The Itty Bitty Boutique

The Itty Bitty Boutique

The Itty Bitty Boutique is a hair and makeup business based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that serves the Hampton Roads area and beyond. Katlyn specializes in traditional makeup application and hairstyling services that last the entire day.

Her wedding hair and makeup services include blowouts, updos, traditional makeup, natural makeup, glam makeup, and false lashes. Katlyn only uses prestige makeup brands that tailor to all skin types and colors. The Itty Bitty Boutique can accommodate entire bridal parties of up to 7-10 people. She also offers hair and makeup trials prior to the event to make sure you look and feel your best.

Operating as usual

How to Pick the Perfect Hair & Makeup Artist for YOU | Itty Bitty Blog 05/12/2021

How to Pick the Perfect Hair & Makeup Artist for YOU | Itty Bitty Blog

Picking a hair and makeup artist for your wedding is not always easy!!!
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Trust and believe, I see soooo many talented artists on instagram that I can imagine with that many choices, you'd have a hard time finding "the right one!"
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Don't worry boo! I'm here to help you find the PERFECT hair and makeup artist for your special day!!
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Check out this blog post for all of my tips!

How to Pick the Perfect Hair & Makeup Artist for YOU | Itty Bitty Blog Are you recently engaged? How do you know who to pick to do your hair and makeup? Here are some tips to make a decision about the perfect fit for you!

[05/10/21]   Did you know that 83% of clients are willing to refer after a positive experience...but only 29% actually do?!?
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To those 29%... thank you SO much! You help my small business grow!!
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To those other 54% let’s incentivize you a little bit more!😏
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Did you know I have a loyalty program that helps you earn points so you can save some money off at your appointments with me?!
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LET’S TALK DETAILS!
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Point system: for every 20 points you get a $20 service gift card that you can use towards any in-salon service. (Special event & wedding hairstyling and makeup not included)

• 1 point
Upgrade to a premium in-salon conditioning treatment.
Show off your new look on IG or FB tagging me.
Leave me a review on Yelp, Google, and/or FB.
Subscribe to the KIBB tribe email.

• 5 points
New client in salon.
Leave a video review.
Get hair and/or makeup done by myself for a special event (excluding weddings).

• 20 points
If you refer anyone to me and they come in for a hair salon service.
You are a current or previous bride.

• 60 points
Refer a hand-tied extension client to me and they go through with the service.
Refer an engaged bride to me and they book me for wedding services.
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So, 54%, do I have your attention now?! 😉

My Fav Shampoos & Conditioners | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog 05/05/2021

My Fav Shampoos & Conditioners | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog

Did you know that you should be washing your hair TWICE??!
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Listen, I know, it sounds like extra work....but it's super vital to the health of your hair!!
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Your first wash should be with a basic use shampoo and your second wash should be with a specialty shampoo!!
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The products you use are VITAL to keep the health of your hair and your color looking nice and bright and healthy!
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Want to know my favorite secret weapon shampoos and conditioners??
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Check out my latest blog post here!
https://ittybittyblogg.com/2021/03/fav-shampoos-conditioners/

My Fav Shampoos & Conditioners | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog There are so many shampoos and conditioners out there, how do you know which ones to choose? I break down the best ones for you by different types!

05/03/2021

HAPPY MAY, Y'ALL!!!
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Can you believe another month has gone by?! You know what that means though, another month another awesome cause that I'm donating to!
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For May, I've chosen to highlight the efforts of the Samaritan House
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The Samaritan House holds a huge place in my heart because of their efforts to provide support through those who have been through sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking and homelessness.
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I find the Samaritan House so easy to support being that it has always been a mission of mine to be kind to everyone, because you truly don't know what kind fo struggles others are facing behind closed doors.
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You have the opportunity to donate to the Samaritan House at your next appointment with me!!

HAPPY MAY, Y'ALL!!!
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Can you believe another month has gone by?! You know what that means though, another month another awesome cause that I'm donating to!
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For May, I've chosen to highlight the efforts of the Samaritan House
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The Samaritan House holds a huge place in my heart because of their efforts to provide support through those who have been through sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking and homelessness.
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I find the Samaritan House so easy to support being that it has always been a mission of mine to be kind to everyone, because you truly don't know what kind fo struggles others are facing behind closed doors.
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You have the opportunity to donate to the Samaritan House at your next appointment with me!!

