Salon & Spa Team

Our Team of Stylists & Estheticians in Springfield, MO

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Phillip Burmood

Owner & Stylist

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Phillip Burmood is the owner of Blu Skies Salon and has been creating behind the chair for 20 years. It wasn’t until 2004 that he had discovered an industry that was built upon cultivating relationships, imagination and ongoing artistic creativity to each guest, and most importantly, improving a persons confidence in their look. These are the key factors that keep him inspired and ambitious to give ALL Blu Skies guests the best experience possible.
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Kelsie Chrismer

Stylist

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Kelsie believes in making their clients feel like their truest self. Always striving to make your time at the salon an experience that is comfortable and fun. Kelsie has been with Blu Skies since 2021. Originally joining the team with just hairstyling, then later adding in nail services. She is inspired by alternative styles, low maintenance styles, and colors that pop. Whether you’re looking to get a lived in blonde balayage with long layers, or a bright pink mullet, Kelsie is the stylist for you. As for nails, Kelsie specializes in gel services. This includes gel polish and builder gels. Kelsie loves to handpaint any and all designs ranging from polka dots to hyper realistic insects. In their free time you can find Kelsie hanging out with her cats, crocheting, sewing, reading, or playing video games.
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Leslie Howard

Stylist

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Leslie Howard is the Artistic Director of Blu Skies Salon, and has been working behind the chair for over 14 years. She always has the best way of approaching huge hair transformations while keeping each new phase as good as the last. Understanding how each person’s hair texture moves and shines the best can be difficult for many, but Leslie is so up to date with the latest trends, product knowledge, and techniques that will help you discover what you didn’t think could be achieved with your hair.
Brittany Lepine

Brittany Lepine

Stylist & Director for Wedding & Special Event Styling

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As a Paul Mitchell alumna and a Paul Mitchell National Educator, Brittany has the knowledge to give you the best hair experience you’ve ever had! She loves color, especially when it comes natural dimensional tones. As our director for weddings and special event styling, she loves to curate a unique look for your special day. Brittany is also an air-dry specialist, helping you to find the best style and routine to enhance your natural texture- from straight to curly. She is a curl specialist, creating a haircut that is unique and flattering for your hair type. Brittany has amazing communication skills in order to understand your specific hair goals and to inform you of what to expect with each process, and ensuring the health of your hair along the way.
Breanna Watkins

Breanna Watkins

Stylist

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If you were to ask Brea to use three words to describe how she wants you to feel in her chair, she would say safe, valued, and empowered. Experiencing what she refers to as ‘flow,’ a state of hyper focus, she is intentional with how every hair will serve in your transformation. Brea has a joy for color theory, chemistry, and transmutation. Brea brings an eclectic and mystical energy in to the salon and into her services. Curious how? Ask her about a complimentary wash house ritual or tarot reading at your next appointment.
Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher

Stylist/Barber

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Adam’s artistic background has gained him experience to develop unique ways of cutting and coloring men’s and women’s hair. Whether it be transitioning into a longer length or trying something new, he has a great understanding of listening to your needs and teaching you tips of how to recreate your new style from home. He is also licensed as a Barber offering shaves to give you the full experience.
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Attie Beck

Stylist

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Attie’s problem-solving skills and artistic approach to hair have allowed her to create a customized experience for you in her chair. Armed with 9 years of strong experience in bustling salons in Austin, Denver and recently Springfield she has developed her own unique ways to achieve your hair goals. Attie has a knack for making you feel right at home and promises to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you and your hair despite the circumstances of past hair mistakes. She is a well-rounded stylist that feels confident in being able to provide the desired cut and color on any texture of hair(including curly) she is met with from edgy to blended. When not behind the chair Attie makes jewelry that is available in salon and is a dog rescue advocate with four of her own. She looks forward to talking with you about your dogs, her dogs, your friend’s dogs, your parent’s dogs and that dog walking down the street next to the salon.
Taylor Mach - Esthetician at Blu Skies Salon in Springfield, MO

Taylor Mach

Esthetician

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Taylor is a friendly and diligent skin therapist with expertise in skin transformations. She specializes in healing acne and reversing the signs of aging. Throughout her own struggles with acne she realized how much her skin affected her confidence. She thrives to help her clients feel truly confident and love their skin. Not only will she customize each facial to your own skin’s needs but she will also help personalize a home skincare routine, ensuring you get the best results.
McKenna Cummings

