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OUR TEAM

THE POWER OF A STYLIST

Obsidian Salon is staffed by experts who are at the top of their game. You can choose your stylist based on industry experience, giving you a choice of prices, but the same incredible service.

 
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ERIN RAY

Owner/Lived-in color specialist

Erin is the resident Chair Lord and Owner at Obsidian Salon. She’s been in the industry for 7 years and specializes in lived color for both brunettes and blondes.


Erin loves connecting with her clients, building a positive rapport with them, resulting in giving them their dream hair! Three years ago, Erin chose to be her own boss in the hair industry and never looked back. She loves that she has the freedom to work with her dream clients when and how she likes. 


Obsidian became a place that Erin wishes was available to her when she went off on her own - a safe space for growth and mentorship.

When she’s not at the salon, she's with her husband,  kids, and dogs traveling and exploring nature. When they can, they love to venture off to local breweries trying the latest brews. 


Erin is accepting a limited amount of new clients! See Erin's website for pricing and booking information.

IG: erinrayhair

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TORY SUGDEN

Stylist/Colorist

Tory joined Obsidian from the very beginning. She has been in the industry for 5 years. Color is her strength and she loves to experiment and combine new color/cut techniques to create the best look for each of her clients. Tory prides herself on being relatable and genuine providing her clients with an open and authentic experience. She loves being her own boss with the opportunity to make a name for herself and grow as a stylist alongside Erin. When she’s not at Obsidian, she’s traveling and experiencing new places or cuddled on her couch watching true crime documentaries.


Tory is currently accepting new clients! See Tory's website for pricing and booking information.

IG: notoryoushair

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LAUREN HERNANDEZ

Stylist/Colorist

 

Lauren joined Obsidian in November 2021 with 10 years of industry experience. She received her certification from Capri Cosmetology in Nanuet, NY. Lauren’s speciality and what she loves to do is color corrections, highlights, and hair extensions.


She loves to connect with people, to watch her client’s faces light up after a transformation. Lauren is no stranger to pushing her limits and furthering her education. Currently, she is learning to take killer hair pictures while mastering curling, and new techniques.


Lauren loves the freedom of being her own boss, to make her own schedule with the ability to push or pause herself as needed. Lauren knew from the beginning Obsidian would be her new home, she felt comfortable the moment she walked in. She can already see herself growing so much at Obsidian and wakes up excited to go to work.

When she’s not at the salon, you can find Lauren at home with her son, trying new restaurants, or on a plane traveling the world! 

Lauren is currently accepting new clients! See Lauren's website for pricing and booking. 

 IG: lauren_hernan

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SONG DETRINCA

Stylist/Colorist

Song joined the team in March of 2022 and has a total of 24 years in the industry; 7 years as a hairstylist and 17 years as a make-up artist. She studied and received her certification at Capri Cosmetology in New York. 


Song’s strength is enhancing her clients' hair with effortless glamour.

She loves giving her clients cuts and colors that they can style themselves. She has an eye for seeing how dimensional balayage will enhance each cut and style.


Her first love is balayage. Painting the hair is very therapeutic for her and her best work comes through in her meditative state. Song loves cutting a variety of styles from a nice textured bob to a lived-in long layered haircut. 


Song loves to connect with her clients. She effortlessly builds trust and rapport with them that allows them to explore what they do next whether it’s a new trend or a complete makeover. Song has styled a few brides’ hair and make-up and loves being a part of such a memorable, special day. 


Song has followed Erin Ray for a while and was thrilled when she heard she was opening her own salon. She thought, ”why wouldn’t I want to be part of a creative badass team in CT?! It was time for me to see what else I can do. Get uncomfortable and grow!”


Song’s clients would definitely say she’s a perfectionist when it comes to hair but her personality is laid back and goofy.

When Song is not at Obsidian, you will find her trying a new restaurant or wandering a hiking trail with her daughter. She is very family-oriented and loves exploring all that Connecticut has to offer.

Song is currently accepting new clients! See Song's website for pricing and booking. 

 IG: styledbysong

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LAUREN DONNELLY

Stylist/Colorist

Lauren joined the Obsidian squad in March 2022. She has 5 years of industry experience and received her license from Paul Mitchell The School in Danbury, Connecticut.



Her strengths are balayage, custom color, and extensions and she loves giving client total transformations! Lauren says giving someone a completely new look by the end of their service is so gratifying! 


She loves meeting new people and being able to touch their lives in a way no one else can. She pushes her limits to learn the newest trends and provides her clients with a more personable, high-end service.


With joining Obsidian, Lauren is excited to be her own boss and for the freedom to be creative, push her limits, and grow as a stylist! Lauren says, “choosing Obsidian was easy for me, walking into the beautiful open space was like a breath of fresh air.”


Lauren is known for being fun-loving, open-minded, creative, and down for anything! When she’s not at the salon, you can find her hanging out with friends, exploring nature, and hitting all the best wineries!

 IG: stylesby.laur

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VICTORIA ACKERLY

Stylist/Colorist

Victoria joined the Obsidian team June 2022. She has 6 years of industry experience and received her education from Paul Mitchell the School in Danbury, Connecticut.


She loves blonding of all kind, likes to think of herself as a wizard when it comes to toning! She enjoys performing haircuts from long to pixies and also clipper cuts! 


Victoria’s favorite service is the big transformations where clients can see themselves in a totally new way! She loves everything about hair and gets lost in the zone during those longer services. 


She loves being able to see the joy in her clients faces when she turns the chair around! It can be very emotional!

She loves being able to connect with his clients and relate to their real life situations. Being behind the chair opens a line between two people who may have never met.


Being her own boss is something that she thinks is both challenging and rewarding! She believed that you really see your true potential and are able to push yourself, and truly show your creations without limitations. 


Victoria chose Obsidian because she felt that “the universe sort of just put her in the right place at the right time. And upon meeting Erin and the rest of the girls in the salon, I felt it was clear that this would be a wonderful opportunity!”


Her clients would say that she is a very “what you see is what you get kinda girl.” And loves to share personal stories and connect with clients and share experiences. 


When Victoria is not at the salon you can find her either riding her bike with her boyfriend, or relaxing by the pool in the summer time. In the winter you might find her snuggled up in front of the fire place with a hot cocoa! 


IG: v.thehairqueen