Meet Kara

Kara Allan is a sought-after Stylist & Personal Brand Image Consultant located in the Washington, D.C area. Kara has been changing lives in the Style, Image, and Beauty Industry for the last 20 years.

Kara had the honor of training with Stacy London, Iconic American Stylist and Former Editor of Vogue Magazine, One of the Stars of the Makeover TV Show “What Not to Wear” and “Love, Lust or Run, and Carla Mathis, one of only twenty Certified Image Masters of the Association of Image Consultants International, the official trade association of Image Consultants.

Kara has an extensive celebrity client list including Academy Award Winner Leonardo di Caprio, Entrepreneur and New York Times Best Selling Author Jesse Itzler, (whose wife is Sara Blakely, creator of Spanx), DC United Goalie Bill Hamid, New York Times Best Selling Author of Dork Diaries Rachel Renee Russell, and WHUR Radio Host Tracy LaTrelle as well as hundreds of business owners, actors and other amazing people.

Get started today creating a Style and Image that will up-level your Personal and Business Brand.

Contact Kara at 703-629-0605 or email at

Yours in Style,


Kara Allan ❤ Celebrity Stylist & Personal Brand Image Consultant in the Northern, Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland area 9da07819-4724-4174-849f-bb647020b44c Meet Kara

Kara's Style Journey

It’s an unlikely road she took from tomboy to one of Metro Washington, DC’s most fashionably dressed women, but Kara Allan has made the journey. A young girl who loved building forts and climbing trees, the “Style Goddess” is now a Style and Image Expert of LifeStyle by Kara Allan, her busy, 20- year-old image consulting business based in Fairfax, Virginia. The company specializes in style, beauty, and interiors.

At twelve, Kara decided that she didn’t want her mother to dress her anymore and she became interested in trying on various looks, experimenting with makeup, and saw how the transformation enabled her to be herself, but a little more glamorous. As a teenager, jobs at the local mall helped her focus on her emerging passion…. fashion. While working at stores like Express, Petite Sophisticate, and Ann Taylor, she tuned into and translated trends in fashion and style to “help people represent themselves, and not just push clothes on them.” While working on her marketing degree, she helped fellow classmates select job-hunting outfits to prepare for professional interviews.

After getting married, having children, and re- entering the job market with a stint in the unstylish field of law, Allan found her passionate love of fashion had not ceased. So, after getting laid off twice, she happened to read a piece in The Washington Post about Darlene Mathis, a local Image Consultant, and the emerging business of Image Consulting, she was hooked. After receiving her First Level Certification with the industry’s exclusive trade association, the Association of Image Consultants International, and advanced training at Body Beautiful Institute with Certified Image Master Carla Mathis, plus experience with both MAC Cosmetics and Christian Dior as a makeup artist, she was ready to expand her own company.

Now, Kara works with clients such as CEO’s, corporate professionals, lawyers, actors, entrepreneurs, former military personnel, and others who are “fashionably challenged.” Style by Kara Allan provides services such as personal shopping, closet organization and editing, wardrobe styling, color consultation, and body shape analysis. Also provide interior decoration, group shopping trips, serving as a Wing Woman, couples styling, interview styling, and corporate image consulting. Her team consists of makeup artists, hair stylists, and fashion stylists.

Kara was a stylist with Stacy London’s (of TLC’s What Not to Wear, and Love, Lust or Run) new venture, Style for Hire, a national styling firm for several years, and was personally vetted personally by London. Kara also styled for the magazine I Am Modern and DC Life She’s emceed several fashion shows, judged A Cities of America Teen Pageant, Project FundWay, The Fashionista’s Brunch at Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy’s Inaugural Fashion show at Metro Center. In 2011, Kara was a Glambassador for Glamour magazine and in 2012 became a Style Ambassador for Bazaar Magazine. She also styles local fashion shows such as Walk this Way for Becky’s Fund, Luke’s Wings and Crystal Couture. In April 2012, she walked in the Fashion for Paws Runway show for the second year where she raised over $5,600 in support of the Washington Humane Society and this April she raised over $3000. Kara added Celebrity Makeup Artist to her portfolio in 2014 Oscar Award Winner when she groomed Leonardo DiCaprio for his speech to the State Department on Ocean Conservation.

In 2015, Kara served as a Personal Shopper Expert in the $3 Billion Lawsuit between White Flint Mall and Lord & Taylor. In January 2016 Kara spoke at the Periscope Summit in San Francisco on the Personal Branding panel along with Alex Khan, Alex Butler, AnnaLee Belle, and Paija Hudson.

Style by Kara Allan, LLC is a full-service Style and Image Consulting Firm that caters to individuals, groups, and corporations. The mission of the company is to inspire and educate clients about how great they can look and feel in their clothes. Clients are provided VIP treatment with an unmatched level of customer service.

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