Our Team

Red Letter Day Founder; green beauty expert

Juliene Featherman

Owner and Senior Hair Stylist… behind the chair since 1999

Since founding her company in 2005, Julie has become Philadelphia’s “Green Beauty Guide” to those who want to be more environmentally friendly without sacrificing style and glamour.  She has been recognized locally and nationally as an expert in sustainable and healthier beauty alternatives for all of us who want to look and feel their best.

In 2021, Julie launched her own line of clean, sustainable hair, body & lifestyle products, Red Letter Day. “Making my own products was born of necessity after noticing distinct and significant gaps in offerings from other product lines. Our clients had specific needs that just couldn’t be met with what was on the market, green or otherwise. So, I decided to close those gaps with solutions through my own creations.”

juju salon & organics, is an intersection of wellness, beauty, design, sustainability and community.  Julie’s mission is to help people live healthier, minimize their carbon footprint and think sustainably. In addition, her Hispanic roots inspire a nature-based mission with deep ties to South American spiritual and herbal focused wellness.

Get to know Julie

The catalyst for Julie’s commitment to health and an organic lifestyle was the birth of her first daughter, Lucie. It was then she chose to fully put into practice all she had learned in her studies of Eastern Religion at Temple University as well as her commitment to living a cruelty-free lifestyle. juju, a word found in many cultures, from meaning a “magic or a holistic charm” used for healing in West African culture, to a house fairy that causes minor mischief in Hindi, to a toy or plaything in French, to a form of Nigerian pop music, is also Julie’s childhood nickname.  “As an adopted person whose Columbian heritage was not revealed to me until I was 50 years old, the word ‘juju’ with its many meanings around the world resonated deeply with me.  In not knowing my biological roots, I found comfort in a word that is meaningful for many cultures.”

The salon is an outward expression of the inner ideology Julie has come to embrace throughout the years. She wanted to create a salon where the customer felt comfortable, cared for, as well as healthy and un-intimidated.  Her love of spatial design, curation and decor became her third business, Design Nest Studio, an interior design firm that she founded with her cousin and best friend, Deanna Ebner in 2021.

Julie, who is a graduate of Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, a certified cosmetology instructor, a former paralegal and a mother of two beautiful daughters, Frances and Lucie, feels she is doing her service to the community.

“I want to help others by doing business with cruelty-free, charitable manufacturers who are responsible to our communities and to our planet.” And, indeed she is.

“hair is the roof of the soul…”

Amber Schlesman | Senior Stylist…behind the chair since 2006

Explore Amber's specialties

Amber Schlesman joined the juju team in 2009. Since then, she has become an accomplished stylist with a long list of loyal and happy clients. Amber is always ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest in hair fashion and techniques. She holds regular training seminars for juju‘s jr. stylists and assistants.

Amber specializes in balayage, color, color correction and hair extensions. She is also known for her beautiful and creative event and bridal styling. She has attended various hair and color classes in NYC and the Philadelphia area. We love Amber’s team spirit and her enthusiasm. When she’s not rescuing furry ones and providing them with their “forever home”,  Amber is bound to be exploring the city’s newest offerings. She is always up to a cozy evening with good friends and family.

Bridget Dirvin | Senior Stylist…behind the chair since 2006

Guess who Bridget's first client was

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Bridget is a seasoned hair stylist with well over a decade of experience. “Fashion and working creatively have always interested me. I started out by styling my Barbie doll’s hair, doing my own hair and working on friends in high school!” She studied at Moore College of Art for fashion design through a scholarship program in high school furthering her design repertoire.

Bridget is a graduate of the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute and more recently in 2013, became a certified holistic health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. She is certified in Hot Heads hair extensions and frequently attends on-trend styling, cutting and coloring classes.

“I love to spend time with my son and my Australian Shepard dog Ruby. I try my best to live a healthy lifestyle and in my downtime I enjoy reading about natural beauty, painting and creating my own beauty products and perfumes from flower essences and oils. I am proud to say that I have even made my own clothes in the past. I love to be hands on and creative.”

Veronica Tarlo | Senior Stylist…behind the chair since 2014

Learn why we love Ronnie

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Ronnie’s first interest in the beauty industry sparked when she happened upon a receptionist/assistant position at a small salon in Rockledge, PA. Her interest continued to develop and in 2014 she graduated from The Toni & Guy School of Hairdressing in Ambler. Shortly after, Ronnie moved to Philadelphia and started assisting at juju.

Ronnie is a fierce stylist: she’s smart, creative and resourceful, all good traits to help her hone and develop her stylist skills. And, she may in fact, be the nicest team member we’ve ever had.  Ronnie specializes in balayage, textured and layered styles, updo’s and special occasion hair styles.

Anjuli Hoffman | Salon Manager & Stylist…behind the chair since 2018

Read about Anjuli's passion

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From a young age, Anjuli has been fascinated by the beauty world. After graduating from Penn State University with a Bachelors in Hospitality Management, she eventually decided to pursue her true passion for cosmetology by attending Rizzieri Aveda School. While attending school, Anjuli gained insightful knowledge on organic beauty. She is so excited to be part of the Juju team where she can continue her journey in the world of holistic beauty and help her clients look and feel great all while maintaining the health of their hair!

Kim Davidson | Senior Stylist/Extensions Specialist …behind the chair since 2017

Guess Kimmy's favorite thing

Kimmy has a ‘thing’ for extensions and wigs: tape-ins sew-ins, I-tip, fusion, you name it, she’s mastered it!  “I’m aware of the challenges of maintenance and how complicated it can be, my job is to simplify the process so that you can have amazing hair that you can manage in between our visits. I want to make your time with me a pleasant and relaxing break in your day.” Kimmy has a passion for creating updos and special events looks as well as styles that can be worn in the everyday. She is originally from New York and landed in Texas where she fell in love with balayage and the beautiful world of hair extensions.  She studied Cosmetology at Aveda and is well versed in Paul Mitchell, L’Oréal, and Joico just to name a few.  In addition to her hair intelligence, Kimmy has an MFA from the Pratt Institute in digital art.

*Extension appointments must be booked a minimum of 4 days in advance and requires a consultation.