Shag86

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY 973-837-0086

GERALD
Founder

From the time I began my career sweeping the floor at my uncle's salon to the time I opened these doors in 2004, I've felt a passion for this industry.

I've got the best job in the world - making people feel great about themselves and the way they look. If my clients walk out with a smile, feeling and looking their best - and we had some fun along the way - that's true success.

I take pride in my work, and strive to understand my clients' lifestyles and attitudes in order to create what works best for them. At Shag86, we call it the 'Lifestyle Profile' approach. I want to build relationships and friendships here at Shag86, I'm not just interested in a business transaction.

I am committed to progressive education for my staff and not only do I still attend various workshops, but I am a frequent speaker at these industry forums as well.

ARIELLA CIANNI
Prestigious Designer

I love my job - it's that simple. What other industry allows for this amount of artistic freedom and diversity?

I've been in this industry for a few years now and I continue to improve my skills and expand my education with classes every week. It's important to stay on top of the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene.

I want to be able to provide my clients with the best of my skills and talents and I work hard to do that every day.

RACHEL TIRONI
Master Designer

I graduated from Artistic Academy 7 years ago and have been working at Shag 86 ever since. I've also studied hair cutting, coloring, and design with some of the top educational companies including Wella, Goldwell, and Redken. I look forward to meeting with you and am honored to share my passion!

GINA
Master Designer

My introduction to the beauty industry began over 8 years ago, and I haven't looked back since. I love what I do and I am still learning every day. There is no ceiling on growth in this field; it changes constantly and you have to change with it.

I play a part in people feeling and looking their best and I enjoy every minute of it. This industry is what you make of it and I plan on doing it all - from the photo shoots to the fashion shows to my clients.

NICHOLAS
Master Stylist

From the day I stepped into Shag86 I knew where I wanted to be.

After graduating from Artistic Academy I started my full time training at the salon. I have had the pleasure of working amongst the finest stylists in the business.

Shag86's comprehensive educational program gives me the opportunity to work at many of the industries best companies such as Toni & Guy NYC, L'Oreal and Wella to name but a few.

I have been given the technical skills and confidence to help me take my career to the next level.

I love what I do and take pride in my work. Everyday I strive to create amazing relationships with everyone I meet. I want people to have the best experience possible when they come to Shag86.

KRISTI REYNOLDS
Master Stylist

For as long as I can remember, hair has always been my passion - my Babysitters were my first models! I was always the one fixing everyone's hair before their school pictures, never leaving time to fix my own! After Graduating from Artistic Academy in 1991, I continued broadening my career by working in a Top Salon while attending advanced color and cutting classes all over the country with L'Oreal, Vidal Sassoon, bumble and bumble, and Sebastian.

I moved to Europe to hone my craft even further, obtaining as much education as I could, from some of the best in the business. While there, I owned my own Salon in Ireland for a number of years until deciding to return home to the US.

Upon my return I knew exactly where I wanted to be and I am so happy working with such an amazing group of talented people at SHAG86. My education and eagerness to learn continues - I Love my job!! And the best part of every day is making my Clients feel amazing about themselves, and what's better than that?? I hope to make you one of them!

LILY
Prestigious,
Curly Hair Expert

Since I was a little girl, I've had a passion for color and hair design. Growing up I loved to paint colorful pictures, and recreate hair styles for my dolls, friends, and family. As I matured, I realized that I could create beautiful color on hair, combining my two favorite things, and that became my new passion. I joined SHAG86 to take my career to the next level. I instantly fell in love with the comfortable and very energetic atmosphere that surrounds this salon, and I feel that I have found the perfect home to pursue my dreams.

I've continued my education by attending many advanced cutting and coloring classes by Vidal Sassoon, Aquage, Wella, and Goldwell to name a few. In addition, I am a Deva Curl, Cut and Color certified, Curly Hair Specialist. I enjoy learning and continue to focus on my creativity and following the latest trends in hair, fashion and wellness.

My Goal is to create a unique and fresh design for each and every client that occupies my chair.

ROSANNA
Master Stylist

I graduated from Roman Academy and now have the honor of being a part of the talented SHAG86 Design Team. My passion for the Beauty industry started at age five, when I played with Barbie's hair, which quickly led to playing dress up with my own hair! Growing up, my desire to be creative was expressed in styling my clothing and hair - everyone knew me as someone who always kept up with the latest trends!

These creative beginnings are incorporated into the foundation of my career. Hairstyling not only drives me to be the best, but also always challenges me to fine tune my craft to the best of my abilities.

To keep my work fresh and current, I continue my education with weekly classes at SHAG86, as well as attending Classes at Wella, and Aquage, and I am also certified in the Coppola Keratin Treatment Services.

Hairstyling is an art, a gift that comes from within, and it gives me the ability to have each Client leave my chair with a personalized look and special feeling.

I am looking forward to growing as a Stylist at SHAG86, building new relationships, and I am excited to share my ideas with you. I hope to see you soon!

NIKKI
Master Designer

What a privilege it is to be part of such an energetic, fun and extremely talented team of stylists.

