Karma Salon

Brentwood Talent

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Mel

Mel
Brentwood, Mahogany Regina, SK 2005

Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Mel believes when people feel their best - they look their best. Committed to providing optimal experiences for all new and existing guests through embracing Karma’s warm and inviting environment, while pushing David to sit back and relax!

With past education and experience working as a hairstylist, Mel has gained stronger professional development and growth through completion of a Bachelors Degree in Business. She acknowledges the importance of team-work at Karma, and is dedicated to helping staff develop and achieve their professional goals.

Favourite Quote

You can always learn something new from every person you meet anonymous
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David

David
Brentwood, Mahogany 1981

David hails from Australia, where he owned and operated 2 award winning salons. In 2000, he moved to Calgary with his daughters and established himself in the local industry.

In 2007 Karma Salon came to life- a salon for both guests and staff alike. For guests, it is a place of integrity and expertise. For staff, it is a place committed to personal growth and professional prosperity.

Favourite Quote

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want Zig Ziglar
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Katie

Katie
Brentwood Penticton, BC 2006

Katie started out in the beauty industry as a freelance makeup artist in Vancouver, where she worked as an FX artist in the film industry. She was very involved in weddings, editorial photo shoots, and creative projects. She has always been passionate about making people feel confident and powerful, and the best they possibly can.

Katie feels incredibly thankful she has the opportunity to work with such an inspiring team of genuinely amazing people. She is excited every day to help them grow and encourage them to reach ever higher goals. Attending Bb U in NYC for their leadership program has inspired her to set her own goals and standards higher, given her the tools to truly guide people to greater places, and especially to see their own true potential.

Favourite Quote

Life is locomotion, if you’re not moving, you’re not living…Keep moving, even if your path isn’t lit, trust that you’ll find your way. Barry Allen
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Donna

Donna
Brentwood Saskatoon, SK 1978 Director

Awards and Achievements

  • Former owner & operator of a salon in trendy Kitsilano, Vancouver
  • Oribe Signature Cut Intensive Classes, (LA)
  • Bb X: The Bumble Experience (NYC)
  • Bb Leadership: Know your Strengths (NYC)
  • Redken Creative Design Cut & Colour (Calgary)
  • Bumble and Bumble Design Studio (NYC)
  • Schwarzkopf Creative Cut & Colour (Calgary)
  • ASK Academy (Toronto)
  • TIGI Men’s Cutting Class
  • Ervinj Rusk Cutting Classes (Vancouver) -Toni-Guy Cutting and Editorial Classes (Vancouver)
  • Trevor Sorbie Cutting Classes, Editorial Classes (Vancouver)
  • Vidal Sassoon (London)
  • Red Seal Certified
  • Various Fashion Shows, Editorials, Theatre

Favourite Looks

Classic shapes & styles with current form & function. Feminine pixies and asymmetrical short styles. Beautiful round brush, to sculpted waves, to beachy carefree waves.

Inspiration

Nostalgic style; Fashion from by gone eras. Collections from books, magazines, movies, etc. Working along side like minded stylists with the same passion as I have. I’ve had the opportunity to be educated through travel to great places like London, NYC, LA, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver.

Favourite Products

Oribe Imperial Blowout, Maximista, Matte Waves, Airstyler, and any one of their Cleansing products!

Favourite Quote

It’s not what you look at that matters; it’s what you see. Henry David Thoreau
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Michele T

Michele
Brentwood, Mahogany Neepawa, MB 2004 Director

Awards & Achievements

  • Bumble & Bumble Network Educator (NYC)
  • Bb U Design Workshop (NYC)
  • Bb U Design Studio (NYC)
  • Bb U Colour Workshop (NYC)
  • Bb U X (NYC)

Favourite Looks

The bob, it's so classic and can be tweaked and personalized to fit anyone!

Inspiration

Fashion, travelling, culture.

Favourite Products

R+Co Park Ave Blow Out Balm, Sail Soft Wave Spray, Outerspace Flexible Hairspray

Favourite Quote

Give a girl the right hairstyle and she will conquer the world. Unknown
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Tami

Tami
Brentwood Fruitvale, BC / Cochrane, AB 2004 Advanced

Awards and Achievements

  • BB Network Education (NYC)
  • TIGI Cutting Class (NYC)
  • Redken Cut & Know Why (Calgary/Toronto)
  • Unite Colour & Cut (San Diego)
  • ASK Schwarzkopf Academy (Toronto)
  • Red Seal Certified

Favourite Looks

Soft subtle blondes, blended sombre.

Inspiration

Other people in the industry, fellow co-workers, movies, fashion/ makeup industry.

