Who Is Salon Riza
Owner Jen Stern opened Salon Riza & Day Spa so that guests could experience extraordinary Salon & Spa services as she envisioned them. Located in North Andover, MA, Salon Riza is a stylish, contemporary and tranquil environment with a large room for hairstyling and a separate haven for spa services.
Jen has assembled a top-notch and well-educated staff of stylists, estheticians, massage therapists, nail technicians, makeup artists, and skin care consultants to make you look and feel your best. Jen and her staff – along with the quality of services – will help you rejuvinate your mind, body and soul.
Come in and experience the Salon Riza & Day Spa difference.
Here at Salon Riza & Day Spa, we are committed to providing the best quality services and treatments for hair, skin, body and nail care while continually striving to exceed your expectations in every way. We want you to feel welcomed and relaxed when you join us.
Our staff is dedicated to utilizing their expertise to create a look or treatment specifically designed for you, leaving you 100% satisfied. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your visit.
We understand how the hectic nature of our daily lives can impact our bodies and our minds. We promise that your escape to Salon Riza will be an experience that is always inviting and relaxing and will renew you both physically and mentally.
Jen Stern was born in Albania. In her hometown, she owned a large, successful, upscale full-service salon. This was unheard of for a woman in Albania. Her dreams grew and in 1997, she left Albania and came to the United States. Ever since then, she has been working to once again own her own salon.
Jen honed her skills and built her clientele through hard work. She continued to study her craft and attended every continuing education class available to her, constantly learning the newest techniques in cut and color. Jen has now realized her dream and opened the beautiful Salon Riza located in picturesque North Andover. Jen has studied under the best instructors in Milan, Italy, London, England, New York and Las Vegas. She is one of only 1700 American Board Certified Colorists in the country.
Jen is a highly-educated professional master stylist proficient in cutting, coloring, color correction, hair analysis and maintenance regimens.
Certifications and Licenses
- American Board Certified Colorist
- Goldwell Master Colorist
- Great Lengths Hair dreams and Length Extension Certified
- Redken Specialist Program
- Redken Certified Colorist
- SoCap Extension Certification
- Keratin Treatment Specialist
Jessica has been in the industry for over a decade, and has worked in Andover for the last 9 years. Her ability to listen attentively to her clients needs during a thorough consultation, along with her extensive advanced training allow her to give her guests a fresh perspective. Whether you are looking for a completely new look or a subtle change, Jessica has the technical skill and experience to deliver. This self proclaimed "hair nerd" prides herself in consistently providing high quality work and making clients feel comfortable with great communication. Jessica specializes in color corrections, customized color formulation, advanced highlights, hair painting, and also offers a huge range in her approach to hair cutting, whether it is precision cutting, soft layers, or shattered movement.
My creations are a collaborative effort consisting of a combination of my professional experience and working knowledge, combined with the clients input of likes and dislikes. The information gathered is what I use in blueprinting a final result designed to accentuate a client’s best features and yield a successful result. My goal is to always exceed the expectations of every client that sits in my chair.
Advanced industry education:
- Goldwell Advanced Color Training
- SoCap USA Hair Extension Certified
- Brazilian Blowout Certified
- Kevin Murphy Product Knowledge and Training
- Wella International Creative Color/ Creative Styling Workshops
- Vidal Sasson Classic and Creative Cutting Workshops
- Nick Arrojo Razor Cutting Workshops
- Bumble and Bumble Design Studio Workshops
- Kerastase Product Knowledge and Training
Grace brings 20 years of experience. She considers herself an artists in every aspect of her personal and professional life. Grace seeks to bring style, color, and vitality to all of her clients. She focuses on helping to educate you on great products, to assist in achieving your new look's full potential. Grace also specializes in curly hair and updos for all occasions. She continues to educate herself in the latest trends.
- Paul Mitchell
- Toni & Guy
- Razor Cutting
- Bridal Hair
- Vidal Sassoon
Kaitlyn comes from Andover with over ten years experience in the industry. Communication is the basis that she uses for all the styles she creates. Through a combination of technical skill and experience she will help her clients choose a style to suit their lifestyle. Kaitlyn specializes in extensions, razor cutting, and specialized color. She has advanced education from many top industry leaders including Goldwell, Nick Arrojo, Vidal Sassoon, and Bumble and Bumble.
