Meet Chicago's Coolest Hair Stylist! 

Kate Jotzat - owner, master colorist and stylist 

Kate aka Chroma K8 is the owner of Chroma K8 Beautique, her passion for hair started as a child growing up in the south suburbs in the 80s. Curling irons, braids and hair spray became part of her everyday life. She attended Aveda Institute Minneapolis, graduated in 1998 and moved back to Chicago. In search of a strong foundation and education she landed at Michael Anthony Salonspa. After finishing their color training program, she later served on the creative and education teams. In 2006, she moved on to Red 7 Salon where she helped develop the color training curriculum. In 2010, she officially added cutting to her repertoire and it has inspired her to grow and yearn for more education. In a private studio for 2.5 years the limited space led to the opening of Chroma K8 Beautique in January 2014. From near and traveling far her clients are loyal and many have been with her since the early days at Michael Anthony. 


Her education background includes Aveda, Wella, Redken, Vidal Sassoon, Eufora amongst others. Since a teenager, she has been conscious of her environmental responsibility. She believes that it is essential we change our habits, that desire has kept her in search of ways to reduce our waste. She’s led efforts at previous salons to recycle and keep the landfills clear. Chroma K8 Beautique is thrilled to announce our partnership with Green Circle Salons which recycles all of our plastic, foils, hair, electronics, batteries and even hair color!


Contact Kate:  Check out her work: #chromak8 #doctorofcolor