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heart + soul

roots

If you want to locate a business’ soul, you’ll find it in its leader.  

In 1975, my father opened a small barbershop located in Park Ridge NJ,   It quickly became the hub of the town.   After school, I would walk to the shop, sweep the floors, and watch my father cut hair.  As I matured I realized  those early days were life lessons in dedication, reputation and forging relationships,  Sadly, in 1985 my father succumbed to cancer.  At the age of 18 I stepped into the role of Owner/Stylist of Mania Hair Studio. 

I have lead the Mania Hair Studio team for over half my life .  It is more than a business,  it is my heartbeat.      

-Phil Mania

Our Story
An Open Mind

education

Education is the foundation of Mania Hair Studio .  We are privy to a who’s who of leaders in the hair industry that foster our creativity and hone our skills.  We regularly attend workshops and classes.   In addition, our intern stylists must complete each module of the Mania Hair Studio Education Program before accepting clients.

Education doesn’t end with us!   We believe it’s just as important to educate you!  You should be able to replicate that style when you leave our chair.  We frequently host complimentary workshops to help you do just that.   Each workshop is comprised of  signature tips, techniques and professional expertise in a creative, hands-on environment

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Always Give Back

Community

Giving back is very important to us!  The studio participates in various events and local fundraisers on an ongoing basis.  We are also a proud supporter of the Locks of Love Program, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children.

Meet the

team

  • Phoebe Scholl
    Phoebe Scholl

    New on the scene, Phoebe has quickly learned the MHS drill . She will walk and talk you through your wash, condition, and styling processes, with the ease of an industry veteran. It is apparent she loves what she does and connecting with those around her.  Her gentle demeanor is sure to relax even after one of those days.  She has a passion for color and styling, spending hours on Instagram looking for the latest trends.   We look forward to seeing her grow with us.

  • Jessica Krummenacker
    Jessica Krummenacker Intern

    They say some are just born with it and that has never been more apparent than with Jessica-  She’s  a natural.  We are crushing on her special event styles and blow-drying finishes.   You will find her shadowing the seasoned stylists every chance she gets to continue to grow.   Very poised and confident  in her cutting skills,  we look forward to her future. She is currently enrolled in the Mania Hair Studio Education Program.

  • Melinda Orello
    Melinda Orello Intern

    Melinda loves making you happy!  Her favorite part of her craft is seeing  your face light up when you look in the mirror.  She is passionate about learning so you may find her having an intense discussion with one of our Artists about the mechanics of a cut.    She is about to begin The Mania Hair Studio Education Program.  We wish her great success in her journey!

  • Nina Salzano
    Nina Salzano Intern

    Nina is the new girl on the block, but you would never have a clue!  She has quickly found her groove and we’re feeling her happy vibes.   She’s always smiling and feels that you should be too!   Her passion is special event styling.   She loves to create modern updos, with intricate twists and braids.  She has a yearn to learn and shadows our most seasoned stylists.   We can’t wait for her to dive into the Mania Hair Studio Education Program. 

designers

  • Alexis Santana
    Alexis Santana Designer Stylist

    This girl can braid!  Watching Alexis weave, twist and manipulate your mane into a mind-bending do is a treat! Impressive with her scissor skills, she meticulously blends your hair into perfection.   An eye for color, she has an innate ability to capture  that perfect hue  you were dreaming of.    Alexis has successfully completed the Mania Hair Studio Education Program and has studied cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble University. 

  • Catherine Campanella
    Catherine Campanella Designer Stylist

    First, let’s get this out of the way. It’s her natural hair, no they’re not extensions, we hate her too.  Whew!  Catherine is quick to ensure your experience is nothing less than stellar at Mania Hair Studio.   She is a Bumble and bumble product guru-offering tips that will change your hair game.  Her blow-drys and styling  have become a necessary luxury to those in the know.  She has successfully completed the Mania Hair Studio Education Program. 

masters

  • Danielle Racanati
    Danielle Racanati Master Stylist

    A visit with Danielle is a treat.   She has  mastered the art of the round brush — with dazzling  blow-drys  that last for days. (Ask her to show you her collection of brushes) She is never at a loss for cool and innovative things to do with your locks, whether that’s a tweak of your cut or a new product cocktail.   Her careful attention to her fans is something we hear over and over.  She has studied cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble University as well as received her Keratin Complex certification.

