Meet Our Staff

Cathy Coulombe

Cathy began her career in Massachusetts over 30 years ago as a “shampoo girl”. Tasks grew to include just about everything other than cutting. So years later, after the last of her four children began school, returning to school herself was only natural. Cathy loves the beauty industry, continuing her education at every opportunity. She especially loves multidimensional foiling, and working with natural, curly hair. By opening Tranquility, her hope from the beginning was to create a comfortable setting for an unforgettable experience. As a business owner downtown, she is a member of the Exeter Area Chamber, HERON, and the Exeter Rotary. When not in the salon, she can often be found doing volunteer work within the Exeter community. And when time allows, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Wayne, or just reading, usually with a dog by her side. Cathy is currently not taking on any new hair clients.

Sarah Cote

Sarah has achieved triple licensing, as a cosmetologist, advanced esthetician, and master barber. She has a strong desire for learning and her high energy level keeps her busy with facials, waxing, men’s grooming, and hair care. Sarah works with a meticulous eye while tinting and applying make-up, and loves creating and shaping the perfect brow. This same quality also makes her highly skilled at styling hair for special occasions and weddings. She loves relaxing her clients with the most pampering facials, and can change quickly to perform vibrant fashion colors with the latest techniques, including Balayage. She loves the look on her clients faces when she has given them the exact style that they envisioned. But her favorite part of her job has always been the connections she’s made with her clients and coworkers. Sarah’s known to us as a dog lover, and enjoys cycling, hiking, and spending time near the ocean.

Tess Peterson

Tess is a multi-faceted cosmetologist, performing services related to hair care, nail care, and make-up. While she enjoys practicing all elements of her craft, her creativity and attention to detail help her to specialize in transformational, dramatic cutting and coloring. She’s always enjoyed being innovative, finding hairstyling and coloring to be an art form. While it’s a great way to express herself, she strives to inspire her clients to express themselves. Her focus is always on an individual client’s life and style, but at the end of the day, its all about making people feel beautiful and more confident in themselves. Tess is also skilled at manicures and pedicures, as well as nail art. Tess believes in continuing with her education whenever she can, staying up to date on the latest trends. When not at work, Tess enjoys spending time with loved ones, caring for animals, and painting & drawing, when time allows.

Gloria Stanley

Having struggled with skin care concerns for many years, Gloria put herself through school graduating with a certificate of advanced esthetics. Gloria specializes in acneic skin types, and has extensive training in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, hair removal, and make-up. She loves brow shaping, especially the satisfaction in seeing the before and after. With a passion for beauty from a young age, she’s always intrigued to learn about new skin care products, tools, and make-up. She loves to be creative and make people feel confident, and finds it rewarding to help clients with their skin- always striving to create a serene environment and experience during any service. When not working, Gloria loves just listening to music, dancing, kayaking, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

Carol Norris

Carol has been practicing massage therapy since 2003. Her goal is to accommodate each client’s specific needs, whether you’re looking for a deeper massage to target problem areas, or to simply relax the body and mind to a more receptive state for healing. Carol’s ten plus years experience at a high end resort spa, and her various studies and training, make it easy for her to custom tailor each session. Carol’s spa experience also allows her to offer a wide range of services, including hot stone massage, and body wraps & scrubs. When she isn’t working, Carol is enjoying her time at home with her two children. Anytime the weather allows you can find her outside tending to the yard and her various plants and flowers, or simply just enjoying her surroundings.

Laura Rodger

Laura has been doing hair on the Seacoast since 2000. Her favorite thing is the close connection she feels with her clients. “Challenges” along her journey some years back became a huge gift when Laura was intuitively guided to work with world-renowned spiritual teacher, Lola Jones, and was initiated to give consciousness openings, physical healings, and light activations. Working with energies, Laura experiences more ease, peace, and eagerness for life. This gift she intends to give to anyone open to feeling better- body, mind and spirit. Laura also has her bachelors degree in photography, and has raised two amazing daughters.

Donna Cotnoir

A hair and makeup professional that’s been in the beauty industry for over 20 years, Donna is Tranquility’s wedding specialist. She has attended various seminars, ranging in all aspects of the cosmetology field. Her focus has been on theatrical work, commercial films, magazines, fashion events, custom makeovers, and of course, weddings. Donna gets great pleasure from being able to help an individual to look and feel good about themselves. When away from clients, she enjoys time with her children, helping them grow, and family activities such as hiking and cross-country skiing.