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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.

Blush Brides

Alaina Antonicello on Blush Brides

Alaina Antonicello, founder of Blush Brides, joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss the traveling hair and makeup agency.

Blush Brides travels anywhere in New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania. They come to you and get you ready for any event, ranging from date night to your wedding day.

“I started going to beauty school when I was 15,” Antonicello says. She then started working for salons, and had a baby girl.

“When you have a child, it’s so hard to balance being a mother and going to work,” she states. “So, I tried to find a way to do both.” She then started doing hair and makeup for weddings, and things quickly picked up.

As for 2018 trends, Antonicello says that more dramatic makeup looks are in right now. This is a contrast from a few years back when a simple and natural look was the hottest request.

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#HipNJ Visits Riley Rose

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino stopped by Riley Rose in Bridgewater to check out the new beauty store for millennials.

The store’s décor is full of Instagrammable moments. It’s like walking through your favorite beauty guru’s profile in real life!

Riley Rose features all the hot products endorsed by leading beauty bloggers, many of which are featured in the #trendingnow section, which you can see below!

Notable products include Me Factory’s cement peel off mask, Dedcool’s unisex fragrance and 7 Wonders’ tundra cranberry anti-aging mask.

There was even a Beauty Bar, where Emily DePalma of The Beauty Bar in Somerville styled Latino’s hair. She used a Beachwaver S1 curling iron ($129), and even taught her some hair tricks that she could do at home. Check out her before and after below!

Think you’ve seen it all? Think again! The store has a candy bar for those of you with a sweet tooth. Grab a snack and get lost in their candy-colored day dream.

Overall, this Forever21 owned shop exceeds expectations. Get ready to make all your Instagram followers jealous and head over to Riley Rose today.