Owner & Stylist
Andrea Turner purchased Sassafrass Hair Salon in February 2006. Within the last six years Turner has expanded the business to a full service luxury salon. Sassafrass offers the highest quality services and products on the market.
Turner is passionate about sharing her knowledge, educating her team, and her clients. “I encourage myself and my team to look over the horizon and anticipate what’s next.” says Turner. She loves the dynamic effect of an educated consumer. Confidence and knowledge in a service or product is the key to a successful client stylist relationship.
Turner continually travel the east coast, to train with top educators. Turner has worked side by side with accredited educators such as Élan McDowell, Sam Villa, Michael Crispel, and Oribe.
Turner says, “I have no interest in building the biggest, or most profitable salon, I just inspire the salon, to produce the best and be a welcoming environment.”
Simply put, Turners success is not easy, her contagious smile and charm delivers an atmosphere few can replicate but hard work and education puts the Sassafrass team in a luxury class of its own.
After achieving her Bachelors in Business Administration from Stonehill College, Aly pursued her dream of become a Hairstylist and joining the Sassafrass team in 2009. She has received extensive training in Goldwell color formulations as well as Pureology cutting techniques from the Redken Exchange in NYC. Aly is also certified in Coppolas’ Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment as well as Keratin Complex Express Blowout. One of her biggest passions is helping her clients achieve longer, thicker, fuller hair through the art of Hairdreams hair extensions. Aly has been certified in Hairdreams for the past 3 years, and truly believes “when it comes to hair, the sky is the limit!”
Kimberly has been a hair stylist for four years. She attended one of the most reputable cosmetology Academy's in the region, Toni & Guy. Her excitement and artistic passion for her craft is seen through her work. Kimberly has received advanced training in Goldwell, Redken, Pureology and Oribe. She is also certified in Keratin Complex smoothing therapy as well as Keratin Complex Express Blow out. Kimberly has recently added Hairdreams hair extentions to her certifications. She continues to improve her skills through extensive training with elite educators throughout the country. Whether it's a gorgeous dimensional color or an amazing cut and style she believes that making her clients leave with a smile and more confident is most rewarding.
Spelko has over a decade of experience in hairstyling, "I have always been fascinated by the beauty industry".
At the start of her career she focused training in the foundations of hairstyling, cutting and coloring. Expanding those certifications in Keratin and Hair extension services, then advanced hair-color and balayage hair painting. "I believe that hair color can be bold and dramatic while still looking natural, Goldwell hair color is my tool of choice."
A recent opportunity to work as a product specialist for Luxury Brand Partners, teaching classes on product lines Oribe and R&Co, has expanded her passion for education.
The ability to listen and re-create one's vision through years of experience has been the key to her sucess.
Ashley has been passionately doing hair since 2005. After graduating from Paul MitchelI RI, she started her career at Sassafrass and has remained there since. She constantly keeps up with the latest styles and trends all while maintaining a classic foundation. She also attends as many advanced education classes as she can to stay inspired.
Ashley loves working with color lines such as Goldwell and Redken. Some of her favorites product lines are Oribe and Pureology. Certified in HairDreams hair extensions as well as Keratin Complex Smoothing System, she will consult with you to achieve a unique and glamorous style that will surely get you complements.
"Passion changes everything." After achieving a bachelors degree in English from Rhode Island college, Daria pursued her real dream in the beauty industry. Things fell into place for her when she found Sassafrass. Daria had the privilege of starting as a receptionist and make up artist while attending Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences. She has extensive make up application training and experience from her previous employer, Clinique. She also had the opportunity to assist on the floor for the rest of her time in school, and then became a stylist behind the chair. Daria specializes in hair cutting, color, balayage hair painting, styling, and keratin treatments. She has also had advanced training in Goldwell hair color. She continues to improve her skills by frequently attending cutting, styling, and color classes. "I love my job, because it never feels like work," she says.
Anti-Aging & Acne Expert
After graduating from Bryant University and working in the corporate world for many years, Liz realized her true passion was skin care. For the past 15 years, she has been a clinical esthetician and studied with leading dermatologists, celebrity estheticians and eyebrow experts. Liz uses the latest technology, such as, DermaSound Elite which is a state-of-the-art ultrasound skin treatment system which incorporates environmentally safe water with low frequency sound waves for superior results. Liz also performs SkinCeutical Peels for see-to-believe skin. She works to improve all of her clients skin concerns, such as, hyper-pigmentation, anti-aging (wrinkles, lines, etc,) acne and rosacea, acheiving supurb skin improvement. Liz's education, passion and knowledge for skin has led her to become one of New Englands leading estheticians.
Meet Sengdara Morakoth, born and raised in Rhode Island. She has been working as a freelance Makeup Artist for the last four years. Sengdara has a passion for makeup and loves making her clients feel and look beautiful, she has a true talent for bringing out the best in every face that she works on. She has partnered with Makeup Creations to offer professional makeup services for bridal parties, special events, photo shoots, fashion shows, and promotional productions. Sengdara knows how important it is to be reliable and professional and has proven her ability to do just that. She truly strives to be the best at what she loves to do, constantly pushing her limitations and staying current on industry trends. Her favoirite Makeup Artists include Kevin Aucoin and Tiffany. You can count on Sengdara to "bring out the best in you!"
Wendy Rathbun has been a hairdresser for 28 years. Knowing what she wanted to do as a young girl, she went to cosmetology school right after high school. She graduated from John’s Creative School of Cosmetology in 1984. Her career has afforded her to see many new things in hairdressing since then and to be a part of this growing industry. After years of working in all facets of hairdressing, Wendy now specializes in coloring and cutting, has been Keratin certified and continues to serve many families in the area. She feels honored to be a part of such a talented staff and prestigious salon. She continues to learn still.
Jessica graduated from Paul Mitchell the School of RI in May 2008. But her education didn't stop there. She continuously educates herself by taking numerous courses in the latest trends and products. Whether it's in-salon education, traveling into the city or following Instagram idols to surrounding salons.
Jessica specializes in Wella coloring, foiling and balayage techniques along with Sebastain Haircutting trends. She also holds a master certification with Brazilian Blowout, Temptu Airbrush Makeup, CND Shellac Manicures and OPI Gel Color.