When Kat was still in High School she began doing her friends hair, and she never thought of doing anything else professionally. She taught herself updo’s and had plenty of willing and happy heads to let her practice! Beauty School was the next step, and she enrolled after graduating. What started as a passion, has turned her into a stylist who loves the beauty industry, and the ever changing trends. Even more than that she appreciates the emotional experience of giving her clients… “the happiness that people feel about themselves”.
If Kat wasn’t so damn good at her job, she may be a gardener. When she’s not working, she will be on some kind of adventure. Whether on the slopes, at a food festival or simply swinging on a hammock and listening to music. She enjoys taking ferry rides, crafting, rolling around in the sun, and eating and drinking with friends. If we didn’t love her enough, we really admire her other passions, including Green Energy, helping people, and donating money or time to really worthy causes.
For Becca, becoming a stylist was a childhood dream. While it took her a while to get there, she has a pretty exciting journey. Before joining the KMS team, Becca was an Intelligence Analyst for the United States Air Force. Yep, we think it’s pretty badass too. After, she retired from the Air Force, she enrolled at the Aveda Institute in Cranston, RI. Where she worked to hone in her skills and excelled at cutting and finishing work. After school, she came to Ky Michaels Salon and appreciated our in house training program where she became proficient in all aspects of hairstyling. Becca keeps us organized and running efficiently. There is no job too big for her. When Becca isn’t at the salon, you can find her outside enjoying nature and taking her pup, Kimchi for walks on the beach, inside baking or crafting.
Our resident California Girl, Jess attended the Paul Mitchell School in San Diego. She has been a stylist since 2010. It was in her blood, and she has an eye for design. After graduating, she joined the Factory Salon in San Diego. While working in the salon, she also did contract session work for Sony Studios. She joined our team in 2012, bringing that lived in color look. While total hair transformations make her heart sing, it's the creative part of her work that she enjoys daily. When not behind the chair, you can find Jess practicing pilates, yoga and meditation. She loves to travel and in our opinion, she is the best source for knowing all things local.
Danielle joined our team in 2012, when we first opened our doors. She always had a passion for being creative, and enrolled in Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy where she honed in her skills on precision cutting and color techniques. She is very detail oriented and organized which makes her great at finishing and styling work. As a stylist, one of her favorite things to do is to teach her methods but she’s always ready to learn something new, too. She has an open mind and is always striving to learn new techniques and grow her craft, while making people laugh.
Emily London, who to us at KMS is simply and affectionately called London, is the first face you will see upon entering the salon, and probably the last before you leave. She keeps everyone’s schedule and appointments coordinated among other tasks. She makes sure we all have what we need to be Rhode Island’s Best. Not only do the stylists depend on her being the heartbeat, we know our clients do too, because we hear it again and again. London who is a stylist herself, knows and thoroughly understands the technical end of being behind the chair, but prefers the business side of things. We here at KMS very quickly saw how talented she is at marketing, scheduling, and doing what it takes to keep the salon successful, and thriving. In her free time, you can find her out in the fresh air playing with her dogs.
For as long as he can remember, Matt has always loved fashion, hair and makeup, so he always knew he would somehow make a career of it. He brings passion to what he does because being a stylist is more than his profession.
He was educated at the Paul Mitchell School and has been styling hair for over fifteen years (hard to believe because he looks so young!) He swears it’s because of his daily skincare routine. Matt loves color of any kind, be it hand painted highlights or corrective color work. But the real satisfaction for him comes from creating and designing a total look start to finish. His career has landed him from working with cosmetics at MAC to working at New York Fashion week. Matt brings a lot of experience, which he’s always willing to share. He teaches in salon advanced education and training to new hires. When he’s not working you’ll find him shopping to add to his shoe collection.
Morgan is celebrating her tenth year as a stylist. She studied at Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy, because she wanted a career where she could use her artistic style, and share it with the world. Not only is Morgan a stylist at KMS, she is also our manager. She knows that always being current requires education, and she has helped shape the educational program. “Education keeps you from getting stagnant. We can all always learn something new” she said recently. Being a problem solver as well as working easily under pressure gives her a great advantage. Like our other stylists, she is motivated by the finished result she’s able to give a client, and enjoys the creative process to get there. Extensions are a specialty as well as color, highlights, and haircuts. Morgan is passionate about all animals, especially dogs. Her favorite charity is OPP and she has fostered many dogs over the years, even adopting a couple herself. If she could, she’d not only save all the puppies of the planet, she would save the Planet too.
If you ask Naomi when she became a stylist, she’d tell you about the three thousand hour apprenticeship she did in Virginia, before moving to Rhode Island and attending Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. The truth is she gave her Barbie a haircut when she was a preschooler and never looked back. Of course now she is fluent in all things hair, one of her favorite services is providing low maintenance color. Naomi is pure precision. Her technique Is thoughtfully crafted, and perfectly tailored for each client. As much as she enjoys creating new looks and styles, Naomi gets a lot of satisfaction from the clients she sees regularly to upkeep their look.