About Us

Who We are

The women of Portray have been working together for over 20 years. We are dedicated to our clients and our salon. We enjoy being together and in doing so it has made us better Mothers, Friends, Women & Stylists. For those of you who have been with us through the years, we thank you for your continued business & friendships. To all of our new clients we welcome you to our Portray Family.

Meet Our Stylists

Ann Marie

Ann Marie

Creative Director/Level 4 Stylist/Owner

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.

Pamela

Pamela

Elite Stylist/Level 3/Owner

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.

Susan

Susan

Elite Stylist/Level 3

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.
Patty

Patty

Elite Stylist/Level 2

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!
Esther

Esther

Protege Stylist

New to the industry & Portray Salon.  I am excited to start my career as a stylist.  I have been training with the staff at Portray and I am ready to hit the salon floor.  My developing skill and desire to make my clients feel and look beautiful brings me so much joy.  I hope to go far in the industry & love to have Portray as my new home. 

Shelley

Shelley

Elite Stylist/Level 2

I couldn’t be more excited to be bringing my 30 years of experience to the Portray family. My clients know that I take a great deal of pride in my work, and they trust me to deliver beautiful results. I enjoy learning new things and the importance of continuing education.
Graduated: Roman Academy of Beauty Culture. 
Aggie

Aggie

Elite Stylist/Level 2

Being a hairstylist for many years, the one I’ve realized is that there is always something new to learn. I am happy to be a new member of the “Portray” team. I am excited to offer my experience to the team, while I continue to grow and learn as a hairstylist!

Rebecca

Rebecca

Salon Support/Future Protege

Ever since I started working with Portray I could not have envisioned myself to be anywhere else. I am currently attending Artistic Academy School of Hair Design learning skillful techniques of becoming a successful hair stylist. Once I graduate, my goal is to hit the salon floor and make whoever sits in my chair look and feel like the best version of themselves. My passion belongs to this industry and when you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life… My journey starts here!

Tess

Tess

Salon Support/Future Protege

I am new to the Portray Salon Family. I am currently on my way to becoming a part of my dream job as a hair stylist by attending Artistic Academy School of Hair Design. Art and creativity has always been my passion and I can not wait to finally be able to express myself through making others feel and look as beautiful as I know they are on the inside, on the outside. One day I hope to have my own chair so I can accomplish my dream & do what I know I was always meant to do.

Jor Marie

Jor Marie

Salon Coordinator

I have been at Portray for about six years and I could not imagine anywhere else I would rather be. I have had the privilege to meet such a wonderful group of ladies throughout these past years. Our bond is so tight where it has come to the point that I consider them my family. Being an assistant at Portray has taught me a numerous amount of skills that I will ultimately use throughout my future career. Not only has Portray been a huge part of my life, but it has also helped develop me into the person I am today.
Nicole

Nicole

Front Desk Coordinator

At Portray Salon we strive to provide the most courteous and professional service from start to finish. Let our knowledgeable reception team guide you through your experience by directing you toward a member of our highly trained team of stylists. Your individual needs are our priority and we look forward to making your time at Portray a memorable one

Eileen

Eileen

Nail Technician

I have been doing nails for over 30 years now. I was doing office work and decided to get my license to do nails. I thought it would be a fun part time job. I worked full time in the office and part time in the salon. I realized how much I loved the salon environment. I actually looked forward to going to my second job.  So, I decided to give it 100% and work in the salon full time.
Now over 30 years later, married with 2 grown boys, I can honestly say I still look forward to going to work and seeing my amazing clients and coworkers.
Jill

Jill

3A Master Colorist

Jill Level 3A master colorist & haircutting specialist for men & women with 30 years experience in the industry. Specializing in hair & makeup for brides & all formal looks for that special day.  Certified in the I-Tip hair extension system -Helping women achieve the look of fullness and length they always wanted. I have had editorial publication in Modern Salon magazine, texture magazine along with professional catalog work.

Gail

Gail

Domonique

Domonique

Mana

Mana

Tina

Tina

Nail Tech

The Story of the Doors of Portray Salon

“Those doors are so cool, where did you get them?”

We have officially opened at our new location – 551 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ.

We had a vision for the salon décor and wanted to go for a more industrial-chic vibe this time around.

We wanted to use old doors and windows to give these past things a new life.

Pam’s father owns Bloomfield Window and Door, so that began our project. After that, we restored the furnishings to give them a second chance, all the while fitting the look we were going for.

Many of the doors and windows that you see in the salon as station mirrors, artwork, dividers, and more, have actually come from homes right here in Montclair.

A few of the streets they came from are…

  • Watchung Ave
  • Alexander Ave
  • Woodland Place
  • Gordonhurst

…just to name a few.

Let us know – do you recognize your door?

The vision we had came out even better than we expected. We really enjoyed refurbishing these beautiful old casements. They’ve created a new and exciting experience at Portray that we hope you love as much as we do.

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