Kelly is a hair color specialist and balayage artist, hair stylist, and the Director of the hair color deparment at David Rios Salon and Spa. With more than 20 years of salon and freelance in Washington DC, Kelly has provided his professional services to hundreds, including those famous in the worlds of international politics, news media and entertainment. His work has appeared numerous times in print media, film, and television. Constantly traveling and learning new things, Kelly is a creative force and promoter of the latest hair color trends. He is a native Washingtonian and speaks French. “I studied chemistry and biology early in college but ended up becoming a hairdresser because early in my life I discovered that making people look beautiful gave me great joy. Listening, consulting, formulating, and carrying out my game plan for coloring a guest’s hair is one of my greatest loves, and the people who sit in my chair are my treasured masterpieces. It’s a happy career.” Kelly was named among the top colorists in Washington DC by Washingtonian Magazine in 2005 and is a fellow of the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists. He received his Cosmetology diploma from the Hollywood Beauty Academy, California, and his initial license in Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland in 1982. He is a licensed Cosmetologist and Cosmetology Manager in Washington, DC and a L’Oreal Professional certified Balayage Artist.