I’m Karen Albaugh, hairstylist and owner of done. (hair, skin & nails) in Niverville, MB. I’m super excited, after 20+ yrs in the industry, to have my own salon! It’s been a lifelong dream, and a long journey. I guess you could say I’ve been a hairstylist since birth.
My Dad was a high school teacher and I chose my babysitters based on whether or not I thought I’d enjoy doing their hair. Really. 🙂
While I grew up in Dryden, ON, my actual career began at the Edward Carriere Salon in Winnipeg. I journeyed from apprentice to intermediate stylist there over an 8 yr period, then, a close friend and very talented stylist opened a salon in Kenora. I decided to make a change and headed East to beautiful Lake of the Woods, where I spent the next 8 yrs at the Keric Funk Salon, Spa & Boutique. I also had the privilege of mentoring young stylists there, which was something I really enjoyed… #nikkiraebaker 🙂 In the middle of my Keric Funk years, I took a years hiatus to work with NAHA award winning stylist and salon owner Jackie Elliott in Banff, AB. My last three years have been spent running my own business in Kenora through the very talented Kim Wilson – owner Of Shear Heaven Spa. All of these uber talented stylists have led me to Niverville today…. so I can get it done 😉