Talent

Meet our talented team members below!

Salon Team

Master Artist / Director of Education

Specializes in:

Stylist Education and Customer Service! Always challenging myself to advance and keep current on all new trends and techniques. Love to have thorough consultations, help curly girls embrace their curls as well as creating shapes on long hair to allow movement and style! Love color, hair painting, foil work to create dimensional color, color blocking, and Keratin smoothing treatments.  Cutting edgy looks and detailing as well as texturizing is what I do! Have attended TIGI , Redken, Vidal Sassoon and Goldwell Academies in NYC and educate in salon as well.

Ouidad Curly Hair Certified Stylist  

I always say you must love what you do! I have had the honor to meet and work with our guests for the last 30 years! Working in the hair industry is really the best job ever!

Transforming Innovations guests since 1990.

Artist

Personal Mantra:   We only have today, make the most of it!
Daily Must Haves:  Exercise. Whether it be taking my pup Clark for a walk or taking a strength class at the health club , its my way of having a great start to my day.

Education Portfolio:   This industry is much like any other profession, it is constantly changing. It is vital to stay current but also embrace practices from my 30+ years of experience.Perms are now referred to as Texture,they have evolved from “big Hair” to now a nice wave and body. I have had the opportunity to attend many advanced classes from cutting to color, and will be heading back to NYC this fall to attend 2 more classes.
Approach to my craft:   I love all that I know about curly hair, it is very important to me that the curly hair client love their hair!
Must have tool(s):   
Go to products:    The must have products I use are from the Ouidad line. It is designed for curls but anyone can benefit from them. They are water soluble  and work incredibly well in the humidity and this summer was a great test!
Daily Inspiration:   My inspiration is found in working with the clients. They may pull up a picture on Pinterest, etc… and we can discuss if the style will work with their hair type and how much time it will require to obtain the look. The goal is to have a style and color that will work with their lifestyle and understand the maintenance commitment.It is so much fun to see the transformation!
Why Innovations:  I love the team here at Innovations. We learn from each other daily by sharing our knowledge with one another. There is such a commitment to education and great pride for the work that walks out our door.

Creating beautiful hair and nails since 2006!

Ouidad Curly Hair Certified Stylist

 

Master Designer

Personal Mantra:   If you can’t stop thinking about it, then don’t stop working for it!
Daily Must Haves:   Caffeine in any form!
Education Portfolio:   Multidimensional specialist. Razor cutting to add soft dimension. Keratin certified. KMS IQ Cutting Certified. Arrojo Razor Certified. HotHeads hair extensions
certified. NYC is my home away from home. Goldwell Academy, Robert Brown, Derrick Zeno, Odete DaSilva, Nick Arrojo are just a few of my professors
Approach to my craft:   Offering my clients the latest looks, techniques, and products available in our industry.  Making the commitment to continuing education and
monitoring industry trends for creative inspiration and validation.
Must have tool(s):    My Round brush and feather razor.
Go to products:    Goldwell Rich Repair, 6 Effects Serum, Pureology Color Fanatics 21 Spray
Daily Inspiration:    I find my inspiration in the confidence my guests feel when they leave my chair.
Why Innovations:   I have always wanted to be in an environment with talented and supportive peers. Where we are free to create, express and ultimately encouraged to push against today’s boundaries of great hair. I love how our industry is constantly evolving and how at Innovations we are inspired to constantly challange ourselves to create new, refreshing looks.

Creating beautiful hair and nails since 2007!

Designer

Personal Mantra:  Always try to see the good in people
Daily Must Haves:   Winding down at the end of the day with my husband
Education Portfolio:  Goldwell, KMS, Pureology, HotHeads Extensions, MorrocanOil, Paul Mitchell
Approach to my craft:   Total Satisfaction!
Must have tool(s):   Straightner
Go to products:   Humidity Seal and Therma Shape by KMS
Daily Inspiration:   I find my inspiration through my family each and every day
Why Innovations:   It feels like an extended family for me.  That’s perfect.

Creating beautiful hair for Innovations guests since 2017

Master Designer

Personal Mantra:   Don’t overthink it!
Daily Must Haves:   “Good Morning” hugs from my children
Education Portfolio:   Varied & Extensive
Approach to my craft:   How I can provide my guest with the best outcome.  A look that is not just an amazing current look, but that my guest can recreate at home the next day.
Must have tool(s):    My straight edge razor and Turbo-power dryer
Go to products:    Moroccan volumizing mousse and KMS molding paste
Daily Inspiration:    I will grab a look from the past and update/modernize it for todays style needs
Why Innovations:  I love to work with other like minded people. People who love what they do and love having their guest leave happy, inspired and with a smile.

