Meet The Team

As the best local Hair Salon, John Paul of Philadelphia is committed to providing customers with exceptional service. Whether you’re looking to get pampered or need to prepare for an upcoming event, our team of professionals is ready to highlight your best features and make you look stunning. Read on to meet our all-stars or say hi in person next time you’re in the area!

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Karen Farrell

Owner/Stylist

A talented stylist with 32 years of experience, Karen has been with John Paul of Philadelphia since 2002 and loves every minute of it. “We have so much fun with each other and with our clients. It’s a great atmosphere!”

Karen’s professional training began with Mercy Vocational in 1981. She also trained with Hair USA in Florida. Her specialties include up-dos, color and highlights, as well as makeup artistry and facials. She says giving her clients fresh looks and making them feel pretty are the best parts of her job.

Married with two daughters and four grandchildren, Karen and her family have traveled to more than half of the USA in their RV. She loves camping in the US, but traveling abroad is a passion, too. She has visited Ireland and can’t wait to visit Italy soon.

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Stephanie Dougherty

Stylist

Stephanie began her career as a stylist in 1994 when she graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute. She’s been working at John Paul since 2002 and says “making people happy” is the best part of her job. A versatile stylist, Stephanie has honed her artistry with over 20 years’ experience. She has taken numerous continuing education classes and has participated in New York City hair shows featuring up-dos, color and styles. Married with two children, she considers everyone at John Paul a part of her family. “We have such a great time at work with our clients and each other. It’s the most friendly atmosphere!”

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Jennifer DeJesus

Stylist

Jennifer joined John Paul of Philadelphia in 2010 and has been a stylist for 20 years. She loves her job and especially enjoys her clients and the variety of services she provides as part of the team. Whether cutting or styling highlighting or waxing, Jennifer loves making clients look their best. For men, women and kids, her philosophy of style holds true: “As long as you look good, you feel good,” she says.

A graduate of Jean Madeline Cosmetology School, Jennifer previously worked at ETTORE! Spa and Salon, Salon Europa, Hair Cuttery and Ruth’s Hair Salon. She is the proud mother of identical twin girls.

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Maureen Grandelli

Receptionist

Maureen has been with John Paul of Philadelphia as receptionist and salon assistant since 2013. She is a 2009 graduate of the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute and she worked as a stylist in center city before joining John Paul. Married with four children, she has a degree in Early Childhood Education and loves working in the heart of South Philly, close to home. “I really love the people I work with!” she says.