Meet the team at Personal Best Salon & Utopia Day Spa

Lifetime native of Massachusetts, Marie has been in the salon industry her whole life. First as a stylist, then as a salon educator for Redken Labs traveling throughout the USA. Marie started the salon in 1982. The concept was an all inclusive, one location, for woman and men to enjoy hair, skin, nails, and spa services that at that time you could only go to a high end resort or hotel to achieve. Many services can be grouped together for the ultimate day of self care. Over the past 38 years the salon has grown from 800 sq. ft. to 12,000 sq. ft., which has what made Marie's concept for everyone to experience quality services one after the other a reality.

 

Marie feels that having a salon on the south shore has been an amazing journey and loves being a part of so many people’s lives and personal achievements. So many layers of human nature in all these connections. Personal Best strives to be a safe and reassuring place of comfort (with the help of all who work here) with the byproduct bringing out your PERSONAL BEST!!!

Alex Marcella
Alex has been an active stylist for over 25 years and has been with Personal Best approximately 8 years. She is excellent with color, straightening, smoothing and working on fine hair. Alex achieves excellent results when she is called upon to repair color damaged hair, restoring the hair to a beautiful finish.
Catie Rothwell
Catie provides many services and is excellent in each are. She creates a rapport with each of her clients. She loves her work and it shows in everything she does. A happy, energetic, caring personality, we are very happy she is a part of our family.
Christina Simmons
Christina has been a with us for over 20 years. She is an experienced stylist, a Keune Advanced Colorist and is excellent at her craft. Christina's personality drives the Personal Best team to offer the upbeat, happy, professional and caring service we give to our clients everyday.
Christine Murphy
Christine has been in the hair styling business over 20 years. She presents herself with easy style, confidence and an energetic personality. She is a creative foil and color expert. She loves making her clients feel good about their appearance.
Chuck Cockshaw
Chuck is a senior stylist with over 30 years of experience. He has been with Personal Best for the last 7 years. He maintains great relationships with his clients, and is often saught after for his expertise. Chuck is also co-owner of House of Corrections where he specializes in tattoo removal.
Danielle Adams
Danielle is a National Board registered Colorist and also holds several Hair Extension certifications. Danielle is very creative in styling and enjoys working with clients who need corrective coloring. She forms very strong friendships with her clients and has found a heart warming place in the Personal Best family.
Emmy Bodel
Emmy takes a genuine interest in her clients and has formed lasting friendships with her clients. Emmy is very knowledgeable in hair care, color and styling. She has been with Personal Best since 1991.
George McCann
George has been with the Personal Best family for over 10 years. Prior to joining our team, George owned his own beauty salon on Newbury Street in Boston. He is a very creative and knowledgable stylist. His cuts are amazing and always the latest on the runway. He is also an excellent colorist. He enjoys working with his clients to bring them the results they want.
Jenn Carpenter
Jenn is one of our more experienced stylists and has been with Personal Best for over 27 years she excels in all areas of her work. Her clients complete satisfaction with their color and style is her number one goal.
Julie Woods
Julie is an experienced stylist with over 25 years in the beauty industry. She has been trained in multiple professional color, cutting and texture systems and has spent the last decade sharing her knowledge as an educator to aspiring beauty professionals in private and public cosmetology programs. With her passion for excellent customer service and years of experience, she can make anyone’s hair dreams come true!
Karen Papotto
Karen is an experienced stylist with over 35 years experience cutting, coloring and perms. She has been with us over 20 years. Her goal is to make her clients feel good about themselves. She enjoys taking care of her clientele and being part of the Personal Best team.
Katie Gallant
Katie has been a stylist for over 18 years and back with Personal Best for 2 years. She enjoys using foiling and balayage techniques to achieve the beautiful colors her clients are looking for. She loves continuing her education and staying up to date on the latest trends. When you sit in her chair, you can relax with a good book or enjoy some witty sarcastic humor!
Kellie Cinquegrano
