About Me

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
My name is Kelly Harmsen and I've been a licensed Cosmetologist since 1991. Born and raised in Chicago Heights, Illinois now living in Bradenton, Florida and owner of my own hair & art salon. I started at eight years old working in my Dad's hair salon and loving it. While all of the other kids were reading Dr. Seuss I was readng Vidal Sassoon. After graduating from Beauty School I started assisting at a salon that offered additional education to further my career. I became heavily involved in RUSK after attending classes with my boss to watch them cut hair. I consider Irvine Rusk to be my biggest inspiration along with my Dad. I love what I do and if you come to visit me hopefully you will too. I specialize in cutting, corrective coloring, foiling and working with curly hair. I have very naturally curly hair myself and until you live with curly hair you don't understand it. I love helping someone to love their curly hair also.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Realize Bradenton Art Fair

Great day at the Realize Bradenton Art Fair.  Sold three of my paintings.  Only two of them pictured here.  


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Before And After Pictures of my Client

These are before and after pictures of my client's color.  She came in and her hair was faded as you can see in the top left picture, so I did a base color and then did some highlights and lowlights to give her more dimension.  I used Framesi Futura for her base color and then DeColorB for her highlights and Framesi 2001 for her lowlights.  

Red Balayage with Joico

This Red Balayage I did on my client was done using Joico Intensities.


Base Color With Highlights & Haircut Blow-dry

These are before and after pictures that I did on my client. I started with  a base color to cover the gray and then did some highlights to give her more dimension.

My Hair & Artwork At Bossa Nova



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bossa Nova Hair & Art Salon

Well it's official I have opened my own hair and art salon.  I'm super excited.  It will be open for business next Tuesday but will still be a while before I get my artwork and products for sale in there.  It's called Bossa Nova Hair & Art Salon.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Before & After Hair Color Correction

Here is a before and after picture of my client that I did a color correction on.. So happy with the results❤️


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Colormelt Balayage

Here is my client that wanted something new so I did a Colormelt Balayage on her to break up the foil outgrowth and make it more blended


Monday, October 27, 2014

My Other Passion


Many of you might not know this but along with being a hair stylist I'm also an abstract artist.  I love to paint so I wanted to share my other website with you where I sell my artwork.  It's at www.kmhartgallery.com so come visit. If you see something you like that is already sold you can contact me at hairbyharmsen@yahoo.com and I will remake it.  Thanks alot..

Here is a preview of a couple of my Original Abstract Acrylic Paintings for sale

Click Here To View My Art Website