Kara has been a professional hairstylist since 1991. She is a Redwood Empire Beauty College Graduate who has always loved working with color and various cutting techniques.
A master of special event hair, Kara has created seductive and stylish updos that remake the classic and ever popular style and give it entirely new appeal with hip twists, looser hair, trendy side swept bangs or a head full of curls and many other chic and funky variations. She knows that hair design for weddings must only look gorgeous but needs to be comfortable and last through hugs, tears, dancing and rice throwing. Her wedding styles are some of the most beautiful ever seen on a wine country bride. For proms and Quinceinara special events, she takes any length hair and makes it formal enough to be special but still fun and beautiful. Kara’s updos fit the person. They have been fancied up with accessories and dressed down with loose falling hair and elastic bands. Either way, they’re neat, chic and make every woman feel confident that she looks fabulous.
Kara is also a color specialist who uses both highlights and lowlights, and is passionately committed to giving each client brilliant hair color and believable gray coverage that keeps the hair healthy.
Razor, scissors, clippers all become artist tools in Kara’s hands and as with any great artist she understands her tools. She has an expert’s understanding of how to hold, angle, and move the tool for straight cutting, point cutting, slithering and sliding. She knows what techniques are appropriate for the hair type and the hairstyle and expertly match the technique to the desired result. She excels in the continuing education and has certificates from:
San Francisco Undressed Maly’s Creativity Exposed
C. Gary Gerard Hair Focus
Advanced color and color correction classes with Schwarzkopf and Wella international
Special event hair classes with Wella international, Aquage and Martin Parsons
Intensive training with Christopher and Sonya Dove; Wella Studio International classes in New York and San Francisco
Numerous classes in cutting, coloring and product