Staff


Kiersten Motz / Stylist

IMG_0348Kiersten’s recent travels have brought her to styling hair in New York Fashion Week, touring around the country teaching, and also styling hair for some of NYC top photographers. She is a photo trained sessions artist, Redken Artist , and Tearsheet Artist. Planning your wedding day? As a photo trained sessions artist Kiersten is your go to girl for onsite and on location bridal styling. She has the knowledge to make sure your hair is perfect both in person and in photo!Kiersten not only has a passion for styling but also balayage! If you are looking for a top balayage specialist, you have come to the right place. To see her look book follow her on Instagram @beautybykmotz. Her knowledge of color will take your look to the next level!Whether its to work on a look for your big day, add length , or transform your color Kiersten invites you to come in and schedule your complimentary consultation!

#balayage #babylights #teasylights #blonde #bride #njbride #njhairsalon #njstylist #njbalayage #safesalon  @beautybykmotz

Shana Gordon / Stylist

0221180911_HDRShana has been with Ultima for 15+ years. She is a certified Redken colorist who loves to share her passion for color and color correction. Shana also specializes in men’s styling, over all change and takes great pride in her Bridal work. She also loves to do make up and up styling. In 2017 she received the Ouidad certification award!! Check out her instagram @styles_by_shanag

#balayage #colorspecialist #curlyhair #longhair #redhair #safesalon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzy Miller / Stylist

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Level 4a with 24 years experience in Cosmetology, 22 of those here at the Ultima! Over the past 22 years I have grown with the Ultima through in salon training and various training at the Redken exchange, Martin Parsons, Ouidad, RARE NYC, and personally along side of Ruth Roche an industry icon. Percision haircutting and classic looks are my foundation. Throughout the years I find my continued passion in my guests and my continuing education. After traveling across the states working with Ruth and RARE at educational events I became a REDKEN Certified Colorist. Color correction and finding the best suitable color for my client is a passion of mine. Along with my educational background I find listening and collaborating with my guests helps me to achieve the goals that we are seeking. Most recently I became a Ouidad Certified Stylist. I have a great understanding of curly/textured hair and love to see my fellow curly girls proud of their beautiful locks!
#haircolorist #invertedbob #redcopperhair #ouidadspecialist #Redkencertified #balayage #safesalon

 

 

Alishia O’Donnel / Nail Technician

AlishaA Graduate of The Cutting Edge academy of Ledge wood, NJ in June 2012.  Since graduating Alisha has continued growing her skills in manicure and pedicure as well as Shellac and Nail Harmony Gelish Products Manicures. When It comes to nail art her mind goes exploring. You can think of anything and she will learn it until she tops it off better. In Addition to her Hot Stone Foot and Leg Massage and reflexology is a huge interest to her. Alisha is a team player with always has a helping hand. She is attentive and always eager to continue learning and expanding her education to provide clients the most desirable and diligent nail care services. Find her @alishaodnails on instagram!

#NailTech #Nails #AcrylicNails #GelNails #NailExtensions #NailArt #NailDesigns #GelPolish #NailArtist #Manicures #Pedicures #GlitterNails #GelManicure #NailPolish #NailArtAddict #ILoveNails #NailsOfTheDay #safesalon

 

 

Nichole Hofmann

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From early on Nichole knew this career path was the choice for her! Making her guests feel more beautiful then when they walked in is a true passion of hers and something she strives for everyday, while also making sure to exceed your expectations! Nichole has attended various classes to further her education including; The Redken Symposium in Las Vegas on two occasions, The Tearsheet Editorial Workshop, The Redken Exchange, multiple cut & color classes, upstyling classes, and is now Pureology certified! Nichole excels well in balayage, highlighting, multi dimensional highlighting, overall blonding, extensions, women & men’s haircutting  as well as special occasion styles and finishing. Need help choosing the perfect at home hair care and styling products? She will be sure to choose what is best for you by using her excellent knowledge of our Redken and Pureology products.

Nichole is also knowledgeable in extensions. Tape in extensions, keratin bonded extensions, and is also Habit Extension Method certified which are hand tied extensions! 

To see some of her beautiful work please visit @hairsbynic_h on instagram! Fb- Nic Hofmann creative stylist and hair designer #balayage #blondehair #njstylist #handtiedextensions #habitcertified #hairextensions  #safesalon

 

 

 

 

 

 Taylor Philhower

IMG_3788 Taylor is an ambitious stylist that prides herself on her desire to constantly grow as an artist by continuing to educate herself. Taylors excitement for learning drives her passion for coloring , cutting and styling hair. Taylors specialties are balayage,

Ombré and vivid colors!  In 2018 Taylor earned the title as a Redken certified colorist! Taylor has attended many educational classes including classes at the Redken exchange in NYC and the Redken symposium in Las Vegas as well as finishing classes with Tearsheet which allowed her to be able to style hair on set behind the camera!  Taylor is also a ouidad curl certified hairstylist! Her artistry is complimented by her passion for keeping up with the latest trends and techniques. Taylor’s favorite part about her job is helping people feel beautiful! For Taylor being a stylist is not just a profession but a passion! You can check out Taylor’s work on her Instagram @tayloredhairs or Facebook 

 #balayage #ombrehair#fashioncolors #curlyhair #longhair #safesalon

 

 

 

Kaylynn Moshier

Kaylynn has a huge passion for the beauty industry and really focuses on giving her guest exactly what they are looking for. She is a graduate from Artistic Academy in Morris Plains and has continued her education with Redken 5th Ave and Pureology as well as becoming a Ouidad certified stylist. A few of her favorite talents are creative up styling, highlighting, multi-dimensional coloring, creative cuts on all textured hair, finishing and styling, and adding extensions for length and body. Strongly believing in continuing her education and staying up to date on the latest trends, she’s eager to work with you and give you the latest look!

