Owner, Master Stylist, Makeup Artist
Lilly Distelcamp (owner, master stylist, makeup artist) is the owner of the wildly successful Liquid Hair Salon and a lead stylist for Aveda at Paris Fashion Week. Born and raised in Brazil, she ventured to New York City with a dream of participating in fashion week. Lilly’s journey began at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, majoring in fashion design. She became a makeup artist for the esteemed brand, Estée Lauder, where she soon realized her love of all things beauty. She soon branched out into the world of hair. Lilly is recognized as a leader, mentor, educator and a forerunner in the industry.
Melissa Castimore (master stylist) is a momma of two, coffee enthusiast, dog lover, perfectionist. Melissa has been in the hair industry since completing her training at the Aveda Institute in 2008. She is an Aveda-certified master stylist, and a strong believer in continuing her education. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge with others and hopes to inspire other stylists to never stop learning. Her artistic vision paired with an impeccable attention to detail allows her to create beautiful colors and styles, making her guests feel beautiful.
Senior Stylist, Education Director, Manager
Francisco Distelcamp (senior stylist, education director, manager)
I’m very Frank, no pun intended. While I do love hair, I love the connection I build with my clients along the way. My goal is for each client to leave with a look they love and can achieve at home. If you only look good when you leave my chair then I have failed you. Being a resident at New York Fashion Week and even Paris Fashion Week has given me the tools I need to make sure that never happens. All this fits the Aveda lifestyle, which is something I’ve grown up with my whole life being the son of Lilly and William (Liquid Hair Salon’s owners). Aveda plays a huge role in saving the world we live in. I am an avid snowboarder and kayaker, so of course this just makes me love them more. My dream is to grow the business my parents built a very long time ago and to build it with the Aveda name right by its side. I hope to become the best team leader possible for Liquid, because that is exactly how I feel about them. Family.
Jessica Gilbert (senior stylist)
A passion for all things beauty guided me into the industry in 2010. Liquid Hair Salon has brought me growth, success, friendships, and opportunities to work alongside amazing artists. Also, introducing me to all concepts of the “Aveda way” has given me tools for not only behind the chair, but behind the scenes at Paris and New York Fashion Weeks. Being inspired by not only the beauty of people, but the world around me made it easy to call Aveda a lifestyle. Not only do I love my craft, I am determined to impact the lives of others. My precise attention to detail keeps my creativity flowing and a smile on my face. Hopefully yours, too!
Senior Stylist, Makeup Artist
Marilyn McGeehan (senior stylist, makeup artist) is a music lover, yogi enthusiast, dog mom and hairstyle artist whom has been working in the industry since 2012. My love for hair and the beauty industry brought me so many blessings. Being a certified Aveda hair artist and certified makeup artist, my craft allows me to express myself while helping others look and feel their very best. I’ve had the pleasure of working at New York Fashion Week, Bridal NY Fashion Week, and other prestigious shows with the best Aveda has to offer. My clients inspire me – let me inspire you.
Tiffany Ovadia (senior stylist) has a passion for the arts of hair design. Tiffany has 18 years of experience, and was an educator for Farouk systems for nine years and really enjoyed doing stage work for hair shows. She truly enjoys educating her fellow coworkers and clients and is ecstatic to now finally be a part of an Aveda family. She feels education is pivotal to growing and learning and becoming the best stylist you can be. The smile she sees on her clients face at the end of the service is what really makes her love being a hairdresser. To her, this is not just a job, it’s who she is. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid fitness junkie.
Sarabeth (stylist) has been with Liquid for almost 2 years. She has recently completed her rigorous apprenticeship, practicing with & shadowing other amazing stylists every day. She has fallen completely in love with hair, specifically coloring/balayaging. Sarabeth dove into the beauty scene at the young age of 5 years old. She was known as “the little girl who could put lipstick on perfectly before being able to write her own name.” She is one of our in-house makeup artists here at Liquid with 6 years of experience. She has an eye for detail and a heavy passion for the art. Bringing people joy through the art of hairstyling and makeup has always been the biggest reward for Sarabeth. She is so excited to share her passion with all of her clients and is eager for her bright future here at her home, Liquid Hair Salon.
Justine Gillette (stylist) is an eager Aveda stylist at Liquid Hair Salon who loves her dogs, her family, and her growing career. She entered the beauty industry in 2017, and has known this was her dream career since she was just five years old. She specializes in Keratins, fun colors, and extensions, and is constantly keeping up with education to stay on top of the latest trends. Her main goal as a stylist is to make you as happy and confident with your hair as possible, always bringing your inner beauty to the surface. Justine loves meeting new people and building relationships that can last a life time. Come meet your new stylist!
Alyssa Van Fossen
Alyssa Van Fossen (stylist) is one with many talents. Namely a stylist, makeup artist, and model, Alyssa has a passion for all things art. She has been in the industry for almost 10 years and has evolved into a balayage and vivids specialist, and the perfect artist to take your hair to the next level. Meticulous and attentive to detail, she is sure to find and create the perfect shade or hue of color you may not have even known you were looking for! Alyssa loves to create personalized colors for each of her guests to ensure always bringing out each individual’s beauty. She believes that in this profession, continued education is key. As an Aveda stylist, she is constantly learning to perfect her techniques, currently holding certifications in makeup, color, smoothing treatments and eyelash lifting. Above all, she is working towards her goal of become a senior stylist here at Liquid Hair Salon.
Gabriella (stylist) has always had a passion for hair and all things beauty; so much so, she resigned from her corporate job and decided to pursue her dreams! Gabriella loves learning about hair as much as she loves doing it! She has trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in California and at Liquid Hair Salon, she was mentored by owner and lead stylist for Fashion Week, Lilly Distelcamp. Gabriella loves coloring and highlighting, but her favorite thing to do in the salon is haircutting. Gabriella also enjoys makeup and is certified makeup artist! She is excited to grow as a stylist and to continue learning from all of her amazing peers here at Liquid.
Grace (apprentice), up and coming stylist, has been with the Liquid family for over a year and counting! Ever since a young age, she has had a passion for beauty, and has learned so much in her time at Liquid. She has recently finished the assistant program and is flourishing as a hands-on apprentice for Jessica Gilbert, senior stylist. Not only does Grace have a keen eye for color, she excels in intricate braiding. Her goal, similar to Aveda, is to give back to her clients, not only by using products that support that, but by giving a physical & emotional makeover. Grace is enthusiastic about sharing her passionate love for hair with everyone. She is so excited to put all of her knowledge to use as she transitions into a stylist over the next few months.
Marissa’s (apprentice) passion for hair and makeup has been prevalent in her life for as long as she can remember. Being a dancer for 16 years, she always had to do her hair and makeup for competitions and recitals. This is what gave her an idea of where she wanted take her future. Marissa’s cosmetology journey started in 2017 when she joined the program in her junior year of high school. In 2018, she graduated and received her NJ Cosmetology license. Fast forward two years and here she is at Liquid Hair Salon. Marissa recently joined the Liquid family as an assistant, she has already been promoted to an apprentice for senior stylist, Francisco Miranda. She has learned many lessons and techniques that she will be able to keep with her and use in her own chair in the not too distant future. Marissa is so excited to be a part of such a motivating and amazing team and can not wait to see what the future holds for her here at Liquid!