This confident and quirky sweetheart has our full attention

By Liz Petoniak
Photography: Michael Fornataro

Kylie Smith, Jeffrey Smith Studio Lawrenceville


Kylie Smith has caught our eye more than once. The last time we saw her, she was majorly working a red mohawk. And then, for this WHIRL photo shoot and interview at her place of work, Jeffrey Smith Studio, she was sporting a bleach blonde pixie cut. When we asked what prompted the change, she said, “This is summertime, or it’s going to be eventually because this is Pittsburgh [laughs], so I thought I should brighten it up.” Talk about adventurous. While she’s earning her wings at the Lawrenceville salon as a receptionist, giving clients blow-outs, and attending cosmetology school, she has already honed her fashion sense. Her style, much like her current ‘do, is easy. Smith is a self-proclaimed jeans and T-shirt girl and uses these basics, including killer shoes, as building blocks to create outfits each morning. With her tattoos and her sweet smile, her look is a combination of gritty and girly. And, she knows how to strike a pose. If you can believe it, her only prior experience involves modeling for Jeffrey Smith’s latest jewelry collection. Laughing in between takes on the salon’s rooftop, this girl’s confidence in front of the camera and in herself blew us away.


Check out what’s new at Jeffrey Smith Studio!

Jeffrey Smith Studio Lawrenceville chain and amber stone necklace

“Chains are just everywhere now,” says Kylie. Jeffrey Smith chain and amber stone necklace, $295.

Jeffrey Smith Studio Lawrenceville, Kerastase Densifique hair products

This new line of Kérastase Densifique hair products is meant to add more substance, shine, and resilience to life-stressed hair. Kérastase Densifique Bodifying Shampoo, $35, Thickening Treatment Mousse, $35, and Replenishing Mask, $65.


Jeffrey Smith Studio, 3801 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 412.683.8153. jeffreysmithstudio.com
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