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The Team

Katie Kelly
Lead Hair Stylist


Katie got her start in Austin, TX where she worked in one of the top bridal salons in the city. In 2016 she brought her bridal expertise and laid-back demeanor to the Hudson Valley and is thrilled to be serving the super cool brides of NY. She is consistently inspired by her client’s kindness and creativity and loves being a part of one of the most memorable days of their lives.

Katie is a born and raised New Yorker who has traveled all over the world only to wind up back in New York! She currently resides in Newburgh with her husband, their two kids; Marshall River and Leah Lynn and 2 chihuahuas! She is a full-time ‘mompreneur’ and she couldn’t love it any more.


Alana Schmidt
Lead Makeup Artist

Alana’s passion for makeup and skincare came as a natural next step from her background in visual arts and education. She started her makeup career on set in TV and print. Alana found her niche and started doing bridal makeup exclusively in 2016. She fell in love with making her clients look and feel timelessly beautiful. She is also committed to educating her brides on products, skincare, and wedding day beauty of which she is an expert.

Alana is a born and raised Hudson Valley girl with an everlasting love of the region. When she’s not doing makeup, she is pursuing her second passion - CrossFit! Alana currently resides in Highland, NY with her husband, gaggle of cats, and pug, Meatball.


Melissa Marchesano

Hair Stylist


Melissa joined Kindred Beauty Co. in 2020 after moving to the Hudson Valley from Long Island. She is an expert colorist and stylist and got her start working in New York City and the Hamptons. Melissa has regularly worked with celebrity clients like Gwenyth Paltrow and Mariska Hargitay to name a few! 

Her natural style and positive vibes make her a perfect addition to the Kindred team!

Check out more of Melissa's work here.

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