Branford Hair stylist / Lash Extensionist


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! 

x0 Jessica