Hair Transformation Artist/Owner

I discovered something about myself many years ago.


I love to make people feel gooood about themselves.

I wanted to work in an industry where I could make people feel BEAUTIFUL and CONFIDENT daily.


So long story short, I ended up becoming a hairstylist.


Cuz, if there's one thing I know for certain, it's that great hair isn't just about the hair. 


Great hair has the power to transform you.

To revive you.

To resurrect you.

And I can tell you that even after being in the business for 45 years, my passion still burns bright.  "I love what I do and I love working with people."

Her Backstory

While getting her first professional haircut at the age of 6, Karen realized then and there that she wanted to be a hairstylist.


Karen has successfully owned and operated various hair salons and schools throughout British Columbia.  She has continuously upgraded her skills through hair shows, training, and conventions, to provide her clients with the latest fashions and trends.


In 2016, Karen closed a salon in Maple Ridge and moved to the beautiful city of Kamloops to be closer to family.  So far, she is enjoying the laid-back and easy-going lifestyle that Kamloops has to offer.


She is beyond excited to be starting this new venture with her partner, Bill, and aims to make Soft Touch Hair Design a place where people can come to revitalize themselves at an affordable price.




Bill grew up in Kamloops and graduated from NorKam Senior Secondary School.  In 1988, he moved to the Lower Mainland in search of new opportunities and greener pastures. 


At the age of 30, Bill went back to school to further his education, enrolling in the Print Futures Professional Writing at Douglas College in New Westminster.  "My experience as a mature student was challenging, rewarding and a lot of fun."


Upon completion of his studies, Bill went on to work for a project management company in the oil and gas industry.  During this time, he traveled around the province, working on various projects and honing his skills as a business and technical writer.


In the early 2000's, Bill met his soul mate, Karen, and future partner in life and business.  Since then, they have successfully owned and operated 3 hair salons in Maple Ridge.  "Karen and I combined our different skill sets and formed a dynamic partnership."

In 2016, Bill and Karen moved to Kamloops to be closer to family and friends.  "I love Kamloops and am happy to be back where I belong."

Their newest venture is the establishment of Soft Touch Hair Design.   While Karen is the star of the show, Bill works behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly. 


"We are excited about the future and providing quality service to the wonderful people of Kamloops.  We look forward to seeing you."