"The process of applying makeup and transforming a blank canvas by using product, color and texture to achieve the most natural or dramatic of looks excites me every single time I do it. Curating that entire look from head to toe is the ultimate for me. I simply love what I do" ~ Khira Karam
With nearly a decade of experience in the fashion and beauty industry, Khira now brings her talent, savvy eye and expansive knowledge of cosmetics and skincare to her clients with Makeup Artistry by Khira Karam. Whether you have a special upcoming event, are planning a photo shoot, or simply want a one-on-one consultation to look and feel your best for day to day, book a personalized session with Khira.
A fashion insider, she draws upon a wealth of sophistication to create your individual look. Her career began in Manhattan with Betsey Johnson, where, alongside the PR Director collaborated with magazines like Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Allure and Glamour. Later, she became an Account Executive for luxury brands such as GF Ferre by Gianfranco Ferre, St. John and Galliano by John Galliano. She traveled domestically and abroad, developed relationships with both small specialty boutiques and major retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom. She also worked fashion shows in NYC and on the collections with the production teams in Europe. Her love affair with fashion continues today as a MUA; upon request Khira will also play the role of stylist for her clients, curating your entire look from head to toe.
Her beauty expertise has been cultivated from both training under and working alongside boutique cosmetic artists as well as professionals representing major brands like Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown. A consumer at heart, she has a unique collection of products and techniques--always vetted by her own sampling, trials and beauty rituals. Khira takes pride in following the evolution of skincare, makeup and fashion trends; her clients can be confident they will receive guidance from the ultimate beauty resource.
Khira has always been known among her family and friends for an especially discerning and compassionate approach to her makeup artistry--her talent lies in her extraordinary ability to reveal your best self with your individualized makeup application. She grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania in a large yet close knit family. Upon graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Communications, she moved to NYC. When she left the full time demands of the fashion industry years later, it was to pursue her other calling; Khira is married to her longtime love, Aaron and is the mother of three beautiful daughters--Edhen, Mila and Esme--and now lives in Fairfield County, CT. As Khira began freelancing again, she worked with friends requesting her help for both their biggest and everyday life moments. Inspired to expand the reach of her craft, Khira decided to officially launch her own makeup artistry business at the start of 2017. Whatever inspires you to book your appointment with Khira, you can feel confident you will be in good hands.