When you're surrounded by incredible people and do a job you're passionate about, work doesn't even feel like work. At Firefly, we've created a fun, high-energy environment to perform our services and get to know our clients.
We use a tier-level system that recognizes the stylist's level of experience and investment in education. Please note that service prices can vary depending on your stylist's position.
Christina began her beauty career in 1991 where she worked under industry great Michael O’Rooke in his Carlton Hair International salons in California. During this time, she studied the Sassoon system of cutting and built a foundation of superior precision-cutting techniques. Through the years, Christina continued her education and trained with some of the most talented and creative hairdressers in the industry, including Vivienne MacKinder, Tim Hartley, Nick Arojo, Sassoon Academy’s Tracey Sakosits, and Soujourn’s Melissa Stone.
Through continued education and training, Christina is able to keep up with the latest trends and keep her skills at their peak. She is certified in Goldwell, Affinage, and Kemon color systems, as well as Hair Botox and SoCap extensions. In preparation of fulfilling her dream of competitive hairdressing, Christina spent time learning from NAHA winners John C. Simpson and Dimitrios Tsioumas. Not only does Christina work on her own skills, but she also trains and mentors the Firefly team and works as Technical Artist for companies like Profound Beauty and Affinage Hair Colour.
Passion in the Beauty World
Christina takes great pride in the level of artistry and technical skill she offers her guests. Her true passion is cutting, whether classic or avant-garde. She strives to provide her guests with an outstanding salon experience and says, "I want my guests to feel totally relaxed while sitting in my chair knowing that we have communicated their needs and desires thoroughly." Besides precision and artistic design cutting, Christina specializes in corrective colouring, Brazilian keratin smoothing, and special occasion hairstyling.
Straight From Christina
"I absolutely love to share knowledge and empower other hairdressers, especially other women. As one of my mentors, Vivienne MacKinder, pointed out, in an industry dominated by women and for women, there are very few women in a position to lead and empower other women. So I have made it my job to help other female hairdressers excel in such a wonderful industry."
Joining the Beauty Industry
In 2005, Kristie enrolled in the cosmetology program at the Continental Academy in Manchester, NH and began her career in the beauty industry. Upon graduating, she was recruited by Firefly and joined our team. She continued her training and excelled through the program at Firefly, moving up the ranks from Protégé to Master Stylist.
Acquiring Special Skills
Being the best at her trade means a great deal to Kristie and drives her to constantly educate and train herself. She has taken classes and trained with some of the industry's most progressive artists, including Goldwell USA, KMS women's foundations cutting, Affinage colour training with national colorist Michael Elving. flash waves, razor cutting, and NAHA winner and international platform artist John C. Simpson. Kristie has also attended classes through L'Oreal Professional and Kevin Murphy, along with a men's cutting class with one of the industry's best barbers, Jay Fada. She now has her heart set on Vidal Sassoon Creative Cutting out of California and is planning to make it to their three-day hands-on training by the end of 2014.
A Love for Color
Kristie enjoys doing different cutting and styling techniques, eyebrow shaping, and makeup application. But her biggest passion is for color. She loves taking brassy blondes to pure shiny blondes, creating wonderful brunettes or radiant reds, using highlights or lowlights, providing great grey coverage, and utilizing her artistic freedom with Elumen and its pure tones. When it comes to color, Kristie loves it all, including corrective color. She cannot wait to make new guests feel truly beautiful.
Joining the Beauty World
Megan began making her mark in the beauty industry in 2000 and joined us at Firefly in 2008. She started her career in Fall River and now resides in New Hampshire as high-energy hairdresser who strives to accommodate her guests with flexibility and creativity. Megan prides herself in being able to truly connect with her guests and deliver exactly what they want. "I really listen to my guests' desires and try to exceed their expectations."
A Strong Set of Skills
Certifications in Goldwell Foundations 1 & 2 and high-lift blonding complement Megan's love for adding a splash of the extreme with avant-garde color techniques. She has participated in the Eufora You Belong hands-on seminar, allowing her to expand her skills in cutting, formal up-styling, men's grooming and business. Megan is also certified to do extensions, keratin smoothing treatments, and ethnic hair.
Where It All Started
Since 2003, Heidi has been involved in the beauty industry. It began with her enrollment in the cosmetology program at the Manchester School of Technology. After graduation from MST and Manchester West High School, she continued her education at the Continental Academie of Hair Design in Manchester. Shortly after finishing her schooling, Heidi was recruited by Firefly and excelled in our extensive advanced-training program. She quickly worked her way up from Protégé to Design Stylist.
