Donna is the proud owner at Color Bar 51. She has been a salon owner for over 18 years. Donna is a Redken Certified Colorist, Redken Design Certified Artist and is a Certified Ouidad Curly Hair Specialist. With over 20 years in the beauty industry, Donna takes continuing advanced education very seriously, and Color Bar 51 prides itself on being an educationally driven salon.
With 20 + years in this industry, Donna still strives to get better. This is passed down to the stylist at Color Bar 51. Each stylist goes through a vigorous training program after they are licensed and are required take continuing education to maintain there status as a stylist at her salon.
In addition to heading the Color Bar 51 dynamic team, Donna is also a co-owner and Director of Education at Innovate Salon Academy of New Jersey, the only cosmetology school in New Jersey that is endorsed by Redken Fifth Avenue, NYC for excellence in education. Here Donna has had the opportunity to fine-tune her own creative prowess while sharing her expertise and experiences with eager students.
Director of Salon Operations
Coming to work is like coming to a second home for Liz. The relationships she has formed with her colleagues and stylists, makes them more like family than co-workers. Liz is a graduate of LaSalle University with a B.A. in Art History and has been working in the salon industry for 10 years. Having experience in both retail and service fields allow Liz to understand multiple facets of the salon industry. Color Bar 51 is the perfect place for Liz as she gets to experience something new everyday. She loves the fun and exciting environment of the salon, and is always up for what the day will bring.
Level 6 Stylist
Tara has always had a passion for hair styling. Beginning at the young age of 16, Tara has ambitiously pursued the most up-to-date color and style training, traveling from coast to coast to the most coveted seminars. Tara is a Redken Certified Hair Colorist, giving her the knowledge to custom blend hair color, so no two colors are the same. Receiving her Redken Design Certification has further equipped her with the most complimentary cutting and styling techniques for every texture. Tara is also a Certified Ouidad Curly Hair Expert, so curly girls feel confident when she cuts and styles their hair.
While Tara is known for her hand-blended colors and customized, easy to maintain haircuts, she is also a great choice for a special occasion formal style or supplementing hair with lush extensions. With over 15 years of proven experience, guests are in expert hands with Tara.
Level 5 Stylist
John is an accomplished and dedicated artist with 20 years of industry experience. His results-oriented approach to hair art pervades all of his services. John’s guests always leave feeling beautiful, having indulged in a service delivered by a master of his craft. While John excels in color and style for both men and women, he specializes in Japanese Straightening, Keratin Treatment and professional blow-drying.
John devotes himself to exceptional customized customer service, taking pride in assessing and improving the condition of each guest’s hair.
Dedicated to honing his skill, John has completed numerous advanced cutting and coloring classes at the prestigious Redken Exchange in New York City. John is a Certified Redken Design Artist and is certified as a Ouidad Curly Hair Expert.
Level 3 Stylist
Lo D' Esposito
Level 2 Stylist
Lo has always had a passion for hair. She went to Brookdale Community College where she finally realized she was meant to be in the hair industry. She then enrolled in cosmetology school, graduated, and has been in the beauty business for over 5 years. She is now a Redken Color Certified stylist. Lo found her home at Color Bar 51, where she has also found her second family in her co-workers. Her moto is "when you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life."
Lo especially loves creative color, such as balayage and hair painting, which creates a one-of-a-kind look for her guests. Lo attends educational classes and training programs to keep her skills sharp and provide her guests with innovative styles. Enjoy Lo's passion for her work and let her create a customized look that fits your lifestyle.
Level 2 Stylist
Genevieve is passionate about bringing the latest techniques in cut, color and style to her guests. A master finisher, a curling wand becomes a magic wand in her hand and a blow-out becomes a masterpiece. Genevieve excels at creating creative cuts and custom colors that leave her guests feeling runway-ready. Always comited to honing her skills, Genevieve has attended an endless amount of advance color and cutting technique classes. She is also a certified Pureologist with the latest Redken and Pureology color and product knowledge.
Level 2 Stylist
Color Bar 51 Bridal Team
Tina’s passion for beauty began five years ago in New York City with an internship at Kleinfelds. Since she was a little girl she dreamed of working in the exciting, fast-paced world of fashion, hair and make-up.
After graduating college, with a BA in Arts and Fashion , she enrolled in The Salon Professional Academy. Following her completion of the program, she landed an apprenticeship at Color Bar 51. She demonstrates a well-developed sense for each guest’s individual style, and prides herself on staying on top of all the latest trends. Tina is well versed in Redken, Pureology, and Keratin Complex. She consistantly strives to expand her knowledge base on the latest products and techniques in order to best meet each of her guest’s personal needs.
Level 1 Stylist
Karen loves the creativity of doing both color and cut to create customizing styles. Her love for her career as a stylist focuses on the quality time and interaction she has with each guest. Each guest has the pleasure of her attentive service. She loves to be creative and try new things. Her goal is to provide fashion forward looks while still being suitable for a daily basis. Karen feels detailed consultations and communication is key when working with and pleasing her guests.
Upon graduating from the Salon Professional Academy Karen has trained under top stylists with education being a top priority. Furthering her education at the prestigious Redken Exchange in New York City to the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas. You may also recognize Karen from competing on “Global Beauty Masters” on TLC where she was up against some of the best hair and makeup artists in the world.