Michelle Cleveland: Hairstylist & Entrepreneur


My NativeAdVert:

Michelle Cleveland began her career in the beauty industry as a manicurist but quickly fell in love with doing hair. Her goal was to have the salon not only deliver beautiful hair but also help educate clients how to recreate their looks in the comfort of their own home. She wanted to create a space that was artistic where both the stylists and the clients would feel important and inspired. She has a long list of celebrity clientele, specifically including Christina Milian and Angie Martinez. Whether you’re working in front of a camera or a stay at home mom, every one of her clients is treated like a celebrity.

My Goal of the Day: My goal for each day is to be productive. Even when I’m not doing hair, I try to accomplish as much as I can each day. 

My Thought of the Day: GRATITUDE.. As soon as I open my eyes each morning, I take a breathe and give thanks to God for waking me up for another day! 

My Action of the Day:  DELIVERING KICK ASS HAIR! 

My Deed of the Day:  SEE ABOVE AND REPEAT!  

My Tip of the Day: BE KIND. It costs nothing & will never fail you.

My Pic of the Day: (any additional pic that expresses something special) My husband & son are my world. Without them none of what I do would have meaning. 


A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about Your City? Location location location!!  Central NJ (to me) is perfectly located an hour from two major cities (NYC & PHILLY) with mass transit to both. We are also close to 5 major airports and as an added bonus we have some of the best beaches and boardwalks in the summertime 

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

I’m a jersey girl to the core so without hesitation.. A PORKROLL, EGG & CHEESE SANDWICH usually at FAST BREAK RESTAURANT, which is another family owned business located right next to my salon. 

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Having my first cup of coffee in silence! My day gets hectic so I choose to start it off quiet and slow. 

10:00 AM -  seeing my first client of the day. 

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

Being a hairstylist means lunch is a luxury usually spent standing in a break room but when I can get out hands down my number one spot is XINA RESTAURANT for the best sushi I’ve ever had!  Also:two words...MILK PIE!! You’ll thank me later.. 


11:00 PM - showered, laying in bed answering all the emails & text messages I’ve missed throughout the day. 

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? Coffee for sure when I wake and maybe another around 2:00 pm if I can squeeze it in. I try not to have any caffeine after 5:00pm so at night I keep it simple with water.  

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account? Instagram is my go to App. It’s simple, easy and effective.  When I can’t sleep I troll as many hair accounts as I can. Jen Atkin & Mane Addicts are two of my favorite since I can usually grab one or two tips on hairstyling just from watching their videos!! 

What should everyone try at least once? Traveling alone!  It used to intimidate me when I first started in the industry but I realized just how much it’s helped me grow as a person. 

Where do you enjoy getting lost? I don’t!  I suffer from a combination of anxiety and OCD so when I don’t know where I am I tend to panic a bit. Even when I’m traveling in a city I’m not familiar with I only explore with the help of GPS & an Uber driver!!