EmPower Spotlight – Kayla Shively

EmPower Spotlight – Kayla Shively

Meet Kayla! We are featuring her for our EmPower Spotlight this week. Kayla has a fun, bubbly personality and she is awesome at everything beauty-related since she is a professional hair and makeup artist on the weekends! Keep reading to find out more about her!


How long have you worked at EmPower?

7 months last week! Though it feels so much longer. 🙈

What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t at work?

You can find me beautifying my beautiful clients and brides to be! Professional hair and makeup artist in the EmPower house! 🙌🏽💁🏻 Aside from my passion work…. I love spontaneous trips, usually to the mountains or the ocean. So thankful to have both so close to me.

What do you love about Portland?

Ironically what I love most about my city can only be felt, no words can describe it for me…

If you’re a creator, lover, under dog and or a dreamer…. You know this place has magic ✨

Where can you be found on a Friday night in Portland?

Home prepping my kit for an early morning wedding on Mt Hood or off in 🍷country…

Where is somewhere you want to go but have never been?

I want to go ✈️ EVERYWHERE. Traveling is my life’s ambition… but I would love to start with tracking back to my family in Spain and Southern Mexico… family is everything and knowing where I come from would be truly humbling and grounding.

You have a week off from work and other responsibilities…where would we find you?

Whisked away in a cozy cabin with the warmest fireplace, the raddest collection of records to play, the whitest snow, a stack of books, endless amounts of cocoa and the most perfect view of Mt Hood…

I live a busy life with no days off, I crave to have time to disconnect to reconnect. 🙏🏽

Coke or Pepsi?


Favorite part of your job?

My crazy inspiring team… team work makes the dream work! 💪🏽

Favorite quote?

I have pages of favorites.

But what I live by daily, simply….

Always More ♥️ xx