About

Specialties

With nationally credentialed ” American Board Certified Haircolorists” on staff, there is NOT a color problem that can’t be fixed! We specialize in haircolor, including corrective color, hi-lights, lowlights, tone-on-tone grey coverage, and multi-dimensional color.  Other hair services include cutting, Japanese straightening, texture perms, and keratin blow-outs.  Don’t forget to ask about adding on a deep conditioning treatment such as caliber or shine treatments to your color!  Our formal hair specialists are well known for their glamorous, long-hair upstyles for proms, weddings, and other special events.  Makeup application and lessons are also available.  Our Aesthetics Department specializes in customized deep cleansing and anti-aging facials, chemical peels, extractions, microdermabrasion, acne treatments, and Novalash eyelash extensions. Waxing is one of our most requested services, with no area off limits!  We offer spa manicures and pedicures as well as shellac nails, which provide a mirror finish in hundreds of colors and last like an acrylic with NO damage to the natural nail. They are the perfect complement!

History

Established in 1984

Hair International was originally opened on Bloomington’s west side to partner with Hair Arts Academy School of Cosmetology.  As the businesses grew, Hair International relocated to allow for necessary expansion and became the second tenant in Fountain Square Mall downtown, where it enjoyed rapid growth and expansion for the next 13 years.  A second location was added on E. 10th St. to service the student market, which was sold at a later date. Finally, a historic building 4 blocks west of the downtown area located on 608 W Kirkwood Ave. was purchased to give Hair International it’s final home.

Meet the Business Owner: Kelly Harding

As the sole remaining Owner of Hair International, Kelly Harding has a wealth of experiences to her credit in the industry she “loves with all her heart.”  Some of her titles have included:
President of Bloomington Affiliate of Hair Designers
Director of Education: Indiana Educational Comm.
National Educator for “Hair America”
“American Board Certified Haircolorist”
“International Educational Platform Artist” for Kenra Laboratories
2 time USA Team Member to World Hair Congress- London
Member “Haute Coiffure Francaise,” Paris, France

Kelly also holds A.A.S degrees in Small Business Management and Marketing, with a minor in Accounting. She has taught advanced training seminars extensively throughout the United States and Canada, as well as receiving advanced personal training in Paris, London, Scotland, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, as well the US.

Kelly holds professional licenses as a:
Master Cosmetologist
Cosmetology Instructor
Esthetician
Esthetics Instructor