Robin Tremblay *
I started working in the salon business in 1988, and graduated from Continental Academy in 1991. I established Turning Heads in 2001 with the help of my father; he believed in me, and wanted to invest in my future. I've had a passion for doing hair since high school, when my friends would invite me over to do their hair and makeup. I decided to get a job at a local salon, and started learning from other stylists.
I truly love my career, and have been fortunate to have traveled across the United States to train in new techniques. I have taken classes with Bumble and Bumble, TIGI, Goldwell, and All Nutrient plus many more. We use all organic color made here in New Hampshire. I have a passion for supporting local companies and products that are all natural. As a result I created our very own Turning Heads mineral makeup line.
I'd like to give a special thank you to my family for all their love, support and encouragement. After surviving Ovarian Cancer in 2007, it only made me stronger. I'm so lucky to have a great colleagues at Turning Heads. Thank You to all my great friends and clients who have made me who I am today!
Barbara Scholz *
Stylist/Earconing & Foot Detox Specialist
Barbara Scholz has had experience in the service industry for 17 years. She has always loved the beauty industry. She started at Turning Heads in early 2002 as the spa coordinator and apprenticed under the owner for her two year requirement to gain her cosmetology license. She has a passion for giving clients the ultimate relaxation experience. Facials and Spa Pedicures are her knack but when it comes to the hair industry she loves foiling and coloring the most. She is accepting new clients on Tuesday and Wednesday only.
Valerie Stashewsky *
Stylist & Certified Extension Specialist
Valerie Stashewsky is a graduate of Michaels School of Hair Design, and has been a part of our team since 2004.As an artist and perfectionist, Valerie strives to make people feel good about themselves. Believing that continuing education is important she has taken a wide variety of classes. Her certifications include:
• Certified Organic Colorist
• Certified in Keratin Smoothing System
• Certified in New York as a Great Lengths Hair Extension Specialist
• Colored Hair Extensions
With a vast extension clientel, she prides herself in proper hair placement and color selection. Whether you are looking to lenghten, volumize, or just add color, schedule for a FREE consultation. Valerie's diversity of skills range from hair cutting, multi-dimentional foiling, extensions, waxing, updos, and make-up applications. Her creative edge attracts a wide variety of clientel, from the classic look to the unique and trendy style. Valerie's number one goal is for her client to feel confident and satisfied when leaving her chair. She loves what she does and is always up for a creative challenge.
Samantha Rinker *
Stylist/Assistant to Owner
Samantha Rinker is a stylist here at Turning Heads and assistant to owner, Robin Tremblay. She graduated Empire Beauty School in 2011. Samantha specializes in eyelash extensions, ear coning, Gelish nail manicures, spa pedicures, and nail art. Samantha is certified in Coppola Keratin Smoothing System, Coppola Express Blowout and various hair extension methods and brands; which include Hair Treats, zinc bonded extensions, keratin bonded extensions, and nano tape in extensions. Samantha is also a skilled makeup artist, and she uses make up from Turning Heads line of mineral make up. Samantha is accepting new clients.
Anjali Shrestha *
Stylist/Eyelash Extensions/Eyebrow Threading
Anjali graduated from Michael's School of Hair Design as a cosmetologist in 2007. She is trained in the latest hair styling, cutting and coloring techniques, as well as manicures, pedicures and updos. It is her passion to make people feel comforatable and relaxed.
She brings her specialty in eyebrow threading to us from her country of Nepal, where she was trained in 2004. Along with her very unique "Gold Facial" offered only by her, she uses her own products and techniques from Nepal.
Lauren is an enthusiastic cosmetologist that specializes in haircuts and colors, mens cuts, dimensional foils, Keratin Expess Blowout, Gelish manicures, regular manicures and pedicures, facial waxing, ear coning and makeup applications. Lauren is certified in Hair Treats Hair Extensions in advanced makeup with David Nicholas.
* Stylist uses organic color
As a little girl, growing up in Manchester, I always knew what I wanted to do. I used to wash and cut my dolls hair and style mannequin heads in my grandmother's salon. I was motivated all through school with the thoughts of attending and graduating cosmetology school, which happened in 1991 and began my journey into the cosmetology world!
I have accomplished many things: first that include having my two beautiful children, having been a salon owner, attending many color and cutting classes in NH, NYC and Las Vegas many of which were from companies such as Graham Webb, Paul Mitchell and primarily with Tony and Guy (TIGI).
I previously owned Creations by Franchesca from 1995-2006 and am now a Independent Contractor at Turning Heads Salon.
I believe in continued education – I attend specialty classes every three months, which can only make me a better stylist. I love what I do and want to be the best that I can for myself and my clients!
Cindy Poulin graduated from Michael's School of Hair Design
in 1991 with a cosmetology license. With so many years of experience in the field of hair design and nail creation, she has been able to work with many people and is very talented in what she does. Proms are a specialty to Cindy, in which she enjoys meeting with the younger ladies to set ideas with them about their special event! If you are looking for somebody who is extra creative, and can give you a special touch on your nails, Cindy has an extensive collection of nail art to choose from.
Stylist & Manicurist
Kelly is a warm, caring individual whose ultimate goal is her clients' happiness. She is meticulous and loves foiling, color, cuts, and creates the perfect look for everyone that sits in her chair. Kelly has been in the beauty industry since 2001 and always strives to do her best. She is educated and up to date with the newest trends.
Michelle has been in the beauty industry since 1994 and a Massage Therapist for 10 years. A former business owner, she has been to countless continuous education classes. She decided to further her career by becoming a licensed Massage Therapist and graduated from North Eastern Institute of Whole Health in 2002. Her specialties in Massage Therapy include: Swedish, Prenatal, Greenstone and Trigger Point). With her multi-level of training, Michelle is accepting new clients.
Lisa Thornhill has been a stylist since 1992. She is very detail oriented and loves what she does. Among her many talents she specializes in Flattops. She also keeps up with the latest trends in haircutting. A perfect stylist for the whole family for cuts, colors, and facial waxing. She is currently accepting new clients.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Becky has been a licensed Massage Therapist since 2011, a graduate from Hesser College and an Associated Bodywork and Massage Professional member. Becky loves what she does and customizes every session to the clients needs, whether for pain relief or general relaxation. Becky specializes in swedish, sports, deep tissure and trigger point therapy. Her goal is to help clients relieve stress and everyday tension. She is accepting new clients Thursdays 4-8 and Saturdays by appointment only.
Kendall graduated from the Laird Institute of Spa Therapy in 2009 and is currently apprenticing with Robin for Cosmetology. She is a skin and waking specialist with extensive Dermalogica training. Come see Kendall for your Glymed products & peels and full body speed waxing. She specializes in Nova Lash eyelash extensions, eyelash tinting, Lash B Long individual eye lash extensions, spa pedicures and Brazilian waxing.
Monica St. Onge
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician and Massage Therapist
I have always known that I would be working in the beauty industry. What I didn't know was how many directions you could go. I graduated from Michael's School of Hair Design & Esthetics as a cosmetologist and esthetician in 2007 and as a massage therapist from Seacoast Career Schools in 2008. I am currently NH licensed in all three which now I carry the nickname "Jack of all trades".
I specialize in color, cuts and up-do's, make-up application, gelish and acrylic nails, facials, waxing and body treatments, and various massage techniques such as swedish, sports, deep tissue, prenatal, trigger point therapy and hot stone.
I enjoy the outdoors and am very family oriented. I love pets and animals and volunteer my time doing sports massages at charity events.
Without the support from my friends and family I wouldn't be where I am today and I thank everyone who has helped me make every step. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it, if you can dream it, you can become it.