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  • Sherri Bartley Rivera

Meet Susan Krauss, founder of Boost! Child and Family Services in Westport. Susan is a licensed psychotherapist who has worked with children, adults and families for over twenty years. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University with a major in Child Development and Family Studies and a Masters in Social Work from New York University. She lived and worked in China for 4 years and originally launched Boost! there as a series of group programming!


Susan decided to launch Boost! because she wanted to offer families a safe space where they could find mental health and support services for their entire family under one roof. She saw a need for a full-service counseling center where we could help children and families by providing individual, family and group counseling as well as testing and psychiatric support.


When asked about advice for staying positive during this pandemic she explains how we are all being challenged in ways that are unique. Navigating this time requires flexibility and the ability to adapt and draw upon resources we may never have needed to access before. Don't be afraid to ask for help and acknowledge that you need support. We can't travel these unchartered waters alone. Embrace simplicity, calm, friendship and love.


Boost! Child and family services just launched a new division of our business this summer called Boost! University - designed to support college students through an expansive, virtual model of care. They also offer virtual sessions for anyone interested and just started in-person appointments again!


Boost! Child and Family Services:


http://www.kidsboost.com/

(203) 557-8444

skrauss@kidsboost.com


500 Post Road East, 2nd floor

Westport, CT 06880

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  • Jean Rossi Wergeles


Wisdom & Youth located in Westport is a boutique MedSpa owned by Brittany Eaton and opened in 2019. Brittany is a physician assistant by training and after completing her master’s degree, she was invited to continue her training in surgery. She completed an additional elective year at Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Surgical Residency Program in 2014. According to Brittany, it was during this intense year that she realized her passion for plastic surgery and aesthetics. She then dedicated all of her time into supplemental trainings around the country to learn the best injection techniques and newest contributions that the aesthetic world had to offer.


Brittany’s Medical Director, Dr. Anke Ott Young is an accomplished plastic & reconstruction surgeon. Brittany said, “I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Ott Young during my clinical rotations and the rest is history!”






At Wisdom & Youth MedSpa, Brittany focuses on treating the client as a friend to find out what brought them in and how she can improve their quality of life by addressing specific concerns. Brittany provides all of her clients with her personal phone number and follows up with them to ensure their satisfaction.


Wisdom & Youth MedSpa offers the following services:


  • Dermaplaning facials (we had this service and our skin is glowing and smooth – highly recommend)

  • Latisse

  • Botox

  • Fillers

  • Laser Hair Removal

  • IPL (intense pulsed light) facials, to help eradicate pigmented lesion such as sunspots

  • Radio-frequency micro needling


FC Lifestyle followers will receive 10% off for first-time clients and she will be offering a limited quantity one time package pricing for their new radio frequency microneedling, IPL and laser treatments! The best time for these services is fall/winter/early spring! Check out her latest promotions on IG @wisdom_and_youth!


www.wisdomandyouth.com

Call or text: (203) 520-9096

@wisdom_and_youth

Wisdom & Youth, LLC, 131 Kings Hwy N, Westport, CT 06880



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  • Sherri Bartley Rivera

Updated: Jan 12


Meet Fairfield County entrepreneurs Marisa Fearon and Jackie Fernandes, co-owners of H Salon on the Post Road in Fairfield. The vibe in this salon is positive from the moment you walk in; from the warm greeting, to the wonderful massage as you get your hair shampooed to the sound of laughter and happy conversations that fill the air.


                                      Photo credit: @davidbravopictures

Marisa began her career studying in London with Vidal Sassoon at the Advanced Academy. She had a great experience and learned from the very best. At age 24 she came back to the U.S. and opened up her own salon in Westport. She has the same passion now as she did then!


Jackie expressed an interest in becoming an owner. So when Marisa grew out of her space in Westport, H Salon in Fairfield was born and Jackie came aboard. Marisa and Jackie share the same work ethic and family values; both are genuine and kind so they knew they were a perfect fit. Also they share a love for their industry, love doing hair and love making people feel good about themselves (I can personally attest to this)!


Marisa states her clients give her the gift of positivity. Being positive also takes work and effort; Marisa is up at 6:00am, for a weekly positivity call, “Morning Mindset on the Daily Drive with Denise” the amazing Denise DiGrigoli (so honored to feature this amazing human real soon – easy to see why these women connect)! Marisa posts a positivity calendar at work for employees to read, simple daily tasks we can all accomplish like, “call a friend or family member,” “allow space for you to take a break for one hour,” and “people need your good energy, make a conscious effort to smile more today.”



In 2018 Marisa and Jackie went to London together to study with Mark Woolly, a celebrated figure in the hair dressing community. Mark’s expert knowledge is regularly requested for television, radio and leading publications across the globe. He is an award-winning hair stylist, international creative director and the entrepreneurial force behind the exclusive Electric brand which H Salon carries. I tried Electric’s Volumize Liquid Mist (I really need help with that) and love it, my hair lasts an extra day without having to wash! H Salon also uses the most natural, safest, non-toxic hair care products from sustainable, environmentally-conscious companies that also dedicate funding towards charitable causes.

Marisa’s message is she wants her clients to know that she cares about them. She is so grateful to be back after the pandemic shutdown and working hard to make everyone feel good.

On a personal side note, Marisa is one of those people I believe I was destined to meet. We know the many pressures business owners are facing during this COVID period. And still Marisa marches on with grace and a genuine, positive outlook. She goes out of her way to put clients at ease, make them feel safe and is meticulous with her craft. I am truly inspired by her. When I am at work, I think of Marisa often when I feel the stress coming on largely due to this climate of uncertainty, instead of allowing it to rule me, I hold it at an arm’s length and focus on being the very best I can be at that moment. And the interesting thing is since my outlook has changed, very positive opportunities have been coming our way. I am so grateful I to have had the opportunity to have met this amazing human!






H Salon welcomes new clients.





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