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Kenneth Cote

Owner/Style Director

"We are your source for looking great, knowing how to take care of your look and feeling great about it."

Kenneth Cote

A Rhode Island native, Ken has a long resume as a Sassoon-trained stylist, entrepreneur and global guest artist for leading product manufacturers. He opened his first salon in 1977. He remains dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing salon environment for both the staff and clients.

Belief

"Education is the ultimate key to guest satisfaction. That's why I personally train and certify each new stylist that joins our team before they perform guest services. Ongoing education is what keeps us on top of our game."

Mission

Our mission is  to provide unsurpassed quality services in a professional, yet warm and friendly, team atmosphere. We strive to exceed our clients' expectations through consistency, education and communication.

Dedication

Our passion is in the development of business aspects that reflect who and what we represent, cultivating of the spirit, energy and creativity of those we select to be part of our team.

Our Team

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Richard Bump

Manager

"Our team goal each time you visit us is to create an experience of shared creative energies, to turn you on, to put you at ease while making you forget the stresses and pressures of your everyday world for at least a little while. So plug into what we have to offer and experience the transformative power of our creative, nurturing and healing touch." Team member since 1977.

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Cynthia Hall

Stylist III/Master Colorist

"I believe in customizing a style that will suit your personality and it should also be one that you can recreate yourself at home. I don't employ a cookie-cutter approach to hair design or hair coloring. Rather, I approach each guest as an individual." Team member since 1995.

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Bob Labossiere

Stylist III/Master Colorist

"Everyone has an inner beauty. Come in and let me help you discover yours!" Team member since 1998.

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Lisa Johnson

Stylist II

"I enjoy the art of hairdressing and its ability to bring out everyone's inner beauty. I've had the honor and pleasure of doing this at Kenneth Cote for several years. I would love an opportunity to provide you with a cut or color to help bring out your best." Team member since 2002.

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Alicia Fisher Carter

Stylist II

"What I love about being a stylist is being able to make my clients feel great about themselves. Whether you want something fresh and stylish or classic and timeless, I will listen and give you what you are looking for! Not sure what it is you want? Together we will explore your needs and I can create a look perfect for you!" Team member since 2003.

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Jessica Pannone

Stylist II

"I love coloring hair and creating beautiful blondes and brunettes that look as natural as the day they were born. I also love transforming curly, frizzy and unruly hair into smooth, silky straight, shiny hair. My goal is to bring smiles to my guests' faces because when you look good, you feel great!" Team member since 2009.

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KJ Steenhuissen

Stylist II

"I feel so blessed that I love and have a passion for what I do. It's not just hair on a head, it's a canvas, a beautiful piece of art that I sculpt and shape to beautify you. Everyone is different and you want to feel unique. That's what I'm here for. If I can put a smile on your face and be a good listener, then I've made a positive difference in your life." Team member since 2010.

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Stephanie Tovar

Stylist II/master colorist candidate

"I have a passion for this industry and while fashions fade, style is eternal and everyone has some! From classic looks come modern interpretations and I love doing it all! I believe that your experience in the salon should be an enjoyable one that you look forward to every time. During your time here we will discover a style that will fit your lifestyle and needs as well as leave you excited about your personal style!" Team member since 2011.

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Emily Mason Partridge

Stylist II

"I strive to create a great environment for hair to be at its best with each of my clients. I have always had a passion for hair design and for creating a beautiful aesthetic. I love working with people to customize a personal style for them; whether it be classic or modern, sophisticated or edgy, or just plain fabulous! I love having fun behind the chair and getting people excited about their hair, because we all know when you look good, you feel good!" Team member since 2011.

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Danielle Marcotte

Stylist II/micro point specialist

"My passion is to create the perfect style and color for each individual who sits in my chair. I provide exceptional service and feel a great sense of accomplishment when a client's eyes light up with their new look. My creativity is energized by continually learning new styles and trends to share with my guests. My goal is to provide outstanding services at Kenneth Cote." Team member since 2012.

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Melanie Smith

Stylist II

"My goal, during my many years of hairdressing both in Ohio and here in Rhode Island, is to customize my approach to meet your individual needs. I strive to create the most natural-looking color results without compromising the health of your hair." Team member since 2013.

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Kristin Karboski

Stylist II

"I have the best job in the world. Every day I get to put smiles on people's faces! Creativity is my passion." Team member since 2014.

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Derek Vecoli

Stylist II

"Your hair hasn't seen glam until it's been with these hands!" Derek is a Toni & Guy alum who joined our team in 2014 with five years experience in the industry. He has a love for both cutting and coloring and a passion for styling. Some clients have referred to him as "the master of the blowout." Derek was recently named a Wella Brand Educator. Team member since 2014.

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Alyssa Bean

Stylist II

"My goal is to maintain the integrity of your hair when coloring or highlighting it. Let's work together to get your hair healthy. After all, healthy hair is beautiful hair." Team member since 2014.

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Terence Ray

Stylist I/Men's Specialist

"My goal is to provide unparalleled men's services in addition to creating that special cut and style for women! I truly love to help others look and feel their best. Come see me soon!" Team member since

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Michelle Raposa

Stylist II

Team member since 2016.

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Victoria Ruggieri

Stylist II

Team member since 2017.