Hair Picasso Karen O.
A Minister daughter, who was born in South Carolina, has been a self driven, dynamic trend setter who has aspired to fulfilling her dream of becoming a hairstylist since the age of 10.
She began her career because of her love for hair care, and her extraordinary love for creating different types of hairstyles. With well over 25 plus years of experience in her field, her creativity, confidence and intelligence made her achieve the impossible. She knows hair like the back of her mane sculpting hands. As a young girl, she always knew she was destined to become a hair care professional. She had a knack for style and beauty in which allowed Karen the ability to see potential in someone’s hair. Karen O loves encountering true challenges that would require a miracle, because she knew that if anyone could perform one, she could.
Whether she’s at her own salon, or off site, Karen O. strives for great customer service and communication. She feels that these two traits go hand in hand when establishing great rapport with her clients and anyone she meets.
A true veteran in the business, she has styled the likes of Allen Iverson, The Backstreet Boys, Tatyana Ali, Rev. Shirley Caesar, and Mya, James Earl Jones, Busta Rhymes, June Ambrose, Cisco, Sparkle, radio personal Toya Beasley, Diane King, Fat Joe, Remy Martin, R. Kelly, Stacey Mekenzie, Pamela Watson just to name a few. According to Karen O., styling hair and making beauty come to life is an art. She took that into consideration when she used her talents for many campaigns –Clairol, Matrix, Mizani, Dudley’s, NBA Clothing line, KISS Beauty Line, International Trade Shows, fashion shows, prominent magazines like XXL, Vibe, Essence, Allure, Salli Richardson, The Source, Marie Claire, Spin and many more. In addition to her clientele, Karen O. is extremely versatile, using her talents in teaching, artist development, model campaigns, music videos, commercials, and product campaigns.
But Karen O always kept herself humble by opening her heart and her doors to her communities and special circumstances such as domestic violence and when times get hard for families or when they see no way out. Karen feels everyone should look and feel beautiful.
As a trendsetter and platform artist, Karen O. is truly passionate about the field and what it can become. She genuinely gets joy out of making someone beautiful. Karen O.’s motto is “Styling Hair Is An Art.”
As her Biography will reflect, she has acquired vast following spanning different venues of the entertainment and fashion industry. From teaching to handling platform artists across the country. This International Award Winner is a highly motivated, inspired and innovative hair stylist with a passion for hair design. And now she is one of the most in demand hairstylist of her time.
Question – What makes Karen O. special?
Answer – She gives all her clients “Star Status”.