  • Christa Puffer
    Christa Puffer Master Stylist

    There is no shade beyond her range.   Christa is up on every major hair color trend of the moment.  She is a favorite  among those in fashion’s inner circle.  She gets high marks for her gorgeous special event styling and braiding. She is a consummate professional that places a high value on hearing your wants , understanding your needs, and respecting your hair.  She has studied advanced cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble University. 

     

  • Janine Rejmaniak
    Janine Rejmaniak Master Stylist

    Seeing Janine doing  hair color is like watching a kid with a box of crayons…. Pure bliss.   Highlighting, balayage and color contouring are just a sampling  of her talent.   She is very thorough with  her consultations and really drills down until she is completely certain of your hair expectations.   No cookie cutter looks here, she offers imaginative cuts and styling.   She has studied creative cutting techniques with Celebrity stylist Michael O’Rourke.

  • Susan Boscarino
    Susan Boscarino Master Stylist

    Susan has a dedicated legion of followers that love her feel-good approach.   They know she is 100% all in, guaranteeing a personalized experience.  As a seasoned stylist,  She has a broad range of exceptional  talent in all cutting, coloring and styling.  Her highlighting technique guarantees that your hair comes out with dimension that looks au natural.  She is schooled in several premier color lines as well as studied advanced cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble University. 

mentors

  • Alex Cristea
    Alex Cristea Mentor Stylist

    Alex’s fans say the devil is in the details and we couldn’t agree more!  His haircuts are inordinately intricate creations that only  get more beautiful with each sway of the head. His talents continue in the world of color.  Never monochromatic, colors are alive with dimension.  Ethereal blondes and statement-making redheads are his forte.   His brilliant razor and scissor skills are drawn from his training at Vidal Sassoon Academy in London.  

  • Amanda Morello
    Amanda Morello Mentor Stylist

    Hair transformations are Amanda’s strong point.   She appreciates just how far reaching the impact of a new chop, or hue can be.  Her admirers rave about her meticulously detailed cuts.  They dish that they grow out like a dream and who doesn’t love that.  Her passion for color shows with the collection of lustrous locks leaving  her chair.   Amanda has studied advanced cutting and styling  at Bumble at Bumble University and Arrojo in New York City.

  • Andrea Savva
    Andrea Savva Mentor Stylist

    Recently celebrating her 25th year at Mania Hair Studio, Andrea  has a wide range of talent.  It is hard not to draw from her rousing energy as she is extremely passionate about her craft.   A curly girl herself, she has mastered the taming of the frizz.   She’ll whip out the scissors, mix up a cocktail of products, and when she’s finished you may just weep with joy.   She has studied advanced cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble University. 

  • Angela Altemus
    Angela Altemus Mentor Stylist & Makeup Artist

    A walking Power of Positivity quote.  This captures Angela.   You decided on a whim to box color your tresses ink black or cut your bangs with kid’s scissors.  NOTHING is ever a problem   She is well read in everything that is color but she gets top billing for her stunning balayage technique.  Her creative special event styling draws from her training under the renowned Mustafa Avci.   She has also studied advanced cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble University.  

  • Daniela Jackson
    Daniela Jackson Mentor Stylist

    Daniela’s chic sense of style is the driving force behind her droves of fans.  Her cutting and styling talent is enough to make the most seasoned socialite swoon.   Her balayage technique is so natural, it will have them wondering if you were born with it.  She is a top pick among the brides, known for her soft, romantic creations.  She has worked with a who’s who of designers on the fashion scene.  She has  studied advanced cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble University.

  • Dorothy Bryjak
    Dorothy Bryjak Mentor Stylist

    There are many reasons why her devotees are obsessed with Dorothy.  It may just be her impeccable cutting skills or hair color that prompts compliments from complete strangers.  She will talk you through your appointment, explaining the why of what she is doing and how it may bring out your best features. She is quick to demonstrate various styling options for your new do and will always take the time to suggest the perfect products.   She has studied advanced cutting and styling at Arrojo and Bumble and Bumble University.

