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Marcy Karna 503-348-6301

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Hair design comes naturally to Marcy. Since 1997, Marcy has had advanced hair coloring and cutting techniques.  She is Pivot Point trained and apprenticed with Aveda early in her career. Marcy has continuously pursued education in her craft. She specializes in hair coloring for gray coverage, both natural and artistic highlighting techniques and precision haircutting for all hair types.
Marcy knows the most important part of her service is the consultation. By listening carefully to the lifestyle you embrace and the look you desire Marcy applies her knowledge and artistic ability by making suggestions that readily suit your needs.
As a native Oregonian residing in Portland since 1996, Marcy appreciates everything Portland has to offer; cycling, snowboarding, good food, concerts, and walking her dog.

 

Starr Leavey 503-866-5928

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Starr has worked in the industry since 2005. After moving from San Francisco to Portland, she trained and worked with the Evolution Hair Design team for several years. Taking into consideration face shape, bone structure, proportion and lifestyle, Starr loves discovering the perfect cut and hair colour for you. When she’s not making you look beautiful, she loves hanging out with her dogs, chasing the sun, playing the Ukulele, and enjoying everything about The Columbia River Gorge.

She continues to learn from the artists of Keune, Kevin Murphy, DevaCurl, UNITE, Davines, and her inspiring team at Karna A Finish Salon.

 

 

Kara Brock 971-221-8244cara-001

A native Portlander, Kara was in the first graduating class at the Aveda Institute Portland in 2009. She was at the top of her class and was quickly offered a position at the newly opened salon, Smash Cut in NW Portland. After completing her apprenticeship under her mentor, Kevin Loos, she quickly built up a wonderful clientele, many who continue to see her today. Smash Cut closed its doors two years later and Kara decided to take this opportunity to volunteer and travel in Thailand for six months. Once back in Portland, she joined the Karna team.

She is passionate about all things hair, from simple cuts to complex styles and curls – and her math aptitude translates beautifully into her hair coloring and highlighting skills, she is confident and thoughtful in changing up or maintaining your hair cut and/or color. You will enjoy your entire experience from the shampoo bowl, to the blowout/styling and you will never feel rushed in her chair.

In her free time Kara loves to spend time with her family and friends enjoying the many offerings of this amazing City – hiking, music, ethnic foods, vintage treasure shopping are among the places you will find Kara.

 

Stacy James 503-380-8328

With a deep affection for the hair and beauty industry, Stacy loves creating shapes in hair and color that are classic, modern and innovative.She has 30 years experience as a stylist and has mastered her craft with a technical excellence. She believes that to be your best, you learn from the best. To be authentic. She is thoughtful in her work and genuinely cares about the happiness of her clients in their overall salon experience. Her continued inspiration comes from hair icons and esteemed educators around the world.
Notably,  Toni & Guy, Bumble & Bumble, ABBA, KMS, Goldwell and Davines. She is grateful to be working with a
talented team of stylists at Karna Salon, a Kevin Murphy Salon. When she is away from the salon, she loves spending time with family and friends and working with animals at sanctuaries. She loves traveling to new destinations and tasting good food and wine along the way.

  Anna Dixon 503-395-8925

Anna has been in the beauty industry for 10 years focusing on skin care and hair removal. She is kind, curious and loves connecting with people from all walks of life. She was born in Portland Oregon and loves designing clothes, photography and boxing. With a keen aesthetic eye and a perfectionist attitude she always makes sure her clients leave feeling happy, smooth and beautiful.
Aryn Clark 503-395-8925
Aryn has been apart of the beauty industry for nearly 5 years now! She is currently specializing in speed waxing, eyebrow and lash tinting. Her favorite parts of working in this field are; getting to know her guests and establishing professional relations, and informing them with the basic knowledge they need to know to care for their skin. After beginning her career in California in aesthetics, she started at a hair and wax studio. Since being in Portland for 2 years now, she has found that Karna will be her new home! She has become so passionate about all the nature the Pacific Northwest has to offer! You can always find her outside exploring, hiking to waterfalls, camping at Mt. Hood, and kayaking with her pup!