the Blu Team

About Blu Salon

A FULL-SERVICE SALON.

A Full-Service Salon Offering premium color products and techniques, shaping and waxing, trend cutting, wet and dry, plus special events and make-up.

Our aim is to make you feel at home during your visit to Blu Salon.  Enjoy our complimentary beverages, relax, and explore.

From the initial opening of Salon Blu in 2004 until we became Blu Salon & Spa in 2009 and now Blu a Salon Company in 2016, we have never stopped working to deliver excellence.  We do it all of you; our guests, and know that you’ll enjoy your time with us. 

Blu offers many seasonal and specialty services that may not be included on our menu.  If you don’t see what you are seeking, please feel free to ask any of our team members about what it is you desire.  We have made a career tailoring our services to meet the needs of our guests. 

Thank you for your continued patronage, support, and constant referrals.  You fuel our success!  If you are new to Blu, welcome.  We can’t wait to have you as our appreciated guest.

Our pricing is a la carté so you’ll only pay for the services you receive.  Additionally, all of our services are guaranteed for 7 days.  Your provider will happily correct any color or cut that you are not 100% happy with.

Our commitment to our guests for over a decade has not changed.  We believe we have created an environment of comfort, knowledge, and superior skill, where each and every visit to Blu is a true salon experience.

 

Our Owner

Michelle Cobb, owner of Blu Salon & full-time stylist

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The state of Blu today is a testament to the work ethic, dedication, and character of one very driven individual.  Michelle Cobb, while most people her age were wondering what bar to go to and what band to see, was jumping head first into the world of an entrepreneur. 

It started with 350 square feet, a dream of independence, and a 5’3” stack of perseverance in June of 2004.  Low rent and big dreams were coupled with days that ran long past sunset and just a year later Michelle moved Blu to an 1,100 square facility a town over.  Her energy, thirst for knowledge, and light began to draw in incredible talent from others in the field.  The success of Blu began to grow at an exponential rate. 

November of 2007 brought on Michelle’s first true partner in life and business.  The birth of her daughter, Mellania, also known as the Vice President of Operations at Blu, only increased Michelle’s commitment to continued growth and success.  She wanted to be an example for not only her team, but for her daughter, of what it means to be strong, intelligent, and independent.

It was in 2009 when Blu became Blu Salon & Spa and found itself in a massive Victorian building in the heart of historic Penns Grove.  Michelle’s initial endeavor now had her at the helm of a much larger team offering more services than ever before.  She successfully grew the salon with the drive of a business professional with vastly more experience than her young age should have been able to amass while maintaining the heart and core values of family. 

Blu Salon & Spa thrived in that location until Michelle made the decision to strive, once again, for more.  Blu now finds its home in Swedesboro, New Jersey with a diverse team of talent all following the direction of Michelle’s motivation and wanting to grow.  She has, from the very beginning, strived to build leaders in both industry and life. 

Thanks to Michelle’s extraordinary ability to draw likeminded and forward looking talent, Blu now has the support of some of the biggest names in the industry.  All of that considered, you’ll still find Michelle putting in more time than she expects from any individual on her team.  As she says, “I believe in leading by example, that no job is too small, and we can all learn every day from anyone.”

Michelle continues to be an owner, an operator, an inspiration, and a generous teacher. 

Thanks to all our loyal guests – Blu thrives because of you.

the Blu Team

 

Becky : Stylist
Top stylist since 2012
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Becky is a very diversified stylist. She is skilled in hair color, cutting & styling, formal styles and extensions. In April of 2013, she also attended Sexy Hair’s Institute of Courage.

Why do you do what you do?
I do what I do because I CARE. I want to make someone feel their absolute best. To teach them to love their hair and teach them how to enhance their beauty.

Rachael : Stylist
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Hey I’m Rachael! I’m a kick ass colorist at Blu; A Salon Company 1&2. I LIVE to get education and grow my skills to achieve results that most can’t!

Foilayage is my new favorite trend! As a stylist I like to use difference techniques in my foilayages. It allows me to be creative with each head, considering no two heads are the same. Personally, creating a soft blend or a dramatic pop (Foilayage: a lightening technique were hair is painted into a foil for maximum lift: the kind of lift you show your stylist in pics but could never achieve.) I use this process to maintain integrity of the hair while also taking you to a new level- those colors that make you stand out and feel as awesome as you look! I also like to create a plan for your future with me, in salon and at home. I love to keep my knowledge growing// Can’t stop: Won’t stop.

