Thursday, January 3, 2019

What I've Learned in 27 Years as a Hairdresser


Our hair color and hairstyles are a large part of our identity.  When we change our hairstyles and hair color we mentally take on a different persona.  Not only for ourselves but for others also.  

Change is good. 
A change in hair style or color is uplifting and refreshingPamper yourself!  I think changing your hair can change your life and perspective on things.  It may sound silly, but new hair alters our confidence.  A lot of women love wearing wigs, hairpieces, and extensions. It makes them feel like a different person.  
It is glamorous.

So next time you sit in your stylist's chair and they ask, 
"What do you have in mind?", your answer should be "Change"
If anything do it for yourself, you deserve it!

It's a New Year, time for a New You!

Take a look at these before and afters who were inspired to "change" it up!

 Come change your look
at Salon Bridgette!

We'll be here when
you are ready!


169 Center Square Rd.
Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Friday, April 13, 2018

Lasio Smoothing Treatment

For the month of April these lovely treatments are on special! Lasio is made for hair of all types- curly, color treated, fine, frizzy, dry, and damaged hair!

 Dry/damaged hair?
Some believe that if your hair is dry and distressed, treatments will only cause more damage, but that is not true! 
It will actually do the opposite!
Dry strands, dull hair, split ends, and frizz are symptoms of damaged hair. Our hair is delicate, and unfortunately, it doesn’t take much for it to become damaged, but restoring hair is possible it will just take time and Lasio!

Curly hair? 
If you love your curls and want to embrace them then Keratin Tropic is the option for you. It will slightly stretch your curl and eliminate 100% of frizz. 
If you want to drastically reduce your curl for more of a straight look then our 
One Day formula is perfect for you. 

Fine hair?
For ladies with fine hair using heavy conditioners 
or even getting keratin treatments can
 weigh hair down creating a flat deflated look. 
Let’s turn up the volume with Lasio!
Go for a lightweight keratin formula. 
Keratin Tropic is perfect for those with fine hair.
 It will eliminate frizz while still maintaining volume. 
Life is easier when your hair is frizz-free!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The do's and don't's of Spray Tan

How to get the best results out of your Spray Tan

The Night Before Your Tan

Shower thoroughly and exfoliate to remove the dead skin
This provides a smooth surface for your tan.
If you are using Dove products please stop using them at least two days prior to your tan and for the duration of the tan. Dove soap and lotions leave a film on your skin that will result in a blotchy tan.
Shaving and waxing should be done the night before
Do NOT use moisturizes 24 hours prior to your tan as they act as a barrier to the spray tan solution and can cause uneven, streaky effects.

The Day of Your Tan

Bring in dark loose fitting clothing and flip flops for after
Tight fitting clothing can rub the solution off and leave your tan patchy
The solution will wash out of most clothing
 It is up to you and your level of comfort whether you wear a swimsuit/underwear or not
Come in without makeup, deodorant, or perfume 


Do not shower or sweat excessively for the next 4-6 hours(overnight is always best) after your tan. This allows your tan to fully develop it’s color.
If you don’t shower until the next morning, make sure to wear loose fitting pjs to bed.
Do not shave for the first 12 hours after your tan and first shower
During the developing time use hand sanitizer instead of soap and water to wash your hands
Avoid using moisturizers and applying deodorant during developing time
Wearing socks or closed shoes can cause your tan to develop unevenly 
Avoid wearing tight clothing for at least the first 5 hours or until you shower
When showering, don’t scrub, just rinse off with warm water, no soap or hot water 
No washcloth or loofa
After your quick rinse, you should know that the tan continues to develop   
After your tan is done developing you can moisturize. Moisturizing will help maintain the tan. Dry skin can cause the tan to fade faster. Moisturize twice daily and after the shower. Salon Bridgette recommends the Hempz brand. We find it works the best. 
Swimming pools, hot tubs, and long HOT baths or showers can fade your tan.
Excessive sweating from exercising may cause your tan to fade faster, particularly in body fold areas

Products that may affect your Tan:
Anti-aging products
Dove soap and Dove products
Bath and Bodyworks products
Toners containing alcohols or witch hazel
Accutune or Salicylic acid
Facial masks and scrubs
Pore cleansing facial strips
Chlorine and salt water
Bug sprays- spray clothes not your body

Remember friction is a sunless tan killer!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Why is Balayage so Trendy Right Now?

Why is Balayage so Trendy Right Now?