 

Master Artist

With more than 20 years experience in the beauty industry as an advanced educator, Master Artist and Makeup Artist, Gretchen holds herself to the highest standards. She prides herself on her attention to detail and special elements that make each look unique. “I always customize my work based on individual facial shape and stature.” “My philosophy is: you can have any length you want, as long as it is the right shape.” “I am always looking for inspiration and have an eye for upcoming trends as well as harnessing the classics.” Gretchen studied at Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy in Santa Monica and feels privileged to have studied under some of the best mentors in the industry. She has studied at the “Harvard of Hair”, Bumble and Bumble University and became a Network Educator learning advanced skills to share with “the team”. Gretchen was also Creative Director for the esteemed Alexandre de Paris in the Metro DC area.

“I specialize in The Dry Cutting Technique as taught by John Sahag and Jaque Dessange; a technique that has revolutionized hair cutting. I also specialize in all types of color, color correction, and fantasy color. I have experience in editorial and film work.”

Her personal interests include all things creative.

Master Artist
“I believe the key to connecting with people & creating long lasting relationships is through trust, communication and laughter.“

“I believe the key to connecting with people & creating long lasting relationships is through trust, communication and laughter.“

I love to have fun through hair, creating low-maintenance, flirty looks that last! I achieve this starting with Direct communication and honesty. It is my responsibility as a professional stylist to share what I see and to recommend solutions to your everyday problems. I love to see possibilities and to create ‘game plans’ for a shared vision. Along with meticulously a shaped haircut and color that grows out seamlessly, my guest will leave with a new look that is not only natural and versatile, but feels like them.

We all have things we don’t like about our hair and lets be honest some of us have  “not so fond” memories of when our hair and products have failed us . Whether it’s frizz, damage, lack of volume, or shine, my job is to educate, empower and to grow every person that sits in my chair, offering products, tools and techniques to help you achieve a look that you’ll love.

Now, not to brag, but i have been certified in DevaCurl’s nationally renowned curly hair  dry-cutting and highlighting techniques. I have also had the opportunity to learn from and work with internationally renowned Goldwell Master Colorists, Stylists. And with over 18 years of education, and experience I have supported families of New England with quality services. My authentic love for people andpassion for fabulous results, has blessed me with the gift of a fullfilling career where I get to connect with people and express my creativety through the art of hair dressing.

Here at Innovations Salon & Day Spa, we as a staff collaborate together using our extensive individual knowledge and experience to deliver the highest caliber of service to our clients. Our team has a unified goal to deliver a stellar visit to every client, every time.

Master Artist

Specializes In:       

Multi-dimensional color, Balayage, Short and long hair cutting, Special Occasion Up Styling, Color corrections, and Ombres.

Ouidad Curly Hair Certified Stylist  

Transforming Innovations Guests since 2009.

Master Artist

Specializes in:        

Cutting, Multi-dimensional Color, Hair painting, Evening looks and Up-Styles, Hair Extensions and Long textured cutting.

Transforming Innovations Guests since 2006

Artist

Specializes in:     

Keratin Smoothing Treatments, Dimensional Color, Grey Blending, Long hair cutting and texturizing.

Transforming Innovations Guests Since 2004

Artist

Specializes in:

Razor Cutting, Multi-Dimensional Coloring, Keratin Smoothing System, is Goldwell Certified, SoCap Extension Certified and loves to create beautiful blondes!

Transforming Innovations Guests since 2005

Artist

Specializes in:

Ouidad Curly Hair Certified Stylist  

Transforming Innovations Guests since 2010

Artist

Specializes in:

Transforming Innovations Guests since 2010

Master Designer

Specializes in:

Transforming Innovations Guests since 2015

Nail Team

Licensed Nail Technician

Specializing in:
Certified Shellac Master Artist. Ingrown toenail care and providing relaxing spa services.

Creating fantastic looking nails since 2010.

Licensed Nail Technician
Licensed Nail Technician
Licensed Nail Technician

Massage Team

Licensed Massager Therapist

I strive for excellence, not perfection!

