Hi, my name is Jessica Shumway and I welcome you to my salon Jessica's Beauty Bar! Ever since I was a young girl, giving myself an awful bang trim and coloring my hair with markers, I've loved cutting and coloring hair. After high school I took a detour before entering Cosmetology school. I graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree. I felt it was important to have a degree at the time but I knew I wasn't following my dream. It took me about a year working behind a desk before I decided to go with my gut. In 2012, I graduated from Nirvana Salon Academy.
From there I gained lots of experience in the wedding industry working along side some of the most talented people I have ever met. Special occasion up-dos became second nature to me and I ran with it. It was my experience in this skill that got the attention of another salon. I worked in that salon for 4 years and really grew as a stylist. I also became certified in Novalash Eyelash Extensions, attended Wella color classes in New york, mastered tape-in hair extensions as well as airbrush makeup application.
I am a cosmetologist who loves to do it all and I have had the same dream since I was in school. I always wanted to open my own salon where I can offer multiple services for my clients. Rustic modern decor and mermaids are what interest me so I decided to incorporate the two in my salon as well as create a warm and welcoming environment. From the moment you enter the salon, I want you to feel comfortable and like family. You should be able to unwind, relax and enjoy yourself. This is your time so lets make it worth your while!