You will feel at ease with our friendly staff - you're in the hands of some of the finest talent around! We strongly believe in continuing education in the salon so that we are able to offer a wide range of services, and give our guests the best experience and service possible.


 
 

Nicci Troupe

Owner & Stylist

Nicci Troupe, Owner & Stylist

Nicci purchased Salon Bellissima in August of 2011, excited to add a new business venture to her salon experience. Nicci studied at the prestigious Gene Juarez Academy in Seattle, and left with such awards as the student of the month and the Gene Juarez Award. She has worked as a stylist since 2004, and hopes to keep her passion for hair contagious in her new salon. Nicci firmly believes in continuing education, and is always looking to expand her knowledge of colors, cuts, and styles to offer to her valued guests. She can provide custom color and cuts, leaving you with an idea of how to recreate and feel amazing about the style you take home. Nicci has been married since 2008, has two wonderful boys, and loves crafting and cooking.  She enjoys keeping a positive outlook on life and lives each day to the fullest.  Nicci sincerely enjoys learning about her guests and the lives they lead. Getting to know the people in her chair, and making a relationship with them is her favorite part of work.  You can reach Nicci via email: hello@salonbellissimabellingham.com


 
 

Ellie Smith

Stylist, Online Store Manager

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Ellie has been working in the beauty industry since 2007 and received her certification at the Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty.  Since then, Ellie has been continuing her education in color, cutting and facial esthetics, and now offers cutting edge services such as keratin treatments, ombre, hair painting/balayage, flamboyage and other advanced color techniques. For two years Ellie ran her own studio salon out of her house, but then joined Salon Bellissima in 2013. Her color and cutting experience ranges from creative and funky, to classic and elegant. She loves to create new and specialized looks to benefit your natural skin tone, bone structure, and personality; most of all providing, great customer service and a relaxing and rejuvenating environment.  The art of hair painting/balayage has become one of Ellie's favorite and specialized services and she enjoys the opportunity to show clients how beautiful highlights can be! Outside of work, Ellie enjoys music and film, animals, traveling, dining and spending quality time with her husband and dog. Ellie would truly love to meet you and have the pleasure of taking care of all your hair needs and give you just the look you're asking for - without compromising the integrity of your hair. She also loves the challenge of managing our online store and can be reached via email: boutique@salonbellissimabellingham.com 


 
 

Lacey Summers

Stylist

 
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Lacey  graduated from the Northwest Hair Academy in Mount Vernon as Valedictorian in 2013 and has been doing hair at Salon Bellissima every since then!  She has always had a passion for doing hair and helping others figure out what they might like to try with their hair.  Her mother’s influence as a hair stylist and salon owner inspired Lacey to follow in her footsteps.  She loves doing all kinds of haircuts and colors and is always up for a challenge.  Whether you prefer to keep the look you have or try something new, Lacey would love to help you achieve the best look for you.  She especially loves working with balayage and hair painting and seeing the beautiful results of hand-painting color onto the hair.  In November 2015 Lacey completed an advanced hair painting class and is excited to offer this new technique to more of her guests.   She has an eye for attention to detail and truly strives to exceed the expectations of her guests.  Her bubbly personality, smile, and positive outlook on life always make for an enjoyable hair appointment.  Outside of the salon, Lacey spends most of her time with her husband, new baby girl, and watching football.  Go Seahawks! Lacey welcomed her second child, Vincent Peter III, in November of 2018.


Haley Bonnifield

Stylist, Boutique Manager

Haley joined Salon Bellissima as a stylist in 2016, but interned with us prior, so she already fit in perfectly with the team. She graduated from EVCC School of Cosmetology and has always wanted to work in the Bellingham area. She has such a passion for all hair coloring and cutting, while specializing in blondes (balayage, foils, etc.) Haley is very much a perfectionist and is not afraid to take the time to make her clients walk out the door with a smile and of course, great hair. 

Haley loves to learn and improve her skills in the beauty industry. While being committed to her career, she is also very devoted to spending time with her family and friends. Some of her favorite things to do are work out, make coffee and watch funny movies. In November 2018 Haley got engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Will Babcock!

Haley is extremely outgoing, bubbly and overall a fun person to be around.  She will listen to your wants and needs carefully and pay attention to detail to make sure you love your hair. Book with her today! 


Shana Gash

Stylist

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Shana joins us with 12 years of experience in the hair industry and she remains obsessed and passionate about all things hair and staying current on all the latest trends. She loves helping her guests look and feel their best and feels honored to make such meaningful connections behind the chair. She absolutely loves creating new looks for her guests whether it be balayage, baby lights, a fresh cut or a dramatic color change.

When Shana is not behind the chair she is pouring into her 3 amazing children and wonderfully supportive husband. Together they frequent local parks and beaches. Spend time playing with their beagle puppy, ”Dancer”, taking day trips to Seattle, and enjoying pretty much anything that has to do with the arts.


Chelsie Assink

Stylist

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Chelsie graduated from the Northwest Hair Academy for Paul Mitchell in 2010. After working for 3 years at JC Penny’s Salon she transitioned to being a nail technician at the prestigious Chrysalis Inn and Spa where she worked for 5 years and learned amazing customer care skills. She recently joined Salon Bellissima in August 2018. When she is working in the salon, she enjoys all facets of doing hair, but especially likes hair cutting, styling, and balayage. Chelsie is outgoing, funny, and loves to sing! Eventually she might learn to play piano and perform at local music venues. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 year old daughter, and the simple things in life with her family and friends. Book your appointment today with Chelsie over the phone, or with our online booking system 24/7.


 
 

Sofia Martinell

Makeup Artist

 
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Sofia has been into makeup since she was a little girl. The feeling of being confident and fabulous have always been a passion of hers.  Having others feel the same things is what makes her fulfilled in her job.

She loves the creativity and art that it takes to apply makeup to her clients. Doing makeup in the atmosphere and excitement she feels for the clients at their events makes the job fun and enjoyable. 

She loves creating looks and teaching people how to apply makeup so they can recreate the look at home and feel great everyday!  You'll love Sofia's sweet and fun personality while she spends time with you during your appointment!  Book online with Sofia today!

 
 

Crystal Aaenson

Stylist

More to come, soon!