Jennifer Bates, CEO
Jennifer Bates grew up in the Hudson Valley, attended Arlington High School and went to Dutchess County Technical Institute for their licensed Cosmetology Program. She is married and has a son.
Jennifer established Cartier’s Hair Salon in the Spring of 1999. Cartier’s is a full service salon. After going through the personal experience of having a loved one diagnosed with cancer, she established services for cancer patients and clients with medical conditions that have resulted in the loss of their hair. She has created a room in her salon where she meets with these clients and sells wigs, hairpieces, scarves, and turbans.
Jennifer has been a volunteer for the American Cancer Society for thirteen years. She teaches the “Look Good Feel Better” program — a free national program that offers make-up lessons for those clients who are undergoing or have undergone radiation and/or chemotherapy treatments, who have damaged skin pigmentation and/or experienced the loss of their eyebrows and eyelashes. She also has worked with the American Cancer Society to maintain a wig bank in her own personal salon. This program is for underprivileged patients who qualify to receive a donated wig.
Jennifer’s salon is an active participant with the Locks of Love Program and Pantene Great Lengths Program. She found a wig manufacturer in New York City that uses the hair provided to them to make personalized wigs. She also has made Cartier’s a provider of prosthetic pieces (wigs and hair pieces) under the Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield Insurance Program. She has familiarized herself with insurance practices and can answer any questions and assist with expediting the reimbursement process.
She established La Boutique, a store located in the Dyson Center at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. La Boutique sells wigs, hats, scarves, and turbans for cancer patients.
Jennifer continues to maintain the full service salon, Cartier’s, and is very appreciative of her team. When asked who Jennifer’s favorite charity was she replied, “They all are! The energy level, the strength from these women is what I love about them.”
Anna DeMarco has been an established hairdresser and colorist in the Hudson Valley for over 25 years. She is an Arlington High School graduate and received her cosmetology training from Dutchess County Technical Institute. Over the years Anna has had continual training and opportunities working and learning from various artists, educators, and leading companies. Anna has a unique way of making each client feel special and cared for in a professional and sincere manner. In addition to her time in the salon, Anna is also a registered volunteer for the American Cancer Society teaching the Look Good Feel Better program in the local hospitals. Anna has two sons and resides in Pleasant Valley where she is an active member of the community and church.
Luis Morales graduated from Pawling High School and attended Richard I Beauty School in Poughkeepsie, NY. He has been working in the industry for 17 years and has been at Cartier’s Hair Salon for 12 years. Luis specializes in all phases of hair—whether it be long or short—and his eye for color is legendary. Luis is a perfectionist and believes that each client is an individual. His professional training has come from Schwarzkopf International Hair color and he has recently been certified in the Keratin Complex Smoothing System. Luis has 5 beautiful daughters named Ebony, Macayla, Savannah, Victoria, and Zahara
Shauna K. O’Neil was born and raised in the Hyde Park area. She graduated in 2008 from F.D. Roosevelt High School, and from C.T.I. Dutchess County BOCES. While in school, Shauna worked in a salon as an assistant and gained knowledge and skills to use once she graduated. Shauna moved to Virginia where she successfully completed the state boards. She continued to work in a salon where she furthered her education by attending classes, hair shows, and seminars, as well as learning from her fellow colleagues. Shauna has since moved back to the Hyde Park area and has been working with Jen for over 3 years now. She has learned many new techniques and continues to grow her clientele here at Cartier’s. Shauna loves every aspect of being a hair stylist. She enjoys being creative with formal styling as well as color. She looks forward to sharing with everyone her thoughts and talents.
Alannah is an extremely motivated individual who has a passion for the beauty industry. To follow her passion Alannah exited the medical field after eight years to purse her dream of becoming a cosmetologist, starting with her education at Capri Cosmetology where she graduated receiving multiple awards including business development. From there Alannah joined the team at Cartier’s, where she held multiple positions, currently serving as the Salon Coordinator. Alannah thanks her family and significant other, Brandon, for their growing support and love as her journey into this ever-growing industry has just begun.
Megan is an Illinois Native who recently relocated to the Hudson valley from Springfield Illinois. Although she is new to the area, she is not new to the beauty industry. Prior to moving, she was educated at the University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts in Springfield Illinois and has worked the past 12 years at the same salon as a licensed hair stylist.
Over the past 12 years Megan has been trained in a variety of hair care product lines. One of the reasons Megan chose Cartier’s Salon to continue her career was because she has specifically worked with Schwarzkopt color line and knows that the line will deliver the highest quality of care to her clients. Her specialties are not only in hair color, but also in men’s and women’s cuts, styling, special occasion updos , and keratin smoothing treatments ranging in all types of hair textures, long to short. Megan’s commitment to her work inspires her to continue her education with an open mind and a willingness to learn new things so she can offer the newest trending styles to her clients.
Megan is excited to continue her passion for delivering excellent hair care and a high level of customer service. She is so happy to have chosen this career path because she truly believes if you love your job you will never work a day in your life!