Sheri Petrarca, Owner
Sheri is a 3rd generation hairdresser. Her grandma owned a very successful salon called “The Powder Puff Beauty Shoppe” in Wayland Square. Sheri’s dad cofounded Christiaan’s in 1971. Sheri grew up in the beauty business. Her first memory of actually working was in the blizzard of ’78. We were snowed into the salon along with some stylists. Clients came in off the street and wanted a haircut. So Sheri was the receptionist for several days when she was ten.
Sheri started hairdressing school at 18 and immediately was working at Christiaan’s as an assistant. She was trained by one of our Israeli stylists and soon became a stylist/colorist. Sheri is a warm, caring person that wants everyone to be happy. She attends many classes throughout the year to keep up with an every changing industry.
Sheri’s main responsibility now is hiring/training all new staff, the continual education of all staff and the daily running of the salon while still retaining a clientele; styling and coloring. Sheri is very happily married with three children and two grandchildren. Sheri loves being busy between her home, family and the salon.
Sacha Paschke, Owner
Sacha started her career at Christiaan Salon in 2004 after receiving her education at Paul Mitchell School in Cranston Rhode Island. In 2018 she became an owner in the business after years of managing the salon. She is constantly reinventing her image, giving her clients inspiration to also change their look. Sacha has a passion for her job and when clients leave, it shows.
As owner and manager Sacha hires staff, helps stylists grow their clientele, writes blogs and newsletters, researches new products and techniques, and manages day to day tasks in the salon.
When not in the salon Sacha is a mom to her little girl, enjoys cooking for friends and family, and traveling.
Carla, Independent Contractor
Carla graduated Empire Beauty School in 2011, and then began training under prestigious master stylists at two upscale salons. Her natural talent and hunger for the industry landed her continuing education opportunities at Orlando’s Bumble and Bumble academy for extensive styling techniques. Having curly hair herself, Carla has a niche for conquering unruly textures; dry cutting and short styles are her favorite!
Carla is a Goldwell Master Colorist, and regularly attends classes at the California and New York City locations. She specializes in dimensional color such as balayage, ombre, and intensive color corrections. Carla is also certified in hair extensions, Keritan complex and Keritan smoothing treatments.
Katie Rodriguez, Independent Contractor
Katie graduated from the Aveda School of Cosmetology in 2015 and has been with Christiaan Salon ever since. Katie started at Christiaan as a receptionist, then worked as an assistant and quickly worked her way up to a stylist. Katie’s passion for the industry and dedication towards her clients are what makes her a great hair stylist. Katie seeks out continuing education classes and loves to stay up to date on industry practices, especially in the curly & textured hair world. She’s been a curly hair specialist since 2017 and strives to show her clients how to embrace their natural beauty with easy hands-on tips and tricks. Making clients feel relaxed & comfortable in her chair is Katie’s number one priority.
Sydney is a graduate of East Providence Career and Technical High School. She began focusing on cosmetology skills her freshman year and became a licensed cosmetologist her senior year. From a young age she knew her passion was in the beauty industry and was eager to learn more. Sydney started assisting at Christiaan in August of 2020, and took full advantage of the opportunity to refine her skills learning from highly-trained professionals. She has since advanced to become a Stylist. She loves working with dimensional brunettes and color corrections. When she is not at the salon she enjoys doing Glam and Special Effects makeup.
With over 10 years of experience, Justina Cedroni is a professional nail technician with the skill and understanding to provide manicure and pedicure services for any occasion. After graduating from the California Nail Academy in 2003, she went on to open her own salon in the historic East Side neighborhood of Providence, to service a portfolio of high-end clientele. Her salon was acknowledged as “Best Nail Salon” by Best of Rhode Island in 2014 and she was also featured in East Sider Magazine for her entrepreneurial prowess and success as a first generation immigrant. She was able to successfully sell her business in early 2018 and has joined the Christiaan Salon and Day Spa to continue offering her style of luxe nail services. Justina now lives in Smithfield and enjoys cooking, pilates, and spending time with her family.
Front Desk Coordinator
Zach is our front desk coordinator who will greet you upon entering the salon and will be the last smile you see when you leave. Because Zach always had an interest in grooming and skincare, he naturally fit right in at Christiaan. When Zach isn’t at the salon you can find him training to become an EMT with the end goal of becoming a Fire Fighter!
Kyle, Independent Contractor
Meet Kyle, a talented hair stylist with a passion for creating stunning looks for each of his clients. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Kyle graduated from cosmetology school in 2013 and went back to school for barbering in 2015 to become dual licensed. His dedication to the craft shines through from consultation to finished look, as he continuously strives to stay on top of the latest trends and techniques.
Kyle also has a wealth of experience as an educator, having spent 5 years working with the iconic hair color company, Wella. Teaching other stylists about blonding and advanced color techniques, such as color correction. His expertise has taken him all over the USA, including California, Boston and New York, where he has trained and mentored countless stylists.
When Kyle isn’t behind the chair, he enjoys going out dancing and of course, he would never miss out on a good Sunday brunch with friends and family. With Kyle on your side, you can trust that your hair will be in the hands of a skilled and experienced stylist who is dedicated to bringing out your best look.
Brandon Conley graduated from Michaels School of Cosmetology in Bedford New Hampshire, in September of 2022. Brandon is a Maine native and enjoys all things outdoors. He enjoys hair cutting and creative color, and has a passion for bridal and special events styling. He is also certified in several styles of hair extensions. When he isn’t behind the chair, you might find him exploring RI with his fiancé and dogs, working on an interior design project, or mixing up a killer cocktail behind the bar at a local restaurant. With a background in education, Brandon loves to seek opportunities to further his knowledge and keep up to date with the latest styling trends.
Ayana Altman started school immediately after graduating high school and graduated from Paul Mitchell the School of Cosmetology in Orlando FL in May of 2021.
She loves all things color but specifically likes to work on lived in highlights and balayage. She is constantly learning new techniques and continues her education to keep up with current hair trends and sharpen her skills. She previously was a hairdresser in Orlando FL for 3 years before moving to RI. Ayana loves to watch others work and learning others techniques to better her own skills. And when not in the salon, she also specializes in Soft and Full Glam Makeup.