Category Archives: Jersey Luxe

Hip New Jersey holds the key to unlock the best-kept secrets in local luxe living. Featuring magnificent real estate and extravagant home décor, we’ll take you inside the most luxurious homes and introduce you to the highest-quality fashion, beauty and wellness.

Kendra Scott – Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy

Turning a $500 loan into a billion-dollar fashion brand, Kendra Scott is a story of true inspiration and enduring entrepreneurial spirit. Kendra, a single mom living in Texas with two boys, started making jewelry for her friends and herself before realizing that she could do this for others as well! Combining her creative talent and tenacity, she designed her first collection in 2002 and went store to store selling jewelry out of her wooden tea box!

Nordstrom was the first retailer to carry the Kendra Scott brand, and the business journey kept moving upwards from there! Having expanded into Texas, Midwest and London, Kendra Scott is ready to enter the Northeast region, opening its first retail store in New Jersey at Short Hills Mall.

Our Alex Lee talks to Rachel Tortorella, the store’s assistant manager, about the company’s decision to expand into Northeast, and their product lines including fabulous collections of fine jewelry and signature-scented candles!

Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy – the three core values that have guided the company since its inception in how they operate and give back to the community. To learn more about Kendra Scott, and its full collection of products, visit them online or on Instagram

Pout Glamour Studio

Tired of trying to perfect your glam look? Kiss all that stress good-bye when you visit Joanna Jobec of Pout Glamour Studio.

#HipNJ’s Alex Lee sits down with this New Jersey Make-up Artist to learn more about her full-service studio.

With wedding season in full swing, whether you’re the bride or a guest, you’re probably looking to have a touch of glam to your look. Pout Glamour Studio has all the services you want under one roof, so you can get your glam on and then get going!

After constantly having to pack up all of her products and tools moving from one client to another, Joanna knew it was time to overcome her hesitations. She took the leap and started her own studio.

Joanna is an accomplished makeup artist with nearly 15 years of experience. As an artist, Joanna loves to create bold, beautiful color looks while keeping the overall appearance professional and glamourous – not overly cake-y and made up.

Having kicked off her career as a MAC makeup artist, Joanna knows how to stay on trend and has perfected many different styles, including airbrush makeup.

Joanna’s talents don’t stop at make-up, either. Pout Glam studio also offers spray tanning, lash lifts, brow waxing/shaping and microblading,

One of the most unique services she offers is her custom cosmetic blending with the help of Giella Custom Blend Make-Up. If you have trouble finding a flattering color, one can be created specifically to your liking. Or, if you are down to the last of your favorite discontinued product, bring it in and have it recreated!

You can follow Pout Glamour Studio on Instagram  and Facebook and online at


Ateliers 113 Salon

Sure, we’d all love to travel the world and get pampered by beauty masters from all over. Ateliers 113 in Summit, NJ is bringing a little piece of that dream to life in their gorgeous Salon!

#HipNJ’s Alex Lee welcomes Ateliers 113 owner, Michelle Azouz and Master Designer, Ruben Torres to the studio to talk all about what it takes to be successful in today’s beauty industry.

This full-service salon focuses mainly on hair design – the true passion of owner Michelle. And with this multiple award-winning professional at the helm, this salon isn’t following the trends, they are setting them! Her 20-plus years of experience include training and traveling through the United States, Europe and North Africa.

Michelle and Ruben are seeing more and more fun color requests coming through their door. So whether you want to keep it natural looking, or are “dye”ing to know how you’d look like with full on rose gold tresses, Ateliers 113 has the knowledge to elevate your look.

Ateliers 113’s extensive menu includes precision cuts for men and women, perms and special event styling. With Prom and Wedding season upon us, this is definitely where you want to get your hair-glam on!

They are also strong believers in maintaining healthy hair through a healthy scalp, offering scalp treatments and massages for that extra level of pampering.

As a Master stylist, Ruben brings the perfect blend of passion and technicality. While he remembers being inspired as a young boy by his own mother’s post-pampering joy, he knew the importance of a vast education. “It’s nice to be artistic, but at some point you need to make sense of what you’re doing…so there’s a technical side to it as well.”

To learn more about Ateliers 113, visit and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.