McKenna Cummings

Salon Manager, Eyebrow Specialist, Wedding Makeup Artist

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As the manager of Blu Skies, McKenna is typically the first face you’ll see when you walk through the door. Her daily goal is to give clients & stylists alike the tools necessary to confidently tackle their day. She is constantly thinking of new ways to create an inclusive space for people to pursue their creativity and share it with the community, as well as ensure all clients have a relaxing & memorable experience. McKenna is additionally the salon’s Eyebrow Waxing Specialist, and loves a challenge when it comes to creating the perfect brow shape for her clients. McKenna also has a passion for wedding & event makeup, which gives her the opportunity to help clients feel like their best selves on their special days. When she’s not at the salon, you can normally find her spending time with her dog or at home reading!
Diana Candelaria

Diana Candelaria

Stylist

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If you are looking for a blonding or eyelash extension specialist, then look no further. Diana thrives on achieving perfection at each and every service, all while maintaining the health of your hair and lashes. She has been in the industry for five years and is more than thrilled to help you achieve your beauty goals to be the best self you can be!
Tiia Phelan - Hair Stylist at Blu Skies Salon in Springfield, MO

Tiia Phelan

Stylist

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Tiia entered the cosmetology industry just under three years ago because she wanted to provide her community with the confidence and knowledge necessary to achieve their hair goals. When she’s not working, she enjoys live music, movies, video games, and hiking with her dogs. Tiia is starkly individual and loves to give her clients the tools they need to have the best relationship possible with their hair!
Mickey Larrison

Mickey Larrison

Stylist

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Self expression has always resonated with Mickey. Her meticulous attention to detail and trendsetting techniques have earned her a reputation as a go-to stylist for those seeking a unique and bold aesthetic.Her passion lies in creative color placements,vivid hair colors and specialty cuts, as well as generating looks that match the client’s lifestyle and personality. In her downtime you might find her sewing, painting, and costuming. As a creative spirit, hair is just another medium to explore.
Katie Shelton

Katie Shelton

Stylist

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Katie is a colorist, Elevate Hair Award nominee, and hair artist with 8 years of experience behind the chair. Her main focus is to customize a look that is uniquely yours and create an atmosphere in which every client can embrace themselves. She has had her work featured in Beauty Launchpad Magazine, and has attended educational trainings in New York, San Antonio, and New Orleans in order to stay ahead of the curve, bringing fresh new styles and trends back to the Midwest. She specializes in vivid color, modern blonding techniques, and extensions. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, watching horror flicks, and spending time with her two children.
Tristan Cole Massey

Tristan Cole Massey

Stylist

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Tristan Cole Massey has been behind the chair for over 10 years. He has a passion for the Art of Blonding, Extension applications and Naturally lived in hair! Working behind the chair has helped him see what he enjoys MOST about the Hair industry though, and that is Friendship. The enjoyment of collaborating with clients and fellow stylists capturing Hair Moments together is what it’s all about for him. Owner of MyHairFriend.com his entire goal is to spread Philanthropy, Hair Art and Friendship throughout the entire Hair Industry! Husband of 12 years and Dad of 2 precious boys.
Kaitlin McCarty

Kaitlin McCarty

Stylist

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Kaitlin truly has her dream job! She has a passion for making people feel beautiful, and loves all things color, texture services and bridal styling. When she’s not behind the chair she enjoys spending time in nature, gardening, and doing yoga.
Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Stylist

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With four-plus years of experience behind the chair, Sarah has developed a real affinity for the art of blonding and vivids. Outside the salon, you’ll catch Sarah engaged in her other passions – gaming and reading. It’s not just about crafting stunning looks for her; it’s about providing a personal blend of expertise, creativity, and a genuine desire to uplift others, making her standout in both her hairstyling and personal pursuits.
Ethan Chesnutt

