Windham, NH

Elizabeth MacCuish

Hair Stylist

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Elizabeth MacCuish

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background:
Cosmetology school student at Empire Beauty school in Hooksett, NH. I am soon to graduate and start Esthetician school in September.

Why do you love what you do:
I like to make people feel good about themselves.

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to:
Relaxing at home with my dog or at school.

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know:
I started getting into makeup during COVID which encouraged me to take a cosmetology course in high school.

What is your favorite quote:
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta to put up with the rain”- Dolly Parton

How do you take your coffee:
I prefer tea.

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Joanne Wood

Massage Therapist

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Joanne Wood

What is your specialty:
I enjoy doing cupping, hot stones, and Reiki energy work.

Describe your ideal client:
My ideal client is one that is looking for complete relaxation. It feels great when you can help someone relieve stress even if its just for an hour.

Share a client testimonial that you love:
Joanne Wood is an excellent Massage Therapist. She is kind and caring. If you have issues with pain she listens carefully and helps. You wont be disappointed

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background:
I graduated from Spa Tech Institute in North Andover. After graduation I went back to Spa Tech to take a Polarity energy class. This past summer I added a certification in Oncology Massage.

Why do you love what you do:
I love helping people relax and de-stress. I truly believe that massage can help with anxiety and relieve tension which helps overall health. Knowing I am able to educate people on the benefits of massage is the best feeling in the world.

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to:
When Im not working you can find me up the mountains hiking or walking on the beach. I love spending time with my 3 boys, my husband and my parents.

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know:
I was born in Wales UK. I moved here when I was 12.

What is your favorite quote:
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why:
To be able to speak to people that have passed. Would love to tell my grandfather all I have accomplished in my life

How do you take your coffee:
Coconut! Cream and sugar.
Or Lavender Lattes with oat milk

Nicole Stephens

Front Desk Receptionist

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Nicole Stephens

What is your specialty:
My favorite type of client is someone with good energy and a fun personality.

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background:
I have worked in customer service since I was 16, working a variety of positions, including restaurant management. I am now hoping to dive into the cosmetics world and see what new opportunities come my way

Why do you love what you do:
I love building bonds with people and being a part of the reason they feel good during their time here. Being able to connect with clients makes it easier to give recommendations and advice, and ultimately furthers my education in the industry

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to:
I enjoy reading, hiking, working out, and spending times with friends and family

What is your favorite quote:
“Dolce far Niente” Italian for the sweetness of doing nothing, reminder that it is okay to take a break and being able to enjoy moments in life

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
I would want to be able to teleport to anywhere and anytime, so I am never late ever!

How do you take your coffee:
Cold brew with oatmilk, with extra caramel

Erin Collinge

Hair Stylist

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Erin Collinge

What is your specialty:
Magic Sleek, Balayage, Men’s Cuts

Describe your ideal client:
I don’t really have a specific ideal clients. I love to have all different types!

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background:
I have have been behind the chair for 22 years. I graduated from Continental Academy of Hair Design in 2002. After that I moved to SC and worked/trained with a barber. I am also a Certified Magic Sleek stylist. I have taken many classes over the years to expand my skills of a stylist.

Why do you love what you do:
I love to make clients feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. I love see my clients smile.

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to:
Since my kids are both in college and I am not running them everywhere now. I spend most of my free time with my husband and my 3 giant dogs.

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know:
I have an obsession with buying coffee mugs.

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why:
Reading people’s minds. Because I’m always curious what they are really thinking.

How do you take your coffee:
Caramel Swirl, Cream Only

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Nicole Olson

Massage Therapist

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Nicole Olson

What is your specialty:
The Bella Signature gives an enhanced experience allowing the use of additional tools to enhance your massage

Describe your ideal client:
I enjoy the variety of challenges offered by clients of different walks and ages

Share a client testimonial that you love:
The best testimonial is the look on someone’s face as they emerge feeling better than when they arrived. Referrals of friends and family to visit me for a service is one of the greatest compliments I could receive!

