Los angeles based hairstylist and make-up artist caroline knedel, otherwise known as cako by friends and family, has carried her cosmetology license for over 15 years, but growing up with 3 sisters, has technically been mastering her practice since the age of 8. Home videos serve as proof that caroline has been blowing out hair, artfully crafting up-do's, and gracefully transforming the faces of friends and family with make-up since the days of the afro. talented, motivated, and ambitious, caroline attended beauty school at the age of 18, an age when most teenagers are indecisive of their college choice, let alone their future career. shortly after graduating, caroline dove into the salon world, quickly working her way into her own chair and building her clientele through sheer talent and word of mouth. she worked in several respected salons in the la area, and received top of the line training in various courses from high-end names in the industry such as wella, l'oreal professional, redken, dreamcathcers hair extensions, swartzkopf, kevin murphy, toni & guy, sexy hair, and the hair shop. her skills were so impressive, she was recognized and offered a teaching career by the paul mitchell school of beauty in sherman oaks, educating those just as passionate as her in the art of color and style. caroline is unique in that her passion stretches far beyond hair, and dips into the eccentric world of make-up. working for mac cosmetics and smashbox rekindled her love of make-up and its magical ability to enhance ones natural beauty or dramatically transform someone into their alter ego. perfecting the art of both hair and make-up has proved caroline to be a double threat amongst her peers in the industry. to date, caroline attends educational courses to continuously further her artistic techniques in color, cut, styling, and make-up to always stay one step ahead of the latest industry trends. today caroline still works and resides in los angeles, keeping busy with her extensive clientele list, as well as dedicating her weekends to weddings and special events. she views her career as a blessing, not only because it is her passion and gives her the freedom of creativity, but also because she is able to make others look and feel beautiful, sometimes in their most personal and important moments in their life...and that is priceless!!!
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