To say that Industry Salon owner and Red Bank resident Giana Martino loves to do hair is an understatement.
“It is my mission to make hair beautiful.”
Raised in Marlboro, the Monmouth County native spent her childhood watching her mother cut and style hair for clients
out of their salon. “I’d sit there for hours watching her work,” she remembers. “I grew up in that salon! Women would
come in and leave over-the-moon happy with their new looks.” It wasn’t long before she took on the family business.
“Every single Barbie I owned had a different haircut. I even cut my own hair—a mullet—much to my mother’s dismay.”
Styling has always come naturally to Giana. During her high school years, her friends would beg their parents for money
so she could take them shopping. They’d return with entirely new looks. “I did everything from revamping wardrobes, to
makeup and hair, to boxed-dye jobs.” Her entrepreneurial spirit didn’t end there.
“Growing up, Red Bank was where everyone would go to get their hair done. I decided I wanted to own a salon there.”
Working non-stop to soak up as much knowledge about the industry and her craft as she could, and saving all on her
own, Giana made that dream a reality in June of 2015.
“This is a dream ten years in the making.”
Climbing the stairs at 20 Broad Street to her 2nd floor SoHo-esque private boutique, Giana walks to the windows overlooking downtown Red Bank. “I wanted to be in a prime location with a local, neighborhood feel,” she says, as she watches the hustle and bustle of Broad Street. “This town has so much to offer, and the local businesses show each
other unending support. I have clients who work in several of the local shops here.”
Specializing in Bridal and as a Master Colorist, Giana is no stranger to glamour. Her styling work can be seen in the
Vogue Magazine ‘73 Questions’ spotlight, promoting the new ‘Zoolander 2’ comedy, as well as a high fashion editorial for the London Sunday Times, featuring looks by Yves St Laurent, Chanel and Christian Dior. She has also styled for MTV
and renowned modeling and talent agency, Wilhelmina Models.
“I constantly strive to keep educating myself, and to keep up with the newest trends. My salon is my outlet for creativity.”