Meet The Talented Core Team…..
Core Salon was born through the labor and love of Michelle Parkes. With over 20 years experience in the beauty industry, Michelle is currently fulfilling her dream, her ultimate creation; A salon with only the best artists, support staff and professional products in the business.
A leader on the topic of all things related to chemical straightening, Michelle is a National Educator and Platform Artist for Paul Brown Hawaii. It is this experience that introduced her to the knowledge and precision of hair retexurization. She understands that all curly hair is not created equally and provides for each client an individualized solution that always makes sense.
Michelle is always going for advanced training and has had the opportunity to be trained by some of the greatest artists of all time. Michelle is a precision cutter and colorist. Michelle Specializes in cutting and styling curly hair and multidimentional, natural looking haircolor. Whether you are looking for something bold and edgy or something soft and more natural, Michelle can create what you are looking for. She is a very diverse artist. These skills, along with her outstanding customer service, makes every client who sits in her chair a happy one.
Her influence and energy is a part of the creation of every experience you have at Core Salon. It is her passion you feel here with high energy, cutting edge trends and fabulous customer service. For more information on Michelle Parkes or Core Salon, please contact us.
Michelle’s fan page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michelleparkes/237036079752018?ref=hl
Heather has been in the salon industry since 2006. She has always had an artistic view of hair ever since she was a little girl and knew she would fulfill her dreams of becoming a Hair Stylist. After testing the fields of skin, nails, and hair during school, she found that her passion sincerely lies within all aspects of hair whether it be cutting, coloring, or formal styling. Heather is well-trained in color fields such as Redken, L’Oreal, Wella, and Aveda including other professional hair brands. Some of the keratin companies she has worked with include Brocato, Coppola Keratin, and Kerastraight Smoothing, along with many others. Heather believes that one of the most important things in this industry to keep up on the latest trends and techniques of cutting and coloring, so she is always expanding her horizon with new ideas. Whether you’re looking for a brand new look or a maintenance clean up on a look previously given to you, Heather will make sure that you leave looking and feeling amazing and confident. She loves reproducing looks that her clients show her while adding her own flare into it and adjusting anything that needs to be tweaked to suit his or her lifestyle. Heather is excited about her passion and is looking to inspire people to love their hair as much as she does with each and every single client.
Erika has been in the beauty industry for 8 plus years. Her passion for artistic design has led her to excel in short, detailed woman’s styles and men’s precision haircuts.
Erika is well versed in both the L’Oreal and Wella haircolor line sand enjoys formulating to each clients specific needs and desire while taking into consideration the integrity of the hair. She recently attended L’Oreal Studio in SoHo for a 2 day class with Doug McIntosh on celebrity haircolor.
Erika is also a Curly Hair Expert with certification by Deva Curl and Ricci. If it is Sleek hair you are looking for, she can accomodate you with a Keratin Treatment.
Erika is also a gifted “Eyebrow Designer”. She sculps beautiful natural looking eyebrows for both men and woman.
Jazmin has been in the beauty industry for 10 plus years and prides herself in the services she provides for her clients. Jazmin is always updating her skills to stay on top of all the latest trends and techniques, which is why her clients always look and feel amazing when they leave the salon.
Jazmin is diverse in many specialties when it comes to hair. When it comes to styling, she does beautiful voluminous blowouts / smooth and straight blowouts. Jazmin really shows off her creativity with her formal styles and updo’s. Jazmin can also can also enhance your beauty with a make- up application, having studied with Beauty Addicts and Youngblood.
Jazmin is also a color specialist with advanced training in L’Oreal, Wella, Matrix, Toco Magico and CHI. She specializes in Color Correction, Highlights/ Low Lights, Ombre’s and Men’s Haircolor.
Jazmin loves Contemporary haircutting. She specializes in razor cutting, funky, edgie hairstyles with alot of texture. She is also certified by RICCI in curly haircutting. She prides herself with first class barbering skills.
Jazmin is certified in several different smoothing systems. Copolla, BKT, Global, Brazillian Blowout, and Rejuvenol.
Denise has been in the beauty industry since 2008. She has extensive product knowledge and training in Wella, L’Oreal, Logics and Redken haircolor lines.
