Our staff members have spent many years devoted to pursuing excellence in their field and have attained a certain level of expertise. Through extensive training, certification and dedication, our staff has attained mastery in their field. Here are a few of John James Salon's staff members:
Tom Freed and Debbie Neagle-Freed
Tom and Debbie both share a passion in this industry. Tom holds a bachelors degree in business administration from Towson University and Debbie Neagle-Freed attended the Von Lee International School of Aesthetics. She has worked in the aesthetics field for nearly 20 years and is a lifelong resident of the Gambrills/Crofton area. She is also known in the community as the founder of the Connor Cares Foundation (www.connorcares.org) and enjoys giving back to the community. In fact, the salon is named in honor of their son, Connor John-James Freed, who tragically lost his life to a drowning in 2006.
Ellen's passion for hair styling started at a young age. With over 25 years of experience in the beauty industry, specializing in innovative techniques, she has had her finest creations featured in national beauty publications. In addition to her advanced techniques as a cutting specialist, razor cut, and expertise in coloring, Ellen is also a highly skilled with extensions. Through continuing education, Ellen keeps up to date with the latest trends in cutting and coloring techniques. Both a Redken Specialist and Wella Certified Colorist, Ellen is exceptionally knowledgeable about products and services. She is extremely responsive to her clients and works to ensure they enjoy every aspect of their experience at John James Salon. Through this dedication, clients can be assured they will benefit from her years of specialized training and expertise.
Stephanie brings 21 years of experience to the industry. She is a Eufora Elite Member at John James Salon and is always furthering her education to keep up with today's trends. At John James Salon, she provides personal looks from short to long hair as well as color to a diverse range of clientele, always focusing on her client’s satisfaction. Stephanie also specializes in special occasion styling, creating phenomenal bridal designs!
Kim Newman is a Senior Stylist and has been in the industry for 20+ years. Kim is certified in Deva cutting/styling as well as a talented colorist. She is trained in color correction, but specializes in other services include highlights, permanent waving, hair extensions, blowouts, and diverse haircuts. Kim is happy to be back in the Crofton area to accommodate her clients and is excited to bring her talents to John James Salon.
Joe has been in the Hair Industry for over 30 years. Trained in Paul Mitchell, Sasson and Matrix Schools, he specializes in short and medium hair styles. As a former owner of several local salons he is returning to a profession he truly loves.
This will be April's 14th year working with us. She studied color and form while living in Florence, Italy and has the remarkable ability to forecast trends and translate them into wearable looks for her clients. April has worked with almost every color system available including Redken, L'Oreal, Paul Mitchell, and is pleased to be currently using Wella here at John James. April has a loyal clientele that includes men, women and kids. Her success stems from truly caring about the people in her chair and her ability to communicate effectively turning her client's wishes into reality.
Hannah has been a hair professional for 2 years. She graduated from South River High School where she was talented enough to join the 3 year cosmetology program at the Center of Applied Technology South. She has a passion and love for ALL things hair-related but her favorite would have to be highlights. Come visit Hannah at John James and we know you will be thrilled!
Hope Mortimore is an Advanced Stylist with over 20 years experience. She is skilled in all aspects of haircare, including women's cuts, men's cuts, color, highlighting, blow-outs and more! Hope's goal is to provide a luxurious and customized experience for her clients. She helps her clients choose the best products to enhance their hair quality and color, educates her clients regarding blow-drying techniques, and teaches her clients how best to care for their hair.
Amanda Huddleston has been hairdressing for 6 years and counting. Her real joy comes from listening to her clients concerns, and collaborating with them to update their look into something they can maintain. She is full of tips and tidbits to make your beauty routine smoother! Her training includes classes from top educators such as Toni&Guy, Bumble&Bumble, Eufora, and Make Up For Ever. It is also a treat for her to be apart of your special occasion hairstyling. Call today to schedule some time with her today!
Monique comes to us with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Her favorite thing to do is up-do's! She specializes in highlights, color, cut & blowdrys, long curly hair, color corrections, all over color.
Hannah has been working at John James since 2011. She graduated from Paul Mitchell School in 2017 and is now a licensed hairdresser. She loves doing hair and make-up, and plans to continue pursuing her passion for hair and cosmetology.
Debbie Neagle-Freed attended the Von Lee International School of Aesthetics. She has worked in the aesthetics field for nearly 20 years and is a lifelong resident of the Gambrills/Crofton area. She is also known in the community as the founder of the Connor Cares Foundation (www.connorcares.org) and enjoys giving back to the community. In fact, the salon is named in honor of their son, Connor John-James Freed, who tragically lost his life to a drowning in 2006.
Senior Nail Technician
Katie is a full time senior nail technician here at John James. With 14 years of experience, she specializes in natural nail services, gel manicures, and exceptional pedicures. She is devoted to providing each client with a relaxing service!
Senior Nail Technician
Michele comes to us with over 20 years of experience as a nail technician. She is always up to date on the latest trends in the nail world. She specializes in natural nails and gel manicures. When not at John James you can find her at a race track cheering on her son racing motocross!
Shampoo Tech & Customer Relations
Shampoo Tech & Customer Relations