Meet Our Staff

Cathy Coulombe

Owner & Hairstylist

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

Salon Manager, Senior Stylist & Manicurist

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 consistency in her work help her specialize in transformational, dramatic cutting and coloring, as well as gorgeous wedding hairstyles. She’s always enjoyed being innovative, considering hairstyling and coloring to be an art form—finding joy in new shapes, curly hairstyling, foil placement and vivid colors. While it’s a great way to express herself, she strives to inspire her clients to express themselves too. 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 stays up to date on the latest trends with continuing education, and her time at Tranquility has brought her new responsibilities in salon management. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, caring for animals, and painting & drawing, when time allows.

Faith Vanmoerkerque

Hairstylist & Nail Technician
Faith’s desire to be a stylist dates back to when she was a little girl. Her drive and work ethic enabled her to graduate high school early and continue with her dreams. Cutting and coloring, especially vivid colors and textured hair styles are her favorite. One of her greatest satisfactions comes from being able to dramatically change someone’s appearance with a new style. The ability to turn a bad day into a great one, seeing people walk out happy—loving her work, is what motivates her. Faith loves conversation, connecting with her clients, and making people feel good about themselves. You may also find her in the nail room tending her manicure and pedicure clients. Furthering her education is a personal goal, with a desire to challenge herself and learn new techniques. When not behind her salon chair, Faith regularly donates time at shelters providing complimentary haircuts. A perfect day off usually involves hiking with her dog, Gunner, as she loves animals, adores him, and is grateful for the peace she finds on the trail.

Leslie Girard

Salon Manager, Barber, Esthetician & Nail Technician
Leslie may be a familiar face as she’s a lifelong Exeter resident. She longed of being in the beauty industry as a young girl, but had a few life detours along the way before achieving her dream. Now Leslie is dual licensed, with degrees in barbering and advanced esthetics. It was during esthetics training that she discovered the barber class. Leslie found herself motivated: she knew that it was her destiny to become a barber herself. She has a great love for the art of barbering. As an esthetician, Leslie loves providing instant results for her clients with skilled treatments, such as dermaplaning, and enjoys executing any and all facial services. She also finds great satisfaction helping people truly relax in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Leadership at work has quickly advanced Leslie to management duties at Tranquility. She’s an old soul who loves music, mostly blues and jazz, and loves vintage fashion and culture. Leslie’s an animal lover and loves watching wildlife documentaries. But her family is everything- she’s newly-wed, and has a teenage son active in varsity sports who keeps her very busy!


Gloria Stanley

Lead Esthetician, Make-up Artist & Nail Technician

Having struggled with skin care concerns for many years, Gloria put herself through school graduating with a certificate of advanced esthetics. Our lead esthetician, 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, creating perfect make-up for weddings and proms, as well as helping her clients with everyday looks. Gloria finds it rewarding making her guests feel confident and helping 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.

Maya George

Esthetician, Make-up Artist & Nail Technician
Maya was raised immersed within the beauty industry. Beginning with a love of makeup in high school, she soon became interested in esthetics as a career path for herself. Always one aimed to please, while earning her degree in advanced esthetics, she realized how rewarding it was helping women and men to feel more confident. Whether it’s through body waxing, skincare, eyelash & eyebrow enhancement, or nail services, she loves it all and loves learning new skills. Her aim is to create a safe space for her clients, no matter what is going on in their personal lives, but to also provide them with the results that they desire. Self care is essential to Maya and she believes so, so strongly in taking care of your mental health and taking time for yourself. There’s no better nap than a facial nap! In her free time, Maya enjoys traveling and going to concerts whenever possible. She also loves camping, hiking and being outdoors, especially with her much-loved dog, Honey.

Carol Norris

Massage Therapist

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 years plus experience at a high end resort spa, and her nearly twenty years of 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 husband and 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.

Donna Cotnoir

Wedding Hair & Make-up Specialist

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 husband and grown children, and family activities such as hiking and cross-country skiing.