Hair Care Services

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Uptown Salon & Spa offers hair cuts, coloring, flattening, texturing, special occasion styling and more.

Hair Care Service Options

Uptown Salon & Spa employs the most talented staff to provide a wide array of hair care services. Learn more about all of our options below.

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Hair Cuts

You’ll never go out of style at Uptown. Whether you want a short and sweet textured side-sweep pixie, bold and blunt bangs that announce sophistication and glamour, a choppy and sexy bob, or big cascading waves that scream va va volume, we’ve got a team of hair stylists to deliver any look.

Hair Care Services

Going Natural Service

Transitioning from color-processed hair to your natural hair color is an individual journey. This is a highly customized service. At Uptown we begin with a free, in-depth consultation between you and an experienced colorist. During the consult, we study the color of your hair, its texture, your lifestyle, and the speed at which you want to transition. You can expect us to listen carefully to your needs and then recommend the number of appointments needed, and cost for each appointment to deliver you a smooth and healthy transition to your natural hair color.  We also advise on your hair care routine and recommend products for both during and after your journey to natural hair color. Working with each client’s individual needs ensures a client experience that culminates in celebration and a toast to your fresh start.

Hair Braiding

For those who desire a full or partial head of beautiful box braids, cornrows, twists, and distressed butterfly locks. With your head fully braided you will have a variety of options for creative and unique daily styles. Choose to incorporate synthetic or natural fibers, extensions, or cotton yarn into your braids. This will create a longer-lasting style, add volume and length,  and will protect your hair as it grows.

The installation process of braids can be lengthy, but once installed they can last for six to eight weeks. There are so many options for classic and customized braiding options, we welcome you to book a consultation to discover yours.

Hair Care Services

Hair Treatments

Is your hair dull and out of condition? You’ve come to the right place. At Uptown, we use the highest quality products guaranteed to bring the top of your head back to its natural best. We’re experts at revitalizing damaged, kinky, tangled hair and restoring it to its tip-top condition.

Full Hair Care Service List

Below you will find a full list of hair care options and pricing.

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Cuts and Styles

Pricing*
*Uptown offers level pricing based on each service provider’s demand of time.

Cut & Style (45 min) $42 – $72
Barber Cut (30 min) $21 – $46
Child’s Cut (30 min) $21 – $46
Bang Trim $15
Shampoo & Blow Dry (30 min) $21 – $46
Luxury Blow Out (45 min) $36 – $66
Special Occasion $62 – $87
Luxury Hair Treatment $20 – $25

Coloring Services

Pricing*
*Uptown offers level pricing based on each service provider’s demand of time. 

Includes Blow Dry
Color $66 – $91
Color Balancing or Glazing $20+
Corrective Color Consultation for price
Going Natural Consultation for price

Highlights

Pricing*
*Uptown offers level pricing based on each service provider’s demand of time. 

Full Foil (31+ foils) $106 – $136
Partial Foil (11-30 foils) $86 – $116
Per Foil (>10 foils) $9 each
Balayage
Customized Hair Painting for more natural placement and regrowth.
    Full $126 – $156
    Partial $106 – $136

Cuts available for additional fees.

Keratin Hair Smoothing System

Pricing*
*Uptown offers level pricing based on each service provider’s demand of time. 

A Semi-Permanent Solution
This is the full service for those wanting to eliminate frizz completely, increase the condition and shine, wear a straighter look and reduce blow drying/flat ironing every morning, while still maintaining the body in your hair.

This service lasts 3-4 months depending on your home care regimen and hair texture. Prices include a patented shampoo and conditioner that must be used for maintenance. Lifestyle needs and hair types determine specific service recommendations.
Price: $350+ Consultation required.

Express Keratin
1.5 hours, lasts 4-6 weeks $125

Have a question? Feel free to call us at (401) 596-9100 or email us with any questions you might have. Our guest experts are available and ready to help.