Ethan Chesnutt

Stylist, Barber

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Ethan remains an alluring creative with a keen eye for the extraordinary. In the industry, he is dedicated to elevating his clients to the highest echelons of style and luxury. Ethan possesses extensive knowledge of hair and product chemistry, providing him with the ideal toolkit to personalize any color or cut to suit your hair type. Recognizing the uniqueness of everyone’s lifestyle, he specializes in a diverse range of services. Whether it’s fashion colors, lived-in blondes, curly cutting, or men’s fades, Ethan boasts master expertise to meet and exceed all expectations.
Marina Quinonez

Marina Quinonez

Stylist

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Marina has always found art to be one of her passions along with serving those around her and her community. Being a hairdresser has allowed her to continue exploring her artistic skills while connecting and building relationships with an amazing community. She strives to enhance your natural beauty by bringing out the natural tones of your hair or implementing bright and bold colors to make a statement! She wants to make you feel like the best version of yourself! She strives to make every client feel comfortable and confident when working with her. She takes her time explaining the process and educating her clients on how they can both work together to maintain healthy beautiful hair.
Jordyn Sutterfield

Jordyn Bareford

Stylist, Barber

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Jordyn has been a stylist for nearly 7 years, with a focus on barbering, vivid color, blonding, and extensions. She demonstrates an exceptional passion for her guests and the experiences she provides. Jordyn strives for perfection in delivering services tailored to each guest’s needs and desires. She loves meeting new people and establishing connections on various topics. Outside of the salon, Jordyn can be found spending time with her husband Cody and their two beautiful children. Additionally, she has two German Shepherds that keep her and her family on their toes. Jordyn looks forward to serving clients to the best of her capability and getting to know them better while they are in her chair.
Paige Allen - Stylist at Blu Skies Salon in Springfield, MO

Paige Allen

Stylist

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Paige takes the time to make sure everyone is comfortable and heard while in her chair, creating a look that is custom to each client. Maintaining healthy hair is of the utmost importance to her. She will take the time to transform your hair and educate you on how to keep your hair healthy. Paige’s favorite services are curly cuts and vivids! When she’s not at the salon, you can find her at the gym or spending time with her wife, three dogs, and a turtle.
Julia Pfitzner - Stylist at Blu Skies Salon in Springfield, MO

Julia Pfitzner

Stylist, Barber

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Julia strives to make any person who sits in her chair leave with a new, confident look. After being in the industry for 4 years, her love for hair has only grown; she makes sure her clients leave with a smile. Julia does not judge in the chair, looks at your hair health, and loves to give advice on what will keep it healthy. In addition to doing cut and color, she also has her barber license. When Julia isn’t working she is spending time with her children, watching her grandson, or at the beauty store.
Micah Keeton - Hair Stylist at Blu Skies Salon in Springfield, MO

Micah Keeton

Stylist

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Micah has been in the customer service industry for almost a decade now. She finds herself happiest while serving others through her generosity, open mind, and helping hands. At the age of 23, she discovered the medium she wanted to help others through, a passion of hers throughout her life: hair. Her main priority is to have her new friends leave not only feeling great about their hair but also feeling heard, understood, and valued. She loves lived-in looks, highlighting, or a relaxing scalp massage with a blowout and style, but her favorite part is building incredible relationships with her clients. If you’re looking for more than just great hair, she’s your gal.
Neeley Long - Stylist at Blu Skies Salon in Springfield, MO

Neeley Long

Stylist

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Neeley, also known as Neels, is a left-handed Cancer originating from Springfield, Missouri. With a focus on reds, extensions, and rich dimensional colors, she boasts nearly three years of experience behind the chair, an integral part of her life. Neeley is driven by the goal of ensuring each guest feels cherished and seen, placing emphasis on making clients feel beautiful both inside and out. As a dog mom to a 3-year-old Corgi named Peach and an avid Taylor Swift enthusiast in the salon, Neeley is eager to welcome new guests who are enthusiastic about rediscovering their love for their hair!

Want To Join Our Team?

Are you a dedicated hairstylist or esthetician seeking a place to launch or advance your career? Blu Skies Salon welcomes applications from both seasoned experts and aspiring professionals who are enthusiastic about becoming part of our team.

Salon Info

Blu Skies Salon is located in the heart of Downtown Springfield, MO. Our salon is located off Campbell Ave with free parking on the street and our dedicated lot to the left of the building. 

Appointment Hours

Sunday – Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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