Katie Hilgendorf is an Omaha native, but a transplant from St. Louis. There, she took life by the reins and pursued her dream of doing hair in “the big city”. There, she joined a salon committed to education where she grew her clientele. Her commitment to the Beauty Industry and her dedication to those guests eventually led her to salon ownership. After accomplishing those life goals, Katie focused on another challenge; inspiring and educating young students. As a past educator at Paul Mitchell the School in St. Louis, Katie became a Learning Leader as well as a Color Specialist- two coveted titles in the PM education system.
With sincere focus and passion for color, Katie thrives on creating gorgeous hair. Her inspiration comes from everywhere: spilled copper pennies, vibrant yellow from pineapples, rich red from fall leaves, smooth and dreamy buttery creams. Developing unique color formulas tailored to each individual ensures that her guests leave feeling beautiful, confident, and unique in their own way.
Pairing her expertise for color with another passion, Katie has received an overwhelming about of advanced technical and artistic education in curly hair cutting. Anyone with a coiled coif knows that cutting curls is an art form. With her educational background from DevaCurl and her extensive experience, Katie has become Omaha’s go-to for curls; and they keep coming back.
Throughout her career as a stylist and as a licensed educator, Katie has been dedicated to continued technical instruction to improve her own craft. She has been honored to receive advanced color education with Linda Yodice, Artistic Director for PM Color, and Audra Turner, Advanced PM Academy Color Education Leader. In addition to her training with DevaCurl, Katie has refined her cutting prowess through the instruction of Mike Helm, Advanced PM Academy Cutting Education Leader. As a result of her hair cutting training, Katie feels as comfortable with a pair of cutting shears as she does with a brush and a bowl.