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Kalea Shippee
Owner/ Level 5 Stylist

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Hey Love! I am the owner of Salon Meraki and momma of three amazing boys. I have been in the hair industry for 16 years and fall more in love with it everyday. If you asked my parents, I was a natural-born stylist. I have had a passion for hair since I was a little girl.

After graduating from the Keene Beauty Academy in 2006 I worked very hard to grow my clientele and continue my education. After a few years I realized that hair coloring was my true passion. Creating dimensional color that brings your hair to life!

Confession Time: Outside of the salon you will find me with my high school sweetheart (my husband) and our three boys. My second passion aside to doing hair is interior design. Of course you cannot forget outings with my girls and a good shopping trip with my madre and sister. 

I strive to run my salon with a relaxed atmosphere providing modern hair services. I invite you to come in and unwind  in my chair knowing that you will walk out feeling recharged, refreshed and absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to meet you!

Meet Kalea...


Lindsey Vakaros
Level 4 Stylist

Meet Lindsey...


Hey Gorgeous, I'm Lindsey a stylist by day and momma of two little ones by night. I have been in the hair industry for over 12 years now and my passion for hair continues to grow everyday. Although I enjoy all aspects of hair I specialize in balayage and blow outs. I truly enjoy everyday spent in the salon with my salon family. 

Outside of the salon you can find me with my beautiful 14 year old daughter and 8 year old son. I also to love go hiking with my pup, shopping and finding different restaurants to try. If all else fails you will find me with a margarita in hand. 

I enjoy learning the latest innovative techniques to bring my clients the best possible experience they can get. My top priority is your happiness. Book now and let's work together to achieve all your hair goals. 


Gracie Frost
Level  2 Stylist

Meet Gracie...


Hey Love, I'm Gracie! I'm a  stylist here at Salon Meraki. I graduated Keene Beauty Academy in April 2021 and have officially been behind the chair for over a year now. Although I went to school in Keene I'm actually born and raised here in Brattleboro! If you know me, you know doing hair has been my dream for as long as I can remember. I love being able to come to work every day to do what I love. Work doesn't feel like work for me! Outside of work you'll find me spending quality time with family and friends, painting or shopping. I've enjoyed taking my painting experiences and utilizing them in my work. I love all aspects of hair, but color is my favorite! I love blondes, dimensional brunettes, vivids.....pretty much anything where I get to be creative. My favorite thing at the end of the day is seeing my clients feeling beautiful and confident. Take this as an invitation to come achieve your hair goals with me, I cannot wait to meet you!


Hannah Bohan
Level  2 Stylist

Meet Hannah...


Hello Beauties, I’m Hannah! I graduated from the Keene Beauty Academy in early 2022 and am so excited to be growing in my career as a stylist at Salon Meraki. It is so fun to be able to work in the town I grew up in and love. I currently live in Hinsdale with my husband and our cat, Baby Kitty (Yes, that is her name). When I am not behind the chair you will usually find me volunteering at youth group or with my family and friends. While I love being challenged by a variety of different looks, I especially enjoy creating multi-dimensional blondes. From natural and conservative to cutting edge and everything in between I will make sure you leave with the perfect blonde locks! Whatever your desired look is, my goal is that you leave feeling revitalized, rejuvenated and as self-confident as possible. Can’t wait to meet you!

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