meet the team
Juliene Featherman: Owner and Hair Stylist
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 women (and men!) who want to look and feel their best.
Julie’s company, 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.
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 (having graduated magna cum laude) as well as her commitment to living a cruelty-free lifestyle. juju, which means magic or a holistic charm used for healing in West African culture, is also Julie’s childhood nickname. The salon is merely 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. Upon entering the space, the walls decorated in work by local artists, the furniture a beautiful mix of eclectic wood pieces, one cannot help but feel removed from their own nagging thoughts as they are offered a cup of tea or a glass of wine.
With Julie there is no demarcation between client and friend. Once you walk in the door you are a part of a family, one that is constantly changing, but whose center remains the same.
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…”
Adrian Novak: Salon Manager & Makeup Artist
When Adrian joined juju in 2012 as a Stylist’s Assistant, she had no idea she’d eventually become the Salon’s manager, receptionist and makeup artist. Adrian’s previous job titles include Social Worker, Funeral Director’s Assistant and freelance model to name a few. This varied background allows her to call on several skill sets to help keep juju running smoothly.
Outside of juju, Adrian enjoys spending time with her husband and their small menagerie of pets, including their French Bulldog, The Finch. She has been a strict vegetarian for over 20 years and is an avid supporter of several animal rescue and adoption agencies. Reading, nail art and disc golf are among her favorite hobbies. Adrian drinks a lot of coffee, eats a lot of candy and sometimes snorts when she laughs. Feel free to strike up a conversation next time you see her at the front desk!
Janka Barber: Senior Hair Stylist
Janka, a native of Slovakia, joined juju in 2008. She attended the Jean Madeline School for education and trained at several salons in the Philadelphia area. In addition to hair cutting and coloring techniques, Janka is also specially trained in razor-cutting; her heritage has inspired Janka to deliver her European style and flare to every client. She has attended many cutting and coloring classes in NYC, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Slovakia.
Janka has two precious daughters, Maya and Emilia, and enjoys cutting children’s hair as well!
“It makes me happy to make people happy!”
Ahlee Maier: Holistic Esthetician and Senior Hair Stylist
Ahlee, a Reading, Pennsylvania native, shares her warmth, passion and knowledge of skin-care with all of her clients. A natural athlete, Ahlee learned early on about the need and importance of living a healthy life-style. This, combined with her altruistic nature, makes Ahlee the perfect fit for our holistic, organic salon. Ahlee is VERSATILE! Edgy and sophisticated styles are what inspires this talented artist.
In Ahlee’s free time, she is committed to fund-raising for organizations like The American Cancer Society, The Hummingbird Fund and various Nature Preserves in and around the Reading area. She is truly motivated to improving her skills and attends stylists’ workshops regularly. Her dual talents of Hair Stylist and Esthetician, makes Ahlee invaluable at our salon.
Riley Allen Euculano: Hair Stylist
Riley brought her passion for hair styling to Philadelphia after graduating from The Temple (a Paul Mitchell School) in 2007. Her experiences in editorial styling, producing photo-shoots, as well as being an educator allows her to provide a well rounded, yet highly sophisticated experience to her clients. Riley has attended classes in New York, Chicago and London to help fine tune her skills. She received her Associate’s Degree in business from Penn State University.
Riley has known her whole life that she has wanted to be a hair stylist and hopes to spread the excitement she has for hair styling to juju!
Kiki Evans: Hair Stylist
Bi-coastal Stylist, Kiki enjoys helping her Philadelphia and San Fransisco clients look and feel their best. With a true belief in continuing education, Kiki has taken many color, cut, and styling classes over the years. Her honed technical skills allow her to bring out the best in all of her clients. She is committed to her clients who in turn, have a fierce loyalty to her.
Veronica Tarlo: Hair Stylist
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. After completing juju‘s advanced education program for Stylist Assistants, hands on training and off-site classes, Ronnie has become one of our best-trained Jr. Stylists.
Ronnie is a fierce learner: she’s smart, creative and resourceful, all good traits to help her hone and develop her burgeoning stylist skills. And, she may in fact, be the nicest team member we’ve ever had.
Sally Abribat: Hair Stylist
Sally has always been fascinated by natural beauty and a healthy lifestyle. Her daily practice includes yoga and Ayurveda, and she is always looking for beauty alternatives that are organic and natural. After graduating from beauty school at Philadelphia’s Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in July 2012, Sally went on to complete Yoga teacher training in Massachusetts at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in June 2015.
Sally is very interested in hair styling and has taken many educational classes to expand her knowledge and expertise. Sally’s skills include precision cuts, custom hair color techniques, and styling for special events.
“I enjoy designing looks for creative photo-shoots, and I work to incorporate an artistic eye to help my clients achieve elegant, trendy results.”
Amber Schlesman: Hair Stylist
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.