Favourite Products

Oribe Dry Texture Spray, Split End Seal

Favourite Quote

Hate is a shortcut. Love is the long way, but it’s the only way you will get anywhere. Unknown
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Brittany

Brittany
Brentwood Calgary, AB 2005 Advanced

Awards and Achievements

  • BbU Design Workshop (NYC)
  • BbU X (NYC)
  • Unite Academy Cut & Colour (San Diego)
  • Red Seal Certified

Favourite Looks

Soft undone waves/ curl, natural texture

Inspiration

I get a lot of inspiration from people I see out at restaurants, malls, being out in the city. People are creative in our city.

Favourite Products

R+Co High Dive, R+Co Mannequin, Oribe Dry Texture Spray

Favourite Quote

Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it Dianne Von Furstenberg
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Andrea

Andrea
Brentwood @Andreathygesen Calgary, AB 2007 Advanced

Awards and Achievements

  • Design Workshop Bumble & Bumble (NYC)
  • Leadership: Know your Strengths (NYC)
  • Network Educator Bumble & Bumble (NYC)
  • Oribe Journey to Mastery (Santa Monica)
  • Red Seal Certified

Favourite Looks

I love looks from the 60’s and 70’s! Big hair, long hair, curly hair. Hair that says something about character. I am loving the luxurious classic look for men’s fades today.

Inspiration

I am constantly looking for inspiration. I collect hard copy books with endless images of people, places, and beauty through time. I also take regular classes through our wonderful product lines to be inspired by the best in the industry.

Favourite Products

I am Oribe obsessed at the moment. I have never loved a shampoo and conditioner more than Signature by Oribe, as well as Supershine Light, and Airstyle for a perfect, imperfect finish.

Favourite Quote

The way to create art is to burn and destroy ordinary concepts and to substitute them with new truths that run down the head and out from the heart. Charles Bukowski
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Keisha

Keisha
Brentwood Kingston, Jamaica 1999 Advanced

Awards and Achievements

  • Regis Corporation Colour Award (Calgary)
  • TIGI Men’s Cutting Class
  • Oribe Advanced Cutting Class (Calgary)
  • Evo Cutting Class with Jules Tognini (Calgary)
  • Red Seal Certified

Favourite Looks

Long, wavy natural colour & style. Anything that looks wind blown and sun kissed.

Favourite Products

R+Co Park Ave Blow Out Balm, Twister Curl Primer, High Dive Moisture Shine Cream

Favourite Quote

You won’t know until you try. Go hard or go home. Unknown
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Denise

Denise
Brentwood, Mahogany Calgary, AB Advanced

Awards and Achievements

  • Educator at Marvel Hairstyling College
  • Vidal Sassoon Academy (LA)
  • Unite Cut & Colour Advanced (San Diego)
  • Redken Advanced Cut/Colour/Style (Calgary)
  • Schwarzkopf Essential Looks (Calgary)
  • TIGI Cut/ Colour (Calgary)
  • Red Seal Certified

Favourite Looks

Every client is different. Depending on their lifestyle, face shape, texture, and curl. By listening to the needs and concerns of my clients, paired with my vision and experience, we can reach a beautiful style.

Inspiration

My inspiration comes from fellow Karma Stylists, experiences in fashion media, and nature.

Favourite Products

Oribe Royal Blowout, Split End Seal, Volumista, R+Co Trophy Shine + Texture Spray, Rockaway Salt Spray, and Vicious Hair Spray.

Favourite Quote

The nature of the flower is to bloom Alice Walker
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Jenelle R

Jenelle C
Brentwood @jen_ellehair Calgary, AB 1991 Advanced

Awards and Achievements

  • Redken Associate Apprenticeship Program
  • Ceritifed Educator for BABE hair extensions (Vegas/Calgary)
  • Cut & Know Why Advanced (Calgary)
  • Colour & Know Why Advanced (Calgary)
  • Oribe Advanced Cutting Class (Calgary)
  • Evo Cutting Class with Jules Tognini (Calgary)

Favourite Looks

Love to cut with lots of texture and personality. Corrective colour, hair extensions, and my signature blondes! I love anything from short to long!

Inspiration

I have always had tons of passion for the industry, which has allowed me to pursue a career full of endless opportunities. My ambition is to actively seek out education in order to always stay fresh, and inspired to bring new ideas to my clients. I believe consultation is key! We collaborate to achieve a common vision together.

Favourite Products

R+Co Dallas Thickening Spray, Jackpot Blow dry Balm, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Favourite Quote

Invest in your hair, it is your crown you never take off. Unknown
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Karly

Karly
Brentwood Kelowna, BC 2012 Advanced

Awards and Achievements

  • Aveda Institute
  • Aveda Haircolour Magic (Calgary)
  • Legendary Cutting Course (Calgary)
  • Hairstyling with John Raymond (Calgary)
  • Red Seal Certified

Favourite Looks

A wide variety from classic neat bobs to long loose beach waves. Bright, bold blondes and multi-dimensional hair colours. I love cutting pixies!

