About | Blush Beauty Bar

ABOUT BLUSH

Welcome Beauties,

Blush is a full service beauty bar offering a unique beauty experience that is the first of it’s kind in the Rochester area. We welcome you to indulge yourself in hair, makeup, lash, waxing, and skin services at our luxurious yet cozy beauty bar, or in the comfort of your home/office with our Blush on-the-go service options. We carry a variety of beauty products, carefully curated based on quality and affordability. Getting to know each individual and inspiring their beauty routine is important to us. At BBB we believe that beauty is multi-faceted and goes far beyond just how we look. Each of us has an innate beauty, radiating from within, that is all our own. Enhancing this natural beauty and allowing it to shine bright to the world, is our ultimate goal.

Meet The Owner

Claire has been a freelance make-up artist working in Rochester, New York and surrounding areas since 2012. She specializes in bridal makeup and creating flawless, personalized looks.

Claire spent 4 years at the University of Rochester obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology before pursuing her undeniable love of makeup artistry.

After many years of practicing her makeup skills on friends and family, Claire finally decided to take the plunge and make it official. Enrolling at Shear Ego International School and receiving an Esthetics License set her career in motion. Claire spent several years as a Beaute´ Advisor and Makeup Artist at Chanel and then began pursuing her freelance career and eventually, opening BBB!

"I absolutely love my brides and view our relationship more as friends than a client/makeup artist relationship. I will do anything and everything to make you feel as beautiful as you truly are on your special day. Working with people, and seeing each individual's inner beauty shine is my passion. I look forward to working with you!"

Meet The Artists

Meet Brittnay

Brittnay has been a hairstylist in the Rochester area since 2012. She specializes in special occasion hair styling, multi-dimensional colors, long haircuts and smoothing hair treatments.

Brittnay spent 4 years at Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, OH obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations before pursuing her love of the beauty industry.

Brittnay’s love of hair styling and makeup came early in life, experimenting on dolls and friends until it became more than just a hobby and turned into a passion.She attended Continental School of Beauty in 2011 in West Seneca, NY before graduating and moving to the Rochester Area, where she began her career.Brittnay is certified by Global Keratin, Babe Extensions, as a Colorproof Envoy and a Mirabella Makeup Salon Ambassador. She now offers all hair services, from styles and treatments to cuts and colors, as well as waxing at BBB!

In her free time, Brittnay enjoys spending time with her husband, Nick, her adorable dog-child, Milo, and her cats, Elle & Poe. She also enjoys scrolling Instagram, singing Broadway tunes and renovating her home with the help of her hubby, Pinterest and HGTV.

“It is a privilege to get to do what I do on a daily basis, where my clients trust me with their hair, their lives and their well-being. I am grateful for your trust and work hard to listen to your desires and concerns and come together to find a plan that works for both of us! I have a serious passion for up-dos and styling and can’t wait to make your inner beauty shine so brightly outward; people can’t help but stop and stare!”

With Love,
Brittnay Lane @brittnaylane_bbb

Meet Rachael

Rachael grew up in the Rochester area and discovered her love of hair, makeup and skincare by watching beauty tutorials and practicing them on her friends and family. She attended EMCC during her high school years, and received her Cosmetology license in 2015. Rachael decided to follow her passion for skin care by furthering her education and receiving her Esthetics license through Continental School of Beauty in 2017.

Rachael has been at Blush since day one as our Spa Coordinator and also provides lash and skin care services. Being dually licensed in cosmetology and esthetics, she is an irreplaceable asset to our team and is building upon her cosmetology education by learning more about hair styling and blowouts through continuing education and working alongside our Master Hairstylist, Brittnay.

In her free time she loves spending time with her friends and family. She likes to support and explore local businesses & restaurants, as well as binge watch dramas and rom-coms.

“It’s such an honor to work with such an experienced group of people here at Blush! I learn so much from everyone here and I love working with all our clients. I love being able to make people feel beautiful and confident and I cannot wait to meet many more blush beauties to come!”

Love,
Rachael Critchley

Meet Amy

From a young age Amy knew she wanted to be a part of the beauty industry. Wanting to back up her love of all things beauty with a business degree, she enrolled at SUNY Brockport and received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 2011. She then enrolled in the Toni & Guy academy in Rhode Island, earning her Cosmetology license in 2012.

Following her adventurous spirit, Amy moved to Denver, Colorado where she worked at a salon in Washington Park. Realizing the big city life was not for her, she decided it was time to move back closer to home and landed in Rochester, NY.

After a few years of working in corporate environments, she decided to further her education in the beauty industry and follow her true passion for Esthetics by enrolling in the Esthetics program at Continental School of Beauty. There she became a Certified Lash Technician and perfected her skills in the art of full body waxing, facials and body treatments.

In her free time, Amy enjoys volunteering at Verona Street Animal Shelter and frequenting antique stores and estate sales. She also loves spending time on the couch watching tv with her blind, old dog, Bo.

Amy provides a mix of services at the salon including eyelash extensions, eyelash lifts, full body waxing and beautiful blowouts.

xoxo, Amy @ amystonebbb

Meet Martha

Martha Jane has had her hands in hair since childhood and the beauty industry always felt like a natural career choice for her. After high school, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at SUNY Geneseo in 2005. She then pursued her passion for hair and beauty at Paul Mitchell The School in North Carolina, earning her Cosmetology License in 2006 followed by her Cosmetology Instructors License in 2007.

