After entering cosmetology school at the young age of 15, Shelly Van Pelt knew hair was her business. Through a co-op program with her high school in Ann Arbor Michigan, she completed 1500 hours and went straight to work refining her cutting skills at Master Cuts. After 4 years, she decided it was time to move on. Wanting to study color and extensions, she found the Queen of Color and King of Extensions,Jesse and Flo Briggs at the Yellow Strawberry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Now at the Yellow Strawberry for 5 years, Shelly has appeared in New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Sun Sentinel, Gold Coast Magazine, Modern Salon Magazine, and Hairs How. Side by side with Jesse and Flo she helped create the S Wave Thermal Set and the Caribbean Dream Relaxer which has taken her to the stage of every major show in the country teaching new retexturizing and finishing techniques. She has done multiple videos, photo shoots, fashions shows, editorials, and even judged hair contests. At the end of the day, Shelly Van Pelt says ” Bring it on!” It was a joy interviewing this Professional, and also feel the passion, determination, and drive that she has!