Look Good, Feel Fabulous
When your outer looks good, your inner feels better.
Giving back has always been a core component of the J Walker lifestyle, and an important part of the J Walker philosophy.
Our team is motivated by more than hair, makeup, or aesthetics… We’re here for everything that goes into helping you know your core.
We never want to stop being a platform for difference – in you, in ourselves and in our community. When your outer looks good, your inner FEELS better. We truly love what we do, and we can’t wait to meet you.
Watch this short video to see how we get involved in our community (we hope you’ll be inspired to do the same!) We’re here to encourage, to connect, and to instill confidence.
Watch this video!
JESSICA WALKER BIOGRAPHY
Jessica Walker is a successful business owner, entrepreneur and beauty and wellness expert who owns J.Walker Salon Group in New Jersey. Jessica opened her first salon at the tender age of 19 and has grown the enterprise to four locations. Offerings include upscale beauty and wellness services, along with a bridal and event business.
She has appeared in the media including: FOX Business, CBS, News 12 New Jersey, Chasing News, NJ.com, Modern Salon, InStyle, New Jersey Monthly and more. More recently, Jessica was named one of the “Best Fifty Women in Business” for 2021 by NJ BIZ and also ROI-NJ’s “Women in Business 2023” for her impact on business, leadership and community in the Garden State. In addition, Jessica is a member of the Garden State Entrepreneurial Association and serves on the board of Union County Savings Bank.
A longtime community activist, Jessica has been donating her personal time and business resources to a wide variety of charitable organizations. In addition to her beauty and wellness profession, Jessica’s passion is helping people and creating joy through motivational speaking engagements. She also is actively involved in Heartworks and Diva for a Day, among others. Jessica has five children and lives in New Jersey. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys working out, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Chuck, and extended family at the Jersey Shore.
ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND ABOUT JESSICA WALKER
A dynamic business leader, Jessica serves as managing principal and CEO of the J.Walker Salon Group located in Bernardsville, Basking Ridge and Mendham. Jessica started her business in 1997. With vision, hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit, she has grown the business from one location with a staff of four to a full-service beauty and wellness enterprise. Today, Jessica’s multi-million dollar business is represented by doctors, estheticians, cosmetologists, business managers and support staff. Most recently, Jessica launched her own skincare brand which is available both in-store and online.
Jessica has been a featured speaker and ambassador for national beauty brands; featured speaker for women’s business leadership organizations, including BIG and Awaken; and recognized as a beauty industry expert in the media.
J.Walker Salon Group has been the winner of numerous industry awards and distinctions such as NJ BIZ, Best of the Knot, Wedding Wire, New Jersey Life’s A-List and more.
With 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, Jessica has led through numerous challenges such as the Great Recession, Hurricane Sandy, and the COVID Pandemic. She advocated for small businesses during the pandemic while ensuring her own business followed strict safety protocols. She lobbied directly to the state leadership and served as a voice for fellow entrepreneurs on national and local news.
She also has served on the boards of the local Chamber of Commerce and is a former President and current member of the Somerset Hills Business Association.
Jessica wants to change the way people see beauty and self-care. The J.Walker Salon tagline, “When your outer looks good, your inner feels better,” echoes her personal philosophy. Beyond the traditional industry goals, Jessica believes that beauty goes deeper. Instead, she wants to inspire and help clients thrive by instilling confidence, creating personal expression and building community support. Nothing is more evident of this viewpoint than when the J.Walker staff helps cancer patients with the Diva for a Day program. Or, helping people become post-pandemic ready for work and events. “Nothing is more rewarding than seeing someone leave with a smile and a new outlook on the day,” Jessica explains.
Giving back has always been a part of J.Walker Salon Group’s values. Jessica leads a team that is motivated to use their talents and skills to support so many charitable causes, making J.Walker a recognizable member of the community. The following are just some of the organizations supported by Jessica and the J.Walker team:
Heartworks—An organization dedicated to supporting local residents experiencing grief, illness or trauma.
Diva for a Day—An organization offering quiet days of beauty, relaxation and support for women and children battling cancer.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Dress for Success, Susan G. Komen, Bernards High School, Beauty Changes Lives, Raritan Valley Community College, Communities in Crisis, and CASA New Jersey.
Jessica trains and mentors her staff to achieve their goals through motivation, excitement and excellence. Her experience has inspired her to coach others outside her enterprise on her keys to success and personal happiness.
Love, Jessica Walker x
111 Morristown Road
Bernardsville, New Jersey, 07924
Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8am – 8pm
Wednesday: 9am – 7pm
Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Sunday: By Appointment