Who We Are

Esthetica an 8,000 square foot Salon and Spa with 35 years of experience is dedicated to uphold the highest standards of the beauty industry, with superior customer service as our bench mark. 


Meet our amazing staff

Hair

Denny Powell Tomkins

I have been with Esthetica salon for over 25 years, working previously as a master stylist, educator and manager on Philadelphia’s main line. I specialize in color and precision cuts, as well as all keratin treatments. I have worked on a variety of special events, weddings, and TV projects. I have studied with Wella, Goldwell and Sasoon, and pride myself in keeping up with current trends and techniques. I have a passion for the beauty industry, and especially value the personal relationships I build with each client. I intend to continue making my clients beautiful with years of loyal and trend setting services.


Ginamaria Long

My love for the beauty industry began with modeling for my mother in hair shows. I attended Robert Finance Hair Institute and began competing in the shows following in her footsteps. I hold a dual license for cosmetology in both NY state and NJ, and have been with Esthetica salon for over 25 years. I was fortunate enough to live and work in Germany as a colorist under Jurgen Trondle, one of the great master stylists, developing foil techniques that I later shared with the Wella brand. I feel an innate connection to the crown, and am known as “Gina Scissorhands”. I feel that creating is my forte, and my greatest accomplishment is making my clients look and feel good.


Sammi Kohl

I entered the industry in 2008 as an assistant in a highend salon in Collingswood, New Jersey. In 2010 I took a bold step and moved on to work as a full service stylist at the salon in Caesars Atlantic City. I created formal stylings for many brides, attendants, and event guests. I have had the incredible opportunity to style some very famous clients from the New Jersey and New York housewives, UFC female fighters and also doing hair for Boardwalk Hall magazine. I strive to make every client that sits in my chair feel like a celebrity. I am also certified in Diva Curl, Brazilian blowout and all Keratin systems.
My techniques and my personality are very similar...untraditional and unique “always classy with a dash of Sassy!”


Regina Halper

I have been a licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist since 1995. I have numerous certifications and years of training and experience under my belt. I was a VICA gold medalist for the state of NJ and placed 5th in the nation for the VICA national competition. I have also been fortunate enough to train closely with Sam Villa and Patrick McIvor on a few occasions. Most recently I have trained with Alexandria Matiz of Wella. I also freelanced for MAC cosmetics and was trained by their corporate office. I am a certified hair color specialist in all aspects of color, including color correction. Some of my other specialties and certifications are: Brazilian Blow outs, Keratin treatments, balayage highlights, updos, and precision haircuts. I strive to keep up with the latest trends and techniques so that I can give my clients only the best. I truly love what I do! And love to make people love how they look!


Shannon Brady

I have been in the beauty industry for over 20 years. Sebastian and Goldwell are just a few of the educators I trained under. I take pride in specializing in trending cuts, styles, hair color and color correction. In 1997 I had the opportunity to do a Photo shoot in New York City for the Hair show. I am certified in several smoothing treatments including Brazilian Blow-out and Keratin systems. I continue to use my experience and education to help my clients. My goal is not only to help the clients like what they see in the mirror, but to also feel great about themselves! My favorite quote is "Next time you think of beautiful things, make sure you count yourself in!"


Angela Stone

I have been working in the beauty industry for over 12 years. In 2010 I graduated Shore Beauty School with my cosmetology license. I specialize in Balayage color, formal styling and blowouts. I am a certified level 21 colorist from the Goldwell Academy in NYC. I am also certified in Brazilian Blowouts, Devacurl and Keratin treatments. My work has been featured on the covers of Boardwalk Journal and Atlantic County Bridal Magazine. My makeup training was done under the Claudio Riaz Cosmetics line, so I love the artistry of applying make up for bridal, prom, or any special event.


Tabitha Brown

I have been a member of the Esthetica family since 2011, after graduating Shore Beauty School with a Cosmetology license. I am certified in Keratin treatments, Brazilian Blowout, as well as tape-in and link-in extensions installation and removal. I love to create formal styles for Weddings, proms, and formal events.One of my specialties is working with fun, funky colors for clients that are feeling adventurous. I believe a stylist is an artist whose work is always on display, so let your hair be my canvas!


Anne Holmes

I have been a stylist for over 25 years, moving from the east to west coast; educated in Beautiful Blondes and Color Correction, as well as training at Toni and Guy Academy San Diego, and Paul Mitchell. I returned to New Jersey and have been a part of the incredible team at Esthetica for over 16 years. I love to create beautiful hair for my clients! I am certified in Keratin Smoothing Treatments, permanent waving, precision cutting and the latest Balayage melting techniques. In addition I am proficient in Wella color trend, Goldwell and Redken color lines.


Elise Mottola

I have been with Esthetica salon since 2009, and a stylist in the beauty industry for over 30 years. I graduated the Maison De Paris Beauty school, and began working in the Europe based Pierre De Beaumont salon as an apprentice. With the rise of casinos I made the beaches of NJ my home, and began my career in the South Jersey area. I’ve worked as a stylist and also in management at salons in Tropicana, Bally’s, and Trump casinos, which led to opportunities to style celebrities which were featured in magazines. I am trained in Goldwell, Sabastian, and Wella product lines, and specialize in color, cuts and styling. I feel keeping my interest with my clients is a driving force in my creativity, and making people feel good about themselves is the most rewarding thing to me!


Ida Restaino

I’ve been part of the Esthetica family since 2000, and have been in the beauty industry as a master stylist for many years, specializing in bridal styling, color, and cuts. I was trained as a Redken educator in color and cut techniques, and having owned my own salon, am comfortable with all the ins and outs of salon business. I am always looking out for the latest innovations in beauty to give my clients the best experience possible.


