Beauty – Portland
Kelli Gasaway is not just any makeup artist, but a seasoned designer with a passion to express beauty as a main feature, never just an accessory. At just 25, she is well into her career as a fashion hairstylist, makeup artist and educator. She completed her first beauty program at Beau Monde College of Hair Design, graduating as a fully licensed cosmetologist. Not long after, she took up courses at Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles where she studied High Fashion Makeup Artistry and Body Painting. Returning home near the end of 2010, she was offered an internship position at Beau Monde that took her studies abroad to learn state-of-the-art haircutting and makeup techniques at the L\'Oreal academy in Rome, Italy. Upon completion of the internship, she received her Instructor\'s License to teach cosmetology. A love for big cities and bright lights has driven her passion in a different direction. While Kelli works full time behind the chair, most of her experience has been gained from styling on set for photo shoots, film and fashion events such as True Religion, LA Fashion Week & TLC\'s \"The Unpoppables\". Within the last few years she has made quite the name for herself, working with talent such as Maya Gabeira, Kirk Whalum & Amy Roloff. She has also recieved awards in haircutting and styling, as well as winning RAW Portland 2012 Makeup Artist of the Year.