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

Artistic Director / Level 5 / 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

Master Stylist / Level 4 / 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

Designer 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.
Jill

Jill

Designer Stylist / Level 3

Jill Level 3 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.

Patty

Patty

Creative 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!
Shelley

Shelley

Designer Stylist / Level 3

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

Creative 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!

Ginny

Ginny

Creative Stylist / Level 2

Being a stylist has been my passion since I was a young girl and I am so excited to be a part of the Portray Salon experience. I’ve been a stylist for 18 years. In 2014 I won an emerald Coast Finest Stylist of the year. In that moment all the Barbies that so generously let me practice on them led me to one of my biggest achievements. It’s an honor to me to have the artistic freedom and the ability to transform someone’s look & watch them leave with a new found confidence. I don’t see this as a job, I see it as my calling to fulfill. If I can sprinkle a little beauty into someones life and make them feel good then I call it a success.
Rebecca

Rebecca

Jr. Stylist/Level 1

Ever since I started working with Portray I could not have envisioned myself to be anywhere else. I love to 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!
Cheryl

Cheryl

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

Andrea

Andrea

Salon Support/Future Apprentice

Growing up I was always surrounded by amazing professional cosmetologists in my family. My first job I worked in a salon and after that I knew I wanted to go to cosmetology school to become a professional hairstylist. I graduated from Parisian beauty academy and I had the best mentors there and my passion for hair grew even more. I know that whether making small or big changes can really make a huge difference in someone’s life. I want to bring pure happiness by making people feel good and confident about themselves. I am excited to start this new journey at Portray Salon and keep learning from these amazing hair stylists.
Nicolette

Nicolette

Salon Support/Future Apprentice

From a young age I knew I belonged in the beauty industry. When I was little I always loved going to the hair salon with my mom and watching the stylists around me.
As a young stylist I am looking forward to learn, grow, and meet new people that will inspire me to do what I love.
I enjoy knowing that I can make someone feel confident after leaving my chair, and leaving the salon feeling like a better version of themselves.
In the future I would love to be a master colorist and become an educator to inspire upcoming stylists.
I am ready to bring my passion to the Portray family and I am excited to see where this journey takes me!
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.
Dominique

Dominique

Salon Support

Mana

Mana

Salon Support

Gail

Gail

Salon Support

Tina

Tina

Nail Tech

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.

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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