On site beauty services

Blush and Braids Beauty Bar



On site beauty

I'm Katie, and I would love to do  your hair for your big day. :) I have been a licensed stylist in Chicago for over 10 years, and love creating beautiful and intricate bridal styles. I am comfortable working with all textures of hair. I love doing traditional updos, and also specialize in needle and thread updos (no Bobby pins!).  I can do sleek and sophisticated, romantic half up styles, loose updos, vintage styles, beach waves, boho braids, and everything in between.

I have assistants, and additional stylists (if needed) and can provide coverage for any size of bridal party. I also have a handful of amazing makeup artists that I would be happy to provide if you are in need.

I will work with your other service providers to make the day of beauty schedule so that you have one less thing to think about. This also ensures that everyone is ready when they have to be, and you have ample time to enjoy yourself! I'd love to be a part of your big day!


Schedule Appointment

All consultations are free and flexible according to products and services.


5 out of 5 stars

Katie was amazing. She brought assistants and a makeup artist to my hotel to help my 6 bridesmaids, mom, and mother in law get ready for our wedding. We were finished early and she stuck around to do touch ups. Everyone looked great and it went smoothly. I highly recommend hiring her for any size event.
— Michelle S.
Katie was wonderful! She always got back to me quickly and was very flexible and attentive to my needs and wants. My hair turned out great and I got a lot of compliments on it. She does a very nice french twist! Relative to other stylists, her prices are very reasonable and she does high quality work. I definitely recommend her!
— Annie K.
I am extremely happy with how my hair turned out! She did an amazing job! I went from naturally jet black to silver. Very talented and would highly recommend to others! Thank you so much, Katie! :)
— Nicole G.
Katie reached out to me a 2nd time to see if I was still looking for a hair stylist for my wedding, and I’m so glad she did! After another hair stylist ghosted, I was nervous, but Katie’s hair trial with me was fantastic & professional. She was communicative, prompt, made my bridesmaids look gorgeous, and gave me a perfect half up/half down ‘do that lasted throughout my ceremony, reception, and even into the next morning! 😂 I would definitely hire her again. Thanks, Katie!
— Monica T.



 With over 10 years in the industry, I have learned that no 2 brides are ever the same. It is my highest priority to give you and your entire bridal party results that are even better than you had hoped. I will provide a thorough online consultation for the bride and the entire bridal party (if desired), and follow up with a trial run for the bride, so that we can perfect and fine tune your do' before your wedding day.


About Me


I graduated from the Douglas J Aveda Institute of Chicago 2007, and did a year long internship under the lead color specialist in an upscale Aveda salon. I then took a series of courses with today's leading stylists focusing on upstyling, braids, and makeup contouring. I am a certified extension specialist, and am able to create custom extensions, hairpieces and accessories. I am also trained in needle and thread updos.

In my field, I find it extremely important to keep up with current trends, and take many classes a year, focusing on special occasion styling, color and cuts.