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Pennington


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Pennington


Call to make an appointment 609-818-9000

No longer do you have to choose between quality services or a warm local environment.  We strive to provide you with quality workmanship that can only be achieved through extensive advanced training on a consistent basis with all of our exceptional staff.  We encourage an environment where you can relax with a glass of wine or beer and let your stylist design a style that not only looks amazing but reflects who you are as an individual.  Share our inspirations or come up with your own through our eclectic variety of music, art and design that is on display throughout the salon.

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The Crew


The Crew


JOEY FESTA

CO-OWNER/STYLIST

 

Joey is a visual artist, whose strengths lie in the ability to take a changing medium and create a hairstyle that reflects the personality and lifestyle of each individual.  He combines his background in fine arts and photography with his precision cutting skills, and adds impeccable color work for a fresh and stylish look created every time a client sits in his chair.  For the past decade, Joey has trained with the most elite stylists and instructors from Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academies and Davines International, and has traveled to Los Angeles, New York, London and Amsterdam to further his intensive training and to expand his techniques.  Joey continually updates his education and training to stay on top of the latest styles and trends in the beauty and fashion industries as co-owner of The Capelli Shop.

 

MATTHEW DIBARTOLO

CO-OWNER/STYLIST

 

Matthew's style of hair design comes from his many points of inspiration, including art, photography, music and fashion.  Matt has trained under some of the industry's top people specifically at the Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy in Santa Monica, Ca, and the Davines International Studio in New York.  Matt's extensive training has taken him to New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and Philadelphia. As co-owner of The Capelli Shop, Matt continues his education while striving to make the salon among the best in the area. 

 

LORI DIBARTOLO

EDUCATOR / STYLIST

Lori started her career studying at The Rizzeri Institute for Cosmetology and quickly discovered her passion for being a hair stylist.  Over her impressive 17 year career, Lori has attended the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Acadamies in Miami and Los Angeles for creative cutting courses,  as well as completing their intensive 6 week cutting course in London.  Lori has worked with some of the industries top companies such as, Davines, Wella, Aveda and Bumble and Bumble and also specializes in the Ouidad cutting system for curly hair.  Lori’s talent lies in combining her love for classic styles with todays modern looks and trends, creating a unique and personalized style for each one of her clients.

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jess choate

Senior STYLISt

Jess brings all the excitement of the editorial and fashion world and translates it into a salon friendly style she has achieved over her awarded career. Studying at prestigious places such as, the Aveda Institute, Aveda Advanced Academy, Bumble U, and Oribe, to name a few, Jess has excelled in styling for editorial pieces and professional photoshoots.  Jess loves introducing high-fashion runway style into one of a kind looks for her clients, especially Bridal work and formal styles.  Jess’ work is always evolving, she keeps up with the newest looks, trends and techniques by being a regular stylist at New York, New Jersey and Miami’s fashion weeks, working with the Avante Garde & Salon Team at NAHA and being voted one of the finalists at the Stylist Choice Awards in Chicago for her work with Great Lengths hair extensions to which she is a 10 year certified specialist.  Jess has worked along side some of the biggest names in the industry including, Nicholas French, Jon Reyamn and ORIBE.  Making every guest she touches feel as though they are ready for the runway is what Jess loves doing most in the salon.   

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Christina mancuso

Senior STYLIST

Christina started her career in the hair industry when she was only 17. Since then, she has honed her skills with such companies as, Wella, Framisi, Aveda, Sebastion, and Toni & Guy. She also attended the Vidal Sassoon Academy where she perfected her haircutting, and specializes in curly hair thanks to her certification in the Ouidad Curly Hair cutting technique. Christina uses her knowledge of the newest techniques including, color melting, balayage and formal styling, to customize every one of her clients looks to their specific lifestyles.  The most rewarding part of Christina’s work are the special relationships she has developed with her clients over the years, helping them feel and look their best and always treating them like family.

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Gabriella Kotelnicki

Senior STYLIST

Gabriella has been working in the beauty industry for over 10 years. Drawing much of her inspiration from the fashion styles of the 1950’s and 1960’s, Gab channels the timeless looks from classic beauties such as, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Her talent lies in taking the elegant looks of the golden age of fashion,  and reinventing them to create a look that makes her clients feel both feminine and sexy while standing up to todays modern styles.   Gabriella meets every guest with a intensive consultation, and designs a personalized look that compliments every feature of each client.  Working with companies such as, Bumble & Bumble, ORIBE, Kerestase and Davines, Gabriella has perfected the voluminous, textured style, which has become her signature.  “Its important to me that my clients can reproduce the look I give them in the salon, educating them on how to do that is always part of my services."

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tisha kakas

Senior STYLIST

Letitia “Tisha” Kakas, has always been passionate for her love of hair styling since she started in the industry over 11 years ago.  Growing up in a family that was full of hairstylists, Tish has always been surrounded by creativity and was able to start her education by the time she was just 15 years old.   Knowing the importance of education, Tish has traveled to California, New York, and Philadelphia as she isconstantly refreshing her skills by studying at institutions such as, Wella, Aveda, Nick Arrojo, Oribe, and Vidal Sassoon.    Over the years Tish has embraced all hair types, but has developed a special knack for long, thick, curly brunettes.  With her skill set ranging from coloring, to cutting to extension work, Tish is the rare stylist that is able to completely transform a clients whole look in just one visit. 

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Brittany

BRITTANY BITONTI

STYLIST

Brittany started her career at Rizzeri Aveda Institute and quickly realized her passion for hair.  Her dedication to being the best at her craft has taken her all over, including New York, Philadelphia and Chicago.   Working under names such as, Aveda, Goldwell, Wella and Vidal Sassoon.  Through her continuing education Brittany has developed a signature look that she describes as "natural and lived in".  Along with performing the latest cutting and coloring techniques Brittany also specializes in extensions and Keratin treatments making her an extremely well-rounded stylist.  She also takes her talents to the runways, participating in past New York City fashion events and other hair competitions.  

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NJ Location


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7 Tree Farm Road  Unit 108          Pennington, NJ  08534

609.818.9000           info@thecapellishop.com


 

Hours

Sunday / monday Closed

Tuesday                 10am-8pm

Wednesday           10am-8pm

Thursday               10am-8pm

Friday                    10am-6pm

Saturday                8am-4pm

 

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