Inspiration

The trends, social media, co-workers, and my clients.

Favourite Products

Oribe Volumista, Dry Texturizing Spray, R+Co Dallas Thickening Spray, High Dive Moisture Cream

Favourite Quote

You see things and say why? But I dream things that never were, and I say why not? George Bernard Shaw
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Ada

Ada
Brentwood, Mahogany @hairdesignsbyada Calgary, AB 2012 Advanced

Awards and Achievements

  • Award for L’Oreal Professional “It Look” Competition- Cut and Colour (Toronto)
  • L’Oreal Professional- Kerastase Advances Styling (Toronto)
  • American Crew- Advanced Men’s Cuts (Toronto)
  • L’Oreal Professional  Colour Certified (Toronto)
  • Bumble & Bumble Cut and Styling (Calgary)
  • L’Oreal Professional Academy (Toronto)
  • Oribe Advanced Cutting Class (Calgary)
  • Evo Cutting Class with Jules Tognini (Calgary)

Favourite Looks

Classic bobs and pixies, and sun kissed hair

Inspiration

Fashion shows, hair shows, celebrities

Favourite Products

Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Colour, Supershine Light, Superfine Hairspray, Straight Away Smoothing Cream

Favourite Quote

I can tell you that the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. Jim Carrey
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Janelle M

Janelle M
Brentwood @janellemcleodhair Red Deer, AB 2012 Advanced

Awards and Achievements

  • Unite Academy Balayage Colour Class (San Diego)
  • Bb U Design Workshop (NYC)
  • TIGI Men’s Cutting Class
  • Oribe Advanced Cutting Class (Calgary)
  • Evo Cutting Class with Jules Tognini (Calgary)

Favourite Looks

Balayage is what I have developed my career around. It is a very artistic and versatile technique that allows me to truly individualize my client’s hair. A gorgeous natural looking colour paired with textured beach waves is definitely one of my signature looks. 

Inspiration

My Clients. It always amazes me how a new cut, fresh colour, or a voluminous blowout can put that bounce back into someone’s step. I genuinely love using my creativity and imagination to help everyone’s confidence to reach it’s full potential. 

Favourite Products

Oribe Gold Lust Conditioner, R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste

Favourite Quote

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. Unknown
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Cara

Cara P
Brentwood, Mahogany @cara.hairyyc 2012 Stylist

Awards and Achievements

  • Unite Creative Colour & Cutting (San Diego)
  • Mekka Cutting Class
  • Redken Cluster Classes
  • Schwarzkopf, Goldwell, and Joico Colouring Education
  • Babe Extensions
  • Rocky Updo Class
  • Oribe Advanced Cutting Class (Calgary)
  • Evo Cutting Class with Jules Tognini (Calgary)

Favourite Looks

Short Pixies, edgy bobs, ombre & balayage, colour styled with long loose curls. All types of blondes.

Inspiration

When it comes to hair, my personal philosophy is to go for “practical and beautiful.” I ensure that all my clients leave my chair happy and looking great! I enjoy listening to my client’s needs and aim to create a look that compliments their lifestyle. If you’re looking for a stylist who truly cares about your hair, look no further! An experience in my chair will be enjoyable and special!

Favourite Products

Oribe Supershine, Dry Texturizing Spray, R+Co Dallas Thickening Spray, High Dive Moisture Cream

Favourite Quote

The hair is the richest ornament of women. Martin Luther
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Stephanie

Stephanie
Brentwood @stephaniefiori Calgary, AB 2013 Stylist

Awards and Achievements

  • Nuts & Bolts Business Certificate
  • TIGI Men’s Cutting Class
  • Unite Creative Cut & Colour (LA)
  • Oribe Advanced Cutting Class (Calgary)
  • Evo Cutting Class with Jules Tognini (Calgary)
  • Red Seal Certified

Favourite Looks

Short textured bobs/ pixies, blunt long bobs, loose beachy waves.

Inspiration

Inspiration comes from everything! From my co-workers day to day, to the sunset on a weekend, and everything in between!

Favourite Products

R+Co Dallas Thickening Spray, High Dive Moisture & Shine, Trophy Shine & Texture Spray

Favourite Quote

Fashion changes, but style endures. Coco Chanel
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Morgan

Morgan
Brentwood @morganm_hair Calgary, AB 2015 New

Awards and Achievements

  • Delmar College Hairstyling Diploma (Calgary)
  • Karma Apprenticeship Education Program (Calgary)
  •  Schwarzkopf Colour Class (Calgary)
  • Bumble & Bumble Advanced Cutting Class (Calgary)
  • Oribe Advanced Cutting Class (Calgary)
  • Evo Cutting Class with Jules Tognini (Calgary)
  • Redken Shades Class (Calgary)
  • Oribe/R+Co Product Classes (Calgary)

Favourite Looks

Messy beach waves, seventies fringes, sun kissed balayage, rich reds, and dimensional brunettes.

