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." With an inside-out approach, a variety of personalized services are offered such as brow enhancements, on location primping to makeup lessons and microblading training.
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 and I made 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 flew to Chicago to complete certification for nano brows by Ameia while simultaneously expanding my microblading studio (1 year in the making) so I hope you love it 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!