THE FOUNDER & OWNER OF WATER STONE:

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Jessica Ahlquist, Owner & Stylist • Jessica extends not only her talent, but her boundless passion, creativity and care to each and every one of her clients.  A  1997 graduate of Empire Beauty School in Laconia, NH, Jessica continued her education by studying hair, skin and nails with industry brand leaders such as Redken, Aveda, Farouk, L’Oréal, Eufora and more. Jessica’s firm belief that continuing education is the oxygen which fuels the ever-changing beauty industry has helped keep her knowledge fresh and perspective new.   Studying in Boston, NY and California has allowed Jessica to not only develop her individual skills, but also grow Water Stone’s talented team as well. Opening Water Stone Hair Studio & Spa ten years ago has enabled Jessica to live her dream and fuel her passion.


Our Talented Stylists:


Craig Dubay, Stylist • Years of experience:  30+, Independent contractor for 20+. Favorite product:  Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity Lotion.Why did you become a stylist?  Being a hairstylist is the only career I saw himself doing.Favorite service:  Variety, being well rounded.Why do you love Water Stone?  My Tuesday morning coffee club, the best group of stylists in 30 years, the people are phenomenal & it's a joy to walk through the doors. 


Robyn Dubois, Hair Designer • Years of experience:  8+ years. Favorite product:  Bedroom Hair by Kevin MurphyWhy did you become a stylist?  My sister colored my hair blue at 13 and I haven’t been my natural color since. My goal is helping people step out of their comfort zone and embrace their spunky side.  Favorite service:  Multi Tonal Vivid Hair, Up Dos & Undercut DesignWhy do you love Water Stone?  Our hilarious conversations, sitcom-like environment & unconditional support.


Amy Greenier, Stylist  •  Years of experience:  20+, Independent contractor for 9 years.  •  Favorite product:  Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity Spray, Eufora Formation Mousse • Why did you become a stylist?  In college, I found my natural ability by doing my friends' hair. I started my college career in fashion and ended in business. Hair is my creative outlet. • Favorite service:  Dry Cutting and Dimensional Color  • Why do you love Water Stone?  The family-like environment, my co-workers and clients, and because we have alot of fun!


Susan Hanson, Hair Designer • Years of experience:  2 years • Favorite product: Kevin Murphy Body Builder • Why did you become a stylist? I was always told I would be in the field and after a career change I wanted to show my kids no matter what age you are you can achieve anything. • Favorite service:  Dimensional Color and Blowouts • Why do you love Water Stone?  Our big family, collaboration, and work life balance.


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Caity Marino, Stylist  •  Years of experience:  9+ years • Favorite product:  Body Mass by Kevin Murphy • Why did you become a stylist?  I love fashion, hair and makeup. • Favorite service:  Color and Cuts • Why do you love Water Stone?  The atmosphere and people.


Laurentine Newton Cote, Barber/Stylist  •  Years of experience:  30+, Owned a salon for 5 years. • Favorite product:  Eufora Smooth'n  • Why did you become a stylist? My mom always said I was going to be a hairdresser and sure enough I love it! Attending an exclusive school in Auburn, Maine, I got lots of one-on-one coaching including barbering. • Favorite service: Cutting and Undercuts. Why do you love Water Stone?  Our unique staff. 


Sheila Philp, Master Stylist • Years of experience:  20+, Master Stylist, Master Colorist • Favorite product:  Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity, REPAIR.ME Wash and Rinse • Why did you become a stylist?  I was doing my friends' hair is high school, giving them Gloria Steinbeck streaks. I brought that passion from high school, to beauty school, then Florida, before finding my home at Water Stone. • Favorite service:  Color Foils • Why do you love Water Stone?  The collaborative atmosphere, incredible staff, and marvelous products.


Tanya Pinard, Master Stylist  •  Years of experience:  Independent contractor 20+ years, owned salon for 4 years • Favorite product:  Eufora Fixation, Kevin Murphy Restore • Why did you become a stylist?  I always looked up to my hairdresser, Sherry, who once told me in 20 years I would be blonde and have bangs. Sherry was right! I would cut my friends' hair in the art room. • Favorite service:  Giving the illusion of never having grey. "No grey left behind!" • Why do you love Water Stone?  The people I work with, being in Portsmouth, working at Water Stone feels like coming home.


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Lisa Richards, Hair Stylist  •  Years of experience:  25+, Salon manager for 5 years • Favorite product:  Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity Lotion • Why did you become a stylist? I knew I wanted to be a stylist while growing up in my father's salon, I loved it! I was always cutting my friends’ hair. • Favorite service:  Grey Coverage • Why do you love Water Stone?  The owner and our team!

    


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Lee Staples, Hair Stylist  • Years of experience:  20+ independent contractor, owned a salon for 6 years • Favorite product:  Behave by Eufora and Kevin Murphy Full Again • Why did you become a stylist?  I went to beauty school early on in Europe and never wanted to work for anyone else. I love fashion.Favorite service:  Cuts and ColorsWhy do you love Water Stone?  My co-workers and the flexibility.


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Douglas Werts, Stylist   •  Years of experience:  30+ years experience, Independent contractor for 6 years. • Favorite product:  Kevin Murphy Session Spray • Why did you become a stylist?  I wanted to be a barber but there were no barbering schools in the area, so I took cosmetology and fell in love with all aspects of hair. • Favorite service:  Precision Cutting • Why do you love Water Stone?  The energy of his co-workers.


Linda Labrecque  •  Years of experience:  25+ years • Favorite product:  Formation by Eufora • Why did you become a receptionist?  I love making people feel comfortable and welcome. • Favorite service:  Creating relationships with clients. • Why do you love Water Stone?  I love my co-workers.

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