Kristina Michele Salon   908-850-1818
... where it's always a great hair day

Our Experienced Hairstylists

Tina, Owner

Passion & excitement. This is what Tina feels about her profession. "I am lucky enough to have chosen a career that touches people."

As owner of Kristina Michele Salon since 2001, Tina strives, every day, to make customer service the salon's number one priority. She and her team work together to make every client feel special and know that they are giving their very best.

Tina began her training at the tender age of 16, attending beauty school and earning her license. Since then, Tina has traveled all over the country learning new techniques and perfecting her skills. She takes her work very seriously, and continues to make people look good by keeping up with changes in the art of color and haircutting.

In 1998, Tina went outside the salon and worked as the hair stylist for a national news station. From there, she went on to be the stylist for MSNBC, CBS News, CBS Sports, The Survivor finale, NBC Weather, Channel 9 News, the Jerry Lewis Telethon, and numerous talk shows. These experiences opened many news doors and increased her knowledge, her skills, and her craft.

Tina is proud of the talented people who are part of the Kristina Michele Salon team. She continues to implement innovative training programs and enjoys watching her team grow both personally and professionally. Tina is as passionate about her work now as she was when she first started. The beauty industry continues to be incredibly exciting for her and she feels fortunate to be able to serve the public.


Lori has been a stylist since 1998. Training at the Matrix Global Academy in New York, Lori has also worked with destination Matrix in Las Vegas.

Lori's goal is to make sure her clients look and feel their best, and enjoys working with clients who are interested in cutting-edge styles and hair treatment innovations. By continuing her education, she ensures that she is up-to-date on the newest styles and trends.

Lori has extensive experience with straightening and relaxing different kinds of hair textures, and has trained with the CHI straightening system. She is also certified with the latest Keratin straightening system technology break-through, which keeps hair healthy because there is no chemical alteration of the hair strand's DNA.


Jen has always had a passion for hair styling. As a child, she watched her two aunts, who are also hair designers.

Although Jen's first career was as a graphic designer, she followed her passion and now uses her designing skills to create artful hair styles. Jen enjoys the creative freedom of styling to design haircut and color combinations to personalize each client's look. She especially enjoys the interaction with every client.

Jen's extensive education includes the Depasquale Artistic Academy for Cosmetology, the Wella Studio for Basic Haircutting Techniques, intense hair cutting and color-formulating seminars at the Matrix Global Academy in NYC, Paul Mitchell Block Color classes, the IBS Hair Show in NYC, and Matrix Destination in Las Vegas, a 2-day intensive course focusing on cutting, texturizing, coloring, highlighting and client service techniques.

Jen specializes in blondes. She loves doing highlights, whether it's for a bold look or a few for a sun-kissed look.


A 1992 graduate of the Capri Institute, Tami was a salon owner for eight years before joining the Kristina Michele Salon team.

Tami's training includes 4 years at Martin Parsons Haircutting and the Matrix Global Academy for color and cutting. Additional training included make-up and hair styling in New York, plus microscopic hair and skin analysis, and hair re-growth in Paris. As a result of this extensive training, Tami herself has been an educator for up-and-coming stylists since 1998.

Tami is certified in microscopic hair and skin analysis. She also specializes in hair re-growth treatments, as well as bridal make-up.


Ashley has been with Kristina Michele Salon since 2005. Ashley's commitment to pleasing her clients can be seen in the wide range of stylist education programs in which she has participated.

In addition to training under master stylist Tina, Ashley attended the Matrix Global Academy for hair coloring and hair cutting techniques in both the fall of 2007 and spring of 2008. She also attended Martin Parson updo class in the fall of 2007 and continues to attend programs to gain new skills and apply the latest trends.

Ashley creates fashionable hairstyles, and does coloring, highlights, perms, updos and other styles for any occasion. She will also meet all of your personal waxing needs.


Since 2003, Danielle has been an important part of the Kristina Michele team. Starting as an assistant, Danielle found her passion for the styling field, attended cosmetology school in 2006, and has been trained under master stylist Tina, while she continues her education.

