Chameleon Owners

A Special Announcement From Carleen and Joy

Joy Takes Over Chameleon

Dear Friends of Chameleon,

I’m so excited to announce that after a couple of years of planning, my husband Stan and I will be selling our beloved Chameleon to our trusted, long-time manager and educator, Joy!

The transition will be effective the first week January 2023 and while bitter-sweet, I cannot be more happy with this decision. I have full confidence that you will continue to enjoy all your visits at Chameleon, for she will ensure that all your expectations will be met, as she takes Chameleon to the next level. In addition to the change with Chameleon, I will no longer be providing hair color or haircuts.

Going forward, I will be focused solely on my budding wedding and event business. I have worked very closely with Joy and the team to review all your color and cutting notes and have recommend a stylist from the team that you will be very happy with. Our guest care team will be contacting you very soon to schedule your upcoming appointments.

As I bid you farewell, please know how incredibly grateful I am to have had you as part of the Chameleon family. It’s been an amazing 23 years together and even many more with some of you.

Thank you for all you have shared with me during our visits. I will never forget you.

Your friend,



A message from Joy …

I am very excited to be making this announcement about this new chapter in my life, and for the legacy that is Chameleon.

Chameleon has been my home for 20+ years and Carleen has always been my mentor. My dreams and goals for the future of Chameleon are driven by the passion and vision Carleen has nurtured over the past two decades.

I am excited and honored to be the new owner of Chameleon Salon, and I am dedicated to the clients of the past, present, and future. I am committed to providing the highest quality salon services, and I’m dedicated to bringing wellness to the community.

Thank you all for your continued support and love for our beautiful salon, staff, and to myself.

Have a blessed holiday season,


Carleen Buden and Stan Bialecki


Chameleon was founded in 1999 by Carleen Buden and Stan Bialecki.

Their vision was to create the finest salon experience for their clients and long term, rewarding careers for their stylists.

Carleen Buden is a co-owner of Chameleon Haircolor Cafe & Spa, based in North Haven CT.

She has been a talented artistic stylist for over 30 years.

She has trained at the national academies of Vidal Sassoon, Bumble and bumble, Oribe, Goldwell and glo Minerals.

Carleen believes that education is critical to the success of Chameleon and our team. She continually brings in national educators into Chameleon and sends our team to NYC for advanced education.

Carleen has partnered Chameleon with Bumble and bumble, Oribe and Goldwell. Our strong relationship with these beauty industry leaders provide our clients with the finest hair care products and our staff with the industry’s best education.

Stan Bialecki is a co-owner of Chameleon Haircolor Cafe & Spa, based in North Haven CT.

He founded Chameleon on the belief of providing the ultimate level of client satisfaction. He introduced our “100% Love Your hair Guarantee” to ensure all clients leave Chameleon looking and feeling their best.

He believes in providing long term career paths for the Chameleon Team Members.

He has implemented the the best business practices,  provides progressive staff development, and the latest artistic education to the Chameleon Team. This allows Chameleon to deliver the finest client experience.

He has guided Chameleon to be honored as a Top 200 Salon, in the United States, by the prestigious Salon Today Magazine.


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