Karma Salon

Mahogany Talent

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Mel

Melissa
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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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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Kristyn

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Mahogany Director
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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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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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Alysha

Alysha
Mahogany Calgary, AB 2007 Advanced

Awards & Achievements

  • New Talent winner at Hennessy Salon and Spa 2009
  • Bb U Design Workshop 1 (NYC)
  • Scwarzkopf Colour Class (Calgary)

Favourite Looks

I love blondes of all kinds! Timeless looks like the classic bob.

Inspiration

My inspiration comes from two women; my aunt, who was in the industry for 30 years, and my mentor Mary Elkassem. Both women are strong, hard working women that showed me hard work does pay off. Stay dedicated to your craft, and to never stop learning.

Favourite Products

The Oribe Moisture Line

Favourite Quote

Life isn't perfect, but your hair can be. 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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Heidi

Heidi
Mahogany @hair.heidimariajoy Cochranville, PA 2014 Stylist

Awards and Achievements

  • National Technical Honour Society- Alumni (inducted 2014)
  • International Beauty Show (NYC)
  • Sam Villa Cutting Class (Reading, PA)
  • Skills USA Hairstylist Competition- 1st Place (West Grove, PA)
  • Evo Cutting Class with Jules Tognini (Calgary)

Favourite Looks

I really enjoy wedding hair and formal upstyles. Anything that is challenging and involves much creativity, including fashion colours! 

Inspiration

Passion for hair, my faith, working with amazing team members, and support of my family and friends are only a few. Building relationships with my clients and seeing them with a smile the whole time they are in my chair is what inspires me.

Favourite Products

Evo - The Great Hydrator - Moisture Mask

Oribe - Royal Blowout - Heat Styling Spray 

R+Co. - Outer Space - Flexible Hairspray 

Favourite Quote

A smile costs nothing but gives much. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. Anonymous
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Bianca

Bianca 2
Mahogany @b.fab Calgary, AB 2013 Stylist

Awards & Achievements

  • Matrix Colour Café
  • Bb Razor Cutting Class
  • Bb Round Brush/Flat Brush Class
  • Beauty from the Inside Out- A program to empower young women (hair & makeup)
  • Ready Set Go Back to School- Youth fair for underprivileged children (haircuts)
  • Drunken Sailor- Local fashion show (hair & makeup)
  • Lethbridge College Spring Fashion Show (makeup)
  • ABA Backstage assistant & model
  • Purely Inspired Fantasy Hair Competition
  • SoCap Extension Certified
  • EVO-Build Me Up Buttercup

Favourite Looks

I live for dramatic change. Anything out of the norm is a challenge I can't wait to tackle!

Inspiration

My dog Kitty!

Favourite Products

EVO Curl, Hydration, Repair, Volume, Smooth, and Style

Favourite Quote

Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart Winnie the Pooh
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Becca

Becca 2
Mahogany @woodssbecca Glencoe, Ontario 2012 Stylist

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Babe Extensions Certified
  • Johnny B. Barbering Certified 
  • Susan Carter balayage

FAVORITE LOOKS:

Beachy waves, Balayage, Baby Lights, & 20's Flapper Girl Looks

INSPIRATION:

I Love to make people feel beautiful & confident!

FAVOURITE PRODUCTS:

Oribe Royal Blowout, Oribe Apres Beach, R+Co. High Dive, EVO Fabuloso


Favourite Quote

"Diamonds are formed under pressure" anonymous
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Addy

Addy
Mahogany Winnipeg, MB

Addy’s bright personality shines as a part of our front of house team. She believes your style should reflect your personality, and loves seeing the transformations from start to finish. Addy’s inspiration come from other artists that have a passion for what they do. 

Favourite Products

Redken Shades (I love to shine!)

Favourite Quote

Enjoy your faults, that’s what separates you from the rest of the world and that’s what makes you special. Marilyn Manson
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Kelsey

Kelsey
Mahogany Calgary, AB

Kelsey brings incredible intelligence and professionalism to Karma’s front of house team. With her bright and fun personality, she enhances guest experiences every visit. Kelsey is inspired by seeing stylist work and travel. 

Favourite Products

R+co. Park Ave, High Dive, Oribe Split end Seal & Swept up

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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