The Laboratory Hair Studio Team
Our team shares a passion for the craft of hairstyling, an unwavering dedication to continuously honing their skills to keep up with current trends, and a commitment to providing exceptional client service. We are a collection of highly-trained stylists who work hard to provide a level of service for our clients in our suburban location that is almost impossible to experience outside of the best salons in New York City.
Owner / Artistic Director
Fueled by a passion for innovative hair design, Mark has become one of New Jersey’s most accomplished stylists. His dedication to his craft has led to many high-profile styling assignments including; New York City Fashion Week, New Jersey Fashion Week, editorial work for Park Place Magazine, and various fashion shows and photo shoots.
Mark’s work has been featured in several national fashion industry and consumer publications.A proponent of ongoing education, Mark dedicates significant time, energy and resources to ensure that his team is trained in world-renowned classes (Bumble and Bumble, Oribe, Nick Arrojo, Deva, Wella, Aveda, and L’Oreal) to ensure the skill level and services that he and his staff offer continue to keep pace with ever-changing industry trends.
After working at several high-profile salons in the region, Mark founded Laboratory Hair Studio in 2005 with the vision to create a studio for highly-trained stylists with a passion for the industry and to serve an expanding clientele that demands premium service in a comfortable, contemporary atmosphere.
Christina is a senior member of the Lab team since 2008. Over ten years in the industry has only strengthened her intense passion for the craft of hair styling and a commitment to advanced education. She has studied closely under some of the more prestigious names in the industry including Oribe, master colorist Jo Blackwell Preston, Eva Scrivo, and Bumble & Bumble… just to name a few. She also has participated in NY fashion week for styling with Juicy Couture and Tim Hamilton with other members of the Laboratory team.
She specializes in corrective color, foil highlighting, balayage, razor cutting and special event styling. Christina is certified in Inoa, L’Oreal Professional, Deva Curl, and Keratin treatments among others.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cross-fit training.
With a passion for fashion, a bubbly personality, and an infectious smile that lights up the studio, Jess is a rising star with creative vision and a loyal clientele. Her dedication to advanced training has given her the technical ability to keep up with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene.
She specializes in precision cutting, razor cuts, curly cuts and corrective coloring.Jess was selected to join the Oribe team to style for designer Tim Hamilton for New York City Fashion Week.Jess serves as an Oribe educator and is certified in Deva Curl, Brazilian Keratin, Brazilian Blowout, Bumble Styling & Razor cuts, Redken Exchange, and Vidal Sassoon ABC Cutting, among others.
Outside of the salon, Jess enjoys working out, spending time with family, and keeping up on current fashion trends.
Senior Stylist & Makeup Artist
Lucy is a personable, creative and fun-loving stylist who joined the Laboratory team after developing a large clientele over the past eight years in Essex & Hudson counties.Lucy joined our team to take her skills to even greater heights via Laboratory’s advanced training & education program.
Lucy is an experienced, well-rounded stylist who specializes in color, highlights, corrective color, precision cuts, updos, and hair extensions. She is also a talented professional makeup artist.
Lucy is passionate about her craft and brings a great deal of energy, enthusiasm, and joy to our team and her clientele. Her mission is to make sure each of her clients leaves the salon looking and feeling their absolute best!
Stefania is a highly-trained stylist with over nine years of styling experience in Northern New Jersey. She joined the Laboratory Hair Studio team in 2012 and specializes in precision cutting, creative color, highlights, men’s cuts, and has a passion for styling “Big Sexy Hair”!Stefania is an extremely versatile designer, holding certifications in Keratin, Oribe, Vidal Sassoon, Sebastian, and Wella Color Studio.
She is also certified in Keratin-Bonded Fusion, Cold Fusion, and other methods of Hair Extensions. Additionally, she has attended the Bumble & Bumble design workshop for razor cutting. Stefania also has participated in NJ fashion week for the past three years.
Stefania loves fashion and brings a great deal of inspiration, passion and energy to her clientele. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and keeping up on current fashion trends.
Dave’s passion and energy comes from the desire to create individualism for each client. Dave has been honing his skills for the last five years, striving for technical elegance, but more importantly making each and every client look and feel like a vision.
Dave has studied under Vidal Sassoon educators and has undergone lengthy educational systems from top programs. Dave’s talents focus on all styles of cutting, from classic female to modern male, including street couture, dimensional highlighting, and color.
When not creating style for his clients, Dave enjoys spending his free time with loved ones, designing one of a kind clothing pieces inspired by rock ‘n’ roll, and restoring classic cars and trucks.
Stylist & Makeup Artist
Alana joined our lab team in 2011 and has since become one of the youngest stylists on our team. She has also been certified as our salon’s personal Network Educator for Bumble and Bumble, which allows Alana to educate and inspire not only our staff but also her clients according to their specific needs.
Some of the workshops Alana has attended over the last couple of years include Deva Curl cutting technique, Academia Cutting classes, Styling courses at Bumble and Bumble, and a variety of color workshops through L’Oreal. Alana also specializes in hair and make-up for special occasions, and has just recently had the opportunity to work with the Oribe team for New York Fashion Week.
She truly enjoys the creative and artistic side of our industry, and is always up for a challenge.Outside of the salon, Alana likes to go cycling, go to the movies, and spend time with family and friends.
Stylist & Makeup Artist
Toniann’s warm smile and sincere personality is inviting and she truly cares about her clients. Her confidence gives off a positive energy. The passion and focus that Toniann has will insure consistent amazing results. She is an innovative thinker and can create a personalized style for each client. Her dedication for the Fashion and Beauty Industry drives her to continually advance her education.
In 2013, Toniann was selected to design hair for Rihanna’s co-designer at New York Fashion Week. She was also chosen to style with the Oribe Team in 2014. Toniann has studied intensely under world renowned stylist Eva Scrivo, Bumble & Bumble, L’Oreal Professional, and Academia Cutting Academy. She has traveled to Miami and Boston to work alongside Oribe himself at La Fama and On Location Atelier fashion shows, as well as participating in New Jersey Fashion Week and other numerous backstage events. ToniAnn has studied under Ronnie Stamm from Oribe for Editorial Styling. She is accomplished in styling a bold statement or sleek classic looks.
Toniann specializes in razor and personalized hair cutting, balayage painted highlights, foiling techniques, creative color, and makeup artistry. Outside of Laboratory Hair Studio, she has a passion for health and fitness. Toniann enjoys time with the people she cares about most.