Karma Beauty Studio was founded in the spring of 2006 on the belief that each client should receive personalized one on one service in an intimate, warm, homelike, yet professional, boutique salon setting.
Many of Karma's operators have worked in the Merrick area for almost 20 years. They continually attend hair and beauty seminars to learn and master the latest in hairstyling, product use and cutting techniques.
Nikki got her start in the beauty business in 1989 at the age of 15. She worked her way up from apprentice to advanced stylist and colorist. Throughout her career, she has attended countless seminars and hands on workshops in cutting, coloring and finished formal styling. Commitment to her career is foremost, and her dedication to her craft shows. She opened Karma Beauty Studio in the spring of 2006 with a goal to have a positive atmosphere to take care of her clients, ensuring that they have a peaceful and happy beauty experience.
Nikki is an avid foodie, spending most of her free time dining out at various places with her husband Joey. She does Pilates 5 times a week to work off all that eating, and loves coming home to her 4 legged child Ella.
Jennifer has been working in the Merrick area since the beginning of her career. She graduated from Calhoun High School, and achieved her cosmetology license in 1999.. She immediately started in her field as a hairstylist, and it became clear to Jenn early on in her career, that she had the talent to deal with curly and unruly hair, much like her own. She quickly developed a style strategy on how to control and straighten hair of this nature. Always looking to expand on her training, Jenn is a trained Tocco Magico colorist, certified in GBB hair extensions, and has attended hands-on classes for Aquage and Tocco Magico. In Jenn's free time she enjoys being a mom to her son Aj and daughter Arianna. They do everything from school activities to play dates but when it is time for Jenn she likes to go to the movies, read books, and spend time with family and friends.
Krista was born and raised in Merrick, where she got her first start in the industry at the age of 16. She graduated from Calhoun High School, where she began her cosmetology training. Starting her career as an apprentice, she quickly worked her way up to a licensed stylist. Krista uses creative and versatile techniques in her cutting and color work, always leaving her clients looking their best. To keep up with the latest styles and trends, Krista frequently attends classes and hands on workshops. She is a trained Tocco Magico hair colorist and has attended numerous Aquage workshops in NY and Miami, as well as becoming a GBB hair extension specialist. Being recently married, she enjoys spending her spare time dining out and relaxing with her husband Frank and taking care of their chocolate lab dog Lily.
Helena has been a client of Nikki's for over 20 years. Once Nikki had opened her own salon, she joined the staff as a desk manager in 2007. She takes pride in greeting the clients, booking their appointments, and keeps the day running smoothly. She has a love of gardening, and tends to the visual decoration at Karma. Its hard to believe she's a grandmother of 3, she enjoys clean eating and spending as much time outside in nature as she can.
Mimi is the up and coming hair stylist at Karma Beauty Studio. She just passed her NY state board cosmetology test, and is being carefully trained by the staff of Karma, as well as attending hair workshops with the rest of the hair staff. She has a special gift of always careful attention to the needs of the clients. Her talent is natural, and we see a great future for her behind the chair. She is very family oriented, and spends as much time with them as she can.
From assistant to desk manager, Lizzy is a valuable team player to Karma Beauty Studio. She has a positive work ethic, and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the daily maintenance of the salon. She is currently working towards a college degree. As a vegetarian she practices a healthy lifestyle, working out whenever she had time.
Alla is Karma Beauty Studio's part time nail technician. She specializes in creative nail treatments, and has been known to give a fabulous relaxing pedicure. CND Shellac is a specialty, and she is an expert eyebrow waxer/threader. When she is not working, she is spending time with her daughter Sofia.