04/30/2021

Did you know that it's Hairstylist Appreciation Day?!
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I swear there's a holiday for everything these days, but hey I will never pass up an opportunity to love on my amazing coworkers, and the wonderful people who have trained and mentored me throughout my career!!
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Make sure you shower your hairstylist with alllll the love in the world today! We have amazing jobs, but that certainly doesn't make us immune to the stresses everyone else faces in their careers!
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Thank you to my AMAZING clients who have helped me get to where I am, and to the inspiring and influential stylists out there who have taught me everything I know ♥

Did you know that it's Hairstylist Appreciation Day?!
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I swear there's a holiday for everything these days, but hey I will never pass up an opportunity to love on my amazing coworkers, and the wonderful people who have trained and mentored me throughout my career!!
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Make sure you shower your hairstylist with alllll the love in the world today! We have amazing jobs, but that certainly doesn't make us immune to the stresses everyone else faces in their careers!
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Thank you to my AMAZING clients who have helped me get to where I am, and to the inspiring and influential stylists out there who have taught me everything I know ♥

Makeup Myths Debunked: False vs. Fact | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog 04/28/2021

Makeup Myths Debunked: False vs. Fact | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog

We hear soooo much different information about makeup CONSTANTLY that I absolutely know it can be confusing to keep up!
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And gosh it can be so hard to figure out what's the truth and what's a lie!
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Don't worry girl, makeup myths are my SPECIALITY!
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Check out this blog where I debunk all kinds of makeup myths for you!
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Makeup Myths Debunked: False vs. Fact | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog Does your skin break out when you wear makeup? Believe it or not, this is a myth! There's more to it than the makeup itself. Read about other myths here!

My First Blog Post EVER! | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog 04/21/2021

My First Blog Post EVER! | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog

Looking back on things we did in the past can be seriously cringe sometimes!!
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I am such a perfectionist that everyone could tell me how awesome something is, but I'll find a million things wrong with it and constantly want to change it!
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This week I was looking back on my very first blog post that I wrote back in 2019 and I'm not gonna lie, it stressed me out a bit!
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BUT I am reminded by my friends and my family just how amazing and important progress is!!
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It's VITAL to be able to look back at your old work and see the growth and the determination that you've gained along the way!
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Here is my verrrrry first blog post if you're interested in going down memory lane with me😁

My First Blog Post EVER! | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog Well first and foremost, I want to welcome you to My Itty Bitty Blog. I want to start a blog not for me, but for YOU. I want to give you a little more insight into my life, while also teaching you about hair and makeup. I want to make you feel comfortable styling your …


04/16/2021

Wanna see my magic trick?!
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Instagram saw it first!
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I have loooooved toying around with the Reel feature on instagram!!
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Do you follow me over there?!?

Luxury Makeup Brands Worth Your Money | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog 04/14/2021

Luxury Makeup Brands Worth Your Money | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog

WHAT makeup brands are worth your money?!?
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I knowwwww we see allll of these beautiful packages in Ulta and we hear about the "best" brands from influencers on Instagram!
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But which luxury brands are REALLY worth your money??
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Well I'm here to help girl!!
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Check out my blog where I spill all the tea about with luxury brands are WORTH IT!

Luxury Makeup Brands Worth Your Money | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog A lot of us like to save money, but these luxury makeup brands won't be a waste. In this case, the more expensive option is worth it.

Photos from The Itty Bitty Boutique's post 04/12/2021

Nothing like a good bridal trial with a gorgeous bride to start your week!
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What do you think is more important for your wedding day, hair or makeup?!
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I honestly couldn't possibly decide!! To me they are EQUALLY as important!!!!

Does Cutting Your Hair Make it Grow? | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog 04/07/2021

Does Cutting Your Hair Make it Grow? | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog

"If you want your hair to grow, you need to get it trimmed regularly!"
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We hear it ALL THE TIME!
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Sooooo is there any truth to this?!
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You know me, always here to answer your hair q's!
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Check out this blog post where I spill the tea about the age old question!
https://ittybittyblogg.com/2020/01/cutting-hair/

Does Cutting Your Hair Make it Grow? | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog Have you ever heard that cutting your hair makes it grow faster? I'm going to explain why this is true and the science behind trimming for healthier hair.


04/05/2021

Raise your hand if you know the feeling!!!🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️
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It is truly my biggest makeup pet peeve when I am ALL DONE and I blink or sneeze & get mascara all over my face!
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What drives you crazy when doing your makeup?!

