Newington Business Spotlight: Hair on the Square

Published on Thursday, 17 January 2019 13:52
Written by Erica Drzewiecki


NEWINGTON - As the New Year ushers in change at Hair on the Square, staff hope to continue being the salon local residents choose for their beauty needs.

Owner Tammy Selander is like a motherly figure to all who enter the salon at 148 Market Square, having been a constant fixture there for decades. Like any proud mother, Selander had mixed emotions saying goodbye to longtime stylist Nicole Rittucci, who left this week to pursue her other career goals.

“She worked really hard for her degree in criminal justice,” Selander said, calling the departure “bittersweet.”

Rittucci extended a warm thank-you to all her loyal customers.

“She will be very missed,” Selander added. “Hair on the Square wants to wish her the best in her new endeavor. We were blessed to have her. We would love to continue serving her customers and try our best to meet their beauty needs.”

Luckily each stylist has their own talents and services to offer, all catering to the unique desires, styles and needs of every individual who comes in. New clients are encouraged to try all the stylists before they pick their go-to hair professional.

Hair on the Square was voted one of the top hair salons in the New Britain Herald’s 2018 reader’s poll.

Staff have also made it their mission to help local residents in financial need. They are collecting personal care items and toiletries at the salon through February, to be donated to the Newington Food Bank.

“We always try to reach out to the community,” Selander explained. “I think people know that about us.”

Ahead of the 2018-19 school year, free back-to-school haircuts were awarded to local families through the Newington Department of Human Services.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, people are encouraged to show their sweethearts and themselves a little love with a beauty gift.

“The best gift you can give a woman is a great hair day,” Selander said. “Also, an excellent way to pamper yourself mid-winter is to come in for a scalp treatment. It’s basically a massage to relax you, get rid of dead skin, debris and excess dryness. It’s a nice treat for yourself and it’s at a great price for the month of February.”

Hair on the Square still carries the best-selling Loma products, an organic luxury line.

“Hair on the Square wants to wish everyone a happy New Year,” Selander said. “We can’t wait to see you in 2019.”

To book an appointment, call (860) 666-2283 or visit

Erica Drzewiecki can be reached at 860-801-5097, or

Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Thursday, 17 January 2019 13:52. Updated: Thursday, 17 January 2019 13:55.