Sara Hinckley

Sara Hinckley

Founder, Owner

An accomplished stylist born in New Haven has continued to promote artistry, set trends and push boundaries ever since she has quickly become one of Connecticuts well known stylist. Sara opened her first salon at age 25. She quickly grew her brand and moved her salon to New Haven in 2017.

Sari Paints, was  recently named Top 10 Salons in Connecticut by the National Beauty Elite Association. 

Sara is best known for her soft, natural blondes and dreamy pastels.  She has been seen in Allure Magazine, Behind the Chair, Modern Salon, American Salon and Schwarzkopf Magazine.  She is a brand influencer for top companies such as Oligo Professional, Schwarzkopf Professional, Brazilian Bond Builder, Aqua Hair Extension and more.

“I seek fresh inspiration through nature, traveling and educating myself on everything current that inspires me.  I believe in good vibes and hard work. I am super friendly and love every client who sits in my chair. I am lucky to have amazing support from the people who trust me to use my talent and give me creative freedom to make them feel beautiful.”


Jen Yaccarino


Jen has been a stylist with SPCS for 3 years.  She started with Sara at her first salon in Haddam and the two have worked closely together building the brand since day one of SPCS.  She is sponsored by Brazilian Bond Builder and Moroccan Oil. 
Jen is a master of blonding and color corrections.  She makes connections with her loyal clients and paints effortlessly.  Jen enjoys creating natural blondes, balayaging, big transformation and cutting edge haircuts. 

“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.  That inspires me to work my hardest.”


Rachel Pritchard

Front Desk Coordinator

Meet Rachel.  She is the one you will see as you walk through the doors of SPCS and the last person you will see as you leave.  Rachel is a gal who loves the city of New Haven. Greeting all the wonderful clients and making the salon experience feel home is her specialty.

Brianna Perez

New Talent / Salon Assistant 


Brianna has always had an eye for design including fashion and cosmetology. She decided to chase her dream career and attend a Paul Mitchell school because, she knew She wanted the best education possible. She has been a Connecticut girl all her life and currently lives in Beacon Falls, CT.

Brianna chose the hair industry because she is happiest when she is creating and connecting with others. She is most inspired when she hears clients ideas for their hair and gets to bring that image to life.

Brianna is passionate about big color transformations and beautiful blondes. She feels most satisfied when she sees a clients face light up after their service. Brianna has been training under owner Sara for the last 6 months.  We are very please how fast she has grown and are excited to see her shine. 





Once upon a time a marmont and a lion fell in love, and out came a Pekingese. That’s what our beautiful mascot Mac is, a Peker. In history, Pekers were used to guard the royal kingdoms in China. So Mac’s duty at SPCS is to guards our royal palace and welcome our lovely guests.

Mac is the longest standing and definitely the cutest most cuddly member of the SPCS gang. Mac and his Momma @saripaints have been working together for SEVEN years! That’s his whole life! 
When not barking at dogs that pass by you can find Mac under the desk, staring at his mom, and taking long naps!