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, September 29, 2011

Leaving Me Too Salon

I want everyone to know that after a year at Me Too Salon I am moving on.  My new salon will be Blush Salon of Lakewood Ranch.  The address is 9004 St. Rd. 64 E. Bradenton, FL.  34212.  You can call me on my cell phone at 941-993-6856 if you have any questions.  Nothing else will change except the place where I work.  I will still be an independent contractor and I am very happy about this..See you all at Blush!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Angled Bob

Here is an angled bob that I cut.  She has great hair.  It's thick and straight.  I used the RUSK Alpha, Gamma and Delta blades to cut and texturize it.  Then I styled her hair with Jele Gloss and then finished her with Shining Spray which are both by RUSK too. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Here is a fowak that I did on a client.  She is an art student and wanted something really wild.  This was fun to do!!!

Partial Foil and Haircut

Here is my client Toni that just had her hair highlighted and cut.  She had shorter hair and now we are growing out her layers towards a slightly stacked bob. 


Here is a client that was getting dressed up for a black tie event and wanted some elegant hair that wasn't put up but just loose curls..

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cut & Color

Here is a short cut and color that I did.  First I cut her hair, then I placed some foils on the top of her head to break up her dark color and add some dimension.  Then I put an all over semi-permanent color on to finish.  I love the way it turned out. This haircut was done with the RUSK Alpha Blades...to break up the hair and add texture.