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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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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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My name is Kate and I’m a makeup artist for Effortless Beauty Co. I’ve been with Effortless since January of 2020 but have been a makeup artist for well over 20 years. Originally from NY, but have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma. My husband, 2 of our 3 daughters and I, moved to Knoxville in August of 2020 and absolutely LOVE it here! Makeup is a passion that not only allows my creativity to flow, but also feeds my soul by meeting wonderful people and making them feel beautiful. While 2020 was a complicated year, I feel truly blessed that I spent it working at Effortless. Looking forward to a busy 2022 & meeting more amazing people!

Emily Wasmundt - Effortless Beauty Team Member

Emily Wasmundt

Stylist
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Kristen Ashorn

Stylist
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Hi friends! My name is Kristen, born and raised Texas girl here! A licensed cosmetologist with a passion for hair & makeup services, specializing in Bohemian hairstyles and braids. Long story short, I have only flown to two other states outside of Texas and it was Tennessee that stole my heart. So, I made the decision to move here and take on a new life journey! Ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamt of making women feel more beautiful on their big wedding day! So excited to be part of the Effortless Beauty team and make some magic happen!

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Shachia

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Rylee Halliburton

Stylist
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Hi! My name is Rylee Halliburton. I’ve always loved cosmetology, my mom is a hairdresser and I’ve looked up to her my entire life. I graduated from the Knoxville Aveda Institute in 2019 and went on to become hair tied extension certified. I love all things wedding related, including hair and makeup, and would love to work with you!

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Krystal Tumbleson

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