Kara began her career as a hair stylist in St. Louis MO in 2001. Getting some great experience under her belt, including 4 years as an educator and platform artist for a major haircare company called Rusk, she brought her passion and skills to NYC. Kara worked in salons in the East Village and Chelsea. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and earned a degree in Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design. Upon receiving her degree she relocated to Boston and pursued a career in window display. As fun and creatively motivating as that was, Kara realized the hair styling is her true calling and she returned to the salon and then back to NYC. Her passion was reignited and inspired her to open a salon in Crown Heights called Deck. That was a great experience and she loved what she created but needed to move on and is very happy to now be at Etta Salon and bringing her talent, skill and creativity to the wonderful neighborhood of Bed Stuy.