BIOGRAPHIES & PHOTOS
ORIGINATORS OF REVIVA SALON
RITA GOULART MARIA RIFFKIN
Reviva Salon was opened over thirty five years ago by Rita Goulart and Maria Riffkin. Together they opened the first day spa in Cumberland RI. Rita and Maria were inspired by their trips to Europe, after seeing the spas and beauty trends. They decided Cumberland was ready to experience the first ever European day spa. Rita went to Loretta's School Of Beauty and became a licensed nail technician. Maria went to Catherine Hinds and became a licensed Esthetician, using only the highest quality medical grade products. Rita and Maria then went on to open Reviva Spa and Beauty Boutique on Mendon Road in Cumberland, which was wildly successful and remained open for a number of years. Together they sold the salon and retired but decided after a taking some time that they weren't quite ready for retirement. That is when their second salon was born. Reviva Salon was opened for a second time in 2011, in a new location in Cumberland. Again they built a successful salon and some of their previous staff returned home because of how much they loved them. After seven years of being the backbone, heart and soul of the salon, Rita and Maria decided it was time to take a step back and relax. Rita and Maria sold Reviva Salon to Renee Tetreault in July 2018. Rita and Maria are still the foundation of Reviva Salon and are there at any given time. You will find Rita at the front desk warmly welcoming clients as they walk in, and Maria is still providing the highest quality facials around.
Rita and Maria created a family of stylists, skincare, and beauty professionals who work together as a team and who love and support one another. Reviva is the brain child of these two kind, caring, and inspirational women who have done their best to help others in the beauty industry.
Rita and Maria have passed the torch to Renee who hopes continue running Reviva just as they have done for the past thirty five plus years.
Passionate about hair and skincare, driven, and goal oriented, Renee always knew one day she would own her own salon. Renee graduated from Arthur Angelo's in 2009 and went on to work at multiple hair salons. In 2016, Renee started at Reviva Salon and made it her permanent home. Over the next two years, she formed positive relationships with her co-workers and Reviva's parents, Rita & Maria. Renee purchased Reviva in July of 2018 from Rita and Maria, and is focused on maintaining the positive upbeat atmosphere everyone has grown to love. Renee loves learning new and upcoming trends and is passionate about the hair and beauty industry. Renee is a licensed cosmetologist and is certified in Keratin treatments, long hair design, and fantasy color. Renee proceeded to get her esthetician license after cosmetology school and specializes in full body waxing. She is certified in Mirabella bridal makeup and Yonka skincare and is a certified Nova Lash Extensions artist. Renee is also a licensed tattoo artist and has done permanent makeup. Education is important to Renee, and she is always striving to grow and excel in this vast business.
In 2016, Renee and her two sisters, Katie and Jillian, opened Grey Tree Boutique (www.greytreellc.com), attached by a set of french doors to Reviva Salon, giving the salon an exciting addition. Renee is excited by new prospects, ideas, and changes. If you are looking for a change, whether it is hair or skin, call today to make an appointment with Renee.
At pint sized five-foot even, Little Jess, as she's called, has big personality! With over 10 years of experience she is certified in Keratin hair straightening, Wella color, and cutting. Jess can give you a whole new look in just a couple of hours! Her hours include Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
If you want to look foxy make an appointment with Audra Fox! Audra graduated from Tony & Guy Hairdressing Academy in 2008 and has been working in the industry for over 10 years. Audra can give you a sleek new look with Keratin Complex Smoothing treatment by Copolla. She uses Redken & Joico color and can transform your look in an afternoon. We promise you will look like a total fox when you leave!
Lauren and the foxy Audra are besties! Lauren is an experienced cosmetologist and has been in the beauty business since 2004. With one of the sweetest personalities you can come across, Lauren makes you feel special the moment you have a seat in her chair. If your looking for silky smooth hair she is certified in Keratin. Lauren specializes in color, so whether its a natural look you're going for or a more vibrant shade, she's got you covered! Lauren uses Redken and Joico color, and the results will amaze you!
Big hair and big personality, April is an experienced stylist with over 25 years in the beauty industry. April graduated from Arthur Angelo and is well rounded in all aspects of hair and design, whether it's color, highlights, cuts, perms, or up-dos. She will give you a brand new look by the time your hair session is over!
After 32 years as a hairstylist, Lisa loves the challenge of of cutting long hair, using a number of different methods such as razoring, and chipping to create a more natural look. She can give you highlights or style your hair with bold fun colors! Lisa prides herself on her relationships with her clients. She truly listens allowing her to meet your expectations for all your hair care needs!
