Press Releases

Here you will find the latest news on KayLeanna as she pursues her career as a Freelance Hair Stylist and makeup artist.


Press Release - April 2011

In the midst of a very big day - Senior Prom - KayLeanna takes the time out to assist her friends with their makeup.


Press Release - December 2010

KayLeanna competed in the SkillsUSA fantasy makeup competition and won the local round and the regional round.

Pictured here is the start of her first practice on model and friend, Jamie King.
(click image to view larger)

Click here to view image of finished look by Darwin Young.

 


© 2009 Postcards from the WastelandPress Release - October 2010

KayLeanna started out modeling in the children’s division of Atlanta Models & Talent and later moved over to Houghton Talent.  At age 15, she began assisting her Mom, Makeup Artist: Kat Flynt on numerous jobs and quickly discovered her passion for Hair Styling.

In 2010, at only 17 years old, she landed her first paying gig styling hair for Parsley & Sage’s 48 page Spring 2011 Catalogue.  Sam Dobrow is the photographer that gave her this big break after she auditioned with him earlier in the month.

Throughout the twelve hours, KayLeanna not only provided the hair styling, makeup applications, and touch-ups on the three models but also jumped in and assisted the owners with re-hanging the clothing as the models changed; with more than 200 pieces photographed on the three models.

Sharanpreet Singh, one of the owners of Parsley & Sage, was so impressed with KayLeanna’s eagerness to jump in and help wherever needed that he asked his photographer, Sam, to book her again in the Spring when they shoot the next Fall Catalogue.

KayLeanna also had the honor and pleasure of meeting Carmen Cruz Thompson, the owner of Capricious, an upscale boutique in Atlanta that carries the Parsley & Sage label.  Carmen stopped by the shoot to lend her expertise advice for wardrobe styling on the set.

KayLeanna is currently enrolled in the Cosmetology Program at Maxwell Technical High School and will finish her State Board requirements next year at Gwinnett Technical College.  Her career goals are to style hair for TV Commercials, Video Productions, Print Advertising, Catalogues, Fashion Editorials, and Weddings. 


© 2010 Sam DobrowPress Release - September 2010

KayLeanna assisted all five makeup artists and three hair stylist at the Fall Fashion Blitz hosted by photographer Darwin Young; and provided the makeup applications and hair styling for model Danielle.

Sample here by photographer Sam Dobrow. Click on image to view larger.

 


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