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    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.

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Van Michael Alpharetta


Van Micheal Salon will open it’s seventh location in the Atlanta area on Oct.30th!

I’m thrilled to be joining the team at this gorgeous location in the Avalon, 3155 Avalon Blv. Alpharetta(just off Old Milton Parkway, minutes off 400 exit 10.)
We have started taking appointments for the Avalon location.
I will be offering haircuts at $80 and my hours are Wednesdays (every other) 8:30a-3:30pm, Thursdays 10-8pm, Friday 8:30a-3:30pm, and Saturdays (every other) 8:30a-3:30pm.
We are booking up fast with the Holidays approaching so be sure to call as soon as possible and get your appointment! 678-987-3678

All Van Michael Salons are full-service Aveda concept salons featuring top stylists from around the world and offering the latest in haircuts, color and styling.
Van Michael stylists have received the highly coveted North American Hair Dresser of the Year Award four times and their styles have been featured in countless national publications. The company’s celebrity client list includes Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey, Selita Ebanks, Sarah Ferguson, Blake Lively, Mandy Moore, Lenny Kravitz, Ricky Martin, Liza Minelli, Joaquine Phoenix, Rachel Hunter, Harrison Ford, Keri Washington, Marissa Miller, Shakira, Julia Roberts and Venus & Serena Williams.
Atlanta’s Top Salon, Best Salon in Atlanta, Best Hair Color, Best Hair Cut, Best Blow Dry, Best Makeup, Wedding Hair Specialists…no matter which way you say it, Van Michael Salon has consistently ranked at the top for 30 years strong!

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I am thrilled to announce I will be joining  Van Michael Salon as a haircutter at the new location Avalon in Alpharetta!

As many of you know I worked at the Buckhead location years ago,

and Van and Michael have always been mentors of mine.  I am honored to be part of the team again!

I will be working with my longtime friend and colorist Scarlett ( Sara ) Puchalski once again

after working in NJ together for many years as a team!

I will have hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and alternating Saturdays.

The Avalon will be an upscale dining, living, and retail experience in the heart of Alpharetta.

Mark your calendars!

Call Center for hair appointments open on Sept.15th, call (678) 987-3678

Wednesday Oct.29th Taste of Avalon

Opening date is Thursday Oct.30

Saturday Nov. 1st will be Grand Opening Avalon Festivities

Be sure to check these websites for more information






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As a hairstylist and makeup artist I am passionate about designing looks for individual people.

It is my mission to remain on top of industry trends, techniques and share the knowledge with my clients and fellow artists..

Making a person feel truly beautiful and  how to bring out someone’s confidence is a priceless tool for success.. Thanks for visiting my site!


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