About Giabonni's Riverside Salon & Spa


Giabonni's was established in 1985 by Jayne Koistinen and Bonnie Pagel

Jayne and Bonnie met in 1980 while attending Cosmetology School at National Academy of Hairdressing. It has been a 35 year relationship between two friends, who became co-owners of a business, destined to serve the greater Groton, Mystic, and New London area. Together, with our similar advanced education, we have become an artistic team driven to work as one.

We are a family of artists driven to work as one! Jayne and Bonnie continue their advanced education with frequent hands on "in salon" classes for advanced master coloring techniques from Paul Mitchell.

Jayne Koistinen
Jayne Koistinen is a graduate of National Academy and Groton Academy of Hairdressing with a licensed degree in Registered Cosmetology. She has also completed advanced hands-on certified training at Jingles International for several consecutive years; with advanced certification in classic cutting and master coloring techniques.

Jayne has completed advanced certification training at Graham Webb International in Woodland Hills, California and Washington D.C. Jayne is also a certified educator and Master Extension expert with SHE by SoCap USA. Jayne is also certified in classic and advanced cutting and master coloring techniques and has attended advanced certified training at Sassoon and Paul Mitchell "The School", also with advanced certification in classic advanced cutting and master coloring techniques. Jayne also has two years accounting principles from Mitchell College New London.
Bonnie Pagel
Bonnie Pagel is a graduate of National Academy and Groton Academy of Hairdressing with a licensed degree in Registered Cosmetology. She has also completed advanced hands on certified training at Jingles International for several consecutive years, with advanced certification in classic cutting and master coloring techniques.

Bonnie has completed advanced certification training at Graham Webb International in Washington D.C. Bonnie is also certified in advanced classic cutting and master coloring techniques. Bonnie has attended Sassoon and Paul Mitchell "The School" also with advanced certification in classic cutting and master coloring techniques.
Melanie Hartley
Melanie Hartley, our salon co-ordinator and guest liason comes to us with 20 years of experience in the salon/spa industry. Mel's organizational expertise compliments your salon/spa visit with a welcome tone. Weddings, Special Events or simply an everyday service, let Mel organize your plans.
Mariana Cars- Burbank
Mariana Cars - Burbank has been in the spa business for the past 6 years. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Esthetician. Her passion and knowledge is what makes her stand out. Educating clients on how to take care of their skin, not just from the outside but also from the inside.

Mariana specializes in organic skincare and relaxing massages. Mariana is certified for trigger point therapy for headaches and cupping therapy.