Katie realized her passion for hair styling very early in life. She went into cosmetology school at North Shore Community college right after high school. Trained in the areas top salons she started her career off early at 19. With over five years in the industry, she continuously attends as much further education as she can find to advance and perfect her craft! She loves to create flawless, unique up dos and styles for any social event especially weddings. Determining the perfect color cut and style for each client is something Katie prides herself on. She promises a thorough consultation and great communication throughout the clients style transformation. Katie will not let a client will leave her chair without looking their absolute best!
Amanda Andrukaitis Howard
Amanda comes from Andover with over 4 years experience. Her ability in successfully creating great styles is a combination of her strong communication skills as well as her ability to highlight and enhance the clients natural qualities. Amanda tailors each look to each individual and believes the color should always compliment the cut. Amanda specializes in extensions, colors formulation, hair painting, and updos. She has advanced gold well education, and is So Cap certified as well as Brazilian blow out certified.
Jillian has been in the hair industry since 2009 and part of the Riza team since we opened. Hairstyling has been a passion of hers since middle school. She has always dreamed of working in a high end fashion forward salon.
She was trained at marc harris in Boston. her extensive training and passion has brought her to Salon Riza.
- Goldwell Primary And Secondary
- Marcia Brazilian Keratin
- Brazilian Blowout
- Hairdreams Extensions
- Keratin Complex Glycolic Treatment
- Boston Fashion Week
- Extensive Foiling Color And Styling Classes
Charbel Chahine has been licensed in the beauty industry since 2007 and graduated top of his class at Blaine Beauty Career School with 11 certifications and awards. Through his experience and leadership qualities, he leads the customer service industry with a focus on specialized hair care needs and ensuring happiness and satisfaction with every guest that sits in his chair. His primary focus is placing a high concentration on listening and understanding his clients and delivering results specific to their needs. Charbel specializes in a wide range of haircutting, coloring, foiling, updo, and finish styling techniques.
Through his proven abilities with his extensive training he is determined to establish rapport and stability with fellow co-workers and clients. Charbel is devoted to continuously applying new foundational skills and techniques to enhance his performance in the workplace. Rest assured that Charbel’s goal is to enhance the lives of the people he comes in contact with and creating long lasting relationships with each of his guests.
Some of Charbel’s work has also been published in Passion Upstyles and Wedding by Passion Beauty Inc. and Boston Magazine. Charbel also gives back to his community and has participated in various charitable events and activities such as Catwalk for Cancer, Andover Society’s Fashion Show, Andover High School’s Senior Safari Night, and Boston Fashion Week to name a few.
Certifications and Licenses:
Charbel is currently certified in Redken, Aveda, Goldwell, and SoCap Hair Extensions.
Hiroshi Kitamura Haircutting Techniques / Aquage Updo Styling.
Certifications and awards from Blaine Beauty Career School:
- Redken Education
- Outstanding Foiling Techniques
- First Place Updo Award
- Most Client Requests Award
- Curling Iron Comb-Out Award
- Outstanding Thermal Straightening Award
Amber brings over 6 years experience at Salon Riza. Licensed in 2 states, her passion is to create beautiful hair styles to fit your lifestyle for men, women, and children.
Amber particularly enjoys color, hair extensions, foiling, formal wedding and prom styles, as well as makeup artistry for your special event.
She enthusiastically approaches her work and takes pride in making her clients feel beautiful. Continuing education is of utmost importance to her, keeping with trending styles and techniques.
In her spare time, Amber is a competitive dance choreographer for children ages 10 years and older.
Being the daughter of a master stylist and salon owner, Franka lived her whole life in salons. Her passion for hair grew as she honed her skills watching and learning at her mother’s side.
After high school, Franka attended the famed Toni and Guy Academy, studying industry-leading curriculum under expert instructors in their state-of-the-art facilities.
