Meet Jessica

Skin Care Specialist/ Lash Artist/ Make-Up Artist

 

Jessica Budney chose to pursue a career in this industry after a lifelong passion for esthetics, beauty and a love of working with people.  She graduated from the International Institute of Cosmetology in November of 2011 as a Certified Esthetician. After she graduated from cosmetology school she began her career as a full time esthetician at Connecticut’s first eyelash extension boutique. It was there she worked one on one with Connecticut’s Novalash Trainer for eyelash extensions, and soon after she became an Advanced Certified Lash Technician. 

 

Continuing her pursuit in the beauty industry, she decided to further her knowledge and became DinAir Airbrush Make-up Certified as well. This lead her to the opportunity of working with photographers and CT's J Bridal Team doing makeup on models for Plitz New York Fashion Week in 2013.

 

For a short period of time she worked for a local Day Spa in Essex learning some of today's latest trends in skin care; including becoming a certified Hydrafacial esthetician. Soon after she decided to make the jump to go out on her own in 2016, opening Blissful Beauty Day Spa. 

 

In her first year open. she made her mark on the Shoreline and Bliss was voted second best brow artist and second best facial on CT Shoreline's E-List! Jess has since become henna brow certified and lash lift certified. Her drive & passion for beauty have filled her with years of hands on experience in the industry.

 

Outside of work, Jessica is a mom to a handsome boy, Bennett and beautiful baby girl, Emersyn and enjoys spending time with her growing family!

Eager to keep up with the growth of Bliss, she has hired an amazing team to provide top notch one on one services for all of CT's shoreline. Blissful Beauty is just the beginning of a new adventure in her ever-growing career.

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Meet Fallon

Esthetician/Lash Artist

 

After an internship at a local day spa in high school, Fallon got an appreciation for the world of beauty. At a young age she knew that beauty was where her heart was. Fallon acquired her Esthetician’s license in 2018 after graduating top of her class at International's Institute of Cosmetology in Wethersfield, CT. After graduating, Fal got a few years of  hands on experience working for a local spa in Old Saybrook. Eager to master more in her trade, Fallon got exclusive one on one training in Elleebana's Lash Lift Training Course, as well as Hydrafacial & Microdermabrasion Courses. Outside of working at Bliss, you may see Fallon's smiling face and exceptional customer service skills keeping busy at a local restaurant here in Deep River. Fal is busy planning for her wedding in October. She loves hiking with her fiancé Lauren and adorable pup Bea, spending time with her family & friends and shopping at Marshalls. Fallon's confident & bubbly personality will make you feel at ease from the moment you arrive. Come in and experience someone who puts passion, creativity and her entire heart into everything she does, you will surely leave a client for life.

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Meet Rozalynd

Massage Therapist

 

Rozalynd's philosophy with massage is to provide exceptional, one of a kind massage therapy services that cater to the overworked, overtired, and genuinely stressed out people. Roz is a board certified massage therapist, licensed in Connecticut, originally from the White Mountains. This is where she received her massage therapy education at the North Eastern Institute of Whole Health in New Hampshire.

Rozalynd obtained first class spa and customer service training at the 4 Diamond Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa where she worked until she relocated to Connecticut in 2010.

Since arriving in Connecticut, she has worked for some amazing local salons & spas, developing her techniques and growing into a successful & trusted massage therapist. She wants to be the person & the place you look forward to coming to for peace of mind & pain relief.

Outside of work Roz enjoys a delicious home cooked meal prepared by her husband Ian, a professional Chef, and taking care of her newest addition, baby girl Brightyn "Brighty". 

Book your appointment and let her help you to feel and be the healthiest version of yourself, one massage at a time.

Meet Cerina

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Esthetician

Cerina is so happy to be back in CT after living in LA & NYC since 2002. She grew up with her parents owning a busy hair salon in Kensington and spent summers at Hawk’s Nest Beach in Old Lyme. After graduating University of Hartford with BA in Drama, she moved out to LA to pursue on set makeup in beauty, character and special effects and quickly fell in love and transitioned into the luxury spa business. Cerina is a licensed Esthetician in three states; CT, CA and NY! For over 18 years Cerina has been providing some of the most highly sought after facials including Hydrafacials, Oxygen boosts, LED light therapy, Microderm and many other Anti-Aging treatments. She's had the pleasure of getting amazing hands on experience at a few very well known spas including the La Prairie Spas at The Ritz Carlton and The Beverly Hills Hotel and also, Alchemie Organic Day Spa. Cerina is a very organized and dedicated worker who held a corporate office position as a manager, writing facial protocols and leading spa trainings at The Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman and Hotel Bel Air Spa. While working in NYC and in West Hollywood, Cerina became a very experienced at performing face & body waxing and very proficient in lash and brow tinting services. Outside of work, Cerina is a proud vegan and has 2 rescue pups, Vinny and LD (Little Dog) and is so grateful to be close to her family again.  She loves working with organic skincare lines and is thrilled to now be working with the Shira product line at Blissful Beauty.  She's passionate about learning anything & everything the beauty industry has to offer. Cerina's attention to detail with extractions & selecting the perfect products for each person will leave you at peace, soaking in her calming & positive energy. She will help you destress and comfort your skin leaving it glowing for weeks & weeks. However, Cerina's favorite part about the beauty industry is building a loyal clientele and we are excited to have her at Bliss to do just that! 

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Meet Lauren

Makeup Artist

 

Born and raised in Haddam, CT, Lauren currently lives in Rhode Island. She started getting into makeup for Halloween in 2014 and that's where her love for makeup grew. She has two rescue dogs, Loki and Nash and enjoys running/hiking outdoors. And yes, Halloween is still her favorite holiday!

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Meet Meghan

Receptionist

Meghan hates writing bios!

Meet Cerina

Massage Therapist

 

Rozalynd's philosophy with massage is to provide exceptional, one of a kind massage therapy services that cater to the overworked, overtired, and genuinely stressed out people. Roz is a board certified massage therapist, licensed in Connecticut, originally from the White Mountains. This is where she received her massage therapy education at the North Eastern Institute of Whole Health in New Hampshire.

Rozalynd obtained first class spa and customer service training at the 4 Diamond Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa where she worked until she relocated to Connecticut in 2010.

Since arriving in Connecticut, she has worked for some amazing local salons & spas, developing her techniques and growing into a successful & trusted massage therapist. She wants to be the person & the place you look forward to coming to for peace of mind & pain relief.

Outside of work Roz enjoys a delicious home cooked meal prepared by her husband Ian, a professional Chef, and taking care of her newest addition, baby girl Brightyn "Brighty". 

Book your appointment and let her help you to feel and be the healthiest version of yourself, one massage at a time.

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Meet April

Esthetician/Makeup Artist

 

April chose to pursue a career in Esthetics after falling in love with all things eyebrows! After attending Paul Mitchell the School in New Haven, she obtained her Esthetician’s license and also received special achievement in lash lifting and eyebrow lamination. Prior to her Esthetics training, April was a veterinary technician for 7 years providing her with years of exceptional customer service skills. She also attended the Boston Conservatory for vocal performance, which allowed her to explore her passion for arts. April has exclusive training in Shira Esthetics skin care products, Dermalogica & Image Professional Peels making her exceptional at product recommendations & facial customization. She also has a passion for makeup, special effects and photography.  At the heart of it all, April finds immense joy in making others feel good about themselves and she can’t wait to see what the future holds here at Blissful Beauty!