Pin It Up Team
Kristen received her esthetician license from Christine Valmy. With her ongoing passion for education and the need to stay up to date on the latest trends, she has attended numerous seminars and workshops including Mac and Temptu. Kristen specializes in air brush make-up and spray tan with a single goal in mind: the client looking flawless and feeling beautiful! Along with Kristen's second passion, dogs, and the never ending desire to help out those less fortunate, she has decided to donate a percentage of her profits to assist dogs in need.
Ashley studied and received her cosmetology license at the Carsten Institute in NYC. She is constantly challenging herself, putting her skills and expertise to the test. Ashley adores doing any style from modern and sleek to textured and tousled. Inspired on a regular basis, she transforms women from their everyday look into that picture perfect beauty!
Tina Jimenez - I am no stranger to the cosmetology industry. With over sixteen years behind the chair including eight years as a salon owner, my craft has taken me to immeasurable heights. My relentless passion for beauty, hair, and style has fueled my desire to enter the bridal industry. My credentials include a full cosmetology license along with countless certifications in hair color and long hair design. I am confident my expertise and experience will prove successful in my new endeavor. I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to join the Pin It Up team as one of its new partners. Having the pleasure to work with brides and their family and friends on such a momentous day is truly an honor that is most rewarding. Bridal work allows me to express my creativity in such a way that training cannot teach. My success comes from listening and understanding each and every one of my clients. It is what comes from my heart that allows me to transform a client's dreams into reality.
I graduated from Union High School's Vo-Tech program where I earned my Cosmetology license in 1995. I have been practicing cosmetology ever since, specializing in bridal hair and makeup for the past 10 years. I have enhanced my skills with advanced training through color and styling classes in New York City and from various other prominent institutes and stylists. My special interest in bridal work comes from my passion for design and my appreciation for my clients' desire to make their wedding day a picture perfect memory that will last forever.
I have been a makeup artist for the last 13 years and truly love my trade. I enjoy working with brides on creating their customized wedding look. I continue to further my education by learning new makeup techniques and skill sets that will benefit my clientele. I am trained in airbrush as well as traditional makeup application and can accommodate any style desired. My objective is to make each bride feel radiant and beautiful for their special day.
Shannon has been in the make up industry for 7 years, working in various avenues. Over the past seven years she has learned multiple make up techniques and strives to continue her education to best service all of her clients. Her greatest joy in her career is when she sees the smile and confidence of her client radiate after they see themselves in the mirror. Shannon specializes and enjoys doing all types of make up applications whether it is simple and natural look or dramatic and bold.
Gina has been working with Pin it up since 2010. She enjoys all aspects of Special Event hair, and is known as "the braid master." You can check out some of her work on her Instagram under Hairbygina. When she's not doing Bridal hair, you can find her behind the chair at our sister company Northern Lights. Gina loves helping people look and feel their best on their special day.
I graduated from Old Bridge High Schools cosmetology program in 2004, but always had a passion for makeup. 8 years ago I decided to further my makeup education and attend the Joe Blasco Makeup Center in Orlando, Florida where I was taught everything from bridal to special effects. Since returning back home to Jersey, I've worked for companies such as MAC and Nars, and even gained IMDB credit for being the key makeup artist on a few films. I love learning new tricks and techniques so I take as many classes as possible because I think you can never know to much. The most rewarding part of bridal makeup is being able to deliver the bride the look she's always envisioned for the day she's always dreamed of. Fun Fact: I love animals as much as I love makeup and in my spare time I volunteer at a dog rescue!
I graduated from Union County Vocational Technical School in 1997 with a full cosmetology license. I have been in the beauty industry for the past eighteen years doing what I absolutely love to do the most which is hair. My passion is hairstyling but I have to say my favorite is up-dos. I specialize in weddings, proms, sweet sixteens and all special occasions. This past year I decided to leave the salon atmosphere to be a full time mommy and working for Pin It Up has allowed me the opportunity to take care of my children and still be able to do what I love the most!
My name is Jennifer ! I have been working in the beauty industry for 10 years. I am extremely passionate about making people look and feel beautiful. I work in a salon during the week and I also work for Pin It Up Bridal on the weekends. I have a strong love for the wedding industry. A bride has one day, one chance, to look absolutely gorgeous, and it's my honor to aid in doing so.
Marlene received her education at Robert Fiance Makeup Academy in 2012 for fashion and beauty, alongside special fx. She now specializes in bridal hair and makeup. Marlene is constantly seeking out new opportunities to learn, such as training with top, brands, Christian Dior and Makeupforever. Continuing her education is just as much as a passion as doing makeup for brides on their big day.