Gosia / Founder, Lead Hair Stylist
Growing up in Poland, Gosia learned her strong work ethic from her parents and grandparents. Gosia moved to the states with her parents in 1990. From high school Gosia attended 4 years at CCSU where she studied Music and Psychology.
She was introduced to the beauty industry in 1999 and received her license from New England School of Hairdressing in 2000. Gosia has had the opportunity to work with many talented stylists, whom have inspired her. She has received training for cutting, coloring, and product knowledge from a multitude of companies including Kemon, Eufora, Kevin Murphy & Eminence Organic Skin Care. Gosia specializes in cutting, she has studied and continues to study various cutting techniques, utilizing them on the diverse hair textures of her clients. She enjoys working with all hair types, and makes healthy, manageable hair a top priority.
Bo / Lead Makeup Artist, Stylist
Bo earned her Associates Degree in 2010 with a concentration in Accounting and Business. She was an Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honor Society Member. She later graduated from the International Institute of Cosmetology in Wethersfield, CT where she received the “Salon Performance” award at her graduation.
Her passion for the beauty industry was sparked doing hair and makeup backstage for several local musicals she performed in. That spark led her to leave corporate world in pursuit of her dream to be a Stylist. She feels complete marrying her business roots with her creativity behind the chair. She comes alive with cut and color correction and is extremely passionate about instilling hair integrity. Guiding people to look their best and consequentially feel their best is her true joy.
Front End Coordinator
Moneke first came to Green Lotus as a guest several years ago and was approached to join the team as Receptionist in 2017. She is a breath of fresh air, always greeting you with a warm smile and friendly demeanor. She loves getting the chance to meet and know every guest that comes into GLS. Although she is attending school for Psychology, she has a strong passion for hair, makeup, and skin care.
Her experience with the products, especially her personal favorite Kevin Murphy, has given her a vast knowledge to help inform guests of their benefits. Moneke’s attention to detail creates an easy transition from the moment you book your appointment until you leave looking and feeling fabulous. Her goal in life is to help people feel the most beautiful version of themselves and she’s happy to be a part of GLS where we strive to make that happen every day.
Vanessa / Lead Esthetician
Vanessa has worked in the beauty industry since 1999 becoming a Certified Esthetician in 2009 upon graduation from the International Institute of Cosmetology. Prior to her Certification she studied Theater and Music where she was initially exposed to stage and special effects makeup igniting her love of beauty. Vanessa is always up on the latest Skin Care attending quarterly training from Eminence.
She has also experienced classes with Eminence CEO Boldijarre Koronczay and Lori Nestore “The Wax Queen” in addition to regular Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics training. Vanessa is an enthusiastic Esthetician with an immense knowledge of Organic Skin Care. Coupled with her warm and cheerful personality, Vanessa confidently heads our Skin Care & Hair Removal Team.
Gipsi has been apart of the beauty industry since 2004 and received her Esthetics Certification from the International Institute of Cosmetology in 2018. Gipsi’s passion for skin and beauty began when she decided to put her career as a Therapist on hold to have more time with her young children. Her search for a fun, part time job to work while the kids were in school led her to a cosmetic and skincare store. She never expected that her part time job would become her full time passion! She has provided services nationally including NY, LA and Bridal Fashion Week and has volunteered countless hours of services for local charities and events with pleasure. With Gipsi, you can rest a sure you will be well cared for from start to finish of your facial, hair removal or makeup service. Gipsi incorporates pressure point therapy in her facials and her strong attention to detail ensures thorough hair removal.
In 2007 Kristy attended Paul Mitchell The School in California and graduated in 2008 from Paul Mitchell in North Haven. Her vast knowledge of Paul Mitchell products and color gives Kristy a strong foundation for her career as a Stylist.
She has worked as a Kevin Murphy Educator and has continued her training with numerous companies including Eufora and Kemon. Kristy is a creative Stylist creating classic looks as well as edgy, avant-garde styles. Her diverse talent has allowed her to work on film sets and photo shoots. With years of experience under her belt she is a master at color and styling available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Courtney is a 2011 graduate of Paul Mitchell The School in North Haven. She is happy to have found her “hair home” right away at Green Lotus upon her graduation. She is particulary gifted with styling finer hair as well as formal hair designs. She especially loves using the Kevin Murphy “Stich Me Up” technique to create long lasting up styles.
Always eager to learn, she has continued her education with specialty cutting, color, styling as well as braiding classes from Eufora, Kevin Murphy and Kemon. Courtney’s priority is making her guests feel comfortable and satisfied with their experience from start to finish. Her natural talent along with dynamic personality make your visit with her feel like your best friend is doing your hair!
Christine graduated “Miss Congeniality” from the International Institute of Cosmetology in 2014. She brings her never failing smile along with experience behind the chair and styling hair for weddings and various photo shoots to Green Lotus. She excels at “painting” hair using the balayage technique as well as men’s fades.
Christine loves continuing education and that the industry trends are always changing; which in turn keep her creative juices flowing. She is thankful to be in a clean air salon where she knows she can continue her career for many years to come without comprimising her health or the health of her guests. Her favorite part about being a Stylist is seeing a guest walk out of the salon with confidence and a smile!
Greg first cultivated his passion for hair at the International Institute of Cosmetology in 2013. He comes to us with several years experience behind the chair in addition to Salon Management. He is grateful to transition into being a full time Stylist at Green Lotus which is where his true passion lies. Greg is an innovative Stylist who takes pride in customizing trends for his guests so they leave with their own unique and modern style.
Always intrigued to learn, Greg has taken business, color, cutting and styling classes from a variety of companies including Eufora and Kevin Murphy to exercise all aspects of the hair industry. His passion comes alive creating dimensional color and formal hair designs as well as finishing hair. Whether you’re a new guest in his chair or a returnee, Greg strives for perfection making sure you leave confident and satisfied every visit!