Kim Paulsen


I have been passionate about doing hair since I was very young, and had been cutting, perming, and styling hair for friends and family for many years before deciding to attend Paul Mitchell School. I got my license as a full cosmetologist, but quickly discovered that my true calling is working with hair, bringing out natural hair color and texture with the right cut. I also love enhancing color and working with the client’s styling preferences to create beautiful hair that is easy to style at home.  I enjoy all types of haircuts, from men’s cuts and fades to long hair styles, pixie cuts and everything in between. I love creating sculptural updo’s and soft, romantic curls for special occasions. 


I began my creative career as a graphic designer, but when commercial art started becoming more digital I decided it was time to make a change. Attending Paul Mitchell School was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, because it opened up a whole new way to create art. It turns out that my first and second career choices are very much aligned. I have been at TresImage since February 2019, and I truly look forward to coming to work every day. Not only do I get to create art, I get to meet wonderful people. I feel like I’ve used my experience in art and design to do great things when someone leaves my chair smiling!


When I’m not at work, you’ll find me outside, camping, hiking, rock climbing, and biking with friends and family. On quieter days I spend my time reading great books, painting, drawing or doing yoga. Family is very important to me so I spend as much time as I can with my family. 


If you’re looking for a men’s cut, women’s cut, color, special occasion style or a great cut for your kids, I’d love to create beautiful hair for you!