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Hi, I'm Kourtney: Lover of Iced coffee, traveling, 90s music, Dry shampoo and all things beauty & makeup


Growing up in church I have always had a heart for helping people. I knew I wanted to do something that made people feel good about themselves. Starting at a very young age, I have been fascinated with all things beauty! I was always getting into my mom's closet, her makeup and all her jewelry! You could always find me doing my peers hair and makeup for school dances, pageants and braiding hair before our softball games. I did my first wedding at 14 and I knew I wanted to be in the beauty industry.


I completed my Cosmetology license my senior year of high school, in my hometown of Madison, Virginia. I moved to Richmond about a year after graduating and began my career in Short Pump. What came so naturally to me, turns out to be a tremendous gift! The best feeling in the world is making someone else feel better about themselves, inside and out! I am lucky enough to have a job where I get to do what I love every single day and make others smile along the way!

In May 2019, I married my husband Matt. He works at UPS and delivered to the salon, which is how we met.  Pretty much just like 'Legally Blonde' except I didn't do the 'Bend and Snap.' We have an energetic, full of personality one year old son, named Weston. If you follow me on social media im sure you have seen him!


After working in a salon for 6 years, I decided to follow a dream, with the help of my supportive husband and opened my own studio in Short Pump, called Desert Gem Hair Studio. Fun fact about me is that I am obsessed with cacti! My studio is located inside of Sola Salon Studios and it's been my little slice of heaven.


Whether you're getting highlights, balayage or your wedding day glam, I want you to feel loved, pampered and uplifted when your service is complete! I strive to give each guest a relaxing, high quality experience, great conversation and lots of laughs! I will always make sure you leave feeling beautiful with a smile on your face! 

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