STERLING, NJ — TAPinto “Spotlight on Business” features local businesses and their owners who are important to our communities. Follow this column to receive a fresh perspective on small business owners and their unique needs while shining a spotlight on their stories. This edition features Mane Salon in Stirling.

Mane Salon at 281 Main Avenue in Stirling is open for business. If you are looking for the haircut of your dreams by passionate stylists in a positive inviting atmosphere, look no further than Mane Salon.

Owners Christy Rillo and Cara Curti are both long time hair stylists with over a decade each behind the chair. Both women were inspired to create an intimate, yet inviting space where patrons can relax and choose from the most current hair trends. Mane Salon is a testament to the drive and passion of Cara and Christy and represents their debut as small business owners. Mane Salon was founded in 2020.

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TAPinto: Why did you choose to get involved in this business?

We wanted to create the kind of place where our staff could be motivated, supported and comfortable enough to really unleash their talent and creativity in their own way.

TAPinto: What is unique about your business?

At MANE, we encourage individualism and plan to always foster our teams’ passion for their craft in an environment that is accepting and inspiring. We believe in the pursuit of knowledge to ensure that we are always bringing our best to each and every client that walks through our doors.

TAPinto: What is most important for people to know about your business?

This salon was built with so much love and care. We are so excited to be a part of this community and bring what we have to offer to Stirling!

TAPinto: What sets you apart from your competition?

The energy of MANE is undeniable. The moment you enter, you will feel it. It’s a place free of judgment where clients become friends and our team is more like a family than coworkers. We pride ourselves in our meticulous work and attention to detail. We have a knack for really listening to our guests to understand their wants. This gives us ability to create a look they’ll love!

TAPinto: Anything else that you want to share about yourself or your business?

Christy has been in the industry for over 13 years and specializes in creating healthy, brilliant blondes.

Cara has been in the industry for 12 years and specializes in natural, low-maintenance, lived-in color.

Instagram: @mane.on.main


Business Hours:

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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