Karen is a Hair and Make Up Artist based in Atlanta. With more than 20 years experience in cosmetology, her professional portfolio includes working with top salons on the east coast and in Atlanta in haircut design, makeup, weddings, film, print and television. Most recently working on the "final reveal" for ABC's Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition, as well as the 2011 and 2012 Charleston Fashion week for hair and makeup. She is the former owner of Bella Rose Salon, an upscale Bumble and Bumble exclusive salon in NJ specializing in makeovers. I established, solely owned and operated the salon from 2006-2010 until selling the business and relocating to Atlanta with my family in 2010.
As a hair and makeup stylist in the film industry, Karen has styled celebrities including Judy Reyes (best known for her work on the television show Scrubs and Devious Maids) , was Key Hairstylist for “Glow Ropes,” the winning feature film for Best Picture, New York International Latino Film Festival, has worked with recording music artist USHER, and has styled hair and makeup for award winning fashion designers nationally.
In addition to her freelance work, Karen is co-founder of Moda Creative Artists. A group of artists that specializes in conceptual imagery and art direction for designer look books, magazines, lifestyle, and music.
Karen’s experience ranges from educating aspiring hairstylists and makeup artists in techniques through workshops and classes, creating hair and makeup styles for editorial layouts, styling clothes and set design, coaching and directing models on shoots, developing new images for musicians and working on music videos, styling hair and makeup for runway and photo shoots, and transforming thousands of clients’ images through haircutting design. Karen’s work has been featured in high-profile print and web publications including Jezebel, The Atlantan, Atlanta Brides, North Georgia Leisure Magazine, Bumble & Bumble Business Review, New Jersey Life magazine, City Chick NY, and 40/74 Magazine.
Karen maintains her commitment to cutting-edge excellence in the industry though extensive training with industry leaders including Van Michael Salons, Sassoon, Bumble and Bumble, Nick Arrojo and Toni and Guy. Karen will be available by appointment in Alpharetta at the latest Van Michael Salon in Avalon October 2014.