[04/02/21]   Another month, another AWESOME organization that I'm donating to!!!
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For those of you who don't know, April is Autism Awareness month! I really wanted to focus my efforts this month on an organization that gives back to the autistic community, and I was so excited to find @theelizahopefoundation !
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The Eliza Hope Foundation was started to aid children who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other various developmental delays.
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The coolest part of all?? The Eliza Hope Foundation is local to Hampton Roads!!
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I will be donating to @theelizahopefoundation this month, and you will also have the option to donate at your upcoming appointment with me!

https://elizahope.org

My Best Friend is My Personal Assistant | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog 03/31/2021

My Best Friend is My Personal Assistant | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog

Did you know that my best friend is my personal assistant?!
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If you've ever booked with me or reached out with questions, chances are you've had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Nikki!!
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I know they say you shouldn't work with your friends but I'm soooo glad I didn't listen to that in this case!!
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Nikki has taken such a HUGE weight off of my shoulders as my business has grown, and I am so thankful to have her!!
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If want to learn more about what it's like to work with your best friend, check out my blog post here!

My Best Friend is My Personal Assistant | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog I hired my best friend to be my personal assistant! We have a lot of fun together, get work done, and she helps me organize the business.

Photos from The Itty Bitty Boutique's post 03/29/2021

What enneagram are you?!
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I definitely talk about enneagrams on Insta more than Facebook!
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Time to change that because I am absolutely obsessed with this personality test!
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Is it because I felt that it was SO spot on about me being a 3, otherwise known as the achiever?? Probs!
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Here's a few details about enneagram 3's for you!
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Take the test here and tell me what you are in the comments!

https://www.enneagraminstitute.com

Let the Pros Do It On Your Wedding Day | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog 03/24/2021

Let the Pros Do It On Your Wedding Day | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog

Have you thought about doing your own hair or makeup for your big day??
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Well here's why I say DON'T!!!
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There are sooo many different reasons why you should leave it to the pros! I think the number one reason is LESS STRESS for brides!!!
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You know you would do anything to avoid stress on your wedding day, so why add more to your plate??
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Check out my blog post here for more reasons you should let the pros handle your bridal look
https://ittybittyblogg.com/2020/03/promakeup/

Let the Pros Do It On Your Wedding Day | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog On your wedding day, you don't want to have do add to your stress by doing your own makeup. This is why we hire the pros to help us look wedding ready!

Photos from The Itty Bitty Boutique's post 03/22/2021

Now that Spring is (according to the calendar) in the building, I can't help but daydream about these casual Springy hairstyles!
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Which is your fav, half up half down or full braid??


03/19/2021

Weddings. Are. Hard!
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Don't get me wrong, they're also magical, beautiful, and so much fun!!!
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But they're not always easy to plan and organize!
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I want all of you to feel as prepared for your big day as you can!
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Check out this video for my wedding day check list, girl!

Makeup Application: Eyes or Face First? | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog 03/17/2021

Makeup Application: Eyes or Face First? | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog

The age old question...do you do your eyes first or your face first?!
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There are fantastic reasons which could help you argue either way...which in the end leaves it all up to personal preference!
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MY personal preference however??
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Check out my blog post to hear all about it😉

Makeup Application: Eyes or Face First? | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog When applying your makeup, do you do eyes or face first? Everyone has their own way of doing things, but here's why I like to start with the eyes!

Photos from The Itty Bitty Boutique's post 03/12/2021

Something about an intricate updo just makes me drooooool!
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Which one would you pick, one big braid or dual braids??

What is it Like Owning an Umbrella Cockatoo? | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog 03/10/2021

What is it Like Owning an Umbrella Cockatoo? | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog

In honor of my mission to raise money for American Humane this month, I figured I'd tell you a little bit more about my feathery friend, Besha!
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Whenever I tell people that I have an umbrella cockatoo, I almost get the same response of curiosity and interest!
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This is why I took the time to write a blog post about exactly what it's like owning Besha!!

What is it Like Owning an Umbrella Cockatoo? | Katlyn's Itty Bitty Blog Have you ever owned a bird? I am the owner of an umbrella cockatoo named Besha. They are a TON of work to take care of, but they are such fun-loving birds!

