Katie came to Greenville from Los Angeles in 2006 to start a family and to be closer to relatives. When she moved to the Upstate she began to rebuild her career as an on location makeup artist working both in commercial production as well as bridal work. She wanted to create a brand name to encompass what she desired to do in the upstate; a brand that allowed women of every walk of life to feel like the celebrity clients she had worked with in the past. “Everyone’s a star and deserves the right to twinkle,” Katie quotes Marilyn Monroe. She chose her new brand name of Cotton Rouge, which later grew into Cotton Rouge & Company.
Ten years later, Katie’s businesses are thriving. With the invaluable Latia Curtis managing the team of 20+ makeup artists, a growing boudoir photography business and over 600-700 weddings per year, these girls cannot be stopped.
Katie is both an on location and studio freelance artist with the main studio being in Taylors Mill. Katie, along with husband Greg Cotton, are co-owners with majority owner Caleb Lewis of Taylors Mill. I know. Exhausting just thinking about it. Katie certainly has proven to the Upstate that when it comes to hair and makeup Cotton Rouge & Company are leaders.
For booking inquiries, please send
and email to CottonRougeandCompany@gmail.com
864.416.1254 or cell number 323.219.2373
The incredible Ballroom.
Look familiar? It’s used in many photoshoots in Greenville and is available by contacting Katie.
With a background in theatre, photography, and commercial production work you really can’t ask for a better understanding and love for the business. Thanks Katie for making us all look like rock stars.