Karen Wright Hair Stylist/Color Expert

Karen Wright Hair Stylist/Color Expert

Creating Style With Attitude! I have been doing hair for over 35 yrs and still love doing it!. I am continuously on the look out for the latest & greatest, whether it's product, style, or technique.

I attend at least 2 or more classes each year to keep up and refine my skills. I have won multiple awards for cutting, design and color. I am always thinking of how I can improve to give my clients the best hair possible. My Clients are my walking billboards! Call to Book: 951-440-4412
I work 2 days a week, Tues & Thurs. AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS

Operating as usual

Photos from Karen Wright Hair Stylist/Color Expert's post 10/27/2021

This is a cool haircut I did a month ago. Let me know what you think.

Karen Wright Hair Stylist/Color Expert updated their information in their About section. 10/27/2021

Karen Wright Hair Stylist/Color Expert updated their information in their About section.

Karen Wright Hair Stylist/Color Expert updated their information in their About section.

Photos from Karen Wright Hair Stylist/Color Expert's post 07/03/2021

Balayage, always fun to do!

Photos from Karen Wright Hair Stylist/Color Expert's post 07/03/2021

Fixing the brassy color...adding blonde highlights and neutralize the brassiness...

newsroom.ucla.edu 08/31/2017

UCLA scientists identify a new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

This could be awesome!

newsroom.ucla.edu The research may lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with baldness or alopecia, which is hair loss linked to such factors such as hormonal imbalance, stress, aging or chemotherapy.


Beauty Insider

Introducing color-changing hair dye!

time.com 06/02/2017

Scientists Discover Why Hair Turns Gray and Goes Bald

time.com Scientists have pinpointed the cells that cause hair to turn gray and to go bald in mice, according to a new study published in the…


Burnt Soul Clothing

Thought this was cool!

LED lashes.... it's a thing πŸ˜±πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Kickstart business by F.lashes - Fun Interactive LED Eyelashes due for launch in July πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


Why a Haircut Costs So Much
and Why Your Hairstylist Isn't Making Millions



By Kendra Aarhus, Women's Hairstyles Expert
Updated August 15, 2016.
One of the most frustrating comments I hear about the hair industry is how expensive hair services are. I decided to break it down, and explain the costs involved in a haircut and also explain why the average stylist isn't ripping you off by charging $20 - $40 for a haircut. I'd be willing to bet that some of the expenses in a hair salon just might surprise you.

When I first decided to put this together I went back and forth on how to present the numbers. I thought about researching the "national average" and spending a lot of time with numbers and calculations, but then I faced reality and realized that I have no idea how to really do that. I do know how much it costs me to run my hair salon, however and I've decided to just share these figures with you. I live in city of around 200,000 people in the middle of the heartland. Obviously, hair salon expenses in other parts of the country will be higher than mine; others less than mine. I think I am about as average a stylist, in about as average a city as it gets. I lease a small studio salon and run my own business out of the studio. So, I split the difference between a stylist that is employed by a salon owner, and one that owns their business with their own physical building.

For the purpose of this article, I am only going to talk about haircuts. I will not get into vast and various expenses of chemical services, and everything involved with all that. Just haircuts.

Hair stylist cutting clients hair - Caiaimage/Gianni Diliberto Caiaimage/ Getty Images
Caiaimage/Gianni Diliberto Caiaimage/ Getty Images
Surprisingly, beauty school is not cheap. In Iowa, a licensed cosmetologist is required to complete 2,100 hours of instruction and clinical experience prior to graduation and completion of the Iowa State Board Cosmetology Examination. It takes approximately 15 months of full time cosmetology school to complete these requirements. My final school costs were around $18,000, which were funded with student loans that I repay monthly.

Monthly Expense: $295

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Rent and Utilities
Some hairstylist work for a company or person and are paid a commission or salary. Others work for themselves and pay a chair rental fee, studio rental fee, or they buy or rent their own property. At any rate, a building that is properly equipped and licensed by state regulation for hair services is required and is the biggest monthly expense. Some rental fees include utilities, products, or use of equipment. It all varies for each situation. I pay a studio rental fee, which includes my water, trash, heat, and electric utilities as well as the use of a two sinks, two hydraulic styling chairs, two styling stations, a storage cabinet, and hood hair dryer with chair.

Monthly Expense: $1,200

Licensing & Insurance
Maintaining a valid cosmetology license is very important and a required expense of every stylist and salon owner. A salon license ($80) and separate individual cosmetology license ($60) is required to be renewed every other year. In order to be eligible to renew your license in Iowa, you have to complete 8 hours of continuing education, and pay the associated fees with these hours. I typically attend more than the required 8 hours, but for the sake of this article, I will only include the expense of the required hours. In the last two years I have spent $250 on continuing education and license renewal.

In addition, insurance is important to cover liabilities in a salon. You never know what may happen when you're cutting hair and it's important to be covered in case of an accident, theft, fire, or natural disaster. My yearly insurance cost is $250.

