The Brand

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Theresa Carr

Founder

About The Founder

When Theresa Carr, the Founder of the award-winning Metropolis Spa and Salon in Princeton, New Jersey, was asked what drove her to create her business, she simply responded by saying, “I wanted to make the art of hair.” In the spirit of her profound answer, the fire and focus that has driven Metropolis’ stunning and lasting success can easily be recognized.

 

The portrait of this amazing artist began as a young child in the hard-working blue-collar neighborhoods of Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is where Theresa found her love for fashion, but she also developed the hardnosed resolve to stand out from the crowd. It was there, where she learned to convince a community that was resistant to change to take a chance and stand alongside her. In these formative years, the hair and fashion styles of Shirley Temple and Grace Kelly, alongside the emerging punk and fashion styles from Europe 1970s began a vision of style she calls, “positive individuality;” finding that elegant, seamless connection between the classic lines of the past, the edge and risk of the present to create a look and style that endures into the future.

 

This childhood passion led Theresa to a lifelong desire for education. She studied and worked at S&L International, out of the gate, Thunder Hair Salon in Philadelphia and La Jolie in Princeton. She, then began the most powerful and impactful journey of her educational career when she went to Europe and studied with the protégés of the great Vidal Sassoon; Annie Humphreys (color art director), Tim Hartley (global artistic director of cutting), and Roger Thomas (global Director of art). This time studying and working with these great artists began a love for education that has remained throughout her stellar career. “Even though I am no longer behind the chair, I am still studying,” said Theresa while describing Metropolis’ employment policy that all stylists must continue to train and do professional development as a requirement of their employment.

 

“All women are beautiful. Make a woman look and feel beautiful, without destroying the integrity of the hair.” This is the Sassoon philosophy. It was on the bedrock of this mission that Theresa turned the vision of “making the art of hair” into a reality. But at Metropolis she has extended the notion of “making the client, feel beautiful” into every aspect of the experience. While never forgetting her Northeast roots, she gives the client the “Fashion Ave experience at a price the professional person can afford.”

 

For over 25 years, Metropolis Spa and Salon has brightly shone as a jewel in the Princeton community, ever growing, ever expanding, constantly finding new ways to care for, pamper and above all else, mine the beauty and elegance in every one of its clients. And, with the commitment to continued professional development from founder to staff, the client can expect a future of innovation and consistency that is as beautiful as they will look and feel.

THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Lisa Lopez

Management
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Stephanie

Management
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CJ

Management and Makeup Artist
Tate

Tate

Management

THE STYLISTS

Mentor Level Stylists
Katye

Years at Metropolis: 16
Favorite Service: Highlights
Specialties: Sun-kissed hair, bangs

Katye

Stylist - Mentor Level
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Years at Metropolis: 24
Favorite Service: Balayage, Hair cutting
Specialties: Color correction, Relaxers, Extensions

Tammy

Stylist - Mentor Level
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Years at Metropolis: 24
Favorite Service: Hair cutting
Specialties: Color correction, Balayage, Ouidad certified

Tanya

Stylist - Mentor Level
Master Level Stylists
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Years at Metropolis: 19
Favorite Service: Highlights
Specialties: Blondes, Hair cutting

Holly

Stylist - Master Level
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Years at Metropolis: 10
Favorite Service: Balayage
Specialties: Creative coloring, Ouidad certified, Editorial

Silva

Stylist - Designer Level
Designer Level Stylists
Metropolis Salon Spa Princeton Kristie

Years at Metropolis: 9
Favorite Service: Highlighting
Specialties: Special event styling

Kristie

Stylist - Designer Level
Nicole-NGStylist

Years at Metropolis: 12
Favorite Service: Hair Cutting and French Balayage
Specialties: Short Hair, French Balayage and Formal Event Styling

Nicole

Stylist - Designer Level
Metropolis Salon Spa Princeton Tory

Years at Metropolis: 5
Favorite Service: Balayage
Specialties: Short hair, Formal event styling

Tory

Stylist - Deesigner Level
Artist Level Stylists
Metropolis Salon Spa Princeton Raven

Years at Metropolis: 2
Favorite Service: Highlights, Coloring
Specialties: Blowouts

Raven

Artist Level
Metropolis Salon Spa Princeton Lily

Lily

Artist Level
Next Generation Level Stylists
Ali

Ali

Next Generation Level
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Camryn

Next Generation Level

NAIL TECHNICIANS

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Years at Metropolis: 24
Favorite Service: Kneipp manicure/pedicure
Specialties: Pedicures

Peggy

Nail Therapist
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Years at Metropolis:
Favorite Service: Kneipp manicure/pedicure
Specialties: Nail art

Vicki

Nail Therapist
Metropolis Salon Spa Princeton Raven

Years at Metropolis: 2
Favorite Service: Highlights, Coloring
Specialties: Blowouts

Raven

Nail Technician
Lori Metropolis

Years at Metropolis: 2
Favorite Service: Highlights, Coloring
Specialties: Blowouts

Lorna

Nail Technician

LASH EXTENSION SPECIALIST

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Years at Metropolis: 20
Favorite Service: AquaDerm Treatment
Specialties: Facials, Waxing, Body Treatments, Eye Lash Extensions

Tuyen

Skin & Body Specialist
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Gosia

Lash Extension Artist

MAKEUP ARTIST

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CJ

Management and Makeup Artist

SKIN & BODY SPECIALISTS

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Years at Metropolis: 20
Favorite Service: AquaDerm Treatment
Specialties: Facials, Waxing, Body treatments, Eye Lash Extensions

Tuyen

Skin & Body Specialist
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Years at Metropolis: 4
Favorite Service: Naturopathica Facials
Specialties: Facials, Waxing, Body Treatments & SkinCeutical Peels

Amy

Skin & Body Specialist
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Favorite Service: Waxing
Specialties: Facials

Brinley

Skin & Body Specialist
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Favorite Service: Waxing
Specialties: Facials

Reina

Skin & Body Specialist

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

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Donna

Massage Therapist
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Massage Therapist
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Erin

Massage Therapist

TANNING SPECIALIST

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Donna

Massage Therapist
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Years at Metropolis: 4
Favorite Service: Naturopathica Facials
Specialties: Facials, Waxing, Body Treatments & SkinCeutical Peels

Amy

Skin & Body Specialist

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

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