Paula Peltier

Paula has owned A Cut Above Hair Design since 1990. Even after thirty three years, Paula is always looking for new and improved ways to educate her clients and staff by bringing Professional Educators into the salon. Her education in Wella dimensional color and foil placement is the key to a great new look for all her clients. Paula’s love of hairstyling has never diminished. She enjoys creating new up styles for bridal runway shows and for brides who seek out the best in up styles for their big day. She attends numerous classes in hairstyling products and techniques. Paula has also has continued her education with Yves Durif in New York, Wella, R&CO,  and is certified in Brazilian Blowouts.  Paula is also the proud owner of That Look Salon in East Lyme, CT. Visit her Instagram pages @acutabovehairdesign and @thatlooksalonct


The A Cut Above Hair Design team of hair stylists in Waterford, CT.

Kris has been a hair stylist since 2006 and has been with A Cut Above Hair Design since 2009. She is a confident and passionate stylist that is always furthering her education to keep her skills sharp and to stay on top of the current hair trends. She is a compassionate mother of two who likes to live a healthy active lifestyle to be the best version of herself. Helping people feel good inside and out is her driving motivation.
Jessica has been with our salon since 2016 after she finished cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell. She specializes in many different styles of color such as foil highlights or lowlights, balayage, blondes, and fashion colors. She continues her education with classes as the industry is always changing. Jessica wants to make sure all her clients feel beautiful once they leave her chair.
Kim is a passionate stylist who really strives to give her guests a personalized look to accentuate their style . With 10+ years of experience , she can provide many different techniques to achieve a look just for you . She really has an eye for the art of haircutting , and can create a color that compliments your features . Check out her hairstagram to see some of her work @khodgehair_
Mia Has had an amazing year of growing and redefining herself as a stylist at A Cut Above. She has developed a passion for blonding and dimensional brunettes. Mia’s goal is to provide her clients with a safe space where they can feel comfortable being their authentic, beautiful self.
A recent graduate of Toni & Guy Academy in Rhode Island, Emily loves doing cuts and highlighting. Emily also enjoys taking education classes on the latest hair trends. You can find Emily on Instagram @hairbyemilymitchell
Amanda comes with with over 11 years experience in the hair industry. She is super excited to show her clients her new space and meet new ones from the area.
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We believe when you love where you work, it truly brings out the best in you and allows you to explore the depths of your talents.We believe our atmosphere provides stylists the perfect opportunity to grow into the best artist you can be.
Are you about the salon industry? Passionate about learning? Passionate about people? Do you dream of walking into a healthy environment everyday where you know you matter. Are you ready to make more money? If the answer is yes to any of these questions A Cut Above Hair Design is where you belong!