Cherie Billings

Owner | Operations Manager

Cherie has been in the beauty industry for over a decade now. Her love for the industry along with her drive and passion, have helped bring her dreams to reality. From late-night chats with like- minded people, being inspired by the ever evolving industry, and attending business symposiums and education events with leaders from around the country, Blu was thought up and created. Cherie comes with many years of experience operating a business, from a small salon with a staff of only three, to most recently a very large salon & spa in downtown New Haven with a staff of over 20. Her desire is to make every client's experience at Blu one of a kind and hopes to make her latest venture in this industry a truly successful and inspiring one.

Cassie Fazzino


Cassie graduated from Paul Mitchell in 2005, and has worked in salons ever since. She is a fully licensed cosmetologist and brings her wealth of knowledge and experience from over a decade in this industry. Cassie has done hair and makeup for small production films, local television shows, and has done work for NYC Fashion Week. She has continued to further her career and travels part-time as a color educator for Lakme. One of her favorite color techniques is doing freehand hair painting to achieve flawless natural-looking highlights.

Along with all of these qualities, she has several advanced education certificates in the following:
PerfecTress hair extensions
​Advanced education in Arrojo Editorial Styling, razor cutting for men and women, and advanced color techniques
MoroccanOil Advanced Special Occasion Styling

Instagram: @blutifulmagician

Jennifer Damian

Jennifer is a fully licensed hairstylist and makeup artist and has been in the beauty industry for 6 years. She graduated from Paul Mitchell in North Haven, CT and began her career at a busy downtown New Haven salon. Jenn is experienced in a wide array of hair services as well as makeup, with a special interest in bridal styling.

Some of her further education / certifications include:
Knowledge of Lakme, Shwarzkopf and Paul Mitchell color systems
Knowledge of Arrojo and Paul Mitchell hair cutting systems
Arrojo American Wave and Trissola Keratin treatment certified
Arrojo Advanced Education Certification in editorial / occasion styling and hair painting
Attended GloMineral Advanced Makeup course
​PerfecTress hair extensions
Experienced in Balayage, hair painting and Ombre techniques

Instagram: @jdamianbeauty

Christie Garafalo

Christie brings her immense knowledge and talent to our team after over 15 years in the industry, most of it spent in the bustling city of New Haven. Her creativity and true "flair for hair" is something you just have to see to understand. Like many of her clients say, and we can attest to, she has a magical way with hair.

Some of her accolades are:
Knowledge of Lakme, Schwartzkopf, and Wella color systems
Arrojo Advanced Education in Men's Cutting, Editorial Styling, and Razor Cutting
GK Keratin Smoothing and Straightening Certified
Moroccan Advanced Education in Products, Styling. and Braiding


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183 Montowese Street Suite B,

Branford, CT 06405

Phone. 203-315-1525


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