Our talented staff awaits you, and we will prove that we are truly "An Escape from the Ordinary".
Jules grew up in the Boston area and attended Catherine Hinds Institute where she studied aesthetics and makeup artistry. She began her career in the beauty industry in Boston as a freelance makeup artist for Ultimate Studios and Ford Modeling Agency. She continued her education at Lowell Technical Institute where she studied to become a nail technician. Jules moved to the Seacoast area of NH in 1991 and opened Lady Fingers Nail Salon in Newmarket. The success of the business and the need for spa services in the area allowed Jules the opportunity to open Optima Day Spa in 1993; it was the first full-service day spa in the NH Seacoast. In 1997, the spa relocated from Newmarket to it's present location in Barrington along with Dante's Pasta and Vino in order to offer NH's first combination restaurant and spa: Dante's and Adagio!
Today, in addition to running the operations of both businesses, Jules still finds time to be in the treatment room. She enjoys providing skin treatments, make-up applications and advice on wellness to help her clients be both beautiful and healthy. Jules sons, Ariodante and Dominic, grew up in the family business. Now, as young adults, they are often found working in the spa and restaurant.
Jules loves NH and its children. She feels fortunate to be able to give back to the community through Adagio's support of many of the charitable organizations which benefit NH's children. When she is not working "at the shop" you will find Jules spending time with her family & 2 boys, in the barn with her horses, and always with her beloved dog, Rocco, at her side.
From rural western Maine, Wendy finds herself calling Strafford NH home. A trained and licensed cosmetologist turned class action paralegal, Wendy misses the days in the salon and spa and helps Jules out behind the scenes for Adagio and Dante's and occasionally pops in to get a fun missed dose of client and staff interactions. When you see her in the salon or restaurant she always has a big welcome, kind words and a contagious smile and laugh.
When not helping Jules, or working her paralegal job Wendy enjoys her family of children and grandchildren ranging in ages from 34 - 2. She has taken quite a liking to cooking with the help and teachings of Kevin, and is always trying a new recipe or planning a get-together with all the family.
I grew up in Barrington until relocating to Rochester in the first grade with my mom and sister. I graduated from Spaulding High School in 2013. While I'd love to travel, I know the Seacoast of New Hampshire will always be my home. I enjoy reading, painting, and being out on the boat any chance I get.
I hope my passion for excellent customer service provides all our family, friends and clients with the most satisfactory, memorable visits!
Denise was born in Exeter, NH and raised in Epping as the middle child of six children. She grew up on a self-sufficient farm and had her own chores to do. She remembers cutting the hair off her dolls and giving them a new hair-do ever since she was very little. Later on, she would do family members hair at random, including her sister, Deb, when she visited from California. Everyone loved what she did and she feels very fortunate to have found her passion. She enjoys making people feel good about themselves, to smile and be happy. Denise says, "It is a very rewarding job. I know I was destined to do the work I do. I continue to learn and add to my expertise."
Denise has been in this profession for 24 years and she loves where she works because the people are genuinely kind and helpful. She would love for you to come and experience the ambience of Adagio Spa; there are so many services available with the highest caliber technicians and she feels blessed to be one of them.
When Denise is not at work, she spends time with her grandson and family enjoying life, playing cards, playing basketball, taking nature walks and very good home-cooked food with love.
Rachael Drougas graduated from Empire Beauty School in Portsmouth NH where she excelled in coloring and cutting hair. Rachael has always had a passion for doing hair. Growing up with 3 sisters allowed her to practice since she was young. Rachael is always eager to further her education and has taken advanced coloring classes to perfect and learn knew tips and techniques. Rachael knew she wanted to pursue her career in a talented and supportive environment to enhance and further her skills as a stylist and is so excited to be part of the Adagio team!"
Deberah has been working in the Portland, Maine area for twenty two years. She loved doing color so much , she became a Framesi Certified Educator. She has always felt the desire to be in a creative field for a career and looks at hairdressing as another form of art.
