Who are you? What do you do?
My name is Karon L. Washington, 'The Makeover Stylist' - Wardrobe Stylist & Style Consultant. I provide beauty and style services - full transformation packages and some a la carte. I also run a not-for-profit, KaronCouture, Inc. We produce fashion shows and photo shoots for a cause, in which we mentor, train and coach aspiring models, hair stylists, makeup artists, wardrobe stylists, fashion show coordinators and runway coaches.
What’s your mission?
My mission is to provide a platform for all shapes, all sizes, all ethnicities, all heights, from any background, to be celebrated through beauty and fashion...and rep Christ while doing it!
Why not just be great at what you do? Why give back?
We all have a story. I believe I am called, by God, to share the experiences I've been afforded with others. I was a teenage mom, didn't go to college - had no idea what I wanted to do after high school. God opened doors for me to gain experience using my raw, God-given gifts & talents. He connected me to opportunity after opportunity. That's how I learned, that's how I got better at what I do. That's how our brand has grown - by word of mouth, one person at a time, one event at a time. In turn, I want to provide the same advantages I had to others that are disadvantaged.
What organizations do you feel the closest to and why?
Imagine Excellence, Inc. is a current not-for-profit organization that provides youth leadership development through mentoring. I have partnered with them in servicing our middle and high schoolers for two years now. We share in the belief that our youth need exposure to real-life opportunity to shape them as leaders of TODAY!
Are there specific people that had a big influence on your desire to give back, if so who are they and how did they influence you?
My church family - The Fellowship of Love Church is where my desire to serve others truly found it's purpose. I watched my Pastor and First Lady serve our church, people, their family and the community. This culture birthed Karon Couture's aim in giving back.
If you could ask for 3 things in this world what would it be?
1. Toned thighs without exercising
2. Endless chocolate
3. Personal Chef...I don't like cooking :(
What’s your life motto?
"God for it!" I'm faithing forward DAILY! Need to be reminded to put my everything in the one who gave me purpose.
You can check out Karon at :
- Instagram: @karonlwashington