Cierra Murphy


Hey there, thanks for stopping by. My name is Cierra and I am the owner of Blu Salon + Spa. I have two wildly adorable little girls and a fabulous husband that mean the world to me. I have a degree from South Dakota State University (yes, I #bleedblue) in Sociology with an emphasis in Human Resources and minor in Communication Studies along with a Cosmetology license from Stewarts School in Sioux Falls. With the combination of these degrees and the love for my family I have created Blu Salon + Spa to really be both a great family orientated place to work (with flexibility to keep family life at the forefront) and a great place to come and feel pampered with your mom, dad, or even sister! The reason I created this space is to bring a relaxing getaway right here to our community. The Brookings and surrounding communities all deserve a place to go to get the pampering you want! We all need a time to give ourselves some love and find our own true beauty. We got our name from the idea that true beauty lies underneath (see what we did there?). And maybe I’m just a little biased to the Jacks 😉. Blu will be a welcoming, warm place with professional staff to greet you at the door with a smile and cup of joe. We want you to feel like you’re always welcome and a part of the Blu family! If you are looking for a facial, full spa day, or just a trim our doors are open to you. Come be pampered with us at Blu.



Michaela is a stylist who loves helping people feel beautiful. She specializes in blondes and loves to get creative with colors, highlights, and balayage. Michaela and her husband have 2 adorable kids and live in Brookings. Michaela graduated from Stewart School with a Cosmetology license in 2016. When she’s not working, Michaela is definitely with her family… and maybe watching HGTV.



Kelsey is a stylist at Blu. She loves to provide Haircuts for the whole family! She also loves a beautiful formal updo. She really loves big changes and helping clients try something new! Kelsey attended Stewart’s School of Cosmetology and has worked in Brookings for the last 7 years. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her husband and family and watching basketball!



Grace is a licensed esthetician and our go-to gal for all things facials, eyebrows, makeup, and waxing! She went to school at Black Hills Beauty College in Rapid City. Her passion and love for makeup led her to her profession! Grace likes to dive into a good book or take a hike with friends when she’s not performing the services we love (and need!)



Mallory is a stylist at Blu and loves all things hair -- cuts, colors, you name it! Mallory graduated from Stewart’s School of Cosmetology in 2018. When she’s not helping all gals feel a little more glam, you can find her studying (she’s getting a Psychology degree, too!), enjoying true crime podcasts, and spending time with her family.



Korissa is the newest stylist here at Blu! She loves to provide men’s haircuts and all things nails. She was born and raised in Brookings. Korissa attended Lake Area Tech for Cosmetology and graduated in 2018. Upon returning home, Korissa worked in town for a couple of years until finding her home with us at Blu! When she’s not at Blu, Korissa is a social butterfly and also loves to run with her dog, Gracie.


Massage Therapist

Breanna (Bre) is a native to Brookings, but attended massage therapy school at Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare and graduated in 2015. Bre is a new mom to her little girl, Logan, and owns her own massage practice in Badger, SD (which she loves). This means that Bre is only at Blu one day a week, but we’re so grateful for those days! Bre brings with her a wealth of knowledge in massage, Young Living oils, and so much more! She loves making a difference in people’s lives and helps them feel their best! When she’s off the clock, Bre enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, taking care of their animals together, raising and showing sheep with her family, and ice skating. *Bre is also Cierra’s sister-in-law!


Client Service Specialist

Megan is our full-time Client Service Specialist. You’ll see her at Blu most days and she’s ready to help you with any questions you might have, grab you a coffee, talk with you about products, or get you ready to rock in the sauna or salt float. Megan is from Hendricks, MN. Megan enjoys all things cooking, baking, decorating, and organizing. She’s looking forward to meeting more new faces each day at Blu Salon + Spa!

Join the Blu team!

If you are ready to work in an environment surrounded by support and forward-thinking, apply today!