Denise’s biggest passion is retexturizing services. Having curly hair herself, she loves giving her clients the ease of being able to control their own hair. She is strongly skilled and trained in many different treatments such as Coppola Keratin, Brazilian Blowout, and Rejuvenol. Denise enjoys giving her clients the look they always wish they could do themselves, whether is a beautiful voluminous blowout or that smooth sleek look.
Denise has extensive training by Academia haircutting techniques and is also certified by RICCI in curly haircutting. She is very passionate about long haircutting and men’s haircutting. Supreme customer service is very important to Denise as well as educating her clients so they can recreate the same look at home.
Rena has been in the industry for 10 plus years. Her true passion is bringing out the beauty in everyone who sits in her chair as well as making them feel comfortable and confident when they walk out of the salon.
Rena’s biggest passion is haircolor. She has had advanced training and education in L’Oreal, Wella, Redken, Toco Magico, and Schwarzkoph color lines. Rena specializes in color correction and has had extensive training in this area, as well as advanced highlighting techniques.
Rena is strongly skilled and experienced with Keratin Treatments and has attended multiple advanced training classes. She is certified by Brazillian Blowout, Keratin Complex, BTK and GK ( Global Keratin).
Rena’s diversity in haircutting allows her to satisfy each and every clients needs. She is certified in curly haircutting, razor cutting, and mens haircutting.
Rena is also an experienced Make up Artist with over 10 years experience. She is trained and certified with Truco Make up Collection as well as Beauty Addicts and Extreme eyelashes.
Jenny has been a stylist for 8 plus years. She loves the beauty industry and making her clients look and feel like a million dollars.
Jenny has a passion for coloring and cutting. She loves seeing the creative process through completely, from formulating the color, putting the finishing touches on a great haircut and style, and finishing with a beautiful blowout.
Jenny keeps up to date on the latest techniques and trends through advanced education. She has recieved extensive training through Bumble & Bumble NYC. Jenny is a certified curly hair expert through Deva Curl, and is also certified in Keratin Treatments and Brazilian Blowout.
Jenny is thrilled to bring her talents to Core Salon & Spa.
Laura has been in the beauty industry since 1994. She has been a top styist in the Morris County area for many years. She is highly educated with color lines such as Aveda, Framesi, Wella, Redken, and L’Oreal as well as many other professional hair Care lines. It is very important to Laura to stay up to date with all of the current Cutting/Styling techniques and hair style trends. She has been through extensive training with world renouned Stylists such as Nick Arojo, Sam Villa, and colorist David Adams. Laura has also attended The Martin Parsons Academy in Toronto, and has traveled to London for inspiration from Trevor Sorbie and Patrick Cameron. Laura is a versitile stylist and very excited to offer her clients a style that fits their lifestyle.
Xiomara has been in the industry for over 4 years.
Xiomara specializes in all areas of styling. Whether you are looking for a smooth blowdry, voluminous blowdry, formal styling, or braiding, you know she will recommend the best style to fullfill your look because she is always keeping up on current trends. Xiomara is always upbeat and has an outgoing personality. She has been on platform and participated in expo’s where she shines. She loves making her clients feel great!
Xiomara is always expanding her knowledge. She is currently certified in L’Oreal and Copolla Keratin.
Sabrina has been in the beauty industry for 4 years. She has been shadowing Core Artistic Director, Michelle for the past year to perfect her skills. Sabrina stays on top of the trends by continuing her education with classes through Ricci, Academia, Nick Arojo, and L’Oreal.
Sabrina is no stranger to the runway side of the business. Her talent for intricate styling has been displayed at several events such as , The Teen Dream Expo and a benefit to help raise money for woman suffering from domestic violence. Her work has also appeared in print in an ad for H Magazine. Sabrina recently assisted in a model call with Paul Brown Hawaii for a Naha photoshoot.
Rose is the bridge between the clients and the artists. She takes the job of matching each client with the right stylist seriously.
She is outspoken, respectful and a big part of the experience you have when you are here at Core Salon and Spa. Her eclectic sense of style and background allow her to be a great match for each client and stylist needing her assistance.
Rose is a consistent contributor to the good energy here, at Core Salon and Spa and is committed to providing a good experience for every client.