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The Co-Co

Watch Our Latest Episode from The Co-Co!

#HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino hosts our latest episode of Hip New Jersey from The Co-Co in Summit, which is a collaborative co-learning and co-working community where you can work, learn and have fun.

The Co-Co team, comprised of co-founders Suzanne Willin, Lynne Pagano and Lauren Decker, and advisory board chairs Christine Gilfillen and Suzanne Spiro, met through an intersection of friendship, mission-driven work, and a commitment to making things happen.  The road to launching The Co-Co started with a sense of urgency to create a place to support women at all stages of life and career.  Their goal is to cultivate a community where all women can belong, thrive, and become their fullest selves.

Also featured in this #GirlPower episode is the following:

-The dynamic duo behind Montville‘s newest dessert concept, Stack Happy Sweets.
-#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo meets Ellen Eppie, owner of the eclectic Chatham boutique Scooch a Mi.
-#HipNJ’s Alex Lee chats with the ladies behind Livingston‘s Blo Lounge.
-Go behind-the-scenes at ETTWomen‘s Power of Connections Conference at The Asbury Hotel in Asbury Park.
-Meet the vibrant community that makes up The Co-Co!

You can watch Hip New Jersey on HomeTowne TV, NJ on AIR or right here on HipNewJersey.com.

Beauty by Blair

HipNJ’s Alex Lee spoke with New Jersey based make-up artist Blair Collier, of BLO Lounge in Livingston, NJ to learn how she turned her passion for beauty, into her career.

When it comes to make-up artistry, Blair’s talent knows no bounds. Whether you need full glam for a wedding or Bat Mitzvah, or just to get camera ready for an engagement or maternity shoot, Blair will make sure you put your best face forward.

Where others might feel overwhelmed, Blair thrives on high energy situations, loving the hustle and bustle of a Bridal Suite Make-up Session.

Blair’s talent and dedication have been years in the making. She recalls that even from a young age, she was intrigued by her mother’s make-up routine. Recently, with the support of her family, she took her love of make-up artistry to the next level, getting certified at Artist and Makeup Academy (AMA) in Hoboken, NJ. “Finally, I did something for me…I love it and I wouldn’t turn back!”

When asked what the future holds, Blair is motivated and optimistic. She sees herself growing, with more clients and social media followers.

If you have a special event and want to look and feel your best, Blair can be found on Instagram at @BeautyByBlair_BBB.

Blo Lounge

Blo Lounge

#HipNJ’s Alex Lee recently spoke with the co-owners of Blo Lounge, Marika Figueiredo and Donatella Sarachelli.

Marika opened the salon in 2012 in Livingston before blow dry salons become all the rage. Years later, she brought Dontella, one of her top stylists, on as her partner.

Blo Lounge specializes in finishing techniques to “Blo You Away.” They don’t cut or color hair; however, they provide dry styling- updos, special evening styles, bridal parties, proms, and makeup. They credit bridal parties, Sweet Sixteens and Bat Mitzvahs as their “specialty.” 

Marika and Donatella strive to create a haven where clients feel relaxed yet chic and polished. They beautifully decorated, comfortable salon serves as the perfect environment to creating gorgeous looks!

To look and feel your best, book an appointment at Blo Lounge today at 973-535-3909! For more information, visit TheBloLounge.com or find them on Instagram and Facebook.