Meet Our Salon Team

Judy Puffer

Judy Puffer, Owner & Stylist

Owner Judy Puffer developed Puffer's Salon and Day Spa over thirty years ago. Her passion for hair styling led her to elite schools across the United States and Canada, including Vidal Sassoon in California and Van Fike Academy in Canada. She has advanced training from Whitman and Whitman in Vermont, Aveda Institute in Minnesota, and the Aveda Educational Center in Boston and New York.  An Aveda educator and mentor inspired her to choose Aveda and develop a Concept Salon, not only for its educational guidance, but because of the example they set for environmental leadership and their responsibility to give back to society. 
She takes pride in her staff's ability to work as a team as well as their eagerness to learn and improve their skills to better serve their guests.

- 2007 Business of the Year, presented by Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce
- 1989 Aveda Highest Achievement Award for the East Coast


Anne, Senior Stylist

As a team member of Puffer's since 1994, Anne has extensive training from Aveda educators. Her versatility can be seen in her work and she can confidently recommend products to clients to enhance their style at home. She has a creative eye and the ability to offer suggestions to complement her guest's complexion, face shape and structure. She is exceptional at creative wrap design, specifically ponytail perms, and is a skilled razor cutter.
Anne graduated from Whitman's Academy of Hair Design in 1994 and continues to receive advanced Aveda education in hair cutting and colouring. She has been involved in TLC's A Makeover Story, as well as various fundraising events.

Beth, Senior Stylist

Beth joins the Puffer salon team with over thirty years of experience in the salon industry.  After graduating from the Whitman Academy of Hair Design in 1991, she trained in all aspects of hair coloring at the Loreal Institute of Technology in New York.  From the moment her guests are welcomed into her chair, Beth’s passion and creativity are in full gear—Beth loves a challenge, and she loves to help her guests find the new style they’ve been searching for.  She is diligent about keeping on track with changing trends and changing technology in hair coloring.  Beth is always willing to step out of the box to try new styles, colors, and techniques to find just the right look to suit each guest that finds themselves in her care.

Beth highly recommends Botanical Repair Strengthening Leave-In Treatment for its ability to make your hair look and feel healthy and shiny.


Colleen, Makeup Artist & Stylist

Colleen has been a stylist since graduating from the New England Center for Cosmetology in 2009.  She joined Puffer's in 2013 and is a talented stylist who also specializes in facial waxing, makeup, and airbrushing.
She takes joy in designing for special occasions and shared her talent by providing styles at the 2013 Westfield Colleen Pageant. 

Colleen continues to receive advanced education from Puffer's Cutting Specialist, Kristen, and the Aveda Institute in Boston.


K.C., Stylist

K.C.'s enthusiasm for haircutting is present every time a guest sits in her chair. Each guest is given her full attention--from consult to styling, K.C. offers tips and product suggestions to recreate their look at home. 

She began her career at Puffer's after graduating from Springfield Technical Community College in 2009. She continues to challenge her creativity by attending advanced Aveda education in Minneapolis and Boston. Her academic focus on scissor and razor cutting allows her to cut fine hair with precision.

K.C. has been involved in many community and fundraising events and was featured in a commercial highlighting Puffer's Salon and Day Spa. 


Kristen, Director of Haircutting & Senior Stylist

As Director of Haircutting, Kristen is consistently learning new skills and techniques to keep Puffer's on the forefront of cutting. She has participated in advanced Aveda education with national artists in Minneapolis, Boston and New York City. She is a detailed stylist with a strong sense of design and uses her knowledge of hair cutting to educate each new Puffer's hire on Aveda artistry. Each guest receives Kristen's utmost attention, as she enjoys providing her clients with an unforgettable salon experience. 

Kristen attended Whitman's Academy of Hair Design in Vermont and has been with Puffer's since 1993. She has participated in various fundraising events and TLC's A Makeover Story. 

Karly, Stylist

Karly is a hardworking and dedicated stylist whose goal is to work with her guests to find a style they love.  Karly is never afraid of a challenge and her easygoing, collaborative nature make her an asset to the Puffer team.  She particularly enjoys doing fun hair transformations whether it be fun new color or fresh highlights.  She is eager to work with her guests to transform their style into the look they’ve been dreaming of.


Karly is 2021 graduate of the DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology.


Rachelle, Senior Stylist

Rachelle has been with Puffer's since its first location on Church Street in Westfield over twenty-five years ago. Her vast knowledge of the industry, coupled with years of advanced Aveda education, has earned her a title of Senior Stylist. She has years of experience in all forms of hair cutting, styling, colour, and specialized services--including perms and the Keratin Taming System.