Naylin Rivera

Naylin Rivera

Owner/Lead Stylist

As a licensed Cosmetologist and Registered Nurse, Naylin is excited to combine her love of both fields to style and care for her clients. Having first acquired her cosmetology license at Empire Beauty School, plus advanced training in hair replacement in Los Angles, California, she has worked as a stylist and hair replacement specialist for over twenty years. While earning her nursing degree from Cedar Crest College, working as a nurse, and raising her own children, she kept current with techniques and technology in the field of cosmetology. She built a reputation volunteering at numerous charity events until realizing her ultimate goal to open a salon specializing in hair replacement and restoration services.

Josephine Portalatin


After graduating from Libs Beauty School in 1989, Josephine was employed as a manager at The Lemon Tree Salon located in Brooklyn, New York for 8 years. When The Lemon Tree relocated out of the area in 1997, Josephine rented a chair from the new salon until she and her husband moved their family to Northampton in 2007. For the past 11 years, she has been employed by Holiday Hair, volunteering her time and talent to work charity events with Naylin.

While going through cancer, losing my hair was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. Naylin gave me my life back. I wouldn't have been comfortable leaving my house if it wasn't for her. God bless this woman. She is caring, compassionate and amazing. I am forever grateful.