Our Team



Hi there friends! My name is Nicole Ficke and I’ve been a lover of hair for as long as I can remember. I believe that there is something so special about making others not only look, but also feel their best.

A little hair history about me: I attended cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell the School Jersey Shore and graduated in 2013, and I have continued perfecting my craft ever since. I believe that the best stylists never stop learning, so staying up to date with new techniques has always been important to me!

I have always been drawn to sun-kissed, low maintenance color, and that’s why I became a balayage specialist early in my career. I spend most of my days behind the chair giving my clients the perfect seamless balayage, or creating bright blondes with foiling techniques that create an easy grow-out. My main goal is to always create a color that not only looks beautiful when you leave my chair, but also continues to look beautiful for months to come!

While I specialize mainly in balayage and foiling techniques, I offer many other services including a large variety of coloring services, haircuts, event styling, and my speciality beach wave blowout! I have an overall natural style and I love bringing out and emphasizing features that are already so beautiful about my clients. I look forward to seeing you soon here at Studio on Willow!



My love of hair began over ten years ago after leaving business school in New York City. Since then, I have made it my passion. I have received certifications from L'Oreal Expert, Global Keratin, Kerastase, Foundations of Balayage, Arrojo American Wave, and Advanced Extension Brands. I also have an expanded skill set with various hair types, and am always striving for more. I am proud to be able to give back to the community through volunteering and organizing local fundraising events. I believe that translates into my work. I am honored to start my journey at Studio on Willow with such a talented team. I'm ready to make your hair shine. Whether it is a color transformation or an event style, I'm here to help!



My name is Sarah Perhacs and I am a balayage & creative color specialist here at Studio on Willow. I have been in the hair industry for 7 years now! I started cosmetology school when I was fifteen years old. Since the beginning, I’ve always had a special interest in hair painting, and dimensional color work. My passion is in enhancing natural beauty, not taking it away.

I believe the beauty industry is always changing. It’s important to me to continue education to keep up with the latest hair trends. Balayage and natural work are my areas of expertise, but I will never turn down a challenge! 

Aside from balayage & blonding, my heart is also in bridal work. I love using my creative side, and being part of that one special day. At Studio on Willow I offer a wide variety of haircuts, color services and our signature beach-wave blowout. Hair is an art to me. Everyday I come to work ready create. I hope to see you join my salon family soon!


Hi! My name is Lindsey. I have been a hairstylist for 8+ years now. I have had a passion for hairstyling ever since I was young. My first salon job was Warren Tricomi, where I learned how to precision dry haircut and trained under master colorists. I specialize in all methods of permanent extensions: tape-ins, sew-in wefts, beads, and keratin bonds. I also specialize in bridal hair, braiding, and event styling. My profession has allowed me to travel, providing me the opportunity to service dignitary clientele. I take great pride in my work and truly love what I do every day, my work will absolutely speak for itself.



Hi! My name is Megan. I have been working in salons for the better part of my life. If you ask me, I have the best career in the world. I love making my customers look and feel beautiful, and helping them express who they are with their hair. I love the connections that I build with my clients. I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else.

While I strive to meet any of your hair needs, I specialize in baby lights, balayage, corrective color, and fantasy colors. I am also passionate about hair cutting and styling. I have a niche for men’s haircuts and bridal work. My favorite part about working with my brides is when I secure the veil in place. The bride and I always both shed a tear or two.

I do believe that education is the core of our industry. I have been a proud Loreal Professionnel artist for the last 5 years, traveling the country to learn and share the latest techniques and trends.

When I’m not at work, I’m with my big family. We have a blended family with FIVE kids. Call me crazy, but I love taking them to the beach. The creative side in me can always get into a fun craft... and I always enjoy a good book and a good glass of wine.

I can’t wait to welcome you to our new salon home!


Hi I’m Lacee! I have been in the beauty industry since 2001 and I always knew this would be my craft! My passion is to create beautiful everyday hair. My customized foilayge technique creates the most natural lived-in color for a low maintenance upkeep. I do believe education is the tool for growth as the trends are forever changing. I take pride in listening to my guests' hair goals, making them a reality, and LOVE having multiple bosses in my chair daily! Making people feel beautiful on the outside is just a small part of why I love my craft. Each day is a different adventure. Making a connection with people that I wouldn’t otherwise have met has become such a value to me.



Hi there! My name is Tori and I’ve been in the hair industry for about eight years and what a joy it has been! Hair has always been a passion of mine that continues to grow each and every day. I specialize in razor cuts along with traditional scissor cutting. When it comes to color, I specialize in baby light, highlighting that gives you a very natural, sun-kissed look. It truly is a privilege to get work in an industry that allows us the opportunity to make people feel and look their best. I so look forward to meeting you and making your hair dreams a reality here at the Studio on Willow!


Hi I'm Francesca! I graduated from the Salon Professional Academy in 2018 and have such a passion and love for hair. 

I am extremely family-oriented and come from a huge family for which I am truly blessed! 

For my whole life, I struggled with frizz and having extremely curly hair. Discovering smoothing systems changed my hair life forever. Because of that, I strive to find all my curly-haired clients the smoothing system that will suit them best. I also have a passion for color, balayage, highlights, and ensuring my clients achieve the blonde of their dreams, while preserving the integrity of their hair. I also do layered and texturized cuts. 

I’m so excited to kickstart my hair journey and will always continue to educate myself! I look forward to meeting everyone and giving you your dream hair! 



Hi I'm Gianna! I have such a great passion for creating beautiful hair. I achieved my education in cosmetology through a 3-year program at Old Bridge High School which I graduated from in 2019. Not many public high schools have vocational programs in their buildings but I was fortunate enough to have that opportunity. 

I come from a big, loving family who always taught me to be true to myself and to do what I love most. Little did I know I would love doing hair most. Over the years of observing and learning from very talented hairstylists, I have found my biggest interest in blonding services such as balayage and highlights. I have also obtained a love for colors, both neutral and fantasy. One of my biggest goals is to make you feel beautiful and welcomed. 

I am always finding ways to educate myself so that I can help you achieve your dream hair goals. I appreciate you taking the time to get to know a little bit about me and I can’t wait to get to know you and your hair!