Crystal, Owner Crystal is a state board-licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist who has been in the beauty industry for over 15 years. After working as an accountant for five years doing things like, analyzing finances, maintaining billing and managing customer service she realized she wasn’t expressing her true passion. So she quit her job, and decided to pursue her real career aspirations in the beauty industry. After enrolling in Empire Beauty School she finally found what she truly loved to do. She discovered that helping people feel better about themselves inside and out was so extremely rewarding that she really fell in love with her work. Opening Taboo Salon & Spa was the final step in completing Crystal’s career goals in the industry.
She has continued to develop her skills through a variety of over 100 courses including: a master color class with Matrix, facial classes with Bioelements and body waxing technique classes. Crystal’s skills in the industry continue to grow as she utilizes everything she has learned with each of her unique clients.
Jen, Master Stylist Jen has experience doing hair for over 20 years, originally graduating from Upper Bucks Votech School. She started her first salon job the day after she turned 18 and enjoys it to this day. She specializes in traditional hair color and texturing, though she thoroughly enjoys multi-dimensional color and performing makeovers. In a career that spans over two decades, Jen has done a bit of everything from nails to skin, but especially loves hair. She believes that in an ever changing industry keeping up with her education is super important. She attends the New York hair show almost every year and has taken several business building classes as well. In her free time she enjoys being a black belt in karate and taking classes to keep up her training.
Laura, Advanced Stylist Laura graduated from Allentown School of Cosmetology and has 13 years of experience in the hair industry. Although she enjoys all aspects of the trade, she absolutely LOVES hair, and takes pride in making sure all of her clients leave her chair happy and able to maintain their desired look at home. Over the years she has gained extensive knowledge of the varying hair textures and density in order to give clients what they want. There is nothing better than changing someone's world by transforming their hair!
Celia, Master Stylist Celia has been doing hair and makeup professionally for 11 years. She recently moved back to Pennsylvania from Los Angeles where she spent the last three years. She attended makeup school in Hollywood to continue her education to get certified in SFX makeup for films and high fashion makeup. Celia continued to work in the hair and makeup industry doing stylized photo shoots, weddings, and print Ad work as well as some small films. Missing where she grew up, Celia decided to leave the LA life to come back to home sweet home and is super excited to be back in Pennsylvania.
Melina, Esthetician Melina is a state-licensed esthetician with more than nine years of experience. She graduated with honors from the Skin Science Institute's Master Esthetics program in Salt Lake City, Utah. Melina continues to further her education by learning the newest trends and products offered in the beauty industry. She specializes in facials, peel treatments, waxing, lash/brow lifts and tints, makeup and spray tans applications.
Samantha, Guest Coordinator & Associate Stylist Samantha is dual-licensed as an esthetician and sosmetologist graduating from both the Vision Academy of Ambler and Bucks County School of Beauty Culture. Samantha has been in the beauty industry since 2010 and has worked all aspects of the job! These days Samantha works primarily at Taboo as our Guest Coordinator and Associate Stylist!
Brittany, Associate Stylist Brittany graduated from the Bucks County School of Beauty Culture with an Associates Degree in Cosmetology and has been in the industry for almost 10 years. Although she is versatile in many different services such as waxing and nails, her passion and dedication is with HAIR! From styling for a fun or formal event, to cutting, coloring and Brazilian Blowouts (in which she is certified for), she loves it all. Brittany strives to have each client that leaves her chair feeling refreshed and confident about themselves!
Mikayla, Licensed Esthetician, Certified Makeup Artist & Eyelash Extension Technician Mikayla is here to help with all of you lash dreams! She applies custom classic eyelash extensions to enhance your eyelashes and your eyes. They can be very natural looking to more dramatic and they're super lightweight and comfortable. She loves expanding her knowledge and making all of her clients feel and look their very best!