Sheri is a 3rd generation hairdresser. Her grandma owned a very successful salon called “The Powder Puff Beauty Shoppe” in Wayland Square. Sheri’s dad cofounded Christiaan’s in 1971. Sheri grew up in the beauty business. Her first memory of actually working was in the blizzard of ’78. We were snowed into the salon along with some stylists. Clients came in off the street and wanted a haircut. So Sheri was the receptionist for several days when she was ten.
Sheri started hairdressing school at 18 and immediately was working at Christiaan’s as an assistant. She was trained by one of our Israeli stylists and soon became a stylist/colorist. Sheri is a warm, caring person that wants everyone to be happy. Her clientele grew rapidly. She also attends every class on styling and color, becoming an expert.
Sheri’s main responsibility now is hiring/training all new staff, the continual education of all staff and the daily running of the salon/spa while still retaining a clientele; styling and coloring. Sheri is very happily married with three children. Her daughter Tasha is our esthetician and helps run the salon. Sheri loves being busy between her home, family and her salon.
Sacha started her career at Christiaan Salon in 2004. She was trained at Paul Mitchell School in Cranston Rhode Island. She has continued to educate herself through out the years including becoming certified in Hot Heads hair extensions and Keratin Complex. She is constantly re-inventing her image giving her clients inspiration to also change their looks. Sacha has a passion for her job and it when clients leave, it shows. Sacha loves to read and cook in her time off.
As owner, Sacha helps stylists grow their clientele, contributes to the newsletters, researches new products and techniques, and assists in the day to day tasks in the salon.
Hello, my name is Carol! I am a proud, single mother of two wonderful daughters. I enjoy gardening, the outdoors, sewing, and cannot resist a good book! Becoming a hairstylist was something I began experimenting with as a teenager, getting my hands on any friends or family willing to subject themselves to to my growing passion. In my twenties, I backpacked all over Europe, Asia and North Africa; hungry to experience other cultures and ways of living.
I am a senior stylist with more than 40 years working experience in this profession (16 years abroad– in Amsterdam). My journey through cosmetology began in the 1970’s here in Providence, with Christiaan’s Salon. The majority of my education /training is with Toni & Guy and Goldwell. I specialize in haircuts (ranging anywhere from a classic style to cutting edge trends), and the application of balayage highlights. What makes me unique is not only my many years of experience, but also the work I’ve done internationally (ie. fashion shows in Paris, photo shoots in Bali). My goal is not only to provide you with a low maintenance look –that you are able to maintain yourself, but something you can fall in love with!
Carla graduated Empire Beauty School in 2011, and then began training under prestigious master stylists at two upscale salons. Her natural talent and hunger for the industry landed her continuing education opportunities at Orlando's Bumble and Bumble academy for extensive styling techniques. Having curly hair herself, Carla has a niche for conquering unruly textures; dry cutting and short styles are her favorite!
Carla is a Goldwell Master Colorist, and regularly attends classes at the California and New York City locations. She specializes in dimensional color such as balayage, ombre, and intensive color corrections. Carla is also certified in hair extensions, Keritan complex and Keritan smoothing treatments.
"To create a subtle change or completely transform a client's look is a rewarding and humbling experience." Carla loves doing fashion forward hair/makeup for photoshoots, weddings, and any opportunity that feeds her passion!
In High school I always knew I was meant to do something artistic and creative, so I gravitated towards doing hair. I graduated Aveda School of Cosmetology about two years ago. This school really focuses on the client having a calming/relaxing experience at the salon. I enjoy doing color, updos and anything that might be a challenge. I also dabble in painting and photography.
My passion for hair design is something I can’t ever remember being without. Any time I got my hands on the scissors or permanent markers my mom hid, my cousins, barbies, and myself would have fresh cut bobs and colourful highlights. Attending and graduating from Toni&Guy in 2010 was just the beginning. Certified in Keratin Complex as well as HotHeads and DonnaBella hair extensions, I strive to be a sponge and educate myself on everything this industry has to offer. Continuously learning, evolving, and expanding the services I provide for my clients. From bridal and special event hair and makeup, vivid colours, or ‘was she born with it’ blonde. I believe everyone deserves to look in the mirror and feel their absolute best, being able to give that feeling to my clients is the greatest thing I can offer this world.
Mallory graduated Paul Mitchell School in 2018 and began her career working in Newport. Her passion for hair has driven her to learn and grow as a stylist in a short time. Now on the east side, Mallory is continuing her education in creative color and cuts to give her clients the best possible style and experience. Balayage, blondes, and bridal beauty are just a few of her favorite things to do behind the chair. From soft and organic to high contrast impactful color, Mallory loves creating them all. She is always eager to learn new techniques to set her apart. Along with cut, color, and bridal she is also certified in Hot Heads Hair Extensions. Whether it’s a subtle change or a big transformation, Mallory is always up for the task!
Justina, Nail Technician
With over 10 years of experience, Justina Doak is a professional nail technician with the skill and understanding to provide manicure and pedicure services for any occasion. After graduating from the California Nail Academy in 2003, she went on to open her own salon in the historic East Side neighborhood of Providence, to service a portfolio of high-end clientele. Her salon was acknowledged as “Best Nail Salon” by Best of Rhode Island in 2014 and she was also featured in East Sider Magazine for her entrepreneurial prowess and success as a first generation immigrant. She was able to successfully sell her business in early 2018 and has joined the Christiaan Salon and Day Spa to continue offering her style of luxe nail services. Justina now lives in North Providence and enjoys cooking, pilates, and spending time with her family.
Experienced in both hairstyling and esthetics, Ashley has worked in the beauty industry for the past eight years. Starting her career in a salon, she fell in love with cutting and brow waxing. Eager to expand her skill set, she completed an esthetic program at Von Lee School of Esthetics where she graduated Valedictorian. Ashley has since become an expert in facials, peels, body waxing, lash lifts and tinting, and makeup. She stays up to date on the latest skin health and lash trends to help anticipate your needs. She specializes in brow services and will teach you how to make your home skincare routine effective, fun, and easy.
Beth, Salon Coordinator