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Our People

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Sophie, 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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Katelyn, Stylist

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Katelyn is easy going and likes to always start her day with a caramel coffee. She has been in the hair industry for 4 years and is originally from New Hartford, CT. She is passionate about connecting with guests about their hair goals and achieving them in a relaxing salon experience.

When she’s not behind the chair, Katelyn loves live music, spending time with her big family, and listening to Taylor Swift.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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Ali, Hair Apprentice

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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.

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Kendra, Massage & Reiki