A few details about our team....
Owner & Cosmetologist
People often ask me how I came up with the name “Karma”. I have been in this industry for almost 15 years, in that time, I have seen more people who are consistenly 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 to fix hair and polish 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 a chemistry that is undeniable 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.
Branding & Marketing Manager | Cosmetologist
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. She is our go to person for any and all things Karma and ever so lovingly keeps us on our toes everyday! Kristin is a fluent Spanish speaker so our multilingual clients have no fear of being lost in translation when visiting us. Kristin specializes in manicure and pedicure services, and organic airbrush tanning. She will do her best to create an experience for you that is second to none.
Nicole is the General Manager of Karma Spa Lounge & Beauty Bar and has over 20 years of hospitality and management experience. Nicole oversees all financial, marketing, events, and administrative affairs within Karma. She holds a degree from The Culinary Institute of America and currently attends Columbia College where she will complete her Bachelors's Degree in Business Management in December of 2020. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys volunteering with the Civil Air Patrol as a 2nd Lieutenant/Safety Officer, spending time with her family and teaching Polish dance.
Hospitality Lead & Event Coordinator
Lead Nail Tech
Charlie has grown up in the beauty industry. Having been in his step-mother’s nail salon for most of his young life. He has been a licensed nail technician since 2011, and has been at Karma almost since it’s beginning. He has a fantastic sense of humor and services with him are never boring. The skill Charlie brings to his manis and pedis is hard to beat and his clients love him for it!
Meet Mallory, our newest addition to the Karma Team! Originally from Tacoma, Washington. Mallory has always had a heart for hair and has been in the industry for almost 10 years. She has barbered for the Fayetteville Marksmen, part of the Southern Professional Hockey League. This year she was the barber for the Houston Astros affiliated, Fayetteville Woodpeckers for the first season. Mallory is certified in Ouidad and DevāCurl haircuts and styling, specializing in fine men’s grooming, experienced with women’s and children’s hair in all hair types and textures.
Yasmine is a Level 1, New Talent stylist. We are so excited to have her on the team! She specializes in Fantasy/Fashion HairColor and Blonding. She has been specializing in hair services for 2 years and she is passionate about helping you find your new and exciting look! Yasmine is originally from Utah and has lived in NC for 8 years. In addition to the art of hair, she is an accomplished artist in town and sells her art in local establishments. She loves to create! If you are looking to change your hair and ready for something fun and fresh-Yasmine is your girl!
China is a Level 2, Junior 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 also has a passion for mani/pedis and loves helping clients relax and unwind.
Leatta is a licensed Aesthetician who has been with Karma since 2017. She has a passion for helping people feel good in their own skin, whether that means quality skincare education and services, body waxing, or makeup for a special event! (She is a fierce makeup artist!) Leatta believes strongly in the link between self-care and mental wellness, and she is always happy to lend an ear to her clients during their time at Karma. We all believe in treating the team and guests at Karma like family.
Nancie is a licensed massage therapist whose passion is to help others through therapeutic touch. Her training was based in New Mexico where she also received her Reiki Master Teacher certification.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by working in one's energetic field or by the therapist placing hands on the client's body at specific energetic centers. Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. When our energetic centers are out of balance, one is more likely to get sick or feel stress. Respectively, if one's energetic center is working properly, they are more capable of being happy and healthy.
If you are looking for Reiki Healing or Chakra Balancing make an appointment with Nancie today!
Amanda is a Level 1, New Talent Stylist with Karma. Amanda is from a small town in Kansas and has been following her passion for hair styling for two years. Her specialties are balayage and formal styling. she has a love of adventure and you can also find her relaxing with her dog or hanging out by the water when she's not growing her career at Karma.
Jess is a Level 2, Junior Stylist, and has grown up in the salon industry. As a child, she would go with her Grandmother and mother to their weekly hair appointments and she has had an eye for styling hair since. Jess graduated from Sandhills Community College in 2017 from the Cosmetology program and has been quickly building a following for her "unicorn hair' and whimsical balayage techniques. She specializes in razor cuts, vivid color and hand painting techniques, special occasion styling and men's and children's haircuts. Jess has recently joined the Karma team and looks forward to building more clientele. Jess says, "When I make my clients smile, that's a real success".
Spa Lead & Aesthetician
Deidra was born in Hampton, VA, and is a Graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in Speech Pathology. She began her journey in the beauty industry in 1996 as a massage therapist. Since then she has expanded her experience to include Licensed Aesthetician, Spa Director, and Aesthetic Instructor. She is a God fearing wife and mother of four that has explosive energy and believes customer service is priority. She came to Karma along with our first expansion in 2013 and says, “it has been one of the best career moves that I have made!!!!” We know you will love her as much as we do!
Cesar graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Sandhills Community College. He has been massaging for two years and loves helping people feel better. He is certified in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, and many other modalities. He is originally from Arizona but has been living in NC for the past 10 years. He is a fluent Spanish speaker so there is no worry of miscommunication for our Spanish speaking clients!