  • Jaclyn Coladonato
    Jaclyn Coladonato Mentor Stylist & Educator & Makeup Artist

     As an accomplished ballet dancer, Jaclyn  understands the beautiful melding of form, function and creativity. Although she is exceptional in all aspects of hair, it is in event styling where she is a star.  It is with awe to watch her hair visions come to life.  With her scope of talent, it is no surprise that she is our Special Event Styling Educator. Her imaginative editorial work has been featured on various media platforms. She has studied advanced cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble University.   

  • Judy Surace
    Judy Surace Mentor Stylist & Makeup Artist

    You will find Judy on her downtime, scouring Instagram for hair inspiration.   This commitment to her craft shows in exceptional cutting and balayage talent.  Always on trend, she will chat about what’s up and coming on the hair horizon.  As a Hair Extension Specialist, she is known for her naturalthey’ll never know placement.   She has studied advanced cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble University.   She is multi-talented offering makeup artistry and has studied under Hrush Acheyman.

  • Rachel Deblasio
    Rachel Deblasio Mentor Stylist

    Rachel just knows how to make it happpen!   Bursting with creativity, she is always on point with her color, cutting, and styling suggestions.   She is acutely aware that your world is ever changing  thus does a thorough consultation at every appointment.   You just added some swimming to that workout.  She’ll talk you through the best products to keep your color fresh. These are the details that her admirers love.  She has studied advanced cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble University.

artists

  • Angelica Antonuccio
    Angelica Antonuccio Artist Stylist & Educator

    Angelica is a 3x award winner of (201) Magazine’s Best Of Bergen  -2014 Men’s Stylist, -2015 Woman’s Hairstylist-2016 Woman’s Hairstylist.  Immensely talented, super passionate and deep belly-laugh humor are pretty much spot on in describing  Angelica.  She has a broad range of specialties from cutting to coloring  and everything in between.   She has a natural skill and her supreme attention to detail never fails to create whatever your hair desires.   She has studied advanced cutting and stying at Bumble and Bumble University.

  • Jackie Timpone
    Jackie Timpone Artist Stylist & Director Of Education

     Jackie may just be your hair-styling soulmate. Her wooers will tell you she has so many attributes, they would not even know where to begin.  From the minute you sit in her chair to the last snip, you feel her professionalism.  She sets the talent bar high due to her precision cutting, signature coloring, and inspirational styling.  As our Director of Education, she is responsible for  upholding our standards of excellence. Jackie has certifications in many premier color lines, hair extensions, as well as studied at Bumble and Bumble University.

  • Marta Nowicki
    Marta Nowicki Artist Stylist

    Creating great hair is an art and Marta is truly the artist.  Once in her chair, she will get a full understanding of  your needs and life style before even picking up a scissor.  An icon with color enthusiasts, she always mixes up the perfect hue.  Details are her strong point and clients cherish it.   Her list of talent continues  with  gorgeous special event styles. She is a certified in Keratin Smoothing treatments .  Marta has studied advanced cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble in NYC.   

  • Shereen Abbasi
    Shereen Abbasi Artist Stylist & Makeup Artist

    Shereen has earned her chops as a razor cutting specialist.  Put a razor in her hand and it’s pure magic. Just ask her flock of dedicated followers.  Her genius continues in the color arena, encompassing everything from high-fashion brights to natural balayage.  She has studied modern vintage styling trends with the renowned Mustafa Avci as well as advanced cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble University.    She is multi talented, offering  makeup artistry as well.    She studied the art of face contouring with Celebrity Makeup artist Hrush Acheyman.

  • Vanessa Incorvaia
    Vanessa Incorvaia Artist Stylist

    Vanessa is a 2x winner of  (201) Magazine Best of Bergen: Best Colorist -2015,   Best Stylist -2014.  She is a balayage specialist.  She has a wizardly talent for placement and color choices to suit your skin tones and illuminate your features.  She is known  for curating editorial work that is profoundly creative.   A favorite among the wedding crowd, she offers discerning bridal style. Vanessa has studied advanced cutting and styling at Bumble + Bumble University.  

