Kara Sánchez Reed is your go-to girl for all things beauty in Austin, Texas. "My goal is to transform you, teach you, and empower you to make feeling pretty an everyday occasion."
I started in the cosmetic industry at 14 when I did my first 'paid' wedding in my hometown of Novi, MI. That's when I knew I had been bit by the beauty bug so I harassed my local MAC counter until they agreed to hire me. Over the next seven years with them I soaked up as many certifications that they offered (bridal, fashion show, HD makeup, contouring, to name a few) while getting my BA at College of Charleston, SC. I had struggled with acne myself and that motivated me to go back to school at FCNH in Orlando, FL to add Paramedical Esthetics to my resume. I always dreamt of starting a business where I could use my natural ability to create looks that instantly made people feel better about themselves. Over the next eight years, I focused on boosting clients' confidence, overhauling makeup bags, and making brides' dreams come true. Working with some of the biggest brand creators such as Laura Mercier and Anastasia Soare of Anastasia Beverly Hills has also expanded my celebrity clientele/portfolio.
In 2016 I decided to take my brow game to another level by making the investment to be certified by the best, Lindsey Ta, in microblading at MicrobladingLA. I have returned to Los Angeles several times for advanced certifications and once a month I teach the fundamentals of microblading to small groups allowing for one-on-one instruction here in Austin. In 2018 I completed certification for nano brows, lip micropigmentation by Amiea while simultaneously expanding my microblading studio. I've been asked to be a national training partner on Amiea devices. This summer attending a training by the most well know Canadian device artist, Hoi Kwan of Hoi Tattoo. Then to South Africa to learn the art of areola reconstruction, eye liner, scalp pigmentation and stretch-mark/scar camouflage from Suze Styel
. In this ever so changing industry as a leader it is important to always be on the forefront of what is best for my clients so I hope you love my new space and I can't wait to see you there!
Your appearance and your surroundings should make you feel amazing, happy and comfortable. No matter your age, gender, ethnicity, in my mind we are all equal and deserve to feel special. We all need guidance to unlock our full potential - let me do that for you!