OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Bianca's hair journey started early. She's been experimenting with hair ever since she was a kid. Growing up idolizing the look of her favorite musicians and bold women of every era, she was always staining her parents bathroom with the brightest punk hair color she could manage to get her hands on. It was no surprise to anyone when she enrolled in Paul Mitchell Beauty School. She began her professional hair career right here in Asbury Park at the age of 18, quickly working her way up from assistant to full time stylist. Her combined love of travel and her career brought her to London in 2014 for a three month stay with advanced color courses at The Vidal Sassoon Academy, widely renown as the most prestigious hair school in the world. Since then her career in the salon and in the bridal industry has continued to expand, shes become a sought after artist for color corrections and creative color projects.
Feeling frustrated and uninspired by typical "salon culture," she decided the only way to find the place she was looking for was to create it herself. So in 2016 Bianca and Laura Allen opened Lock & Shade. Her greatest joy comes from witnessing the true community of good times, self love and support that lives in this salon. She is also the co-founder of "Girls On Top" a collective dedicated to feminist activism through community, fundraising and events. Her true passion is blending these two ideals together to create a salon that not only focuses on giving you you're best look, but to empower every client from the inside out.
Bianca is currently booking for all color, styling, extensions and bridal hair.