Robert Dockstader

Goldwell Master Colorist/Stylist

I have over 15 years experience in the performing arts as a classically trained tenor. I have performed in operas with various groups in VT and NH, and 5yrs as a wig stylist for The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

Fresh out of school I joined Kingdom County Productions in the filming of “The Voices Project” which later was renamed “Shout It Out” as key hair stylist and makeup. That summer I knew I had found my love for the career of a lifetime. After a summer full of the silver screen I started the shaping of my career and my craft as an apprentice hair designer at Indigo in Burlington, VT. I was given much education and structure there which allowed me to continue my education and thrive as a young hair designer. I have worked first hand with educators from top companies such as Bumble & Bumble, Pureology, Goldwell, Paul Mitchell, and Kevin Murphy. I also sponsor the Miss Vermont Organization and work one on one with the reigning Miss VT and Vermont’s Outstanding Teen. I continuously refresh my education with Classes from Goldwell, The Goldwell Academy, Online Education through my and interpret them with my own artistic impression. I use Goldwell Color segments which include Topchic, Colorance, Colorance Intense, Nectaya (ammonia free permanent color) and Elumen (High Performance Ammonia free ). I take pride in my work and consult with you to determine what it is you are seeking to shape your style. As a courtesy to my clients, all of my services include a shampoo, conditioning, scalp massage and blow dry when necessary . The service times have been adjusted accordingly.

After two years of education, training and working as a Level II Hair Designer at Indigo, I decided to attain one of my life long goals which was to open a business of my own. In March of 2010 I opened Scherdiva Salon (Scher = German for Shears and Diva-meaning Goddess) . Scherdiva Salon has moved up in the world. We have now opened an 1100 Sq Ft salon located at 26 Susie Wilson Rd in Essex, VT. I offer high end services & hair care products at a reasonable price.

I welcome you to visit my space by booking a consultation which is free of charge by contacting me by phone or through my online scheduling provider Rosy Salon Software. It is a free service and in order to schedule online with Scherdiva Salon you need to register for a free account. Here you can view a record of your previous visits, schedule new appointments, and manage your existing appointments. Online Scheduling is key to my operation and time management. Although I do take walk-ins I am primarily booked by appointment only. If you haven’t noticed yet there is a link on the bottom of this page that says “Make An Appointment”. By clicking this button it will open to reveal my scheduling gateway. Go ahead and click it…. you know you want to.


Every Other Wednesday 9-6
Thursday-Saturday 9-6
Sunday 9-5

Chris Dockstader

Goldwell Colorist

My focus is color plain and simple. I have extensive knowledge in GoldWell Color and and techniques. Currently I am accepting new clients and I am the preferred stylist for client overflow from Robert Dockstader. When I am not working with clients I am assisting Robert which expands my skill set. Come in and lets maintain your current look or create something new.



Kristin Ploof

Stylist/Goldwell Colorist
Cosmetology is my passion. I love experimenting with new techniques and am open to working with a diverse range of hair textures. My work is detailed and always completed with care. All cut and color services include a shampoo, conditioning, scalp massage and blow out.
I feel as though it is mandatory to keep up to date with current and upcoming trends. As a salon we participate in as many educational events as possible and travel to hair shows through out New England.
I am very open minded stylist. I feel it is important to connect with your client in order to reveal their true inner beauty.
In 2011 I traveled to New York to assist in runway work for NYC Fashion Week. Doing hair & make up for fashion shows, weddings, photo shoots and special events. For the past two years I have sponsored Miss Vermont USA Pageant contestant(s) with hair and make up.
I am certified in Keratin Smoothing Complex treatments (Coppola) and Hair Treats formerly, Neoextensions. Others describe me as friendly, outgoing, fun, persistent, and hard working.
Thinking about booking an appointment? I offer complimentary consultations and would love to see you!