Samantha - Salon Owner
Samantha has been a makeup artist for 13 years and has been a Master stylist for 9 years. Realizing how important the relationship is between hair and makeup, she loves complimenting new makeup tips with the ideal color and/or cut for you. Her experience with precision haircuts allows her to cut your hair "to style" making it easy and quick for for you to achieve your desired goal. Her specialty is cutting the hair so its easy to style at home. Whether you have short or long, this or thin.. She can help you with any hair type. She loves getting your hair back to Health. Samantha loves a challenge and can work with damaged hair or color corrections to get you where you need to go!
She shows her true creativity when working with Brides. She knows how important hair and makeup is on a wedding day, and loves perfecting each brides look. She does about 50 weddings a year and likes to make sure each bride has a one of a kind look, that makes her feel beautiful.
When she is not in the salon she is constantly doing hair and makeup for photo shoots around the country. Traveling to places such as New York, Washington D.C., Arizona, Alaska, Utah, Hawaii, and Los Angeles allows her to see newest trends and different cultures.
She has had work published in "The Knot", "Ellements Magazine", "Breed Magazine", and more. She has had the opportunity to work on Celebrities such as Chef Alex Guarnaschelli from the Food NetWork, Danni - Reality TV star in Bad Girls Club and Love Games, Presidential Candidates and more.
Her other passion is working with animals. In addition to her pets, she loves volunteering and working with the animals at the Manchester Animal Shelter. She believes it is important to give back and looks forward to helping homeless animals find their forever homes. She has 2 Dogs and 2 Cats of her own and likes to spend downtime with them and her family.
Education / Accomplishments
Jaci Lee is a talented Makeup Artist and Stylist and has been in the beauty industry for about 6 years. Jaci has a strong passion for makeup, and has had professional training in the mineral makeup line, Youngblood Cosmetics and advance certification with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. She has always enjoyed the arts, and was a ballet dancer for 12 years, where she discovered her love for the beauty industry. All of the elegantly painted faces of her fellow ballerinas struck her eye. Jaci's attention to detail and her ability to create a unique look that compliments each clients individuality is what motivates her. With all of her experience she can work on any skin type and any age. She can show you how to solve problems your having at home with makeup application by giving you a makeup lesson. This will set you up for success at home.
One of Jaci's favorite things is wedding and special event hair styling and makeup. Getting to spend the day with a Bride making her feel her beautiful is the "Best Feeling" says Jaci. She does about 30-40 weddings a year!
When she is not at the salon she is exploring her creative abilities. She loves studying art and its relationship to the newest fashion styles and trends.
Education / Accomplishements
Amanda has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years. It was never any question this is exactly what she wanted to peruse for a career. Her main goal is to have her guests looking and feeling their very best. She is great at listening and understanding what the client is asking for. Not only does she do things like enhancing hair with pops of color or extensions, to lifestyle matching haircuts, or killer blowouts she values most the relationship she builds with each person.
Amanda is our Curly Hair cutting specialist. She loves embracing curls and big hair and will customize your haircut to how your curls lay. If it was not enough to get an amazing color and/or cut she will also give you the ultimate experience with one of her mind melting Shampoo massages!
When she is not at the salon she loves spending time with her friends and family. She is an avid yoga girl, eating healthy, and learning new recipes. She knows the importance diet has on the hair and skin, and stays knowledgeable to help guests promote optimal hair integrity and growth. In addition she, like most girls, loves shopping. She is continuously keeping up with fashion trends and staying educated on how the relationship fashion has on hair. She sets her guests up for success by showing them how to style their at home and shows them the most complimentary products to use on their hair for optimal styling.
Jason has been cutting mens hair for over 13 years, and has been a Master Barber for over 11 years. He was apprenticed by Norm Longval, an accomplished barber who has been in the business for over 40 years. Learning from some legends in the field, Jason has taken those core teaching and adapted his old school barbering tequniques into the modern world. His attention to detail and his ability to listen, along with his cutting edge knowledge are the skills that set him apart from other barbers. Many a man has fallen asleep in his chair while getting a calming hot shave or a relaxing haircut. Jason is continuously looking forward in furthering his education , and keeping up with todays modern styles. He loves traveling and likes to see the current styles from different parts of the world. He recently travels to Africa to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, surrounding himself with the amazing people and culture.
Outside the barbershop his passion is music. He often combines the two having a small setup in his barbering area. He has been playing music for 22 years and is the leader of a Drumline called "Bazooka Blanks". Thats not all, he also put on laser light show dance parties with his Electric New wave Band called "Electronique" and ties it all together with his solo project "J the barber". You can often catch him preforming in local Manchester Bars!
Jill's makeup journey started about 3 1/2 years ago. She has always had a love for the arts! In high school she was very focused on the arts, after graduation she wanted to put her artistic talents toward a career she could be passionate about. That is when she turned to makeup. She began her journey starting with several social media platforms. She was self taught and used the advantage of social media to build a strong following. With over 45,000 followers on Instagram and her one youtube channel, there is no stopping this talented girl. She loves sharing her knowledge to help educate others how to achieve different looks. You can check out her channel at; Youtube.com/jilltilton
In addition to social media, she has also expanded her makeup talents for weddings and events. From scary halloween looks to glamourous smokey eyes for brides, there is no look Jill can't accomplish. She knows how to make each creepy creature makeup come alive and focuses on the little details that others will overlook. As for weddings, she has come to master the bridal look leaving the bride and bridal party sparkling and glowing for the entire night. She has also recently became a MAC artist.
