Karie has loved the beauty industry for as long as she can remember. When she was young, she could see her future clearly: helping people feel more empowered through sharing her passion with the people around her.
Karie wants to be a positive force in the beauty industry by creating through her passion in life, hair styling and makeup artistry.
When she took her first steps towards her future career, she was 15 and in her first beauty college. 18 years later, with many trials and triumphs, and with god’s blessings, she is now a licensed cosmetologist. This allows her to cut, color, style, and apply makeup in the state of Oklahoma. Born and raised in Oklahoma, her dreams are as big as the Big Apple. When she completes her master instructor’s license, she plans on having her own salon and working toward becoming a platform artist, doing hair shows and runway in N.Y.
She picked up her passion for hair and makeup again in 2011 with her first group shoot. Since then, she has worked with many photographers and models; some as clients and some just for fun. She will be working in the charity fashion show for Sak’s 5th Avenue in October 2013. Some of her work has appeared in Glass Hat Mag coupled with Kris Sayre, Cici Steel, Brooklyn and photographers such as Tyme D Cich and Terrell Sanders.
When she can, she will provide her work for free as a “give back” kind of thing. Karie has the most fun doing glamor and high fashion, but has done weddings, vintage, boudoir, and seniors. Karie hopes to do a wide variety, as well as editorial.
As a stylist, Karie thrives to give her clientele professional service, advice, and education so they can achieve the look they desire.
Up until now, she has done some dabbling in and out of this industry; keeping an open mind and always accepting new education with the newest trends in makeup and styling techniques.
From chic and contemporary to over-the-top glamorous, Karie creates clean, breath taking, timeless looks that photographs beautifully and leaves the model still feeling like herself.
Karie prides herself on being hard working, friendly, personable, professional as a business woman, detail oriented, creative, elegant and a visionary as a hair and makeup artist. Her philosophy on life is “to let life flow the way it goes,” which explains her contemporary, yet mysterious, artistic style because anything is possible with makeup. Dreams are never impossible with the right combination of style and beauty. Karie’s glamorous visions and signature looks will leave you glimmering.
When you love something, make it your passion.
Edited By J.Mann
Photography by Subtle Shades Photography