Amy Martinese

Amy Martinese

Owner/Master Stylist

Amy started her career at a salon & spa in Newburyport, MA. She was trained in advanced color and haircutting techniques from the salon owner who was a master colorist and Matix platform artist. Amy also became a Matrix color educator and had the opportunity to work with some of the top stylists in the industry at trade shows. She moved to Portsmouth opening her first salon in 2002 and recently opened Redhead Studio (formerly Samba Salon) in March 2016. As a salon owner she strives to create a team environment with highly trained and creative stylists while providing the best atmosphere possible for the clients. As a stylist she continues her advanced education with the latest techniques in color and hair design. She is expertly trained in the fine art of color and color correction. Skills that she has mastered with her many years of training and experience.

Angie Merry Hession

Angie Merry Hession

Master Stylist

Angie started her career in Boston where she first attended cosmetology school and then became a stylist at a European salon on the prestigious Newbury Street. Angie is highly trained from some of the best stylists in Boston and also became a trainer for junior stylists in the salon. She relocated to the Seacoast in 2007 and has been a stylist in the Portsmouth area ever since. Angie is highly educated in all aspects of hair design but her true passion is in color. She has incredible design skills as well and creates masterful formal up-dos and blowouts. Through her continued advanced education she stays current with all the latest styles and trends designing a look for each client that is unique, beautiful and modern.

Nancy Neubauer

Nancy Neubauer

Master Stylist

Nancy has been a stylist in downtown Portsmouth for 15 years and was also a salon owner for four years. She is consistently educating and updating her creative and professional skills. She works with each clients individual needs and makes their happiness her top priority! Nancy is a certified L'Oreal hair color specialist and expertly trained educator in all L'Oreal color systems. She has been trained in classes at the prestigious Soho Academy in NYC from some of the industries top educators. Nancy has a strong passion for making her clients feel beautiful and confident and nothing represents that more than through her hair extensions and her exceptional detailed work in hair replacement. Her extensions provide luxurious length and thickness while her hair replacement systems help with severe fine and thinning hair. "When you look good, you feel good—it’s a harmonious circle" ..is her thriving motto!

Sylvie Arseneault

Sylvie Arseneault

Master Stylist

Sylvie began her career in Denver, Colorado where she started as a salon and spa retail management consultant. She developed a passion for the industry and decided to become a stylist attending the Aveda Institute of Hair Design. Sylvie has extensive training in color, haircutting and design, re-texturizing services, special occasion upstyles and make-up application. She also has advanced techniques for men’s haircutting. After receiving her education Sylvie relocated to Maine and opened her own day-spa which she successfully owned and operated for 8 years. She has a unique combination of work experience and training in all aspects of hair design which make her a true professional in the industry. She provides superb personal attention to detail with each client and is committed to continuing education to keep up with the ever changing trends of the industry.

Erin Rodriguez

Erin Rodriguez

Master Stylist

Erin has always been interested in becoming a stylist and working in this profession is exactly what she was meant to do. She is passionate about the industry and consistently attends advanced educational classes to help refine her skills. She is licensed in three different states including New Hampshire, Maine and Florida where she lived briefly. While in Florida, Erin also had the opportunity to work behind the scenes in various fashion shows, bridal shows and V.I.P events. That opportunity also allowed her to work alongside many talented artists in the hair industry. Although she learned a great deal from her experiences in Florida she moved back to New England to continue her career. Erin truly loves being a stylist and all that entails but her specialties include: Formal event Hair, Haircuts with texture and movement especially short styles or curly hair, and coloring techniques including Ombre and Balayage hair painting.

Cat Carr

Cat Carr

Master Stylist

Cat started her career 15 years ago at a salon in Manchester, New Hampshire apprenticing under Christos Tsiaras, a former Platform Artist and Color Educator for Matrix. With the elite training program and her strong attention to detail she quickly became one of the salon’s busiest stylists. During that time, she pursued advanced technical training in color with balayage and fashion tones being some of her standouts and attended various haircutting classes to master her craft in design. Cat is highly skilled with Hair Extensions and is trained in two different techniques of application. Weddings are also one of her specialties from updos and formal occasion hair styles to her traditional and airbrush makeup application. Cat and her family have recently relocated to the Seacoast area and we are excited to have her join the Redhead team.

Sara Ronaldson

Sara Ronaldson

Stylist

After graduating cosmetology school, Sara got a position as an assistant at a Newbury Street salon in Boston. She assisted the owner with clients and attended classes to further her education in the industry. Being a Portsmouth native, Sara chose to work in a salon closer to home and began working at Redhead Studio in December 2016.
Sara was mentored in advanced color and haircutting from owner Amy Martinese and with her training complete, she is officially taking on new clients. Sara's pricing structure is currently lower than the senior stylist's so get in now while you can!