Hot Mess Studio

            Hot Mess Studio is a full service salon in the heart of downtown Asbury Park, NJ, comprised of an amazing team of artists that specialize in all different areas of the beauty industry. Hot Mess is also the premiere location for bridal hair and makeup in New Jersey.

Hot Mess Studio offers traditional hair services as well as cutting edge techniques. The staff is well versed in a variety of services, and continually take classes to keep their skill set current. In addition to haircuts and color, they also offer spray tanning, hair and eyelash extensions, and have a beautiful nail sanctuary. Hot Mess nail therapists provide several different styles of manicure and pedicure. Bridal hair and makeup is a specialty of the salon. Weddings are booked year round, and the staff is often invited to work on bridal photo shoots and special events.

Employees are hand selected by owner Tara Weldon and her senior management team. Many come from local beauty schools and start their career at Hot Mess Studio. Being mentored by and assisting our master artists is a great foundation for their craft. They are encouraged to seek advanced classes outside of the salon but are provided in house training regularly.

Hot Mess Studio also has an incredible team of freelance artists for wedding hair and makeup. These artists must be extremely qualified and talented. They must have a superior skill set, attitude, and reputation. Many start as support staff to the lead bridal artists. If they prove to be capable of handling our clientele, as well as represent the salon exquisitely in house and on location, they may advance to lead artist. Hot Mess is the preferred vendor for hair and makeup at many luxury venues throughout the state.

The clients are the lifeline of the salon. The staff takes great pride in getting to know each guest they touch, and making sure everyone feels welcome in the salon. The salon has an in house rewards program, regular specials, and customer service training for the staff. Hot Mess Studio strives to create a unique experience for guests every single time they visit the salon, and the city of Asbury Park.

Customer service is one of the most important skills impressed upon the team at Hot Mess Studio. Owner Tara Weldon is certified by the prestigious DiJulius Group in small business and corporate customer service training. She brings this to her staff through example, ongoing discussions, staff meetings, and regular training sessions.

Retail is an important component of the business. The products we apply on our clients are of the highest quality and integrity. Luxury brands are sourced based on their performance and reputation. We want to create beautiful hair, invoke all of the senses, and bring products to our guests that they cannot live without.

Charity, service, and giving back are an integral part of the fabric at Hot Mess. The staff is strongly encouraged to participate in charity events sponsored by the salon. We also work with, and donate to, different organizations within Asbury Park and our surrounding community. Suggestions by our staff and/or important causes they want to support are always welcome discussions. This additionally provides excellent team building within the staff and salon.

For ten years, Hot Mess Studio has been providing above and beyond service to our clients and community. This is more than apparent in our online footprint. The salon has outstanding reviews across dozens of sites. The salon is posting daily on various social media platforms. Our staff is proud to post their work on personal social media accounts, which only directs traffic back to the salon as well.

Our mission statement is: To passionately inspire beauty everyday, inside and out. As a team, a family, a tribe, Hot Mess always brings 100 percent of who we are and strives to live this mission in everything we do.

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600 Cookman Avenue ∗ Asbury Park, NJ ∗ 07712

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