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.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kathy's Color

This is my client Kathy.  I did a root touch-up with Redken Color Gels to make her a copper brown.  Then I did a few sunkist foils around her face and scattered a few very finely weaved foils on top with Redken ShadesEQ in between the foils.  When the foils were done I took the bleach off and pulled the color through the rest of her hair for 5 min to tone the highlights.  Then I gave her a haircut layering her hair and angling it around her face to soften the shape up and a blowdry.  It turned out beautiful and looks very natural.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Rachel McAdams at Cannes

There is no doubt that Rachel McAdams is beautiful but I just love her as a blonde...article

Prom Hair

These were two hairstyles I did for our  photo shoot at Me Too Salon where I work to advertise for Prom

Isabelle's First Communion

It wasn't too hard making Isabelle look like a princess for her first communion:

Haircut & Partial Highlight

This was a haircut and partal highlight that I did on my client Kathy:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dangerous Hair Straightners

America needs to wake up on the dangers of Keratin straightners!!!  They are very toxic!!!  Is beauty really worth the price of your health?  I don't think so!  I'm proud to say that our salon is a keratin free salon...we offer Zerran Reallisse Semi-Permanent Straightner which is the first Vegan hair straightner ever made..it's amazing!  Here is an article on the dangers of the brazillian straightners...article...Now they are saying that these straightners not only cause asthma and lung cancer but brain cancer...bad news!  Jut say no to formaldehyde and say yes to Reallisse!!!  Call me today to make an appointment for your Vegan hair straightner and say goodbye to frizz!


There is a great article in Allure magazine about the do's and don'ts for prom...check it out...article.....ponytails are very big this summer..there is nothing like a sleek ponytail with a little teasing on top to add a classic touch to anything you wear.

Me Too Salon

I'm happy to post the first article written about our salon...Me Too Salon..article

Beth Minardi's article from Behind The Chair

Beth Minardi isn't called the Queen of Haircolor for nothing.  I found a great article from her on Behind The Chair....Here it is: article