About this Speaker
Dr. Kari is a Licensed Barber, Cosmetologist and Celebrity Hair Stylist. She has over 18 years of experience as a natural hair care specialist, educator and hair care products consultant. She is a Board Certified Trichologist through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and the Founder & CEO of Mahogany Hair Revolution Salon & Trichology Clinic, established in 2007. She is the current Vice President of the California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013. Dr. Kari is the Creator of the Goddess Locs; a natural loc extension style that has changed the culture of black hair; and the founder of Beauty by Dr°K, a new brand of healthy hair care products that have been formulated as a professional’s approach to healthier hair and scalp.
Dr. Kari is passionate about hair styling and education. She has merged her passion and degree to create a business that caters to a market that is interested in natural hair and seeking guidance on how to achieve healthier hair.
As an educator and speaker, Dr. Kari has also had the opportunity to work with a number of product companies including Shea Moisture, Eden Bodyworks, Sof’n Free, Curls, Carol’s Daughter and African Pride. She has represented these companies as a guest speaker, presenter, workshop leader and product educator.
Dr. Kari’s reputation as a trusted stylist has led her to establish a relationship with some notable celebrities who include: Brandy Norwood, Ava Duvernay, Meagan Good, Keri Hilson, Willow Smith, Kelis and Halle Berry just to name a few.