Designer Stylist/ Level 3
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 each other 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
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.
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.
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. 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.
Graduated from Capri institute
Specialties: Hair Cutting, Hair Color, Formal Hair, Blow-Outs, Perms, Hair Painting
Certifications: Continuing Education
Favorite Color: Purple
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
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. 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.
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 Song: In My Life by the Beatles
Favorite Color: All
Favorite Quote: To the moon and back.
Proudest moment: My children.
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My name is Michele but everyone calls me Mickey. I have been in the industry for 8 years and love what I do. People say I’m quiet and laid back, I am here to listen. I’m always focused on delivering the best service possible!
The integrity of your hair is my number one priority. I build meaningful relationships with my clients and give my clients the style that will best suit them and their lifestyle.
I teach client’s the proper and most beneficial maintenance and daily regimen for their hair. I guess you can call me a hair doctor!
We all have a goal for our hair and I am here to help you adapt any look to your facial structure and complexion. I hope you allow me to customize a hair style, color or cut that best suits your features and enhance your beauty. You will be setting a trend all your own!
I look forward to meeting you and being a guide in your hair journey so that you can wake up every morning happy with your results, and not struggling to style your new do!
AMA Certified Makeup Artist
Elite Stylist/Level 3
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 Technology Certifications: Certified in Hair cutting, Hair Color, Hair Styling, Keratin Treatments. Continuing Education: For Current Trends Specialization: Styling, Hair Cutting, Hair Color, Keratin Treatments Favorite Movie: The Way We Were Favorite Song: Sweet Child of Mine Sign: Capricorn Favorite TV Show: Friends & Sex in the City Favorite Quote: Do unto others as they do unto you.Proudest Moment: Birth of my children and twin grandchildren