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Our People

Renee, Stylist and Owner

Renee, Owner

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Renee has been involved in the beauty world for over 25 years. In 2012 she opened the doors to her first salon in Connecticut, Headdress Beauty Lounge. Craving a larger space to cultivate community, she rebranded to Rhenium Salon and Spa in September, 2019. Since moving here, she's been grateful for the opportunity to expand the salon's boutique and spa services, as well as offer a warm and welcoming space for the community.

When she's not behind the chair or behind the scenes, Renee enjoys sipping coffee in her little oasis in Hartland, or hiking some trails with friends.

Kathy, Manager/Reception/Bridal Consultant

Kathy, Manager

Kathy is grateful to be a part of the Rhenium Salon & Spa team of creative, kind, and inspiring people! 

When not at the shop, she is spending time with her four beautiful grandkids and dreaming of time at beaches or mountains!

Sophie, Manager, Holistic Health Coach, Tarot Reader, Makeup Artist

Sophie, Coordinator & Certified Holistic Health Coach

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Hey, I'm Sophie! I'm a Certified Holistic Health Coach, tarot reader, dream interpreter, and meal planner. When working with clients, we take a look at ALL the aspects of their lives. We take a (w)holistic approach to create goals and help them get themselves to where they want to be. My job is to be relatable,

non-judgemental, and to meet clients where they are, not where I or anyone else wants them to be.

can also be found behind the desk helping with the flow. When I'm not at the salon, you can find me by the river, cuddling with my cats, or being creative in the kitchen. 

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Elicia, Stylist

Elicia, Stylist

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Elicia is a "do what makes you happy" person with an avid love for helping others feel beautiful on the inside and out. She has been in the industry for a decade traveling from South Dakota to Okinawa, to NY with a few stops in between doing what she loves. Elicia strives to make clients feel comfortable and provide them with a look that will suit their specific needs. Everyone is different!

Ali, Stylist

Ali, Stylist

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Hi, I’m Ali! I am fresh in the field, having just graduated from cosmetology school in late November, 2021. 

Nothing brings me more joy than helping my clients become the version of themselves they’ve always wanted to be. 

When not assisting or styling behind the chair, I’m also a photographer and love thrifting, plants, and hiking.

Jennifer, Stylist

Jennifer, Stylist

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I believe that being a hairstylist is more than just hair. The fact that someone enjoys sitting in my chair, loves my work for as long as they have, and values me is one of the greatest feelings. Some of my clients have been with me for 10 years. I love growing with them and seeing their accomplishments. My clients become my family and the trust we have for eachother creates a beautiful relationship. 

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Ashlyn, Stylist

Ashlyn, Stylist

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Hello everyone! I’m Ashlyn. I’ve been doing hair for 6 years now. Growing up I always wanted to be a hairdresser, so it’s been amazing making this my career. I love connecting with my clients and providing them a comfortable space for them to feel their best. I want all my clients to be able to achieve their hair goals for them to feel the most confident. My passion is anything color and styling your hair.

When I’m not behind the chair I love spending time with my family, listening to music and being outside.

Erinn, Stylist

Erinn, Stylist

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Erinn is a go-getter with 25+ years of experience, including a self-owned salon in Vermont. She thrives on personally connecting with her clients while bringing their inner beauty to the surface. She specializes in all things color including color correction, balayage, and natural, lived-in looks. 

When she's not in the salon, you can find her at her bed and breakfast in New Hartford, or with her hands in the soil planting flowers for her business Wildroots Flower Farm.

Katie, Stylist

Katie, Stylist

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"Hey, girl, hey!  I’m Katie: just your basic coffee fueled, netflix binging, dog/tiny human mom, & hair stylist of a decade.  I take great pride in my work and always strive for honesty and transparency; I’ll only recommend what you need & tell you what you don’t need. I want you to feel comfortable and confident when you’re in my chair that you are safe and in good hands. I’m always down to get silly and love to laugh with my guests.  If you’re looking for a stylist that you can have fun with but also provide a luxury hair service and genuinely cares about your hair goals, look no further- I’m here for you, girl!!"

