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.
Lead Nail Tech
Charlie has grown up in this 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!
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Abigail is a Level 5, Junior Master Stylist, and is an outstanding cosmetologist. She has been a member of the Karma Family since 2016. Abigail attended Sandhills Community College and has been licensed since 2012. A small town girl from Rockingham, NC, she has classic charm and believes every service should be more of an experience. From color maintenance, artistic color techniques, haircuts, men's grooming (including hot shaves!), nailcare or all of the above, Abigail can help meet your needs. Abigail is currently out on maternity leave.
The purpose of life is to discover your gift, the work of life is to develop it, and the meaning of life is to give it away.”
Jennifer is a Level 5, Junior Master Stylist, and has been in the industry for 18 years. As a stylist in Virginia since the beginning, Jennifer became a member of the Karma family in 2017. My specialties include ombré, rich dimensional color, razor cuts, men’s cuts, extensions, Keratin Smoothing Treatments and special occasion styles. "I aim to provide stunning hair that everyone will notice." Jennifer is currently out on maternity leave.
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.
Aesthetician | Nail Tech
Sarai comes to Karma from Utah. She received her cosmetology license in 2010 and her Master Esthetician license in 2011. She has a passion for skin care and helping her clients feel beautiful. We are delighted to have her on board.
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.
Hospitality Lead & Event Coordinator
Salon Lead & Cosmetologist
Donna is a Level 5A, Senior Master Designer, and believes it's not only about creating a fabulous look for you, but also what works best with your lifestyle. By listening to your hair concerns and offering some helpful advice, you will have a style that is manageable in the salon and at home. Donna specializes in styling, coloring, hair extensions, special occassion hair and keratin smoothing services. She appreciates all aspects of the beauty industry and believes in working together as a team with her fellow stylists as well as her clients.
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!
Erin obtained her aesthetician license from the Aveda Institute in Charlotte, NC. Prior to this, she received an Associates in Science from Sandhills Community College and a BS in Exercise and Sports Science from UNC-Pembroke. She believes that looking good outside makes you feel good inside. With different types of education and training, she offers a thorough knowledge of the importance of taking care of the body. Her certifications include microdermabrasion, chemical peels and a knowledge of the use of different skin care brands. Erin comes to Karma with a diverse background with a desire to provide exceptional services. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, perfecting makeup skills, spending time with family and playing with her puppy, Milo.
Nancy 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, Chakra Balancing, a Hot Stone, Salt Stone, Thai Herbal, Pregnancy, Deep Tissue or Old Fashioned Swedish Massage make an appointment with us today!
Terry is a 10 year Marine Corps veteran. After his military career, he decided to turn his focus toward the art of healing. Terry has been a licensed massage therapist since 2016. He conducted his studies in massage at Sandhills Community College where he was introduced to various modalities. Terry's primary focus is to center his treatment around the needs of the client and to, "Leave them better than I found them."
Jennifer received her Massage Therapy License in march of 2019 from Fayetteville Community College. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management and Marketing from UNC-Greensboro. After many years in the corporate world, Jennifer was ready for a change and decided to follow her passion to help others. She is very committed to her work as a Massage Therapist and is very excited about growing in her profession. Her specializations are Swedish, Deep Tissue, hot stone and pre-natal massages.