2018 is a big year for Kerry Otto. The 24-year-old Westphalia native got engaged Dec. 29, a complete surprise from her now fiancé Zachary Massman while visiting Nashville, Tennessee with friends.
“He surprised me with a rare whiskey bottle that he had engraved from our visit to the Jack Daniels distillery the day before,” she said.
“It said, ‘Will you marry me?’ Then he got down on one knee and pulled out the ring!”
Zachary and Kerry met while going to Fatima High School and dated for several months. Kerry spent her first semester of college
at University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg then transferred to Lincoln University, graduating in business administration. Shortly after she came back home, Zachary and Kerry started dating again and have been together for about six years. Kerry now works as a cash applications specialist with Farmer Holding Company and Zachary is an electrician at Meyer Electric.
The happy couple’s wedding date is Sept. 22, 2018, with the ceremony at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Westphalia and the reception at Westphalia Lions Club. Kerry attended the 2018 Bridal Spectacular Jan. 8 at The LINC and entered HER Magazine’s makeover contest, beating out more than 100 women to win.
Kerry was in love with the color combination stylist Logan DuBois at Simply Beautiful Salon & Spa, LLC chose. Logan also gave her normally straight, fine hair big curls.
The makeup portion was a big highlight for Kerry, who was excited to try something new and see if that makeup could work for her wedding day. Simply Beautiful owner Danielle Withouse utilized mauve tones that made Kerry’s baby blue eyes pop.
“I love getting my makeup done, but I don’t do it often,” Otto said. “I really liked the colors she used and it looks really flattering. … The salon’s atmosphere is so relaxing and beautiful. Logan and Danielle were so professional and very nice and attentive.”
Comfortable and flattering are important qualities in Kerry’s current wardrobe, however, she also likes to throw in a bit of bling in moderation. Simply Chic Boutique delivered with two different trendy, casual spring looks for Kerry.
“Their clothes are cute and very affordable,” Kerry said.
Stylist, Simply Beautiful Salon & Spa, LLC
A stylist for almost six years, Logan has taken classes on many topics, including product knowledge of Joico, Redken, Paul Mitchell, Aquage, Caption Polish, and the Rodan+Fields line the salon uses for facials. Additional education includes cutting classes to learn different techniques from razor cuts to texturizing, and experience with Hotheads hair extensions. Logan enjoys making her guests feel their best. She is accepting new guests.
Owner, Simply Beautiful Salon and Spa, LLC
Danielle, a Merrill University graduate, has practiced for 26 years, and has been a master stylist/esthetician for 25 years. She has trained with many educators and product lines, including Aveda, Aquage, Alterna, Jack Winn Color, Paul Mitchell, Goldwell and Redken. Danielle ensures guests receive the best from her, feel loved and pampered, and are able to re-create the same results at home. At Simply Beautiful, every guest’s “inner beauty” blooms!
Kiley Hartzler, Shelia Berhorst and Rachel Nesmeyer
Owners, Simply Chic Boutique
Kiley Hartzler’s biggest priority in life is her family. As a retired fire captain, she realizes the importance of never wanting to miss anything important again and never knowing what life can bring. She left her career in the fire service last year, pursuing her passion for fashion design. She wanted to create a boutique with unique, affordable and on trend items, including handmade leather jewelry Kiley makes. Her style tends to be more southern and casual, but loves that the Simply Chic team all brings different styles to the mix. Sheila Berhorst is a web analytics specialist by day and a wife and mom by night. She began her career in retail sales one year ago, selling clothing out of her home from a well-known retailer. Since opening Simply Chic Boutique, she has branched out and has sold items and accessories more to her liking. She said, “Running a boutique with Kiley and Rachel has been one of the more rewarding things I have done in my life.” Rachel Nesmeyer works full time as a quality control technician for Capital Materials. She is engaged to be married in September. She loves helping ladies with their style and wants them to feel empowered.
Clothing: Kerry’s two outfits complimented her comfortable, yet feminine style. The first paired a white sleeveless blouse accented with colorful pink flowers with black jeans and a trendy distressed denim jacket. A long turquoise necklace and matching ring, provided chic accents to the overall look. Kerry’s second outfit matched distressed denim jeans with a light purple long-sleeved top that sports ruched sides and a partially open back with a criss-cross design. Copper colored hoop earrings and a long matching knotted necklace add the right amount of bling, and a YOUR MAXCo handmade bag were matched to each outfit. New clothing in sizes small to 3X, jewelry and accessories arrive at Simply Chic weekly and a limited number of each keep items unique, offering the perfect outfit for every women at an affordable price.
Make-up: Danielle used Rodan + Fields Bright Eye Complex Cream under her eyes to moisturize and combat puffiness and dark circles, and Rodan + Fields Soothe Regimine to reduce redness and treat her sensitive skin. Danielle applied a Fair Foundation and Translucent powder, adding a soft amount of contouring for her blush to enhance Kerry’s porcelain skin tone. Danielle chose a palette of soft to deep mauve shadows and enhanced her brows with a coppery-blonde to achieve a fuller and sharper look. Black liner was used to wing and smooth along her lash line, followed by a noir/black mascara to make Kerry’s stunning blue eyes eyes pop. A deep mauve lip liner and softer mauve lip stain with glosser finished Kerry’s look.
Hair: Following Kerry’s consultation, Logan chose a Natural Balyage Technique of a soft cool blonde and a warm copper Shadow Root from the Jack Winn Color Line, which gives vibrancy and shine without damage to fine hair. Once processed, Logan washed Kerry’s hair with Aquage Strengthening Shampoo, Silkening Power Infusion and Healing Conditioner. Logan then cut long layers, adding face-framing layers to give lift and movement without losing length before Kerry’s upcoming wedding. Logan added Aquage Silkening Oil Treatment to the hair ends for shine and frizz control, Paul Mitchell Extra-Body Daily Boost spray to her base for volume and Extra Body Sculpting Foam mid-shaft to ends to achieve ultimate volume before blow drying. Logan used Aquage Beyond Body Sealing Spray on each section styled to protect and set her hair with loose, casual curls. Using Aquage Biomega Freeze Baby Spray, Logan completed Kerry’s soft, romantic look.