Success Story, Carol, Christiaan Salon and Day Spa in Providence, RI

Carol, Stylist / Colorist

Hello, my name is Carol! I am a proud, single mother of two wonderful daughters. I enjoy gardening, the outdoors, sewing, and cannot resist a good book! Becoming a hairstylist was something I began experimenting with as a teenager, getting my hands on any friends or family willing to subject themselves to to my growing passion. In my twenties, I backpacked all over Europe, Asia and North Africa; hungry to experience other cultures and ways of living.
I am a senior stylist with more than 40 years working experience in this profession (16 years abroad– in Amsterdam). My journey through cosmetology began in the 1970’s here in Providence, with Christiaan’s Salon. The majority of my education /training is with Toni & Guy and Goldwell. I specialize in haircuts (ranging anywhere from a classic style to cutting edge trends), and the application of balayage highlights. What makes me unique is not only my many years of experience, but also the work I’ve done internationally (ie. fashion shows in Paris, photo shoots in Bali).
I feel that the most important part of my job is to ensure customer satisfaction. I achieve this with good listening skills, this is the key to make sure your hairstyle is exactly what you wanted, that also flatters your best features! My goal is not only to provide you with a low maintenance look –that you are able to maintain yourself, but something you can fall in love with! I regularly attend hair shows and classes on my days off, to keep up with new techniques and the latest fashions. I believe that you can never stop learning!

Hair by Carol


Hair Services start
Kerasilk treatment haircut 78
women’s haircut 60
men’s haircut 55
thick hair straight blowdry add 10
child haircut (under 12) 25
bang, beard trim  10
shampoo & style  25
flat iron  10
Conditioning  start
Kerasilk treatment blow dry  45
deep conditioning with service add:  10
Complimentary Consultation Advisable for
New Clients before a Color Service.
regrowth touch up 55
customized men’s color 20-45
color balance 15
partial highlight 82
full highlight 110
balayage/hand painting 120
light and tone 70
color correction, price upon consultation  
Special Occasion  start
up style 60
style down 50
Bridal  start
bridal up-do with veil 75


  • Christiaan Salon offers top notch service in a cheerful, relaxed atmosphere. You really couldn’t ask for better. I always leave happy–Carol is pure gold!
  • *****  Great Salon!
    at CitysearchI’ve been a faithful Christiaan’s client since I moved to Providence from NYC 7 years ago. The staff is very experienced and it’s a very relaxed environment. My hair stylist Carol is European trained and works to get the best look for me. Olga’s nail care keeps me looking polished! I also enjoy talking to her, but I haven’t yet learned any Russian!! I think you would be happy with any of the professionals working there as it is a very well run salon.
    Up to the minute styles, cuts and color..
  • Going to Christiaan Salon and Day Spa was the best decision I ever made! I love the atmosphere. It has an artistic charm and is comfortable and clean. I get my hair cut and highlighted at Christiaan’s and Carol is my stylist. Because of her skill and experience I trust her completely. I never have to worry about getting a bad cut or something I didn’t want. She gives me exactly the cut I want.
    I don’t mind spending a little more to get what I want. My hair is that important to me and I’m worth it!!
  • I want you to know that on my weekend in NY City- 14 ( I counted ) people stopped me and asked where I got my haircut!- I told them all- Carol Ricci in Providence RI-
    Such a cut! I came in bedraggled (old and tired) last week in the bitter cold and I left with a lift and a lilt in my step-
    and a haircut that was bold and sassy- but soft and never silly…no small feat at 57!
    Cheers C

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