Level 2- Greenhills
Hometown: Ann Arbor Michigan
Follow Katie on Instagram: @katiekelseyartistry
What inspired her to pursue a career in cosmetology?
Katie’s interest in hair started at a very young age. She was always the girl doing her friends & family’s hair whenever she could. Katie decided to make hair her career so she could practice her love of art & hair while making people glow with happiness.
She started her studies at Paul Mitchell Nashville, graduating in 2012. While she was there, Katie was inspired by Paul Mitchell artists Robert Cromeans and Stephanie Kocielski. Since her time at Salon Ya Ya she has become certified in Redken Blonde Authority, Redken Color Authority, and Pureology product knowledge.
Katie has been most inspired by is Sean Goddard, who taught the salon company lessons on creative color techniques and how to keep your creative fire going while staying humble. She also gets encouragement from her husband Jacob who is also an artist and finds inspiration in his use of color palettes.
Katie loves working for Salon Ya Ya because of its structured platform for career growth and the many opportunities for continuing education. Her favorite techniques to practice behind the chair are balayage, color melts, & fun short haircuts.
When Katie is not working she loves spending time outside hiking or on the water. She also enjoys antique & thrift shopping.
Celebrity styles she admires: Nicole Ritchie, Lucille Ball, and Jennifer Aniston