Some Recent Client Reviews…

Michelle gives THE BEST facials! Jody gives THE BEST massages! Angie gives great haircuts and highlights! ❤️❤️❤️
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I went to Nancy at Uptown Salon & Spa for a color + cut correction after an unfortunate experience at another salon. From the separate consultation appointment through to the final result at the end of my actual hair appointment, Nancy was thoughtful, extremely knowledgeable, and a consummate professional. She listened to what I wanted, and gave me some great professional advice.I love my new color and cut, and look forward to going back to her in the future! She is truly a hidden gem!!
Lindsay Wiebe
Thank you Dori! I had to come in to have my grown out highlights and other issues fixed. I had a vision in mind and Dori not only really listened and asked questions about what I would and wouldn’t like but she knocked it out of the ballpark. Honestly, my hair looked even better than I had hoped for. She completely captured what I was looking for and I can’t wait to go back to her next time. I would absolutely recommend her for any coloring you are looking to do.
HOBO of the Seas
Got a cut and highlights by Angie. She's the best!
Arielle Dixon
I was in the area for a few days and on a rainy day I gave them a call in the hopes they had an opening for a facial and/or massage. The staff member who took my call was so warm and friendly and said she had an opening for just what I needed....pampering! They welcomed me with joy and professionalism and immediately escorted me to the spa area of the facility. My facial with Petra was just glorious! She did a comprehensive analysis of my skin care concerns and needs and genuinely seemed... interested in what brought me to the spa - I told her more than anything I wanted to just relax and drift off. She delivered! An incredible facial customized to my needs, paraffin hand treatment during massage and glowing skin. I could not have been more pleased with the service. Then on to a 90 minute massage with Jody. I like a strong Swedish style, not quite deep tissue but close. OMG - she broke out all the big guns from her strength as a therapist to hot stones, hot towels, more hot stones, more hot towels...there were so many surprises over the 90 minutes that when I stumbled out of the treatment room a almost felt like I was tipsy. The facility is beautiful and immaculate, the treatment rooms were huge and the staff were consummate professionals. I will definitely book services again on my next visit to Westerly. Thank you!read more
Juliet Cavanaugh
This was the first haircut I got that I really liked. As a guy with thinning hair it's hard to find a good haircut but they are really good with hair and answered all my questions. Note: Bring in cash so you can tip, because there's no tip option for credit cards
Drew Esche-Lyon
I had my first appointment at the Uptown Salon about a month ago. The entire experience was great. The Salon is upscale but relaxed and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Ericka gave me a fantastic cut and I am receiving compliments all of the time. I will definitely return. Thank you!
Cindy MacNeill

Our Team of Hair Artists

Dori Vartabedian
Dori Vartabedian
Hair Artist & Colorist
Erin Quintal
Erin Quintal
Hair Artist & Colorist
Ericka Devoe
Ericka Oberg Devoe
Hair Artist & Colorist
Angela Pensis
Hair Artist, Colorist & Manicurist
Emily Ellis
Emily Anne Ellis
Nail Technician, Lash Artist, & Hair Artist
Samantha Tondreau
Samantha Tondreau
Hair Artist & Colorist
Circee Atkins
Hair Artist & Colorist
Odemaries Morales
Odemaries “Ode” Morales
Hair Artist, Colorist, & Makeup Artist
Patty Fairweather
Patty Fairweather
Hair Artist

Other Services

For the ultimate skin and body therapy treatments that deliver maximum results, treat yourself to an Uptown massage or spa service. We’re here to pamper and prepare you for what’s ahead, whether its’ an Aroma Stone Therapy or helping an expectant mother alleviate the swelling in her hands and feet.

Hair Artist & Colorist

Dori Vartabedian

I grew up in Westerly, RI, and was drawn to working in the salon industry because I enjoy a job that makes people look and feel beautiful. I trained at Toni & Guy and Aveda Advanced Academy. At Uptown, I have the opportunity to take in-house classes to stay on top of my skills, which is great. I gain inspiration online all the time where I follow beauty influencers on social media.Being on the Uptown team gives me the chance to work with other professionals that inspire me and share my values.
Clients comment often on how much they like my Balayage and foiling work. I love to be on-trend when it comes to color, and my best day is when a guest lets me change it up and play with the subtle tones and natural sun-kissed lightener with my free-hand hair painting. I listen closely to how my clients describe their needs, and then make recommendations based on what I think will work best for their hair type and lifestyle. I never want a client to feel stagnant, so I’m always ready with ideas for new looks, especially during the changes in season.
Others might be curious to learn that I have skydived in Hawaii! When I’m not working, I enjoy time with my husband and two boys. And on the rare night out, I’m usually with my girlfriends enjoying some wine and dishing on the latest beauty styles and looks!

