A little background on how we became the Kharma you now know: Kirstin-Kharma's founder- graduated from the the Aveda institute in 2005. After a couple of years working at an Aveda salon, she started working from her home. Within a year, she was faced with having to bring in some help to manage the demand. Both stylists of which are still with Kharma today-Ashley and Tressa. The team got so busy that the city of Victoria asked them to move commercially or scale back. Within weeks they were busy renovating their first shop on Oak Bay Ave. After only 4 months of being open, they outgrew the space and moved into a bigger space a few doors over. Seven months after that, they knocked the wall out and expanded into the retail space next to them to gain even more space. Two years later, demand and word of mouth led to opening a second location in the Westshore. In April of 2018, our Oak Bay shop was moved into a larger more open space on the corner of Oak Bay and Foul Bay road. It has been an amazing ride and we have our incredibly supportive client's to thank. We are very lucky to have an unreal team of talent to look after Victoria's needs and are looking forward to being Victoria's go to for all things beauty for many more years to come! Kharma Design Studio now has TWO locations to serve you- Oak Bay Ave and on Goldstream in Langford.
Our experienced hair artists specialize in cutting, coloring, smoothing treatments and tape-in extensions. Our estheticians are highly trained in intimate waxing, electrolysis, lash extensions, skin tag and red vein removal, skin, hand and foot care. We also have highly skilled semi permanent make up techs that offer both microblading, combination brows, eyeliner and lips. We have state of the art machines that will get rid of unwanted hair, tighten and tone skin and remove sun damage and age spots.
We use Aveda color alongside organic/paraben and sulphate free Loma products, and perform Smoothing Treatments - a semi-permanent product that relaxes curl and reduces frizz. Our tape in extensions are of the highest qaulity hair, and can be re-used for up to 3 years of consecutive wear.
Kharma charges their clients color bowls at their cost-not profiting from it like other local salons making each visit more affordable. In addition to all this, Kharma also offers a variety of skills level to fit anyones budget.
We are firm believers that it is far better to be very good at a few services than average at many. The owner encourages her staff to only offer services that they are passionate about and refer clients to other stylists and estheticians in Victoria for the services they do not enjoy or are not comfortable performing.
Our team works together closely and you will sense this from the moment you enter the shop. We rely on each other daily for second opinions with coloring, staying on time and making sure your experience with us is unforgettable. We are often told our salon is very comfortable and that clients really enjoy our atmosphere. Not only is it more enjoyable for us to come to work daily when our dynamic is drama free, it is also a place where everyone can relax, laugh and if desired, chat freely with others. We have quadrupled in size in less than 6 years, and often have clients running into each other and visiting amongst themselves.
Please call or stop by to visit our Oak Bay or Langford locations. There is plenty of free street parking and we have customer lots for your convenience. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!
Kharma has gone green! We are a member of Green Circle Salons, which collects 95% of all our business waste. Hair, Foils, Color Tubes, Etc, are recycled and/or reused. Visit bc.greencirclesalons.ca for more info.