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The Team

Who We Are


Karla Kuhlmann

Salon Owner & Stylist

Karla is the owner of KM Salon and holds 39 years of behind the chair and education experience. She began her education career as a Goldwell Educator in Wisconsin and then moved to North Carolina in 1990 to be a full time Director of Education of the Goldwell Southeast Branch. 

After 11 years, Karla left the education world and went back to her first love of hair dressing. In 2000, she ventured out and opened a small salon space on her own, and by 2003, she opened KM Salon in Southend, Charlotte. Karla is extremely passionate about learning and brings that passion to every guest in her chair. She enjoys all aspects of her career and will make you feel right at home during every appointment. 

When not behind the chair, you may find Karla relaxing with her two cats: Lewis and Kevin with a good book in hand.

Karla is currently accepting new guests.

Stephanie Rose

Salon Manager & Stylist

Stephanie has been with KM Salon since 2021, bringing almost 9 years of management experience, and almost 4 years behind the chair. She keeps us stocked in retail, color, and product for all of your services, schedules appointments, runs our day to day, and even has time on the floor with her own guests. 

Born in Indiana, and adopted at age 4, Stephanie has been here most of her life and resides in Uptown Charlotte, as she is is addicted to the hustle and bustle of the city. Stephanie attended Paul Mitchell the School- Charlotte for professional training. Her current hair joys are vivids and clipper cuts. 

When Stephanie isn't in the salon, you can find her bartending her weekends away, at the gym, or at home relaxing with her dog!

Stephanie is not currently accepting new guests.


David Peacemaker


David joined KM Salon in 2021 after owning his own salon for 16 years, bringing 22 years of experience with him. David is from a small town in Virginia and moved to Charlotte in 1999 to start the career that became his true passion. 

As a complete hair color chemistry nerd, David loves to share his wealth of knowledge, beyond being a go-to person for us inside the salon, he is an educator for Goldwell, an international hair color company. When you're a guest with David, he will curate your cut or color for your lifestyle and manageability. 

Outside of the salon, David truly enjoys being at home with his cat, Moose!

David is currently accepting new guests.

Allie McKeown


Allie has been with KM Salon for nearly 8 years and has been in the industry for 12, after receiving professional training at Empire Beauty School. She loves a fun color transformation, eye catching red heads, and resonates with creating a lived in, natural look. 

Born and raised in Charlotte, Allie is a native! 

When she isn't in the salon, you can find her in the gym, somewhere outdoors, or curled up with coffee in-hand! 

Allie is currently accepting new guests.


Carrie Schmitt


Carrie has been in the industry since 1997, totaling 25 years of experience! Every part of her career is her favorite. She enjoys the variety that being a stylist brings each day, while building strong, working relationships with each and every guest that sits in her chair.


Originally from Western New York, Carrie has been married to her husband Ray for 22 years, and they have two teenage boys, Drew and Garan. 

When Carrie isn't behind the chair, you can find her busy with her hobby of beekeeping or hanging out with the family and their many pets!

Carrie is currently accepting new guests.