Being a hairstylist is definitely my creative outlet! Im able to work with people everyday and make them feel great!

My most requested services are Gray Coverage and hi-lighting with foil and by hand painting balayage. Some of my favorite looks are ombre’ and lived in blonde. While Coloring is my passion I have a natural talent and a lot of training for curly hair as well as women’s hair cutting and styling.

I thrive on education and love to better my best! Upon finishing my cosmetology licensing I decided to embark on the associate training program our salon offers. I trained under one of our master stylists and our salon owner to grow as a seasoned stylist, learning through hands-on experience. I learned the art of gray coverage, color correction and overall guest experience. Through that I became well trained and will always continue to grow. A great, honest and realistic end result is always my goal! Offering a fun, quality experience through my attentive listening and creative mind I love to customize a look that is maintainable and gorgeous, whether you are looking for a bright or natural hair color.

In my downtime you’ll find me with my daughter at her swim competitions and activities or at the lake!  Camping and boating with my family and dog are a must on my days off.

Look me up on IG @hairbykatiebudge to see if we’d make a great fit! Give me a call at the salon to schedule an appointment or a consultation and allow me to listen to your needs and customize a realistic plan for your hair and lifestyle.

Katie’s specialties:

  • Gray Coverage Color
  • Ombré
  • Balayage and foil hi-lights
  • Cutting both short and long hair
  • Curly Hair

What Katie loves most about being a stylist:
“I have a passion for making people feel good about themselves, and that’s  exactly how I hope clients feel after they visit Altruist Salon. It’s one of the most rewarding feelings ever to better someone’s confidence! If you love what you do, it’s not work.”

What Katie loves most about Altruist Salon: 
“Our team at Altruist is truly amazing. They are like a second family. We are constantly striving to better each other as well as ourselves. We always stay on top of the latest education and most recent trends to make sure our clients have an amazing experience.”