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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.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Color and Haircut

This is my client Eileen.  She has beautiful hair.  I did a base color using Redken Color Gels and pulled through Redken Shades on the rest.  Then I cut her hair in an angled bob leaving it longer on one side in the front. 

Base Color and Highlight

Here is my client Nancy that I did a base color using Framesi and a partial foil on. She has tons of wavy hair.  I also layered her hair then did a blowdry and flat iron.

Base Color, Blonde Highlights & Peekaboo Highlights

Here is my client Lisa that came in for a base color and a top foil.  We thought it would be fun to do a few peekaboo highlights in 3RV (Red Violet) underneath so that they would peek out but wouldn't be as noticable as if they were on top.  I did put one sliced section on the top though just for a slight contrast from the other colors.

Kathy's Haircut

Here is my client Kathy that I cut using the Rusk Alpha and Gamma Blades.