Nicola Autore - Stylist & Inspiraton for Salon Jodana & Owner

Nic’s career began in Rome, Italy before moving to America in 1994. He started working for John Barrett at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City where he studied color extensively. He later moved to New Jersey to work for David Allan and Nelund Minton. In 2002, he realized his dreams of being a business owner and opened Riccio Salon in Mahwah before selling and opening Salon Jodana in Midland Park, NJ. 

Nic specializes in Thermo Cut for Wellness Haircuts, and uses his gift for color to give you the look and feel that would best compliment your style.

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Daniela Russo Pedin - Stylist & Inspiraton for Salon Jodana & Owner

Daniela has over 34 years’ experience in the beauty industry. Starting in Diano Marina in Italy at various salons for over 10 years and obtaining an education in styling, cutting and coloring, she worked for Jean Louis David Salon and Vidal Sassoon Salon, the two most famous salons in northern Italy. For her last eight years in Italy before she came to America, Daniela taught at the Moda e Modi Salon in Torino, Italy. There were over ten salons in her group. Today, her best friend Beppe Barra requires that all the stylists come to our school in Torino that Daniela helped build so they learn the newest styles and techniques that Daniela developed. Daniela came to America and passed the exam to obtain her American stylist license. Within six months, despite her broken English, her work spoke for itself and she developed a strong following at Total Concepts Salon in Wyckoff, NJ. After six years at Total Concepts Salon, she had the opportunity to work at Riccio Salon for nine years. “Today I am excited to bring to you Salon Jodana offering over 100 years of collective experience between my partners and myself. This gives us the opportunity to utilize all of my years of styling, coloring and cutting skills to serve you at the highest level.” – Daniela


Karla Barricella - Receptionist

She has been a receptionist for over 22 years making every customer feel special, as they are. Her daily goals are keeping our stylists and customers all having a great experience at Salon Jodana and enjoying their days ahead with beautiful hair.


John Paxton - Stylist & Inspiraton for Salon Jodana

John was born blessed with natural artistic talent. Growing up, he continued to foster his skills and education in the arts. He had an eye for beauty, and found that he could combine his passions by becoming a hair stylist. He was excited at the thought of infusing his creativity into coloring, cutting, and styling hair; ultimately creating each client into a masterpiece. After attending Cosmetology school in 1996, John started his career working in a high end salon in Manhattan. He trained under one of the top hair colorists in New York City.

With strong communication skills, he develops a deep understanding of the clients wants and needs, and delivers unique and exquisite designs. His creations reflect his clients desires, and clients leave feeling heard and beautiful (what more could a woman want?). That is what is so special about John; he does fabulous work, and he builds genuine client relationships. John has a dedicated clientele that has followed him for 21 years. He looks forward to serving you.


Kristin Raiman - Stylist

Kristin is an accomplished stylist with over 27 years experience in the beauty industry. Her education and training extends from advanced cut & curl techniques to certifications in the latest hair treatments, keeping her on the cutting edge of what’s new in all aspects of haircare. She specializes in balayage, highlights, long & short hair, men’s cuts and Keratin treatments.

Also recently certified as a Hair Extension and Additions Specialist. 


Maha Audi - Stylist

Maha is a professional hair designer. She has been working with hair full-time for the past 32 years. She was corporate in her earlier professional life, but hair cutting and styling were always a passion of hers and free time outlet. At the age of 37, she decided to follow her passion and commit her full professional life to beauty culture and hair design. She is experienced in coloring, cutting and hair styling. Also, she is experienced and good with bridal hair-styling and bridal parties, up-dos for proms and formal events.

She was a previous owner of two hair salons and her motto was and is always “Let us help you fall in love with your hair again”. She looks forward to meeting you and discussing your hair needs and style it to your expectations. Keeping up with up-to-date techniques, chemical treatments, styles and the health of your hair is her specialty.

Come see her at Salon Jodana, she works 5 days a week from Tues-Sat 9-5 every day and 9-8 on Thursdays.


Tara Shamy - Stylist / Make-Up Artist

Always an artist, Tara started her career in interior design, but really wanted a live canvas and bigger challenges. So, she decided to attend cosmetology school. Finally finding her passion, she perfected her make-up application skills, raising the bar by entering many competitions. Always competitive, she decided to master hair extensions and got her certification. Her keen eye for color and continuing education has made her an excellent colorist as well. 


