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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 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.