Davenport, Iowa-based Haus of Heir founder Cameron Kepford began his journey in the beauty industry at a young age with his first salon, Lucky Monkey, funded by babysitting, where Kepford provided beauty services to his cousins. In 2005, Kepford became a licensed makeup artist and solidified his love for the beauty industry. “To make an individual feel confident and beautiful was intoxicating,” says Kepford. “My love of beauty expanded into other facets including photography, videography, graphic design, styling, philanthropic events and creative directing, which gave me the title: Beauty Curator.”Kepford began his salon career at age 16 and accepted managerial, directorial, and consultant roles throughout the midwest. In 2013, HOH was established. “I yearned to be behind the chair,” says Kepford. “With support and encouragement from my partners and team, I enrolled in cosmetology school in 2016.”
The 2016 recipient of the Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship uses his platform to create change in the beauty industry. Kepford competed as a finalist in the Student Category at the 2017 Wella North American Trend Vision Awards (BEA Awards). Trained by industry greats like Charlotte Tilbury, Jeffree Star, Mario Dedivanovic, Lipsticknick, Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen (Miss Fame), Hrush Achemyan and more, Kepford specializes in blonding.
“When not in-Haus, you’ll find me making excuses for being a Aries/Taurus (I was born on the 21st), traveling the globe, making the most of every opportunity, spoiling my hub Ramiro and I’s pupp-ae Banx (@banxbarx), recycling cabernet bottles and dancing to 2000s pop,” he says. “I’m a vegan who misses cheese fries and a nature lover who loves to sit poolside. You might also see me on TikTok or Instagram Reels.”