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:


Anna Roosma

Co-Owner, Stylist, Marketing Coordinator


Anna joined Salon Bellissima after graduating from the renowned Gene Juarez Academy in Seattle in 2009. 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 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, balayage & ombre (now offering clay-based hair painting in it's place - includes toner) (one of her favorite things to do!), all over color treatments, and facial waxing.  She also offers up-dos and styles for weddings and special occasions and especially loves the opportunity to be creative and work with bridal parties, as our bridal specialist.  She and her husband enjoy spending time as a family in their home with their two little boys, love the great outdoors, socializing with friends and family, and singing at church in the band.  You won't be disappointed with her desire to listen carefully, attention to detail, and genuine personality.  You can reach Anna via email:

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 new husband, family and friends. 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: 


Lacey Summers



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!     Congrats to her and her husband on the new addition of their baby girl Lilyanna, November 2015.

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. While in school, Haley was mentored by one of our other stylists, Kristin. 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. 

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! 

Desiree Yudin



Desiree has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2012 after she graduated at the top of her class at Tony & Guy Cosmetology School. She has worked in Lynden as a hair stylist and also as a nail tech at the Chrysalis Inn and Spa, but was eager to work for an award-winning, social media focused salon.  Desiree specializes in coloring (especially blended color/highlights), Balayage/Hair Painting, Haircuts, and Extensions. She also manages our social media pages and enjoys finding new ways to keep you inspired about doing your hair! When she isn't at the salon, she loves working on her apprenticeship as a Yoga instructor, hiking with her husband and dogs, and posting on her beauty, community, and yoga focused social media channels. Book with Desiree today 24/7 on our website! 

Abigail Waldemar



Abigail has been working in the beauty industry since 2007. She received her certification from Gene Juarez Academy where she graduated as valedictorian. She worked in Bellingham for 7 years as a stylist, as well as 1.5 years as an instructor for Toni & Guy Academy before picking up and moving to Seattle with her husband who started a new career.  She quickly found a salon down south that she worked at and loved.  During that time, she continued to grow her business, develop her skills, and was given the opportunity to fly to New York and become a certified Bumble & Bumble Network Educator. Additionally, during this time, she grew her family. She had her son and twin girls 20 months apart and soon felt it was time to move back to be closer to family. So, here she is! She loves all aspects about doing hair.  The interaction with people, the creativity, and the chance to help someone look & feel their best is what keeps her going. She’s constantly keeping herself up-to-date on trends, techniques, and her skills to better serve her guests!

Shana Gash



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



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.

Alexa Gibbs


We warmly welcome our newest addition to the Salon Bellissima team, Alexa Gibbs. Alexa just moved here from Minneapolis, Minnesota and is excited to explore the Pacific Northwest. Since she was young, people told her she should pursue doing hair but she decided to go to school for graphic design and photography. After she graduated with a 4 year degree from Winona State University in both of those interests, she decided to go to Cosmetology school. After graduating at the top of her class at the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, Alexa worked as a color specialist for 2 1/2 years at a high end salon there. She loves combining her eye for visual arts, photography, and her love for hair into her work as a stylist. Doing hair for photo shoots, runway shows, learning makeup artistry, and taking advanced education classes are some of her favorite ways to use her talents. In her free time, she enjoys traveling (she's been to over half of the states!), going boating and hiking, and spending time with her 4 fur babies. Alexa is working Tuesday-Saturday and is excited to start doing your hair! Call the salon or book online today! 


Sofia Martinell

Makeup Artist


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!