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DAVE KELLY RedBloom in Real Life Guest Feature

Dave Kelly RedBloom Guest Feature

Excited to share our Season 4 guest feature, DAVE KELLY!

This Calgary celeb hardly needs an introduction, he's an award-winning host, writer, interviewer, and philanthropist. He's even hosted Ellen and Obama!

We’re pretty honoured to have Dave as a guest at RedBloom.

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Usually the interviewee, it was fun being the ones who got to ask Dave the questions this time! We hope his q&a makes you laugh, as it did us...⠀⠀


Tell us about yourself and what you do:

Dave Kelly at RedBloom Salon

I'm a writer, a host and interviewer. I put on shows. I talk. I check my hair.


How do you define beauty?

Dave Kelly haircut at redbloom salon

Beauty is feeling comfortable in my skin.

Hopefully I've washed, that helps.


What's a unique gift that you want to share with the world?

Dave Kelly haircut

A Flowbee. I don't use it anymore. And also the realization that 99.9% of everyone I've ever met, interviewed or hung out with is doing what they think is best, no matter what their beliefs. That means they deserve our understanding and support.


How do you continue to bloom?

Water. Sunshine. Tequila. Mostly tequila. 


Dave Kelly with his hairstylist Violeta

THANK YOU DAVE for sharing your #RedBloomInRealLife with us. ⠀

Be sure to check out the DAVE KELLY LIVE show to catch Dave in action! And watch for at us at the special Father’s day show! Get tickets here.

Dave's hairstylist is Violeta, she's been at RedBloom since 2004! Book with her at our Downtown location.

RedBloom In Real Life Guest Feature with Mandy Balak

So happy to share our Season 3 guest spotlight on this mega boss babe, Mandy Balak! She is such an inspiring female and we love what she is doing to support other women entrepreneurs and the #yyc community. 

Read on for our Q & A with her…..

Mandy Balak

Tell us about yourself and what you do:

“Hi,  👋 I’m @mandybalak and I am the Founder & CEO of The Ace Class, Rise and Date Night YYC , I am also the Executive Director for The Best of Calgary- I am a community builder.  My entrepreneurial career began in 2012 by helping others build better relationships with each other and our city and has now led me to cultivate community all across Canada attracting women with a collective mission to be the best version of themselves.” 


How do you define beauty?

“I define beauty as being real, raw and vulnerable. This has been a process for me to discover in my life as I had a different idea of what beauty was growing up. I have always struggled with comparison and that feeling of ‘not enough’ however, the work I have been called to do to support other women to connect deeply with themselves has shown me that real beauty is simply showing up the most real version of you.”

mandy balak the ace class

Whats a unique gift that you want to share with the world?

“I naturally see the best in people and as a leader, support others to lean into their potential. If I could share this with others I believe this would influence others to build community around them that is committed to rising up and chasing possibilities without fear of failure.” 

mandy balak hair

How do you continue to bloom?

“To me, ‘blooming’ means growth and evolution and to be willing to bloom requires an open heart. Growth is a core value personally and professionally for me and I believe in a lifelong commitment to learning and am highly invested in my personal development through courses, reading, conferences, meeting new people and traveling every chance I get. I’m always ready to level up.”

 
Mandy brunch

What do you think it means to be feminine in this day and age?

“Up until recently, I wouldn’t describe myself as being feminine. I have had to let my walls down and embrace who I am and that’s supported me finding my true self and that doesn’t mean just wearing pink. Being feminine to me means collaboration, compassion and lifting others up and my work with @theaceclass_ and @jointherise_ brings women together to celebrate mutual success.”

What can we do to help empower women/ or become empowered women?

“Empowered women, empower women. Lead by example, smile, compliment someone when you are into their outfit, listen to understand, and open a door for another woman every chance you can.”


THANK YOU MANDY for sharing your #RedBloomInRealLife with us. You truly are an example of an empowered woman and we applaud you in your commitment to help others rise up and be their best!