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567 Calef Highway, Rte. 125 - Barrington, NH 03825

Adagio Salon Support Staff

Jules D'Antilio

Owner & Esthetician

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.

Shawna Genest

Spa Operations Manager

Shawna started in the spa industry over 14 years ago working for the PGA Tour Spa in St. Augustine, FL where she was the Lead Massage Therapist for three years before becoming their Assistant Spa Director. A few years later she transferred to West Palm Beach, FL where she worked as the Lead Massage Therapist for Eau Spa at the Ritz-Carlton.

Upon moving back to NH, Shawna continued her spa career at Adagio. She retired from Massage Therapy in the fall of 2012 when she became the Spa Operations Manager. She continuously strives for excellence in her role as a customer service liaison by helping to ensure that all Adagio guests have a memorable experience.

When she is not at work you will find Shawna enjoying her time off usually on the back of a motorcycle with her husband if the weather allows for it. Camping with family and friends, or lakeside in Vermont with her Sister. She is the proud mother of 2 grown children Brittany and Chuckie.

If she is at home she is usually cooking enough to feed an army. Nothing makes her happier than making homemade meals for people she cares about.

Lauren Mitchell

Front Desk Staff

Lauren has lived in Rochester, New Hampshire for most of her life. She enjoys living in New England because of the different season changes.

During her senior year of high school she got her Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) license in her Health Occupations class. After graduating, she started her career working at a nursing home while attending college.

She went to New Hampshire Technical Institue in concord for about two years studying to become a nurse before she transferred to Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth to continue that education. After attending one semester there, Lauren realized that this wasn't the career path she should be on. She decided to start a career in cosmetology and is now attending Empire Beauty Schools in Portsmouth, NH. She now knows this is what she is destined to do in her life, and loves every aspect of it.

Lauren enjoys making people feel great about themselves and has always been in the customer service business. When she is not at work or school she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as being outside with her dog, Stella. Four wheeling and fishing are some of her favorite outdoor activities. Lauren looks forward to what the future holds for her in the cosmetology field as well as being employed at Adagio Spa and Salon.

Wendy Russell

Administrative Assistant

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.

Josie Genest

Front Desk Team

Josie has lived in New Hampshire her entire life. She balances school life and work life. It is very important to Josie that all clients of adagio have a wonderful spa experience. She prides herself in giving the best customer service. Josie started as a spa attendant over 2 years ago and is now part of the front desk team. Josie loves to keep busy helping out around the spa, checking in with guests and getting them what they need.

In her free time she enjoys listening to music, caring for animals, and spending time with her friends and family. She is a huge dog Lover.


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Spa & Salon Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12pm-8pm
Wednesday-Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm