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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.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


This is a haircut I did yesterday.  I used the Halo technique by RUSK and then left the front long.  Using the Alpha blades I broke it up to release some of the weight.

Hair Color & Partial Foil

Here are some pics from a base touchup with foils I did yesterday on my client Jane. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

RUSK Halo Technique and Angled Front

I did this haircut using the halo technique by RUSK and then all the hair from the middle of the ear and forward I left with a heavy angle that was broken up with the alpha blades to take out some weight but leave the length.

Daddy Daughter Dance Updo

Another Three Dimentional Highlight and Angled Bob

For this client first I touched up her base color and then foiled her with three different colors.  Then I cut her angled bob and then broke it up using the RUSK Alpha and Gamma Blades.

RUSK Halo Technique With Tricky Bits

This haircut I did using the RUSK Alpha blades along with my straight shears.