Our Team

Together everyone achieves more.

 
 

Dawn KERNAN

Owner

I am celebrating 30 years in the professional beauty industry. My career started as a make-up artist, then as a stylist and nail tech. Hence, I set out to be a salon “entrepreneur.” While making Hi Tech Salon & Spa a highly respected establishment, my goal is to create a relaxing atmosphere in a setting where guests feel comfortable. Joining me in this endeavor are my incredibly talented and well educated staff. For me, assisting people in looking and feeling their best has always been my passion & lifelong dream.

 

STYLISTS

 
 
 
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Laura Buxton

Laura has been a stylist for 22 years. She has been with Hi Tech Salon & Spa for the past 14 years. She received her training from the Atlantic County Vocational School. Her passion for cosmetology comes from her mom, a retired stylist of 25 years.

Laura has specialized training in color, cutting, perming and up-do styling. Laura’s other specialty training consists of barber shop and corrective color.

Laura’s continued education consists of bimonthly classes through Goldwell and Redken. Through these classes she keeps up with the latest trends and styles.

Cassie Gardner

Cassie has been a Stylist for 15 years. She is extremely experienced in corrective color, highlights, hair cutting, and extensions. Cassie has traveled to all parts of New Jersey, PA, and DE to do on site up do styling and airbrush make up for Photo shoots and wedding parties. She believes in continuing education and knows how to listen to her clients and meet their needs. Cassie is extremely passionate and considers hair a form of art while keeping it fun and fresh. She loves keeping her clients happy and helping them feel confident. In Cassies spare time she enjoys keeping it simple, being with family, fitness and faith.

Jackie DelBorrello

Jackie’s timeless years of experience make her very much in demand. She has been with Hi Tech Salon & Spa for the past 10 years. Her continued education is endless, from expert coloring and precision hair cutting, to fantastic memorable blow drying.

Jackie truly believes in inspiring her clients with the newest styles and color. She specializes in all phases of hair care and is certified in the Keratin Smoothing Treatment.

Hair is her passion….shoes run a close 2nd. She passionately believes that making people look and feel beautiful is her calling.

James McLaughlin

Jimmy Jet Set- I have owned and operated many successful salons in Atlantic City and Ventnor City where I have developed a great passion for this beauty industry. I have many certifications in all aspects of hair design and color. I am now thrilled to be a part of a great team where I can cut, style, color, smooth, hi light and create beautiful hair in a delightful up-tempo atmosphere with “The Best of the Best!”

Barbara Monahan

Over 35 years in the beauty industry and I’m still just as excited about my career. I am a passionate color specialist. Along with corrective color, hair design, smoothing treatments, and special occasion styles. I take great pride in knowing that I go above and beyond to accommodate my clients. I am very inspired by what I do and always keeping up with the ever changing beauty industry.

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Christy Pulley

Through my 18 years as a stylist, my experience has been extensive. I enjoy making my clients look their best while helping them feel just the same inside. I am a Goldwell certified colorist and also certified in the Brazilian Blowout. I very much enjoy hair design, highlighting and hair extensions. I believe in and attend continuing education annually. As a multi talented hair stylist, I am not afraid to try anything and love what I do. Looking forward to helping you look your best!

Karlee Scull

With over 10 years experience as a Stylist, hair is truly my passion. I further my skills annually through continuing education for color and design. I am Keratin certified and enjoy making hair manageable. I am known for my blowout styles, energetic personality, eclectic personal style and love for hair.

Lois M. DeMari

For the past 25 years, Lois has been employed as a stylist for Hi-Tech Salon and Spa. due to her extensive knowledge and professional experience, she has been assigned the position of Product Supply Manager and is responsible for collaborating with distributers. She is from three generations of barbers and has been passionate about hair styling since she was a child.
Lois firmly believes in honing her skills through ongoing education. She received her formal training from Gordon Phillips Beauty School after graduating high school. Her continuing education consists of classes sponsored by Redkin and Goldwell. Lois also travels to attend international training to keep up with the latest trends. She is adept in all facets of hairstyles and color. Particularly, specializing in curly hair and highlighting. She is also certified in Keratin Smoothing Treatment.

Kelsey Landgraf

Kelsey is a graduate of Rizzieri Aveda School of Beauty and Wellness where she became a licensed cosmetologist and certified makeup artist with honors. Her passion for this industry grows each day in her career by keeping up to date with the latest techniques and trends. Her unique styles set her apart and she is always willing to try something new. Kelsey has had the opportunity to work backstage at the Richard Chai Show for New York Fashion Week and to travel with a launching swimwear company to Turks and Caicos. She specializes in Photo Shoots, bridal event and special effect makeup. Kelsey also enjoys teaching personal makeup classes. She also travels for on-location shoots!

