Our Team

Grace Rochat - Effortless Beauty Team Member

Grace Rochat

Owner / Stylist
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Hi there, my name is Grace. A little about me: Going new places and meeting new friends bring me so much joy! Following high school I graduated from the Tennessee School of Beauty with a license in cosmetology. However, I didn’t stop there. My weekends were spent attending War Paint Academy where I received an advanced license in makeup artistry.

During much of the time that I was in the salon I knew that I wanted more but didn’t know what that looked like. I soon started talking with Josie and we began dreaming of Effortless Beauty.

Josie Balka - Effortless Beauty Team Member

Josie Balka

Owner / Stylist
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Hi friends, I’m Josie! I am a licensed cosmetologist and hair enthusiast! I find great joy in helping people look and feel better than they could have dreamed on their biggest days. I love people, I love my family, and I love making memories.

My friends say that I am loyal to a fault and that I am a good listener. I appreciate the diversity in people and am passionate about making sure your hair is exactly what YOU envisioned. Can’t wait to meet you and help contribute to a wildly fun and successful wedding day!

Makayla Thatcher - Effortless Beauty Team Member

Makayla Thatcher

Stylist
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Katie Bates - Effortless Beauty Team Member

Katie Bates

Stylist
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Tess Morgan - Effortless Beauty Team Member

Tess Morgan

Stylist
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Kate Basiel - Effortless Beauty Team Member

Kate Basiel

Stylist
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Hi! My name is Kate and I’m originally from NY. My husband, our three daughters and I have lived in Savannah, GA, Biloxi, MS, Tulsa, OK, and have now settled into Knoxville. We absolutely love it here! I have had a passion for makeup since I was 5 years old and a new found obsession with skin care. I find such joy in making up a woman and showing her how beautiful she truly is! I am so thrilled to be a part of Effortless and am looking forward to being a part of many brides’ special day!

Brianna Morelock - Effortless Beauty Team Member

Brianna Morelock

Stylist
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Hello there, my name is Brianna! I was born and raised in East Tennessee. My husband is in the military so I've gotten the chance to travel and live all over, even in Japan! I have two dogs that I love and adore and they've lived with us through every journey. I'm obsessed with thrifting and love grabbing coffee with friends. I studied and got my license at Paul Mitchell the School St. Louis. I worked at a blow dry bar after graduating where I discovered my love for bridal styling. My career has brought me many places and given me the opportunity to work with so many amazing people. I am thankful to be back home in Tennessee and I can’t wait to help you get ready for your big day!

Emily Wasmundt - Effortless Beauty Team Member

Emily Wasmundt

Stylist
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