Favorite Beach

East Beach

Hair Artist & Colorist

Erin Quintal

My profession is my passion. I had the privilege of graduating from a vocational high school where I learned the art of hair, and I was licensed as a Cosmetologist within one month of graduation.  I have been licensed since 2001, but I’ve worked behind the chair since 1999. 

I take pride in staying on top of the latest techniques, trends, and haircare. I have focused my continuing education on color, highlighting techniques, and advanced haircutting. I studied balayage in 2018 at the L’Oreal Academy in New York City, and became the first hairstylist in Rhode Island to earn the balayage certificate. I also enjoy educating myself on all of the product lines that we carry here at Uptown. I love seeing how hair responds to different products based on the season and the individual needs of each style and texture. 

Uptown allows me to work on the cutting edge of new techniques and products which I love! I enjoy spending my days here, where I’m part of a terrific team of talented people, and my clients are the best! Your hair color and style is an important part of your daily life, and having your best hair contributes to happiness and quality of life. I consider it a privilege to be part of this process (no pun intended!)

 

 

Favorite Beach:

Narragansett Town Beach

Hair Artist & Colorist

Ericka Oberg Devoe

I consider myself a hair muse. I don’t prefer any particular color or cut technique, rather I study my guest’s facial structure, skin tone, hair texture, and, of course, their preferences, in order to make the best recommendations and provide the ultimate results. When you spend time in my chair you’ll know that it’s important to me to see the person as a whole in order to create the look that inspires them.
I’ve had some great experiences traveling for education. I’ve spent time in Baltimore and New York, cities that inspire my love of fashion and design. I draw inspiration from following many artists and celebrity stylists on social media, and have my own Instagram account. Having a career in a creative field is fantastic because things are always changing and I never get bored. Laughing with my clients is always a highlight and makes the days go by fast.
My love for color and creation never stops, and my husband and I work together hunting for antique treasures and transforming them into garden art. We also love a good family hike in the woods, teaching our son and daughter to love and respect our natural world.

Favorite Beach:

Taylor Swift’s Backyard Beach

Hair Artist, Colorist & Manicurist

Angela Pensis

When I graduated from Arthur Angelo School of Cosmetology, I promised myself that I would never get complacent in my career. I’m happy to say that with a team of talented hair artists surrounding me, it’s been easy to stay inspired and keep my commitment to learning and growing. 

I consider each head of hair as a canvas that I’m painting. I love freehand balayage and foiling, and I take in the whole picture as I apply lightener –  the frame of the face, the way the hair grows, and the root color all play a part in how and where I apply. The longer I work with a client the more adept I become at their color and style, and I love when my guests allow me to change things up and try something new.

It’s rewarding to make others feel great and the relationships I’ve developed with my guests are very important to me. If you asked me what I couldn’t live without, it would hands down be coffee! 

When I am not working I’m busy raising my two daughters. When the sun is out you might see us at Misquamicut Beach or hiking at Tomaquag Trail or Ashville Pond in Hopkinton RI. 

Favorite Beach:

Misquamicut

Nail Technician, Lash Artist, & Hair Artist

Emily Anne Ellis

I grew up in Westerly, RI and attended Empire Cosmetology School in Warwick. There I learned skills for how to do hair, nails and also became certified in lash extensions. For the last 3 years I’ve been honing my capabilities and adopting the latest techniques to bring my clients what’s new and exciting in trends. My focus is the guest’s comfort, health, and ensuring that the services I deliver last as long as possible. I love the diversity of my job because each day I get to welcome back returning guests, and also meet new interesting people. When at Uptown I am most often providing nail and lash services or blow out hair services. Because I have naturally curly hair, I’ve spent my whole life figuring out how to style and treat raucous waves. It’s something I excel at!