Lou Benzell

Lou has been a Stylist for 25 years, but the highlight of his career has been his ongoing relationship with Hi-Tech Salon and Spa for 12 of them. Lou is a graduate of the Shore Beauty Academy. His artistic background, has taught him to express his creativity in hair design, He is also an accomplished colorist and appreciates the artistic side of that as well…Lou has had continued and advanced training with some of the most proficient names in the industry including; Tony and Ricardo Alteri; Louse Rusk; Toni & Guy; Trevor Sorbi and Yosh Toya…this brings a high level of experience and expertise to our Salon..however Lou’s biggest inspiration comes from working alongside a talented staff right here at Hi Tech Salon and Spa.

Justin Moore

I graduated Rizzeri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness, and have been in the hair industry for 13 years. Being a hair stylist is a very exhilarating career. Being able to transform people to make them feel great about themselves is very rewarding. It makes you feel good to make others feel the same. I believe that education is the foundation for the work I put forth. I am proud to say I have received a certificate from the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London when given the opportunity to study there. I frequently visit the New York and Philadelphia Wella Studios for on going education.

Danielle Scavetta

Danielle has been a stylist for 20 years. During her years of experience she has been a Goldwell Professional color educator as well as a platform artist for up-do and special occasion styling. She was also a platform artist for Caruso styling.

Danielle keeps up with the latest trends in color and cutting by attending numerous educational events. She loves doing special event styles especially brides. What she loves most is doing trendy hair cuts along with specialty color application.

“ Hair is my passion, I love to show my creative energy and truly enjoy making my clients feel special and happy!”

Kathleen Schallus

Kathy has been a licensed cosmetologist for 15 years. She has been working for Hi-Tech Salon and Spa for the past 10 years. Her education started with Shore Beauty School as well as continuing education with professional classes through Redken and Goldwell. Kathy specializes in hair styling such as haircutting, color, and highlighting for men and women. She enjoys all aspects of hair artistry including perming and up-do styles. She is also certified in the Keratin Complex Smoothing System.

Jessica McCormick

Jessica has been a licensed cosmetologist for 10 years, beginning her career as a freelance makeup artist for Chanel. She gained popularity for her work on photoshoots and formal events. Jessica continued her education with Goldwell Professional Color. She has a passion for balayage highlights & color correction. Additionally, She is certified in Keratin smoothing treatments and hair extensions. She loves taking classes to keep up with the newest products and trends in the industry.

 
 

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

 

Jennifer MacEwan

 

Jenny began with her passion for Massage therapy while assisting in our salon. She discovered her talent for relaxing and relieving tension while giving scalp massages during a shampoo. She is now an accomplished Massage Therapist specializing in firm therapeutic massage. Her energy and special touch is like no other.

Donna Wallinger

Donna has been a massage therapist for 13 years. She has worked at Hi Tech Salon and Spa for 8 years. Donna graduated from the Philadelphia School of Massage Therapy. She specializes in Swedish and Hot Stone massage, exfoliating skin and body treatments as well as self tanning.

 
 
 

SHAMPOO SPECIALIST

 

Shelby Leeds

 
 
 

SALON COORDINATORS

 

Jackie Mansi

Kim Paccitti

Carol Rogers

Rachael Skuzinsky

 
 

SKIN SPECIALISTS

 

Katie Bloom Andrews 

Katie has been a licensed esthetician for 15 years. Her last 9 years with Hi Tech Salon & Spa she has been our department coordinator. She is also certified in microdermabrasion.
She specializes in all aspects of skin care. Her main focus is to customize each individual facial to fit a clients needs. Katie continues her education by attending specialty classes in her field.
Katie’s waxing expertise is notable in our area. From head to toe, whether it be an eyebrow or bikini she truly has that special touch. Katie is especially known for paying meticulous attention to detail.

Kim Paccitti

After a long career in the performing arts, Kim retired to fulfill one of her lifelong passions in skin and make up artistry.
She prides herself in not only giving a beneficial facial but incorporating relaxation into the treatment as well.
Kim is certified in microdermabrasion and is highly skilled in the use of lactic and glycolic acid peels.
Attending graduate classes at the International Dermal Institute is a priority for her to stay informed of the latest techniques and product knowledge.
Skin care is most rewarding to her when her clients return looking and feeling better about themselves.