Arlene has owned and operated Imagine Salon for 25 years, but her passion for the
fashion arts started at a very young age. Inspired by her mother, a premiere colorist, she was always focused on hair for her creativity, and her sculpting abilities evolved into the beauty business. Making someone feel beautiful inwardly and outwardly is her greatest reward. Arlene truly loves what she does. A one word description of Arlene’s work is “edgy.” Attending the number one advanced education programs of Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchell, Jacques Dessange and Bumble and Bumble have paved the way to her success. Specializing in texturizing and shaping hair to create natural movement for easy maintenance and care is her mantra. She was a pioneer in introducing the keratin treatment and prides herself with being on the cutting edge in fashion and hair design.
Jackie Boyle has been in the beauty industry for 5 years but has always showed interest in hair since she was a young girl. She takes pride in making sure her clients feel happy and confident when they leave the salon. Blowouts are her favorite service to perform and to watch the clients leave with a smile on their face is the most rewarding part of her day. She joined the Imagine family in July and is eager to grow and learn in her new home.
Trained at the renown Brocato International, Debra , with over 28 years of experience in the beauty industry, recently has joined our expanding team of professionals. Because of her expertise and charm, she gets great satisfaction from making sure that every person who sits in her chair feels amazing about him or herself. In the ever changing field of hair, she educates herself to master new color and hair techniques. Debbie is an expert in “tape-in hair extensions. “ Being certified and having years of practice, she has learned the art of quick and perfectly seamless extensions. In addition to hair extensions, Debbie has become skilled at Keratin treatments, corrective color, highlights, men and women’s haircuts using advanced techniques, such as balayage and ombres, She takes the time to understand her client’s personality and lifestyle to create the best look for each individual client. With her mastery skills and knowledge, she will make all her clients beautiful, confident, and dazzling!
Maryna’s creativity and hard work have established her in the beauty world. Born and raised in the Ukraine, Maryna speaks English, Ukrainian and Russian. Her travels globally have enhanced her cultural views on hair color and design and is an expert hair cutter and colorist. Maryna says her joy is to make people feel pretty and confident. She has trained with Bumble and Bumble and numerous cutting studios. “Working for over 15 years at Imagine tells you something about how great the shop and staff are. Who said you can't find your dream job.”
Susan is an icon and has worked behind the chair and with major schools and hair coloring manufacturers as a salon artistic stylist, colorist and educator. Throughout the years her technical expertise has produced many talented and skilled stylists in the United States, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo. Susan is driven by her art using a designer's approach in the salon for clients or by sharing her technique. Her styling has been published in top styling magazines and as an educational New York platform artist. One of her passions is to create "the look" for that upcoming special occasion. Crafting amazing styles and shapes on a variety of hair lengths and textures also with hair extensions is among her many talents. Susan’s most outstanding achievement is in creative styling, where she is a master, artist, leader, mentor and inspiration to many talented and successful stylists. Her goal is to continue to produce unique looks that incorporate a distinctive modern edge with a personal touch.
Jill realized her passion for the beauty industry at a very young age, and, as a result, has had a diverse career. Her early work experience included working with a modeling agency doing hair for portfolio shoots and serving as a teaching assistant at Jingles School for Advanced Hair Design in Manhattan, which served as a springboard for a successful and rewarding career. Jill has been a part of our salon family for 25 years. She is a team player who has a gift for developing new stylists and colorists and learns from them in the process. Jill is committed to devoting time and effort in her professional development and hones her skills and masters the latest trends and techniques by attending workshops, art classes and advanced training sessions from the likes of Bumble & Bumble, Jacques Dessange, Goldwell, and Redken. Jill says her greatest reward is making her clients look their best and feel good about themselves.
