Meet Samantha. Samantha Arrow is a dedicated stylist with nearly a decade of experience in the beauty industry. She has worked as a mobile stylist across Connecticut, New York City, Long Island, & the Hamptons. Her work as been featured in fashion shows, major social events, and on TV networks such as QVC. She has attended to Celebrity clients such as Bevy Smith of Bravo TV's Fashion Queens. She has also built her reputation as a sought after bridal stylist known for her calming presence & attention to detail. In her free time she can be found painting, rollerblading, or spending time with her rescue animals.
Please describe yourself in three words. Driven, Creative, Heedful
What was your first job? I worked at Blockbuster with my two best friends.
What was your most stressful moment? I had 7 bridesmaids to do in 3 1/2 hours because a fellow stylist was sick. The wedding and my work ended up being featured in Vogue.
Who is your ultimate style icon? Jen Atkin is a hair Goddess that I admire.
What's your favorite look you've ever created? My favorite looks are always correlated with special moments I'm able to be a part of.
What's inspiring you now? I'm inspired by the beautiful people I am fortunate to cross paths with.
What's your desert island essential? My dog
Meet Dominque. The Connecticut native is one of of the most sought after hair & makeup artists for celebrity & fashion clients in the Tri-State area. Her aesthetic & artistic designs has been featured in Surreal Beauty Magazine, I-Fashion Magazine & Alpha Fashion. Dominique specializes in styling, cutting, coloring, updos, Bridal/ avant garde makeup techniques. Dominique brings more than a decade of experience to Doorbell Salon.
Please describe yourself in three words.
Personable, hardworking, and creative.
What was your first job?
My first job was working for my mom's hairstylist. That's who inspired me to become a licensed professional growing up doing my mother's hair and other clients by making them feel beautiful.
What was your most stressful moment?
Having a client not trust my skillset!. She wanted to wait for my manager because she owned the salon but she was too busy to take another client. My manager knew I was capable of doing what she wanted. So I explained to her politely she can give me a chance to show her that I can or she would have to wait and reschedule another day. My manager assured her to have me do so or at least start her. As I start the service and talk to her to make her less nervous she allowed me to finish and was happy with the results. She became my regular client and recommended others, too.
Who is your ultimate style icon? For makeup I would say Pat McGrath. She's amazing and so talented. And for hair Tabatha Coffey. She amazing in her work ethic and know how to manage a business.
What's your favorite look you've ever created?
Well my favorite look was very creative. They call out of the box art "Avant-garde." We did a Halloween photo shoot and one of my pieces was for the Mad Hatter. I created this piece mostly out of hair. I was very proud of myself and every so often I love doing fun hair and makeup.
What's inspiring you now?
What inspires me the most is making my clients happy and being able to put a smile on their face. It shows that they are really happy with my work.
What's your desert island essential?
Oh this is so hard. Hairspray, nice red lipstick, and mascara.
Meet Nicole. Nicole is a senior stylist and makeup artist based in Fairfield County . She has been apart of the beauty industry since 2009 and has been awarded "Best Blowout" from various industry publications over the past decade. Nicole specializes in blowouts and full face makeup application . Her number one priority is achieving her clients wants and needs , and is dedicated to exceeding their expectations .
Meet Tammy. Tammy Hines has had a passion for makeup for decades! She's an accomplished artist with experience in the salon, the red carpet to the retail environment.. She keeps up to speed with industry trends and only works with premium products. Tammy is excited to meet you and make you beautiful!
Please describe yourself in three words. Passionate, dedicated & determined.
What was your first job? Age 12 working in a tobacco field (I grew up in Connecticut).
What was your most stressful moment? When I had an Indian girl (from India) sit in my chair and her skin color was SO dark - I didn't have a foundation deep enough - so I took my darkest color and mixed it with a little red lipstick and a little blue eyeshadow and created the perfect shade!! At that moment - I knew that it paid off to be a fine artist and painter in order to do makeup well!
Who is your ultimate style icon? Charlotte Tilbury!
What's your favorite look you've ever created? Smokey eye with a light lip on a teenage girl.
What's inspiring you now? Designing and creating my clothing line!
What's your desert island essential? Aside from fresh water- a berry colored lipstick (I can create eyes, lips and face with the ride shade of berry!
Meet Kristen. My background in skin care started when I was a young girl, I used to draw faces and try to create them having perfect symmetry. I've always been fascinated by faces and always have been inspired by the beauty in imperfections. My background as esthetician began in 2002. I've worked for one of the top surgeons and plastic surgeons in Scottsdale Arizona, an award-winning destination spa called Mii Amo in Sedona then moved to New York City in 2010. I have worked for the number one luxury spa in the U.S. at the Ritz Carlton Central Parks famed La Prairie Spa since 2011. Since 2012 I have built a very loyal and strong following at KD Studio a makeup and organic skin care based skin care boutique located in Katonah, NY. In 2012 I also started a private house call esthetic service for busy women on the go in Manhattan. In 2013 I was asked to be one of the leading estheticians for a VIP and luxury spa service concierge service called Beaute' A Porter, which caters to celebrities and high profile vip's, seeking the best of the best for private skin care services. One of the most challenging moments in my career as an Esthetician was being called for a very impromptu facial for an "American Idol Judge" I heard he was very particular about his service providers. I only knew him by his reputation on his famed television show. The service was very successful and he was a pleasure to work on and he requested me repeatedly after. Such an honor and a compliment. Since then, I have serviced many other celebrities and high profile clients, but all of my clients are very important to me, and through my work and my clients, ever changing needs, I continued to be inspired.
Please descibe yourself in three words. Nurturing, Meticulous, Empathic
What was your first job? As a prep cook for my fathers Italian restaurant and bar.
What was your most stressful moment? Comforting my Grandma and my Aunt Sue as they passed.
Who is your ultimate style icon? Kate Moss
What's your favorite look you've created? Thoroughly detoxifying facial with dermaplaning, along with brow tint/shaping, followed by a lash tint. This look creates a smooth and silky complexion, along with a very fresh and naturally polished appearance. Perfect for fitness instructors or the woman on the go or for a vacation.
What's inspiring you now? Natures symmetry. I love walking and looking out into the forest and being still with it, then after you settle in, nature and creatures that were camouflaged start to reveal themselves to you. It mesmerizes me.
What's your dessert island essential? A great pair of tweezers, a great moisturizer, and nude lip balm.