Keyshia Ka’oir: A Look Back
In the spirit of our growing thirst for throwbacks, let us take a look back at the Keyshia Ka’oir and KA’OIR Cosmetics Timeline…
MIAMI + JAMAICA
Originally from Jamaica, she was Miami-based celebrity stylist with a look and swag that ALWAYS stood out. She was… Keyshia Dior.
KEYSHIA 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”….
MODEL OF THE YEAR
Soon after the “SAY SOMETHING” video, 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.
Introducing… KEYSHIA KA’OIR
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.
BUILDING THE BRAND: PART 1
#BTB1 :: Model and entrepreneur, Keyshia Ka’oir released Part 1 of her video documentary, opening up about her journey from model/stylist to CEO of her own cosmetics line in just one year. Motivated to be more than just another cute face, Keyshia Ka’oir was determined to build a brand that represented her ambition, vision and unique style.
KEYSHIA KA’OIR was also very passionate about “giving back” and 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.
BUILDING THE BRAND: PART 2
After battling industry foes and asserting her dominance in the beauty, makeup and cosmetics industry, the growing mogul, Keyshia Ka’oir released Part 2 of her KA’OIR: BUILDING THE BRAND Documentary Series as a celebration… and pre-cursor of moves and visions yet to come for the KA’OIR Brand.
Despite all doubters and negative critics, Keyshia Ka’oir and KA’OIR Cosmetics CONTINUED to make moves! Now known for their infamous bold lipstick collection, KA’OIR announced a new collaboration with vivacious TV Personality and Author, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. Their new endeavor and cosmetics debuted on Ustream, Live from New York:
BTB3 – BUILDING THE BRAND: PART 3
BUILDING THE BRAND: PART 3 takes an even deeper peek behind-the-scenes at the life and heart of the trendsetting cosmetics mogul. Get a closer look at the major boss moves we all saw in 2012… and understand more about one of her key motivating factors: Family.
#BTB3 features appearances by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Cherry Martinez (Power 105.1), Teyana Taylor, DJ Kay Slay and more!….plus behind-the-scenes footage from New York Fashion Week, IMATS Los Angeles, 106 & Park and KA’OIR TOUR Events Throughout the U.S.
KA’OIR presents… SUPERKUTE
In January 2013, Keyshia Ka’oir signed musical sensations and fashionistas, TEYANA TAYLOR and TRINA to KA’OIR Signature Endorsement Deals with their own signature lip color, “HARLEM KNIGHT” and “SHOW OFF” for the new KA’OIR COSMETICS campaign.
GLITZSTICKS, WET PAINT and MORE…
In addition to the major moves and signature product releases, Keyshia Ka’oir also launched strong KA’OIR Cosmetics Product lines.. including the dazzling GLITZSTICK™ Collection, the new WET PAINT Collection, ULTRA MATTE Glam Collection and new KA’OIR KRAYONS. All are available at www.KAOIR.com
Here at KA’OIR Headquarters…. we recently saw a few new proposals and product plans come across the table!!! The Possibilities are very Exciting!!!….
Looking back at that #Throwback Instagram Post, it’s amazing to see the cosmetics, fashion & fitness mogul that Keyshia Ka’oir has grown into. Stay tuned in to see what Keyshia Ka’oir has planned next for the KA’OIR Brand!….. Follow @KeyshiaKaoir on IG or Twitter…. and Join the KA’OIR VIP List!