Mark started Madison Avenue Salon in June 1980 in Madison. July 2012, he opened a second location Madison Avenue East in Old Saybrook. Mark was a National Educator with IT&LY Hairfashion NA for many years, so his color knowledge is still up to the minute with close to the color co. Madison Avenue is a family fun business with Mark Jr and Michele, his children, activitily managing both salons. For over 40 years, Madison Avenue Salons has brought the family atmosphere and service to all their guests. Constantly continuing to educate and advance their staff.
Mark Jr. has grown up in the salon industry and has been practicing since 2001. Mark is a National Educator for IT&LY Hairfashion since 2003 and has traveled around the country as a platform artisit and training fellow hairdressers the art of color and cutting techniques.
Amanda has been a hairstylist for 12 years. She graduated high school and went straight to cosmetology school in 2006. After graduating in 2008, she then started working at Madison Avenue as an assistant. Amanda continued to work hard and gather information and techniques from everyone around her, eventually working on the floor as a stylist. She excels in communicating with clients to make them feel as comfortable as possible while also understanding their wants and needs. She has an eye for matching hair color, loves highlighting and creating beautiful balayage, and enjoys working with fashion colors. Amanda enjoys watching videos of new techniques and also has attended many different classes and hair shows continuing her education over the years.
Courtney is a certified aesthetician who graduated from North Haven Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School in 2004. She joined the Madison Avenue Salon's team in 2007. Courtney specializes in facials, manicures, pedicures, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, waxing and make up artistry. She prides herself in catering to her clients on making them happy. "I want my clients to look forward to their appointment and see them leave with results that make them look and feel their best selves."
Dawn Cowan's interest is skincare and healing led her to a career in Esthetics and Energy Healing Work. She received her Esthetic Certifcation from Gal-Mar Academy for Esthetics, Skin Care and Make up along with Nail Sculpture and Design. She also received Certification in Aromatherapy and reflexology. Dawn has worked for Madison Avenue since 1997. She is certified with the International Dermal Institute including Advanced skin care, sensitized skin and acne skin. Dawn recently had the opportunity to do feature make up for a fashion school in Connecticut's elan magazine. She continued to pursue her certification in Usui System of Natural Healing reiki. Dawn's life jounry is devoted to healing, skin health and welness. She wants her clients to experience customized and individualized treatments for the body, mind and spirit.
Jessica H at a very early age had the passion to become a hairstylist. Jessica loves making people look and feel their very best. Fulfilling her dream, graduated from Paul Mitchell in 2009. With over 4 years of salon experience, she came to Madison Avenue East in February 2014. In total, Jessica has a little over 11 years of experience in the industry. Jessica excels with communicating with every client with giving them the proper consultation that is needed for performing the clients desired look. Jessica specializes in color and foiling techniques but offers a range of other services such as makeup, updos, keratin treatments, and trendy up to date haircuts that are customized for each clients specific needs. She takes pride in her creativity, drive and regularly attends hair shows and classes to stay up to date and further gain educations in her career.
Michele Brotz has been a hairstylist at Madison Avenue for 21 years, and is a Co-owner at our Old Saybrook location. Michele specializes in the most advanced color, cutting, highlightening and balayage techniques and has numerous certifications in IT&LY Hairfashion color Techniques and Keratin treatments. Michele also is certified through Deva Curl concepts for those special clients with curly hair. Michele takes great pride in her artistic talents as well as professionalism here at Madison Avenue Salons.
Brian Licensed Massage Therapist
A graduate of the San Francisco School of Massage and the Galen Institute of Medical Massage Therapy in Connecticut; Brian has been with Madison Avenue Salon for over 10 years. He is an active member of the CT chapter of American Massage Therapy, and is a member of their sports massage and emergency response teams. With over 15 years experience in relaxation, pre-natal, therapeutic and sports modalities, Brian uses a firm to deep touch to achieve every clients’ desired results.
.Emily has always had a passion for the beauty industry, which finally led her to The International Institute of Cosmetology in 2021. She started at Madison Avenue Salon as an assistant and is excited to continue to learn and grow as a Hair Stylist.
Bridget has been a hairstylist for 13 years, during which she has trained with numerous companies and brands in the industry such as Paul Mitchell, Bumble and Bumble, Aveda, Kevin Murphy and IT&LY Hairfashion. With an attentiveness to communication she ensures you will love your hair at the end of your visit. Bridget has been a member of the Madison Avenue team since 2018 and has a strong focus on dimensional color services.
With over 30 years in the hair industry and well over half of those being spent at Madison Avenue Salon, Robyn truly has a love for hair. Robyn has been certifed as an IT&LY Hairfashion Educator and has a passion for color and foil highlighting. Being on stage as a platform artist with Mark, owner of Madison Avenue Salon, brought the color expertise to the next level in the area of Madison. Robyn has also been educated on 5th Avenue in NYC with Redken and also holds certification with Keratin Complex.
Olivia is our Front Desk Coordinator and has been in the salon business for 10 years.
Nicoles love for hair started at a very young age. At 18 years old, she graduated hair school and has been working in salons ever since. Recently moving from New York where she developed her talents further she is excited to be showing her skills with you! She enjoys making her clients feel at home and well cared for. She looks forward to meeting and working with you at her new home at Madison Avenue Salon!
Shayna who graduated from the European Academy of Cosmetology and Hairdressing. She is up to date with trending looks and techniques and has an open eye for clients and their desires. She looks forward to consulting with you and leaving a smile on your face after your visit at Madison Avenue Salon.
You might recognize this friendly face! Melissa worked for Madison Avenue years ago and took a break from salon life to raise her children. Please join us in welcoming her back at our Old Saybrook location on Tuesdays and Fridays! She is excited to invite you to experience her talent in color, haircutting, and especially highlight services.