Hello! My name is Erin Karnes.

Along with being an American Board Certified Hair Colorist, I've been a licensed cosmetologist for 16 years. I was born and raised right here in Northern Virginia. I attended Cosmetology school at Monroe Technology in Leesburg during my last two years of high school. After that, in 2001, I began my apprenticeship under Dianne Lang at Bristles and Shears, in Sterling. For anyone who didn't know her, she was one of the greatest hairstylists of her time! She was an amazing person with a BIG personality, and treated each and every person she ever met like her own family. For the 13 years that I worked for her, she sent myself and all of her stylists to the best hair shows and schools all over the country! In 2005, Bristles and Shears was written up in Washingtonian Magazine for having the most American Board Certified Hair Colorists and best stylists in the area! I passed my American Board Certification a year later! I met some of my dearest lifelong friends while working there, including my husband of 10 years!
I feel truly blessed to have found a profession that I love so much! I strive to be on the same WaveLength of each and every guest I meet to achieve their desired style and image.

Contact Me to see what I can do for you!