During my career as a designer I have trained extensively under some of the industries finest. Vidal Sasson in Los Angeles, Redken in New York City, and Wella to name but a few.

I have always had a strong artistic niche in color and color correction and am extremely passionate about my career. My heart and soul goes into making every client I work with look and feel amazing.

Hair styling is an art, a gift that comes from within. Using that gift along with cutting edge styling and coloring techniques I can reach the ultimate goal of creating beautiful, happy and healthy hair for all of my clients.

I look forward so much to working with you.

Nicole Federico
Artistic Designer

Growing up, all I wanted to do was make people happy. The feeling of making others feel good about themselves and seeing them happy is rewarding to me. I knew just doing good deeds and saying nice things wasn't enough, so I put one of my talents to good use. I put my heart into every hair style I created, from my Barbie dolls to my family and friends. Styling hair became more than just a job to me; it became my life, a true passion that I wanted to share with everyone. Being a part of the Shag86 family has not only given me the opportunity to make my dreams come true, but it has provided me with a home away from home, one that my clients can enjoy as well

I am passionate about every aspect of the salon industry and I love expressing my love for all things HAIR to each and every one of my clients. Come be a part of my salon family so I can make all of your hair dream come true! I can’t wait to meet you!

CATRINA
Prestigious

I am so glad to have found a home with the most artistic and well respected Design Team this industry has to offer.

I've grown in leaps and bounds thanks to my fellow designers and the inspiring educational seminars I attend in NYC at the Wella Studios, and my personal favorite, Vidal Sassoon.

Sitting in my chair, you become the most important person in the Salon.

My goal is to have you leave with an original style designed just for you - don't be surprised if it puts you in the perfect mood for a night out on the Town!

MARIA ESPOSITO
Esthetician

Maria has been a licensed Esthetician for over 25 years, and is well known for her expertise in deep pore cleansing facials. She is dedicated to helping you meet your specific, individual Skincare needs, whether it be maintaining healthy skin or reversing visible signs of aging.

Maria believes that healthy, flawless skin is only a Treatment away! Additionally, she is well versed in Makeup Application for Special Occasions, and performs all waxing services - eyebrows are her specialty!

NICOLE KRAFT
Master Designer,
Curly Hair Expert

Throughout my life, I've always known I wanted to style hair. It just comes naturally to me. Being a Hair Stylist is my true passion and it fulfills my life. In my time with SHAG86, I have grown tremendously and could not be more thrilled to have this opportunity. I always take the time to continue my education in order to keep pace with this ever evolving and growing industry. My Clients are treated as individuals in my chair, and I am committed to creating a unique look for each and every one of them. I hope to serve as not only a great stylist, but as a creative visionary into the world of hair, one Client at a time. I genuinely look forward to meeting you all.

​​Tracy Fogel
Artistic Stylist

Early on, I was always interested in cutting, styling and coloring hair. My interests lead me to start my career at the Artistic Academy, where I developed the passion and skills that I brought to Shag86.

With the education and support provided here at Shag86, my skills and passion have continued to grow and mature every day. I am trained in Goldwell, Wella and Arrojo products and am certified in Keratin Complex.

I strongly believe that a person who is ready to change their hair is ready to change their life and love being able to be a part of that process fro my clients. Looking forward to seeing you here at Shag86!

ELISHA SZEMAN
Master Stylist

I became a Client of SHAG86 at 14 years of age, and immediately thought that this would be a fun, cool place to work. After graduating PV High School, and Capri Academy, I stopped in at SHAG86 hoping they would be hiring. Imagine how excited I was when they said they were! I began working as an Assistant and quickly worked my way up to Stylist.

One of my favorite Services to perform is Color - Highlights, Ombres, Fashion Color, etc. I get the biggest thrill when a Client is ready for a "total transformation"! The Team at SHAG86 constantly strives to keep up with current trends and techniques in Color and Cutting. The continuing educational opportunities I am given both at the Salon and various vendor Studios in NYC, enables me to achieve my goal of having my Clients leave the Salon feeling good about themselves and their personal experience here at SHAG86.

I am so happy to be working here, where I can express my creative side, and at the same time, make my Clients happy!

I look forward to meeting you!

ALAINA
Artistic Designer

From watching my Aunt cut my hair as a child, to styling my friends hair for our school dances, doing hair has always been a huge part of my life, and ultimately, my dream job.

Now I am able to live that dream every day at SHAG86. Attending all of the Education Classes offered here I am able to learn and grow, which in turn allows me to do the best job possible for my Clients. There is nothing better than making people look and feel good about themselves.

They say that if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life, and they were right!

Alanna Bianchi
Master Stylist

Before I started working at Shag86 I was working at a small salon that helped build my foundation in hair design. After a number of years I felt like I needed a salon with more style and education. I realized that Shag86 was what I was looking for. I am highly educated in Redken, Paul Mitchell and Goldwell. I enjoy the opportunity to apply what I learn to my clients. I am devoted to giving them exactly what they are looking for with a hint of my style and finesse. I look forward to meeting you and cannot wait to bring your hair to life!

Elisha Kristi Maria Alaina Lana