Franka continued to improve her skills asyshe assisted in top local salons andyattending as many continuing educationyclasses as possible. Now, with four yearsyexperience, Franka is not only skilled, but is very stylish, friendly, professional and ready to blaze her own trail.
Certifications and Licenses
- Hairdresser/Cosmetologist 1
- Keratin certified
- Yuko certified
- Toni and Guy Academy
- Goldwell 1 Color Class
- Goldwell 2 Color Class
- Goldwell Product Knowledge
- Kerastase Product Knowledge
- Kevin Murphy Product Knowledge
- Bumble and Bumble Training
Isadora comes from Andover with 3 years of experience. Her ability to throughly listen and understand her clients needs during consultation allows for perfected results! She specializes in hairpainting(balayage), color formulation, haircutting, makeup, and styling! Providing only the best of the best for all her clients. Her goal is to accentuate clients features making them feel beautiful and while having an amazing relaxing experience. She has background and knowledge in fashion show work with makeup and hair and training in Goldwell color as well as haircutting with Nick Arrojo.
Emily has had a passion for cosmetology her entire life. She has been licensed for more than 5 years in both Mass and New Hampshire. She believes in continuous education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field with her knowledge of new products and services available. Specializing in a wide range of services from mens hair cutting, color services, foiling, facial waxing, up-dos and women's hair cuts; she is ready to take on any challenge. Emily is also certified in keratin complex smoothing treatments. She takes pride in understanding her clients wants and needs relating to their hair thus creating the perfect environment for a new client.
Katherine joined the team at Salon Riza after working for almost 15 years on Newbury St. in Boston at Beaucage Salon & Spa and Balans Organic Spa. Widely known for her eyebrow shaping and quick, mostly painless Brazilian waxing, loyal clients also rave about the glowing results of her facials. She uses the highest quality products from Babor and her facials deliver the best that science and nature have to offer.
Katherine has a Bachelor’s Degree in Holistic Health and has adopted a natural and realistic approach to skincare that is gentle, warm and welcoming. Skilled in both waxing and facials, this esthetician has quite the following. Katherine has been recognized for her work in both several publications.
In 2008, Boston Magazine awarded her “Best of Boston” for her waxing talent.
In 2010, her work at Beaucage was recognized by WGBH, securing a spot on “The Boston A List” for bikini waxing. By then, she was well know in nearly every social circle in Boston as the go-to esthetician for Brazilian waxing.
In 2011, waxing became almost a theme for her, and Beaucage won “Best of Citysearch” for waxing. Katherine was named “Boston’s Best” by Improper Bostonian Magazine in 2012.
Most recently, Balans Organic Spa won Boston’s Best 2016 for The Improper Bostonian. Her expertise has created quite a loyal following and she books up quickly, so be sure to plan ahead.
- “Boston’s Best”
- Improper Bostonian 2016 with Balans Organic Spa
- “Boston’s Best”
- Improper Bostonian 2012 “Best of Citysearch”
- 2011 “The Boston A List”
- WGBH 2010 “Best of Boston”
- Boston Magazine 2008
Krista has always had a passion for the beauty industry since she was a young girl. Following high school she entered the cosmetology program at Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy. This is where the core of Krista’s career started, learning under expert instructors.
Over 5 years later Krista now specializes her craft in Cutting, Customized Color Formulation, Hair Painting and Highlights, Wedding and Prom styles and Extensions. The constant change in trends motivates her to always stay up to date with advanced education here at Salon Riza.
Krista believes that through the combination of communication, passion and skill she can help each individual client decide on a great look for their lifestyle and leave the salon feeling like the beautiful person they are!
- Nick Arrojo
- Bridal Hair
- Brazilian Blowout
Licensed Esthetician, Certified Makeup Artist & Lash Extension Specialist
Eva joined the Salon Riza team in 2016 and specializes in brow shaping, eyelash extensions, makeup application and advanced facial treatments including peels. She trained at the area's premier aesthetics school, the Catherine Hinds Institute in 2009, and works tirelessly to provide each client with the most personalized experience possible. Her passion for perfection continues to grow and she is always looking ahead to the new trends in the beauty industry!