Meet the woman behind the school. Her reputation precedes her role as the head of War Paint Makeup Academy. She's Utah's premier makeup artist with years of undeniable experience. Pair that with a prestigious resume and it's no wonder she's upping the ante in the beauty education industry. Her charasmatic personality and unsurpassed knowledge will guide you to a reputable graduation.
With two parents as teachers, Kate knew from a very young age teaching was in her blood and future. She originally began her teaching career working at the Utah and Nevada schools of massage therapy, teaching and instructing various massage modalities and classes for over 5 years. It was only a natural transition to continue her love of teaching after she switched vocations and started her career as a makeup artist with MAC in 2003. Soon after she started teaching makeup classes, first at Paul Mitchell and then Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare, stretching a 2 hr course into an 80 hr course and solidifying her love for writing curriculum and inspiring others. She became represented by leading talent agency TMG in 2010, and is still currently represented by them. Shortly after working closely with brands like YSL, NARS and many others, she was recruited by Sephora to be among the first few Education Leads in the company, solely in charge of the training and development of store and management staff. For years Kate attended trainings for makeup, skincare and various teaching methods all over the country. She was personally coached and developed from brand founders, world renown makeup artists and beauty industry leaders, such as Kat Von D, Danny Sans, Jamie Kern, Kate Somerville, Ole Hendrickson and many dozens more. After quitting Sephora to focus on her two boys and freelance work, Kate continued to work closely with brands and training beauty experts within Utah. She was also chosen to go to New York Fashion Week in spring of 2017 with Exalt Fashion Show, and her design was hand picked as the entire collections makeup look by the designer, which she then trained the entire makeup team on how to properly execute. She just finished working on TLC’s reality tv show “Seeking Sister Wife” and still continues to push herself with weekly photoshoots that allow her to break stereotypical creative boundaries and strive to improve her craft. Her newest creation, War Paint Makeup Academy, is the next step in full filling her vision of helping bridge the gap within the Utah market by offering superior quality makeup education and creating passionate and driven industry leaders.