Team

Lisa

Lisa’s 15yrs of experience in the beauty industry has established her as one of Westchester’s most sought after hair stylists. She has been recognized numerous times as “Westchester’s Best Hair Stylist” by the Westchester Magazine. Lisa has had the opportunity to train with the best hair companies in the industry, including Frederic Fekkai, Vidal Sassoon and Bumble and Bumble, just to name a few. When it comes to determining the right style for a client Lisa feels that it is important to consider the clients lifestyle, hair texture and facial structure. Lisa has a keen eye for detail and every hair cut she creates is customized to suit the individual. Her passion for hair and hunger for knowledge keeps her styles fresh and current.

Raed

Believing in his wife Lisa DeMaria’s talent and passion for hair, in 2006, Raed invested in the opening of Salon Topaz. Upon its opening, the salon instantly became one of the most popular destinations in Westchester. In January of 2007 Salon Topaz added to its family when it brought on Raed as manager. Raed brought his business experience and entrepreneurial savvy to help in the growth of the company. As a leader of our salon, Raed brings a wealth of business knowledge to help Salon Topaz succeed. Raed has a passionate commitment to constantly improving Salon Topaz’s standards in areas of guest services, overall cleanliness and streamlined operations. Each day his attention to detail of the business, professional standards and contagiously positive energy in his duties as a manager has been a key factor in the salon's continuing success.

Jen

Prior to her career as a colorist and stylist, Jenny attended LIM College in New York City graduating with a BBA focusing in Fashion and Art. She went on to pursue and enjoy many roles in the design world. Deep down, Jenny always knew her lifelong dream was to do hair, something she always did on the side for family and friends. Jenny then quit her job as a design assistant to achieve this vision. Jenny is a multifaceted stylist who specializes in color. After completing cosmetology school she received her advanced training at ARROJO Studio SoHo and Tribeca in their rigorous and competitive Color Apprentice program. Jenny’s natural aesthetic is lived-in color. She loves flowing, swooshing haircuts using either shears or a straight razor. Sh e is also trained in formaldehyde free smoothing treatments. Jenny provides custom color and cuts to an eclectic clientele. Her main goal is to present all her clients with low maintenance, unfussy hair, that fits their lifestyle. “I love connecting with people. Being a hairstylist is so much more than people see. I not only get to make individuals feel their best but I also get to share in their life's joys.”
Jenny works Wednesdays , Fridays, and alternating Saturdays/Sundays. She also works select holidays that fall on Monday.
Instagram: jennydoeshair_ny

Karen

Karen, born and raised in Ecuador, found her passion for the beauty industry when she came to New York at the age of 17. She received her cosmetology license from Capri Cosmetology Learning Center in 2017. Karen joined the Salon Topaz team in May of that year as an apprentice. During this time Karen has grown under the guidance of Lisa Demaria, Elite stylist and owner of Salon Topaz. Karen has educated herself by taking courses from beauty heavyweights such as Oribe, Eufora, and Kevin Murphy. She is also certified in formaldehyde- free smoothing treatments. As an up and coming talent Karen’s bubbly personality will make you feel welcomed as soon as you sit in her chair. She enjoys all facets of beauty, offering her clients haircut, color, and styling services. One of Karen’s strongest talents is makeup artistry. She is extremely skilled and knowledgeable in all things beauty from soft natural looks to full glam. Karen focuses on bridal, special occasion and business headshots. Her in depth consultations guarantee that you will be listened to while receiving the knowledge to maintain your beauty looks at home.
Available: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Every other Friday, Alternating Saturday/Sundays
Instagram: Karenbeauty

Monica

Monica’s fresh and youthful vision, passion for hair, and innate love for individualism comes through in the haircuts and styles she creates for each of her loyal clients. Originally from Ecuador, and now living in New York, Monica draws inspiration from both worlds to create looks that are playful, fresh, effortless. Monica’s passion for hair styling was ignited after volunteering at a local salon in her hometown. However, it was when she joined the team at Salon Topaz, under the mentorship of elite stylist Lisa Demaria, that she could hone her skills in haircutting. Monica devoted herself to learning the ins and outs of a great haircut, then modifying them to suit her artistic expression and her client’s personality. Her goal is to make you feel like the best version of yourself. Whether it is short hair, curly hair, or a textured shag, Monica will have her guest feeling confident. As a curly girl herself, many of her curly guests rely on her for tips in achieving their perfect “curl look”. Monica is a lifelong learner and continues to stay ahead of trends by learning from masters in the industry: Oribe, Eufora, Kevin Murphy, Aveda, among others. She takes pride in her in-depth consultations with guests. “There’s nothing better than hearing that excited gasp when a guest looks in the mirror. I live for that.” When you sit in Monica’s chair she will have you feeling like the best version of yourself.
Monica works Wednesday, Thursday, Every other Friday, alternating Saturday/Sundays
Instagram: monica.styles

Sydney

Sydney has been perfecting her trade in the world of cosmetology with a focus on the latest environmentally friendly color trends, techniques, and special event hair. Sydney's enthusiasm for hair has led to her success as a Master Colorist at Salon Topaz, where her services are in high demand. As a Master Colorist, Sydney's passion for hair is expressed in all hair-color and cutting trends, such as: color corrections, babylight foiling, balayage freehand highlights, and dimensional single process tones. Her beaming personality, excellent communication skills, and natural talent abilities are the keys to her success and make all her guests excited every time they are in her chair.
Sydney works Thursdays, Fridays, alternating Saturday/Sundays
Instagram: syd4haircolor

Liz

Liz is a Master Colorist and Stylist at Salon Topaz. Her career in the beauty industry began in 2006, working through her attendance at Berkeley College, where she graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion. During that time she had the opportunity to work Fashion Week and photoshoots with BCBG Max Azria and Kahn Lucas. Having these experiences helped Liz discover that her passion was actually in a different area. This is what propelled her to join the Salon Topaz team in 2009 and began apprenticing under the award winning stylist, Lisa DeMaria. With Lisa’s support and guidance Liz grew rapidly, beginning her career as a professional hair stylist and leading master colorist. Liz states, “I love that I get to wake up every day and live my passion. The rewards of being a stylist and master colorist are endless. Whether it’s transforming someone’s look completely or solving their previous color challenges, I love being part of their hair journey and inspiring them to be the best version of themselves.” Liz continues to advance her skills by taking part in advanced classes on a regular basis. Studying under some of today's industry leaders, such as Arrojo Academy, Oribe Pro, Eufora and Kevin Murphy. She understands that trends are continuously changing and staying up to date on new techniques is her responsibility to her clients. Always bringing them the most current looks, Liz believes that hair should look natural and effortless. She is a true artist, and you are the canvas, with perfection being the outcome every time.
Liz works Thursdays, Fridays, and everyother Saturday
Instagram: styledbyliz