Team

MARK

OWNER / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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

MASTER DESIGNER

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

SENIOR DESIGNER

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 Ambassador, 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.

Rose

Senior Designer

Rose recently 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 Goldwell, Wella Professionals, L’Oreal, Oligo, and Milkshake.

Outside of the salon, Rose loves spending time with her children, taking mini excursions to NYC to visit museums, and cooking or baking her favorite foods.

Wendy

Designer

Wendy is the newest addition to Laboratory Hair Studio with almost 40 years of experience. Throughout her career she has received extensive training with industry leaders such as Arrojo and Aveda.

She specializes in pixies, textured bobs, lived-in looks, and balayage.

Wendy is an accomplished artist who in her spare time enjoys painting, gardening, hiking, music, and karaoke.

Kerry

Senior Stylist

Kerry has over 5 years of experience in the hair industry. Highlights and balayage are her specialty! She is certified in Keratin, Brazilian Blowout, the DevaCurl cutting technique, and Hairdreams Hair Extensions.

Kerry continues to learn and grow through her continued education. She has attended numerous classes with R+Co, ORIBE, Oligo, and Milkshake.

In her free time, Kerry enjoys traveling and trying new recipes.

Nicholas

Stylist

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. 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.

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.