Courtnie Ross has always had an eye for trends and has been developing her own brand since her teen years. After receiving her cosmetology license in high school, she moved to Los Angeles to continue her education in makeup artistry at Make-Up Designory. She began working as a professional make-up artist in the fashion industry and developed a passion for identifying trends and curating looks. After moving back to Kansas City, Courtnie worked as a make-up artist, model, hair stylist, and entrepreneur. In her early 20’s, Courtnie founded a fashion and art magazine “Plenilune”, developed and sold her own makeup and jewelry line, and went on to complete the Beauty Industry Essentials program from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has also worked with local Kansas City business incubator Betablox and she is currently a Mass Communications major at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Owner/CEO of the small business, LoveStoned. Fueled by a passion for business and fashion, she founded LoveStoned to provide an affordable and ethical option for people looking to expand their wardrobe with things that’ll make them sparkle on the outside as much as they do on the inside.