Kalea Shippee

owner/ stylist


Hey Love! I am the owner of Salon Meraki and momma of three amazing boys. I have been in the hair industry for 14 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, always practicing on my mom and sister. Although not all the styles they got when I was younger were flattering.

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. Our second home is at the track where my older two boys race go-karts competitively. I also enjoy spending time with family, drinks with my girls, interior design, Pinterest crafts and there is always time for a good Netflix series!

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


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 11 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 10 year old daughter and 4 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. 

Rachel Mowrey


Meet Rachel...


Hey Love, I'm Rachel! I have seven years of experience in the cosmetology industry and am currently working behind the chair at Salon Meraki. I graduated from the Keene Beauty Academy in 2013 and have woke up thankful everyday since knowing I choose a career I love. 

In my free time I love spending time with my doggy Dave. Being a fur mommy has been my best adventure yet. I enjoy dinner and drinks with friends, road trips, and a little secret about me I really do enjoy my sleep. 

I enjoy a number of hair services but I am truly addicted to getting that perfect shade of blonde on my clients. My favorite part of my job is seeing my clients face light up when they get their desired look! I invite you to sit in my chair so we can reach your hair goals together!

Jessica Cheslawski


Meet Jessie...


Hey Beautiful, I'm Jessie and a momma to two remarkable children. I have been doing hair since my Barbie Doll and Cabbage Patch days, but officially graduated from Keene Beauty Academy in 2007. I love learning new techniques and styles and growing everyday in this amazing industry. If I am not behind the chair, you can find me coaching soccer and Girls on the Run, on the river with my pontoon and spending time with my chicken babies. My focus when you sit in my chair is to make sure that we meet all your hair goals while you enjoy a fond and relaxed experience. I endeavor to instill a confidence in your beautiful self. Looking forward to seeing you soon!