Meet The Team

Jennifer Julia Salon is an energy packed salon located in the Cooperage at 55 Chicago Street in the City of Buffalo.  Owned and operated by Jennifer Swift, a master stylist with 15+ years of experience.  Five highly trained stylists regularly travel all over to advance their knowledge base and stay on top of the latest hair trends.  Our brow specialist trained directly under Kelly Baker (Kardashian brow guru) and practices the most advanced techniques, using top of the line products.  Microblading and Customized Spray Tanning round out our offered services.  Come experience the tailored feel that is Jennifer Julia Salon.

Jennifer Julia Salon is proud to exclusively carry Bumble and Bumble hair product and Schwarzkoph hair colour.

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Jennifer Swift

Owner/Stylist

For over a decade, Jen has pursued a career in hair artistry. Jen is an expert colorist and loves a great color correction challenge! Always seeking the latest techniques, Jen studies regularly at Bumble and Bumble University in NYC and at the Schwarzkopf Professional Academy in Toronto.
Jen was bit by the travel bug at a young age,and her love for travel greatly effects her eye for style. Having just opened Jennifer Julia Salon in February of 2015, Jen has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support by her clients, family, and friends.

 

Jennifer Fontana
Salon Manager

Jen needs little to no introduction. She is our Salon Manager, and our constant. Jen’s ability to keep our salon, staff and clients well managed, and in line is remarkable. There is a certain energy that Jen brings to us- it is a delicate combo of strength, know how, and a sparkling vibrancy! Jen is also our in house waxing specialist. No one can sculpt a set of brows like Jen can! She is a NYS licensed esthetician and nail technician. Jen is married to the love of her life, and they share a gorgeous and enthusiastic daughter, Autumn Rose.

 

Carrie Nolder

Office Manager

Carrie  is our incredibly capable Office Manager. We say she does “all the hard stuff”. While the rest of us are listening to reggae and hanging with our clients, Carrie keeps our business running efficiently. Her roles range from paying bills and employees, to all of the extra facets of business management. Most of you have not met her in person, since she works out of her home office! Carrie is a devoted wife, and mother to three awesome boys! Carrie can accomplish more in one day than most can accomplish in one week! When our salon was nothing more than an idea, Carrie jumped on board with our vision. Her tenacity and go get ’em attitude is what made our salon a reality!

 

Marisa Gugino

Senior Stylist

Marisa has been with us since Day 1. She represents everything that we pride ourselves on- her high energy is contagious! Marisa has trained under Jen since she was just 16 years old, and we are proud to have her as our senior stylist! The training she has received at Bumble and Bumble University in NYC has made her one of Buffalo’s greatest stylists. Aside from making you look like a rockstar, she will make you feel like one. Marisa is one of the most loving people we know. Her genuine love for others has set her apart from most. It is a real treat to be in her chair. Outside of work, Marisa is an EDM lover and spends as much time as she can with her chihuahuas!

 

Becca Herrington

Senior Stylist

Becca has been part of our family for longer than most of you know! We all started out on our salon journey’s together as teenagers and we are so grateful to be reunited with her! She has a quick to laugh manner that lightens and brightens our work space! Becca has a thorough understanding of all things hair- from colors and cuts, to treatments and extensions. She is consistently excellent in her craft, which stems from her dedication to constant learning. Becca is ultra creative with a perfectionist twist- perfect combo for a hair stylist! Kayaking, camping, and taking her dogs on long walks are ways she replenishes herself and finds her center! We love having her on our team!

 

Chelsea Schmitt

Junior Stylist

Chelsea has been with us since the summer of 2017. Hair and Makeup have been a passion of hers since as long as she can remember. Our baby light queen, Chelsea is great at creating that classy, color melt look. A MAC trained make up artist, she loves the challenge of turning a blank canvas into a piece of art. Chelsea has a zest for excitement and adventure, and is always down for a spontaneous trip to NYC, or a fun night out. Chelsea’s fun loving energy has been such a great addition to our salon! 

Alexa Ayers

Junior Stylist

Alexa was pretty much hired the minute we met her. Her energy fits perfectly with our team! Alexa started as our assistant, trained rigorously for over a year, and we are proud to now have her as our junior stylist. When Alexa is passionate about something, nothing can stop her, and she loves all things beauty. Her detail oriented and analytical mind make for a very talented colorist and stylist. Alexa’s love for travel has brought her to many countries, exposing her to styles from all over the world.

Laurelle

Laurelle AKA “Pocket” has been a part of the Jennifer Julia Salon team in one way or another since before our doors opened in 2015. Since then she has trained nationally under the best of the best, including Kelly Baker, who is the Kardashian’s famous waxing guru. Pocket’s natural artistic flair combined with her incredible attention to detail, has made her one of Buffalo’s most sought after Brow Specialists. Honored that she has chosen to work along side us, we have built two rooms for her to devise her craft of full body waxing, microblading, and custom spray tanning. Pocket has an unquenchable thirst for learning, which comes out in her many interests and pursuits. She has practiced and taught yoga for 10+years, is currently co-authoring a book on Sanskrit, speaks fluent Japanese and American Sign Language, plays the piano and ukulele, has traveled most of the world, and is an avid rock climber and hiker. We feel very lucky to be able to offer the services of this brilliant, yet humble technician.