Rachel Harned graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2005 with a BA in Communications and Advertising. Upon graduating, Rachel worked in advertising for the Grand Rapids Press and then as a marketing specialist for Facility Solutions, Inc. A little over two years ago, Rachel became proficient in airbrush tanning, starting and running a business from home. She began with a passion for achieving beautiful skin color while at the same time maintaining skin health. She continued to develop a business, devoted to a beauty regimen minus the cancer-causing effects from the sun. Rachel became avid about her training and work product.
Now she brings both sides of her professional resume’ to you with Bombshell Blow Dry Bar, achieving the goal of combining her two professions into one: serving clients with her royal-treatment standards while using her polished business acumen to offer unmatched integrity. Not only is this a dream come true, it’s a much prayed-for and sought-after opportunity. Rachel is not just a business person nor is she just a tan artist; she’s a diverse, impassioned woman who believes that everyone deserves to look and feel their best. As she offers this to her guests at a fair price, it fulfills another goal of Rachel’s to be a business owner on Michigan’s Lakeshore while growing individuals in her organization to also be their best. Rachel is commited to growing and maintaining staff members who view and practice business from this same vantage point.
Amanda has worked in the salon industry for over seven years. After growing up in Holland and graduating from Holland High School, she attended Excel Academies of Cosmetology from which she graduated in 2008. Amanda is known for her trendy men’s haircuts, her gifted ability to color hair, precision with body waxing and her techniques with the round brush. Amanda has a nurturing, careful approach which makes it easy to feel comfortable in her chair. Also, Amanda is committed to staying up to date on the latest trends, by pursuing continuing education every chance she gets to learn the latest techniques and skills that she can pass onto her guests. Amanda is a lover of the industry and a lifelong learner.
Natalie is a gifted stylist who graduated from the Excel Academies of Cosmetology in 2011. Natalie is impassioned by helping her guests feel good inside and out. She is also committed to completing an entire look which is one of the reasons she specializes in nail services. Equally, she loves hairstyling and is motivated by the challenge to stay on top of changing cool trends. Although Natalie is a pro at accommodating any look, when asked what she enjoys most about the salon service industry, she says that pampering her guests to make sure their experience is a relaxing one blesses her efforts the most. Natalie understands her guests are incredibly busy with the hustle and bustle of their daily lives and feels it a privilege to serve them. She is excited to be an integral part of a salon concept that is new to West Michigan!
Brinslea has always been passionate about styling hair. She loves learning and has an outgoing expressive personality. She uses that terrific personality to put a smile on people’s faces. She earned her cosmetology degree at the Douglas J. Aveda Institute of Grand Rapids, directly following her graduation from Holland Christian High School. She loves to work with color, foiling, up-dos, styling and is also a pro at performing waxing services. In her spare time, Brinslea is a lake chick and enjoys boating, water sports and just being at the beach.
Olivia is a passionate stylist who graduated from Booker Institute of Cosmetology in Hudsonville. She brings to Bombshell three years of experience in the industry as well as extended training in coloring and cutting techniques. She loves keeping up on new trends and individualizing them for each of her guests! Making sure every guest feels special, it’s her goal to give a relaxing experience and to ensure each guest leaves feeling pampered. In her free time, Olivia is passionate about spending time with family and friends, camping and kayaking.
Samantha has had a love for the hair and beauty industry most of her life. She graduated from Excel Academies of Cosmetology in 2012. She has mastered a wide variety of hair techniques incuding short hair styles, cutting, facial waxing, makeup, and mens haircuts, however, her true passion lies in color. Samantha loves to keep up with new trends so that she can give you the look you want.
Samantha strives for continued education, and truly believes the industry is an art. She loves to use her creativity and kind personality to make her guests feel comfortable in her chair. During your time with Samantha, she wil provide you with great customer service and attention to detail. She feels rewarded to spend each day making her guests look and feel beautiful.
When she is not at Bombshell, Samantha loves cooking, shopping, and spending time with her family.
Sarah was born and raised in Grand Haven, Michigan and enjoys spending time in the sun and making memories with those she loves. Sarah has always had a passion for beauty and feeling confident. She took that passion and graduated from Douglas J Aveda Institute in Grand Rapids. Sarah does her best to stay up on the latest trends so that you will be looking your best once you leave Bombshell. Most importantly, she strives to make you feel as comfortable in her chair as she can and is sure to educate you on products as well as tips to recreate your new look at home. With her approachable personality, pure passion for the beauty industry and the business behind the scenes, Sarah hopes to be a life-long hair artist and impact lives to the fullest from behind the chair.
Lindsy’s passion for hair was apparent from a very young age. She graduated from Byron Center High School, and then went on to graduate from Excel Academies in Grand Rapids. It was there that she realized the joy she felt watching her clients transform, she loves helping to improve her guest’s confidence. Lindsy is unable to pinpoint her favorite service, because she loves them all! She is a busy body who enjoys keeping up with the latest trends, as well as attending classes. In her free time Lindsy enjoys boating, sporting events, and the company of her friends and family. Book with Lindsy today!
Marissa has grown up with a passion in the beauty industry. Graduated from Tulip City Beauty College, she is ready to make people feel beautiful inside and out! All of the different techniques to hair cuts and hair color have always sparked her interest, as well as recreating updos for special occasions and perfecting makeup! Marissa is eager to keep up on the latest trends. She is ready to learn as much as she can to make each guest as they leave, feeling and looking their best!
In Marissa’s free time she is currently assistant coaching the Hudsonville Varsity Dance Team and loves spending time with her family!
Liv has always loved the idea of making people feel confident in themselves and through this industry she found she’s able to do that with making you feel beautiful inside and out. She has an eye for what’s best for you whether it’s a cut, color, or style, you will leave feeling great. Graduating from Tulip City Beauty College, Liv is working as an associate under our lead stylist, Amanda. Liv is eager to learn more and strives to be the best she can be.
Jamie graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in merchandising management. She worked in retail both store level & corporate for five years. She then decided to make a total career change & go back to school. Jamie graduated from excel academy of cosmetology in 2008 and now serves as Bombshell’s friendly and helpful front desk hostess.