Favorite Beach:

Misquamicut

Hair Artist & Colorist

Samantha Tondreau

I graduated from Westerly High’s Cosmetology school, and shortly after being licensed, I chose to continue my education at Paul Mitchell in Orlando Florida. This was a great experience, and it sparked a love for education that has kept me on the move – I’ve since attended LA’s Sexy Hair Academy and L’Oreal Professional’s Ambassador Program

Now that my family has grown with 2 beautiful daughters,  I continue to be inspired through online education and the motivational videos posted by other successful stylists. Helping people feel beautiful and creating the art of each individual’s look is my strength. I’m also adept at a wide range of braiding techniques, including cornrows. I enjoy teaching guests about the subtle nuances of their hairstyle and how they can maintain salon looks at home.

When I’m not working I enjoy time with my family and being in nature.

Favorite Beach

Misquamicut

Hair Artist & Colorist

Circee Atkins

I consider myself very fortunate to be in a career where I can do the things I love, such as transforming hair through the application of bold and vivid fashion colors. I’m part of a team of knowledgeable professionals that encourage and support each other. I started at Uptown after graduating from Toni & Guy Cosmetology School and right away I was introduced to a variety of different techniques, great personalities, and tons of exposure to everything hair. I also took over ordering the color product which is not a small task, but it taught me a lot about our color line and has helped me gain experience and confidence. As the Kerastase Ambassador, I am the go-to person for styling product questions, not only for clients, but I also take the lead in educating our team on new product launches.

You might see me working as a Guest Service Expert sometimes too. I am trained to book reservations and I love to let our guests know about other service options in our Spa.  At Uptown I’ve built a reputation for fashion color application, and while this is something I love, I also appreciate my guests who prefer more natural looks. I’ve learned from the best here at Uptown, so I can provide a full range of hair colors and cuts to my guests.

When I’m not here I’m spending time with my horses at my family farm in Connecticut, and I’m looking forward to a life balanced with work and travel adventures. I’ve already traveled to 32 states and 2 other countries!

Favorite Beach

Misquamicut

Hair Artist, Colorist, & Makeup Artist

Odemaries “Ode” Morales

I grew up in Griswold, CT and graduated from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy in Cranston, RI. I specialize in fashion color and am certified by Keratin Complex. One of the ways I stay up to speed on hair trends is to follow influential stylists on social media. I also attend cosmetology shows and classes. Coming to work does not feel like a job to me, because I find pure joy in my work. I go to great lengths to teach my clients how to achieve a salon look at home by sharing insider knowledge and recommending what products are worth spending your money on in order to achieve a professional looking outcome at home. Right now I’m perfecting my hair color and balayage techniques. If I ever have a break in between appointments, my mind goes straight to ice cream. I crave it all year long and love every flavor!

Favorite Beach

East Beach

Hair Artist

Patty Fairweather

I grew up in Queens NY but moved to East Greenwich Rhode Island in 1989 and to South County in 2000 making Rhode Island my home of 32 years.  It is where I chose to raise my four (4) daughters, where I received my undergraduate degree in English Literature, and where I chose to continue living while commuting to Boston College Law School where I received my law degree in 1997.
I’ve been practicing the art of braiding for over 45 years. I absolutely love creating beautiful box braids, corn rows, distressed butter-fly locks, and dreadlocks.  I’ve learned and adapted many creative techniques over the years. My portfolio is extensive, and I really enjoy the consultationswhich allow me to determine the grade of hair and the best type of braid to match my guest’s desired outcome, life style, and unique personal goals. Few things can match the reward of creating a beautiful head of fully braided hair and seeing the transformation and joy that it brings to my clients.
Yes, I have a busy life, but I do have a lot of fun.  When I’m not braiding hair or working at my law practice, I love to cook for my family and my family of friends.  I also love exercising at Wilcox Park and taking a leisurely stroll there while listening to audio books.  Hey, you might see me riding my bike to the farmer’s market or to the beach, or popping into the stores of downtown Westerly and Mystic Village; if you do, wave I would love to meet you!