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Kathryn Bell
Hattori Hanzo Shears

Hattori Hanzo Shears Artist Spotlight: Kathryn Bell

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Name: Kat Bell

Blow Me Salon

Location: Durango, Co

Relocated her world to the beautiful Durango Co. October 2020 bringing along her 12 consecutive years in the industry, 6 certifications, and 7 years of business ownership. It is Kat’s purpose to help her customers manifest on the outside what her customers are on the inside! Kat believes advanced education is paramount for keeping up with the ever-evolving art and science that is hair. Having been in the salon since age 16 Kat has developed consistency, professionalism, honesty and a love for people as the foundation blocks for a successful business. As a national educator for Hattori Hanzo Shears, Kat chooses to keep pushing her limits and surround herself with industry leaders. Giving back to the local community by offering her services in shelters and ministries ensures that her patronage is not just for vanity.

Get To Know Kat

Who inspired you to get into hair?

The barbie hairdresser kit. My older sister couldn’t figure out how to braid and I just saw it and went for it. At homegroups in the bible belt I would sit in the child care room and do the babysitters hair and never fails they all would say “you should be a hairdresser” so that little sentence label just stuck my original dream was to be a painter but ill take hair any day keep painting a hobby

Who inspires you?

The green lady of NY! She’s an old lady who got famous for having her whole life being green and I’m obsessed. I will be her one day lol!

Favorite platform HairSylist?


What is your favorite movie?


Favorite Ice cream flavor?


One thing people wouldn’t guess about you?

I live off the grid in a tiny house!!

The most exciting thing you’ve ever done?

Cliff jumping 40ft cliffs with complete strangers after college.

Favorite vacation?

My life is a vacation and it’s my favorite!

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

I would be superwoman but I would be able to fly

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

“I get knocked down but I get up again”
The almost unbelievable story of Kat

Who would you most like to share a cup of coffee or tea with? (Alive or dead.
Fictional or historical.)

ooooh this is good; definitely Nicola Tesla I just want to know his mind!

How long have you been doing hair?

12 years!

What is your favorite technique to do?

DRY TEXTURE!! With my mamba, some call it incising I call it tease cutting a back cutting technique

Where did you go to hair school?

KLEIN OAK HIGH SCHOOL cosmetology program started in the slaon at 15!

What is a hair tip that you can share with our readers?

EDUCATE YOURSELF! You don’t know everything. A practical tip: when cutting, make sure your head position is where you want before you cut.

What was the scariest thing about starting on the floor at a salon or barbershop after graduating school?

Women verbalizing they didn’t trust me because of my age.

What is your least favorite service to do?


If you had to describe yourself as a pizza what toppings would you have and why?

Pineapples… it’s a polarizing topping you either love me or don’t… I am an acquired taste

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