My Story

I have been married to my Prince Charming (Mr. Drive me crazy also,

lol) of 28yrs, a mom of two Beautiful Daughters, and a salon owner of 28yrs also. 1994 was a busy year!!

I can remember being a little girl playing with my dolls as I cut their hair off and used nail polish for make up on them, knowing one day I would do hair. As years went by the desire to be a Hair Stylist was a definite and then I realize I wanted to own my own salon as well. I wanted to create my Dream Salon where guest would receive and extraordinary experience every time they visited my salon. I always knew deep in my soul that God created me for this to touch people’s lives not only on the outward appearance but also on the inside of someone’s heart.

Friends I am telling you when I opened my salon I had absolutely no idea what in the world I was doing. God may have given me a Dream but he didn’t hand over the book of all the answers. However, through research, dedication, commitment, trial, blood, sweat, tears and many learning experiences I grew my Dream into a 7 Figure salon, #1 salon in my area, featured in many articles for my leadership, published in the Beauty within You book along with many other top leaders in our industry, and also one of the Top 200 Fastest Growing Salon in North America.


During the first 17 years of owning of owning my salon I was also a platform color artist where I traveled from coast to coast teaching color techniques to stylist and also teaching them to get out of their comfort zone. I have also mentored many stylist and salon owners how to build their business, step out of the traditional Hair Industry mind set, get them to remember why they got into this business in the first place, and help them create the Life and Salon they Dreamed of.


Throughout my career one of my favorite things to do has always been to share my experience. I have always felt if I can help one person through the trials and errors I have experienced the last 28yrs then they have all been worth it. I truly believe when God blesses us we need to turn around and Bless others and that is why Next Level Salon Success was created.


Do you feel like your business is not quite where you had hoped it would be by now or maybe you know that there is more but just not sure how to get your business there. Perhaps you already have a successful salon/spa and want to take it to the next level? 

If you want to see Big things happen in your business in 2022 then don’t wait any longer. Let’s chat!!

I will come right along side of you and help you create a game plan that is designed for you and your salon So That you will be able to reach your goals, create a Brand for your salon (hint that is not just your logo), and give you strategies to standout from everyone else in the industry and taking your business to what you have always dreamed it could be. . 

 I believe in you!   

You have what it takes!!!!!



Karen Hardee