Check her out on Facebook at Kaylynn Moshier Hair Artist

#highlights #ombre #balayage #longhair #curlyhair #upstyling #extensions #safesalon

 

 

 

Jessica Smith

Jess is passionate about all things beauty and is always staying up to date on the latest trends in hair, makeup and lash extensions! Jess is certified in E’lan Lash Extentions, is a self-taught makeup artist and she has taken many hair classes since beginning her career at Ultima, including a Redken Balayage class, Redken Creative Color class, Pureology Finishing class, and Ouidad Curl Labs 1 & 2! She is always looking forward to furthering her education.


Instagram: @jesssmithhairmakeup

Facebook: Jess Smith Hair & Makeup


#balayage #ombre #ombrehair #lashextensions #makeup #makeupartist #beauty #njhair #njlashes #njmakeup #safesalon

 

Jamie Herrera / Nail Artist

Graduating #cosmetology school in 2001, Jamie is a licensed cosmetologist in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Having a huge passion for the art of nails, Jamie has focused her expertise as a nail artist for over 17 years. She aims to give guests the most pleasurable and relaxing hand and foot services they deserve. Her love and specialty is in the artistry of acrylics and nail art. Jamie is always updated on the latest trends, and enjoys exploring fun unique nail looks. You can check out her work via facebook and instagram @JamieHerreraNailArtist

#NailTech #Nails #AcrylicNails #GelNails #NailExtensions #NailArt #NailDesigns #GelPolish #NailArtist #Manicures #Pedicures #GlitterNails #GelManicure #NailPolish #NailArtAddict #ILoveNails #NailsOfTheDay #safesalon

 

 

 

Demi Matthews

Demi has being a stylist for 5 years her passion for this industry shines through with her love for color, makeup, and achieving the proper style for your facial shape. Demi loves to be in the salon interacting with guests and sharing knowledge. She is a third generation hairdresser growing up in a salon next to her mother and grandmother. Demi has been to the Redken Exchange is NYC and many other great classes in bridal makeup and blonding!  Certified in Magic Sleek smoothing treatment. Check her work out @d_raehair

#ombré #balayage #colormelt #redken #newjersey #makeupartist #magicsleek #safesalon #redken #pureology #shadeseq #pureology #behindthechair #modernsalon #hair #hairdresser #olaplex #ultima #ultimahairdesigners #beauty #hairdresser #sparta #newton #balayage #blended #njsalon #njbesthair #njbestartists #colormelt #framar #licensedtocreate #ombre #hairpainting #transformation #happyhairhappylife #framar 

 
 

 

 

Alyson Sandman

With over 20 years experience In cosmetology Alyson can  fulfill all of your beauty needs and one stop.  She has trained with Tammy Taylor nails out of Orlando Florida as well as Redken. Alyson is trained in the latest trends such as balayage, and ombré hair color techniques, as well as cutting and styling. She also can take care of any of your nail requests. She specializes in all aspect of acrylic nail services as well as natural nail care. She will even go as far as to custom blend colors for that perfect pink and white French look! Alyson is a all around trained artist and one stop for all of your beauty needs!
 
Follow on instagram @nailsandhairbyalyson 
 
#AlysonHairAndNailDesign #ombrehair #highlight #balayage #hairstylist #updo #pinkandwhiteacrylics #gelmanicure #safesalon
 
 
 
 

 

 

Keri Lynn

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With 11 years of professional salon experience, Keri is now part of the Ultima family! 

Areas of expertise include; custom color, balayage & ombre styles. Keri’s love for cutting both men’s & women’s hair has propelled her reputation in the North Jersey hair industry. 

Whatever is in your head, Keri is confident she can bring it to life. 

Additional expertise:
-Updos
-Waxing (Face & Body)

See her work @high.profiles.hairstyles

#lovewhatido #redken #pureology #hairartist #hair colorist #hairdesigner #olapex #balayage #hairpainting #redkenelitesalon #njstylist #safesalon

 

 

 

 

Hallie Armstrong

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Hallie is a newly graduated stylist , her passion for the beauty industry shows through her work. She loves to stay up to date on the newest trends. Hallie loves learning and is always eager to learn new trends and techniques. Her main goal is keeping your hair healthy. Check out her Instagram and Facebook @styledbysass
 
#lovewhatido #redken #pureology #hairartist #hair colorist #hairdesigner #olapex #balayage #hairpainting #redkenelitesalon #njstylist #safesalon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rana Bilto

Being in the industry for 3 years I’ve discovered some of my many passions are bayalage, highlights and makeup. What motivates me the most, is really listening and giving what the client wants, in the way that is best for them and for their everyday lifestyle. I also love teaching my guests how to love the hair and skin they’re in and showing them ways to help them realize how beautiful they are and enhancing their favorite features. Wether that is with color, haircut, or makeup. Follow me @styledbyranabilto

#lovewhatido #redken #pureology #hairartist #hair colorist #hairdesigner #olapex #balayage #hairpainting #redkenelitesalon #njstylist #safesalon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adriana Dominguez

Adriana has been part of our ultima family for 2 years. We are proud to announce that she is now a level one stylist. Some of Adrianas passions include balayage , color , and long layered haircuts. As Adriana continues to strive in the industry she keeps up with her education by taking classes and learning new techniques to stay up to date on the latest trends. Follow me on instagram @adrianad_hairdesigner

#lovewhatido #redken #pureology #hairartist #hair colorist #hairdesigner #olapex #balayage #hairpainting #redkenelitesalon #njstylist #safesalon