The Plume Studio Team
Maria Mount has been a professional hairstylist for over 25 years. Throughout her career, she has studied with the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London and the Toni and Guy Academy in London and Dallas, Texas. She received her formal colorist training from Bumble and Bumble in New York City where she ultimately held a position as a colorist before joining Toni and Guy in their former Madison Avenue flagship salon. She has been a devotee of the Goldwell color line, serving as a color educator for the company as well as consistently updating her knowledge through continuing education classes. Having a passion for learning and knowledge, Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in Italian and art history from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. Her love of art and composition is exemplified by her attention to detail and esthetics in the art of hair styling. Maria lives in Millburn-Short Hills with her family.
Owner and Hair Stylist
Marta Alves is a professional makeup artist and hairstylist with over 10 years of experience in the industry. A native of Portugal, her passion and eye for art and fashion began at an early age. Marta has studied with the Robert Fiance Makeup Academy and received her cosmetology license from the Piscataway Vocational School. Her thirst for knowledge drives her to regularly attend classes in hair and makeup artistry to stay current with trends, styles, techniques, and products. Marta’s professional skills range from hair coloring, cutting and styling to makeup certifications in day/night looks, photo shoots, runway, TV, magazines, black and white, special events, and airbrush makeup.
Paula Gomes has been a hairstylist for over 14 years. From a young age, growing up in Costa Rica, Paula has always had a strong connection between nurturing hair and expression. Throughout her career, Paula has pursued continuous education from the standards in the industry such as Beth Minardi, Vidal Sassoon educators and Goldwell Color. Finding inspiration from fashion and nature, Paula specializes in color, haircutting and special occasion styling. Above all, Paula is passionate about creating beautiful hair, unique to each client, while maintaining and nurturing the hair’s integrity.