I'm Keziah and I am the founder and owner of
THE KEY LOOK.
The number one question my clients ask me when they sit in my chair.
"How did you get into makeup?"
Growing up I would always hear people complaining about work. "I don't want to go to work", "I'm calling out", "I can't wait to get off work". That's all I would hear. I did not want to be one of those people who hated going to work. I thought work should be fun and you should be doing what you love. I knew overall in life I wanted to be happy but I didn't know what made me happy. As my senior year of high school was coming to an end, I began my hunt to find what I love to do. I've worked just about any job you can imagine. Serving food, retail, selling cars, washing cars, insurance, corporate and many other things. It was when I tried modeling that sparked my interest in makeup. I was fascinated at how amazing I looked when I got my makeup done for the first time. It was the best feeling in the world to me. So much so that I booked the girl who did my makeup for 2 weeks straight. I then thought to myself that I can do this on myself. I went to MAC & bought a bunch of products to start doing makeup on myself. I watched youtube videos and learned as much as I can.
After finding my love for makeup in 2014, I went to cosmetology school at Empire Beauty School in Union, NJ. While I was in cosmetology school, some managers from Sephora visited the school and were encouraging people to fill out applications as cashiers. They talked about how you could grow in the company and many other benefits. I fell in love with the stories and immediately filled out an application and was called the next week. While at Sephora, I was fortunate enough to be in a store with super talented artists who I was able to watch and learn from. I also got so many chances to practice on so many different skin tones and skin types. The dedication to learning makeup and finally feeling passionate about something in my life, got me here today. After 3 years of being at Sephora, I went on to do freelance work on my own. Over the years I've worked for NARS, MakeupForever & Benefit Cosmetics, while also working for on location wedding companies like Taffeta Hair and Makeup Design and Kiss The Bride. I was still just so unhappy working at these places. I felt like I wasn't growing and felt very unappreciated everywhere I went. I wanted to feel appreciated at work. I wanted freedom and fun. On July 11, 2019 I decided to leave Benefit Cosmetics and started freelancing on my own and working hard for myself and my happiness. On October 19, 2019, I made a decision to cut all ties with the on location wedding companies I had been working with.
It's safe to say, that I've finally found my happy place. This past year I was able to build a team of like-minded, talented hair stylists and makeup artists.
I started THE KEY LOOK, to be the boss and mentor I never had. Starting this business was not easy, and it's especially not easy when you're doing it all by yourself with absolutely no help. I've worked hard to acquire entrepreneur skills and advanced artistry skills to not only make my team feel appreciated to work for such an amazing company and service amazing clients but also eventually be a boss of their own.
At THE KEY LOOK, we are dedicated to making you look and feel amazing inside and out.
THE KEY LOOK serves diversity and inclusion of all skin tones and all hair types. Since I've have been in the beauty industry, I have dedicated my career to bringing out the inner beauty in all of my clients, while providing exceptional client service; and with these skills I'm able to educate my team and lead by example. Beauty is more than just colors and some curls to me. It’s a chance for people to step out of their everyday and into something wonderful. We offer a variety of services, and use proven techniques and top-of-the-line products.
Are you ready to get THE KEY LOOK?
"I would give 10 stars if I could! I booked with TheKeyLook for my wedding after searching high and low for someone to master my dark complexion! I came across this beautiful individual, booked a trial and booked with her on the spot️️We were all different shades of brown, all the way down to light skin and she got mastered all 9 of us!"
"Stop looking and just book. This is coming from the queen of research. I sifted through so many makeup artists on different platforms; Instagram and online and Keziah stood out from everyone. She surpassed my checklist. When I read her reviews, they just “felt” different compared to others I had read and each one spoke so highly of Keziah. Sure there were beautiful pictures on Instagram by makeup artists, but when booking someone, especially for a wedding, you have to think about punctuality, professionalism, and experience as well. Keziah delivers 1000%. She is amazing at what she does, her portfolio and work speaks for itself. She comes prepared with a ring light, her own chair and a positive, down to earth attitude. Her personality and talent are unmatched. I’ve hired lots of makeup artists over the years and you know that moment when you finally look in the mirror at the end of the makeup application? Keziah is the only person who wowed me. You don’t know how good you can look until you get your makeup done by her"
"I cannot say enough about how incredible TheKeyLook team was! Prompt with the arrival, the set up and immediately went to work for my party of 8! I searched high and low for an artist to capture a beautiful look for my wedding day and for all of my bridal party to feel just as beautiful as I did. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED WITH THE KEY LOOK!!! She was always available for communication leading up to the day of. I did not want to wash my face at the end of the night. BOOK NOW!!!! I promise you will be overly satisfied!"