Catholyne "Kaye" Pownall
(April 2, 1928 – November 27, 2021)
Journeyman Hair Stylist
What will become of me? This is a question Catholyne "Kaye" Pownall often pondered while growing up on the family farm in Rossburn, Manitoba Canada. A small farming community of about 400 people. Back then, life was simple for this hazel-eyed girl, after all, she was the daughter of a farmer. From a very young age, she set her sights on a better life. Armed with a suitcase, small savings, and a big dream, the ink on her new cosmetology certificate still wet, she made her way to New York City. She knew then she wanted to create hairstyles for the most fashionable of ladies. Kaye had a vision not only for herself but for those she had the pleasure of working with. She eventually made her way out west, met the love of her life, Mason, also a hairstylist and an accomplished musician. They settled in North Hollywood and were married for 57 years, and eventually retired in Thousand Palms, California.