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Leslie, Esthetician

Leslie, Esthetician

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Hey there! My name is Leslie! I've been a licensed esthetician for 11 years. I love being an esthetician because empowering women through self care is so valuable to me. 

I specialize in luxury anti-aging facials, facial and body waxing, and makeup artistry.  Meeting the client where they are with their skin care goals, working together through verbal consultation and skin analysis, I am able to customize your facial based on your skin type and condition. Every treatment will allow you to decompress through massage that is incorporated into the service.

 

I am an Air Force Veteran.  I have four children who are my world!!  When I'm not at work I love being with my kids, and if I could be anywhere I'd be on a beach in Cape Cod relaxing with my kids!

Todd, Massage Therapist & Reiki Practitioner

Todd, Massage & Reiki

Pulling from experiences learned through yoga, Reiki, and finally massage school, Todd performs each massage with a unique approach that is customized to the client’s needs. Whether the issue is chronic tension, physical emotional buildup, or recovery from injury, Todd will work with you to best facilitate returning you to a place of comfort where your body can best heal itself.

Kendra, Massage Therapist and Reiki Master

Kendra, Massage & Reiki

Kendra joined the Rhenium team in November 2019. She is a licensed massage therapist and a trained reiki master. She is also certified in prenatal massage, as well as offers AromaTouch, guided meditation, and more!

Kendra uses an individualized and holistic approach to helping clients heal and Find Peace.

When she's not at the salon, she loves to spend time outside and with her family.

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Katie, Thai Yoga Bodywork Practitioner

Katie Deming, Thai Body Work 

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Hey! My name is Katie! I have been a certified yoga teacher since 2013 and practicing Thai Body Work since 2017. I trained at Triple Gem School and have been loving it ever since! 

Most of my time outside of TBW is spent teaching and taking yoga, surrounding myself in nature, or being a realtor extraordinaire with Berkshire Hathaway N.E. Properties!

Paige, Esthetician

Paige, Esthetician

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    Hi! I'm Paige! I've been a licensed esthetician since August 2023. As someone who's struggled with acne myself, I got into esthetics to empower people and help them feel amazing about their skin and themselves.

    When I'm not in the treatment room, I like to sit down with a book or take my dog on a hike.

    Ally, Lash Tech & MUA

    Ally, Eyelash Technician & Makeup Artist

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    Hi there! My name is Ally and I am a certified makeup artist and licensed eyelash technician. My love of makeup came to me in my 20s as a creative outlet that got me through some very tough times. I needed something that made me feel good and I watched one of my first ever makeup tutorials. As my passion grew, my aunt would buy me makeup and brushes every year for Christmas to support that creative spark! As I have gotten older, I decided that my 30s would be the time where I have a metamorphosis and pursue my passion professionally. What I love most about make up is that it truly is for everyone, and I love educating my clients on the best products and techniques so you can feel your best.

    In August of 2023, I became a licensed eyelash technician at the international institute of cosmetology. I studied under the guidance of Master Lash Trainer Jessica Alnaqeeb-Gonzalez, where I have forged amazing relationships and if I am seeking additional training or guidance that I always have somewhere to turn to.

    When I'm not here, you can find me running or playing princess/superheroes with my kids.

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    Jacquie, Stylist

    Jacquie, Stylist

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    Hi everyone! I'm taking the time to let you all know a little bit about me! I'm a Brooklyn born, Jersey girl who lived in South Florida for the past 11 years. I began my career back in Jersey where I learned from some of the best educators in the industry and about 5 years in, I relocated to Delray Beach, FL where I made a new home in a beautiful upscale salon in the heart of town. For almost 10 years I was one of their lead stylists specializing in color, cut, bridal, and extensions! I then took my talents to run my own business for a couple of years, and although it broke my heart to leave behind such a loyal and special clientele, it was important to me to raise my girls with my family in the northeast. So here I am in this wholesome New England town to give my 5 and 2 year old girls a better upbringing! Finding this salon came as organically as I could have ever imagined and has iced the cake for my transition into my dream come true! Looking forward to working with this welcoming staff, making new connections with you all, and bringing my artistry to Simsbury, CT! 

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