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Welcome to Our Home.

Custom Color.  Artistic Freedom.  The Courage to Create.

Our Philosophy

Our Team

Sara Hinckley, Founder & Owner

Born in New Haven, Sara Hinckley opened her first salon at age 25, and brought Sari Paints Creative Space to New Haven in 2017. Sara’s personal and professional pursuit of all things aesthetic keeps her pushing boundaries and setting trends, making her one of Connecticut’s most sought after stylists.

Sara is best known for her soft, natural blondes and dreamy pastels, and has been featured in Allure Magazine, Behind The Chair, Modern Salon and Schwarzkopf Magazine. Sara is proud to represent Oligo Professional, Schwarzkopf ProfessionalBrazilian Bond Builder, and most recently Alterna Haircare!

@saripaints

Jen Yaccarino, Stylist

A master of blonding and color corrections, Jen has been an SPCS Stylist for over three years. Jen began working closely with Sara in Haddam before making the move to New Haven in 2017.

Known for making meaningful and loyal client connections through her effortless painting style, Jen loves creating natural blondes, balayage, & creating big transformations. She is proudly sponsored by Brazillian Bond Builder.

“I love how much of a ‘feel good’ career this is — making people not only look their best, but feel their best when they are in my chair.”

@hairaddict

Brianna Perez, New Talent

Happiest when creating & connecting with others, Brianna’s eye for design spans from cosmetology to fashion. Brianna began chasing her dreams through Paul Mitchell, where her drive, talent & infinite potential made her “the one to watch.” Sari took note, and Brianna began training under Sara at SPCS immediately upon graduation. 

Brianna is passionate about big color transformations and creating beautiful blondes, and feels most satisfied when she sees her clients face light up after their service. With passion and hard work come incredible growth, and the SPCS family is honored to be a part of her journey and thrilled watch her shine.

@bpincolor

Mac & Mochi, Mascots; Ambassadors of Brand & Breed

Once upon a time a marmont and a lion fell in love, and out came a Pekingese. That’s who our beautiful mascot Mac is, a Peker. Historically revered, Pekers guarded the royal kingdoms of China. Today, Mac guards our royal palace and welcomes our lovely SPCS guests. When not guarding the Salon, he  rests thoughtfully under the desk, stares adoringly at his mom, and enjoys long naps. 

The longest standing, cutest and most cuddly member of the SPCS gang, Mac and his Momma, @saripaints, have worked together for eight years -- his entire life! 

In 2020, Mac became a guiding figure to his little brother Mochi. Under Mac's tutelage, Mochi has quickly become a small but extraordinary member of the SPCS family, as well as an esteemed extension of the Pekingese legacy.

@fuzzy4paws

New Arrivals!

  • Earth + Aura
    Earth + Aura - Sari Paints Creative Space
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  • Unpublished Choker
    Unpublished Choker - Sari Paints Creative Space
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  • Dark Side of the Moon Earring
    Dark Side of the Moon Earring - Sari Paints Creative Space
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  • The Jackie
    The Jackie - Sari Paints Creative Space
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  • In the Buff Nude Bodysuit
    In the Buff Nude Bodysuit - Sari Paints Creative Space
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  • Lyric Bodysuit
    Lyric Bodysuit - Sari Paints Creative Space
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  • 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$' Tee
    'Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$' Tee - Sari Paints Creative Space
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  • HONEY Tee
    HONEY Tee - Sari Paints Creative Space
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As Seen In

"When you finally find a hair magician that gets your hair, you follow them where ever they may go. I will definitely be taking the extra time to travel to see Sara at her new space in New Haven. I first started seeing Sara with years of dark box dye in my hair. She brought my hair back from the dead with a new cut and a bayalage that's fit me just right. She has the passion and experience to know what your hair needs to look healthy and beautiful."

Allison T.

"The girls here are such angels! They’re so kind and talented. I am so happy with my hair!!!! I’ve always had trouble getting my hair the way I like because it’s dark and course, but Sarah was able to transform it into Smokey lavender perfection! I can’t rave enough! From the wonderful girls constantly checking in during the process of transforming hair into magic and their adorable pupper that keeps you company. 12/10 would recommend!"

Christine

"I love the creative atmosphere in Sara's salon and I'm always very confident I'm going to walk out a happy customer.  She works hard using (music, decorations and salon mascot (Mac the Peker pup) to really elevate her salon to the next level.  She's very fashion forward and immersed in the latest hair techniques and styles.  She sends me into the world feeling not only I got a great haircut but I feel refreshed and happy!" 

Justin R.