Our Staff

New England School of Hair Design is very proud of their Administrative Staff and School Faculty.   Our teachers have the skill and training to give our students the best training and get them “Salon” ready.

Gary Trottier, Owner/President/CEO

  • Cosmetology Instructor License #8714
  • BA Keene State College
  • Graduate Keene Beauty Academy
  • Salon Owner/Manager
  • Member of the National Cosmetology Association
  • Vice Chairman of the NH Board of Cosmetology, Manicuring, Esthetics and Barbering
  • Vice Chairman of the National Accredititng Commission of Career Arts and Sciences
  • Member of the Cosmetology Educators of America
  • Certified Nuts and Bolts Business Training Leader
  • Certified Keratin Complex Stylist

Crystal Swan, Director

  • Cosmetology Instructor License #10628
  • 2000 NESHD Cosmetology Course Graduate
  • 2001 NESHD Instructor Course Graduate
  • Participant in the Master Educator Program and AACS Management Conferences
  • 15 yrs Cosmetology Instructor Experience
  • 12 yrs Cosmetology School Management Experience
  • 4 years NACCAS Compliance Specialist at NESHD
  • 2 years Salon Experience
  • Certified Team Leader for the Nuts and Bolts Business Management Program
  • Certified Hair Extensionist and Hair Extensionist Educator
  • Certified Bio Ionics Stylist
  • Certified Keratin Complex Stylist

Carrie Washburn, Instructor

  • Cosmetology Instructor License #18056,
  • 2005 Graduate NESHD
  • 2 years Salon experience
  • 2008 Graduate Teacher Training program
  • 8 years teaching experience – Senior educator
  • NESHD Salon leader
  • Member Cosmetology Educators of America
  • Certified Nuts and Bolts Business Training leader
  • Certified Hair Extensionist
  • Certified in BioIonic Straightening Systems
  • Certified Keratin Complex Stylist
  • Participant in the Master Educator Program and AACS Management Conferences

Colette Kittridge, Instructor

  • Cosmetology Instructor License #4744,
  • A.S. Business – Massasoit Community College
  • 1987 Licensed Cosmetologist – Dino’s Institute of Hair Design
  • 2013 Graduate Instructor Training Program – NESHD
  • 23+ year as an active cosmetologist, salon owner/manager and previous employer of NESHD graduates
  • 2 yrs Cosmetology Instructor Experience
  • Member Cosmetology Educators of America
  • Certified Nuts and Bolts Business Training leader
  • Certified Hair Extensionist
  • Certified Keratin Complex Stylist
  • Certified Biolonic Straightening Systems
  • Participant in the Master Educator Program and AACS Management Conferences

Amber King, Instructor

  • Cosmetology Instructor License #27997,
  • 2015 Graduate Instructor Training Program – NESHD
  • 2014 NESHD Cosmetology Course Graduate
  • 1 yr Salon Experience
  • Certified Nuts and Bolts Graduate

Brenda Trottier, Controller

  • Corporate Officer
  • BE Keene State College