Meet The Team
Katie Montgomery, Owner
Katie has been in the beauty industry for 15 years. With a strong passion for making people feel and look their best, Katie knew as young as grade school she wanted a career in hair and makeup. Always asking friends and family if she could braid their hair, or even do an upstyle on them, just for fun. She had the knack for curling and upstyling hair. After high school she had the opportuniy to move to St. Louis, from Kansas and attended Grabber School of Hair Design. After graduating and earning her license she started right away at her first salon, where she went on to learn and receive another 8 months of training. Throughout her career she has attended numerous trainings and hair shows all around. She attended The Salon Association-symposium learning consultation skills, time management and maintaining knowledge of consumer trends. Also, attended Redken Fifth Ave Academy in New York, and many, many more! In 2008 she had the opportunity to attend a training with Alterna Haircare, and the chance to become an Educator for the well known brand. And this is where her and Sarah first met.
Sarah has been doing hair for 18 years. Growing up Sarah always had a knack for doing hair and makeup and even did her friends hair and makeup for homecoming and prom each year. She felt drawn to the industry, so right after high school she attended Current Trends Academy in St. Peters, MO. After starting at her first salon she received additional training from mentors in the industry such as senior stylist, makeup artist, & the salon owner, as well as industry classes and hands on training. She also attended the Summit Managers and Salon Owners training. As well as certified in Keratin Complex smoothing systems, and attended training in Las Vegas for Balmain hair extensions. In 2008 she had the opportunity to attend a training with Alterna Haircare and the chance to become an Educator for the well known brand. And this is where her and Katie first met.
Sarah and Katie were both chosen to attend training with Alterna Haircare to become educators. They both walked in, not knowing what to expect, or even knowing each other. After training both were very excited and happy to be Educators and start sharing the Alterna love. After training Sarah and Katie began working at the same salon together and have ever since. Alterna (www.alternahaircare.com) has given Sarah and Katie great opportunites, traveling to Los Angeles, CA and Miami, FL to train with members of the Artistic Team & Michael Shaun Corby-Global Creative Director-who you saw on Project Runway Allstars styling the models hair every episode. Sarah and Katie are currently doing demos, hair shows, and product knowledge classes around the greater St. Louis region with Alterna. Sarah and Katie were also invited to do hair for designers Deola Sage and Clan Classic for fall New York Fashion Week. They have the love and passion for making people look and feel their best, and decided to use their knowledge and skills to create Blissfully Beautiful Bride, an on location bridal business. They come to you for your perfect day, to make you feel Beautiful, or visit our full service salon with and get ready in our private bridal area!
Level 4 Stylist
Hannah became licensed in 2013, but her interest in cosmetology dates decades back to her childhood. Growing up in a salon, she was destined to follow in her father's footsteps. She attended The Salon Professional Academy in Saint Charles where she received an exceptional education using Redken color and design principles Hannah has been an employee at Bliss since we opened in 2015. When she isn't at Bliss, you can find her educating future salon professionals at the cosmetology school she once attended.
Hannah is married to her best friend, John. They have 3 daughters; Norah, Lily & Alyza and 1 son, Jude.
Level 3 Stylist
Shawnna's love for the industry began at a young age while growing up in a salon alongside her stylist Mother. After graduating from Crave Beauty Academy Shawnna's passion for color and continuing education lead her to Bliss Beauty Bar. Since her time at Bliss, Shawnna has attended countless Redken color & Design classes along with attending the Redken Symposium 2017. Click the link above for her portfolio on Instagram.
Level 3 Stylist | Lash Artist
Level 1 Stylist
Samantha has been a licensed cosmetologist for 10+ years. After graduating cosmetology school, her favorite service to offer is hair color! Samantha has completed an associate program of 400+ additional educational hours in coloring, cutting & styling since becoming licensed. She believes in the importance of continued education to maintain knowledge of current trends and techniques. Samantha loves that each day brings a new challenge and it is her goal to increase a guest's confidence by the time they walk out the door.
Level 1 Stylist
Makeup Artist | Lash Artist | Certified Lash Trainer
Carlie has always had a passion for making people feel beautiful but it wasn't until after obtaining a BA degree at Lindenwood University, for fashion, that she decided she wanted to start in this industry. Carlie is sought out by many photographers for stylized photo shoots, and has been published in VOGUE Italia. Attending makeup classes such as Jane Iredale University has allowed her to continue to grow as an artist & she loves sharing her knowledge to the public through in salon workshops. She also specializes in Bridal Makeup. Carlie went through classic lash extension training with Bella Lash and has written an extensive manual to educate inspiring lash artist. Carlie is also a member of WALAD (world association of lash artistry and development), Lash Tech Tutorials, and a VIP member of Lash Inc. She takes pride in making sure the listens to what her clients want and provide them with a seamless, long lasting look.