Lynda has been a colorist/ stylist for 20+ years and has studied with Vidal Sassoon, Jingles, Martin Parsons, Scruples, Schwarzkopf, Redken, Loreal and Lisap. Lynda was an educator for several hair color companies. Although she loves all aspects of hairstyling, her true love comes in transforming her clients’ hair into the most beautiful hair they can have. This includes coloring, corrective color, cutting, styling, up do’s and keratin treatments. Most importantly, she makes sure her clients have the tools and products to maintain what she achieves in the salon at home. “My greatest pleasure is when you leave me with beautiful hair! I truly have the best job on earth!”
Michael has been in the beauty industry for 4 years now. He pushes himself and strives to be the best stylist he can be. Michael graduated from “The Salon Professional Academy”. He has worked with the top color lines in the industry and advanced cutting courses. He does not limit himself, his expertise and talents cater to both, men and women. He has a passion for this industry and he is truly, one of a kind.
Quote: “I love what I do and will always continue to educate myself and master my skill set".
Kimberly has been a licensed cosmetologist for 28 years. As a former Miss New Jersey, she understands the importance of looking her best. Kimberly specializes in formal hairstyles and with her artistic vision and attention to detail enjoys working with clients to crate styles to suit their needs. She keeps up with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene. Kimberly continues to improve her skills in cutting and color with educators such as Bumble and Bumble , Matrix and Redken. She is certified with Coppola. Whether it is a cut, color, or formal hairstyle, the client will be pleased with the experience with Kimberly as well as the results. For the past eight years, Kim has been donating her time shaving heads for solidarity of children with cancer at an event called St. Baldricks. It's a project that helps raise money and awareness for children battling cancer.
Heather, one the returning members of our team, first started as an assistant with us back in 2013. Now, as an experienced stylist, she’s studied with several color companies including Alpha Parf, Goldwell, Redkin, Scruples and L’Oréal. She specializes in corrective color, chemical straighteners, keratins and balayage, while always taking the opportunity to further her education. Her creative expertise and welcoming personality never disappoint.
Marcella, one of the newest members of our team, is our rising star and has always known that the beauty industry is where she belongs. Beginning her career through freelance makeup artistry for weddings, proms, sweet sixteen’s and more, Marcella has since brought her talents into hair styling. From classic techniques to new upcoming trends, she is eager to learn everything that this industry has to offer and expand her knowledge in both hair and makeup. Her passion is evident in her work and her dedication to doing what she loves.
Lisa loves that her career gives her the opportunity to use her creativity to make people feel beautiful and confident. For over 25 years, she has shared her exceptional talents and expertise with a long list of loyal clients. Always working on keeping up with the latest trends, she puts a new twist on classic styles that suit each individual needs. Whether it is a new cut, color change or correction, or a re-texturizing treatment, Lisa embraces each challenge with knowledge and excitement.
Joseph is loved at our salon for his amazing personality but is best known for his expertly polished styles, precision cuts, and keratin treatments. His years of experience come through in his ability to satisfy every one of his clients. Nothing makes Joseph happier than when someone calls him to say, "This keratin treatment is amazing! You have changed my life!" Or "This is the best cut I've ever had!"
Frank graduated Bachelor of Arts from Lee College Southern Minnesota. A city boy at heart, Frank moved back east where he was inspired and influenced by the glamour of the 1980s, the New York City night life, socialites, and the street scenes. He enrolled himself in the American College of Cosmetology and never looked back. Frank has always had a philosophy for hair design and color. “Hair should be healthy and shiny and free of harsh chemicals.” Franks various travels have opened many avenues from foreign sources. His knowledge and expertise of color has led most major manufacturing companies to bring him in to help launch new products that he helped developed. He was a front runner in ammonia free and small molecule direct dyes. Frank is considered: one of the finest hair colorist on the East Coast.
Krysten, Has been in the Beauty business for 15+ years. She has worked with many color companies such as, Goldwell, Pravana, Lisap, Scruples, and Redkin. Although her expertise is in all aspects of coloring, she especially loves to be creative with all dyes and tints. Her other talents include Keratin treatment as well as extensions. Her hair fashion acumen puts her in a class of stylists by herself. Expertise: stylist/colorist/ extensions.