heart + soul


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 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, upcoming 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.  It is our passion to help you do just that.   We will offer you signature tips, techniques and professional expertise any time you need it!

Always Give Back


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



  • Amanda
    Amanda Stylist

    With 12 years of experience, 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. She has also furthered her color education at Wella World Studio.

  • Angela
    Angela Stylist

    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  With 12 years experience, 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.  

  • Angelica
    Angelica 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 and a MHS Educator.  Immensely talented, super passionate and deep belly-laugh humor are pretty much spot on in describing  Angelica.  With 23 years experience, 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.

  • Catherine
    Catherine 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.  With 5 years experience, her color and cutting skills  have become a necessary luxury to those in the know.  She has successfully completed the Mania Hair Studio Education Program and hones her skills at Wella Color Studio and Bumble and Bumble University.

  • Daniela J.
    Daniela J. Stylist

    Daniela’s chic sense of style and 25 years of experience  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.

  • Danielle R.
    Danielle R. 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) With 7 years of experience, she is never at a loss for new and innovative things to do with you blondes, whether that’s a tweak of your color or a full on transformation.  Her careful attention to her balayage 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.

  • Dorothy
    Dorothy Stylist

    With 20 years experience, 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.

  • Jackie T.
    Jackie T. Stylist + Master Color Expert + 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.  With 17 years experience, from the minute you sit in her chair to the last snip, you feel her professionalism.  She is considered one of the best colorists in the world by graduating from the Wella Global Master Color Expert Program. This is one of the highest accolades in the hair industry.    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.

  • Jaclyn
    Jaclyn Stylist + Master Color Expert + Educator

     As an accomplished ballet dancer, Jaclyn  understands the beautiful melding of form, function and creativity.  With 7 years experience, she is considered one of the best colorists in the world by graduating from the Wella Global Master Color Expert Program. This is one of the highest accolades in the hair industry. She is exceptional in all aspects of hair.   With her scope of styling talent, it is no surprise that she is an MHS Educator. Her imaginative editorial work has been featured on various media platforms. She has studied advanced cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble University.   

  • Janine
    Janine 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. With 12 years of experience, no cookie cutter looks here, she offers imaginative cuts and styling.   She has studied creative cutting techniques with Celebrity stylist Michael O’Rourke.

  • Jessi
    Jessi Stylist

     PASSIONATE describes Jessica!  She’s all in, bringing her A game every day!   She is all about  hair, with a particular love of color.  With 3 years experience, she’s constantly  honing her styling and coloring  techniques.  Her friendly, upbeat personality is welcoming to even the shyest first timer.  Jessica’s creativity doesn’t stop at hair.   We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that this girl has some serious makeup skills!   

  • Jessica I.
    Jessica I. Stylist

    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. With her 12 years of experience, 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.

  • Jessica K.
    Jessica K. Stylist

    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.   With 3 years experience, 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 has successfully completed the Mania Hair Studio Education Program.

  • Judy
    Judy Stylist

    You will find Judy on her downtime, scouring Instagram for hair inspiration.  With 12 years experience, her 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.

  • Maria
    Maria Stylist + Educator

    Indecisive? Need hair help?  With her 25 years of experience, Maria will give you the direction you are seeking.    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 suggest your best options to attain  your dream do and will always take the time to suggest the perfect products.   She has studied advanced color,  cutting  and styling at Wella World Studio  and Bumble and Bumble University. She is also an MHS educator. 

  • Marta
    Marta Stylist

    Creating great hair is an art and Marta is truly the artist.  With 25 years of experience, 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.  She believes maintaining healthy hair is an essential aspect of self-love. She is a certified in Keratin Smoothing treatments .  Marta has studied advanced cutting and styling at Bumble and Bumble in NYC.   

  • Rachel
    Rachel Stylist

    With 23 years experience, 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.

  • Shereen
    Shereen Stylist

    With 14 years of experience, 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.

  • Sue B.
    Sue B. Stylist

    With 29 years experience, 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. 

  • Vanessa
    Vanessa Stylist

    Vanessa is a 2x winner of  (201) Magazine Best of Bergen: Best Colorist -2015,   Best Stylist -2014.  With 20 years of experience, she is famed for her color skills.  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.  


  • Agatha
    Agatha Specialist + Makeup Artist

    a huge part of our 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.


  • Laura
    Laura Assistant

    You are in good hands with Laura. Her gentle demeanor and   meticulous personal attention who easily calms all hair anxieties  She loves all that is color and you’ll find her stalking Instagram for inspiration. She is self motivated, challenging herself by recreating the latest styling trends. She has just begun her education program here at MHS.  We look forward to her future growth!



  • Georgie
    Georgie Studio Coordinator

    Georgie gets high marks for making clients happy! Her only goal is to provide you with a pleasant, personalized MHS experience. She is exceptionally helpful in answering questions and working out hiccups. Like when you forgot to book that blow-dry for a crucial interview.

  • Yvette
    Yvette Studio Coordinator

     A veteran at  Mania Hair Studio, Yvette’s friendly  personality sets the tempo of your visit.  Her warmth and genuine dedication to finding convenient solutions to your beauty woes makes her a standout.   Her knowledge of our services and products is unparalleled.  So when this girl  makes a recommendation, run with it! 



  • Mirian
    Mirian 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

  • Jennifer Vieitez
    Jennifer Vieitez Studio Manager

    As a  Manager, Jen is the calm we all all yearn for in our cray, cray lives.  As a multi- tasking superhero, she never waivers from her collected approach to orchestrating  MHS.  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!  She  always has everyone’s  back and it’s truly her pleasure doing so!



  • Corey Mania
    Corey Mania Marketing Director

    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.

  • Phil Mania
    Phil Mania Owner + 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 a newbie, 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 your reputation, take good care of it. ”    


Make Lasting Relationships


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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