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“Tip Your Cap” to Ray Digmi’s Clothing Brand


Former professional baseball player turned entrepreneur, Ray “Digmi” Navarrete, stops by the #HipNJ studio to talk to our Lisa Marie Latino about his lifestyle clothing brand, Digmi.

Originally just handing out his prototypes to his
minor league baseball friends, Ray has now been able to get his clothing line into some of the nation’s largest retailers. He even has had massive support from MLB stars and celebrities alike!

Ray, born in Teaneck, has had connections to the tri-state area all of his life, and continues to operate his business in the area. A graduate from Seton Hall University, he eventually fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing professional baseball for the New York Mets!

The Digmi brand is built around the brand’s logo, “The Guy In The Tie“, who as Ray describes, is always tipping his cap to the dreamers and hard workers out there, looking to achieve their goals and ambitions. The brand features a collection of t shirts, sweatshirts, polos, hatsouterwear and accessories, that you can find at various retailers and online at www.digmination.com!

Sabina Hitchen: Press For Success

Becoming a successful entrepreneur can be a tricky course to navigate. There are so many hurdles and unknowns, and going it alone can be scary.

Enter Sabina Hitchen – an entrepreneur herself several times over, this former teacher longed to share her vast knowledge with others. And that is exactly what she’s doing.

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino welcomes Sabina to the studio to discuss the many ways that she is sharing her knowledge with others, namely through her online public relations school, Press for Success. Members of this “online prep school” are provided with a multitude of exclusive tools, including self-guided video PR courses, video office hours and copywrite coaching, just to name a few.

Aside from serving as “principal” of Prep for Success, Sabina is a speaker and consultant focusing on business, entrepreneurship, social media, public relations, and brand building.

She also creates free content on her personal website, SabinaKnows.com, which is dedicated to teaching both public relations skills and the courage needed to take the next step- whatever step that may be!

Sabina is no stranger to educating others and developing a sense of community. She started off with a career in education and curriculum development, then spent over a decade running a New York City-based public relations agency– all while developing educational programs for small business owners and entrepreneurs. 

You can follow Sabina on social media via @SabinaKnows. We happen to love her Instastory, where she shares PR tips and her daily adventures with her adorable pups and sweet baby,Juliette. 

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!