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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.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

SRQ Fashion Week - Fashion Couture Show For Ecovogue 365

Last Friday I had the please of working with Russet from Ecovogue 365 for the Fashion Couture Show at Sarasota Fashion Week.  She is a designer and her clothes are amazing. The beautiful dresses at the bottom picture are all from Russet.  You can visit her website at http://www.ecovogue365.com/.   Here is some of my work that I did on one of the models. Her name is Liz Dobbins and she was so great.  She sat there for a couple hours while I worked on her head.  I created a headpiece made out of her hair with cotton as the base underneath so it wasn't too heavy for her.  Then I used a crimper to create a textured basketweave effect on the outside.  Here are the beginning to end photos.