Laboratory Hair Studio | Team
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Over the course of his 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 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 is 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, and DevaCurl. 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 has been a senior member of the Lab team since 2008. With over sixteen years in the industry, she continues to strengthen her intense passion for hair styling and her commitment to advanced education. She has studied closely under some of the most respected names in the industry: Oribe, R+Co, Arrojo, Bumble & Bumble, Jo Blackwell-Preston, Eva Scrivo, L’Oreal Academy, and Academy Ramirez Tran. Christina has participated in NY fashion week, styling with Juicy Couture, Chromat, and Tim Hamilton, among others.

Christina specializes in “lived in cut & color”, balayage, highlighting, razor cutting, curly cuts, and special events styling. She is certified in balayage, DevaCurl, INOA Hair Colour, Brazilian Blowout, Keratin, and Hairdreams Hair Creations.

In her spare time, she enjoys doing crossfit and spending time with her family.



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, and men’s cuts. She also has a flair 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 Hairdreams Hair Creations, Keratin-Bonded Fusion, Cold Fusion, and other methods of Hair Extensions. Additionally, she has attended the Bumble & Bumble design workshop for razor cutting.

Stefania has participated in NJ and NY Fashion Week styling at fashion shows for Theory and Edmund Ooi. She has also attended workshops at Oribe On The Road in New York, Boston, and Miami.

Stefania brings a great deal of inspiration and energy to her clientele. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, keeping up on current fashion trends, fitness, and living a healthy life style.



Dave’s passion and energy come 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 and restoring classic cars and trucks. With a degree in fine arts, Dave also keeps busy with crafting custom clothing and upcycled furniture & design pieces.



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 DevaCurl 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 DevaCurl 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, visiting NYC, and spending time with family and friends.



Bobbie has been a member of the Lab team since November 2013. She is an accomplished hairstylist and makeup artist who draws her inspiration from classic beauty icons like Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn.

Bobbie is certified in the DevaCurl cutting technique and Brazilian Blowout. She continues to further her education by attending Oribe styling & cutting classes, L’Oreal Professional color classes, and various classes in makeup artistry.

Bobbie takes pride in her ability to listen her clients’ needs to help them look and feel their absolute best.

In her spare time, Bobbie enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.



Maria joined Laboratory Hair Studio with 5 years of experience. What she loves about the hair industry is that she can showcase her technical abilities along with her creativity. Maria has a passion for making people happy and helps them to embrace their unique beauty.

Maria has trained under some of the industry leaders such as Nick Arrojo and TIGI. She specializes in hair cutting and color, as well as styling for special events.

Maria is certified in the DevaCurl cutting technique and Brazilian Blowout.

In her free time, Maria enjoys sunbathing and spending time with her family & dog.



Vicky is the newest member of the Lab team, joining in 2018. She is originally from Argentina, where she began her hair career in 2002. Vicky has been working in the hair industry in the United States for the past 4 years. She is certified in balayage, Brazilian Blowout, and Keratin smoothing treatments.

Vicky specializes in balayage and color corrections, along with graduated, layered haircuts. Styling is also one of her areas of expertise.

When she’s not working, Vicky enjoys spending time with her husband and their three dogs.



Elyse is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Minneapolis. Her career began in Boston where she worked for 10 years before moving to New Jersey. Elyse has always been intrigued by the beauty & fashion industry and prides herself on staying up to date with current & emerging trends.

Elyse is certified in the DevaCurl cutting technique and in Hairdreams Hair Creations. She specializes in dry cutting techniques, extensions, smoothing treatments, and creative styling.

Originally from Maine, Elyse loves to travel in her free time.



Amanda joined Laboratory Hair Studio with 11 years of experience. While her favorite skill is dimensional highlighting, she also specializes in blow outs, evening styles, and bridal designs.

Her education includes classes with Sebastian and Wella World Studio NYC.

Amanda is a true people person! She is an incredible listener and genuinely enjoys interacting with her clients. She loves being able to express her creativity through hair, in addition to making people feel good about themselves.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her daughter and family.