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Jessica's Beauty Bar is a wedding hair and makeup artistry company based in Branford, Connecticut. Owned and operated by professional stylist Jessica Shumway, she and her team are committed to providing an impeccable, stress-free service for couples on their wedding day. These esteemed artists are highly experienced in the beauty industry and would love to help you bring your vision to life. Proficient in hairstyling and makeup application, you can rest assured Jessica's Beauty Bar will have you looking and feeling radiant on your special day.

Services Offered

Jessica's Beauty Bar offers services to clients throughout Connecticut and New England. Their talented stylists will happily travel to your venue on the day of your wedding to beautify you and your party. Multiple artists can be on hand to ensure you and your crew are ready with plenty of time to spare before your event. Jessica and her team can host consultations and hair and makeup trials to fine-tune your look for your momentous occasion. You can also get eyelash extensions, ideal for your honeymoon so you don't have to worry about false lashes.

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What hair services do you offer?

Updos / Styling
Hair Trial
On-Site Hair

What makeup services do you offer?

Airbrush Makeup
Eye Makeup
Natural Makeup
On-Site Makeup
Wedding Party Makeup
Makeup Trial
Fake Lashes

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Victoria L. Married on 09/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing team and happy bridal party

Thank you so much to Jess and team for doing all of our hair and makeup for my 10/6 wedding! Everyone鈥檚 hair and makeup looked amazing! All my girls as well mothers and myself were beyond happy with both hair and makeup! They were extremely professional, friendly and really listened to what everyone wanted for their wedding looks. From the trial on I was so happy with booking Jessica鈥檚 beauty bar and would definitely recommend her to any bride!
Alicia A. Married on 04/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Superb Team!

Jessica and her team did a fabulous job! They were so wonderful in helping me fine-tune my look during my trial. They were so professional and listened to every one of my ladies and their requests for hair and makeup. They were such a great team and I would highly recommend them!
Elizabeth C. Married on 11/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Talented and professional

Jessica and her makeup artist Linnette are an amazing team. They showed up early on my wedding day and worked efficiently and professionally to complete everyones hair and makeup. I received so many compliments on how beautiful I looked!
Additionally, the communication with Jessica leading up to the wedding was great. Any emails I sent with questions, were returned the same day only hrs later typically.
I highly recommend Jessica and Linnette for your big day!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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Jessica Shumway
Jessica Shumway

Hey! Im Jess & I am a passionate stylist who grew up in Wallingford, CT. I didnt always know I was going to be in the beauty industry, I just knew I was meant to do something great and just needed to find out what that was.

I graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2009 with a Bachelors degree and alot of loans and still no path of where i wanted to go.

Before, Bridal hair was even a career choice my cousin asked me to do her hair for her wedding before I even know how to properly execute a romantic upstyle. I was so nervous but i went for it and I nailed it! I knew at that moment I belonged in the beauty industry.

I completed cosmetology school in 2012, received my license and got my first job as a bridal hair stylist with one of the most saught out companies at the time. I learned from the best for many years and it got me to where I am today.

After 10 years of excelling in multiple areas including, bridal hair, eyelash extensions, makeup and hair color--i decided it was time to go off on my own and thats when I started Jessica's Beauty Bar in 2018!

Bridal hair is more than a career for me, its in my blood and truly where my passion lies.

Since launching my business, I have won an award with CT Now New Haven, been interviewed live with CT Style, been featured on Wedding Wire, Wedding Chicks and publishes in Connecticut Bride Magazine. Its been an incredible experience so far and I am eternally grateful!

I love this industry so keeping up with education and current trends is so important to me. I am confident that myself and my team can provide you with a professional service leaving you feeling more relaxed, stress free & pampered!

I look forward to working with you!


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