon DP LoRana want to offer you the opportunity to transform you and your hair by using our advanced color and cutting techniques. So, come experience the comfort of being greeted by a friendly staff and have a relaxing cup of coffee. Let us pamper you for the day and give you the chance to have healthy hair care forever.
My journey with my career began three generations before me, alongside ten others in my family; I knew I was destined to do this in life. After growing up and sweeping the floors of my mother's hair salon, I went off to beauty school and made it official. Thereafter, I gained my mentor-- a head educator for Joico International-- who influenced the development of my passion for technique and transformation. After attending many one-on-one training sessions and professional experiences such as hair shows, photoshoots and servicing everyday clientele, I finally understood my position and 'chair'. Moreover, I went on to creating and enjoying my own, personal craft. A few years later, I had the opportunity to take my career west to beautiful, sunny San Diego where I became a master stylist in the world-renowned Beauty Kliniek Aromatherapy Day Spa. As luck would have it, this native Jersey girl ventured back east to the roots of love-- the Garden State-- to embrace the support of where it all began. My passion in the field has been profoundly enhanced leading to my long term goal of caring for my clients, from providing blow-dry styles for every occasion to applying a corrective color and cut. I look forward to meeting and sharing my gift of knowledge with you but mostly making you look your ultimate best!
Jillian joined the Salon DP Lorana team almost a three years ago, her personality is contagious, and she is always smiling! Her love for the beauty industry started from childhood and now is fueled by making people look and feel their best. Jillian will personalize each cut and color to best suit her client's desired look. Her passions for cutting and foiling techniques are exceptional. Jillian's love for education shines through as she has trained with our salon team and Artistic Colorist Chad from Joico, for a 3-Day Color and Cut technique class. As well as attending classes with other seasoned Joico stylists here at our salon, Jillian was educated on the newest trends and our new ammonia-free color line. Another one of Jillian's amazing talents is her barbering skills. She is an expert in men's cuts, ranging from clipper work, fades, Mohawks, and everything in between! Jillian has a wonderful following of clientele who have been faithful and adore her as we do; we are blessed to have her on our Salon DP Lorana team.
Salon DP Lorana is proud to welcome Linda Rodriguez to its family of excellent hair car and beauty specialists. Linda is the former owner of Color Zone of Milltown. She is a certified master colorist with over 20 years of experience. She has an artist's eye for blending color and honed her techniques at Clairol as a color analyst and as a color educator for Wella Corporation. Linda trained at Vidal Sassoon South Beach, Santa Monica and Pivot Point, Chicago. She prides herself on keeping her clients hair not just beautifully colored and styled but also healthy and vibrant. Linda delights in being able to offer healthy hair renewal services that include the latest in formaldehyde free keratin applications, nourishing shine and volumizing treatments. She also is an expert in all phases of wig care including coloring and styling. Linda's second passion id skin care. Every year she attends the Repechage International Congress to network with other industry professionals and to keep abreast of the latest in skin care health and wellness trends. As a skilled esthetician she performs a full range of services from partial to complete body waxing ad full or mini facials featuring Repechage, "beauty from the sea" skin care line. Linda is continually building on her extensive knowledge base of the latest innovations in hair repair and reconstruction and generously shares her treasure trove of expertise with her clients. Linda also likes to volunteer her time with the American Cancer Society as well as the Look Good Feel Better Programs.
Amanda is a graduate of The Salon Professional Academy and has additional advanced education through Redken artists. With 9 years experience as a stylist , she specializes in Hot Heads extensions and fashion vivid coloring services. At an early age, she turned her love and passion for the beauty industry into a career and lifestyle.
Happy to be apart of the Salon DP Lorana family for 4 years , where she has obtained advanced Joico education with master platform artists and educators. Amanda excels at creating rich dimensional color and easy to manage haircuts to fit her clients needs, all while using healthy hair techniques to preserve the integrity of the hair. She showcases a lot of her talent on the salon's social media platforms, which highlights her amazing color techniques. Her vision is achieving current, trendy looks that make clients feel beautiful.
Kelly has had a passion for the hair and beauty industry for the past 4 years. Within that time she has been striving to perfect her craft from multi-dimensional highlights to finding the perfect cut for you. She takes great joy and places high value on her clients input, understanding their needs, as well as being respectful of their hair.Kelly believes in continual education, staying at the leading edge of her field by attending numerous hands on classes with seasoned Joico stylists such as Brandon Corbitt and Salon DP Lorana's own Donna Mclaughlin to name a few. "One of the greatest feelings is knowing that I made someone's day just by doing what I love"
I've always had a passion for hair and makeup. I loved watching the creativity and transformability within the field, viewing it less as a profession and more, a form of artistic expression. This led me to eventually be in this field of art. I have done extensive training with leading educators Joico & Iso, who are consistent in keeping current with the trends for cut, color, and foiling techniques. My educational history also includes advanced training in the ombré, balayage and color with celebrity hairstylist George Papanikolas. In pursuing more creativity and art, I like to cultivate my education and refine my skills by attending classes held by other master stylists with different affiliations. I also like to donate my time to help various organizations and charities such as Ronald McDonald House. I am certified in utilizing Ricci products and the "Ricci cut"- aimed toward optimizing the look of curly hair- as well as, the Brazilian Blowout and Simply Smooth keratin systems. My additional certifications include working with keratin-infused La Bella hair extensions, compressed, tape-in hair extensions and making customizable clip-ins. I am also known for my innovative, romantic bridal hair and makeup. In addition to being skilled in color corrections, I have also perfected my own technique of creating a custom color that enhances my clients physical features while maintaining brilliance and shine to the hair. I use advanced techniques in cutting long hair, giving movement and shape and apply a similar concept with more edgy, technical short cuts. But really, the most important part to me is my relationship with my clients. One of the best things in this field is the ability to meet a wide range of people and be an integral part of their lives. A returning client or new, I want them to feel beautiful, tended to, cared for, heard and relaxed. I always look forward to each new client. My inspiration and approach are kept fresh by attending shows and classes given by Joico as well as, Martin Parsons, Aquage, Matrix and other talented artists."