Kathleena Gorga is passionate about creating transformations. An artist and gifted teacher, she believes that creating self realized glamour is a learned skill—appreciating and cultivating true beauty is a practice one can mindfully choose each day.
Kathleena knew she wanted to be an artist from the age of nine. After dabbling in painting and drawing, she became fascinated with makeup as a young teenager and started to experiment with hair cutting and styling on “volunteers” within her family.
She became a licensed cosmetologist in New York City and also earned her undergraduate BFA degree in Theatre at New York University. She completed her post graduate studies at The Webber Douglas Academy in London, England in 1982. Her extensive acting, singing, movement training and her experience as a performer became an important vehicle for Kathleena on her artistic path.
Kathleena’s career in beauty industry blossomed at the legendary Il Makiage Cosmetics, a Mecca for makeup artists in New York City in the 1980’s.
Kathleena founded Conscious Beauty Productions while cultivating an international career (Spain, Italy & France) as a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist in the fashion, commercial print advertising, and music industries. Kathleena’s work has been featured in prestigious magazines such as Vogue, Vogue Brides, Glamour, Elle, Time and Newsweek. Commercial clients have included Hewlett Packard, American Express, Coca Cola and Macy’s. Some of the celebrities Kathleena has worked with include Emma Stone, Diane Sawyer, Heidi Klum, Tom Hanks & Steve Martin.
Kathleena believes that the essence of who we are radiates from within and affects our physical exterior. As a self-image and beauty coach she offers clients effective tools to increase self awareness, self esteem, self confidence and a renewed sense of well-being.
For more than 20 years, she has conducted numerous inner and outer beauty workshops with women of all ages. Kathleena’s purpose is to inspire women to consciously embrace a loving, more compassionate relationship with themselves and to empower them to express their unique beauty.
“Whether it’s a celebrity getting ready for on camera press interviews or a bride preparing to walk down the aisle or anyone interested in exploring their beauty, I am passionate about helping people feel and radiate their most beautiful, confident selves.”