Stylists

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Katie 

Tell us about your background as a stylist..

            I am an Aveda graduated stylist and have been behind the chair since 2020.
 

What drives you?

            Giving confidence to clients and not only watching their hair transformation but also their own self- perception.
 

What makes you smile?

            Connecting with people and my cat Hershey!
 

Favorite saying or quote?

            “Doing something with soul, creativity, or love to leave something of yourself in what you do”
 

What brought you to Bella on the Bay?

            Beautiful Excelsior was the home of my aunt and uncle when I was a child and it feels the most like going back to my roots

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Dan 

Tell us about your background as a stylist..

            I have been a hairstylist for 14 years.  While working as a stylist I found that I really had a passion for sharing my education with others.  I obtained my Cosmetology Instructors License and taught high school students cosmetology as well as educating for two hair brands teaching stylists on the latest cut and color trends. 
 

What did you want to be when you grew up?

            I wanted to be rich and famous..that has yet to happen.  Instead, I have a career that I love and get to have fun, meet amazing people, and be creative.

 

Favorite saying or quote?

            Be happy. Be bright. Be you.

 

What brought you to Bella on the Bay?

            I love the area.  Being a part of Bella has allowed me to further my education allowing me to become a better stylist and give my guests a wonderful customer experience.

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Ellie 

Tell us about your background as a stylist..

            I went to Nova Academy of Cosmetology in Rochester in 2011.
 

Hidden talent?

            I can paint and draw.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

             A professional ice skater.

Favorite saying or quote?

            What’s meant to be will always find a way.

What brought you to Bella on the Bay?

             I moved to the area from Rochester, MN with my family.   My mom actually sent me the job posting and the rest was history.

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Alex 

Tell us about your background as a stylist..

            I graduated from PCI Academy in Plymouth in 2017 as a level 4 graduate

What makes you smile?

            Bright, sunny days! My cat! And being outside!
 

Hidden talent?

            Cooking! Its more of a natural talent than a hidden talent but it’s so fun for me to be able to find a new way to express my new creativity and try new things without having an agenda.
 

Favorite saying or quote?

            “The higher the hair, the closer to God” and “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
 

What brought you to Bella on the Bay?

            I grew up in the area and have always loved being a part of this community. The people are friendly, there’s always a fun activity to enjoy and I just love the overall feeling of bliss and happiness here.

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Jade 

Tell us about your background as a stylist..

            2011 Bloomington Empire Graduate
 

What makes you smile?

            I smile the most when a service I provided left a positive reflection on the guest.
 

Favorite saying or quote?

            You are the artist of your own life.

            Don’t hand the paintbrush to anyone else.
 

What brought you to Bella on the Bay?

            Believe it or not, summer of 2021, I decided I didn’t want to do hair anymore.

3 months in a desk job I knew I’d made a huge mistake. I took my time looking for the right fit.

I am so thankful Missi listened to my story and welcomed me home to Bella.