"We create because we are passionate about what we do.  We communicate with our clients to ensure we make them look & feel beautiful.  We are committed to working, living & practicing positivity in our daily lives.  Together as a team we will launch our beauty careers, become as successful as we choose & together we will take the next step by doing things differently."


Kiara's passion for the hair industry started at a very young age and has blossomed into a 18 year career & growing! Her creative journey began at a small salon in her hometown of Reading, Massachusetts. Captivated by the thought of being a hair artist, Kiara knew that in order to perfect her craft, she needed to get experience at a young age. Kiara is constantly reinventing her style and experimenting with different techniques on a daily basis.  Whether she is inside the salon, on a photo shoot, styling a bride, or competing in a hair show, Kiara seeks every opportunity to better herself and her craft.  Over the years, Kiara has had many opportunities to work with top stylists, makeup artists and photographers in the Boston and New York area. One project consisted of designing and creating a headpiece out of hair. The shoot was so successful, that it went on to be published in the May issue of Estetica USA Magazine which then blossomed into becoming one of their freelance contributors.  Kiara is also currently the Contributing Editor to Mirabella Magazine, a local magazine in the Boston area.  Her work was recently published in Boston Weddings Magazine & internationally published in various magazines as well as local publications.  In 2008 received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Middlesex Community College & continued her education at Suffolk University and graduated with her Bachelors in Entrepreneurship & Accounting, In 2015, Kiara started her spiritual journey but working closely with Linda Coughlin, well known Reiki Master & Teacher.  In 2017, she started studying mediation, channeling  & her intuitive connection to the divine under the mentorship of Wendy Carlson out of Circles of Wisdom. In 2018, Kiara received her certification in crystal healing & in May 2019 also got certified in Reiki I & II with Marino Fabris.  Kiara's warming smile & upbeat attitude brings positive energy into the salons atmosphere that can be felt by everyone who enters. 


Kiara Penta; Owner 
Level 4 Stylist/Colorist
Makeup Artist 
Brazilian Blowout Certified
Hot Heads Certified
Goldwell Color Certified
Wedding Specialist
Aromatherapy Certified / doTERRA Coach 
Crystal Practitioner
Reiki & Reiki II Practitioner
Meditation Coach
Associates in Business Administration 
 Bachelor's Entrepreneurship & Accounting
Samantha Brussard;  Level 1 Hairstylist
Toni & Guy Graduate
Balayage Specialist
Babe Tape-in Certified
Babe Hand-tied Certified
Redken Certified
Brazilian Blowout Certified

At the young age of 14, Sam found her passion at a local salon where she worked as an assistant & amerced herself within the industry.  She continued her education in 2016 where she attended Toni and Guy Hair Academy. Since she was a little girl, Sam knew that the beauty industry was for her. She loved getting her hair done as often as possible and looked for any excuse to visit the salon. After high school, Sam dove straight into the field learning everything from custom hair cutting, balayage, updos and everything in between.  Since 2016, Sam has attended advanced educational classes with Lisa Love Balayage, Hair Like A Boss & Redken color classes. In 2018 Sam got certified in lash extensions, Babe tape-in extensions and in 2019 she also got certified in hand-tied hair extensions. She has found her way to Kiara Mooney Salon + Spa and is looking forward to continuing her education. Some of her favorite things to do is create one of a kind looks for her clients. She enjoys all things blonde!  Foils, balayage, you name it, she loves it! Her favorite part of each service is the finishing touches with her BlowDRY and styling.  She loves it when her clients experience the perfect look come together!

Since Shannon was a little girl, she’s always known that she had a passion for hair and making people feel beautiful. Through her adolescent years and into adulthood she was constantly learning and kept her passion strong. After graduating high school in 2014, Shannon began making her dreams a reality and enrolled in Hair’s How Modern School of Beauty, where her love for the art of hair only grew stronger. She quickly found herself working in a salon and upon graduating started her career in the hair industry. Shannon takes pride in connecting with each of her clients and creating a strong trusting relationship with them. She also takes pride in her work and continues to attend educational classes that further her skills and career. Before she started to take clients she took part in a one on one assistant program, where she learned and worked directly with a master stylist to help her gain confidence and skill on the floor. Since then she’s also taken several in-salon color, cutting, and styling classes through Bumble and bumble and GOLDWELL, as well as in-salon color formulation classes through Kevin Murphy. In 2018 Shannon attended a 2 day class at Bumble and bumble university in NYC where she was certified in straight razor hair cutting. Education is very important to Shannon and she plans to continue to learn and grow throughout her career to ensure her clients are always up to date on the latest styles and trends!

Shannon O'Brien
Level 1 Hairstylist
Bumble and Bumble Certified
Kevin Murphy Certified
Goldwell Certified
Jennifer Killion; 
Desk Coordinator & Marketing Manager

Jennifer has always loved working within the beauty industry & knew that taking her career over to Kiara Mooney Salon & Spa was the next step!  She has recently found her calling within the spiritual size of what we offer in the salon.  Both Reiki & Meditation speak to her & we foresee her joining our spa team part-time in the near future. She loves everything fitness & is an independent wellness coach for Beachbody. Self care is a huge part of her daily practice & she is looking forward to assisting clients to make the feel their very best inside & out! 

Christine Mooney; 
Desk Coordinator 

Christine joined the team in 2018 because of her natural ability to make anyone feel at home.  We are all about the client experience here at Kiara Mooney Salon + Spa.  She caters to the clients needs both during their service & over the phone with a bubbly smile on her face.  She is a natural when it comes to customer service & keeps our clients enjoying our “5 Star Experience”. 

Beverly Raymond; 
Reiki Master/Teacher
Certified Life Coach
Tarot Reader & Medium
Masters of Science in Criminal Justice 

Beverly began her spiritual journey in 2012 after dealing with several health issues.  She realized she was disconnected from herself and her life needed an overhaul.  She began attending mediation based classes and finding new ways to view life.  Her life changed and her personal growth is miraculous!  She has a desire to work with others to help them reconnect with themselves.  Beverly is a certified Reiki Master/Teacher, a certified Life Coach, a certified group instructor, a Tarot Reader & a Medium.  Beverly holds a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and works for the Commonweather of Massachusetts.  She is interested in combining spiritually based healing concepts with Criminal Justice. 

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