Karmela was one of the youngest senior hair stylists at the Sahag Workshop. Magazines such as Vogue, Nylon, WWD and People frequently interview her about hair cutting techniques, tips and fashion trends. In 2007 she was voted by readers of Allure Magazine onto their “A List” as a top rated hair stylist in New York City. With an unabashed passion for cutting hair, Karmela has a dedicated following of fashion, celebrity and “civilian” clients.

She loves what she does and her clients do too. Personally trained by John Sahag, Karmela lives by John’s ideal to constantly improve ones skills as an artist. According to Karmela: “John taught us to keep learning, every day, every second. My clients, whether they are celebrities or civilians, all want a signature cut that feels like they were born with it, with the Sahag Cut method, they get exactly what they want.”

Whether on a photo shoot, or teaching at seminars, Karmela constantly improves her ability to “see” more possibilities for her clients. Using the Sahag Cut method on short, medium or long hair, Karmela can create more imaginative and versatile shapes than with any other technique. Her clients can “shake” their hair into place with minimal after shower styling. It’s that natural, easy going and flowing.

Karmela learned from John to “always keep learning, seeing, doing” and finding new ways to help her clients see themselves in a new light. Up to date on the latest fashions and modern looks, Karmela lets her clients help her find what’s “right” for them. Whether its for a Diane Von Furstenberg runway show or Kelly Osbourne. Her clients help her “discover” the look that pushes their self-image into what is current, yet not a fashion victim. Her cuts are classic for clients who are conservative, yet somewhat iconoclastic for those who are more daring.

Karmela can be reached for editorial photo shoots, fashion shows or private clients through the John Sahag Workshop at: 212-750-7772 or direct at 917-573-2207.


Runway: Diane Von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Randolph Duke, Issey Miyake, Gen Art, Cynthia Rowley, and Necessary Objects by Ady Gluck.

Editorial: Manhattan Bride, GQ Magazine, Tressamme, OK Magazine, US Weekly, Vogue Magazine, NYLON, Inked Magazine, Clairol, Escada, Glamour.com, Elle Girl, Teen Vogue, Source Magazine, Rap-Up Magazine, Curves Magazine, People, Issey Miyaki, Cynthia Rowley, Randolf Duke, DVF, Entertainment Weekly, Lucky Magazine, Allure Magazine Rated Best Hair 07. Front Desk Magazine Rated Most Trendy Haircut in NYC, YRB Magazine, Honey Magazine, Venexiana.

Advertising / Catalogs/ Print: Esther Chen, Donald Fagen’s CD cover.

Celebrity Clients: Rose McGowan, Pulitzer Writer John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck & Doubt), Justin Bieber, Kelly Osbourne, Angie Everhart, Publicist to the Stars Liz Rosenberg, Asher Book, Elizabeth Rohm, Justin Bieber, Nina Sky, check out the Nina Sky video "On Some Bullshit," Kevin Corigan, Better Sex Through Yoga creator Garvey Rich, Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Daniel Vosovic, Panic at the Disco, Roxy Cottontail, Project Runway, My Chemical Romance, Queen of Jordan, Bethenny Frankel, Paulina Porizkova, Daniel Powter, Alina Cho (CNBC anchor).

Karmela The Hair Girls' demonstration on how to cut perfect bangs!


Karmela interviewed by Beauty Call.

Karmela at work Back Stage during Fashion Week at the Venexiana show.

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International Women's Day March 2011 @ Rasputin
Brighton Beach NYC, With Sherri Jessie

Lady Gaga Doll Hair In Entertainment Weekly December 3, 2010

Madonna Doll

Check out my new dramatic bang and sleek haircut on Filipino pop star CHARICE !!!! She she brings down the f'ing house in this video !!!

Jump to the middle of this YouTube clip to see Karmela's Interview.