Aside from makeup, She loves to shop and spend quality time with the ones she loves the most. Although she is so busy with all of her makeup ventures, it doesn't stop her from having fun! She turns to Starbucks to give her the boost of energy she needs to fit so many great things into each day!
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Erin has been in the beauty industry for about 3 years. She is a natural born talent, following in the foot steps of her Mom who is also a hairdresser. She has grown up watching and leaning and is now excited she gets to practice it as a career. Erin is very sweet and takes the time to listen to each guest to make sure she can get them to their goal. She loves hair color, most of all Bayalage. She has taken numerous bayalage certification classes and likes to try new techniques. She wants to make sure her guests can get a look they can recreate at home, so they stay looking great 24/7.
Erin is part of our Glam on the Go Crew. She travels all over doing hair and makeup for weddings, and does about 30 weddings a year. Its her absolute favorite to work with Brides. Even before the wedding she makes sure their hair is looking perfect. Whether its adding extensions or a simple gloss, she will leave you looking your best, for any event. She is a double threat and is also one of our makeup artists. Being certified with mineral Makeup and Airbrush there is nothing she can't do for you.
Outside of work Erin enjoys her pets, working out and of course... Mexican food!
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Nicole has been doing hair for 11 years. She is a hard worker and enjoys being in the salon with her guests. She loves chatting with her guests and getting to know them. She wants to make sure she delivers exactly what your looking for. She is very knowledgeable in color theory and likes to stick to the rules of color. She loves all colors from color correction to blondes and is even willing to try new things with her guests. To increase her knowledge Nicole recently joined our Gal on the Go team. Traveling on location to do hair for weddings and events. She enjoys watching videos and going on pintrest to learn trending hair styles and updos to make sure every Bride feels beautiful.
Nicole also loves hair cutting. Short haircuts are her thing! Whether its spikey, fun, and funky... to more classic and polished, she will help you decide which haircut works best for your style. She specializes in female short haircuts and mens cuts. If your looking for a fun new short cut, Nicole is the one for you!
Nicole loves the salon so much, thats even where she met her husband! He started off as a client and soon they fell in love. Now, they enjoy spending time together with their daughter.
Rachel is a great new talent. She started off being a client of Owner Samantha, when she was about 12 years old. During appointments she realized her passion for the beauty industry. She began trying new makeup techniques on herself and realized she had a talent. She became 5 Diamond Salon part time receptionist during High School. She is now entering the apprenticeship Program under Samantha in hopes of one day owning her own salon. She assists with Makeup and Hair styling and enjoys going on location for special events and weddings.
In addition to the salon, she is starting her first year of Collage. She wants to major in Business and gain knowledge than can continue to better her future.
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Courtney is our newest addition. She is New to the hair world, but a veteran when it comes to makeup. Her talent with Makeup is obvious when you see her work. She loves learning all of the new Makeup products and techniques to keep her ahead of the game. Her ability to highlight and contour is every ladies dream! She brings a young fresh vibe to 5 Diamond. Another one of her makeup favorites is halloween makeup. She is fantastic at creating illusions with the makeup. From the Cheshire Cat to a Broken Porcelain Doll, she can help create any effect on you!
She began doing hair in 2016, and recently graduated hair school, but don't let that fool you, she is great with new hair trends and fantasy hair colors. She loves doing Unicorn and Mermaid hair, along with some classic haircutting.
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Tiffany has been working in a salon since 2004. She immediately enjoyed doing hair and started her journey by enrolling in the Manchester School of Technology Cosmetology Program in High School. After High school she applied for the apprentice ship program. This allowed her to begin working in a salon right away, building clientele and learning the ways of the salon. It was not long after she gained her license before Tiffany was then promoted to assistant manager at the salon.
Tiffany Enjoys everything from haircutting, coloring, waxing and even the occasional perm. She follows trends which allow her to evolve with work. She works on all ages of guests and loves finding each person a trend easy to maintain look.
Tiffany always says her favorite part of being a stylist is making people look and feel beautiful inside and out. Her passion is getting to know each guest along with giving them relaxing time away and sending them out of the salon feeling fresh and confident.
Along with doing hair Tiffany also stays busy by working in the restaurant field. She is constantly around new people everyday keeping her excited and always wanting to take on new guests she meets while out! She won Hippo Press Magazines "Best Waitress" award 2018.
Sasha has been in the hair industry since 2004. She than took her passion a step further getting her aesthetics license in 2005 and continued her education at the Dermal institute of International Skin Care in 2006.
The beauty world changed in 2007 with the sudden demand for Eyelash extensions. Sasha knew how important it was to gain this skill and has now been certified for 10 years and specializes in lash extensions. She offers many other services including three types of extension (Keratin Fusion, Beaded Bonded, and Tape ins), Keratin straightening, and Hair Body Waving.
Having 4 boys doesn't slow this woman down. She is always looking for knowledge and continuing her education every year. All of her furthering education has brought her to work with people such as Michael Chan, who is the photographer for Americas Next Top Model, and worked for different events such as the Baystate Fashion show in Boston Mass.