The Crew

Colin Caruso

Owner and Art Director of Color for Paul Mitchell

As a young teenager, being a skateboarder and coloring his friends hair at home in the basement, Colin Caruso has built his success to become an icon in the beauty industry. He continues to travel the world as the Art Director of Color for Paul Mitchell creating innovative new techniques and inspiring hairstylists all over the world as well as at CARU. CARU has grown to such success through the marriage of focus and innovation. Colin maintains one humble tenant: everyone is an individual and therefore every client’s needs must be attended. Inspired by brilliant, successful moguls Colin has built his business making sure every client is cared for, as they deserve.

MICHAEL DEPINTO

Master Stylist of Cutting

Originally from Hoboken, master stylist and CARU cutting educator Michael DePinto, draws inspiration from local artists as well as other cutting specialists around the world. He craves constant inspiration and education through platforms like HairBrained and Instagram. Early on in his career he decided to focus on haircutting. He has been a CARU cutting specialist since 2006. He enjoys the instant gratification in being able to change a shape. To him cutting hair is mathematical execution combined with an artistic aspect that allows him to be precise as well as creative. .

Heidi Page

Master Colorist/Color Specialist

One of the best colorists in the Hoboken area. Heidi is the go-to color expert for blonding, balayage, and ombre. Heidi began her career being mentored by Colin Caruso and Curtis Wood. Previously a graphic designer before switching careers, she has always been passionate about art and color. She felt lucky when she finally found a career that could showcase her love of being artistic as well as her attentiveness to details. Her specialty is everything color; dark, light and everything in between. Dimensional and corrective. Her mission when coloring anyone’s hair is to create a beautiful canvas while maintaining its’ optimal integrity. .

CURTIS WOOD

Master Stylist

Never wanting to be limited to one specialty, Curtis enjoys every aspect of this industry from styling and cutting to coloring he has been one of our Master Stylists since 2006. Curtis thrives in creative environments. He paints, designs, and on his off time works with private photographers to create artistic editorials for magazines and portfolios. He is constantly inspired by photography and fashion. His vibrant personality will make you feel like old friends all the while meticulously fashioning a customized style, cut and color.

ASHLEY SIMON

Senior Stylist

Ashley started out in this industry attending Make-up Designory in NYC. From there she went on to graduate hair school and two months later began her career at CARU in 2009 where she was mentored by our leading stylists. A “jack of all trades” Ashley specializes in coloring, cutting, texture, extensions and bridal. She is constantly inspired by fashion and the changing trends in our industry. Her growth in her career is accredited to her strive for perfection as well as her eye for detail. She maintains her biggest skill is being able to listen to every clients’ wants and needs, educating them in this process and delivering results. Ashley is a fulltime stylist at CARU, she also attends the Fashion Institute of New York in NYC. .

KIRSTEN-HRINDO

Intermediate Stylist

Kirsten started very young in this industry attending vocational hair school at 16 because she knew that a more creative environment was her fit.  Her vivacious personality and friendly demeanor is evident and accompanied by her extensive talent and skill.  Always wanting to learn and grow Kirsten specializes in haircutting, color, balayage, ombre, texture services and extensions.  It is her belief that while life becomes a bit of a routine for everybody it is her responsibility to make sure all of her guests feel special, cared for, and happy with their hair.   

BRITTNEY COWAN

Senior Stylist

Brittney developed her passion and talent for everything beauty-related at a young age. She was the friend you went to for all your beauty needs and in turn used her knowledge and desire to become one of our leading stylists at CARU. In creating an identity for herself in this industry Brittney resolved to become educated in many specialties including her main passion for color, she also dedicates herself to cutting, extensions, texture services, and Bridal. Since beginning her career at CARU in 2009 Brittney quickly became a guest favorite with her skilled techniques and value of time. She has a gift for connecting with her guests and collaborating with them to achieve their goals.

Brittany Murphy

Intermediate Stylist

Brittany started in this industry with not only a love for color but also in creating a unique experience for each guest. Once a hospitality major she wanted to explore other creative outlets while still using her skills in customer service. Brittany joined CARU in 2012 where she immediately started studying under master colorists Heidi Page and Colin Caruso. Even early on her skills in formulating and foil placement advanced her quickly. From there she started becoming interested in different blonding techniques from ombre to balayage and always tried to stay ahead of the trends. To her it is most important that every guest’s individual needs are met and they leave her chair feeling educated and beautiful.

Jason Torres

Intermediate Stylist

Jason started doing hair professionally in 2010.  As football player in high school Jason would shape up his teammates hair and fell in love with cutting.  He thoroughly believes that every artist can always be better through constant education, fellow professional mentors, and new innovative color techniques.  Jason also is a mentor to others and constantly attends classes with our younger talent.  Previously at another salon in Hoboken Jason not only colored and cut hair behind the chair but also managed his own team wanting to experience all aspects of this industry.  He brings that skill and knowledge to every guest he services.   

 

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