Get To Know Our Team

The Hair Stylists

Please click each stylist’s name to expand their bio.

Amy Cataldo
Amy is a New England native, born and raised in Exeter, New Hampshire. She traveled south and started her professional hair industry career in 2005 by attending the Paul Mitchell School in Orlando. From there forward, she has been inspired to grow as a stylist by attending many other education classes including, but not limited to the Bumble and Bumble Academy, Prive Academy, and L’Oreal Professional Academy.

She joined the team at Shānti in 2009 and loves being a part of a professional, creative, and talented group of women. Amy listens carefully to each client, and customizes their look to the best of her ability. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family including her two dogs.

Notable Education

  • Bumble and Bumble: Design Workshop, New York
  • Bumble and Bumble: Studio Workshop, New York
  • Bumble and Bumble: Network Educator I, New York
  • Bumble and Bumble: Network Educator II, New York
  • Brazilian Blowout: Certified
  • L’Oréal Professionnel Academy: Balayage Methods, New York
  • Privé Academy: Creative Cutting, Series of 4 Classes

Andrea Shine
Raised in Massachusetts, Andrea has spent the majority of her life cultivating a keen interest in art through various creative disciplines. She earned a dual degree in Design and Visual Arts from Northern Essex, while at the same time establishing herself as an artist with multiple publications in college journals. Andrea was chosen from a small group of students to have her illustrations appear in a deaf studies dictionary utilized by Gallaudet University Regional Center.

Over time, Andrea’s nurturing side led her to channel her art into a more tangible form. She attended Empire Beauty School, graduating in 2007, and shortly thereafter joined the distinguished staff at Shanti Salon in Newburyport where she’s worked ever since.

Andrea has a wide range of abilities, and can create both uniquely fashionable looks as well as traditional styles through dynamic color, flattering cuts, and a diverse set of techniques – all individually tailored to each particular client. She has developed a deeply loyal client base not only because of her creativity, but also her warm and welcoming disposition.

In her spare time she enjoys riding her Motorcycle, photography, and anything that involves improvisational comedy. Follow her on Instagram @shinetimes

Notable Education

  • L’Oréal Professionnel Academy: Balayage- Hands on Experience, Amy McManus
  • L’Oréal Professionnel Academy: Balayage Methods, Min Kim
  • DevaCurl: DevaCut® Certified
  • Brazilian Blowout Certified
  • SoCap: Hair Extensions Certified
  • Aveda Advanced Academy: Innovative Cutting Essentials
  • Jingles: Color Theory

Bobbie Smith
When people ask Bobbie, “What made you want to be a hair stylist?” she has one answer: Her Barbie Dolls. As a young girl, she spent countless hours combing and styling her collection of Barbie Dolls to perfection, just to line them up and admire what she created.
Because it became apparent at such an early age that beauty was her true passion, she attended cosmetology school immediately. Since the moment she graduated in 2001 she has dedicated her time to perfecting her craft. She’s a firm believer in continuing education and staying on top of the latest trends.
In 2013 she was exposed to creative cutting, and completing a series of cutting courses at the Prive SoHo Academy in New York City. It was there she trained under top celebrity hair stylists. This came with an amazing opportunity to work New York City Fashion Week, styling models backstage for the runway. It was a real life Barbie Doll dream come true!
Her next creative venture came when she fell madly in love with the art of Balayage. After completing a series of courses at the L’Oréal Professional Academy in New York City, she became a Certified Balayage stylist. As she continues to dive into the world of Balayage, her clients have grown to love how she expertly places her hand painted highlights and they enjoy the multidimensional looks she creates just for them.
Bobbie spends her time at Shānti both working behind the chair, and training other young stylists at the salon in color education. She’s doing what she loves best: Making others feel beautiful. Follow her on Instagram

Notable Eduction

  • L’Oréal Professionnel Academy: Balayage Certified Artist, Series of 3 Classes
  • L’Oréal Professionnel Academy: Balayage- Hands on Experience, Amy McManus
  • Privé Academy: Creative Cutting, Series of 4 Classes
  • DevaCurl: DevaCut® Certified
  • Brazilian Blowout Certified
  • SoCap: Hair Extensions Certified
  • American Hair Color Academy: Color Certification Program
  • J Beverly Hills: Advanced Hair Design

Heidi Carvalho
It was Heidi’s upbringing in Maine where she developed a strong love for the outdoors. Then in 2004 she made the move to Massachusetts and chose to pursue a career in the beauty industry. She attended both Portsmouth and Blaine Beauty Schools, graduating from the latter in 2005.
Heidi loves being creative in her work. Her consultations lead to a unique experience focused on the specific needs of each client. She enjoys both cutting and coloring hair, and has been certified in various techniques including the DevaCurl® DevaCut, which makes her an expert with curly hair. Heidi stays inspired and on top of current trends by taking as many classes as she can. She has traveled to New York to attend classes at the Privé Academy.
Heidi’s other passion is in natural healing where she also holds several certifications. Outside of the salon, she enjoys being a wife and mom of two. Her true happy place is the beach where she can be found year round.

