John grew up in Portsmouth and comes from a long line of Portsmouth natives. Like his parents and grandparents, he graduated from Portsmouth High School. After High School John attended UNH and earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Studio Arts in 1994.
John then moved to Boston and decided to go to Blaine School of Hair Design in Kenmore Square graduating in 1996. John then spent two years as an assistant at the Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue. He was fortunate to study with and learn from Michael Albor, “Best of Boston” colorist award winner.
In 1998 John went on to work at Salon Luiz on Newbury Street. He worked there as a stylist for four years before moving back to Portsmouth in 2002. In Portsmouth he was given the opportunity to work at the Aveda Lifestyle salon- Solari Salon and Spa.
In April of 2007, John launched Troupe Studio. He has loved owning his own salon and is thrilled to have recently won the “Seacoast’s Best of the Best Award” for Best Haircolorist.