THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE KELLY: Genuine, Quirky, Stubborn
Kelly loves what she does and loves the beauty industry. Kelly has been behind the chair for 25 years, but it hasn’t been until the last handful of years that she has acquired the confidence to not only develop as an artist but put herself out there with complete transparency. Kelly’s goal is to grow her platform so she can help others achieve their dreams and thrive. Education is crucial to Kelly – to be able to guide and support others who may feel overwhelmed or self-conscious about their place in this fast-paced, ever-changing environment is her top priority. Supporting other stylists, nurturing strengths while addressing weaknesses, and building confidence in others is something Kelly strives to contribute to the community. Kelly is a wife and stepmother to 4 exceptional children, so she spends most of her time with them outside the salon. Two of her stepchildren lost their mother at a young age, so Kelly’s foremost passion over the last few years has been creating a happy, stable environment in which they can not only heal but also thrive. A very far cry from who she was less than ten years ago, today Kelly focuses on becoming the best version of herself.
Favorite Hanzo Shear: HH8 Talon
I love all of my shears because they all serve a different function for me. I own the Talon (HH8) in two diffrent lengths, a Mamba (HHV-5.5) and two texture shears (HH14T and HH13T)
Q & A With Kelly
Who inspires you?
The younger generation inspires me. All of these new, young , up and coming artists. I am in such awe of their talent
Favorite Ice cream flavor?
Mint Chocolate Chip
The most exciting thing you’ve ever done?
I don’t know if it’s the most exciting thing I’ve done, but continuing to move forward when I wanted to quit feels exciting and brave
One year I traveled alone to visit my grandmother and it was just her and I for a few days
If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?
Snacks, books, music
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
To be invisible, although I used to say that if I had a super power it would be to eat whatever I wanted and maintain my body.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
This Might Sting A Little
Who would you most like to share a cup of coffee or tea with?
My Pa, ( grandfather) I’d really love to talk to him one more time.
One thing people wouldn’t guess about you?
I worry a lot about what others think of me
Written By: Catie Delahanty
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