Continued education and training is important to Heidi. She has worked with some of the most elite names in the beauty industry, including Vivienne MacKinder, Goldwell USA, the KMS Women's Foundation Cutting System, and Infiniti National Color artist, Michael Elving. Participation in Eufora's training programs and Blow Pro Styling also helped to increase her skillset. Heidi is proud to be certified in Keratin Smoothing and SoCap Extensions. Because she can never stop learning, she took place in other continued-education programs, such as Ouidad's Curly Cutting Seminar, flashwave perming, razor cutting, and various product-knowledge classes.
Superior Guest Experiences
Heidi is a well-rounded hairdresser who enjoys doing various color, cutting and styling techniques. The importance she puts on education helps her deliver her guest with up-to-date knowledge about the newest products and techniques. Heidi has an extensive understanding of curly hair and knows how difficult it is for curly-haired clients to walk into a salon and feel comfortable. She loves working with curly hair and is working on taking additional education courses to better service those with natural curls. A nurturing personality makes Heidi well-liked by all who meet her. Since 2006, she has been providing guests with a truly unique experience and helping them achieve their beauty goals.
Jessica entered the beauty industry in 2002 and joined us at Firefly in 2012. Over the years, she refined her skills through premier education like Aquage Master Academy on two occasions and Eufora cutting classes. Jessica is also certified in Blow Pro styling, Goldwell Foundations to Coloring 1 and 2, and Affinage seasonal techniques and Italian coloring with Kemon.
Guests Come First
Jessica loves color, cuts, waxing, and updos. She does whatever she can to make her guests look gorgeous and feel incredible. If you're looking to change up your style or you just want something a little different, Jessica will take great care of you.
Fulfilling a Dream
From her early teen years, Ruby knew she wanted to become a hairstylist. She took two years of cosmetology classes at the Manchester School of Technology during high school and, after graduating, enrolled at the Empire Beauty School. While attending the Pivot Point-focused school, Ruby was honored as Student of the Month and competed in several fashion shows where she was required to design a total concept - from hair to wardrobe. Upon joining us at Firefly in 2009, Ruby began her training as an assistant and 8 months later completed the advanced program under the supervision of our Artistic Director.
Ruby loves to get inspiration by going to hair shows and attending classes. During her time with us, she won an in-salon competition and was awarded a paid tuition to a Sojourn advanced-cutting class where she trained with Melissa Stone, previously of Sassoon and now Sojourn's Director of Education. In addition, Ruby has been certified and grown her skills in Brazilian keratin smoothing, relaxers, thermal styling, and colour trends. She also completed Eufora's Foundations 1 cutting seminar and attended cuttings classes with Nick Arrojo.
An Original Fireflyer
Kellie is rejoining the Firefly team at the Senior Stylist level for an introductory period. She was part of the original Firefly team in 2005 before moving to other parts of the country and we are very excited to have her back! Over 20 years ago Kellie began her beauty career at the Michael’s School of Hair Design. Since then she worked 10 years in Southern NH, was a creative designer and color artist in Ohio for 5.5 years, and built a large clientele in the Santa Monica and Inland Empire areas of California.
Learn, Practice, Repeat
Kellie has always continued to pursue education in order to hone her skills to as near perfection as possible. She says, “We as hairdressers should NEVER stop getting educated, as I believe we are dead in this industry without it.” Throughout her career, Kellie attended hundreds of classes for color, cutting, hair extensions, up-styling, and texture services. She has trained and been certified with a variety of the industry’s top brands, including Goldwell Color, TiGi, Arrojo, Vidal Sassoon, Sebastian, Joico, Paul Mitchell, and Alteri Brothers. Just learning and training isn’t enough for Kellie, as she has put her skills to the ultimate test in numerous hair competitions and finished first or second in a fair few.
Creating a Colorful World
Best known for being extremely passionate about hair color, Kellie works diligently to keep her color techniques and skills at their peak. She often finds inspiration in the things around her to create new color combinations and artistic placements. From edgy and wild to subtle and sophisticated, she absolutely loves working with clients to achieve gorgeous results that both she and the client are proud of. See pure excitement and happiness on a guest’s face as they admire their new look in the mirror brings Kellie tremendous joy and satisfaction. She constantly pushes herself to get to the next level of hair design so she can deliver 100% guest satisfaction.
Growing Her Talent
After completing her cosmetology degree at the Michaels School of Hair Design, a Paul Mitchell partner school, Taylor joined us at Firefly in 2008. She completed an intense year of training under Artistic Director Christina McRitchie and progressed to our Protégé Stylist tier. Since then, Taylor trained in KMS Foundations and Eufora Foundation Advanced Haircutting. She is certified in SoCap Hair Extensions and multiple keratin smoothing treatments, including Hair Botox.
