About Small Talk

Our Community

We also do our best to stay involved in the Hamden, CT community. We are active members in the Hamden Chamber of Commerce and since we have opened we are proud to host an annual Holiday Toy drive and Kids Cut-a-Thon. Small Talk Salon is honored to support countless local and state based charities through raffle donations, program sponsorships, and monetary donations as a way to support and engage in our local community. 

The Team

The entire Small Talk Salon team is dedicated to providing the most for our clients. We are active in the continuing education programs through a number of our affiliate companies such as R+Co, Redken, and Arrojo. Our staff’s certifications include: Klix & Balmain extensions, Trissola  KeratinArrojo American Wave, Advanced Masters Haircutting Course with celebrity stylist Nick Arrojo, and countless advanced coloring technique classes with SchwarzkopfGoldwell, and Lakme color lines.  Our stylist Rhiannan is an R+Co educator and travels to help educate and train other R+Co affiliate salons.


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Katharine Healy – Owner / Stylist

Katharine has been in the salon industry for over 19 years. For most of her career, as a stylist and salon manager in downtown New Haven. 9 years ago Katharine opened Small Talk Salon in Hamden with the goal of providing an intimate and personalized salon experience.  With a focus on modern techniques paired with industry leading products, Katharine strives to create a comfortable and personlaized experience for every client. 


Rhiannan Carlson – Stylist / Educator

Hi I’m Rhiannan, everyone calls me Ree! I’ve been doing hair for 8 years. For over a year I’ve also been an educator for the brand R&Co, which has some of my favorite hair products like the volumes sprays for weightless lift. I love all things beauty, and I do makeup and facial waxing in addition to hair for everyday looks or special occasions. When I’m not in the shop you might spot me running laps around the neighborhood, or listening to a true crime podcast (it kind of scares me but I still love to listen) I can’t wait to meet you and help you feel your best!

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2983 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT

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