Kia Yang | Founder

Kia founded the STYLUS organization in 2015 with the idea to create a platform for Hmong Artists, which then blossomed into a space for all beauty artists of color. Kia is currently a senior hairstylist at an Aveda Salon in Saint Paul where she specializes in hair cutting and makeup. She attended the Minnesota School of Cosmetology in 2010 and attended an Advanced Artist Academy in 2012.


Anie Khang |
Event & Fundraiser Coordinator

Cheesecake. KPOP. Dreams.
Ever since Anie was a little girl, she has always planned family get-togethers until she decided to purse it as a career. Her life-altering high school senior project, "Helping Children Dream," helped spark her passion to create events that will impact the world. Without any prior experience, Anie is working hard towards expanding her event planning portfolio through STYLUS. If she’s not busy stressing about the smallest details for an event, Anie is caught either sleeping, eating (preferably cheesecake), and jamming out to KPOP, loud.


Houa Der Thao | Beauty Show Coordinator

I attended UW Fond du Lac for Fine Arts, currently working as a Visual Commercial Coordinator with Zara at the Mall of America. I love designing, I was one of the designers for Fresh Traditions Fashion Show, season 11. All things fashion and beauty I enjoy and have a passion for. I love being creative and showing people my vision of art.


Kong Yang | Assistant HMUA

Kong is an aspiring fashion designer and a makeup artist. He studied fashion design at The Art Institute International of Minnesota. He works as a freelance makeup artist for big makeup brands as Bobbi Brown, Mac, Shiseido, and Dior, where he has learn many different ways and techniques to improving his makeup artistry as a self taught artist. Passionate about the industry that he is in, Kong wants to share and teach others of his knowledge to the world.


Xee Khang | Director of Creative Content

Sun-kissed and Cali raised, Xee is a makeup enthusiast and shoe fanatic. As far as experience goes, Xee has taken a theatre makeup and technique class where she learned the basics of theatre makeup applications. On her free time, Xee, like to create makeup masterpieces, learn new beauty techniques, and find useful DIY beauty tips.


Mina Her |
Event Coordinator

Mina is a single mom of 3 boys. She works in the mental health field and is also a freelance photographer. She loves fashion and she is a bookworm.