Kathryn's lineage and interest in hair goes way back to her Grandad's Barber Shop, where as a child she was wide eyed at the mystery of cutting hair. Her training began on her dolls, her dog, even herself. Eventually graduating to friends and family. Alas at 19 it was time for a real education and the thrill of the hair industry has never stopped.
She received her license by 20 at a blue ribbon Pivot Point School, worked in the same salon for 15 years. She was Secretary of the area's Texas Cosmetology Association for 3 years, going on to be President, allowing her to lobby for by-laws here in Austin, host Hair Shows,and grow with the industry.
At 29 it was back to College in Houston where Kathryn graduated with Honors earning an Associate in Arts and Science, along with her Teaching Certificate For Cosmetology. She enjoyed teaching at San Jacinto Junior College, then moving to Austin in 1990 she taught at a private school enjoying that also. Soon fate lent a hand and introduced her to another aspect of the hairdressing industry. Product Knowledge and Salon Education.
Kathryn became a Salon Educator for Lanza, a hair care product company from the West Coast, learning the science and chemistry of the line and passing this on to salons between Austin and San antonio.
In '91 she met another valued and loved person in her life, Marge Ruther of Image Makers, the first woman in Austin to use computer imaging along with hairstyles. They had fun! However needing more space to grow Marge sat her sites on Marios " The Salon", there Marge and Kathryn flourished. Until 2007 when Mario decided to semi- retire and downsize.
Kathryn was led to Jamila Salon & Spa where she finds the peace and freedom to continue to learn and grow and be the hairdresser that is in her.