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background:
I graduated from Nashua Community College with their Certificate of Massage Therapy in 2014. I have been actively practicing since 2018. I look forward to continuing my education and working with diverse clients enrich my knowledge

Why do you love what you do:
I love being active and working one-on-one with clients. I enjoy building rapport and learning how to best meet every clients needs. I view the connection between mind, body, and spirit as an important part of my practice. I like to facilitate a space where clients are at ease, communication is open, and the environment is safe for healing to take place

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to:
I enjoy literature, films, TV, and fashion. Time with my daughter, family, and friends is a treasure

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know:
I’m a pro at making sticky white short grain rice. With a proper rice cooker of course!

What’s your favorite quote:
It’s very difficult convincing the young of anything. They’re born knowing so much. -Frank Herbert

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why:
If I could immediately identify the root of people’s illnesses and bodily dysfunctions, it would be a dream and infinitely helpful

How do you take your coffee:
Cold brew or iced with light ice, black

Anything else you’d like to share:
I can’t wait to meet you. See you in my treatment room!

Alysha Belli

Cosmetologist

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Alysha Belli

What is your specialty:
Blonding, extensions, & natural nails

Describe your ideal client:
Takes your advice & lets you do whatever you think will look best

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background:
I’m 26 years old and have been in the industry for 6 years. I went to Continental Academy for cosmetology school. I’m certified in tape-in & hand-tied extensions

Why do you love what you do:
I love to make clients look & feel their best

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to:
Having a relaxing day and catching up on shows or hanging out with my boyfriend and exploring new places/restaurants. When the weather’s nice I love to be outdoors either on the beach or for a nice hike

What is your favorite quote:
“Dream without fear, love without limits”

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
To read people’s minds so I know what they’re thinking

How do you take your coffee:
Milk & 1 sugar

Brenda Arsenault

Salon Manager

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Brenda Arsenault

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background:
Been in the industry for over 25 years Loving working with new talent and taking them to the next level!

Why do you love what you do:
Every day is different and seeing clients happy when they leave

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to:
Spending time with Family

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know:
Love going camping

What is your favorite quote:
Always have a great day

How do you take your coffee:
Iced coffee, regular

Anything else you’d like to share:
Stay positive everything will always work out!

Meghan Piche

Support Staff

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Meghan Piche

What is your specialty?
I help keep the salon looking fabulous.

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background?
I have been in a cosmetology program at Salem High School for two years. I enjoy learning new things to help prepare me for being a stylist.

Why do you love what you do?
I love making people’s day a little bit better. I love helping out and getting people exactly what they want or need.

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to?
I am usually spending time with my friends or family. I also love to go to the gym and go shopping.

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know?
I have been a dancer for 10 years.

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
I would have the ability to read minds because it would be cool to know what everyone was thinking.

How do you take your coffee?
I like a pumpkin cold brew with cold foam.

Laci Couillard

Support Staff

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Laci Couillard

What is your specialty:
I love formal styling, vivid hair colors, and more!

Describe your ideal client:
Someone who loves conversation and isn’t afraid to ask for anything

Share a client testimonial that you love:
It’s awesome to have someone with a more alternative style in such a high end salon.

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background:
I started cosmetology at Pinkerton Academy and from there I went to Empire Beauty in Hooksett NH, graduating in 2023.

Why do you love what you do:
I love showing people just how beautiful they can be! It’s incredible to say that my career is making people feel so confident and beautiful.

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to:
Outside of work you’d probably find me at a concert or inside reading my favorite books.

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know:
Proud owner of a cotton candy machine 🙂

What is your favorite quote:
“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” – winnie the pooh

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why:
Flying

How do you take your coffee:
I’m not a coffee drinker but I do love my aroma joes rush and monster energy!

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Mary Kanteles

Lead Front Desk

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Mary Kanteles

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background:
Worked at the front desk over 7 years – gone to many business and product knowledge classes

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to:
Cooking, hanging out with my family

How do you take your coffee:
Iced with cream only