Deberah moved to the area four years ago to join her husband to be (now husband) and his two daughters. She enjoys reading, cooking, boating, and kayaking with the family. Overall, just being outside and gardening in the summer.
Deberah is looking forward to establishing herself in her new hometown and creating her art on every client who sits in her chair.
Nicky was raised in Dover, NH and recently moved to Barrington. She is a 1999 graduate of Dover High School, a 2001 graduate of UNH with a degree in Equine Management and a 2004 graduate of McIntosh College's Massage Therapy program. Since 2004, Nicky has been a licensed Massage Therapist in the State of NH as well as being nationally certified. She began her career with the intention of working with animals but ended up enjoying Adagio's clients so much that she stayed…and has been with Adagio since 2004!
Nicky's hobbies include anything to do with horses, camping and going to the races. She is an active member of the Dover Moose Lodge and assists with fundraisers for charity including the "murder mystery dinner theater." She participates and assists with the NH Make-a-Wish Fundraiser (DT 110) which is organized and run by her good friend Dave Thomas of DT Designs in Epping, NH. Nicky is proud to be a lifetime member of the United States Pony Club.
Harlee graduated from Great Bay Community College of Portsmouth, NH and is a member of the ABMP Massage Association. She loves her career and has always had a passion for helping people.
With her knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body and her ability to create a relaxing environment, clients will leave her table feeling refreshed, relaxed, and rejuvenated. Whether you are coming in for a relaxing or a therapeutic massage, Harlee works together with you to create a plan for your massage to ensure they will leave with less stress and tension held in your body.
Alexander Amorelli , LMT is a 2008 graduate of Mcintosh College in Dover, NH. After receiving his first massage in his early teens for severe neck and back pain from sports related injuries, Alex realized his passion for alternative therapy.
Alex is experienced in relaxation, deep tissue , sports massage and can guide you on simple exercises you can do to reduce chronic pain for long term results.
Mother of 2 and grandmother of 5.
Extensive medical and business background.
Modalities of massage: Deep tissue, Sports Medicine,Clinical rehab. Hot stone cert, Pregnancy Massage cert.
Hobbies: Anything outdoors in nature ie. Hiking,camping, fishing,hunting,gardening and so much more. I Love to travel and explore.
Areas of special interest and continued education: Homesteading, natural medicine, energy studies Reiki 2 cert 2013.Herbalist apprentice program 2005 certified.
Jennifer was born and raised in NH as the middle child of three. When she lived in Florida in her early thirties she earned her estheticians license and worked for a dermatologist. When she left Florida to move back to NH, she started a residential cleaning business, building a clientele for fifteen years, adding commercial clients. During that time she earned a degree in Human Services from Franklin Pierce University. In September of 2019 Jennifer graduated from Institute of Skin Science. She enjoys helping people and is happy to be back in the field of esthetics.
"I feel fortunate to work in a profession that I truly enjoy whether it is a treatment that helps a client relax or a treatment that gives some much needed confidence. I believe in offering only the best for all of my clients. I listen closely to their wishes and give them a realistic plan to achieve the results they want. "
Jennifer provides a calm, quiet oasis for her clients to rejuvenate and feel better. She also enjoys working with them to bring these elements into their lives at home as well.
When Jennifer isn't working she enjoys spending time with family playing poker, reading, cooking, yoga, and being in nature gardening, camping, hiking, and kayaking.
Meditation Guide and Reiki Practitioner
A deeply intuitive meditation guide and Reiki practitioner, aims to provide a nurturing and calming environment where clients can relax and reset their stress levels. She is guided from the heart to offer experiences of peace, stillness, and harmony through thoughtful inquiry, guided meditations, breathing techniques, and Reiki healing energy.
When she is not leading meditations, teaching yoga, or spending time with family and friends, Jess enjoys swimming, walking quietly among the trees and re-connecting to her own inner knowledge by slowing down to witness the gift of the present moment. Always observing, learning, and sharing, Jess is grateful for the guidance of her teachers and the wisdom of her students.
A resident of Barrington since 2002 and Dover native, Jess is excited to be an addition to the staff and is looking forward to working with the Adagio community.