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.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Anna Marie Island Beach Wedding Hair

Here are a few pictures from my client Nannette's beach wedding..  The week before the wedding I did some highlights in her hair so you can see the contrast in the updo.  Instead of a traditional veil she opted for some crystal starfish that were placed on the side..she was a beautiful bride..





Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pixie Haircut With Pink Highlights In Front

Here is my client Heather who wanted her hair cut short with pink color in her bangs.  First I put two big sliced sections in the front and used Framesi 5MV & 5R with 30 volume.  Left on 30 minutes.  Then for the haircut I sectioned off the top and cut the sides and back short but leaving it soft around the perimeter. Then I cut the top and used the Rusk Alpha blades to break it up to take out some weight but leave the length.  This cut can either be worn like in the pictures or sprayed up into a fowak for a very cool look.