Jen is a curly hair guru in training, restaurant connoisseur, cat lover, and Jersey Girl to the core. She was raised in Howell, NJ and currently lives in Long Branch, just up the coast from Asbury. Jen had a change of heart about her career path after losing her father a few years ago. Following her heart and passion for makeup and hair felt like a more familiar and inspiring plan. She started off in the world of makeup and quickly developed a love of hair. She’s currently finishing up an apprenticeship at Lock and Shade right here in Asbury Park.
The owner of the salon, Bianca styled Jen’s incredible hair for the Hand Project Shoot. When I asked Jen what her favorite thing is about Asbury, she shared that she loves the vibe of community. She says you can just be who you are and everyone is appreciated for their own unique style.
When I first met Jen I was struck by her porcelain skin, gorgeous red, curly hair and her kind demeanor. It’s not surprising that Jen told me she’s very empathetic and always tries to see the best in everyone. When not at the salon, you’ll find Jen with her tuxedo cat named Lola or dining at some of her favorite local spots like Brando's Citi Cucina, Palscal and Sabine or Cardinal Provisions. She’s also dreaming up her solo backpacking trip through Europe.
Jen was so natural in front of the camera... work it, gurrrl! Jen loves how CMD’s big, classic hoops complement her style. She’d also be quick to don our stackable rings.
I’m excited to bump into Jen around town rocking some CMD and hopefully grab a meal with her sometime soon. Thank you, Jen - you’re a gem.
It feels so long ago that I was cruising on my bike with my brother and sister around the Wanamassa School. As a little girl, I quickly learned the value of hard work and dedication. We lived just a stone’s throw from the school and our community was chock full of working class families, including my mom who raised three kids on [...]
Sometimes when you go back to the place where it all started, you begin to see things through a completely different lens. At 18 years old, there was nothing I wanted more than to leave NJ and see the world. I wanted to move west, travel, and fulfill my creative dreams. I didn’t know where I was headed or how it would [...]
Introducing Marilyn Schlossbach - serial entrepreneur, restauranteur, mover and shaker who is always on-the-go and looking to fullfill her creativity. She’s the owner of Langosta Lounge, Pops Garage, Asbury Park Yacht Club (my fave!), Salt Water Market, The Whitechapel Projects, and most recently, Oshin Oil [...]