Daily must haves:   Running is my daily meditation!
Education Portfolio:   I have been a LMT in NH for almost 15 years! I received my PTA license in 2009 . I completed my
                                 Bachelor’s of health science  in 2017 and plan on  starting  Acupuncture school in 2019!
Approach to my craft:   As a LMT I try to listen to what my clients needs are to  provide individual care!
Must have tool(s):   My must have tool is warm bamboo!
Go to products:   My must have product is young living panaway essential oil ! It naturally decreases inflammation and pain!
Daily Inspiration:   I am inspired daily by the simplicity and efficacy of alternative medicine!
Why Innovations:   I love working at  Innovations because it  has  given me the tools and nurturing environment to Excell at my craft.

Providing therapeutic massage to Innovations guests since 2003

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Licensed Massage Therapist

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel – Maya Angelou

Daily must haves:   My must have is that I sleep on my tempurpedic pillow each night
Education portfolio:   I earned a certificate from the Massage Therapy program at Nashua Community College. Prior to that I received my
                                 diploma from Nashua High North. I currently receive my continuing education from the Associated Bodywork and
                                 Massage Professionals  (ABMP)
Approach to my craft:   I listen twice as much as I speak. My approach to the clients needs are to be empathetic. Listening to 
                                     their problems as if they were my own in an attempt to gain more perspective.
Must have tool(s):   One of my best tools to increase functionality and movement patterns throughout the body is Deep tissue massage.
                               Accompanying the treatment with Hot stone massage further enhances the session with heat to loosen up
                               adhesion’s and a smooth basalt stone that feels relaxing.
Go to products:   The foam roller for self care. Often times I recommend this tool to help with back, hip, and leg tightness when
                            massage  isn’t available.
Daily Inspiration:   I draw my inspiration within the moments I see the beneficial changes my clients experience through my work post
                             massage.
Why Innovations:   What I love about working at Innovations is that my genuine intent to provide a service with therapeutic value is
                              shared amongst my fellow coworkers throughout the business.

Licensed Massage Therapist
Licensed Massage Therapist

Specializes in:
Sports, Deep Tissue, Classic (Swedish).

Providing a therapeutic experience for Innovations guests since 2011.

Licensed Massage Therapist

Specializing in:
Relaxation and stress reduction techniques.

Providing a therapeutic experience for Innovations guests since 2011.

Skin Team

Licensed Clinical Esthetician

Personal Mantra:  Fall in love with taking care of yourself
Daily Must Haves:   Caffine!
Education Portfolio:   Education: 1200 hours Master Esthetics Certification, Sugar Lash Pro Lifting Certification, Nufree Hair Removal Certification, Skin Scripts
Products and Peel Certification. Acne and Pigment Facials. Eyebrow sculpting and Brazilian Waxing

Approach to my craft: I approach everyone with a blank canvas. Everyone has their own concerns and needs whether its brows, skin care or lashes. I customize everything to your own needs
and wants, making you looking and feeling beautiful.

Must have tool(s):   Tweezers!
Go to products:   Cumcumber Toner and Retinaldehyde Serum
Daily Inspiration:   My clients and keeping up on the current skin care advancements and techniques
Why Innovations: I love working at Innovations because of the environment. For 8 years I’ve been here I have grown so much individually and professionally, my drive and passion come
from all my clients and my colleagues.

Providing beautiful skin for Innovations guests since 2010.

Licensed Esthetician

Daily must haves:   Exercise
Education Portfolio:   My passion for skin care developed into a career when I completed Esthetics school in 2007 and obtained my Masters Esthetician license.
                                  Shortly thereafter I joined the Innovation’s Spa team.
Approach to my craft:   I love sharing knowledge and expertise to help clients conquer any skincare challenges they may be experiencing. I believe the esthetics industry offers an
                                     on-going learning experience, and keeping up with available knowledge is key to being the best esthetician possible. My passion for skin care makes my job an
                                     enjoyable experience each day.
Must have Tools:
Go to products:
Daily Inspiration:  I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, being outdoors, hiking locally and watching sunsets.
Why Innovations:

Providing amazing skin care since 2008

Licensed Esthetician

Personal Mantra:   Let’s do this!
Daily Must Haves:   COFFEE ??
Education Portfolio:   21 years of Skin/Nail experience and always looking forward to ongoing education
Approach to my craft:   Always LISTEN
Must have tool(s):   My hands and some god tweezers
Go to products:   With skincare they all are important for different reasons. If I had to choose… Cucumber ? toner
Daily Inspiration:   My inspiration comes from each one of my clients.
Why Innovations:   I love that Innovations has been my home away from home for the past 22 years ?

Providing beautiful skin for Innovations guests since 1999.

Licensed Esthetician
Licensed Esthetician