  • Jessica Ippolito
    Jessica Ippolito Artist Stylist & Educator

    We know it’s not easy to take the leap for a big chop or color change.  This is where Jessica shines.  Trust her!   Her innate ability to know exactly what you need is truly her strong point. She has a great eye for color knowing how to bring your best features to the forefront.   She is knowledgable in many premier color lines and studied advanced cutting and styling  techniques at Bumble and bumble University.  Serving as our Bumble and Bumble Network Educator, she is our go to for product knowledge.

specialists

  • Agatha Kranidiotis
    Agatha Kranidiotis Specialist & Makeup Artist

    The first of our Specialist dream team,  Agatha specializes in keeping you on beauty trend literally from head to toe.  Brow shaping/tinting, waxing, manicuring and pedicuring top a list of talent.   As if that doesn’t impress, she is also a master with a makeup brush.   She really hears you and then creates the most knock out look you’ve ever had.
     

  • Meaghan Smeen
    Meaghan Smeen Makeup Artist & Coordinator

     Meaghan is a 2x Best Makeup Artist winner of 201 Magazines Best of Bergen. Meaghan can be found chair- side  creating a masterpiece with makeup. She has taken master classes with celebrity makeup artists such as Jon Hennessey and  Billy B.  She offers various makeup styles including bridal, airbrush and editorial .  She is a graduate from Make-Up Designory, NYC for beauty and special effects makeup. 

     

     

coordinators

  • Jenn Vieitez
    Jenn Vieitez Coordinator

    Our multi tasking superhero!  Phone ringing, coffee bar needs attending and a slew of appointments must be set up for one of our favorite snowbirds.  With a whoosh of her cape and a smile, it’s done!  Thanks Jen, we know you got it! 

              

  • Shanley Yerk
    Shanley Yerk Coordinator & Marketing Team

    She’s the one that works tirelessly to get you in for that forgotten to schedule my color and it’s my niece’s wedding … tomorrow.  Quick with a smile and her southern charm (South Jersey) she’ll guide you through a tour of the Studio.  Shanley is also our witty social media voice as she has a dual role with the Marketing team . 

     

administrative

  • Erin Del Moro
    Erin Del Moro Special Events Coordinator

    Erin is responsible for arranging the details of your special event, both in studio and off premises, from fundraisers to weddings.  Her philosophy could come straight from the pages of  the Boyscout  handbook,   Always be prepared!   Her meticulous attention to detail has become quite legendary in social circles. This coupled with her hands on approach ensure every detail of your event is extraordinary!

     

concierge

  • Mirian Infante
    Mirian Infante Concierge

    Our best kept secret!   Mirian is all that is Mania Hair Studio. She is responsible for all the niceties and attention to detail that our clients rave about!   Inventory control, concierge and so very many more things, we could never possibly list them all!  At least once a day you will hear from one of us, “Where’s Mirian, she’ll know.”

team leaders

  • Corey Mania
    Corey Mania Director Of Branding

    She’s his Lucy. Fun, lively and adventurous, Corey is the second half of the Mania duo.  As the Director of Branding, she is responsible for painting the picture of Mania Hair Studio.  She and her team are behind the amenities, events, and  limitless details that keep us unique.  Above all else,  She is intensely committed on keeping a pulse on all of your wants and wishes.

  • Jessica Major
    Jessica Major Director of Human Resources

    “There is no one size fits all approach to your career path!” Jessica works with each team member to create and coach them along a career path based on their personal strengths and interests.   And to ensure that each individual has the support to excel in their journey as well as achieve a family/work life balance.

  • Phil Mania
    Phil Mania Owner & Artist Stylist

    Stylist- Leader -Teacher.  Phil has taken his vision of Mania Hair Studio and made it a reality.  A master with the scissors he shares the same disciplined approach to cutting as many of the industry legends.   At any time you will find him coaching an intern demonstrating just how to perfect that hairline or chatting with a client about what’s new and now in our world.    Words he lives by: “The most important thing in your life is you reputation, take good care of it. ”    

     

  • Yvette Humphrey
    Yvette Humphrey Manager

    If the studio floor were a symphony, Yvette would be the maestro.  A veteran at  Mania Hair Studio, she sets the tempo by overseeing,  implementing and engaging in the day to day team activities.  No easy task, she strives to create and maintain synergy on all fronts.   With her friendly and approachable personality, she embraces  all of your feedback.   She has studied and received certification in many aspects of management.  

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OUR VISION
Mania Hair Studio has established its foundation based on education, innovation, and serving our community.  Our team is passionate about developing relationships that are built on trust and care.  We are the ambassadors of our industry.

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