Kelli Gasaway is not just any beauty professional, but a seasoned designer with a passion to express beauty as a main feature, never just an accessory. At just 27, she is well into her career as a hairstylist, makeup artist & educator. In 2009, she completed her first beauty program at Beau Monde College of Hair Design, graduating and becoming a fully licensed cosmetologist. Not long after, she took up courses at Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles where she studied Makeup Artistry. 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 & in 2012, she began teaching hairstyling courses at Art of Makeup, the pacific northwest’s first and only licensed makeup school. After just 2 years of working behind the chair & teaching classes, she opened Kelz Beauty & Barbering, a 1400 sqft salon & barbershop in the heart of Portland, Oregon. A love for big cities and bright lights has driven her passion in a very exciting direction. While Kelli still works full time behind the chair at her salon, much of her time is spent working on set for national commercials, magazines, television shows, music videos, & fashion shows. Some of her experience includes work with Nike, LA Fashion Week & TLC.