Whether your signature look is classic, sleek, trendy, curly, or edgy, we have the right designer to make you look your best!
At Merlin’s, we strive to consistently educate ourselves on the most cutting edge hair care techniques and to create a warm & inviting atmosphere for all of our valued clients. With highly-trained & talented professionals and a diverse collection of specialists at Merlin’s, you are sure to discover the Ultimate You!
Catherine KimptonDeva Advanced Stylist Curly Hair Artistry member
Catherine Kimpton is a curl specialist, colorist, and owner of Merlin’s Ultimate Images. A graduate of the New England Institute of Cosmetology, Cathy has been coloring hair and teaching people how to embrace their curls for more than 25 years. To stay on the cutting edge of the industry, Cathy regularly travels around the country to attend continuing education classes, and is a proud member of Curly Hair Artistry, a non-branded community of curly hair professionals who share techniques and business advice. In 2015, Merlin’s even hosted the Curly Hair Artistry Fall Curl Symposium, which brought hairdressers from around the globe to the Manchester salon to practice and perfect their curly hair craft. Cathy believes that education is the key to great hair, and to making her clients feel their best. “I love being able to help someone love their curls that they have fought their whole life,” she says. “I feel it's my job to tell as many people as I can about how they can love their curls, too!” When she is not at work, Cathy enjoys spending time with friends and family, skiing, traveling, camping, and hiking the White Mountains—she even has a goal of hiking all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-footers. “I have traveled the world,” says Cathy, “but I always come back home to New Hampshire.”
Fausto Di IanneCertified in both the Deva and Curly Artistry
Ciao! A native of Italy, Fausto is an expert hairstylist with over twenty years’ experience, including seventeen in New York City where his clients included professional models as well as movie and TV actresses. He is a color specialist, advanced cutting expert, and certified in both the Deva and Curly Artistry advanced dry-cut methods for naturally curly hair. Fausto specializes in hairstyles that promote a professional image while reflecting his client’s unique personality. Coming to the states with his family as a young boy, he always knew he wanted to be a hairstylist, but it was only after exploring other career fields, including being a horse jockey in Saratoga Springs, that he finally came home to hairstyling. He has never looked back. Fausto believes in creating a full client experience and genuinely cares. “I love all my clients. I’m happy when I make their hair look great and they’re happy.” As Manchester’s only opera-trained hairstylist, he can even be coaxed to sing a beautiful Italian melody. As an expert in the challenges of cutting curly hair, Fausto welcomes new clients of all hair types and ethnicities who desire to project a professional image. He’d love to hear from you. To make an appointment, simply call or text him at 603-674-7255. In the meantime, civediamo presto! (We’ll see each other soon!)
Amy BeckmanMaster Stylist, Colorist
Working in the beauty industry for over 25 years, Amy's passion for fashion shows on the faces of her many smiling clients. Along with experience in cutting, coloring, and highlighting, she is also certified in the I-tip hair extension method and trained at the NY Devashan Salon to become a Deva Inspired Advanced Stylist with naturally curly hair. "I love having the ability to help people find their look. As a stylist I believe in honesty, understanding, patience and creativity to produce a beautiful end result for each client." Master Stylist, Colorist DevaCurl Academy Graduate Premium I-tip Extension Certified
Jennifer WardCurl Specialist
With over 30 years experience, Jennifer is a valued member of the Merlin's team.