MASTER STYLIST / SALON OWNERFrom the age of 2, Victoria could be seen walking around carrying a hair brush and looking into every mirror she passed to fix her hair. In her fourth grade yearbook, she wrote that when she grew up she wanted to become a hairdresser. Her dream came true! Victoria is a graduate of Capri Institute in Paramus and licensed in both New Jersey and New York. After working for 9 years in a Bergen County salon, she left to pursue her dream of studying at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, England. She also had the opportunity to travel through Europe, paying special attention to the cosmetology industry abroad. Upon returning to the US, Victoria visited a variety of salons in New York City, working there for a short time, but in the end decided to open her own salon in Bergen County In 2012.
Coming from a family with curly hair, Victoria has first-hand knowledge on cutting and care for curls of all kinds. Victoria’s clients consist of men, women and children of all ages. Her skills include precision hair cutting, barbering/fading, hair coloring, highlighting/balayage, formal styling and specialized hair treatments such as keratin. Victoria is also a talented make-up artist, having taken many classes in New York City at the MAC Studio. She can apply make-up in a range of styles, from natural to dramatic, to meet the needs of each client. Victoria enjoys using her creative talents for weddings and special occasions.
LEAD STYLISTJasmine has been in the industry for more than five years and with Victoria Rose Salon for over two years. She is a graduate of Empire Beauty School in Paramus and loves forming personal connections with her clients. She is in the salon full time from Tuesday through Saturday. Her strengths are fantasy colors, extensions, hair cutting, hair coloring and corrective color. She also is a whiz at applying make-up for any occasion. Jasmine enjoys meeting the challenges of different styles and colors on a daily basis which keeps her job interesting.
LEAD STYLISTSince childhood, Michelle has wanted to be a hairdresser. She attended the Parisian Beauty Academy in Hackensack, a Paul Mitchell School. She had worked previously for eight years at Lillian Lee Salon in Teaneck before joining the team at Victoria Rose Salon. She has been with Victoria Rose for the past three years working primarily on Saturdays. Michelle loves being at Victoria Rose Salon because it is small and personal, which allows her to get to know each client on a more intimate basis. She specializes in cuts, styles and color for women and girls, and also does formal hairstyling for special occasions.
LEAD STYLISTKristin Blancato has been interested in hair and make-up since she was a young child playing “hair salon” with her family and friends. She is a dual graduate of the Cosmetology Program at the Bergen County Vocational-Technical School in Paramus as well as Paramus High School, and has been actively working in the field for 18 years. Before joining the staff at Victoria Rose Salon in April 2014, Kristin worked at Park Avenue Hair in Park Ridge for 13 years. She is at Victoria Rose Salon on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Kristin is very creative with color, formal hair styling and make-up application, and also performs keratin and other treatments along with cutting for men, women and children of all ages.
Lexi has been the assistant at Victoria Rose Salon for the past 2 ½ years. She also graduated from the Cosmetology Program at Bergen County Vocational/Technical School in Paramus and Dumont High School. Currently Lexi is in training with Victoria to sharpen her skills so that she can become a full-time stylist on the salon floor. She enjoys coming to work to talk with clients and help them to feel happy and relaxed. She looks forward to learning more about color, especially highlights, balayage and dimensional color. Lexi works full time from Tuesday through Saturday.
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