Our guest are seeing Balayage on the catwalks and red carpets. All the models and A-listers are wearing it. Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for sun-kissed natural looking hair color. It gives a softer and less noticeable regrowth line. There is very little maintenance which is perfect for the busy mom, college student, or woman on a budget. It grows out beautifully and more naturally compared to highlights. Balayage works on both light and dark hair, or even if you have gray!
Tips to a successful Balayage:
  1. Have a picture of what you want. Everyone sees color a different way. If you cannot find a picture of exactly what you want, try to look for one with the tones you would like to see.
  2. Have a successful consultation with a professional colorist that listens thoroughly to the guest.
  3. Being aware the desired result may take more than one session to achieve.
  4. Using professional haircare products to maintain healthy, beautiful hair.

The art of Balayage is taking over the beauty world as well as ombre and color melting. Communication is the key to a successful service by a professional colorist. 
Call and make your appointment for your free consultation! Below are some beautiful Balayage, ombre, and color melting pictures done by Salon Bridgette's Beauty Team!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Meet our stylists!

Meet the faces of Salon Bridgette!

Victoria Chiuccarello
Victoria began working at Salon Bridgette in September 2013 where she specializes in Makeup & Hairstyling. She is a resident of Woolwich Township, N.J.  where she graduated from Kingsway Regional High School. After graduation Victoria attended Rizzieri Aveda Institute for Beauty & Wellness in Voorhees, N.J. She completed both Cosmetology & Skin Care programs. Victoria continues her education regularly by attending classes outside of the salon & staying current on all cutting edge trends and techniques. Victoria loves to create styles that uplift her clients and give them the self confidence to be the best they can be!

Kathleen(Kat) Cigala 
Kat has been at Salon Bridgette since February 2015. She graduated from Kingsway in 2013. Currently, Kat lives in Gibbstown. She graduated from PB Beauty School in June of 2015 with perfect attendance. While at cosmetology school she received her certification in Academy Pro Hair, Cinderella Hair, and Donna Bella Hair Extensions. Since starting her journey at Salon Bridgette she has been working under the wing of top stylist, Jennifer Penot. Kat has gained the experience and knowledge needed to earn her own chair. She is fresh on the floor and eager to continue learning. Kat actively pursues outside education opportunities. Her passion for hair stems from her desire to make others feel great about themselves. Kat's upbeat, always smiling attitude is a pleasure to be around! Her positive energy is a vital asset to the salon's atmosphere.
Tiffany Biddle
Tiffany has always had a passion for the hair and beauty industry! She basically grew up in the salon, coming from a family of hairstylist and starting at her mother's salon in 2003 with her cosmetology permit! She's been Licensed since 2004.  She joined the team here at Salon Bridgette in 2011! Tiffany is skilled in hair coloring, cutting, styling,  formal styling, and extensions! She specializes in color and loves the technique of balayage /hair painting! She feels it really lets her show creativity! She loves to have fun and be creative with different hairstyles! She will take the time to really listen to and deliver exactly what her client wants! Tiffany strives to stay on top of new trends in both hair and makeup with continual education! She loves making people look good and feel good about themselves! 

Hi! I'm Paige. I have had the pleasure of working in the beauty business for over 28 years. I spent the first 17 years of my career working in the Cherry Hill area building my career and experience in professional hairstyling. I have been as part of the team at Salon Bridgette for the last 11 years after relocating to the area. 
I am skilled on many different types of cut and color styles. I have spent much of my career truly developing my talent as a colorist to help clients match their hair coloring visions with their personal style. I enjoy working with new clients as well as those I have know for many years. Regardless if you are coming to a salon for the first time or you are a regular looking to make a change, I will take the time to truly listen you to understand you and your vision for your hairstyle. I enjoy talking to and working with clients of all ages, male and female and nothing makes my day more than making someone feel great about their hair. 

Over my career, I have also taken the time to keep my skills razor sharp (pun intended). I pay acute attention to the latest trends as well as attend training and workshops that explore the most recents cut and color techniques. This helps to ensure that I am flexible and confident to pull off the exact look that you are asking for. 
Thus, whether you are looking for someone to keep up your current style or looking for a stylist to work with you for a new creative you....I'm sure I can help you enhance your look. I truly enjoy each of my clients and I look forward to meeting you in hopes to give a great salon experience

Hope to meet you soon. 

Thank you for a great 20 years!

The year Salon Bridgette celebrates 20 years in business!

Bridgette would like to thank family, friends, and guest 
for all the continued support
 and for choosing Salon Bridgette to do what we love.
Make this the best year ever with a new you! 

Don't forget our referral program!
If you refer a family member or friend,
both of you will receive 
20% of any one service AND 20% off products!

1997 to 2017
Thanks for all the years and watching us grow!