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.

Tess Peterson

Tess is a multi-faceted cosmetologist, performing services related to hair care, nail care, and waxing. 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.

Zack Tousignant

Zack is an eager hair stylist who prides himself on careful attention to detail, and a passion for learning. He trained closely with a master stylist and educator for two years who’s trained stylists up and down the east coast. These beginnings and hard work have provided Zack with a great skill set and sense of confidence in his work. Foiling, cutting, and creating beautiful, natural looking hair are his specialties. As well as providing complete satisfaction, he greatly focuses on the health and integrity of his clients’ hair, leaving every guest looking and feeling their absolute best! He finds great joy in special event blowouts for just about any occasion you’d need. Zack also provides brow shaping, manicures, and pedicures. When not in the salon, he dedicates much of his time to continuing his 17 years of martial arts practice. And if he’s not looking for the perfect spot to drop a line in the water after work, he’s probably at home in his happy place: The kitchen! He also spends much of his time with his family back at home in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

Jessica Jarry

Jessica has had an intense passion for hair from the time she was a young girl. Her passion grew over time, and she began her career at the urging of her husband, and the support of her family. Since beginning her career in the industry, she has enjoyed changing and learning with the world of beauty. The ability to turn a bad day into a great one, seeing people walk out happy—loving her work, is what motivates her. She has been a cosmetologist since 2009, and her greatest satisfaction comes from being able to dramatically change someone’s appearance with a new style. Jessica specializes in coloring, has a loyal men’s clientele, and when not at her hair station, also enjoys giving pedicures. She loves conversation, connecting with her clients, and making people feel good about themselves. Jessica leads an active home life centered on her family, and this tight-knit group goes camping whenever they can!

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.

Samantha Lowell

Samantha has always had a passion for helping others, leading her along her current career path. While earning her degree in advanced esthetics, she realized how rewarding it was helping women and men feel more confident, making it her all time goal. Whether it’s through body waxing, skin care, eyelash & eyebrow enhancement, or nail service, she loves it all and is willing to keep learning new information for her clients needs. Having a background in interior design, Samantha easily envisions end results, and loves getting creative with nail art and lash extensions. Always one aimed to please; she makes sure all of her clients are content and happy leaving their service. In her free time, Samantha enjoys hot Pilates, the beach, and searching for any adoptable Labradors in the area. Book with her and expect to laugh a little.

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.

Michelle Conrad

Michelle is a nationally certified licensed massage therapist in New York and New Hampshire. She’s been a massage therapist for over a decade and is passionate about helping people heal with massage, knowing it can make a huge difference in anyone’s life. Whether you are suffering from stress or muscle pain, Michelle has advanced massage training and experience to help. She has improved the lives of many clients suffering with back & neck pain, and works with athletes in training. If you’re a runner, triathlete, or anyone that needs more flexibility, energy, and healing, then adding a massage to your wellness program is a necessity. Michelle maintains her national license which means she takes over 30 hours a year of continuing education. She is a huge advocate of the healing benefits of essential oils and salts, recommending these additions to help you deal with pain, muscle tension, or lack of sleep. Michelle hails from upstate New York, and is loving life in NH. She cares for her two rescue cats, enjoys hiking, and making jewelry.

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 25 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.