The History

The Wingate Salon & Spa

It’s hard for us to believe but we’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary in 2018!

Situated on 5 beautiful acres at the Stratham circle the Wingate is our home to over 50 beauty industry professionals. The house itself was built in 1786 by John Wingate, whose father Paine Wingate served as a Senator from New Hampshire under our nation’s new Constitution. Local lore says that during George Washington’s trip to New Hampshire in 1789, he was received as an honored guest at The Wingate House.

Through hard work and good fortune the Wingate has grown into the premiere salon & day spa for New England. Since our beginning in 1998 we’ve expanded space for spa services, couples treatments and a tea room. Famous for our traditional English tea service served during days of beauty or spa parties, the Wingate scones are the highlight of that service. Ask anyone if they’ve had a Wingate scone and they are sure to share their delight! The Wingate has our exclusive Bridal & Events suite. This beautiful, private room offers hair, make-up and other spa services along with space for photographs, a changing room. The Wingate has continued to send many happy brides off to their big day from this special space. The suite is also a great hosting spot for spa parties.

Along the way the Wingate garnered many accolades. The salon and spa has been voted Best of New Hampshire by New Hampshire Magazine readers 10 years running. Our bridal services have also been recognized, receiving Best of Bride awards. Other honors include Best Spa Day for Mom from Parenting Magazine, Top 200 Salons in America from Salon Today Magazine, Best Manicures & Pedicures by NHPR’s New Hampshire A-List, Best Spa Party Location by Celebrations Magazine, Best Spa for New Hampshire Women by Applaud Magazine, Top Rated Vendor on WeddingWire.Com. In addition the Wingate has been featured multiple times in local print and radio media including the Exeter Newsletter, Portsmouth Herald, New Hampshire Magazine, WMUR Channel 9, WOKQ 97.5, Z100, The River 92.5 and WHEB 100.3

The Wingate Salon and Spa