For the next four years, Martha worked at the Paul Mitchell Signature Salon as a stylist, instructor, and leader of branding where she was able to teach, encourage, and challenge herself alongside current and future professionals.

In 2009 she moved back home to Rochester, NY to put down roots as a hairstylist and “daymaker”. While working as a hairstylist in a salon for over 9 years, she also became a certified educator for Global Keratin and traveled western NY educating salons and stylist for 3 years.

“My goal is to help my clients feel like the most beautiful version of themselves. I love that I come to “work” each day with the intention of having fun and making peoples’ day!”

Lots of love, Martha @mj_daymaker

Meet Cassandra

In 2010, a local stylist encouraged Cassandra to take a dive into the beauty industry; and she has been hooked ever since.

Graduating from Shear Ego School in 2011, Cassandra has found her “purpose” in life through creating hair magic.

She specializes in color techniques of balayage, blonding, creating dimensional high impact yet low maintenance hair. She also loves short haircuts, men’s cutting, and creating invisible layers in her rapunzel clients.

Her work has been featured on many social media platforms including Modern Salon, Best of Balayage, Beauty Launchpad as well as many product companies.

As of June 2020, Cassandra was named one of the top 30 under 30 rising colorists by Beauty Launchpad. We are so excited to see where her talents bring her career next.

Outside of the salon, Cass is a single mother of two handsome boys. She enjoys all sports and being constantly active with her boys. But she also has a love of puzzles, painting, and anything to keep the brain constantly going.

“I hold myself to the highest of standards. I will always try to outdo my previous work and get better for my clients. I have been obsessed with education since the beginning and I am positive that is the reason I have had so much success. You can never stop learning. My specialty in low maintenance hair started quite early in my career when I realized ‘The longer your hair looks absolutely amazing, the better I did my job’. And I will always live by that.”

Ly, Cass @manelyhairbycass

Meet Carrie

Over the past 19 years in the hair industry, Carrie has reached the level of Certified Master Colorist and Stylist. Raised in a family of hairdressers, it was inevitable that hairdressing was going to become her passion.

She specializes in creating individualized custom colors and techniques to complement each person's unique personality and style!

Carrie believes that education is key to evolving along with the current trends as well as perfecting classic styles, and she takes every opportunity she can to expand her education. She is also experienced in educating other stylists to help inspire herself, and the people she works with to become successful in their journey as artists.

In her free-time she loves spending time with her husband and three children and is an active volunteer in their schools and within the community.

xoxo, Carrie @colorpalette_by_carrie

Meet Mackenzie

I'm a Rochester, NY native— married to my husband Justin and raising our crazy toddler Hunter. I knew ever since I was a young girl I wanted to be in the beauty industry. I attended Continental School of Beauty in 2010, and have been inspired ever since. I learned that making client's feel beautiful was a reward unto itself; I also realized that hairdressers have the power to help boost their client's confidence, and create a look they thought they could only dream about! I am a certified DevaCurl specialist, curly hair is a piece of art. I also love creating dimensional hair colors that enhance the natural everyday look of each client. Another special place in my heart is for bridal hair, I love being a little part of my clients special day! When I'm not behind the chair I am spending my time with my little boy and staying active. I love creating a healthy lifestyle for my family!

Meet Sierra

Sierra is a native of Brighton, NY. She graduated from the EMCC/Continental School of Beauty in 2015. During her cosmetology training she was recognized by the National Honors Society for perfect overall performance. Sierra has always had a passion for beauty and an eye for creativity. Her main goal is to inspire women’s confidence by making them look and feel their best. To further her knowledge and expertise she attended classes at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, CA as well as business education seminars with Nick Arrojo. Sierra’s most recent education was in Miami with world famous colorist Erik Gutierrez. Sierra has mastered a "lived in " color technique for balayages, bronzing and blondes to create a seamless look. In her free time she enjoys traveling and working out. After recently taking a pasta making class in Florence, Italy she has started experimenting with new recipes working toward a goal of healthy living.

You can find her work on instagram @Sierraedenhair

Meet Elena

I'm a Rochester native with over a decade of experience of creating bold, attainable looks for my clients. I'm a Rochester, NY native— born and raised in the flower city. I attended the EMCC program for cosmetology during my senior year of high school, and it quickly changed my life. I learned that making clients feel beautiful was a reward unto itself; I also realized that hairdressers have the power to help boost their clients confidence, and create a look they thought they could only dream about!

As a master colorist and stylist with over a decade of experience, I know that your hair is the ultimate accessory and fashion statement. I understand how playing with colors can accentuate skin tone and how to create the perfect cut to accent a client’s face shape. When I'm not behind the chair creating magic, I spend my time being a mother to four amazing children and a partner to my spouse.

I'm a Vidal Sassoon Trained stylist, attending their cutting techniques school located in Toronto, ON. I am also a certified master colorist by Schwarzkopf professional, graduating from the Master Colorist Program in January 2020, held in Los Angeles, California.

Meet Lauren

Lauren has been doing special event makeup and hair for the past few years originating with her friends and family. In spring 2019 she decided to go to school to pursue her hair and makeup passion. She started her journey in the fall of 2019 and graduated from Empire Beauty School of Rochester in the fall of 2020.

Lauren originally went to school to get a license to practice makeup, but then she quickly fell in love with the art of cut, color, and styling.

Outside of the hair industry Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, teaching dance, and taking dance classes.

The best part of this industry for me is connecting with people and to make people feel beautiful and confident on the outside and on the inside! I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to do what I love everyday!