November 3, 2021

Make It Yours, Next Level with Karinna Fischer

Karinna Fischer is one of 11 beauty salon owners from across the nation who have been selected as part of MY SALON Suite’s 2021 Suite Elite Featured Member program. The chosen stylists are members of MY SALON Suite, a co-working style space where salon professionals provide beauty services to their clients in private, fully equipped, custom suites. There are more than 200 franchised MY SALON Suite locations across the U.S. and Canada with more than 5,000 beauty professional members, collectively called the Suite Elite.

Providing haircuts and services including her signature vivid colors from MY SALON Suite’s Grant Park at the Larkin location in Atlanta, Fischer first opened her suite, All Hallows’ Hair Studio, in September 2020. During a difficult year for the beauty industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fischer acknowledges her loyal clientele for supporting her transition to her own studio.

“I was ready for my own business and space, one that reflected by individual style,” said Fischer. “I’m so thankful to my clients for believing in my dream and seeing me through this past year – it’s meant the world to me. Plus, I’m finding that I have a better work-life balance and more time to pursue additional interests.”

At All Hallows’ Hair Studio, Fischer’s clients step into a whimsically decorated suite dedicated to the spooky fun of Halloween, with broomsticks, pumpkins, and trailing ivy setting the perfect scene. As a 2021 Featured Member and aligning with this year’s theme of Make It Yours: Next Level, Fischer received a suite upgrade based on expert advice and practical recommendations shared during an exclusive virtual session with celebrity organization and design experts – the hosts from the popular Netflix series “The Home Edit” – and a nationally renowned interior designer – Eric Winnick of E. Lawrence Design. An on-the-ground team brought her vision to life, wowing her with a big reveal of her new, Next Level suite – complete with black walls, numerous hanging plants, and space-saving shelves (in black, of course). See images and reveal video here [insert when ready].

Fischer and her fellow winners have been able to enjoy additional special experiences, rewards, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to elevate their businesses throughout 2021, including:

    • A session with a graphic designer who will provide them with a package of newly designed branding materials.
    • Professional videography and photography teams who will travel to each suite to capture before, during, and final reveal footage of each winner’s fabulous new suite.
    • Unique opportunities to promote their businesses locally.
    • A donation in each winner’s name will also be made to MY SALON Suite’s philanthropic partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“Karinna is proof that through determination, enthusiasm, and sheer talent, success during challenging times is achievable,” said Ken McAllister, MY SALON Suite’s CEO and President. “I’m proud of our 11 Featured Members for committing to their clients and themselves particularly throughout the last year. I’m looking forward to seeing Karinna’s business grow with MY SALON Suite!”

To learn more about Karinna, who also enjoys participating in aerial arts and runs her own Etsy shop called All Hallows Apothecary, follow her on Instagram @allhallowshair.

After Karinna’s suite upgrade, we sat down with her to hear about what it has done for her business.

  • Tell us about the entire process and what you loved about it? 

” I didn’t know what to expect- I was super excited! Talking to the hosts from The Home Edit was really cool. I love organization and for them to see my space and give little pointers here and there and how to utilize my space was incredible. I was nervous because I wanted to keep my suite similar to how it was but just wanted a little upgrade here and there and the designer, Eric, kept it true to me. I was able to chip in my two cents… they were definitely very open to my ideas and keeping it true to me.”

  • What are your favorite parts about your suite now?

“I love the darker walls and greenery. I wanted to add more plants so I love that. I can’t wait for them to grow and get longer. I love the shelves and my clients love that my suite is more organized and open.”

  • What have your clients said? 

“They loved how it still felt like mine but did notice the little upgrades. They’ve all been over the moon about it.”

  • How has it made you feel more creative in your space?

“It feels like me and ignites that passion for what I do. It has helped ignite that fire again.”

  • What does it mean to be a Suite Elite Featured Member? 

“Giving other stylists the confidence to run their own business and brand has been so rewarding. I’ve had several other stylists reach out and say that I inspire them. What it means to be chosen is that it shows you can still stand out and not blend in. Being true to yourself and being who you are.”

  • What advice would you give someone thinking about joining MY SALON Suite?

“I would tell them to absolutely do it. It can be very intimidating but once you do it, it’s so worth it. You are so much more capable than what you give yourself credit for. It is the best decision I ever made for my career and wish I had done it sooner.”

To watch Karinna’s upgrade experience, click here.

Follow Karinna on Instagram.

Click here to learn more about becoming a Suite Elite Member with MY SALON Suite.

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