Karissa has been perfecting her craft for the past 19 years. Even at the young age of 10, she had always known she wanted to style hair. Enrolling at the Marvel Beauty School in Toronto at the age of 17, she packed her bags and left her hometown of Lucknow Ontario. After graduating, she immersed herself in the industry leaving no stones unturned as she learned from some of the best hair masters in Toronto. With stops Yonge & Bloor to the funky Queen Street.
In 2003, yearning for a change in scenery, she took a leap of faith and relocated to Vancouver BC with Scott. Before long, she was hired on to help open JACK The Modern Barbershop. Karissa was given the tasks of setting up daily operations and hiring a team of stylist to compliment the owners vision. Being master stylist with an all male clientele really broadened her creativeness in men’s cuts. Seeing how a cool idea could turn into such a great success, this experience was invaluable for things to come. Always having he itch to come back to her hometown, Karissa and her husband finally made the move in 2004, setting up shop and have never looked back.