Inspiration

Retro fashions (sixties mod, seventies bohemian) street style, and graphic design

Favourite Products

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, Gold Lust Dry Shampoo, R+Co High Dive Moisture Cream, Palm Springs Pre Shampoo Mask, 

Favourite Quote

Trust your hopes, not your fears. Grandma Betty
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Michelle A

Michelle A
Brentwood @michelleahair Calgary, AB 2014 Stylist

Awards and Achievments

  • Delmar College Diploma
  • Nuts & Bolts Salon Business Certificate
  • Oribe Advanced Cutting Class (Calgary)
  • Evo Cutting Class with Jules Tognini (Calgary)

Favourite Looks

Contour colouring- colour that highlights certain sections of the hair to compliment your skin tone and face shape.

Inspiration

I get a lot of information from social media like pinterest and instagram, lots of beautiful hair on there! I also feel most inspired when I help people achieve their dream hair!

Favourite Products

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, Imperial Blowout, R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo

Favourite Quote

Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself. Audrey Hepburn
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Jen L

Jen L
Brentwood @hairby.jenelle_l Cochrane, AB 2015 New

Awards and Achievements

  • Aveda Institute Diploma
  • Redken Shades  EQ Colour Class
  • Advanced Men’s Cutting Class
  • Oribe Advanced Cutting Class (Calgary)
  • Evo Cutting Class with Jules Tognini (Calgary)

Favourite Looks

I love the style of messy, beachy textured hair, classic bobs, textured lobs, and working with blondes!

Inspiration

There is no better feeling in the world than having your clients trust in anything you do with their hair to fit their lifestyle. Except maybe that you know they are walking out of the salon confident and beautiful!

Favourite Products

R+Co Trophy Texture & Shine Spray, Mannequin Styling Paste, Death Valley Dry Shampoo, High Dive Moisture Cream, Oribe Gold Lust Oil, Swept Up

Favourite Quote

We are all stories in the end Unknown
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Kennedy

Kenny
Brentwood @hairbykenniid Spirit River, AB 2016

Awards and Achievements

  • Eveline Charles Academy Diploma
  • Babe Extensions 
  • Barbering  Course
  • Advanced Men’s Grooming
  • Advanced Women’s Cutting
  • Oribe Advanced Cutting Class (Calgary)
  • Evo Cutting Class with Jules Tognini (Calgary)

Favourite Looks

I love textured looks, both bobs and long hair, long beachy waves. I love highlights and balayage looks, and all shades that enhance my client’s natural glow.

Inspiration

Co-workers inspire me, I love working in a luxury salon with such kind, talented people. I love making people feel beautiful, and love seeing my clients leave my chair with more confidence and a smile on their faces.

Favourite Products

R+Co Trophy Texture & Shine Spray, Bel Air Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner, High Dive Moisture Cream, Oribe Smooth Style Serum

Favourite Quote

When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them. If may take a second to say, but for them, it could last a lifetime. Unknown
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Courtney

Courtney
Brentwood @courtneylesliehair Calgary, AB 2016

Awards and Achievements

  • Purely Inspired Hairstyling Diploma (Honours)
  • Certified in Esthetics including lash extension, waxing, makeup, manicure, pedicure, gel nails, and brows (not offered at Karma)

Favourite Looks

Formal upstyles, loose beachy waves, cool blonde highlights/lowlights

Inspiration

My sister, due to her constant support and I admire her work ethic. 

Favourite Products

Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo & Conditioner

Favourite Quote

Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile. Unknown
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Alyssa

Alyssa
Brentwood Victoria, BC

Alyssa brings incredible intelligence and professionalism to Karma’s front of house team. With her bright and fun personality, she enhances guest experiences every visit. Alyssa is inspired by ancient literature, historical fiction, contemporary dance, as well as music. 

Favourite Products

Oribe Supershine Light, Curl Shaping Mousse, evo Whip It, Dallas Thickening Spray

Favourite Quote

At the edge of chaos, unexpected outcomes occur. Michael Crichton
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Lenny

Lenny
Brentwood, Mahogany 2014

Lenny moved to Calgary from a farm three years ago. He makes weekly appearances at Karma, ensuring to visit with each and every guest during his shift. He is a fan of endless attention, and he will let you know not to stop petting him. Lenny’s favourite things include visiting the bunnies at Petland, belly rubs, sniffing any and everything on long walks, visiting Karma Salon, rolling on the lawn, and car rides. 

Favourite Products

Chicken Jerky Treats, Smoked Bones

Favourite Quote

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than himself. Anonymous