The JC Christophers Team

Next Level Experience

Meet the team whose commitment to their craft makes JC Christophers such a remarkable place.  Our talented JCC Team sets out to inspire, connect with and bring out a more confident, true self in every guest that walks through our door. 

They love what they do, who they do it with, and who they do it for…You.

Chris Caplanis

Chris Caplanis

Founder

"I fell in love with hair and the beauty industry about 60 years ago. It was my calling, and it is still my passion today." Chris

Chris has been in the beauty industry for over 60 years and considers himself fortunate to do what he enjoyed every day.

Chris and his team are dedicated to remaining at the forefront of an ever-changing hairdressing and beauty industry, and he is proud of his long-standing relationships with so many of his guests.

Jeannie Rizza

Manager & Senior Stylist

“When you come to JCC, you are treated as if you are a member of our family—because you are! We work hard to foster a culture of love and positivity, as well as to provide a welcoming community for our visitors." Jeannie

 

Jeannie grew up in a hairdressing family, surrounded by hair. She has mastered the art of hairstyling for over 20 years and is now the manager of JC Christophers. Her goal is for guests to know that JC Christophers is a place where they are appreciated.

She considers herself fortunate to be able to brighten someone's day by doing something she enjoys.

Jeannie Rizza
Wendy Spura
Wendy Spura

Wendy Stura

Senior Designer & Co-Manager

Wendy is a master hairstylist who uses her years of experience and extensive training to bring her guests' visions to life.

Wendy's work is distinguished by her great attention to detail as well as her versatility; she is equally adept at assisting her guests in achieving effortless beauty as she is at inventing edgy new styles.

Nichole Kochakji

Senior Designer

Nicole has been a stylist in the hairstyling industry for over 20 years. 

Her enthusiasm, creativity, and attention to detail have resulted in a long list of satisfied customers.

Nicole values the personal relationships she builds with her guests, and she wants them to leave her chair with hair that is uniquely theirs.

Nichole Kochakji
Michael Anothony Carvalho "MAC"

Michael Anthony Carvalho "MAC"

Artistic Designer

Michael has been making guests feel beautiful and confident since he began.

 

Michael's diverse background and experience have honed him into a master of one-of-a-kind and inventive techniques.

As for his favorite hair technique, he enjoys doing anything that leaves his hair healthy and shiny. He strives for hair perfection for every guest who sits in his chair.

Donna Gnecco

Senior Stylist

Donna, our Senior Stylist, brings out the best in each of her clients.

When it comes to her guests, she takes pride in getting to know them and creating a personalized look that meets their requirements.

In her 35-year career, her passion has been to make people feel beautiful in her chair with a hairstyle that matches their personality. She is well known for her creative cuts, blowouts, and up-dos, as well as her keen eye for detail and perfection.

Donna Gnecco
Lucia Mucci

Lucia Mucci

Designer

With over 20 years in the industry, Lucia has an impressive skill set that uses various techniques to craft the most beautiful hairstyles.

There isn’t any side of hairdressing that Lucia doesn’t enjoy, “I love all aspects of hair, my passion is creating beautiful, wearable hair that’s also easy to maintain at home.”

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Rachelle Destani

Hair Assistant

Rachelle is one of the newest members of our JJC team, and we are delighted to have her.

Rachelle is always eager to learn and grow, so you can trust that she will always give you her best effort. She has a keen eye for detail and is always on the cutting edge of trends.

 

Rachelle's goal is to provide a positive and relaxing environment for our guests while learning from our styling team. .

Jared Ruban

Jared Ruban

Master Massage Therapist

Jared is a Master Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer who focuses on Pain Management, Post Physical Therapy, Holistic Healing, Stability, and Strength Training.


Jared is best known as a Holistic Healer and Master Therapist for his ability to permanently relieve chronic pain for many guests.

Jared also offers his Signature Massage, which combines many modalities from around the world, as well as Zen Shiatsu and Traditional Thai Yoga Massage.

Jared Ruban

Massage Therapist

Jared is serving as our temporary massage therapist, offering deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish, and other massage techniques.

We are growing our team and will introduce you once the position is filled.

Carmen M. Juarbe

Carmen M. Juarbe

Nail Technician

Carmen, our licensed cosmetologist and manicurist, has been in the industry for over 38 years.

She is very skilled at manicures, pedicures, and LCN, but what is even more important to know is that she enjoys making people laugh.

Holli Breset

Nail Technician

Holli, our talented nail artist and technician, specializes in a variety of nail techniques such as nail art, LCN, CND, pink & white overlay, and acrylics in addition to providing a great mani and pedi.

 

She is a favorite of all our guests, with over 30 years of experience and skills like hers.

 

She is excited to provide guests with a wonderful spa experience!

Janet Emanuel

Janet Emanuel

Esthetician

Janet, our esthetician and makeup artist with over 20 years of experience, caters to guests of all ages.

Janet is an expert in Special Event Makeup, and her ability to transform the "every day" into the "absolutely stunning" is incredible.

She enjoys making guests feel their best by providing a wide range of services, ensuring that they leave feeling more beautiful than when they arrived.

Monica Barczynski

Semi-Permanent Makeup Artist

Our semi-permanent makeup artist, Monica, has over 8 years of experience.

Monica is a perfectionist when it comes to brows, lips, and eyes. She is a Licensed Practitioner and a Board-Certified Diplomat of the American Academy of Micropigmentation. In 2013, she received her Permanent Cosmetics certification from Beau.

To make an appointment for a consultation with Monica, please contact our Guest Services at 973-838-8580

Monica Barczynski
Tina Koskoletos

Tina Koskoletos

Creative Marketing Manager

Tina is our Marketing Manager, and she has worked in the fashion and beauty salon industry for over 20 years.

 

Her creative ways have helped tailor services and promotions to our guests. She also enjoys giving back to the community by hosting and taking part in fundraisers and community events at our salon.

 

Tina always welcomes our guests' questions, comments, and suggestions. And she hopes your visit goes above and beyond your expectations!

Lisa Russo

Front Desk Manager Guest Services

Meet Lisa!  Lisa has been a valuable member of the salon and spa team for many years, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and efficiently.

She is dedicated to providing our guests with an unforgettable experience and the highest level of service.

She is in charge of the front desk and enjoys providing guests with effective and efficient service.

Lisa Russo
Jennifer Liscio

Jennifer Liscio

Guest Services & Receptionist

When a client walks into the salon, Jennifer's contagious smile greets them with a warm, "We're glad you're here!" feeling.

Jennifer works hard to ensure that your visit exceeds your expectations.

She is always available, whether it is at the front desk scheduling appointments or assisting guests with product questions.

Silvana Adipietro

Guest Services & Receptionist

Silvana is a people person and is perfect as one of our Guest Services Receptionists.

 

She enjoys meeting guests and assisting them in having a pleasant and relaxing experience.

“I enjoy coming to work every day and knowing that I play a role in making our guests feel fabulous!" Silvana 

Silvana Adipietro
Susan Varellie

Susan Varellie

Guest Services & Receptionist

Susan enjoys her job because she enjoys meeting new people and assisting them in having a pleasant and relaxing experience.

 

Her attention to detail will ensure that you are well-cared for from the moment you call to schedule your appointment until you walk out the door looking and feeling fabulous!

Wana Greenwood

Salon and Spa Assistant

Wana has been our salon assistant for over 7 years and keeps our salon and spa clean, stocked, and organized.

She ensures every guest has a relaxing and safe experience with us.

Wana Greenwood