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We welcome our guests

We listen to requests

We care about people

We love hair

We believe in sustainable beauty

We celebrate grace and elegance

We appreciate suggestions 

We believe that beautiful is also good

(Davines)

Cheryl McMahon, Founder

For more than 25 years, Cheryl McMahon's unique styling talent has been in demand for her high level of professionalism that recognizes the unique beauty in each client. 

Cheryl's eclectic clientele, including some who travel from as far as California and London, are a testament to her outstanding color and cutting talent and technique, which is often sought out for her styling expertise during Fashion Week in New York and Los Angeles, and for local and national stage and television productions, magazine and promotional photo shoots.

As a stylist, past platform stylist, and educator, Cheryl studied with, and taught for, leading beauty professionals including Vidal Sassoon, John Sahag, Toni and Guy, Goldwell, Integra Perming Solutions and Davines.  Cheryl is constantly training to master the latest styles and techniques and color trends. Her freelance work includes styling for news broadcasts, pilots and television shows with ABC and CBS TV at West 57th Street in New York

Cheryl's expertise and absolute knowledge in customizing individualized colors–be it bright, glowing blondes, cool brunettes, or crispy reds–compliments each client's skin tone and personality and avoids brassy results with naturally refined undertones and strategically placed high and low lights where the sun would naturally reflect from the crown. Be it an ombre, balayage, a complete hair color transformation, or fixing the worst color mistakes, Cheryl's unique knack for troubleshooting assures that the end results will be a beautiful aura of colors cascading from your crown.

 

Cheryl's versatile cutting expertise includes dry cutting, wet to dry, and razor, with a distinctive eye she creates low maintenance - high impact haircuts. Strategically placed snips and pieces are created to accentuate bone structure and facial features. Between cuts, clients do not require any styling skill or a lot of products as the cut is designed to evolve and compliment grow-out in between appointments. 

Cheryl takes great pride in her commitment to using earth and animal friendly products and services that avoid harsh chemicals and promote sustainable beauty–creating good karma for her clients and the planet. Her generosity of spirit is all about giving back to the community, (more below)

For Cheryl, it’s all about good Karma!

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KatyStylist, Color Specialist, Barber

Katy has been serving up good karma as a professional hair stylist since she was 19 years old.  Not only is she a skilled stylist and color specialist, Katy is also a skilled specialist in the art of men's barbering. 

While Katy loves all aspects of the haircare industry, her favorite part of her work is making her clients feel and look beautiful. 

Philanthropy
"It's all about good karma." 

Karma Salon is founded in a generosity of spirit that is all about giving back. Cheryl has donated her time and talent to styling wigs for cancer survivors, and to restore post-chemo hair.  Throughout the year, the Karma Salon team holds charity drives and volunteers in the community. They also gather and donate hair for Matter of Trust, and Pantene Wigs for Kids.  For Cheryl and her team, it’s all about good Karma!

Matter of Trust

Donating recycled hair to use for oil-spill clean up.

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Donating hair to create wigs for children

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Karma staff closed the salon to volunteer and help to build healthy and affordable place to call home.

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Providing basic needs including diapers, sanitary and incontinence supplies to Connecticut families in need.

Guest Lecturer

Cheryl presented a lecture to third-year medical students on the topic of Domestic Abuse Victims and the ER experience.

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