Kia Sterling is a world-renowned celebrity and editorial hair artist based in New York City, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. With over 20 years experience in the beauty and fashion industries, she travels the world educating on the latest trends in runway and editorial hair, creative wig making and design, and luxury extension techniques. She has quickly become one one the most sought after hairstylist and educators world wide, and a driving force in fashion and beauty. Her trendsetting style (that she describes as “rock and refined”) has been featured in major fashion publications such as Cosmopolitan, Zink, Allure, Vogue Italia (photo Vogue) and countless others, as well as television and advertisements such as Maybelline, Avlon and the Tony awards. Season after season Kia leads hair for major runway shows such as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (NYC) and Philadelphia Fashion Week.
Kia was handpicked by multi-NAHA winner Charlie Price, of Bravo’s hit show Shear Genius to join forces and be an artist on his acclaimed artistic team The Beauty Underground. Kia is also a platform artist and educator for Indique Hair, the top luxury extension hair brands in the industry. Kia is represented by The Gleam Project.
As a fashion and beauty expert Kia has been invited to be guest editor & featured artist in many publications, where her views, tips, and expertise are often quoted. Kia has extensive salon experience from boutique to high fashion. Her experience extends from precision cutting, custom coloring, flawless extension work, wig making and design, luxury hair care, couture styling, and texture specialist and enthusiast. Kia believes in healthy hair first and education is key in her growth as a stylist, which she shares with her fabulous clients at The Artist Haus in Philadelphia.
Kia believes she is living the best of both worlds, as a session and salon hair artist. This affords her the opportunity to share her passion to the fullest in creating beauty for people of all walks of life who enjoy living the #KiaSterlingHair lifestyle. Kia believes that diversifying your artistry will keep your career exciting and fresh.
She lives for her motto: evolve, inspire, create and share as she is a strong believer in giving back and embraces her philanthropy work.