meet the team...

amber wood 
Owner/Bridal Coordinator & Stylist


"Hello! I'm Amber and  I am the owner of HONEY hair and beauty. 9+ years ago I started my journey in the salon industry, realizing I had a passion for doing hair and making every guest in my chair feel beautiful. Starting this company, I was able to really focus my energy to weddings and all things bridal. I am the bridal coordinator who will be with you through all the important steps of your wedding with us. Your wedding day is truly one of the most memorable days of your life and it is an honor for me to be a part of such a special moment.  On the salon side of things, I’m also a blonding and balayage specialist and love creating with color to make you feel and look your best. My dedication to knowledge allows me to deliver all the latest trends in haircuts, styles, and color."


chelsea o'brien
Manager/Hair Stylist/Lash Tech 

"Hi there!! My name is Chelsea O'Brien and I've been doing hair for 15 years. The reward of having someone feeling and looking amazing is what drives me and I've had the amazing opportunity to travel the country and learn from talented people the industry. I finally planted my roots in Western Mass where  met Amber and my passion for updos morphed into a beautiful opportunity. I now can channel my creativity into making brides and their family feel special and comfortable on one of their most special days of their life . I'm so honored and blessed to be a part of HONEY with the rest of the talented team and one of my best friends."

katie keating
Estheician/Lash Tech/Makeup artist 

"Hi! My name is Katie Medina. I am a licensed esthetician and makeup artist and I am so excited to be a part of the Honey Team! I have been passionate about makeup and skin for as long as I can remember and I am so blessed and happy to be able to do what I love for a living. I have been in the freelance makeup industry for 5+ years, with a focus in bridal and special event makeup. I am constantly striving to learn more and seeking out the newest trends and services to perfect and provide for my clients. My main goal is being able to make a bride feel absolutely in love with herself on her special day."


samantha otten
Hair Stylist 

"Hi my name is Samantha! I am a licensed cosmetologist and specialize in blonding, haircuts, and extensions. The most rewarding part of my career is seeing my clients happy. I enjoy furthering my education to give my clients the best experience and results possible. I take the time to really get to know my clientele, from their personalities to their lifestyle to be able to provide each person their own custom hairstyle and color."

jessica barker
Esthetician/Makeup Artist
@jessicasarahmua & @jessicasarahesthetics

"Hi! My name is Jessica Barker. I am a licensed esthetician and makeup artist. I've had a passion for makeup and skincare for as long as I can remember! I have worked as a freelance makeup artist for a few years now, and even created a YouTube channel to teach others some of my tips and tricks! I then decided that I wanted to further my education and attended Esthetic Institute in Vienna, Virginia! I am now a licensed esthetician in the state of Massachusetts and Virginia, and I could not be happier. I love what I do, and I am constantly striving to learn and continue my education in the industry. Seeing my clients happy at the end of a service is the most important and rewarding part of what I do! "


cassandra prats
Bridal Hair Stylist


“Hi, my name is Cassie! I love to keep up with the trends by attending trade shows and advanced color and cutting classes. Most recently I attended the Redken Symposium in Las Vegas, focusing in my specialty of balayage and foiling. I also have a passion for all things bridal and love creating custom hair and makeup looks for my clients on their special day! I take pride in giving every client a thorough consultation to determine the best style suited for them and will make sure we are on the same page before we start a service. I look forward to working with you and making you feel like the most beautiful and confident version of yourself!"

elysa urkiel
Bridal Hair Stylist


"Hi my name is Elysa! I have the pleasure to work in an industry that allows me to do what I love—I get to create my art in hair all while building connections with the hundreds of guests who sit in my chair! My passions lie in creating personalized designs in haircuts, formal styling, simple styling at the end of a service, as well as coloring and blonding! I will be sure that when you are in my chair we will work together to come up with the best-suited style for you.

Another one of my passions is education. I love to constantly learn and grow in my craft as well as educate others so they may do the same. I am a Pureology Artist, educating other stylists with the amazing Colour Care Brand Pureology!”


linda pollock
Massage Therapist

Now with nearly 25 years of experience, Linda J. Pollock continues to bring a deep sense of dedication and compassion to her massage therapy practice. A fervent advocate of bodywork for healing and psycho-emotional balance, her areas of specialty include sports and accident injury rehabilitation, massage for improving performance/endurance, and
development of pain/stress management strategies for her clients.
Board certified and licensed in MA and CT, Ms. Pollock is a graduate of the Connecticut Center of Massage Therapy (1995). Modalities include: massage for relaxation, trauma release and recovery from
injury; foot reflexology; Reiki; and hot stone massage. She has completed advanced continuing education courses in Myofascial Therapy and CranioSacral Therapy.

julianna "juju" driscoll
Bridal Makeup Artist 


"Hi my name is Julianna or JuJu for short! I am a Toni&Guy hairdressing academy graduate and licensed cosmetologist since 2019. I have extensive training in classic and volume lashes with Livbay Lash. I have a passion for makeup, all things beauty and making my clients look and feel their best from their every day beauty needs to all their special occasions. My interest in lash extensions began when I started doing makeup with strip lashes and seeing the difference lashes can make to any look. With three years of salon/customer service experience my goal is to give you the best most relaxing salon experience. The most rewarding part of my job is turning my clients around and seeing the transformation and their smile. I look forward to getting to know all future clients and being a part of their regular beauty routine and their most special occasions. "