Most recently, Danielle became an Education Business Expert for Sexy Hair -- which means she is trained in Sexy Hair products, haircuts and styles. She is also trained in Logics color, L'Oreal Professional products, and classes at Martin Parsons. Danielle has also gained new skills and learned innovative techniques by attending several industry trade shows including Matrix Destination in Las Vegas and the IBS show in New York City.

As a result, Danielle creates elegant updos, fashions beautiful haircuts, and develops beautiful color so all her clients can feel beautiful and look fabulous.

Men and women in need also benefit from Danielle's talents and generosity when she provides haircuts for Project Homeless Connect for Warren County.

In addition to cuts, coloring and updos, Danielle will also meet all of your personal waxing needs.


Desiree has been in the beauty industry since 2004 and earned a full cosmetology license in 2007. In addition, her training includes the Salon Art of Business class in Philadelphia, hands on with updo specialist Martin Parsons, and dry cutting classes with SudzFX. She has also attended the Matrix Global Academy in New York several times for cutting edge color, highlighting, and haircut techniques. As well as hands on training at the Individuality event in Connecticut.

Desiree has experience with sraighteners and relaxers including Chi and Keratin. She is also Kristina Michele's go to stylist for creating custom looks with Donna Bella keratin bonded extensions.

Everyday Desiree seeks to make all of her clients comfortable and confident with their looks.


Sarah graduated from Artistic Academy in 2012. She is an eager young stylist looking to build her career. While training under Tina, she also continues her education by attending classes. Sarah has always desired to be a hairstylist since she was young. She is now the third generation stylist in her family. What she is most passionate about is making others feel great about themselves and to encourage them to try something new.


Jenna has been a stylist for six years. She has always had a passion for this industry starting in New Jersey receiving her cosmetology license in 2010. Jenna worked in a Salon Spa for two years before moving to Pennsylvania and receiving her Pennsylvania license, then worked in the resort area in the Poconos for four years. Jenna has attended Loreal classes and is trained in Loreal color. Working with many different lines Jenna loves furthering her education, and keeps up on all the latest trends by taking online classes and attending shows. In addition to performing all services of beauty whether it's color, highlights, balayage, cuts or waxing Jenna is not afraid of learning new things. Her main goal is to make every person in her chair look and feel better than they did walking in.


It all started when I was a little girl watching my mom do her makeup and it amazed me at how you could change a face in seconds. I then started to play around with makeup. I started teaching myself new techniques and learning what I could off of makeup tutorials on YouTube. I was so fascinated by the industry. I was so fascinated by it that I then joined the Morris county school of technology cosmetology program. There I learned it all but my passion was still makeup. I then realized I wouldn't be able to meet as many people in the industry if I only stood with makeup. I then went to a 2 day class In Maryland to get certified in eyelash extensions and microblading. I fell in love ever since. Now I'm so happy to say I provide makeup, microblading, and eyelash extensions to the wonderful people at Kristina Michele salon!

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“I've never been this loyal to a hair stylist — ever.”
Belvidere, NJ
“I've been everywhere to have my hair done ... all the best salons in NYC, but no one can top Tina and her fabulous salon. The best day of my life was when I found this gem in tiny little Hackettstown!”
“As a full time working mom of 15 month old twins, I don't get out much...but when I do I know I will have a good time w/ Tina and the crew...thank you for always making me look and FEEL special!”
Bethann, Piscataway, NJ
“You have to go to Kristina Michele's on Plane Street in Hackettstown. Ask for Jenn and you won't be disappointed!! She does unbelievable work with color and will know the right cut for you. I finally found someone who knows hair and what to do to make you look great. Believe me, you will love her!! It's been so hard to find someone of this talent with hair.”
“Try Kristina Michele on Plane Street!!!! Lori is the greatest!”
Just Wondering4,
“I've had my haircuts at KM for a couple of years. Tina, the owner is fab as are all her staff. Best haircuts I've ever had and I went to recommended salons in NYC, Summit, Boston.”
“Tina, so glad I was referred to you and your salon. I love my hair again. You and David and your team really ROCK!”
Dee, Parsippany, NJ