Meet The Team

Jennifer Julia salon is a cozy, urban salon in the heart of the Elmwood village. Owned and operated by Jennifer Swift, a master stylist with 10 years of experience, the salon is conveniently located on Elmwood Avenue between Lexington and Highland.

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

Come experience the tailored feel that is Jennifer Julia salon.

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 Jennifer Julia

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Jennifer Swift

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!