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 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 for 7 years since, 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 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.
Kristin Carron, Salon Manager & Stylist
Has eight years experience in the beauty industry, and has a great passion for hair and making people feel beautiful. She earned her certification from the Bellingham Beauty School and regularly participates in advanced training classes to keep up with current trends and techniques. Her talents include formulating custom colors, or natural-looking colors and highlights to compliment your hair's natural beauty. She also enjoys Bridal styling and up-dos, as well as styling for various other special occasions, and offers chemical texture services, micro-link extensions, and the Marcia Brazilian Keratin Treatment.
Anna Roosma, Stylist & Marketing Director
Joined Salon Bellissima after graduating from the prestigious Gene Juarez Academy in Seattle. After earning a B.A in Communications from Western Washington University and working in the marketing, bridal, and real estate industries, Anna decided to pursue her her life long dream of working in the hair and beauty industry. She loves using her detail-oriented personality to customize haircuts to compliment face shape, bone structure, and the specific needs of each guest. One of her other favorite things is to help her clients learn how to style at home with simple tips and tricks to get the look they want to achieve on their own. In addition to cutting and styling, Anna performs specialized foil placement and all over color treatments. She also offers up-dos and styles for weddings and special occasions. She and her husband just welcomed their first child, Camden Luke on February 23rd 2012!
Melissa Guzman, Stylist
Originally from Alaska, Melissa moved to Bellingham to complete her training at the Bellingham Beauty School. In her six years in the beauty industry her excitement comes from providing meticulous services to make sure her clients leave looking and feeling their best. She continues her education and loves learning new cut and coloring techniques. She excels at creating beautiful, natural colors and highlights to enhance and compliment your hair's natural color and tone. Along with coloring, Melissa offers a variety of cutting, and texture services, as well as the Marcia Brazilian Keratin Treatment.
Joanna Littlefield, Stylist & Master Colorist
Has been involved in the beauty industry for almost 20 years. Joanna is a licensed instructor and taught Cosmetology for 8 years. In addition to teaching, Joanna discovered that she had a passion for hair color which prompted her to achieve American Board Certified Master Hair Colorist status. A short time later the American Board asked her to become and evaluator for them, where she traveled around the West coast evaluating the testing procedures for other stylists who desired the same title. After years of owning The Savage Garden Salon in Bellingham, Joanna went back to college and graduated from Western with focuses on Technical Writing, Math, and Chemistry, but her first love is hair. Because of her schedule, she is not able to make appointments online but would be delighted to talk to you a make an appointment (360) 201-7794.
Ellie Dillon, Stylist
Ellie has been working in the beauty industry for six years 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, balayage, flamboyage and other advanced color techniques. For two years Ellie ran her own studio salon out of her house, but just celebrated her one year with Salon Bellissima this summer. 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. Ellie enjoys music and film, traveling, dining and spending quality time with family and friends.
Marlisa Otis, Stylist
Marlisa attended the Gene Juarez Academy and worked for Gene Juarez Salon & Spa for nearly 8 years in the Puget Sound Region, specializing in design services. Helping men, women, and children find the perfect cut and style that suits them is her specialty. She is also excellent and extremely experienced with special occasion styling/up dos and bridal styling (and would do it every day if she could). After working at Gene Juarez she worked in Skagit County as a colorist and designer, and later came to Salon Bellissima in 2011. She loves working in a smaller boutique style salon and enjoys being in Bellingham. In her free time, she loves chasing her one year old around and spending time with friends and family. Marlisa has been styling and coloring hair for over 10 years and her experience really shows. She would love nothing more than to give you the precise color and cut you've been looking for!
Stefanie Truscott, Stylist
Stefanie brings over seven years of experience to The Salon Bellissima team. Stefanie graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Communication in 2006. She always knew the hair and beauty industry is where she yearned to be. Her passion for cosmetology landed her with extensive training from the prestigious Gene Juarez Academy in Seattle. Customer service is of high importance to Stefanie and it shows in her extensive consultations and drive to surpass client expectations. She is particularly passionate about highlighting, formal styles and intricate haircuts. Stefanie finds it essential to consider her client’s lifestyle and maintenance desires when designing your new look.
Neallie Walvatne, Licensed Esthetician