Since opening in 2005, Studio 466 Salon & Spa has accumulated various awards—including Plainville Citizen's Best Health & Beauty and Best Hair Salon three years in a row. So, what's the key to its success? "We’re constantly keeping up with education,” Studio 466's owner Donna Theriault told The Southington Observer. “Everyone has something different that they specialize in, so we have a really good blend to accommodate our clients.”
The salon proves that statement every day. For one, Donna specializes in working with curly hair and trendy cuts, and another staff member is a Goldwell color specialist. Another stylist smoothes curls with keratin treatments, and yet another focuses on trendy ombre hues. In addition to haircare offerings, Studio 466's spa services include Dermalogica facials along with classic and Shellac mani-pedis for natural and artificial nails.
The Beauty Bar’s continuously educated aesthetic duo of Adriana and Sierra, a makeup artist and stylist, tag teams unwieldy tresses and leaves skin looking sun-smooched with a roster of salon services. Specializing in readying faces for weddings, Sweet 16 parties, and other celebrations, Adriana harnesses the light feel and even finish of airbrushed makeup, imbuing cheeks with a hue as rosy as an embarrassed baby. Alternatively, Sierra styles and colors hair to highlight each client's features and adds length to locks with Fusion hair extensions. Portraits of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe preside over the chandelier-lit styling space, or staff members go mobile, toting their own kits, chair, and lighting to primp at a client's home or in their neighbor's tornado shelter.
The little things are what make trips to Lavender Fields Day Spa feel extra special. Complimentary refreshments greet clients as they walk through the door: fruit spritzers, aromatic cups of herbal tea, and ionized water that wouldn't even melt the wickedest of witches. And the surroundings promise luxurious relaxation, too, as guests enjoy access to a spa lounge, sauna, and steam shower with their treatments.
It's no wonder, then, that Lavender Fields Day Spa is regularly named one of the best day spas in Connecticut by outlets such as Made Man and CBS. But of course, all of those extras are only icing on a non-edible cake filled with face and body treatments and spa packages for men, women, and couples.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
You come for the quality, but you will stay for the price at our family owned salon.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Each and every one of our stylists has a passion for hair and making you, our customer, feel amazing.
What do you love most about your job?
We live to serve the customer. If you aren't happy, then we aren't happy. We want you to leave feeling and looking like a million bucks. That is what keeps us going, knowing we can do that.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
That we are convenient, quick, and affordable.
International Institute of Cosmetology founder Carmelo Gugliotti began his career as a professional hairdresser when he was 16. He gradually built his passion into a successful business, entering international competitions and earning leadership positions within multiple cosmetology groups. Now supported by his beauty-minded family—including his wife and three sons—Gugliotti trains stylists and aestheticians in rigorous, accredited courses.
As part of their training, students offer a full menu of hair, nail, and spa services that incorporates Wella coloring and Dermalogica skincare products. Instructors supervise each treatment to ensure pupils don’t disregard protocol or use their untutored genius to make clients too beautiful for this world.
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