“It’s such an amazing thing to have the ability to change a person’s mood, in just an hour or two.”

Styling Since: 2003 

Kara runs Gravity, along with business partner Joe Kaub. When it comes to decision-making, everything goes through Kara and Joe. They’re the reason Gravity is so special.

But Kara isn’t your typical boss. Her success is the result of pure passion, a love of the industry, and the personal connections she’s fostered along the way. “I cherish every relationship I have built with each one of my clients, and feel blessed to be part of their lives,” she says. “And of course, my business partner Joe, and our team–we are a family.”

When she’s not at the salon, you can find Kara practicing photography, feeding her shopping addiction, and spending as much time as possible with her daughters, Addison and Ella, her husband, Mike, and her puggle pup, Deakon.

In her own words:

A movie that defines me is The Pursuit of Happyness. My favorite quote from it is, “Don’t ever let anybody tell you you can’t do something. You got a dream, you got to protect it. If you want something, go get it. Period.”

The invaluable quality I bring to Gravity is my enthusiasm about everything. Hair, products, ideas, stories, clothes, pictures, kids. I think it keeps people happy, smiling, and motivated.