Taylor's favorite beauty services include eyebrow shaping, voluptuous blowouts at our blow-dry bar, and hair color transformation – especially blondes. Whether you're after a sun-kissed natural blonde or an icy blonde, she is willing to take you there without compromising your strands. Taylor's draws inspiration from a range of styles, including anything from the mohawks and shag cuts of the punk and rock-and-roll scene to the slick pompadour styles of the 40's and 50's. She enjoys creating iconic hair with a modern twist and working with guests who want to always keep things fresh.
Jaycee Lynne Kunitake
Jaycee first began her education at the Manchester School of Technology's cosmetology department. Upon graduating high school, she enrolled at the Michaels School of Hair Design, a Paul Mitchell partner school. After going through her initial education, she found her salon home at Firefly.
A Variety of Training
Since joining the Firefly team, Jaycee has continued her education and training in advanced color techniques, Eufora's Foundations 1 cutting, Eufora's men's grooming class, Goldwell's foundations of color, high-lift blonding application, and Goldwell's trendy color line, Elumen. In 2011, Jaycee won a trip to Las Vegas to participate in Paul Mitchell's annual caper event which included advanced color training and cutting techniques. She is always keeping up on the newest hair trends, practicing color correction, expanding her product knowledge, and is pursuing her barbering license this year. While Jaycee has a wide-range of experience and training, her true passion is with blondes and redheads, as well as layered haircuts and artistic short styles.
Amber is currently a Protégé Stylist at Firefly and is building her talent and skill every day. Since completing the cosmetology course at the Continental Academie of Hair Design in 2011, she joined the Firefly team and has continued to grow and succeed. In her first few months, Amber trained under Artistic Director Christina McRitchie doing hands-on cutting and becoming certified in Blow Pro Foundation 1 blow-drying techniques.
Opportunities to Grow
In 2013, Amber took advantage of multiple opportunities to grow and advance towards becoming the prestigious stylist we know she'll be one day. She visited Chicago for America's Beauty Show, one of the largest three-day beauty shows in the country, where she was extremely inspired by all of the amazing talent. Later in the year, she traveled to California for Color Zoom where hairdressers from around the world get together and compete in hair color competitions. Amber saw and learned many things she had never seen before with our very own Goldwell color line. By participating in hands-on classes with educators from KMS, Kevin.Murphy, and Goldwell, Amber was also able to learn specialized styling techniques, IQ cutting, and advanced formulation and blonding.
Inspired by Hair Design
Hair has always been a huge inspiration in Amber's life – "Ever since my first experience of visiting a salon to get my hair done, I felt inspired to make others feel fantastic simply by giving them beautiful hair. I was only in middle school, but I knew that my career path would lead me to the professional world of hairdressing."
Building a Foundation
Karyssa began her career in the beauty industry in 2006 at the Manchester School of Technology's cosmetology program. After graduating from Manchester Central High School and the MST program, she continued her education at Michael's School of Hair Design where she was part of a design team that traveled to support the school by styling hair creatively and giving informational presentations.
Advancing Her Skills
In 2012, Karyssa joined Firefly Salon as an assistant and worked her way up to Protégé Stylist by completing the salon's advanced-training program. Her education continued with in-salon training and advanced classes like Goldwell's Foundations Coloring 1 and 2, Blonding Techniques, and Elumen Avant-Garde Color. In addition to her hair design training, Karyssa was officially certified in makeup application and facial waxing.
Karyssa enjoys creating new looks for men and women by using her strong cutting skills and color creativity. Hair and makeup have always been her passion. She strives to make people feel and look their best by listening well to their desires and delivering exceptional results.
Just the Beginning
Tia is currently a part-time assistant to our artistic director, Christina McRitchie. Her personality is fun-loving and colorful, yet she carries a determination that constantly drives her forward. She spends as much time as possible learning hands-on in the salon and observing other stylists so she can continue to expand her skillset.
Not only is Tia gaining experience inside the salon, she is also a full-time student at the Empire Beauty School. Aspirations of being the best student in her class motivate her to maintain well-above-average grades. She does anything she can to learn extra skills from her teachers on the side.
The Allure of Hair Design
Tia grew up always being fascinated by hair design and everything that encompasses it. Having two sisters in the industry helped to confirm her passion for beauty and being able to learn from them gave her an early advantage. Tia's motivation comes from a desire to make other people feel great. Tia says, "You look beautiful, you feel beautiful."
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