Meet the Team

Learn more about the team at Blades of Milford Hair and Nail Studio!

Sheri Dumas

Hi I’m Sheri Dumas,

I began my career in the beauty industry 25 years ago. I opened my first salon at the age of 19. I am a life long resident of Milford and have worked here my whole career, not only am I a stylist, but I’m also the owner of Blades. I have been very fortunate over the years to have the best employees and clientele around. Besides making people feel beautiful everyday I enjoy spending time with my husband and son.

I have been certified in several aspects of hair whether it is Wella, Davinese, and Lakme color lines to name a few or La Braziliana and Global Keratin straighteners and extensive cutting classes. We believe highly in education, we travel near and far to keep up with the latest trends to stay current and in the fore front of this ever changing industry.

We at Blades have very eclectic taste in products so we are not loyal to any particular line, well maybe a few but we have several pieces of other lines that we just have to carry. If you have a favorite line and we don’t carry it we will be happy to get it for you. We are always willing to try new lines as they are always coming out with great new products.

I really love what I do and do what I love and I hope that shows with every client that walks out my door.


Sheri Dumas


Hi I’m Trish, I ‘m a life long resident of Milford and graduate of State Academy of Cosmetology. I joined Blades in 1998.

During my career I’ve worked hard at mastering the skill of cutting and styling. I’ve taken numerous classes in color, exploring many different color lines but concentrating on the two we carry, Wella and Davines.

With trends changing the way they do I’ve tried to stay current. For example I’ve earned certificates in keratin straightening and blow out as well as Wella amino fusion smoothing treatment.

I feel that education is the most important, so I take advantage when ever I can. Be it traveling to the Premiere Orlando Show in Florida or taking advantage of all the classes or product lines offer such as up styles, waxing and brow and lash tinting.

I do my very best to make each clients experience comfortable and relaxing while giving them the best service possible.



Jessica Martanis

I’m Jessica Martanis, I was born in Milford and my family moved to upstate New York before middle school. I missed Milford so much I couldn’t wait to get back.

I’ve loved doing hair since I was a little girl. I’ve always done friends and families hair growing up. I’m very artistic, so I went to college for the arts, there I decided hair dressing was my chosen career path. I’ve been a stylist at Blades for eight years. I’ve always enjoyed every aspect of the industry from coloring to cutting to make-up and wax, especially up-dos’. Currently I am mastering the art of spray tanning. I feel to be successful you shouldn’t limit your abilities. I attend classes and shows often to stay current in this every changing profession.

Coming to work isn’t my job it’s my passion. When I see how people respond to my creativity it makes this profession all worth while. When I’m not working I enjoy playing softball, boating and spending time with my boyfriend, family and my dogs.