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Katelyn Winchester


How did you end up in the beauty industry?

My aunt owns a salon so I grew up being around the beauty industry a lot, which caused me to realize doing hair was a passion of mine also!  It all started when I got my first American Girl doll... I would practice on the doll and my Barbies.  Over time, I began doing my sister's hair all the time, and eventually all of my team mates hair for dance recitals and cheer competitions.

What is your favorite part about being a stylist / makeup artist?

- Meeting new people

- Creativity

- Constantly learning new things

What are some of your hobbies?

Doing hair (!), singing, and hanging out with friends.

What is something about you that most people don't know?

I was born with dislocated and deformed hips and had to be in a full body cast until I was 2 years old.

What is your experience in the beauty industry?

I've got most of my experience by watching my aunt in her salon and from doing clients hair in cosmetology school.

Where did you attend cosmetology school?

Paul Mitchell in Grand Rapids from September 2018 to August 2019.

What is your strongest area in the hair department?  

Any color services, balayage, highlights, hair cuts, braiding, updos, and styling.