Kellie has been a Licensed Cosmetologist since 2014 and joined the Personal Best team in 2017. Kellie continues to keep up her education by frequently taking classes to keep up with newest styles and trends.
Kris Somers
Kris is a Senior Stylist specializing in cutting and coloring. Kris believes that designing your hair is a true art form and puts his highly creative talents to great use!
Marissa Young
Marissa has been with the Personal Best family since November of 2014. She loves keeping up on the new trends within the hair industry especially when it involves doing bright "fashion colors" along with new styles in braiding. Marissa not only enjoys all things color but loves creating special occasion styles suited towards whatever event you may be going to. Whether it's for a wedding, prom or just a night out on the town Marissa will have you looking your absolute best!
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Catie Rothwell
Catie provides many services and is excellent in each are. She creates a rapport with each of her clients. She loves her work and it shows in everything she does. A happy, energetic, caring personality, we are very happy she is a part of our family.
Cheryl Hornstra
Cheryl has been with us for over 28 years. She is a medical esthetician who enjoys helping people look and feel better. She is dedicated to her clientele and helping them solve their beauty issues. She is our senior skin care expert and is highly knowledgeable in her field.
Diane Pollard
Diane Pollard is an experienced Massage Therapist who specializes in cupping massages as well as a variety of massage techniques. Diane is also an Esthetician who does facials and body wraps. Diane first came to us over 30 years ago. Diane is a true professional and a valuable asset to Personal Best.
Lauren McCaul
Lauren’s career began as an Esthetician in 2007. Lauren continues her education by attending classes and seminars in the industry, and has obtained her Laser Hair Removal Certificate. She continues to grow and learn within the medical esthetics field. Suffering from Rosacea and adolescent acne herself, Lauren is passionate about helping clients with these unfortunate skin disorders. Lauren’s services include facials, waxing, laser hair removal, make-up artistry, and many more.
Lisa Bracco
Lisa has been with us for 20 years and during that time has proven to be an excellent nail technician and Esthetician providing many services for our clients. She is very meticulous in her work and has a wonderful rapport with her clients.
Lori Bowes
Lori has been with us for over 15 years and in her profession for over 20 years. She does massages and is skilled in skin care and excellent with facials. She is very focused and serious concerning her work and we feel very fortunate to have her here at Personal Best.
Tamra Fasolino
Tamra is the owner of Timeless Beauty, a Permanent Makeup Studio located at Utopia Place. Tamra has also been with Personal Best for over 16 years. She has certificates in Advanced Esthetics, Microdermabraision and Peels. She is a makeup artist and also has a license in Permanent Makeup. Tamra says the best thing about what she does is making a difference in people's lives.
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Catie Rothwell
Catie provides many services and is excellent in each are. She creates a rapport with each of her clients. She loves her work and it shows in everything she does. A happy, energetic, caring personality, we are very happy she is a part of our family.
Diane Pollard
Diane Pollard is an experienced Massage Therapist who specializes in cupping massages as well as a variety of massage techniques. Diane is also an Esthetician who does facials and body wraps. Diane first came to us over 30 years ago. Diane is a true professional and a valuable asset to Personal Best.
Ilene Springer
Ilene began her career as a Massage Therapist in 2007. She loves giving clients a sense of well being, a transformational experience where clients can approach life without pain. Ilene believes that our emotions can hide underneath layers of muscle and her focus is on deep tissue massage where she releases the tension in the tissue. Ilene is nurturing and enjoys builds a rapport with her clients. Ilene is committed to people’s health, well being, comfort and quality of life.
Lee Ann Arbia
Lee Ann is a Holy Fire Reiki Master & Teacher as well as an Angel Oracle card reader. She has over 20 years of experience with holistic health practices.
Linda Widdop
Linda has been with us for over 10 years and is a licensed Massage Therapist with additional certifications in Holistic Massage. She has many clients and is a great asset to Personal Best.
Lori Bowes
Lori has been with us for over 15 years and in her profession for over 20 years. She does massages and is skilled in skin care and excellent with facials. She is very focused and serious concerning her work and we feel very fortunate to have her here at Personal Best.
