Hot Mess Studio

Hot Mess Studio is a boutique salon located in the heart of downtown Asbury Park, NJ.

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What We Do

Hot Mess Studio is the premier location for New Jersey wedding hair and makeup. From your first correspondence with the studio you will instantly feel at ease. Our extremely talented team of professionals will help accentuate your features and create the most spectacular look for your wedding or event. We want you to look amazing but also feel as amazing as you look. Hot Mess Studio offers all hair services, extensions, makeup, nails, waxing, and spray tans. Our tribe of artists is well groomed, professional, and more fun than you can imagine. We will customize your wedding according to all of your desires and requests. Call to schedule a trial, we look forward to hearing from you! xo

Where to Find Us

600 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Phone: 732-774-3515



Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10-6
Wednesday: 11-6
Thursday: 10-8
Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 9-5
Sunday: 11-4

What people are saying

If you are wondering who you should hire for makeup and hair trust me, look no further. Call Hot Mess! For reasons I won’t get into I found myself needing a make-up artist 2 weeks before my wedding day. I called Hot Mess, explained what I needed and they fit me in. Tara and Jackie are the absolute best! They are professional, friendly, accommodating and extremely talented. Even though they fit us in last minute never once did they make us feel rushed or as if they were doing me a favor. We were ready on time and we looked beautiful. In Tara’s words “you want to look like a celebrity version of yourself”…well we did! Even better… we looked as good in the final hours of the day as we did in the morning! The wedding pictures are fabulous. Thank you so much Tara, Jackie and everyone at HOT MESS…. you were all great to work with! xoxo


Tara and her team at Hot Mess were wonderful to work with through the wedding process! Tara is incredibly personable, professional, and extremely talented. Tara was a great listener during my trial about what type of hair and makeup look I wanted and did a fantastic job matching it. She was even better on the day of my wedding! Tara has a very calming presence and I knew that I was in good hands with her. She had such good advice and was so sweet to me, my family, and my bridesmaids on the day of my wedding. The three other women who came with Tara to help do hair and makeup were also wonderful. They listened to what each person wanted and made sure that everyone was happy. Everyone looked absolutely beautiful! Tara and her team went above and beyond our expectations and I would highly recommend them to any bride!!


Hot Mess did the hair and make up for my wedding and it was absolutely fabulous all around! I could not more highly recommend them! The service was wonderful, their new space is beautiful, and we all looked fantastic! Their attention to detail was exceptional. From the minute I contacted them (make sure you book them early!!) I knew this was the salon I wanted to work with. Max takes care of absolutely everything and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. My mom and I had a blast when we went for my trial. They were so friendly and inviting and even gave us mimosas. On the day of my wedding, everyone working there was so attentive and helpful. One employee even ran out to the store to pick up something for one of my bridesmaids. They were also very mindful of sticking to our schedule. We had most of the salon to ourselves and we had a blast hanging out in their lounge area playing music, drinking mimosas, and they will even organize a brunch for you if you would like. Thanks for everything! I heard nothing but positive feedback from all of my bridesmaids. When it comes to salons for your wedding, there is no comparison, Hot Mess is the best! Thanks for making the morning of my wedding day so much fun!


Hot Mess brought a team of hair stylists and makeup artists to the Ashford Estate for my wedding. I could not be happier with the way it all turned out!! Tara and her team are so talented... all of my bridesmaids were ecstatic about the way their hair and makeup came out. Tara did an AMAZING job with my hair, it stayed perfectly all night, which is something I was worried about beforehand. They are truly professional and so great to work with. They made getting ready SO much fun! Exactly the type of people you want around you on your wedding day... they felt like friends we had known forever. Thanks Hot Mess!


Hot Mess Studio was recommened to me by the Berkley Hotel, where I was staying for a wedding. I am not from NJ and hoped that this salon would do a nice job. The place is immaculate. Friendly staff. Clean. I had a great blow out from Janelle and if I had time, I would have tried a pedicure since the room looked so inviting. I would absolutely recommend this place.