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, coloring, foiling and working with curly hair. also do weddings and updo's for special events as well as photo shoots. As you can tell from my pics I love fantasy hair and I have a flare for drama. If your getting married then come in to see me and we can create your perfect wedding hairdo. Even though my hair is straight now I have very naturally curly hair and until you've lived with it, you don't know how to work with it.

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

From Blush Salon to Dolce Vita Salon

As of July 31, 2013 Blush Salon will be closed.  I am starting at Dolce Vita Salon in Lakewood Ranch.  The address is 11542 Palmbrush Trail Bradenton, Florida 34202.  Nothing else has changed you can still call my cell directly to book your appointments.  I look forward to seeing you at the new place!