We invite you to discover your inner beauty at 26th on Hanover Hair Color and Design Studio; Manchester’s premier boutique salon. We have assembled a group of diverse professionals who specialize in the latest trends in hair, nails and makeup. Our goal is to create a memorable experience through salon aesthetics, quality products and reaching above and beyond each of our guest's expectations of customer care.
Creative Director/Owner/Stylist/Redken Artist/Redken Certified Colorist/Redken Certified Design Stylist
As the Owner and Creative Director of 26th on Hanover for over 12 years, April has worked to create a space that is welcoming and inspires creativity in her staff. With over 16 years in the industry, April has extensive experience in many color techniques including corrective color, and enjoys creating styles that enhance her client’s natural features. April understands the importance of education in the ever changing world of beauty. She is a Redken Certified Haircolorist, a Redken Educator and is Redken Design Certified. Constantly learning new techniques and the science behind hair color at the Redken Exchange in NYC, and Redken’s Symposium in Las Vegas, NV is a must for her. She has come a long way since giving her Barbie’s bobs and bangs! In her free time she loves nothing more than hanging out with her dogs and traveling. The Hippo Press has recognized April twice as the Best Hairstylist in Manchester and we are proud to say that 26th on Hanover was voted Best Salon in Manchester in recent years.
Stylist/Redken Certified Colorist
Jen Ryan has 27 years in the salon industry. She brings a unique combination of experience to the salon as a former salon owner in Vermont, 10 years experience with Redken and Pureology as a full-time Color Educator and Salon Business Development Manager. Jen has a passion for constantly learning and growing personally and professionally. Jen is at the salon only a couple of days a week. When she is not here, she is working as a Certified Professional Life Balance Coach and Salon Consultant. Jen is passionate about helping others and has a unique skill of really connecting with people. She brings that skill to the salon during her client consultations when developing her Guest’s style to ensure that our quest is to get the right cut and colors that best fit their lifestyle and personal style. When she is not working you can find her most often attending a yoga class or on a hike with her German Shepard, Lulu.
Jess has been with 26th on Hanover for over three years working with clients to give them the styles they envision, making them feel beautiful both inside and out. Her specialties include hair design, gorgeous color and creating beautiful formal styles. Jess enjoys working with “difficult” hair. Her clients feel comfortable leaving the salon knowing how to work with their hair, and understanding which products are best for their particular needs. Although hair is her passion, her true love is her beautiful daughter Kenley. Jess is constantly expanding her knowledge and skills and works hard to continue her training in the industry.
Jenna always knew that her path would lead to a career in hair design. Her passion for people, style and color all came together at Michael’s School of Hair Design in Bedford. Jenna joined our team at 26th on Hanover three years ago and quickly found a home here. Clients enjoy her creative use of color, always keeping them fresh and on trend. Her coworkers say her positive attitude is infectious! At home Jenna is a dedicated mom to her beautiful son. She also brings her innate creativity to the kitchen and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Heather's career began in 2007 as a Paul Mitchell graduate. She stays current with both hair and fashion trends to give her clients the most cutting-edge styles. Heather specializes in both men and women precision cuts. She updates her skills through continuous education and advanced training. Heather is creative, fun and passionate about the art of hair fashion and we are excited to have her on our team!
Salon Coordinator/Stylist/Makeup Artist
Libbie came to 26th on Hanover three years ago after graduating with Honors from Continental Academie in Hudson, NH. Since the age of 12 she has loved the feeling of being a client at a salon, she remembers the cape draped over her as she was transformed right in front of her eyes. The client’s experience is therefor very important to her, their comfort, meeting their expectations, and the ability to send them home knowing how to create the look themselves. As a volunteer Libbie has participated in Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths Buzz Offs and Cut-A-Thons to benefit Congenital Heart Disease awareness. In her “off-time” she loves to spend time outdoors, particularly with her family.
Victoria’s first job at the age of 16 was at a hair salon. Since then she has been involved in the beauty industry, graduating from Empire Beauty School in Hooksett, and now as a member of the 26th on Hanover team. She loves working with all types of hair but particularly enjoys creating short, edgy cuts and fashion forward color. Hairstyling is an art and Victoria thrives on using her creativity to make her clients look and feel gorgeous. She has shared her talent with residents of a veterans shelter in Manchester, offering them free haircuts. During her free time Victoria loves to hang out with family, friends and her two German Shepherds.
Stylist/Redken Certified Colorist
Kendra began working in a salon at a young age and quickly saw the effect that a beautiful hair style can have on a person’s self image. She has worked in the industry for over 11 years, most recently in a busy New York City salon. Kendra focuses heavily on her client’s consultations, learning what cut or color they are looking for and why. She also enjoys giving someone who has been coloring or cutting at home a beautiful, salon perfect style. A graduate of The Paul Mitchell School and a certified Redken Color Specialist, Kendra is a mom and wife and enjoys her free time with her family, experiencing all the area has to offer. She is a new runner and recently completed her first 5K in Manchester.
Makayla has always been one with a creative eye and mind, originally planning on art school; she had a sudden change of heart while touring Empire Beauty School with a friend. It seemed very fun and yet a personal alternative to her art school plans. Makayla found that she could project her positive aura and artistic visions onto those in her chair, by giving them a fun look and style to take home and be proud of. A recent graduate of Empire as of January 2018, and a huge fan of fashion forward colors and cuts, Makayla is currently working at 26th on Hanover Hair Color and Design Studio as an Associate Stylist and will be surely working her way onto the Salon Floor. In her spare time Makayla likes to work on her art portfolio and pieces as a Freelance Artist, attends local concerts and shows, and loves to spend time with her family and friends.