KEYSHIA KA’OIR (previously Keyshia Dior) is a model, actress, stylist & entrepreneur extraordinaire. She is the owner and CEO of KA’OIR, a bold new cosmetics company founded in 2011. The KA’OIR COSMETICS line embodies Keyshia’s confident attitude and is widely recognized for its bright, vibrant lipstick and makeup shades that clearly “stand out from the rest”. KEYSHIA KA’OIR & the KA’OIR Cosmetics Brand have been seen and featured in celebrity fashion, beauty events, music videos and worldwide media outlets including MTV, BET Rip The Runway, New York Fashion Week, 106 & PARK, VIBE, GLAMOUR, CBS, IN STYLE, Power 105, Shade 45, IMATS Los Angeles 2012 & 2013… even an Exclusive KA’OIR Ad Spot/Television Commercial on Vh1, BRAVO, STYLE Network, E! TV and more. (View More Credits)
Originally a Miami-based celebrity stylist with Jamaican roots, KEYSHIA KA’OIR got her modeling start in late 2009 when Director Paul Coy Allen cast her for a starring role as “Lisa”, the jealous ex-wife in the Timbaland & Drake mini-movie /music video, “Say Something”. Soon after, the hustler and model known as “Keyshia Dior“, embarked on a 2010 whirlwind push which led to modeling features in countless music videos, covers on several national magazines and culminated with winning nationwide recognition as the 2010 XXL Magazine Model of the Year.
As a model, “Keyshia Dior” used every experience as a learning opportunity for both personal and professional growth. After a outstanding 2010, she succeeded in solidifying her personal brand as a model and fashion trendsetter known for her smile, hair and edgy style….. But “Keyshia Dior” had MORE in store!…. After realizing she was still “hand-making” the popular “blue lipstick” she was known for, the budding businesswoman decided to follow her entrepreneurial spirit and answer the call of her fans by commercially creating an exclusive assortment of bright colored lipsticks for herself & her loyal #DiorDoll fanbase.
So in 2011, the growing mogul known as Keyshia Dior, formally changed her name to “KEYSHIA KA’OIR“ to stand behind her brand and launch the vibrant new makeup company…. KA’OIR COSMETICS. Keyshia’s original goal was to to bring together women of all shades and all complexions with a cosmetic line that embodied her confidence and featured a stunning array of colors. The fun KA’OIR makeup colors soon become a beautiful complement to ANY confident woman who had the strength to be herself and work hard for the dreams she believed in.
In 2012, the infectious reach of the KA’OIR COSMETICS Brand began to rapidly expand, garnering attention and sales from a host of celebrities, fans, supporters and new KA’OIR Doll customers worldwide. Initially starting with ONLY 12 lipsticks, the KA’OIR Cosmetics line now includes numerous new bold lipsticks (see “KA’OIR Force, S.T.O.P, Pool Party“), EXCLUSIVE Fabulous KA’OIR GLITZSTICKS, Nail Lacquers (Polish), Lip Pops (Gloss), Eye Shadow and Makeup Primer in a variety of both edgy and traditional shades at www.KAOIR.com
In impressive “boss” fashion, CEO KEYSHIA KA’OIR also proposed and negotiated three formal KA’OIR cosmetic endorsement deals with Platinum musician/rapper, Trina (see “Neon Rockstarr” & “Show Off“), reality television icon/ MTV Jersey Shore star, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (see “Snookilicious”) …. and now in 2013 … stunning music fashionista, Teyana Taylor (see “Harlem Knight“).
With the growing business success of the KA`OIR Cosmetics empire, KEYSHIA KA’OIR has an even larger platform to reach out to young girls all over the world. She still makes time to host events and speak on panels about maintaining self-esteem and integrity in a challenging industry (see “Alwayz Lady Like“). KEYSHIA KA’OIR is also very passionate about “giving back” and recently created a pink lipstick color called “Survivor” in honor of breast cancer awareness. The cancer cause is near and dear to Keyshia’s heart, so a percentage of all sales proceeds are donated to ““Susan G. Komen for the Cure” in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale with the hope of encouraging others to join the fight against Breast Cancer.
As a model, fashionista, entrepreneur & CEO, KEYSHIA KA’OIR is an authentic, refreshing, bold personality in the cosmetics, fashion and entertainment industry. Through it all, she faces challenges head on, stays true to herself, stays confident with the constant support of God, her family and friends. With millions of followers, fans, customer and viewers worldwide, Keyshia consistently encourages and stays directly connected with her strong base of supporters, lovingly known as “KA’OIR Dolls” and “The KA’OIR FORCE“.
KEYSHIA KA’OIR is a name that you want to keep an eye on. She is hot, multi-dimensional and focused on greatness.