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Karen D.


San Rafael, CA

Member since:

February 29, 2012


Please tell us the name and location of the business you own or operate as the CEO or President.

I the owner of Magnolia Avenue Salon located in downtown Larkspur.

Please tell us about yourself.

I'm a Marin native. I went to Drake HS and then to Dominican University. I've Raised Two beautiful daughters in Marin who work with me. I was a single mother when I started my business in 1999 and my girls were little. I've worked hard for many years, and together, my girls and I have come a long way. Magnolia Avenue Salon's first location was tiny and out of the way. Often, the salon was soo busy it was standing room only. Three years ago Magnolia Avenue Salon opened the doors of its new location as one of the most prestigious, and glamourous salons in Marin County. The salon can now be recognized by huge glass widows and crystal chandeliers when driving though downtown Larkspur.

Please tell us about your hobbies or other interests..

As a business owner and mother it's all about taking care of myself. Otherwise, I'm useless. I work hard at maintaining balance. I'll let everyone know when I find it! Just Kidding. I love yoga and have found a second home at "Power Yoga San Rafael." I'm not as consistent as I'd like to be, but I consider myself a "work in progress." There's always room for improvement. I love color texture and patterns....when I'm older I won't be bored even a minute. I love designing and creating just about anything; a beautiful room, a piece of jewelry, a hairstyle.

Please list any personal achievements you are proud of here.

I look around my thriving business and I'm Amazed. I watch my daughters. Amanda finishes a haircut and I'm blown away at how good she is. Ashley works by my side with the confidence of someone beyond her years. I only have to show her once, and she takes the brush out of my hand and expertly demonstrates.

Tell us about your company and any achievements you are proud of here.

Magnolia Avenue Salon is a place everyone wants to work. We have almost no turnover of staff. 2008 was the year i opened the current location. I can't say its been easy, but i can say were still in business and its worth it.


Hi, My Name is Karen and I'm the owner of Magnolia Avenue Salon in downtown Larkspur. I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

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