Behind the Fluff with Kia Sterling


My motto is "evolve, inspire, create and share"

I was born in Philadelphia,Pa

My zodiac sign is a Virgo

My very first job was a Jr. Dance Instructor

My favorite color is orange

My alter ego is Erykah Badu

My favorite song growing up was Michael Jackson's Thriller

My biggest career inspiration is to someday design hair for the fashion house of Chanel, Hermès, & Louis Vuitton

My dream vacation destination is Santorini, Greece

Outside of my profession, my favorite hobby is dancing, painting & interior design

About Kia Sterling

Kia is represented by the The Gleam Project. As a celebrity and noted editorial hair artist, based in New York City, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Kia has quickly become one of the most sought after hairstylist and educators nation wide, and a driving force in fashion and beauty. Her trend setting style (that she describes as "rock and refined" has been featured in major fashion publications such as Zink, Allure, Vogue Italia (Photo Vogue) and countless others, as well as television and advertisements. Season after season Kia leads hair for major runway shows such as, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (NYC), and Philadelphia Fashion Week. She is also a platform artist and educator for Indique Hair, the top luxury extension hair brands in the industry. As a fashion and beauty expert Kia has been invited to be guest editor & featured artist in many publications, where her views, tips, and expertise are often quoted.

With over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, Kia has traveled the country continuing her advanced training in trends, and techniques in cutting, color, styling, and extension work with powerhouse educators such as the following to name a few: Paul Mitchell Systems, BIA International Academy, Goldwell, Lakme Color USA, Arrojo Education, Nicholas French, Patric Bradley, and Tomeka James Beauty.

Kia has extensive salon experience from boutique to high fashion. Her experience extends from precision cutting, custom coloring, flawless extension work, wig making and design, luxury hair care, and couture styling. Kia believes in healthy hair first and education is key in her growth as a stylist, which she shares with her fabulous clients at Mack Stylist Studio in Philadelphia.

Kia believes she is living the best of both worlds, as a session and salon hair artist. This affords her the opportunity to share her passion to the fullest in creating beauty for people of all walks of life who enjoy living the #KiaSterlingHair lifestyle. She lives for her motto: evolve, inspire, create and share as she is a strong believer in giving back and embraces her philanthropy work.