Hair Stylist/ Owner
Charles Ruiz has two decades of international experience in hair design and has worked and taught in salons around the world. Originally from Dijon, he has spent three decades honing his craft first in France at salons in Lyon, Annecy, Morzine, and Paris, where he worked with some of the most innovative and celebrated stylists of our time, including Bruno Pittini and Isabelle Luzet, stylist to French stars Claude Berry and Isabelle Hupert. In Paris, Charles spent two years in the Jacques Dessange School Training Center, before moving to Budapest, Hungary and becoming Artistic Director at the Jacques Dessange salon there, where he worked extensively with the fashion industry, creating styles for clients such as Elite models, Oliver Lapidus and Ungaro. He then came to the United States with Jacques Dessange, first to Washington, DC, and then to New York where he became School Director of the Jacques Dessange Training Center. Now Charles is very excited to bringing his extensive experience to clients in the Westfield area, while at the same time continuing his training on a worldwide scale, traveling to Paris and New York to remain on the cutting-edge of his field, while also building his home and raising his family here in New Jersey
Glamour, fashion, trend and creativity inspired Jeanine to get into the hair industry. She has trained with L’Oreal’s top colorists at the L’Oreal Academy in New York City, one of the top colorists from Frederic Fekkai Salon in New York City, as well as an elite colorist from Jacques Dessange Group from Paris. With all her experience and training, she has become an artistic and creative colorist that specializes in all types of color. She creates variation of tones using foil or balayage to keep your hair healthy and vibrant while maintaining a natural look. Jeanine’s outgoing, warm and friendly personality helps make each client's experience an enjoyable one.
Cindy's source of inspiration is the dramatic impact that hair color can bring to the client's sense of style. She has over 20 years of experience in hair color, and has trained with industry leaders in New York and LA, as well as Jacques Dessange Paris. Cindy specializes in a full range of color services, including color correction and all forms of highlighting. She has the strong ability to accommodate every client's needs and maintenance capabilities, while accomplishing a sophisticated and finished look. Cindy believes in classic, healthy color, with a current edge that enhances each client's individual expression.
Lisa has been doing hair since she was 18 years old. She feels that listening to her clients needs is very important to help them choose a look that fits their lifestyle and one that the client can easily replicate at home. She has been trained by stylist from Frederick Fekkai, Jacques Dessange, L'Oreal Professionnal Expert and Kerastase. By joining the Charles, Studio team, she was able to polish her technical skills and realize her creative abilities.Her attention to detail is a hallmark of her style. She is meticulously tailoring her work to the needs of each client.
Katelyn has been working in the beauty industry since 2007 and has trained with stylists from
Arrojo Studio and Sebastian. She assisted backstage at Fashion Week three years in a row and has a special interest in up-styles, including up-dos and braids. To improve her skills in this area, she received specialized training from Patrick Cameron. Overall, Katelyn loves working with the clients at Charles Studio to find styles that suit them, making each one look and feel their very best.
Jennifer is a great addition to our talented team and has 10 years of experience in the industry.
She has previously completed a comprehensive cutting course at Sassoon LA and received training on formal styling such as updos and braiding, from Patrick Cameron and Arrojo.
Great Lenght Extensions Specialist
Liz has been in this industry for about 5 years now. She always had an interest in color techniques and extensions. She loves taking a blank canvas and creating works of art specific to client needs. She understands every client is different and loves that extensions can be customized to fit each individuals lifestyle.