I’m Kelly, “the Blade’n Beauty” and owner of KO Blade & Beauty. I have always loved healthcare and beauty equally. I’ve been a Registered Nurse for over a decade and a licensed Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health and Psychiatry. I decided to have the best of both worlds and start my beauty career as a permanent makeup artist. I felt it was the perfect way to combine my two loves. I am a board certified Permanent Makeup artist and have completed certification in Bloodborne Pathogens. I believe it’s very important that women (& men) take time away from their busy lives to partake in activities promoting self-care and to do what makes them feel beautiful inside and out – no matter what others have to say. Aside from being a business owner, Kelly works full time at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital providing mental health services to female veterans. Working with women daily further validates her belief that self-care is an important part of preserving mental health. Kelly is the mother of two beautiful daughters and enjoys traveling, shopping and days off spending time with family and friends.