The Brand

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Theresa Carr

Founder

About The Founder

“I wanted to make the art of hair,” Theresa Carr answered when asked what drove her to create the Metropolis Spa and Salon. In the spirit of this answer is found the fire and focus that has driven Metropolis’ stunning and lasting success.

The portrait of this artist began as a child in the hard working blue collar neighborhoods of Northeast Philadelphia. This is where Theresa found her love for fashion, but also developed the hardnosed mettle to stand out from the crowd. Here is where she learned to convince a community resistant to change to take a chance, and stand with 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 Theresa calls, “positive individuality”; finding that elegant, seem less connection between the classic lines of the past, the edge and risk of the present, to create a look and style that endures in the future.

This childhood passion led her to a lifelong desire for education. She studied and worked at F and L International, Out of the gate, and Thunder Hair Salon in Philadelphia and La Jolie in Princeton. Then began the most powerful and impactful part of her education. 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 career. “I still study in even though I no longer and behind the chair,” She said while describing the Metropolis employment policy that all stylists must continue to train and do professional development as a requirement of employment.

“All women are beautiful. Make a woman look and feel beautiful, without destroying the integrity of the hair.” This is the Sassoon philosophy. And it was on the bed rock 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 20 years Metropolis Spa and Salon has shone as a jewel in Princeton, ever growing, ever expanding, constantly finding new ways to care for, pamper, and above all else, mine the beautiful 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

THE STYLISTS

Master Level Stylists
Katye

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

Katye

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

Tammy

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

Tanya

Stylist - Master Level
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Years at Metropolis: 1
Favorite Service: Hair cutting
Specialties: Men's cuts, Short hair

Michele

Stylist - Master Level
Designer Level Stylists
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Years at Metropolis: 14
Favorite Service: Highlights
Specialties: Blondes, Hair cutting

Holly

Stylist - Designer Level
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Years at Metropolis: 15
Favorite Service: Color, Hair cutting
Specialties: Short hair

Julia

Stylist - Designer Level
Nicole-NGStylist

Years at Metropolis: 8
Favorite Service: Hair cutting
Specialties: Short hair, Ouidad certified, Bronde highlighting

Nicole

Stylist - Designer Level
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Years at Metropolis: 8
Favorite Service: Smoothing treatments
Specialties: Smoothing treatments

Jeanette

Stylist - Designer Level
Artist Level Stylists
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Years at Metropolis: 9
Favorite Service: Highlighting
Specialties: Special event styling

Kristie

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

Silva

Stylist - Artist Level
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Years at Metropolis: 5
Favorite Service: Balayage
Specialties: Short hair, Formal event styling

Tory

Stylist - Artist Level
Next Generation Level Stylists
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Years at Metropolis: 4
Favorite Service: Highlights, Coloring
Specialties: Smoothing treatments

Stephanie

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

Raven

Next Generation Level
Junior Level Stylists
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Years at Metropolis: 2
Favorite Service: Highlights, Coloring
Specialties: Creative Coloring

Kim

Junior Level
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Lily

Junior Level
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Lauren

Junior Level
Future Stylists
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Giselle

Future Level
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Kerri

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

Raven

Nail Technician
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Nail Technician

LASH EXTENSION SPECIALIST

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Emilia

Lash Extension Artist

MAKEUP ARTIST

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Giselle

Makeup Artist

SKIN & BODY SPECIALISTS

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Years at Metropolis: 13
Favorite Service: AquaDerm Treatment
Specialties: Facials, Waxing, Body treatments

Tuyen

Skin & Body Specialist
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Years at Metropolis: 24
Favorite Service: Body treatments
Specialties: Facials, Waxing, AquaDerm

Maria

Skin & Body Specialist
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Years at Metropolis: 16
Favorite Service: Facials
Specialties: Advanced facial treatments

Emma

Skin & Body Specialist
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Years at Metropolis: 8
Favorite Service: Elemental Herbology Facials
Specialties: Natural spray tanning, AquaDerm

Brianna

Skin & Body Specialist
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Years at Metropolis: 14
Favorite Service: Facials
Specialties: Advanced skincare services

Yan

Skin & Body Specialist

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

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Years at Metropolis: 4
Favorite Service: Five Element Massage
Specialties: Reflexology, Deep tissue

Rita

Massage Therapist
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Years at Metropolis: 3
Favorite Service: Mother of Pearl Body Scrub
Specialties: Deep tissue, Reflexology, Body treatments

Deanne

Massage Therapist
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Massage Therapist

TANNING SPECIALIST

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

Kim

Tanning Specialist

HENNA SPECIALIST

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I am a New Jersey Based Henna Artist with expertise in a wide variety of Henna Designs including Arabic, Pakistani, Indian, and floral. I takes great pleasure in creating innovative and visually stunning Henna designs for my clients based on their desire and the occasion.

My passion for Henna came from a very early age when I would take a henna cone and doodle designs. I was always good at art and this particular type of artistry amazed me. I began teaching myself to hold a cone steady and make a variety of designs. Slowly but surely, my doodles became impressive designs and my passion became an industry.

With over 10 years of experience in the henna industry and a background in cosmetology, my passion in Henna Design is apparent in my work. I enjoy doing everything from intricate bridal designs, to mandalas for pregnant women, and contemporary designs for today's women for all types of occasions.

Nadia

Henna Artist

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