KATIE KIHARA – OWNER & FOUNDER

After working in the industry for several years, under the special training of industry professionals such as Nikki Closser & Sue Bryce, Katie opened KK Hair and Makeup in 2013. Katie loves highlighting the inner-beauty of her fellow ladies (and gentlemen too! Katie specializes in all genders of clientele). She absolutely adores working with people from all backgrounds and meeting them right in that special time in their life to highlight that moment.

Katie has worked with countless brides and bridal parties in achieving their perfect wedding day look. She is happy to be there every step of the way. She understands the pressures of such a big day, and wanting everything to be flawless! (She even did her own makeup for her 2017 wedding)

Outside of weddings, Katie specializes in hair and makeup in several other areas. Katie is a pro at portrait photography. She has an excellent relationship with many Seattle photographers and is quite frequently seen assisting in achieving that to die for portrait or powerful professional headshot. Katie has also been brought in multiple times to assist with live public speaking events, video and film work, and even special nights such as parties, proms and date nights!

Taylor has a long history of specializing in the glamorous world of vintage styling. Taylor started in the hair and makeup world back in 2012 when she became the ‘go-to-girl’ for retro-vintage styling for events and shoots. Taylor wanted to expand her horizons under the KKHM brand, and she has been a wonderful addition to the team since 2014!

Taylor specializes in vintage, soft glam but can also bring the sparkle of full-on glamour! She is a great artist that brings a sense of fun loving calmness to you on whichever day you are with her, whether it be your wedding, date night, professional photo shoot or dance event!

Taylor

Alyxandria

Alyxandria has a long time passion for beauty. She followed that the passion to Gary Manuel Aveda Institute and graduated in June of 2014. Alyxe loved all that KKHM stood for, and joined the team back in 2015, and we are glad to have her!

Alyxandria's passion for highlighting the beauty of her clients led for her to also become specialized in bridal makeup, enabling her to offer full services for your life events! Alyxandria is a versatile artist who delivers stunning, soft up-dos, and also the most romantic down-dos. She looks forward to working with her clients, and getting their dream look ‘just right.’ She welcomes clients from all backgrounds, and loves sharing those little special moments of life with them. 

Eliza

Audra came to KK Hair and Makeup from a background of more than 15 years of styling stage makeup for theater and burlesque, as well as 5 years of fashion, vintage, and editorial styling.
 As a member of the KK Hair and Makeup team, she loves creating romantic hairstyles and natural, radiant makeup so you can have your inner glow shine through! For those looking for the more glamorous look, she loves to create those bold and dramatic looks from where she got her start in the beauty world.