Our professional staff of stylists, colorists, massage therapist, estheticians, nail technicians & salon coordinators
are here to make your experience a relaxing & enjoyable visit. Meet us now!
Barbara Weigand / Owner / Operator / Master Stylist
In my 20+ year career, I’ve learned to master many areas of hair — including color, texture modification, and styling. Where I command a razor sharp mastery, however, is precision cutting, an area that combines my artistic vision with my driving attention to detail.
In the beginning of my career, I was trained in the cutting techniques of Vidal Sassoon, and over the years I’ve continued to improve and refine my skills through international training with the elite educators of the Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy and Toni&Guy. This continued education has taken me to the coolest and haute-est cultural landscapes of Los Angeles, New York, London and Paris — places that never cease to inspire me.
Working as a stylist in the Princeton area for most of my career, I’m no stranger to the timeless, classic cut, nor the funky, avant-garde look-of-the-moment, since my client-base has always represented both sides of Princeton. I’m often asked to style fashion shows and photo shoots and always enjoy the opportunity to create that once-in-a-lifetime look for a bride, her bridal party, and other special occasions.
I’m also an eco-conscious vegetable and herb gardener, community volunteer, and wife and mother of 2, so I know the responsibility that comes with living a greener lifestyle, and the impact of making eco-friendly choices. I am constantly looking for ways to incorporate this philosophy into my work and business practice, while still pushing the creative boundaries of hair.
Andrea / Stylist
Andrea has been a staple at Copper River Salon & Spa since we opened our doors in September 2011 and she has grown so much over that time! We couldn’t be more proud of the stylist she’s become. Andrea has logged more than 17 months of Vidal Sassoon training under the close tutorial of Barbara, and her growing clientele is proof that she is coming into her own as a creative, talented, hardworking, valuable member of the Copper River team! Not only has she excelled on the salon floor, she also thrives in live events. 2012-2013 proved to be very exciting years for Copper River as we were invited to participate in a variety of events.
Andrea was one of the key players in all of these occasions including the Emiliani Hair Show and New York City Fashion Week. Her enthusiasm, creativity and focus enable her to excel at whatever she’s doing, whether that is an Avant-garde hair show or a demure updo for a blushing bride!
Isabel / Stylist / Make-Up Artist
With over 16 years of experience, Stylist and Certified Make-up Artist Isabel credits her passion for the beauty industry to her mother, who owned and operated a successful salon for nearly 20 years. Determined to follow in her mother’s footsteps, Isabel immersed herself in nearly every facet of the industry. She gained extensive knowledge of cosmetic and skin care lines including Laura Mercier, NARS, MAC, Christian Dior and more, and has worked in prestigious salons in New York and Los Angeles under various master stylists to hone her flawless hair techniques. Her work as a stylist and make-up artist has been featured in music videos, television (including The Colbert Report, MSNBC, Celebrity Corner and The Dawn Show), print and runway. Isabel has mastered various make-up practices including airbrushing, false eyelash application, special effects make-up and so much more!
Isabel is committed to infusing an otherwise superficial industry with a sense of integrity and community. She takes tremendous pride in her work and holds her clients in the highest esteem. She is devoted to creating a relaxing, unpretentious, and uplifting experience for all those she has the pleasure of having in her chair. Isabel believes that we are all a divine canvas on which beauty is to be cultivated and cherished.
Dayna / Stylist
Dayna has proven herself to be a talented, hardworking and driven artist and we are so happy to announce her transition to Stylist! After attending Vidal Sassoon’s intense cutting course in Santa Monica, and training under Barb for the past year and a half, Dayna has shown she has what it takes to join the Copper River team and shine with her own client base and following. Upon graduating from The Lab at Paul Mitchell in 2011, Dayna came to us as an assistant and has climbed the ranks with ease and grace. Her up-do skills are some of the best in the salon and she’s trained and certified in hair extensions.
Monika / Esthetician / Nail Technician
Monika is our Master Esthetician and we’ve loved watching her quickly grow and expand her business throughout the years. Her reputation for “pain free” waxing has spread like wildfire and she now finds herself as one of the most sought after esthetician’s in the Princeton area! Her facials are pure luxury and she candidly discusses each client’s individual needs and tailors her work to custom suit their specific skin type.
Monika graduated from the Dermal Institute of Philadelphia in 2009 and spent the early part of her career working at surrounding area spas before landing at Copper River Salon & Spa in 2012. She puts a huge emphasis on education and training and strives to learn something new every day. Come see why she has grown a reputable business through skill, professionalism and customer service!
Amy / Massage Therapist
In October 2004 Amy's commitment to health and wellness was reaffirmed when her son was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. She realized anew the importance of managing your health every day. She brings this heightened sensitivity to her work. Every massage is adjusted to your specific needs and is given with respect and great care. The style incorporates several modalities. Your massage will be based on your preferences for light or deep work, and will take into consideration any particular conditions, aches or pains you bring to the table.
Amy is a Certified Massage Therapist from Health Choices Holistic Massage School with specialties in LaStone Therapy, Deep Tissue, and Infant Massage Education. She is a member of the Association of Body Workers and Massage Professionals.
Nicole / Assistant Stylist
Welcome Nicole! Nicole graduated from Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty and Wellness in June 2014 and we are the lucky salon she chose to start her career in. Nicole has always been inspired and fascinated with the beauty industry, so upon graduating from high school beauty school was the natural choice. Once in school, she exceled to the top of the class in both cutting and color and we couldn’t be happier with her performance! We know she will learn a ton under the tutelage of Barb and the rest of the Copper River team!
Rachel / Salon & Spa Coordinator
As one of Barbara’s loyal clients for almost 7 years, Rachel was the first person Barbara thought of to manage the day-to-day of Copper River Salon & Spa. Rachel and Barb grew close over the years and after many hours logged in the salon chair it was clear to Barbara that Rachel’s years of experience as an event planner and producer mirrored the traits needed to manage a successful beauty business in Princeton.
With her eye for detail and background in Marketing (not to mention an obsession with beauty products and treatments), Rachel was an obvious fit for Copper River. She lives in Princeton with her husband, her 2 young daughters and their Rottweiler, Ted.
Riley / Front Desk Specialist
Riley comes to us as our newest front desk specialist and we couldn’t be happier to welcome her! Being a family friend of Barb’s for years, Barb knew she would fit right in and be an asset to the front desk team. Her professionalism, customer service skills and managerial experience are the perfect combination to help run a busy, fast paced, personable salon like Copper River. Her ability to juggle her full time job at Copper River with getting her degree in Communications is a testament to her work ethic and focus. We couldn’t be more proud to have her at the forefront of Copper River!