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Naleena ~ Owner

Welcome to our salon website. I would like to start by telling you that I have 31 years experience in the salon industry. I started my career in 1992 by working as an assistant in upscale salons in both Westfield and Summit, New Jersey. Looking for a change I decided to move down the Jersey Shore in 1999 and never left. With 3 years of floor experience designing women's hair already, I knew to be a complete stylist I needed barbering experience. So I began working in a local barber shop in Brick. Looking to offer my clients more, including appointments, I then found myself and over 200 clients a new home in 2005 at a salon then known as the Hair Shoppe. Quickly realizing I wanted to own, myself and a co worker bought the Hair Shoppe and created Innovations Salon in April of 2009. Innovations Salon was a great success but something was missing. So in January of 2017, I found over 350 clients and an amazing team a new location to call home. I decided to go back to my roots in the upscale environment as the sole owner of Impulse Salon which was created and established on exactly that, an impulse of 3 months.​

About My Skill Set


Besides offering all haircuts for Men, Women and Children, I specialize in Fine, Thick, Long, and Curly/Wavy Hair. I use my trained techniques and 21 years of experience to achieve the best customized hairstyle and cut for each individual client that sits in my chair. Here are some examples for specific hair types.

Texturizing- Used for Thin Hair that needs just a little "umph" instead of short layers for volume or used for Very Thick Hair that needs that "wispy" not "helmet" look.

Over Directional Layering- Used to achieve long layers and framing for Long Hair that needs volume and style, not a "short" look in front and much longer length in back.

Dry Cutting- Used to give the Curly/Wavy client confidence to see what the cut looks like so you don't have to worry about "shrinking" after the cut, causing months of regrowth to be happy again. Also used for Bang Trims.

Layer and Thinning- Used to achieve the optimum style for someone who has Very Thick Hair and needs desperate action to minimize thickness and wants an option for a "new" look instead of the "safe" one their always getting.


Glazing- Used to give a "Shine" to dull looking hair without changing hair color.

Schwarzkopf 10 Line- Permanent Color for the client who wants to get in and out of the salon and has less than 50% grey, wants to add a few color lights, low lights, or for men and women who are looking to change or enhance their color in 10 Minutes. YES I SAID 10 MINUTES!

Schwarzkopf Royal Line & Pravana- Permanent Color that is for the client that needs grey coverage and highlights at the same time, needs 50% or more grey coverage or needs an involved custom color.


* I also do Perms, Styling for Everyday, Special Occasions as well as Up do's. 

* I am certified to do Keratin Complex's Express Blow Out and Natural Smoothing Treatment as well.


 I am also an avid donator to Locks of Love, Wigs 4 Kids and Pantene. I have donated my own hair twice and will donate any client's hair that cuts off 10 inches or more. The hair donation helps keep the cost down of wigs for children diagnosed with cancer and alopecia.


* I would like to finish off by saying thank you for taking the time to read a little about me and look forward to helping you feel and look your best!

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