Monthly Expense: $31.25

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Hair Cutting Tools
Hair stylist cutting someone's hair - Cavan Images/Iconica/Getty Images
Cavan Images/Iconica/Getty Images
One of the reasons people think haircuts are too expensive is because "all that's required is a comb and some scissors". It's actually a little more involved than that. I have several pair of shears that I require to do my job. They last any where from 2 to 5 or more years depending on the shear, how often it needs sharpened, and how often it's used. In my first four years as a stylist I have spent $1,200 on hair shears, and $600 on clippers and accessories (which reminds me that I need to buy a new set). I also go through at least a box of razor blade replacements every week. To get a monthly expense I divided $1,800 by 48 (the number of months I've been a stylist), plus $40 (per month) for razor blade replacements.

Monthly Expense: $77.50

See Also: 11 Things Your Hairstylist Won't Tell You

Backbar Supplies
Photo by George Doyle/Getty Images
Photo by George Doyle/Getty Images
If you are going to get a haircut, chances are you will want it washed and styled. This requires the use of "backbar" products and supplies. Backbar supplies are the products and tools used by a stylist to wash and style hair during a haircut service (shampoo, conditioner, styling products, towels, capes, etc.) as well as the necessary sanitizing agents required by the state. I think it's important that all of my clients leave my salon with a polished style to feel confident about their new cut. I've also included laundry expenses to wash the towels and capes regularly. I'm estimating my expense for monthly backbar supplies here.

Monthly Expense: $113.00

Hair Styling Tools

Styling hair can't happen without styling tools. Professional hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons, brushes and combs are not inexpensive. Professional quality products are important because they need to have the ability to stand up to hard repeated daily use. Of course, some last longer than others. I've estimated that in the past four years I have spent at least $1,000 on hot tools and hair styling equipment.

Monthly Expense: $20.83

Total Monthly Expenses
Let's add this up. Please keep in mind that the monthly expenses that I included in this list are minimal and apply only to hair cutting. If a stylist performs any other services like waxing, paraffin, coloring, perming, other chemical services or offers retail products for sale, the costs would increase. This monthly expense list also doesn't include the little extras in a salon like coffee, decor, magazine subscriptions, and other miscellaneous costs.

Total Monthly Expenses: $1,737.58

Breaking It Down: Why Haircuts Cost So Much
Now, let's break down this monthly cost of $1,737.58 so it makes sense on a haircut by haircut level. If I work 40 hours per week, and assuming 4 weeks in a month, that's 160 hours in one month. Dividing the monthly cost by 160 gives me the amount of money it costs to have basic hair cutting supplies and tools on hand each hour.

It costs $10.86 to cut hair in my salon for one hour.

In order to make a profit and take home money to make a living, I have to bring in more than $10.86 each hour. It takes me 20-30 minutes on each man's or child's haircut and 30-60 minutes on each women's haircut. This includes washing and styling time, discussing products, and ensuring my client's satisfaction.

To break it down further. Let's assume a men's haircut is $20 and a women's haircut is $30. in two hours time I can bring in approximately $70, or $35 per hour. $35 minus the $10.86 operating cost leaves me with $24.14 per hour "profit". However, keep in mind all the extras that I did not include in the figures above like decor, coffee, magazine subscriptions, online reservation system, website costs, telephone expenses, advertising costs, marketing materials (business cards, brochures, etc), and other miscellaneous expenses come out of that $24.14 profit. Not to mention income tax and sales taxes that need paid, and let's not forget the countless hours that I spend doing paperwork, updating my website, purchasing supplies, returning emails, setting appointments and other miscellanous tasks that I am not compensated.

Every year the costs go up, and every year your stylist gains 365 days of increased experience, talent, and skill. How do you place a price on that?

I hope this helps you understand all the costs involved with getting a haircut, and maybe you'll appreciate all that your stylist manages on a monthly basis to simply make an honest wage.

wired.co.uk 02/18/2017

The world's first colour-changing hair dye reacts to the world around you

Always something cool!

wired.co.uk WIRED talks to Lauren Bowker, founder of The Unseen, about her latest chemical creation


In memory of all the innocent people who lost their lives and the brave souls that tried to help...not only on the ground but also those that fought in the air!


I have NOT shampooed my hair for 3 weeks!! Let me explain....I read an article talking about Wen products. A person was wondering if there was something they could use that would be similar to Wen without the expense. The suggestion was to use inexpensive conditioner in place of Shampoo, suggesting The conditioner has enough properties in it to cleanse the hair. Soooo....I decided to try it...
I love it!
I have fine, but curly hair, plus my hair gets oily fast,,,I rarely can go a second day without shampooing.
My hair has been clean, not oily, shiny, not limp, and it has been soft and silky...
All I do is use the conditioner(No shampoo), use a scalp scrubber, and scrub my hair like I would with shampoo, rinse and finish my shower. If your ends are really dry you can try adding a good conditioner on the ends only.
Try it, you might like it!
#shopcorona #coronachamber #shoplocal #hairstyles #curlyhair


The "Wright" Hair Tip...

