Over the course of his over 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, Milkshake, Oligo, and DevaCurl.

Mark is certified in Hairdreams Hair Extensions and holds a DevaCurl Level 2: Deva Advanced certification.

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.



Dave’s passion and energy come from the desire to create individualism for each client. Dave has been honing his skills for the last 10 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 including the DevaCurl Level 2: Deva Advanced certification. 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 extremely talented in styling hair for special events. As an ORIBE Signature Stylist, she is responsible for keeping our team and clients up to date on all things ORIBE related in the salon.

Alyssa’s education has included DevaCurl cutting techniques (Level 2: Deva Advanced certified), styling workshops with ORIBE in NYC and creative color with L’Oreal, OLIGO, and Milkshake.

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her friends and family, shopping and taking spontaneous road trips around New Jersey.


Senior Designer

Rose joined the Lab team with 30 years of experience. She specializes in precision cutting, dimensional highlights, coloring techniques for red tones, and formal updo’s.

Rose is certified in Keratin and Brazilian Blowout. Her training includes classes with Arrojo Academy NYC, Goldwell, Wella Professionals, L’Oreal, Oligo, and Milkshake.

Outside of the salon, Rose loves spending time with her children, traveling the globe, and cooking her favorite foods.



Nicky entered the hair industry in 2016 and began working at Laboratory Hair Studio in 2022. Prior to becoming a Stylist, he served as a Salon Apprentice and Creative Assistant to high-ranking industry professionals.

Nicky is certified in Keratin and Brazilian Blowout and has attending multiple training intensives at the Arrojo Academy in NYC. His experience includes working as a Production Assistant on sets for fashion, e-commerce, and branded social media campaigns.

Ongoing education is of primary importance to him, as he strives to continuously grow and improve his skills. Nicky aims to leave a positive impact on everyone he meets. He specializes in fantasy color, elevated brunettes, and formal evening styling.

Outside of the salon, he is an avid reader who loves thrifting/fashion, diving into creative projects, and exploring new experiences in and around NYC.



In 2022, Alex joined Laboratory Hair Studio as a Salon Apprentice, and was recently promoted to a Stylist. From a young age, she discovered her passion for beauty and began to actively develop her talents in both hair and makeup application.

Alex is certified in Keratin and has received extensive training with ORIBE, Arrojo Academy NYC, Milkshake, and OLIGO. Like Alyssa, she holds the esteemed title of ORIBE Signature Stylist.

Alex enjoys staying up to date with current trends so she can incorporate new techniques into her color services, especially balayage and blonding.

In her free time, she enjoys shopping, crafting, going to the beach, and spending time with her family (pets included).