Owner & Stylist
5 words that describe you: Ambitious, generous, determined, creative, humble
What inspires you: I find my inspiration from other successful business owners and professionals. Since I started my career, I have always worked very hard to give 110% in my work and home life while finding the right balance between both. Watching others succeed in their careers push me to step outside of my comfort zone, and strive for happiness and success together as a whole!
What is your favorite part of your career: This is a tough one because there are so many amazing pieces of what I do on a day to day basis. I would have to say the two that come to mind first, are the relationships I’ve built with all of my clients and continue to build. They all hold a special place with me. Making them feel good about themselves is so important to me. Second, is guiding and teaching the members of my team here at Mia Bella Salon how to build an amazing career while having fun doing it! They are all extremely hard-working, talented professionals, and I am so lucky to have them working beside me!
The biggest moment in your career: This is another tough one, as I feel like I have had many along the way. But at this point in time, definitely, the biggest would have to be the purchase of our new salon home, at 99 Park Street in Rockland, and making that into my “dream” salon. I won’t say it’s all been easy or fun, but I can say, without a doubt, that each morning when I step foot into the salon, I feel a huge sense of overwhelming happiness and accomplishment, and am so thankful for where I am at today. Hard work and determination truly pays off!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time: Anything that involves spending time with my family and friends, traveling, watching my daughter Madison play softball, camping, working on our house, playing in my flower gardens, reading, making jewelry, working out, shopping, playing with my dog Dexter and cat Charlie.
5 words that describe you: Tenacious, compassionate, fun, open-minded, humble
What inspires you: I’m always inspired by fellow artists, local and famous. Strengthening my imagination and being pushed to try new things. I’m always inspired when I see an artist try something new and bold.
What is your favorite part of your career: It is such an amazing feeling to be able to help someone look at themselves in a different light. I am forever grateful that my job allows me to make a client’s internal beauty, shine through on the outside. To me, there is no better feeling in the world than having a client walk out the door with a smile on their face. Only then do I feel I have done my job properly and that I have made a positive difference in their day.
The biggest moment in your career: Discovering the talented educators at the TIGI New York academy. I absolutely love furthering my education. Expanding my talent and mind is something I can never get enough of. This academy continues to exceed my expectations and keeps me on my toes, constantly allowing me to better myself and my skills.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time: Spending time with family, hosting and cooking for my friends, celebrating holidays, and traveling.
5 words that describe you: Dedicated, tenacious, imaginative, encouraging, compassionate
The biggest moment in your career: Traveling to London to attend the Sassoon Academy, that was a huge moment, It was a dream of mine to attend a Sassoon Academy, But this is a hard one, as there have been so many amazing moments in my career. I’ve had a lot of life changes since I’ve started doing hair and I’m so grateful to have an amazing group of people that sit in my chair and have supported me over these years, Also to have an amazing work family, it really feels like a sisterhood. I feel so fortunate for that.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time: Chasing my young daughter and Australian Shepard around with my husband, Jon. Outside exploring all the wonderful trails, beaches, parks Midcoast has to offer. Spending time at my husband's restaurant, River House in Damariscotta. You’ll probably catch me at some farmers market anywhere between Belfast and Brunswick. I like to mix it up! Shopping in our amazing local small businesses!
5 words that describe you: Kind, compassionate, responsible, honest, funny
What inspires you: From a very young age, I was first inspired by my aunt. Watching her connect with people while enjoying a creative outlet. 15 years into my career I continue to be inspired most by watching other stylists and continued education.
What is your favorite part of your career: The people. There is no feeling like making someone’s day. Helping them feel their best and creating that trust and bond with them.
The biggest moment in your career: Being requested by a Broadway star was definitely a very big moment for me.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time: Playing with my two boys, spending time with family and friends, hiking with my dogs, shopping, and working out
Associate stylist, nail technician, esthetician
5 words that describe you: Compassionate, patient, fun, thoughtful, loving
What inspires you: To keep learning something new every day!
What is your favorite part of your career: To make my clients day!
The biggest moment in your career: Seeing my passion grow from just skincare to nails and hair. Realizing how much I enjoy making people feel good with all of these services.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time: Spend time with family, cook and bake, travel, shop, and watch movies
Massage Therapist & Nail Technician
5 words that describe you: Optimistic, reliable, adventurous, fun, hard-working
What inspires you: Teamwork, learning new things and, making someone’s day better
What is your favorite part of your career: I absolutely love my job. It allows people to take time for themselves, and by the end of the service their stress levels are down and they leave with a little more pep in their step and
What do you enjoy doing in your free time: Mom life, enjoy time with my daughter and family, hiking, photography, chasing sunsets and watching the sunrise
5 words that describe you: Motivated, creative, loyal, vibrant, passionate
What inspires you: I find inspiration in every single client I work with, as well as the team at Mia Bella. I find the number of different variations of techniques, cuts, and, colors all amazing. I’m always learning in this industry.
The biggest moment in your career: My biggest moment is being hired at Mia Bella Salon, formerly the Cutting Room, and being a part of this team. Working at Mia Bella has created so many opportunities for me, including discovering amazing education at the TIGI Academy in New York.
What is your favorite part of your career: My favorite thing is having the creative freedom to make my clients feel beautiful every day, and giving the most memorable, relaxing experience I possibly can. The relationships I have with my clients are irreplaceable.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time: I love being outdoors, hiking, fishing, trail riding, boating, walks on the beach, anything in nature. I also play tennis and teach ballet classes.
5 words that describe you: Caring, supportive, spontaneous, ambitious, generous
What inspires you? My daughter inspires me to better my life and career every single day.
What is your favorite part of your career? Being a shoulder to lean on for my clients and making them love the way they look.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Going on adventures, cooking, shopping, being outside, finding new places to site see