Brittany Hrabovsky - Stylist / Make-Up Artist

From an early age, Brittany always knew she wanted to be in the beauty industry. She was able to pursue this dream upon graduating from Artistic Academy Hair Design in June of 2013. She started her journey as an assistant at Colorforms Hair Salon for one year before having the opportunity of working with Daniela. Brittany has been working as an apprentice alongside Daniela and Nicola for three years and continues to grow in her craft. She is now working her way to building her clientele behind the chair. Brittany is an active part of the education program that Salon Jodana provides by staying up to date with all the latest styles and trends. She is also expanding her cosmetology skills by becoming a makeup artist. She loves getting to know all of her clients and making them feel comfortable and confident. Also, recently certified as a Hair Extension and Additions Specialist.

“Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through!” (Janelle Monae)


Helene Kirlin - Stylist

At the age of 14, Helene had a life changing experience when she served as a hair model at the Industry Beauty Show. She then took entry level positions at salons. Helen attended the Capri Institute of Hair Design and studied Natural Motion and Bumble and Bumble.

Helene is an expert at cutting, coloring, styling, updos, smoothing treatments and also enjoys the art of hair extensions. Helene’s work is spurred by her creative nature and she is constantly updating her education by attending classes and seminars.



Helen Millet - Stylist

After graduating from high school, Helen went straight to cosmetology school. As she was studying interior design while working as an assistant for a salon, she found a love for the hair industry and pursued it full time. Helen started working as a well-known salon in Manhattan, and continued her education and learning experience for the following five years in New York, London, and New Orleans.

Helen began working in New Jersey in 1995. Since working in New Jersey, she has continued her education in California, New York, and Italy. She enjoys making people look and feel beautiful.

Helen enjoys satisfying her clients with her excellence of skills, and her favorite part of working with her clients is seeing the positive expressions on her clients’ faces as they leave the salon.


Moraima Vazquez - Stylist

Moraima Vazquez is a Capri Institute graduate with 15 years of hairstyling experience. Her hardworking ethics and creative spirit trace back to her Latin roots.

Moraima understands that the clients image is very important. From the sophisticated, classic look to the young and fashoinable. Classes at Goldwell, Rusk, and Davines adds cutting and coloring to Moraimas many skills. She specializes in balayage, bridal updos, keratin treatments, color and blow outs. Passion is what moves Moramia to give her clients the fabulous, fun and easy look that’s for the everyday, stay at home or on the go client.


Jordan DeMilia - Stylist / Make-Up Artist

Jordan is stylist with 6+ years experience. She has always had a passion for art & styling. She grew a stronger passion watching her Mother in the beauty industry. She has been a self taught Makeup Artist since she was 13 years old scoring big jobs on photoshoots and weddings. She wanted to continue on her path. She started at a salon in Ridgewood as a makeup artist and slowly transitioned into doing hair as well. From there she went to beauty school at Capri & then got right back to work at a Spa & Salon in Park Ridge. After she left there she continued her journey at a salon in Saddle River where she really made a name for herself and built a great clientele. Finally, she left there and started free lancing for herself and becoming a young mother.

Now that she is coming back to work she has finally joined our family! She is certified in Wella color from the Wella school in NYC & Wedding Styling.


Julia Montanaro - Stylist

Julia has had a passion for hair and make-up for as long as she could remember. She has been practicing as a licensed cosmetologist  since 2016, after graduating from Empire Beauty School. Since then she has been continuing her education as a certified make-up artist from Art to Life Academy in Closter, NJ, and recently certified in all extensions from tape ins to bonded.

Her educators have always told her “Knowledge is Power”, and has since motivated her to continue her education to make her an even better cosmetologist. She loves what she does and goes to work happy every day making other feel as beautiful as they are on the inside.


Nicole Cioppa - Apprentice / Junior Stylist

Nicole began her career as a licensed hair stylist in 2012. She is trained in Goldwell, Davines, Redken and Oway color. Nicole has has trained under Nicola Autore the owner of Salon Jodana and is currently his personal assistant as well as assistant manger for salon.

She also has a certification in hair extensions.


Julia Luddy - Assistant

Julia attended Paul Mitchell beauty school in 2010, in New York City. She then moved to LA where she assisted and truly fell in love with her profession.

She Returned back East where she continues to grow through training and working under some of the most talented stylists in Bergen county, New Jersey.


Amanda D'Ercole - Assistant

Amanda has been in the beauty industry for 6 years. She has trained under stylists at a salon in Ridgewood for 6 years before she decided to come over to Salon Jodana in May of 2019.

Amanda has been working as an apprentice alongside Daniela. Her passion is all the different techniques of color and she also specializes in hair extensions.