Katy was born and raised in Oklahoma. She spent the past 13 years living in different parts of the U.S. before moving to Austin in 2013.

Katy has always considered herself an artistic person, and decided to pursue interior design in college to fulfill her creativity. It didn’t take long for her to realize that the beauty industry was a better fit, stimulating her creativity AND allowing her the opportunity to make people feel beautiful and confident. She loved that the industry was constantly evolving, and that there would always be something new to learn.

She got her start in the beauty industry studying at Aveda Institute in Ohio. Following graduation, she worked for John Roberts Salon, an award-winning Aveda just outside of Cleveland. She joined the Jose Luis Salon family at the start of 2015, beginning as a front desk concierge at the salon’s downtown location before assisting under Jose. With a recent promotion to Stylist, Katy is eager to continue building her portfolio, and build lasting relationships with every client that makes their way into her chair.