Hey, I'm Kelly Elisa Ives! I'm Libra AF, I love the beach, and I was born and raised in the South. I have two chihuahuas, Sidney and Lola, that are my partners in crime - and we live on the barrier islands of the Outer Banks, NC. I have been in the beauty industry for over 15 years. I specialize in bridal, airbrush, tattoo cover-up, special events, and photo shoots/editorials. Don't let the name fool you, my home is in North Carolina and I love glamming up my coastal clients, but I also travel for out-of-state events and destination weddings. My passport is always in hand - Hello, Mexico 2019!
I have continued to extend my education in the art of beauty, as well as adding more services to the menu. Makeup has always been my passion - I am Lash Extension Certified and hold a Cosmetology License in two states; Virginia and North Carolina. Stay tuned, spray tans coming soon! I love to teach tutorials - you can never have too many tips and tricks. I had the opportunity to be trained in airbrush makeup by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Owner, David Klasfeld, in NYC in 2009. I love beauty products and some of my go-to brands for my clients are - Temptu Pro, Anastasia Beverly Hills, CoverFX, Make Up For Ever, Urban Decay, MAC Pro and Tarte Cosmetics.
I have freelanced with various companies on the East Coast. I am currently located at Lovie's Salon and Spa in the heart of the Historic Corolla Village, North Carolina. It is a sweet little house restored from the 1900's with a boutique, vintage feel. I have been there since we opened our doors in 2014.
Beauty is my business and I love catering to each individual style. When it comes to any beauty services, I believe it should be an enjoyable and relaxing experience. My job is to make you feel beautiful on the outside and your soul a little brighter.
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