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Conversations with Kara Shaw

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kara Shaw.

Hi Kara, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I’ve been doing hair for almost ten years. I started assisting at a salon in Calabasas. I then went on my own and fell in love with hair color. I continued my education and built up a clientele well Owning my own studio. I loved and specialized in color for blondes and brunettes. I added Six years ago Weft extensions to my specialty and am certified in custom weft Handtied hair extensions in a couple of different methods. I decided to open a salon in Calabasas about a year ago after feeling my studio was too small. My Salon Bae was opened November 1, 2019; it has the same concept as a studio while having a salon family feel. I decide to get deeper into the world of hair extensions and partnered with Stephanie Lewis to create Our own line called Mane Bae Extensions. The brand continues to grow!

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The Salon has been wonderful. We did open three and half months before covid so that has been a challenge. But the space we choose is open airy and big so everyone feels comfortable!

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m am a Salon owner who specializes in color and Weft Extensions… I started in the industry needing to know everything about color. I went to every class and still do, practiced all the time and made myself current and knowledgeable. Then I found weft Extensions and have take many classes and am perfecting that skill. Extensions have enhanced my colors. I think because I know color first, my extensions are hard to detect. I’m known for my natural color and natural-looking extensions. I love the feeling I get when I see my client’s confidence transformed. Color and Extensions translate into a feeling. I love education and continue to learn whenever I can. I have owned @mysalonbae for a little over a year and I have an amazing team! I recently partnered with @stephanie_tiara_lewis and started an extension hairline called Mane BAE Hair Extensions, which I can’t wait to watch its growth. Find a career you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. @manebae_extensions.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
I thought I wanted to be an esthetician before I went to cosmetology school.

Contact Info:

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  • Instagram: @kara_manebaeextensions
  • Facebook: Kara Shaw

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