Linda has been a hair stylist for over 35 years. Linda beat breast cancer and is selective in the products that she chooses to use. She offers organic hair coloring. All Nutrient Hair Color products are formaldehyde, paraben, sulfate, and carcinogen free and are certified through the People of Ethical Treatment of Animals. All Nutrients are a great color choice for those who are sensitive to color or who have allergies. If you are looking for a more natural choice of hair color make an appointment with Linda, you won't be disappointed!
To learn more about Linda's services and pricing, visit her site directly at https://www.lindashair80.org/
Sonya is a hairstylist with over twelve years experience and, like Linda, specializes in All Nutrient Organic Hair Color. Sonya is passionate about making people feel and look their best by the time they leave her chair. Sonya loves when clients walk out confident in their new look and style. Sonya knows how to communicate and can easily have a conversation with anyone! If you want a fresh new look with organic hair color make an appointment with Sonya!
Drew is the king of the castle here at Reviva! With over fifty years experience his knowledge for this industry is endless. His last name couldn't be more fitting as it means garden in French, and when Drew isn't beautifying clients he can be found at home doing his favorite hobby, gardening. Drew is the party here at Reviva, and his stories won't disappoint! Call today to make an appointment with Drew!
Jaycee is a graduate of Davies and has experience in both hair, skin, and makeup. Jaycee loves doing makeup and is a talented makeup artist. Jaycee is stylish, fun loving, and trendy! If you need a makeup artist for your special day, whether it is for a wedding, prom, or just a night out on the town, Jaycee will get you looking chic and flawless! You will be more than happy with how your hair and makeup turns out with this talented stylist!
Lisa is an experienced cosmetologist and was the owner of Li Salon of North Providence for over 27 years. Lisa was a national educator for creative nail design for 10 years. She specializes in cut, color and hair straightening. Lisa is also does dip nails, manicures, and gels, as well as, ear coning for health! If you want a fresh look for your hair or a creative nail design, make an appointment with Lisa!
Kerry is a graduate of Loretta's and is a licensed cosmetologist with over thirty years experience. Kerry specializes in nails and offers dip, shellac, acrylic, manicures, pedicures, hand treatments, and foot treatments. Kerry is also an eyelash extension specialist and offers volume lashes in addition to many other variations. Kerry will consult with you and give you a brand new look based on your eye shape and what you're looking for! Kerry is all about eyes and is the best eyelash extension artist in town! Call today and make an appointment to get those bedroom eyes!!
NAIL TECHNICIANS- ESTHETICIANS-EYELASH EXTENSION ARTISTS
Mariana is a nail technician and an esthetician with over twenty years experience in the beauty industry. Mariana is originally from Romania, and upon arrival to the USA got her licenses and has been working for Reviva ever since. Mariana uses medical grade skincare products and has an abundance of knowledge when it comes to skincare. Mariana is a waxing expert and can shape your brows flawlessly. Mariana offers manicures, pedicures, and shellac. if you are looking for a facial, wax, or nail treatment, make an appointment with Mariana. You will be thrilled!
NOSHE SHAKEEB SYED
Noshe is a true artist with over twenty years experience with threading. Noshe is an expert with eyebrow shaping and will make sure that your eyebrows frame your face flawlessly. Noshe also offers full face threading. Noshe is available on Thursday nights 5:30 on. If you want a flawless look, call today to make an appointment!
In order for a salon to run smoothly a good receptionist is key! Michele is Reviva's welcoming receptionist, and Renee's mother! Michele is here to lend a helping hand whether it is making sure the salon is neat and tidy, the towels are always stocked, the phone calls are quickly and efficiently answered, and most importantly that our clients feel welcomed and comfortable. Michele's motherly, outgoing, caring personality will make you feel right at home!
GREY TREE GIRLS
Grey Tree Boutique was opened in November 2016 by three sisters, Renee, Katie, and Jillian. Katie graduated from Bryant University with a major in Marketing and a minor in Communications. Jillian graduated from Bryant University with a double major in Global Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship and a minor in Communications. Renee helps run the store in between the salon and offers a creative mind. Their father Paul redid the entire store by hand and painted the solar system on the ceilings. Their mother Michele helps run the store, along with the salon. Grey Tree is located next door to Reviva Salon in Chelo's Plaza and is also easily accessible via a set of french doors that are connected to Reviva Salon. So as your waiting to get your hair done, you can shop for you or that special someone. Contact Grey Tree at 401-333-3700 or click the Shop Grey Tree above to check out the store website or purchase online.