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Community Highlights: Meet Kathleen Berg-Keehn of Kathleen Berg Beauty

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kathleen Berg-Keehn. 

Hi Kathleen, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
My passion for the makeup industry really began during college. I went to Michigan State University, and while there, it was a bit tough for me because I always had such a creative mind, and it was hard to find my place in such a structured, basic program. I eventually found out MSU had a fashion magazine club, and I joined. I began doing the hair and makeup for their photoshoots and I had so much fun. I eventually started branching out into the Michigan wedding industry and started to book as many gigs as I could. After college, I was lucky enough to work for major brands like CHANEL. Urban Decay and First Aid Beauty but I always knew I wanted to work for myself. It took almost 10 years but I have now grown an amazing hair and makeup team, and I’m able to run my on-location hair and makeup business full time for Metro Detroit and Michigan weddings. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
One of the biggest challenges I faced in running my own business was finding the time! Throughout the years it took me to run my own business, I had to find the time between my day job to run my makeup business. It was like trying to work two full-time jobs! I would never refer to my makeup business as my “side hustle” because it wasn’t…it was a full-frontal business! Now that I’m able to focus full-time on my business, I would say the main challenge is meeting demand and scheduling accordingly. Sometimes it feels like putting a complicated puzzle together between making sure all my employees are scheduled correctly per wedding, and of course, making sure all clients, brides and couples are happy throughout the entire process. 

We’ve been impressed with Kathleen Berg Beauty, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Kathleen Berg Beauty is a wedding hair and makeup team based out of Detroit, MI. Our dedicated team can offer both on-location hair and makeup styling to engaged couples on their big day, making them look beautiful and feel even better. Our artists work with a personalized approach, collaborating with clients directly to understand their vision for their finished look. We service couples of all ages, races, and genders. We have over 15 years combined and we’re prepared for you and your wedding party to have the most fun, smooth day! 

My team has mastered the art at making engaged couples feel extremely comfortable. From the very first time the couple reaches out to us, they are greeted with prompt, respectful responses that ensure satisfaction toward the client. When the couple officially books with us, everything from the bridal trial to the morning of the wedding is timed and scheduled out so the couple has one less thing to worry about and can now check one more thing off their list. Planning a wedding can get very stressful, but we have a way of making the hair and makeup step extremely easy! 

We love surprises, fun facts, and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
Every single KBB team member has had work experience within both a customer service and corporate setting. I believe this has really set up our team to face any challenge that might come their way. We have great communication skills where we are able to converse both casually and professionally to the client, but we’re also prepared to deal with any conflict or hurdle in the way. 

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Image Credits

Nikki Marie Photography
Ezzo Studios
Lindsey Billings Photo
Ericka Mae Photography
Eli Green Photography

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