Notable Education

  • Aquagé: Blowdrying and Styling
  • Aquagé: Razor Cutting
  • Paul Mitchell: Cutting and Barbering
  • All Nutrient: Advanced Color Technique
  • All Nutrient: Color Correction
  • Privé Academy: Creative Cutting
  • DevaCurl®: Cutting Certification
  • DevaCurl® Pintura: Color Certification
  • L’Oréal: Basic Balayage
  • Privé Academy: The Art of Cutting
  • L’Oréal: Balayage, Creating the Perfect Piece

Susan Casey
Susan is a Boston native that began her professional career in the mid 1990’s. She joined Shānti’s team in 2015 and has fit in seamlessly ever since.
She makes a special effort during every consultation to get to know her clients and identify their needs. Susan enjoys customizing her services to honor each client’s individuality as well as their lifestyle. She is a true specialist with anything that requires extra attention to detail, including but not limited to color corrections and dry hair cutting.
Being a veteran in the hair industry gives her a deep level of devotion to her craft. She continues to be passionate about the art of hairstyling today, and believes that one should never stop learning. With that, Susan is always working towards additional certifications and advancements in her career.
Susan is fluent in both English and Spanish, and she is an avid reader in her free time.

Notable Education

  • L’Oréal Professionnel Academy: Balayage Methods
  • L’Oréal Professionnel Academy: Balayage- Hands on Experience, Amy McManus
  • Keune: The Art of Men’s Hairstyling
  • L’Oréal Professionnel Academy: Balayage- Creating the Perfect Piece
  • John Sahag: Dry Hair Cutting
  • Luis Alvarez: Upstyling
  • Aquage: Hair Cutting and Dresswork
  • Beth Menardi: Color and Cutting
  • Beth Menardi: Color
  • Privé Academy: Educator Training

Get to Know Our Team

The Skin Care Specialists

Lauren Cappos
Lauren graduated from Empire Beauty School’s Portsmouth campus in 2008. This New England native relocated to Charlotte, NC in 2013. There, she worked for a dermatology practice as a medical Esthetician, and for Benefit Cosmetics an “Arch Expert” specializing in eyebrow shaping. Lauren returned to Massachusetts in 2016 and joined the Shānti staff as a Master Esthetician.
She has treated all types of skin and conditions including acne, sun damage, aging skin, to name a few. Lauren is extremely passionate about her career in skincare, and she is committed to her own continuing education by attending advanced courses and seminars to learn about the growing advances in the Esthetics Industry.
Outside of work, Lauren can be found enjoying time with her son, traveling, and cooking. She also loves spending time with friends and family.

Notable Education & Certifications of Advanced Training for the following areas of expertise:

  • Eyebrow Arch Expert Training, Benefit Cosmetics®
  • Eyebrow & Lash Tinting
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Ultrasonic
  • Dermaplane Facials
  • Chemical Peels
  • Various lasers and light therapies
  • Extensive training for Ethnic Skin
  • Extensive training for Acneic Skin

Get To Know Our Team

The Front of House

Amber Jansen, Salon Manager
Amber’s professional career began in early childhood education. She taught and nurtured infants, toddlers and preschoolers in New Hampshire and Maine for 10 years, but decided to leave her dream job as Director of the Childcare Center at Berwick Academy in Maine to take a chance on a new journey at Shānti.

She has been the Salon Manager since early 2004, and has formed a true love for the beauty industry as well as customer service over the years. She feels extremely fortunate to have found a second career just as rewarding as her first!

Amber is a wonderful asset to the Shānti culture. She prides herself on being a consummate professional, and she gives clients an experience that is not only welcoming, but efficient from booking to checkout. Regular clients of the salon truly look forward to spotting Amber while they are in for their appointment.

Besides the professionalism she brings to the salon, in her personal life she is married to her best friend, Sean, and they have a beautiful and funny son Anders with whom they love adventuring with.