Kathy received her education as a Cosmetologist and Instructor from Glen Dow Academy. She attended Glen Dow Academy after high school in 1975, and received her Instructor license in 1984. Kathy has had a continued passion for the hairdressing industry since attending beauty school. She has shown her dedication by becoming a salon owner, platform artist, instructor, and has numerous hair, makeup and style competitions. She has competed locally and internationally, including the World Congress Hair Competition in London England.
Kathy was employed by Glen Dow as a manager and stylist at Glen Dow of Hair and Fashion as well as a stylist at his salon, The Americana. A longtime hairdresser in Spokane, WA, Kathy has also acquired an AAS from Spokane Falls Community College, and a BA of Interior Design from Washington State University. Ms. Fontana enjoys sharing her many years of hairdressing knowledge with the students at Glen Dow Academy and believes that the beauty industry is not a job to her, because she enjoys it so much.