Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, Kerra knew she wanted to be a hair stylist since she was 8 years old. She went on to receive a BS in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing from Kent State University. Diving deep into the fashion world, earning coveted internships, studying abroad in Florence, IT and New York City, she knew she still wanted to pursue the cosmetology industry after she graduated. She had the pleasure of attending the Brown Aveda Institute in Cleveland, OH and acquired her cosmetology license in 2011.
She spent 10 years in Chicago and worked as an assistant to Sal Misseri for a year and a half closely studying the ins and outs of salon life and client relationships at Ladies & Gentlemen Hair Salon. She has many education courses including Vidal Sassoon's ABC's of hair cutting, a 5 day private course with Vivienne Mackinder, and a 3 day intensive with Sharon Blaine. She developed a love for doing makeup and began honing the craft of styling, especially for bridal hair and became the manager of Kaizen Bridal, communicating with brides, creating wedding day timelines, and executing life-long fairytale visions. Securing a spot as the Artistic Director of Hair Styling for Kaizen Education, she began traveling all over the US and Canada teaching licensed stylists in hair cutting, hair coloring, and photoshoot work. After 6 years at Ladies & Gentlemen, she went on to help her dear friends as their Artistic Director while they opened their new space, Reverie Salon.
While maintaining her clientele at Reverie Salon, she gained opportunities like traveling to Parma, Italy for Davines' World Wide Hair Tour as the makeup artist for the Kaizen Education showcase. She completed the Bellami extension certification and began leading the salon's social media and marketing by designing e-mail's, curating content, and building promotional imagery.
Most importantly, she’s a wife to a wonderful husband and a Mom of two amazing children. She loves practicing yoga, cooking, getting together with friends , and being with her extended family!
Kerra is thrilled to be working at the Parker House and building lasting relationships with her new clientele.