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Management & hospitality


People often ask me how I came up with the name “Karma”.  I have been in this industry for almost 20 years, in that time, I have seen more people who are consistently trying to take care of everyone around them without taking time for themselves.  They often come to me totally drained, mentally and physically.   My job, as I saw it, was to help them take some time out for themselves.  For me to listen; and for them to relax, rejuvenate, recuperate, meditate, or whatever you want to call it…..sometimes, just to cry and be heard.  Yes, my job is more than just fixing hair and polishing nails. When I opened Karma, I wanted to create a place where you can come, not be judged or snubbed, and just relax--however you like to do it.  I have built a fantastic team, with whom I now consider my family.  We have undeniable chemistry, and we all want to create the same feeling for you when you enter.  We are building relationships with our clients here.  My hope is that you would feel the same about us. 

Allainah Muellener
Juaquin Rodriguez
General Manager
AVEDA Ambassador

After discovering Karma 4 years ago, I quickly fell in love with this diverse industry. Alongside Angela, we pride ourselves on creating an experience like no other.

Being from the Sandhills and having grown up here, it is a blessing to have found a place such as Karma so close to home.

I have found a second family within our team of highly qualified professionals who too share the love for this industry and our guests. It is my goal to ensure that every experience at Karma is revitalizing and alleviating.

My wish for every guest is that you connect with Karma far beyond just a place for your nails and hair. I invite you to discover what the Karma experience is all about.

Kristin Robb
Director of Marketing & Nail Professional

Kristin earned her Cosmetology license in 2008.  After working in the industry from Chicago to Denver, she relocated and focused on helping Karma build our brand in Southern Pines.  Kristin specializes in manicure and pedicure services,  and making our team look fab on social media with her creative reels.  She will do her best to create an experience for you that is second to none.  View Kristin's online portfolio here:  Kristin's Portfolio

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nail department

Jean Horner
Nail Professional
& Stylist

Jean is not just a skilled nail technician but also a dedicated mother to a lively one-year-old boy, who keeps her on her toes.

Beyond her expertise in natural nail care and strengthening, Jean is also a talented artist. She channels her creativity by sketching, drawing, and painting, often using acrylics to bring her imagination to life. Jean's passion for nail care extends to her clients, where she excels in helping nails grow stronger and healthier. She takes the art of hand-painting nail designs to a whole new level, turning each nail into a canvas for self-expression. Jean's journey in the beauty industry began at Paul Mitchell the School Raleigh, where she honed her craft. With three years of experience in both hair and nails, her versatile skills are an asset to our team.

You can find Jean's online portfolio here: View Jean's portfolio

Julie Temple
Lead Nail Professional

Julie began her career in 1990.  She specializes in manicure, pedicures ad acrylics enhancements.  Until now, most of her time was spent in central-Indiana where she grew her business becoming a local authority at her craft. Her chair was always full thanks to a loyal following.  Julie’s bubbly personality draws people, we are sure you will feel the same.  
A mother of four boys and a grandmother of 3, Julie’s focus is family.  Julie and her husband relocated to the area in 2019 from Chattanooga Tennessee and they love being a part of the community.  


Gisselle Morales
Nail Professional

Gisselle is more than a Nail Tech, she’s a fully licensed cosmetologist devoted to infusing beauty and creativity into her clients’ lives. With a solid educational foundation in cosmetology, Gisselle has refined her skills to perfection, specializing in the intricate art of nail care.

Her dedication to providing top-notch service and building lasting relationships sets her apart as a sought-after Nail Tech in Moore County. Experience the artistry and warmth that Gisselle brings to every nail care session – where your beauty journey meets her passion for perfection.

You can find Gisselle's online portfolio here: View Gisselle's portfolio

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Cosmetologist & Salon Lead


Danielle is a Master Stylist with Karma.


I grew up in New York and was captivated by an amazing hairstylist; my mother. You could say that hairstyling is in my blood. I moved to Southern Pines in 2006 and decided to attend the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill in 2008. I was very fortunate to train with some of the most talented stylists via Vidal Sassoon over the last 10 years.  I have attended numerous hair cutting courses through the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Seattle Washington, London England, and New York City.  I was also extremely lucky to attend the “level 10 blonde” course with Sara Pestella. It should be every hairstylist's ambition to attend her course. I am happily married to my best friend since 2014 and I am the proud mother of our son Luca. I am extremely excited to be a part of the Karma team!!!  View my online portfolio here:  Danielle's Hair Portfolio

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Leah Hunt

Leah is a Senior Stylist with Karma.


Leah began her career in 2012 and graduated from Clover Park Technical College in Washington State in 2013. Following graduation, she started working for an Aveda salon in Tacoma, WA. Her husband's military career brought their family to North Carolina, where she has continued to pursue her passion for hair and beauty. Currently, She is dedicated to spreading positive energy and finding opportunities to help others in any way possible. For her, the most rewarding aspect of this profession is recognizing the beauty in all her clients and earning their trust to help them reveal it to the world.

Olivia Cyrus

Olivia is a Junior Advanced Stylist with Karma. 


