Katie is the Creative Director/Co-Founder of Lancer and Lace, Seattle's premier boutique salon. From humble beginnings, Katie was born and raised on a 260 acre ranch outside of Bend, Oregon. With creativity, skill and eye for art, she moved to Seattle in 2008 to pursue a career in gallery curating and art restoration, but in 2011 decided to explore a career in the beauty industry after a local business woman inspired her to follow her passion of helping others feel comfortable and confident with their own natural beauty.
Soon after graduating from Gary Manuel Aveda Institute as an Esthetician she began her first solo business venture specializing in natural, customized eyelash extensions. It wasn't long before Katie had built a healthy following and a reputation for providing high quality, natural looking eyelash extensions and the best lash care education. She even developed a unique "wrap technique" that allowed the extensions to last longer, up to 4-5 weeks, providing greater value to her clients.
In 2015, Katie teamed up with friend and hair stylist, Julia Anderson (Managing Director/Co-Founder of Lancer and Lace) to begin planning their very own high-end boutique salon. In December 2016, after securing a prime 2,200 square foot space in the heart of Seattle's Belltown Neighborhood beneath the Insignia Towers, and enduring a lengthy build process, Katie and Julia were delighted to open the doors of Lancer and Lace with a team of artists who are gifted specialists in their particular crafts.
Close to two years later and Lancer and Lace is going strong with 10 unique artists, including two talented lash specialists who were trained by Katie, maintaining a high standard and great reputation for healthy vegan lashes that are long lasting. Supporting Katie's reputation for the best lash care education, Lancer and Lace encourage their lash clients to use the locally inspired, Lash Garde (coming to Nordstrom in Fall 2018), which is uniquely oil free and safe to use on eyelash extensions.