Check me out for your next personalized hair service. I won’t disappoint.

Kelly – Blu 2

“The World is my Canvas & Your Hair is my Masterpiece.”

Hi there Gorgeous! My name is Kelly Faulhaber. I am a master stylist at Blu II in Carney’s Point. I bring to you my passion for color, cutting, and styling. I’m highly skilled with pairing classic style and unique flair. I have impeccable attention to detail and I love working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their needs.

I am devoted to creating styles for each client to reflect their beauty and make them feel fabulous.

Thru my many years in the beauty industry I’ve had the privilege of being educated by some of the top hairstylist in the nation. Education is definitely a top priority as the trends are constantly changing.

I’m always accepting new guests and you won’t be disappointed.

Gabriella :  Stylist
Stylist of the year
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My name is Gabriella Brace. Are you ready to embrace your hair?

Everyday is a new day to make changes, to reward and appreciate your best self. I love helping inspire every guests aspirations to be different, to set themselves apart, to encourage you to be strong, powerful and beautiful!

I’m not “just a hairdresser” I’m a chemist, an artist, a therapist, a mathematician, and most importantly curious to never stop learning.

Your hair is my canvas and my goal is, for everyone that sits in my chair to leave with a smile on their face.

Through the years I have mastered a wide range of techniques from fashion colors and balayage to cutting and extensions. As an artist I like to step out side the box and achieve the look you are striving for!

Julia: Stylist
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Have you met Julia yet? If you haven’t, you’re missing out! Julia is a phenomenal stylist who loves to have fun behind the chair, and who’s main goal is to make you look and feel beautiful, inside and out. Working at both Blu I & II, she’s always ready to take care of you! Our in house social media guru, she loves to stay up to date on the newest trends! Offering full salon services behind the chair, she specializes in and loves blonding most – Balayage, highlights, baby lights, foilayage you name it, she’s got you covered! She also offers lash lifts – where you can enhance your natural lashes in under an hour! Or ask her about her braiding skills – you’ll be blown away! Julia never stops learning – she loves attending classes and has a passion and hunger for education. She hopes to educate others herself, one day. Julia will teach you how to enhance your natural beauty in every which way, making sure you’re always leaving Blu the best version of yourself!

Alex

I’m Alex! I’m new to the area, but not new to hair- it’s been my passion ever since I can remember. I love making people look and feel like they can take on the world. I can give you anything from a funky braid to a whole new hair color! I’ve been learning and looking for new ways to educate myself to keep my career growing for 4 years now, and believe that the sky is my only limit!

Kelly: Stylist
2014 Stylist of the Year
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Kelly is passionate and confident in her skills to ensure your experience is like no other. Kelly is one of Blu’s most talented stylists, she’s constantly expanding her education.

Why do you love being a stylist? 
I love my career because I enjoy making people feel good about themselves. I like educating them on different tips & tricks they can do at home to make their daily life easier for them.

Allison : Blu II Stylist
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Allison is a hardworking stylist who is inspired to learn. She loves making people feel confident in themselves, and when they step out of her chair loving their new look.

What made you want to become a hairstylist? 
I am a very hands on person, and I love making people feel confident in themselves.

Eileen : Stylist

A Blu Salon Company can’t wait to welcome our newest team member to our Swedesboro location. Eileen has a fearless style. She’s accepting new guests and of course current clients.

Having worked for 20 years in the industry, she believes anyone can look like a star. According to Eileen: “When you look good, you feel even better.” For your next service, whether it be to work or going to a major event, she will make you feel confident about your style. She specializes in color creating, means sculpting/ fading, and women’s cuts. Add to that new fresh knowledge and education paired with solid experience, she will not disappoint.

Jonelle: Stylist
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I love that every guest that sits in my chair leaves with a smile on their face! Giving you a beautiful hair color & stunning style that you love, makes me love what I do. My blow outs are the bomb, I give each of my guests a custom blow out that works with their hair! I also keep myself up to date on the latest trends & continue my education to give my guest the best knowledge & service!