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
Over the course of his almost 20 year tenure in the industry, Mark has become one of New Jersey’s most accomplished stylists. His hard work and dedication have led to many high profile styling assignments, such as New York City Fashion Week, New Jersey Fashion Week, editorial work, and various fashion shows and photo shoots. Mark’s work has also been featured in several national fashion and consumer publications.
After working at some of Northern New Jersey’s most notable salons, Mark founded Laboratory Hair Studio in 2005. His vision was to provide impeccable service in a comfortable, contemporary atmosphere.
At the heart of Laboratory Hair Studio is ongoing education for the stylists. Mark devotes significant time, energy, and resources to ensure that his team is trained by the industry’s best: Oribe, R & Co., V76, L’Oreal, Deva, and Bumble and Bumble. As a result of his passion for education, Mark has created an environment for innovative hair design and creativity to flourish for both his staff and clientele.
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.
Stefania is a highly-trained stylist with over ten years of experience in Northern New Jersey.
She joined the Laboratory Hair Studio team in 2012 and specializes in precision & free hand cutting, creative color, dimensional highlights, men’s cuts, and has a passion for styling glamorous hair, bridal hair and editorial work. Stefania is an extremely versatile designer, holding certifications in Keratin, Oribe, Vidal Sassoon, Sebastian, Wella Color Studio and Creative Balayage at L’Oreal Soho Academy.
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 and NY Fashion Week with Oribe and his Editorial Team and for Theory and Edmund Ooi. She has also attended workshops at Oribe On The Road, NY/Boston.
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, fitness and a healthy life style.
Dave’s passion and energy comes from the desire to create individualism for each client. Dave has been honing his skills for the last seven 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 education from top programs. As a member of the R+Co Creative Council, Dave strives to bring modern aesthetics and interpretations to the salon. Dave’s talents focus on all styles of cutting, dimensional highlighting, color and texture services.
When not creating style for his clients, Dave enjoys spending his time with family, restoring classic cars and trucks, creating upcycled furniture and design pieces and crafting custom clothing.
Stylist & Makeup Artist
Alana joined the Lab team in 2011 and is an incredibly passionate stylist who is constantly driven to learn new techniques.
Some of the workshops Alana has attended include Deva Curl cutting technique, Academia cutting classes, styling workshops with Oribe and R & Co in New York, Miami and Boston. She has also participated in New York Fashion Week.
Alana has taken color classes with L’Oreal and specializes in advanced Balayage color techniques, ranging from a natural sun-kissed look to bright and full fantasy colors. Another passion is styling hair for weddings and special events.
Alana truly enjoys the creative and artistic side of our industry and looks forward to continuing her education as a stylist.
On her time off, Alana enjoys practicing yoga as well as spending time with family and friends.
Alex recently joined Laboratory with seven years experience.
Her warm personality and passion make Alex a great addition to our team.
She specializes in styling hair, scissor cutting techniques as well as clipper and barbering techniques for men’s styling.
Her range of experience has been in New York, Florida and New Jersey.
Alex has trained with L’Oreal Professional, Soho Academy, NY in Balayage, and highlighting techniques.
Alex is excited about her career while continuing to grow through advanced education.
Outside of the salon, Alex enjoys movies and going to the gym.
Stylist & Makeup Artist
Alyssa has been part of the Lab team since January 2014. She has become an inspired hairstylist who enjoys the creative side of the beauty industry and is always eager to learn new techniques and advance her education.
With passion for her craft, Alyssa is excited to provide the most current trends to her clientele, and is also talented in makeup and styling hair for special events.
Alyssa's education has included Deva Curl cutting techniques, styling workshops with Oribe in NYC and creative color at L'Oreal, Soho NY.
In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her friends and family, shopping and taking spontaneous road trips around New Jersey.
Valerie joined laboratory hair studio with 5 years’ experience.
She has a passion for styling hair, including weddings, proms, braiding and the latest fashion trends.
Valerie’s talents include Balayage, smoothing treatments, long hair, men’s haircuts, and Deva curly cuts. With her thorough consultation and dedication, Valerie exceeds her client’s expectations.
Continuing her education is a constant for Valerie, who has trained with top educators in our industry such as Oribe in Miami and L’Oreal in NYC.
In her spare time, Valerie likes being active outdoors, NYC, and spending time with family and friends.