About Me

Born and raised in Woodinville, WA; land of wine, wine and more wine. I attended the University of Washington, where I studied communications with an emphasis in public relations.

After college, I had an array of social media and marketing roles in the corporate world where I learned so much but always felt something was missing.

After being laid off a number of times, I was tired of constantly feeling like companies held my career in their hands. I jokingly said to my mom, “If I get laid off one more time, I’m going to beauty school!” She hated the idea so naturally, I enrolled the next week.

Doing my own nails had always been a hobby of mine after I discovered shellac and gel polishes in 2010.  After 5 months, I graduated from the nail program at Evergreen Beauty College in November 2017. On December 9, 2017, I launched my own business under the name Beauty by Kara, working out of Wetherholt Salon and Spa in Greenlake. I rebranded to She Handsy at the start of 2020. When Covid shut things down in March 2020, I had to pivot. When I was able to return to business in June 2020, I reopened in my own private space providing my client with an elevated salon experience. 

I would love for you to check out my work on Instagram.

Services are by appointment only and can be made online. If you’re looking for a same-day or next-day appointment, text me at 206-819-8121 and I’ll do my best to accommodate you.

On a personal level…

I’ve lived in the  Seattle area my entire life and mostly in Greenlake; where I take advantage of the park as much as possible. The Greenlake loop is perfect for running or walking with coffee in hand. in the summer you can find me out on my paddleboard soaking up the sun. My clients would describe me as a travel lover (pre-Covid times), Peloton obsessed, and unlucky in love.  

In memory of my best friend, child, and love of my life, Thor, a 12-pound (on a fat day) Jack Russell/Shih Tzu. He is missed every day; in my life and in the salon. I am so thankful that many of my clients got to know and love him. I love you cutie puppy Thor.

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