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GlamLife Lounge

When looking for a cosmetologist, you want someone who is passionate about what they do, someone who loves their craft.

Jennifer Capella, owner of GlamLife Lounge in Maplewood, NJ, couldn’t just focus her passion on her clients outward appearance. Jennifer needed to transform her clients confidence to truly feel like her job was done.

#HipNJ’s Vanessa Coppes welcomes Jennifer to the studio to discuss where this passion came from. When Jennifer relocated from Brooklyn to New Jersey, she struggled to find a place that met her expectations. So she did what most strong women who find something lacking in their community do: they build their dream.

And so, GlamLife Lounge was born. This ‘one-stop shop’ brings all of the most sought after beauty treatments and services under one roof: hair, make up, nails, eyelashes, facials, extensions, and even custom wigs.

That’s where GlamLife Lounge truly stands out; marrying the trendy looks with custom creations. Rather than providing a service just to turn a profit, Jennifer and her staff take the time to educate themselves and their clients on what is truly best for them and their hair.

Jennifer’s prime example of this is extensions, where Jennifer works with clients to make sure their hair and scalp are healthy enough to be candidates. She also prefers micro-links, a version of extensions that often leave hair in much better shape than their sewn in counterparts, even after removal.

This dedication to providing custom service to each client is everything to Jennifer. She tells Vanessa, “If you walk out of my shop with your back a little bit straighter, then I did my job!”

Glam Life Lounge is located at 491 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ. Be sure to follow them on social media, on Instagram or Facebook!

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Summer of Swim Fan Festival

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham

#HipNJ recently traveled to Brooklyn, where we attended the two-part  Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Summer of Swim Fan Festival to the Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk!

The first part of the event included free fun-in-the-sun activities. This included meet-and-greets with Sport Illustrated swimsuit models, pop-up shops and games. Some of the swimsuit models included Ashley GrahamMia Kang, Hannah Ferguson, Samantha Hoopes, and Derek Jeter’s wife, Hannah Jeter, just to name a few.

The second part of the SI festival began inside the doors of the Ford Amphitheater, where fans anxiously awaited to see New York native, Action Bronson, perform alongside friends. Those lucky enough to score VIP tickets were able to attend an exclusive private after-party featuring SI models and concert artists.

Its always summer with Sports Illustrated. In fact, they want to keep the spirit of summer alive by transitioning SI Swimsuit into an all-year enterprise. Be sure to follow Sports Illustrated Swimsuit on social media for more updates!

Hannah Jeter

Hannah Jeter