ABOUT

THE PARLR JOURNEY

It all began in 2010 outside my college dorm at Hofstra University. I was stuck inside one night during a huge blizzard, and I picked up a camera for the first time ever. I was 19 years old and I had no idea how impactful this moment would be in my career. I convinced my friends Nicole and Katy to let me do their makeup and hair, and using my friend Charlie’s camera, I took photos of my friends outside in the snow.

I felt something spark inside of me when I took these photos, something powerful. That moment sent me on a fierce ten-year mission to pursue my dream.

My dream….is PARLR. After that night in the blizzard, I began my career, working anywhere and everywhere I possibly could, from a makeshift studio in my dorm room to a rented fraternity house basement that I outfitted it as a photo studio. I worked for a celebrity stylist, Alexa Winner, driving all over NYC in my 1997 Saab to find unique shooting locations. My crazy NYC crazy adventure eventually led me back to my hometown of Framingham, where my first “studio” was in my parent’s garage. After a year, I  upgraded to a 300 square foot space in a mill building, right across the hall from what would eventually become Beauty PARLR and RLR Studio, a 2,500 square foot space. And in the same building as what you know and see today as PARLR.

11,000 SQUARE FEET

20 MILES WEST
OF BOSTON

20,000 CLIENTS EACH YEAR

SALON + SPA

PORTRAITS

BRANDING

With the help of our incredibly talented team, our amazingly loyal clients, and a lot of hard work and planning, PARLR was born in 2018. PARLR houses our salon and spa and portrait studio, as well as PARLR Brand Studio, our business-to-business graphic and website design, photography, and videography agency.
This company is such a deep-rooted passion project for me, as it truly represents my heart and soul. Every single detail in our space has been deliberately placed and handpicked to convey a feeling of uniqueness, from the music, to the decor, to the lighting and customer service. Each client’s experience with us matters to me so deeply. I want each client to feel like a personal friend of mine walking through our doors. PARLR is a home I created to harbor my deep love for the industry, my craft, and my love for leadership. I feel privileged and honored to have a space that allows me to live my dream. I am blessed to work alongside such an incredibly talented group of individuals who allow me to lead them on a daily basis. And I am truly grateful and humbled by our clients, who have made this whole dream possible. Our clients make us who we are, and it is as simple as that.

MEET OUR

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rachael schtifter

founder + ceo

carli rubin

coo + beauty director

lealyn walsh

director of photography

sarah casasanto

director of graphic design

noah lin

director of videography

andrea marshall

master stylist

melissa roach

master stylist

emily higgins

master stylist

erin wylie

master stylist

jennifer dillen

master stylist

dyanna liverpool

master stylist

meaghan andreano

master stylist

mia julian

master stylist

nina dantas

master stylist

jenny paulus

stylist

mandy fraifer

stylist

molly mclaughlin

stylist

tamara victor

junior stylist

michelle poulos

master esthetician

lori webber

master esthetician

rachel king

master esthetician

victoria perez

master esthetician + makeup

sarah whiting

salon + spa manager

danielle purinton

reception

glory ryan

photographer

allison cattafesta

portrait manager

wendy kornbliet

experience supervisor

lauren waisnor

assistant to ceo

PARLR is a special place because of our people, culture, and teamwork. Feel you could be a great fit? Click the button below to learn more about life at PARLR and to submit your resume.

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