John Lennox

I'm a Veteran that worked as a Barber since 1975 on the Main line in Philadelphia. As an apprentice Barber, I won 2nd place in the state for "Men's Hair styling competition". My Forte' is the "Hot Towel Shave". In 2000 I started working at Esthetica. My favorite quote is "You only get one chance to make a good impression...


Nails


Lori Christy

I graduated from the P&B beauty school as a fully licensed cosmetologist, and have been working in the beauty industry for many years. I’ve practiced my craft on the east coast, from NYC to the shores of South Jersey. I found my home at Esthetica salon in 2003. I have worked on photo shoots and have had the opportunity to service celebrity clientele. I specialize in a variety of nail services, keeping up on all of the latest trends and styles. I truly enjoy working as a family and creating long lasting relationships with my clients. My life is blessed!


Melissa Joyce

I have been in the beauty industry for over 8 years as a fully licensed cosmetologist. I have come to love the art of beautifying nails and toes the most. I am trained in all areas of natural nail manicuring, from french tip to gel nails. I pride myself on attention to detail in my craft. But for me it’s all about getting to know each client on a personal level, anticipating their needs and learning their likes and dislikes. “After all, it isn’t just about the mani/pedi, it’s about the full experience!”


Chico Echevarria

I’ve been working in the beauty industry for over 34 years, and found my home here at Esthetica salon in 2007 where I specialize in nails. I work with both natural and acrylic nails, and offer an array of style options. My specialties include gel, dip, and chrome nails, as well as an endless range of nail art. I am always searching for the latest and greatest trends and techniques. I live life as it comes, and believe in my favorite motto “it is what it is.”


Kim Houser

I’ve been a nail technician at Esthetica salon for over 25 years. It’s the best place to work. Over the years, my clients have become more like my extended family. I like to keep things natural; specializing in nail proteins and chemical free products. I highly recommend our Zoya, chemical free line of polishes. I have a very simple outlook on life….there's even a polish that I think reflects my outlook… "Peace Love and OPI!”


Maria Luisi


Skin Care


Melissa Masciulli

I graduated cosmetology school about five years ago. When I got out of school my passion for skincare skyrocketed. Included in my areas of expertise is the healthy alternative to a SUN tan, the SPRAY tan! Also I love makeup application for special events, proms, and weddings. My goal is to make everyone feel beautiful and confident inside and out. "The best foundation you can wear is glowing healthy skin."


Jessica Day

With almost 16 years as a Skincare Specialist, I consider myself a multi faceted Esthetician specializing in waxing and total skincare. My passion is helping my clients achieve their desired look using innovative techniques. My focus is to bring customized services to each and every client with my talent and upbeat attitude.


Katie Connors

I have been a NJ licensed Esthetician for 12 yrs after attending the Capri Institute and postgraduate skin care training at The International Dermal Institute in New York. I joined the skin care team at Esthetica salon, 10 years ago, after leaving Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, as the Lead Esthetician. My personal objective is to use my technical skills to enable clients to have and maintain healthy, more beautiful skin. I pride myself on providing all of my clients with personalized customer service. As Sophia Loren said “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is BEAUTIFUL "


Rose Radico

My enthusiasm for esthetics started at my Father's full service barbershop in the Philadelphia suburbs. My journey continued to Ardmore, on the Main Line where I managed a salon for several years before putting down roots at the south Jersey shore. I have learned and been inspired by educators who are now among the AIA's Academy of Legends. I continue to attend shows and classes to keep up with the latest techniques and advances of my profession. Managing skincare at Esthetica for 32 years has been a pleasure and a passion for me. Esthetics is caring about people and generating a sense of well-being from within.


Patty Doyle

I have been with Esthetica Salon for over 34 years. I received my cosmetology license after graduating the Jean Madeline school of Esthetics in Philadelphia, Pa. I have had the pleasure of working under several excellent doctors, including Dr. Steven Bosniack of NYC, Dr Marian Zilkha of NYC, and Dr Kirk Brandow of PA/Somers Point, NJ. I have also had the honor of speaking at an Allergan annual conference on the cosmetics effects of Botox. I have advanced training and certification in microdermabrasion, dermaplane, and a variety of peels. I have a passion for using my experience to help clients achieve and maintain their full skincare potential, as well as building lasting relationships.


Maria Parlapiano

I have been with the Esthetica family since 1990, And after realizing that beauty was my passion, I attended and graduated Atlantic county Vocation School with a cosmetology license. I specialize in waxing, skin care, and beauty and bridal/airbrush makeup artistry. I’ve worked on makeup in events and venues all over New Jersey, and have had the pleasure of performing makeup artistry on several Southern Jersey events and publications, such as the Miss New Jersey pageant, Atlantic County women’s magazine, and the Real Housewives of New Jersey Boardwalk magazine cover. I’ve trained under the tutelage of Julie Fanelli and Rose Radico, and have taken courses on speed waxing with the famous “wax queen”, as well as makeup and skin care courses in NYC and the Philadelphia skin show. My passion is making people look and feel their best. I believe that a smile is the best makeup you can wear!


Nicole Vespertino

I have been a licensed esthetician for over 15 years, graduating Rizzieri Institute in 2001. Some of my passions are waxing, eyelash perms, and helping clients bring out the best in their skin. I believe that “Whatever makes you happy, do more of that”.


Massage


Kellie Olsen

I am a certified LMT massage therapist since 2009 graduating from Atlantic County Healing Arts. I've studied under Ms Robyn Zappy LMT,LPT. I hold certificates in the following modalities, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-natal massage and Hot /Cold stone therapy . Massage therapy along with making all my clients feel amazing is my passion. "When you touch a body, you touch the whole person, the intellect, the spirit, and the emotions.". -jh

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