She has been calling North Carolina home for the last 8 years. In 2016, she realized her love for the hair and beauty industry. She began working in a studio in Fayetteville providing event makeup and hairstyling, as well as custom spray tanning. Olivia earned her cosmetology license in February of 2020 at the Paul Michell School in Fayetteville. She expresses her passion for hair by helping others to feel beautiful! Olivia specializes in hand-tied weft extensions. and color.  See her portfolio here:   Olivia's Hair Portfolio

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Mckenzie is a Junior Stylist with Karma.


She is a graduate of Paul Mitchell, is a skilled professional known for her expertise in creating stunning Balayage looks. With a passion for lived-in blondes, she brings a unique artistic touch to her work, ensuring every client leaves feeling beautiful and confident. Mckenzie also plays an integral role in our bridal team, both in-house and of site. When she's not transforming hair and enhancing natural beauty, Mckenzie enjoys spending quality time with her niece and practicing her passion for makeup.


 Mallory is a Junior Stylist with Karma.


Meet Mallory: a passionate and bubbly personality with almost three years of experience in the beauty industry. Having recently relocated from Raleigh to pursue her career at Karma Spa Lounge & Beauty Bar in the Sandhills, Mallory brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to her craft. With a background rooted in the industry from a young age, she offers more than just years of experience; she provides genuine expertise and creativity. When Mallory isn't working her magic behind the chair, you can find her indulging in her hobbies of gaming and painting. She has a particular love for providing blonding services and creating trendy shag haircuts, making her a sought-after stylist for clients looking to elevate their look.

China Cabal


China is a Senior Stylist with Karma.  


China’s hair journey began when she was little girl struggling to find the right stylist to help repair and educate her on how to care for her hair. When she did find that special stylist, she knew she wanted to help others do the same. After graduating and gaining experience working in a salon as an assistant for two years, China received her cosmetology license in 2016. She specializes in curly hair, balayage, and straightening treatments. She loves helping clients relax and unwind. View China's online portfolio here: China's Hair Portfolio

Brenna Ray

Brenna is a Senior Stylist with Karma. 


Originally from New York, Brenna comes to us with over 30 years of experience in the hair industry. She enjoys working with all hair types and textures, specializing in highlighting, coloring, and permanent waves.  Brenna also performs manicures and pedicures.

Taylor Howard

 Taylor a Junior Advanced Stylist with Karma.


With 8 years of professional experience in the hair industry, Taylor is a seasoned stylist who has honed her craft in both Scottsdale, Arizona, and San Diego, California. Her expertise lies in specialized areas such as lived-in blondes and color rebalancing treatments, where her skills bring a vibrant and contemporary touch to our team.

Beyond the salon, Taylor values the importance of work-life balance. When she's not perfecting her craft, you'll find her savoring moments with her husband and indulging in hobbies like hiking and exploring culinary delights through cooking. Taylor's commitment to her clients and passion for creating exceptional hair experiences make her an invaluable asset to our team.

Erin Mercado

Erin is a Junior Stylist with Karma.


"Born and raised in New York City, I moved to Pinehurst in 2018 to be closer to family. Having a background in painting and the arts, being a cosmetologist has always been something I've wanted to do. After receiving a Bachelor's of Art from Queens College, I returned to school in 2020 to follow my passion of becoming a professional stylist in North Carolina. Having worked with various non for profit mental health organizations, helping people in all aspects of life is something very personal and special to me, and doing hair is no exception. I did my apprenticeship at Karma under the guidance of a very talented and professional salon team. I love changing up my look as a form of self expression and confidence, so I strive to give my clients that same experience. Whether it's a haircut, refreshing highlight, or a fun fashion color, I enjoy giving clients a change that'll make them fall back in love with themselves. I also love to perform mani/pedis."

Find Erin's online portfolio here: View Erin's Portfolio

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Kayla Browning
Esthetician & 
Spa Lead

Kayla pursued Esthetics in 2016 in order to professionalize her makeup skills, but gained a passion for skincare in the process. Her goal is to treat, educate, and help anyone needing to create a skincare regimen or better understand their skin. She's creative with a big personality which helps her clients feel comfortable and confident. Any service you receive from Kayla will be unique and exceed your expectations. Applying a personal yet knowledgeable touch, she will give you the best brows, waxing, skincare, and overall spa experience that will have you excited to come back! Her favorite service to perform is a customized 80 minute facial and brow tint/ wax. Although, she is happy to provide any service that will help her client achieve their goals. Find Kayla's online portfolio here: View Kayla's Portfolio

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Nurse Practioner

Jamie is the owner and injector at Pouty and Plush Aesthetics and Wellness, PLLC, working in partnership with Karma Spa Lounge. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with years of experience as a Wound Care Specialist, Aesthetics NP, Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine NP and Primary Care (Geriatrics) provider. She has over 25 years of experience as a nurse in various specialties as well. Over the past several years, she has trained extensively in care of the skin, healing chronic wounds using collagen stimulation techniques, performing advanced aesthetic treatments and caring for overall skin health. She has a passion for skincare and skin health. She feels natural results are the best results. Jamie is skilled in facial balancing assessment, pairing the right treatment with your aesthetic concern and helping you obtain your aesthetic goals. You can be confident that Jamie will provide a safe, reliable treatment plan for you.

