Master hairdresser, Andreas Nicolaou, is the proud founder,
owner and operator of Wisper Hair Salon of Manalapan, New Jersey since 2006. “We pride ourselves on being the type of salon that is
always one step ahead. With over 50
years in the salon industry, I’ve managed to stay relevant by making my salon a
leader of the latest trends.”
Specializing in the art of color, including corrective color
and dimensional foil highlighting, Nicolaou continues to strive to enhance his
clients' inner and outer beauty. He is
inspired by the platform work and mentoring experience of the late, Vidal
“My true passion lies within the creativity in hair color.”
With over 10 years experience in the salon industry, Wisper
Salon’s manager, and master hairdresser, Allison Portillo, has proven to
explore and conquer many different areas of her craft. Some of Portillo’s
achievements include, but are not limited to: bridal specialist, makeup artist,
and certified master colorist.
“I’ve become very well-rounded in the industry during my
career, and I’m most proud of ability to working with all types of hair
textures.” Portillo’s passion has motivated her to keep up to date by
learning all the latest trends such as different Bayalagè
techniques and dimensional color.
“I enjoy not only giving clients a new look, but crafting
an appearance that is uniquely yours!”
Allison - Manager/ Master Hair Stylist and Colorist
Alyssa - Hairstylist/ Hair Colorist
Working in the industry for
over 5 years, hairstylist and colorist, Alyssa, specializes in Bayalagè, Ombre
and vivid colors. One of her most well-known achievements as a certified
makeup and special effects makeup artist has earned her quite the following in
the central New Jersey area.
“One thing I absolutely love
about my job is being able to make people feel and look beautiful every day!”
As a passionate hairstylist with over 35 successful years
experience, Ken, enjoys working with shades of color on all types of hair for
both men and women. During his career, he has found a suitable niche for
working with Keratine treatments, including Magic Sleek.
“I love keeping up with the latest trends and cuts!”
Ken - Hairstylist
Annette - Hairstylist/ Hair Colorist
Since 1994, Annette has lead an interesting and successful
career in the beauty industry. Not only is she a hairdresser whose
talents include color, cutting, styling as well as texturizing services (ie:
permanent beach waves and smoothing treatments) for men and women of all ages,
but she has also been a certified cosmetology instructor since 1998.
Annette also specializes in great lengths extensions, Magic
Sleek smoothing treatment, bridal parties and photo-shoots.
Emily - Receptionist/ Assistant
As Wisper Salon’s receptionist and assistant, Emily is
currently enrolled cosmetology school, and has enjoyed watching hair and makeup
videos on YouTube for as long as she can remember.
“I cannot imagine
pursuing any other career than one in the beauty industry. I especially love
doing makeup for special occasions, meeting new clients and seeing how
confident they feel after getting their hair done. Most of all, I feel
very lucky to be working at Wisper Salon and have learned a tremendous amount
already just from watching and listening to the great stylists.”
At the age of 13, Marissa’s interest in hair began.
Starting by experimenting with her own hair, she soon after enrolled herself
into cosmetology school. After receiving her license, and landing a
position at Wisper Salon, her passion for coloring has grown immensely.
“I enjoy working with all types of hair and especially love
vibrant fastion colors. I look forward to continuing to grow creatively
as a stylist.”
Marissa - Assistant
We have a new stylist Lauren with over 10 years experience She specializes in color and designer cuts. Enjoys doing updos for special occasions . she also does extensions both bonded and beaded