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.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Corrective Color

So a client came into me that had been coloring her hair herself for the last six months.  She had just moved here and didn't know who to go to.  Her base color was a level 3-4 with orange brassy color from midshaft to ends.  I did a corrective color with low and highlights and then cut in layers all over to give her hair more movement.


 


 




Saturday, August 4, 2012

Block Colored Highlights and Angled Bob

My client Helen wanted her haircolor to stand out so I combined some thick weaves, block weaves and fine weaves in between.  The colors are a pale blonde, reddish brown and mocha brown.  Then I put Redken Shades in between the foils to give the rest of the hair more shine and to brighten up the rest of her hair.  Then I cut her hair in an uneven angled bob so it falls lower on one side.





Beachy Blonde Highlights & Long Layers

Here is my client Julie who I created some beautiful beachy blonde highlights for.  I did a combination of fine and thick weaves to give her a very natural look.  Then I trimmed her hair and added some long layers around her face and throughout the back to give it more movement.




Thursday, August 2, 2012