Todd Zurell- Owner/Master Stylist
Todd Zurell has been a working Artist for over two decades. He is the Artistic Director and principal of Salon Zurell.LLC in Plantsville, Connecticut since its inception in 2004.
Salon Zurell has been voted Best Salon in Southington, Best in Hartford and has been awarded the exclusive Top 20 Salon in the Country award by Salon Today Magazine. Todd has managed hair and makeup for a number of celebrities, including professional athletes (Olympians), Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders,models and TV personalities.
As a Hair Stylist and Make up Artist and Photographer, Todd has worked on a number of projects for a variety of fashion and design entities and networks, including Adrienne Vittadini, Clinique, ESPN, Nike, NBC30, Jade Marketing Group, Amethystjeans.com, ariyajeans.com, TK Axel Jeans and several local department stores and publications.
While keeping one foot in local work to support his business and his community, Todd also stays active in the international fashion scene, working as Brand Advisor for the Kevin.Murphy Brand. As Brand Advisor, Todd spends time with salon all over New England teaching the latest trends and color techniques using color.me by Kevin.murphy
Nikki Zurell- Owner/Master Stylist
I was born and raised in Connecticut. I knew when I was only 9 years old that I wanted to do hair and makeup. I started hair school when I was 16 and have been doing hair for almost 30 years now. I worked at 3 different salons through the years and did some freelance work with
modeling agencies before my husband, Todd Zurell and I decided to open our own place in 2004. We have 2 girls one works with us at the salon and the other is a mechanic, both great at what they do. I wanted to pursue this career not only because I always loved to play with hair
and makeup but because I wanted to make people feel good, look good and bring a smile to their face. I do facials as well, I have to say next to coloring hair it's my favorite thing to do. I always had problem skin as a teenager and into my 30's so I love to help people with their skin issues and I love making people relax. I can't say that when I wake up everyday I want to go to work, but as my day goes on and I can make people happy it's all worth it.
Nadia Arrington- Senior Stylist
My family opened Salon Zurell in 2004 and I've been working here ever since. I grew up around the salon life since both of my parents are stylists. When I was young I never wanted to do what they did but once I spent time in our family-owned salon I grew fond of the art of hair. When I was 16 I decided I wanted to be a hairstylist, although I didn't start school until I was 18. I graduated from Academy Di Capelli in 2009 and since then, my career has blossomed into something beautiful. I love making my clients feel and look amazing. Creating breathtaking colors and flawless cuts is just a glimpse of all that goes into my work. I truly love what I do and I am always willing to learn and grow more. Besides being a part-time stylist, I am also a wife of a spectacular chef and a mother of three gorgeous girls!