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Inspiring Conversations with Kalia Johnston of Glammed by Kalia

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kalia Johnston.

Hi Kalia, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
Makeup has always been a huge passion since I was a little girl. I started early in middle school, experimenting with vibrant colors and dramatic looks. I also continued mastering my skills in high school and began working on clients in 2017 for festivals and proms before I had my first daughter. Over the last few years, I’ve broken out of my shell and have been able to work with some amazing people and get opportunities to work on weddings, Sweet 16s, boudoir shoots, and many more! These women have helped me tremendously along the way, shaping me and the style I wish to achieve when working with clients.

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Most can say the same, but these last two years have been a big bump in the road, but that has not stopped me and my determination. I was a dental assistant beforehand, working at a surgical office near me, and covid was still at an all-time high. I realized it was not the best fit for me as I could never find free time for my family or even get quality time with them, which was a big concern for me. I decided it was not the best fit for me and became a stay-at-home mom, following my dreams of becoming a makeup artist.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
I am a Hair/MUA and specialize in all glam looks, and I have been allowed to work with many brides these last few months! When working with me, I like to take the time to get to know my client and go over the look we’re trying to achieve. This is something that they want to look and feel beautiful in, and I truly want my client to be 100% content with the final look; asking for opinions and what they like is something I strive for because we’re all different and like our things in specific ways, so individuality is my key when getting you glammed!

How do you define success?
I am feeling happy with what I do daily and getting to follow my dreams consistently. Don’t hold yourself back and go for what you believe in; it’ll make all the difference.

Pricing:

  • Glam MU- $150
  • Bride Trial hair/MU-$250
  • Wedding hair/MU-$360
  • Bridesmaids hair/MU-$210

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