03/08/2021

My ACTUAL face when you guys leave me the NICEST reviews😭😭
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Client reviews really make my world go round and this one really hit home for me.
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"I have struggled with my hair for over a decade. Frizzy, curly, dry, wouldn't grow, anything you can think of, I struggled. I couldn't style, didn't know what products were right for me, a totally clueless client. Clueless to the point of embarrassment when I would go to the salon for just a trim. I never knew what to expect or ask for and I always left hating my hair! That was, until I found Katlyn. I hired her originally to make my wedding hair dreams come true. She took it upon herself to personally send me her recommendations for everything I would need on my big day. Trust me, I was no easy client. I had a million questions, even more concerns, a tight budget, and again, no love for my hair. For the wedding alone she was comforting, reasonable, and flexible. She addressed each and every one of my worries to ensure I felt perfect on my big day. And I was, perfect on my day.
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I couldn't stop there. She had taught me so much. Everything she did was kind and selfless! She could've completely taken advantage of this clueless girl. Instead, she took it as an opportunity to build a relationship with me and teach me what I needed to know about my hair! She is UNDENIABLY my FIRST recommendation to ANYONE who compliments my hair (which happens all the time now!). I owe it all to her! She's busts her BUTT to make sure her clients are taken care of. There's a lot that goes into her process that we don't get to see!
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I now have IBE extensions and my hair routine down pat! My hair grows in heathy and stays that way! Truly a decade of waiting to find a specialist who would help me get the everyday stuff right too!
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Whether you're clueless, like me, or a hair master, Katlyn is going to always go above and beyond. No exceptions. She holds herself to a higher standard than anyone else could possibly expect of her. I've gotten to fall in love with my hair and I owe it all to this lovely lady.
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If you're looking for a sign to set up an appointment with Itty Bitty Boutique, for your big day or everyday, this is it! BOOK. BOOK. BOOK."
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SO thankful for these kind words from Rose!!!
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Did you know that for every review you leave, you get 1 loyalty point through my loyalty program?!

My ACTUAL face when you guys leave me the NICEST reviews😭😭
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Client reviews really make my world go round and this one really hit home for me.
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"I have struggled with my hair for over a decade. Frizzy, curly, dry, wouldn't grow, anything you can think of, I struggled. I couldn't style, didn't know what products were right for me, a totally clueless client. Clueless to the point of embarrassment when I would go to the salon for just a trim. I never knew what to expect or ask for and I always left hating my hair! That was, until I found Katlyn. I hired her originally to make my wedding hair dreams come true. She took it upon herself to personally send me her recommendations for everything I would need on my big day. Trust me, I was no easy client. I had a million questions, even more concerns, a tight budget, and again, no love for my hair. For the wedding alone she was comforting, reasonable, and flexible. She addressed each and every one of my worries to ensure I felt perfect on my big day. And I was, perfect on my day.
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I couldn't stop there. She had taught me so much. Everything she did was kind and selfless! She could've completely taken advantage of this clueless girl. Instead, she took it as an opportunity to build a relationship with me and teach me what I needed to know about my hair! She is UNDENIABLY my FIRST recommendation to ANYONE who compliments my hair (which happens all the time now!). I owe it all to her! She's busts her BUTT to make sure her clients are taken care of. There's a lot that goes into her process that we don't get to see!
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I now have IBE extensions and my hair routine down pat! My hair grows in heathy and stays that way! Truly a decade of waiting to find a specialist who would help me get the everyday stuff right too!
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Whether you're clueless, like me, or a hair master, Katlyn is going to always go above and beyond. No exceptions. She holds herself to a higher standard than anyone else could possibly expect of her. I've gotten to fall in love with my hair and I owe it all to this lovely lady.
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If you're looking for a sign to set up an appointment with Itty Bitty Boutique, for your big day or everyday, this is it! BOOK. BOOK. BOOK."
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SO thankful for these kind words from Rose!!!
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Did you know that for every review you leave, you get 1 loyalty point through my loyalty program?!

Why I Became a Hair & Makeup Artist

I get asked this question so much as a hair and makeup artist: “Why do you do what you do?”. Honestly, it has been hard to answer this question right off on a whim. I really have to think about it. I don’t want to say the typical answer, ‘I want to make people feel beautiful’, because it’s not just that. Of course I want to do that, but that’s a given, right? If I’m doing hair and makeup, of course I love to see people light up when they see themselves. I feel like this question has a deeper meaning. Answering my ‘why’ is not easy for me because there is no straight answer.

I’ve always been passionate about hair ever since high school. I always had a new hairstyle (that looked pretty good too!), and I colored my hair A LOT. I helped my friends try new hairstyles as well, and I loved being creative with hair. I knew I wanted to be a hairstylist. I love what I do and I love meeting new people. I fell in love with making people light up when they look at themselves in the mirror. But I feel like that’s not the full reason why I do what I do.

I tried getting into other things as well, and I even thought about going to school again for a different degree. However, it always came back to hair and makeup. I couldn’t shake the happiness it brings me to see a client’s smile after enhancing their natural beauty. I love how instinctive using a makeup brush feels and feeling the texture of hair as I mold it into the style someone loves.

I feel like my ‘why’ involves all these things and just that I’m good at what I do. If I wasn’t good, I wouldn’t be in this industry. I love serving people in any way I can, but in order to serve them, I have to be good at it. Styling hair comes very natural to me and I knew that since I went to beauty school. Makeup also came pretty easy, and when I went to makeup school, I understood the techniques taught and I picked up on it relatively quickly.

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1440 N Great Neck Rd Suite 104
Virginia Beach, VA
23454
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