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OUR STYLISTS

ANNMARIE
     I am proud to be the owner and a hairstylist at Portray Salon. I have been in the industry for 38 years now. I started my journey as a graduate of Capri Institute of Hair Design. I love my job because I get to make every person that sits in my chair feel great about themselves. I get to meet so many new people every day and everyone has a different story and wants a different look and I get to help them accomplish that. I love to go to classes and further my education by learning about the latest trends techniques and products and sharing that knowledge with the salon staff and my clients.
     As a Senior Hair Color Educator for Alfaparf Milano for eight years I enjoyed learning and teaching with fellow colorists whether behind the scenes on the stage or in a classroom. It was one of the most rewarding experiences as a hairstylist.
Skilled as a master colorist in all techniques of hair color. Corrective hair color is one of my favorites.
     As a full-service hairstylist I specialize in hair color, hair cutting, keratins,perms,updos,styling and blowdrys .
     Having the right hair color and the right haircut and style can change a persons life.
Having many clients and getting to know them and their hair has become a lifelong passion.

Graduated - Capri Institute Hair Design, 1980
Certification- Master Colorist, 2008 - 2015
Courses: Advanced Cutting courses, Keratin courses
Specialties: Hair Color, Haircuts, Keratins Treatment's, Perms, Updos, and Blowdrys
Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing 
Favorite Song: In My Life by the Beatles 
Favorite Color: All
Sign: Gemini 
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones 
Favorite Quote: To the moon and back.
Proudest moment: My children.


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PAMELA

I love going to work every week, who gets to say that I have been working with my Portray Family for over 20 years. My greatest passion is instilling confidence in my beautiful clients. The best aspect of my career is creating countless different hair colors and hair styles that flawlessly compliment each person, and seeing their self esteem blast up when they leave my chair. Portray Salon is all about the creation of beautiful things and the routine of cutting and coloring are the things that give my job vibrancy, It is  the amazing gorgeous men and women who walk in and out everyday giving me the opportunity to create something new. 

Specialties: Hair Cutting, Hair Color, Formal Hair, Blow-Outs, Perms, Hair Painting, Keratin Treatments
Certifications: Continuing Education 
Favorite Color: Purple
Sign: Capricorn
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Movie: Happy Feet
Favorite Song: In my Life
Favorite Quote : Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Proudest moment: Raising my 4 children


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Bonnie

I have excelled over 20 years as a stylist, colorist & hair cutter. I have enjoyed every moment working along side the beautiful and talented 15 artists at Portray, we are like a happy family. It is a pleasure to come to work every day and each day I get the opportunity to create something unique and different for each client. 

Education: Capri Institute of TechnologyCertifications: Certified in Haircutting, Hair Color, Hair Styling, Keratin Treatments. Continuing Education: For Current TrendsSpecialization: Styling, Hair Cutting, Hair Color, Keratin TreatmentsFavorite Movie: The Way We WereFavorite Song: Sweet Child of MineSign: CapricornFavorite TV Show: Friends & Sex in the CityFavorite Quote: Do unto others as they do unto you.Proudest Moment: Birth of my children and twin grandchildren


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Susan
As a young girl standing, looking into a large salon in the mall, my girlfriend and I dreamed of becoming hair stylists. Well, 30 plus years later, we own a salon with two other friends.

I am a proud owner and hair stylist at Portray Salon. I love my job because I get to make people feel better about themselves. I meet so many new people every day, and everyone wants a different look. I get to help them with that. I consider all of my clients as family and enjoy the time I spend with each of them in my chair.

Schooling: Newark Vocational School
Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing
Favorite Song: Born to Run
Favorite TV Show: This is Us
Favorite Quote: "Speak the truth, and you never have to remember a lie."
Proudest Moment: The men my sons have become.
Sign: Libra

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Kristin
I have been doing hair since I was 16 years old. I joined the cosmetology club in high school as a freshman and loved it. I joined the cosmetology class the next year and continued the class for the next three years. As a senior in high school I took my cosmetology exam and had my hair license before my high school diploma. 

I started working as a receptionist, and hair assistant after school and on the weekends and worked my way up to having my own clients by the age of 21. I started at Portray about 6 years ago and it was one of the best decisions I have made. We are a family and treat our customers like they are as well. I continue to take classes based on my personal interests as a stylist and keep up with the newest trends to further my education and to keep my mind and techniques fresh.
Education: Belleville High School Cosmetology
Certification: Cosmetologist and Hair Stylist
Favorite Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You
Favorite TV Show: Sex and the City
Favorite Color: Purple
Proudest Moment: The Second I found out I was going to be a mother!
Sign: Taurus


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Nikki

I have been in the industry for over 15 years. I have a passion for hair and love my job. I like being able to come to work and make people feel good about themselves.

Acquired comsometogoly liscence in 1998. Continuously taking classes in various areas of this field.

Certifications 
Toni & guy academy 
Pretty little ombre
Advanced balayage training

Fav movie: bride wars
Song: red red wine - ub40
Sign: Pisces
Tv show: walking dead
Quote:  make it happen!
Proudest Moment: having my 2 babies


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Patty
As a little girl I always styled my Barbie's hair and gave them hair cuts.  When I was going to college for environmental engineering I got a job in a salon where I grew from receptionist to assistant, and eventually a stylist/manager...20 years and a few salons later I am still at it and have never looked back!
I am the newest member of the Portray family (started Feb '18), and I already feel like it's a perfect fit!  I love my new home and can't wait to grow here!
The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the look on my clients' faces when I give them "exactly what they were looking for" even when they don't know themselves.  My career is not just about giving people a new look, but also about the connection made and being reminded we are all connected to eachother in this crazy world!

Education:  I never stop learning.  I am always taking continuing education and am currently training to be an educator myself.

Specialties:  Color, Hilites, Hair cutting, Event Styling, Keratin treatments

Sign:  Virgo
Favorite TV Show:  House Hunters Int'l
Favorite Movie:  Rock of Ages
Favorite Song:  Here Comes the Sun
Favorite Quote: Be the change you want to see in the world
Proudest Moment:  Every time I see the look of accomplishment on my children's faces.



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