Kathy Williams

Originally from Maryland, Kathy has called The Sandhills home for over three years now. She has over 25 years experience in the esthetics industry including experience as an educator and formerly managing spas in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia. She enjoys performing deep exfoliation facials along with Dermaplaning and working with HydraFacial. She finds true joy in her work by addressing client concerns to make them feel confident and radiant in their skin.

Oncology Esthetician

Shemeka Yates has been a Licensed Esthetician since 2012, Graduating from Sandhills Community College in 2011. Previously an Elite Esthetician with Hand and Stone.  Shemeka  is trained with Oncology Spa Solutions,  specializing in Skincare for the Oncology Community going through cancer treatments.  As well as a Cannabis Master Esthetician,  trained through Colorupcbd to specialize in Organic Plant Based Skincare to support the Endocannabinoid System.

Tirzah Ingram

Tirzah Ingram is an esteemed esthetician known for her exceptional talent in skincare and commitment to providing wellness and results to her clients. Growing up with a personal struggle with acne, Tirzah developed a deep understanding of the impact that skin issues can have on one's self-esteem and overall well-being. Inspired by her own journey, she made the decision to pursue a career in esthetics, driven by her passion for caring for others and helping them feel confident in their own skin.

With unwavering dedication and a meticulous approach, Tirzah has become a trusted name in the industry. Her clients praise her for her personalized approach, as she takes the time to understand their unique needs and concerns before tailoring a comprehensive skincare regimen. Tirzah's commitment to ongoing education and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in esthetics ensures that her clients receive the most effective and innovative treatments available. Outside of her practice, Tirzah finds solace in the world of literature, where she can often be found immersed in a good book. She also enjoys channeling her creativity through various crafting endeavors, finding joy in bringing her imaginative ideas to life.

Find Tirzah's online portfolio here:   View Tirzah's Portfolio

Maddie Fox

Maddie graduated from Central Carolina Community College in May this year marking the beginning of her journey into the world of skincare and esthetics.

There's nothing quite like the joy of helping people discover the confidence they deserve. At Karma, Maddie has found the perfect platform to make this happen. "Teaching everyone the significance of skincare is not just my job; it's my calling. It's the very reason I chose this rewarding career path."

With a focus on waxing, tinting, facials, and dermaplaning, she brings a diverse skill set to the Karma team. "As my journey here progresses, I look forward to expanding my repertoire to offer even more tailored experiences for our valued clients."

When Maddie is not pampering clients and helping them achieve their skincare goals, you might find her lending a hand at her family bar in Fayetteville, lovingly known as "Wana Navu Kava Bar." "It's a unique and cherished part of my life. I'm an avid record store explorer, always on the hunt for that perfect vinyl gem. Reading is another passion that allows me to escape into different worlds and stories. My love for the great outdoors is undeniable, and I seize every opportunity to explore nature through outdoor adventures like hiking and camping. Even when I'm at home, my dedication to my craft remains strong. I practice skincare rituals and perfect waxing techniques, ensuring that I'm at the top of my game."

View Maddie's Online Portfolio here: View Maddie's Portfolio

waxing specialist

Meet Kelly, your esteemed waxing professional at Karma Spa Lounge & Beauty Bar, boasting over 13 years of unparalleled expertise in the field.

Hailing originally from Connecticut, Kelly has proudly embraced North Carolina as her home for over a decade. Her journey into the realm of esthetics began with her graduation from Miller-Motte College in Cary, NC, in 2010, where she obtained her Esthetician license and discovered her profound admiration for skincare.

Today, Kelly's fervor lies in delivering impeccable waxing services, ensuring her clients depart feeling impeccably smooth, confident, and empowered to take on the world.

Brian Myers
Massage Therapist


Brian is a licensed massage therapist, happily here to assist you on your wellness journey. He believes everyone should feel beautiful and comfortable in their bodies and massage is a wonderful way to encourage health, promote relaxation, and best of all, reduce stress! Whether you are seeking target muscle work or general relaxation, Brian has a wide range of techniques to ensure you receive the most exquisite massage suited to your own personal needs. Either way, you will receive the healing benefits of massage!

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Introducing Layla, a dedicated skincare specialist originating from Dallas, TX, and a distinguished graduate of the prestigious Paul Mitchell School of Dallas.  


Focused on acneic skin, chemical peels, and advanced skincare techniques, Layla is devoted to revealing your skin's innate radiance.

With Layla, anticipate personalized attention and an unwavering commitment to skincare excellence evident in every treatment. 

Massage Therapist


Destiny is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah!  Graduate of the SCC Massage Therapy Program with a passion for healing through touch. Specializing in myofascial release and trigger point therapy, along with the rejuvenating benefits of reflexology.  Before graduating, Destiny was honored with the 'Outstanding Student' award in Massage Therapy.

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