The Salon Bellus Story:

Over 25 years ago, I (Chrissy) started out working for a chain salon in Southington, CT.  Over the years staff came and went, but Lisa and I always  seemed to remain. Owner after owner we continued to work as an amazing team keeping the place going. After managing the salon for almost 15 years under different owners. When the opportunity to become the next owner of the salon arose, I decided it was time to take the leap! On April 1, 2012 Salon Bellus was born!

Out of family, teamwork, and a love of what we do, we open everyday to welcome all of you and help you reach your best potential. Our love and compassion show in our work . There is always a warm welcome, a snack and beverage, and a comfy spot to hang out and catch up. When you walk into Salon Bellus, you are not walking into strangers, you are visiting friends!!

Christine 'Chrissy' Newsome

Head Stylist & Owner

Salon owner, wife, and mom to twin boys! I totally understand a busy hectic schedule! I have been a stylist for over 25 years. I specialize in styles for everyone, (even the kids!) roller sets (yes I said roller sets!), chic cuts and styles, corrective coloring, highlights, lowlights, perms, straightening, chemical straightening, balayage, ombres, keratin treatments and so much more!

Lisa Fasolo

Senior Stylist

Taking care of an elderly father, I understand the needs of the older clientele. With kindness and patience, I make sure each person feels important and special! With over 25 years experience, my specialties perms, colors, and haircuts and styles for seniors and men.

Sandra Qayyum


I've been in the beauty industry for over 25 years. In the late 90s into the 2000s, I worked as a beauty instructor, stylist, and traveled doing platform work for Paul Brown hair products.  My skills include Relaxers, Blowout/ Natural styling , Sew-in's , Color, Multidimensional hilites , Twist / Natural styling , Haircuts , Fantasy colors, Ponytail , Deep conditioning treatments,

I specialize in interlock hair weaving, no braid, no glue technique that works great on all textures. Clients travel from New York and Rhode Island to get this exclusive technique done!

I love to take my clients to the extreme, long to short or short to long!

I have 3 wonderful sons and one lovely daughter, as well as 5 grandsons who are the apple of my eye!

Randi Wilson


As a newcomer to the beauty industry with a long time passion for hair and makeup, I have a  love for  fantasy colors and I’m drawn to creating beautiful flowing curls and waves. I live to re-create fantasy through cosmetology. One of my passions is seeing characters on TV or in a movie and re-creating that character into a wearable look for every day clients capturing the essence of fantasy, ethereal, and the whimsical is one of my passions.


Salon Entertainment Coordinater & Mascot

Jeffrey is an Eastern Painted Turtle. He was found in a puddle behind the salon a couple decades ago just like the rest of the staff.

Jeff is a hard worker (turtle-ing is hard) and likes to spend his time in the water underneath the waterfall in his large tank.

*Jeffrey is currently unavailable for appointments. He is on sabbatical for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.*

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