Jackie joins Hot Mess Studio with a very successful 10+ year career as a stylist on her resume. This local girl is no stranger to Asbury Park. Her father served our city as a firefighter for over 30 years, 16 of which he was the captain. Her devotion to Asbury is deep, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her on the team!
Jackie has studied at the prestigious Bumble and Bumble academy of hair in New York City. Her commitment to continuing her education raises the bar for her skill level. She is also passionate about bringing her talent and education to fellow artists, and teaching classes here at the studio. You may have seen her work published in Inspire Magazine!
In addition to her advanced cutting and color techniques, Jackie will be a lead artist on weddings. Her event styling is incredible. Need to get bronzed for a weekend in Miami, or your fabulous honeymoon? As our Certified Airbrush Tanning Specialist, Jackie will have you ready to strip down for the beach!
When she is not at work, Jackie is raising her two boys Teddy and Kelly James. Her husband, Matt, is on the board of the Happy Jack fund; A charity in memory of their nephew, Jack, who passed away from a rare brain tumor at 8 months. Happy Jack provides a scholarship for siblings who have lost siblings. Matt and Jackie work together on many events throughout the year to raise money and awareness.
Lastly, Jackie gets the credit for the name Hot Mess! It’s a family affair, as Jackie and Owner Tara Weldon are cousins! These two have finally teamed up, and it’s a match made in, well, lets say Asbury Park History. Come meet this talented and dynamic woman, Jackie Fittante, for the best hair of your life!