TEAMWORK: Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause.

Green Lotus Salon and Wellness

Gosia - Owner

Gosia "We are proud to offer a healthier salon experience for both our clients and team of employees."

Growing up during Poland's communist regime, Gosia learned her strong work ethic from her parents and grandparents. Gosia moved to the states with her parents in 1990. From high school Gosia attended 4 years at CCSU where she studied music and psychology.

She was introduced to the beauty industry in 1999 and received her license from New England School of Hairdressing in 2000. Gosia has had the opportunity to work with many talented stylists, whom have inspired her. She has received training for cutting, coloring, and product knowledge from Paul Mitchell, Redken, TIGI, KMS, Wella, Schwarzkopf, Iden, Eufora and Kevin Murphy. Gosia specializes in cutting, she has studied and continues to study various cutting techniques, utilizing them on the diverse hair textures of her clients. She enjoys working with all hair types, and makes healthy manageable hair a top priority.

Bo - Manager, Makeup Director, Tier 2 Stylist

Bo

Bo is a graduate of the International Institute of Cosmetology in Wethersfield, CT where she received the Salon Performance award at her graduation. Her passion for the beauty industry was sparked doing hair and makeup backstage for several local musicals she performed in. That spark led her to leave corporate world in pursuit of her dream to be a Stylist.

She enjoys all aspects of the field especially short precision cuts and makeup artistry. She sees each client as a canvas on which she can create art. You can find her behind the chair in the salon coloring, cutting, styling, applying makeup and even at the desk assisting in client relations. Guiding people to look their best and consequentially feel their best is her true joy.

Kristy - Tier 4 Stylist

Kristy "I have an immense passion for the beauty industry; it's my pleasure working with people and helping them achieve the look they desire."

In 2007 Kristy attended Paul Mitchell The School in California and graduated in 2008 from Paul Mitchell in North Haven CT.

Having a vast knowledge of Paul Mitchell products and color line has given Kristy a strong foundation for her career as a stylist. She is an educator for Kevin Murphy and has continued her education and training with numerous companies including, Eufora, Iden, Kemon, Organic Color Systems and Wella. In addition to Kristy's talent as a hair stylist she is also passionate about makeup artistry. She completed the Makeup Artists Workshop program by Veronica Lane in Hollywood, CA.

Kristy is a very creative stylist and can create classic looks as well as edgy Avant-garde styles. Her diverse talent has also allowed her to work on film sets and photo shoots.

Courtney - Tier 3 Stylist

Courtney "I have always been passionate about the beauty industry. Every day is a new opportunity to express my creativity and the GLS teams of stylists have been here to encourage and inspire me. I will always be grateful for the smile on a clients face when they love their hair."

Courtney is a 2011 graduate from Paul Mitchell The School in North Haven. As Gosia's apprentice Courtney has received daily hands on, one on one training, education and guidance into the beauty industry, not only from Gosia herself but also from our other talented stylists and educators in the industry.

She has continued her education with specialty cutting, color, finishing, and product knowledge classes from Eufora, Kevin Murphy, Iden, Wella, Organic Color Systems and Kemon. With her natural talent and eagerness to learn new things, Courtney has proven to be a wonderful asset to the Green Lotus team. Courtney has daytime, evening and Saturday hours to offer.

Christine - Apprentice

Christine I believe that the universe brought me to GLS, where I am welcomed by such a warm and friendly atmosphere. I love our team's passion for creating a healthy mind and a clean environment. I couldn't have asked for a better place to continue my career as a Stylist and ensure a great experience for our community.

Christine became a licensed Hair Stylist when graduating from the International Institute of Cosmetology in 2014. She is currently enjoying apprenticing on the salon side as well as assisting with Guest Services. She's relishing her opportunity to learn one on one from Gosia and is excited to be a part of the Green a Lotus team. She has experience behind the chair and also styling hair for weddings and various photo shoots.

A few of her favorite services include casual and formal styling, "painting" hair using the balayage technique and women's hair cutting. Christine loves continuing education and the fact that the industry trends are always changing; which in turn keep her creative juices flowing. The favorite part of her job is seeing a guest walk out of the salon with confidence and a smile.

Meaghan - Tier 1 Esthetician

Meaghan

Meaghan earned her Esthetics Certification from the International Institute of Cosmetology in 2016 right in her hometown! Her passion for makeup artistry is what inspired Meagan to pursue a career in esthetics. Watching tutorials on YouTube and implementing her learned skills on herself and her friends is how it all began.

As Meaghan's makeup applications increased in volume and variety of skin types she quickly realized that makeup and skin care go hand in hand. During her apprenticeship with Vanessa and ongoing training with Eminence, Meaghan has further realized the intense power of organic skin care and home treatment. Meaghan's warm personality has been a welcome addition to the Spa Department and the salon all around. She greets her guests with a friendly smile and her gentle demeanor ensures the utmost comfort during all spa treatments. Meaghan currently offers both evening and Saturday appointments for your convenience.

Vanessa - Skin Care Director, Tier 2 Esthetician

Vanessa "I truly believe in the healing power of nature. I want to provide my clients with treatments and home care that nourish the body and the spirit. Green Lotus has created an oasis of well being. Working with organic products in an eco-friendly facility is a dream come true."

Vanessa has worked within the beauty industry since 1999. She became a certified esthetician in 2009 earning her diploma from the International Institute of Cosmetology in Wethersfield, CT. Vanessa studied theater and music at Shenandoah Conservatory; during her studies she was exposed to advanced stage and special effects makeup, it was at this time when her love of beauty was ignited.

Vanessa has continued her education in skin care and makeup having attended master classes at the International Dermal Institute in Burlington, MA, advanced makeup lessons under the private tutelage of the late Orten Pengue, as well as yearly attending the International Esthetics, Cosmetics, & Spa Conferences in NYC having the privilege to observe Eminence CEO Boldijarre Koronczay and Lori Nestore "The Wax Queen." She also receives quarterly training from our Eminence Organic Skin Care Educator. Vanessas warm cheerful personality combined with her knowledge and love of organic skin care make her an asset to the Green Lotus team.

Rachel - Guest Services

Rachel

Rachel is currently a student at CT Center for Massage Therapy where she is enjoying learning everything she can from the diverse teachers that each specialize in different fields. She is truly passionate about using her learned knowledge and natural skill to alleviate pain and stress in the body to increase your quality of life! She is especially interested in the positive impact of musculoskeletal alignment and myofascial release.

While pursuing her license, Rachel is happily assisting with Guest Services making your visits to Green Lotus as pleasant as possible! Her stamina and attentiveness are highly valued to the entire team. Upon her expected graduation in September she hopes to begin her practice as a Licensed Massage Therapist at GLS.