Ciao Bellaj

"Invest in your hair, it is the crown you never take off."

Growing up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, I had always loved all things beauty, girly, and trendy. As the story usually goes; from a young age I was constantly playing "beauty salon" which subjected my dolls and friends to whatever makeup or hairstyle I wanted to give them. When I eventually desired an education that matched my passions, I'm sure it came as no surprise to my friends and family to find me pursuing a career in the beauty industry.

I have been in the industry since 2011 and have continued to further my education with each passing year. In the early years during my first few years behind the chair, I decided to fulfill my desire to teach by becoming an educator for the same cosmetology institute where I studied myself.  Eventually my own clientele had flourished so much both while I was teaching and after, that I decided to start my own business. In May of 2019 I opened my own boutique salon, Bloom Collaborative in the heart of downtown De Pere.


I now focus on leading my team of talented artists and exclusively specialize in hair extensions. Outside of supporting my team and running the business- my expertise, my true passion, and my heart & soul lies in Hand-Tied Hair Extensions. I LOVE being able to provide women with the hair of their dreams that they never knew they could have. Hair that is so dreamy that when they look in the mirror they can't believe it's themself staring back at them. I love being able to give someone hair back after they lost it from postpartum hairloss, infertility treatments, and cancer. That's what truly fills my cup.

In my free time I relish in singing, songwriting, reading, camping, and hiking. I am also very passionate about fitness & health, and I enjoy clean meal planning, cooking, and exercise. My husband and I live in a old character home in downtown Green Bay that we enjoy continuing to make our own (and are always fixing! #oldhomeproblems am I right?!)

If you'd like to come hang out with me in the salon, I am always taking new extension clients and would love to meet you! Click the button below to request your complimentary extensions consultation today!

Education & Certifications

  • Barbering/Cosmetology License achieved from Paul Mitchell The School Green Bay, 2012

  • Eufora PHD Certification, 2013

  • Brazilian Blowout Certification, 2014

  • Barbering/Cosmetology Instructor License, 2016

  • Barbering/Cosmetology Manager License, 2016

  • Pravana ChromaSilk Certification, 2017

  • Pravana Balayage Certification, 2017

  • Babe Hair Extension Master Certification, 2018

  • Keratherapy Keratin Smoothing Systems Certification, 2018

  • JZ Styles Co. Tape-in, Machine Weft, Co-Z Weft, Hand-Tied Weft Extensions Certification, 2019

  • Salon Xtensions Secret Bead Extensions Certification, 2020