The last post I talked about split ends and the difference between Fine, Medium, and coarse hair....
The one thing all hair has in common is the way it looks before it starts to split... Usually the hair will start to get a little puffy(ball) on the ends and the color will lighten... if you cut your hair right when this starts, then all you need to do is nip the ends, usually about 1/8th inch... If you let it go and wait, the ends will split and you will need to cut 1/2 to 1 inch depending how bad it splits... If you continue to wait the split ends will travel up the hair shaft which means more length will be cut...
Look at the pic, this will give you an idea what to look for when you're looking for the start of split ends... and what it looks like when the split ends travel up the hair shaft...

#shopcorona #coronachamber #shoplocal #hairstyles #healthyhair #splitends


I am sorry there is no post today...there is a medical emergency in the family... I will get the post on split ends out tomorrow. Have a great day!


A "Wright Hair Tip"

At the end of the month I posted about split ends and needing to get hair trimmed sooner... Fine hair is the most fragile,then Medium and then coarse...Fine hair probably should be trimmed every 4 to 6 weeks, going no longer than 8 weeks. Coarse hair can usually go about 3 or 4 months and medium is some where in between... It all depends how you treat your hair...Conditioning, blowdrying, irons...
Next week I'll go over what to look for when the split ends start...

#shopcorona #coronachamber #shoplocal #hairstyles #healthyhair #splitends


What's Up With My Hair?!

Heard a comment about hair not sure if its right or have a problem with your hair or a friends hair.....Just add the question to the comment box and I will get it answered for you...
I look forward to hearing from you!


Friday Favorites...

Perms are coming back! They are much looser and softer than what we think of from the eighty's...You will recongnize the new term "Beach Waves". This "perm" doesn't last as long as the 80's perm because of it's looseness and softness but I like it much better than the old style perm.

#shopcorona #coronachamber #shoplocal #hairstyles #perms #curlyhair


Throw Back Thursday

Remember perms? They are much better now. Much softer and looser...back in the day though salons used big machines that fit over the perm rods. When it was all done there was no guarantee you would have hair or not! =)
How would you like your hair in one of these contraptions?!

#shopcorona #coronachamber #shoplocal #hairstyles #healthyhair #perms #curlyhair


A "Wright Hair Tip"

Do you want your hair to grow faster?
Then maybe you need to get your hair trimmed a little sooner. If you wait too long between trims you have a greater chance of getting split ends, which cause the hair to break off at the ends as fast as it's growing from the roots!

#shopcorona #coronachamber #shoplocal #hairstyles #healthyhair #splitends



First post for hair questions....Just add a question to the comment box and I will get it answered for you...
I look forward to hearing from you!


Friday Favorites...
I hope you saw my post on Monday, this is a continuation for that post.
My favorite conditioning treatment is by Kuene, KUENE COLOR CARE TREATMENT. You don't need a dryer for it to work and if you don't have much time it works in 5 minutes! My favorite way to use it is to apply it to your hair, (keep applying till the hair feels coated, in the begining you will find that you are using more but as your hair builds the moisture back you will use less) Then put a bag over your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes. This traps the body heat and allows the conditioner to work better.
Rinse your hair in the coolest water you can handle, this closes the cuticle and allows the maximum ampont of conditioner to stay in the hair.
You will have the softest and shiniest hair after this treatment!

#shopcorona #coronachamber #shoplocal #keune #hairstyles


Throw Back Thursday...

I'm finding more and more "20's" influence on the red carpet. I love the waves I'm seeing....Here's an actual 20's pic and a pic of Tyra Banks... Pretty and similar!

#shopcorona #shoplocal #coronachamber #braids #style #pretty


Valarie Wright

I received a gift certificate to A Salon for You, and I was so pleased with Karen Wright. That was 4 years ago, and I've been a regular customer since. Karen is warm, has a great sense of humor, and I leave her shop looking gorgeous every time. When my Mom comes to visit me, I take her to Karen too. She makes us look like beauty queens!!


A "WRIGHT" HairTip...

I have noticed there has not been much talk about conditioning treatments lately. Now that the summer is coming to a close we need to work on getting our hair back in shape!
CONDITIONING the hair is more important than you realize. It's not only good for detangling the hair, but also it helps control Frizzy hair, minimizes brittleness, adds fexability, helps minimize split ends, adds moisture, strengthens and adds shine to the hair.
When in the shower use a good moiturizer on your ends even if you have fine hair...at the scalp use a daily (light) conditioner so your hair won't get oily or flat, and if you feel you don't need a condioner on the scalp, that's ok...Your scalp excretes oils so the hair is naturally conditioned.
Everyone should be doing a deep conditioning treatment at least once a month. If your hair is dry and/or damaged, you should be doing it more often. Start off contitioning once a week till it starts holding the moisture for most of the week then cut back to every other week till eventually you only need to do it once a month.

#shopcorona #coronachamberofcommerce #coronachamber




Hair Nation
Cedar City, UT

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm
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