Blending creativity, inspiration, and hands-on education, our team has been committed to leading the industry since we opened our doors in 2008. From Omaha’s biggest events to New York Fashion Week, our artists can be found backstage styling hair and makeup.
Our dedicated creators have been consistent nominees and winners of local and national awards. Making a positive impact in the community fuels us. We continue to look forward to the opportunities to make Omaha a better place for us all.
Scroll down to meet the artists.
Kirby V. Keomysay
Founder + Creative Director
As one of Omaha’s most in-demand artists, Kirby’s dedication to style trends is evident in everything he does. His work has been featured in Modern Salon Magazine, BehindTheChair.com and many local publications. Kirby has been in the winner’s circle as Best Colorist for Omaha Magazine’s annual Best of Omaha publication. Adding to his list of achievements, Kirby was chosen by Lilliana Vasquez – style contributor for the TODAY Show and the current co-host on E! News – to style her hair for the Golden Globe Awards. Most recently, Kirby was the master stylist for Sarah Rose Summers, former title holder of Miss Nebraska and Miss USA 2018, for all of her pageants and upkeep throughout both of her reins. Kirby makes it a priority to pass this knowledge and experience onto his team and plans to continue having a positive impact on the Omaha community for years to come.
Master + Lead Makeup Artist
Kristen is our Master and Lead Makeup Artist and has been with Kirby from the beginning. When she’s not creating masterpieces at Kontempo., you can find her watching The Office, walking her hairless cat, Ozzie, or spending time with her highly entertaining daughter. Kristen has done hair backstage at New York Fashion Week and dreams of doing hair or makeup on a movie set one day. When she retires at a beachfront condo in San Diego someday, we can say we knew her when!
RaeAnne is our Designer Artist from Omaha. She loves working out and spending time with her family. She has a sweet little girl and a baby on the way! She dreams of living a simple, happy life. RaeAnne is also our in-house chemist for all things color! She loves the science behind what chemicals get mixed and why. She didn’t ask for this responsibility, but we couldn’t be happier that we have her to answer all of our chemistry questions when we get “mixed up!”
Jamie is one of our Assistant Artists. When she’s not styling hair, you can find her with her family and friends, and new fur baby, Fitz. She believes in building her career around something she loves, something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to her, and she loves bringing beauty and confidence to her clients. She may be following her dreams and passions, but don’t let that fool you – she once auditioned to be a Disney Princess! She still wears a crown in our hearts!
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Coming all the way from Bakersfield, CA, is Maria. When she’s not working, she loves hanging with her hubby and fur babies outdoors or at home chillin’ and grillin’. Not a lot of people know, but Maria is a huge anime and comic book nerd! She loves collecting movie posters, vinyls, character statues and mangas. She continues to thrive at Kontempo., but one day she dreams of working with models and celebrities behind the scenes, photoshoots and awards shows. Until then, she will continue making her clients look and feel as if they were on the red carpet!
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Daisy is an Assistant and Makeup Artist from right here in Omaha. If she’s not at Kontempo., she is spending time with her family and boyfriend and learning more recipes to cook at home. Her greatest dream is to do Kim Kardashian’s makeup. KKW would be lucky to have her!
Favorite Quote: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
Abby is an Assistant Artist and newest member to join the Kontempo. team. She can recite every episode of Friends and enjoys hanging out with her beautiful niece and chubby nephew. She dreams of being on Broadway and traveling the world! We are excited to have her right where she is!
Favorite Quote: “it’s gonna be legendary” – Barney Stinson
Master Lash Artist
Mandi is the Lash Extensionist at Kontempo. She is also our in-house local expert and when she’s not lashing, you can find her wandering around downtown, listening to live music, or sipping cocktails on a patio. She’s been an esthetician since 2010, but has worked in accounting, a painting school and real estate developments, to name a few. She dreams of one day spending the day at the San Diego Zoo with Mike Tyson – something we would have to get on film!
Favorite Quote: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Emily is our Assistant Manager, so when you call us to book your appointments, it’s her melodious voice you are hearing! Emily is an Omaha native and loves trying out new restaurants and bars in her hometown. When she’s not taking care of business at Kontempo., you can find her catching up with the “Bravolebs” and daydreaming of one day being a Film Producer.
“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” – Jim Henson
Ashley is one of our Client Coordinators. She loves spending time with her two kiddos, gardening, coloring, or cooking. One day she hopes to be a professional chef and baker like Ina Garten! Once in college, Ashley found herself helping Michael Buble pick out a birthday gift for his girlfriend! We’re just glad he didn’t steal her from us!
“She woke up every morning with the option of being anyone she wished. How beautiful it was that she always chose herself.” – Tyler Kent White