Describe a day in the life of Katie…
Wake up, chug all the coffees while I attempt to put myself together. Do work online. Chug some more coffee on my way to Bellus. Teach some hair things. Go home do more work while I watch tv. Remind myself to eat dinner. Go to bed. My life isn’t too exciting.
Something most people don’t know about you.
I don’t know! I’m a pretty open book. Maybe my favorite color is purple? Or maybe that I have the hugest crush on Lenny kravitz?
What advice would Katie today tell Little Katie on her graduation day from beauty school?
Get your shit together! Stop being such a shithead.
What are your top 3 favorite social/editing apps?
The only one I use is ColorStory. It’s my absolute favorite.
What do you think the biggest struggle stylists are experiencing in the industry today?
Finding a salon/space that is going to push you to become a better stylist and get advanced education. I feel like a lot of hairstylists get complacent and think they are done learning.
If people follow you on Instagram, they’ll see that you post a lot of music you’re currently listening too. Who are your top 5 musical influences and why?
SHIT! This one is really hard, my favorites change everyday. I listen to so much different music. BUT punk, post punk and new wave have played a huge part in my life and have influenced every aspect of it.
lately, I have been into……
Depeche Mode is always my all time favorite to listen to when I cut hair or just to listen to anytime.
Who is your Hair-Hero?
Sally Rogerson! She’s so incredible at everything. Great hair cutter, amazing educator and just an over all bad ass human being.
And of course Tim Hartley because he’s a total badass and I wish one day I could be able to cut hair like him.
What is your doughnut and/or taco of choice?
Tofu potato mushroom taco from pokez in San Diego.
What traumatic hairstyle have you been guilty of rocking?
I wouldn’t consider any of my hairstyles traumatic, I would have all of them again. But I did rock a rat tail for like 5 or 6 years.
3 shows or education events you won’t be missing this next year?
There’s so much going on. I’m going to try to hit up as many things as I can this next year.
I knew I was a Hair Nerd when…
I joined hairbrained back in 2009. Definitely a game changer in nerding out on hair stuff.
Want to stalk Katie…
Instagram – @katiebuttz