Lorna Jacques
Lorna is a holistic, healing intuitive, licensed massage therapist with close to 20 years experience.  She is extremely passionate about her work and is constantly evolving her techniques and treatments to fit her clients needs.
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Lindsey Budak
Upon graduating nail school Lindsey started her career at Personal Best as a Nail Technician. She loves interacting with new clients, getting to know each and every one of them. It is her passion to make people happy and make sure they leave satisfied and feeling beautiful.
Lisa Bracco
Lisa has been with us for 20 years and during that time has proven to be an excellent nail technician and Esthetician providing many services for our clients. She is very meticulous in her work and has a wonderful rapport with her clients.
Nancy Salvaggi
Nancy specializes in a variety of services that we have here at Personal Best. She is an experienced Nail technician, she is also a hair stylist, provides waxing services and specializes in airbrush tanning. She has an energetic, happy personality and always has a smile.
Rita Boulter
Rita has been a licensed Manicurist for over 25 years. Rita is a great asset to Personal Best, always bringing a bright and happy demeanor to our Nail Room, She is always happy to be working with her clients and it shows in her meticulous skill. She says it is important that her clients leave feeling happy and relaxed. And, indeed they do!
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Anna Papotto
Anna has been a Front Desk Receptionist with us for over 11 years. Her bright smile and happy demeanor have made her a favorite of clients as well as her coworkers. She is fond of the family feeling at Personal Best and she greatly enhances that feeling for our clients.
Brenda Johnson
Brenda loves meeting and working with people. She is an excellent receptionist, greeting clients, explaining services and scheduling appointments. She is very fond of her family here at Personal Best and is well liked by her coworkers and our clients.
Cheryl Colwell
I started at personal best in 1997 as a nail technician. I changed careers in 2004 and returned here to personal best as a receptionist. It was wonderful to rejoin the team again and find so many of our employees still here. I have found my happy place here at Personal Best!
Deborah Mayhew
Debbie has been with us for over 10 years and is part of our exceptional front desk team. She has great customer skills and is very knowledgable of all services offered. She is excellent at scheduling services for our clients and is always helpful to both our clients and her coworkers.
Elaine Carr
Elaine has been a front desk Receptionist for over 5 years. She loves to greet our guests with her contagious smile.
Elizabeth Brown
Liz has been with us for over 5 years and is an excellent customer service representative for Personal Best. She loves working with people and being in our fast paced, busy salon. She is excellent and accurate when setting appointments. We love and admire her happy and 'can do' attitude - a great fit for the Personal Best family.
Jackie Demorit
Jackie is our newest edition to our desk staff, and is energetic, pleasant and fun.
Joelle Palaima
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Kerry Ballerini
Kerry has been a receptionist at Personal Best for 5 years. Acting as a liaison between staff and clients, she thrives in the fast-paced front desk environment, coordinating schedules to provide the optimal customer experience!
Lynn Feeley
Lynn has been greeting people at our front desk since 2003. She is very knowledgeable about the services Personal Best offers and is excellent at scheduling. Lynn is also responsible for all the beautiful items offered in our gift area. She is perfect for her position as she loves being social and interacting with our clients and her coworkers. She is a strong member of the Personal Best Family.
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Deb Lynch
Deb and Lucy are the behind the scenes backbone of the salon. They are our strength that keep all the wheels turning here.
Lucy Caetano
Deb and Lucy are the behind the scenes backbone of the salon. They are our strength that keep all the wheels turning here.
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Tamra Fasolino

Tamra is the owner of Timeless Beauty, a Permanent Makeup Studio located at Utopia Place. Tamra has also been with Personal Best for over 16 years. She has certificates in Advanced Esthetics, Microdermabraision and Peels. She is a makeup artist and also has a license in Permanent Makeup. Tamra says the best thing about what she does is making a difference in people's lives.