As a freelance artist, Nackie Karcher’s talents for style, haircutting and color brought her all over the world, making icons of rock and fashion look like… just that, icons. It provided the resume young stylists would dream of having, but through opening her own salon The Karcher, in her adopted home of Greenpoint, Nackie’s vision now lives beyond the pages of magazines. Even more than starting a wildly successful business in one of the most influential neighborhoods anywhere in the world; it has been Nackie Karcher’s ability to share her passion, insights and personal style that she marks as her proudest achievement of the last 8 years. Both in her salon and across the country, she is bottling a mixture of experience as a stylist, a south Florida sun-child, a world traveler and a connoisseur of culture and sharing it with clients and stylists.
The Karcher’s owner and principal stylist, Nackie Karcher, has been in the hair business for over twenty-five years.
Now a mom of 2 and taking time away from the salon for her maternity leave, Nackie is available for appointments through online booking or calling the salon. She also offers consultations for brides through The Karcher Weddings and is available for day-of and on-site styling. A Florida girl at heart, she loves creating natural sun kissed and low maintenance haircuts and color on her clients.
“Part of creating exceptional hair and hairstyles is conveying to my clients that hair is a three dimensional work of art. Whether it is curly, kinky, straight, or thinning, the aim is all about enhancing, deconstructing or creating an illusion.“
The Karcher’s Senior Stylist and mom, Jennifer Wiezorek (formerly Pyle), believes that with hair, much like the aesthetics of good design, standout style comes down to clean lines and the impact of rich, beautiful color. Before entering into the Cosmetology field in 2010, Jennifer spent seven years as a graphic designer in Los Angeles. Longing to break free of her days behind a desk, she jumped at the opportunity to pursue a Cosmetology education at The Aveda Institute. It was here where she came to embrace her true passion—making people happy through the process of transformation, a veritable hands-on design process that enhances the natural beauty of her clients. Jennifer joined The Karcher in early 2011 where she’s been making her mark as a colorist and stylist, with her natural expertise being in elegantly tapered and cleanly layered cuts. Not to let her passion for design go to waste, Jennifer designed The Karcher’s new website which we are completely in love with.
“A person’s hairstyle is a manifestation of self-expression. As a hairstylist, it is my job to bring that to physical form with my clients. One of the most rewarding parts of my profession is having the ability to make a person feel better about themselves—not just in the salon but everyday.”
Michael is currently a Davines trainer and educator working with Davines’ master session ambassador Joseph DiMaggio. He specializes in hair coloring and balayage. Michael has also worked with Prive Runway team for New York Fashion Week and is skilled in creating styled looks, from classic to high fashion to avant-garde and everything inbetween.
Michael’s passion for the hair and beauty industry comes from a family tradition; he is the third generation in a family of stylists. Michael moved to New York from Chicago and has worked in the industry for over a decade in some of the top metro area salons. Creating confident looks that his clients can enjoy while bringing out their inner beauty is his passion.
Avi began his career over 15 years ago in Tel Aviv, Israel. After refining his technique, working at prestigious salons in London and Paris, Avi continued to travel within Europe finding endless inspiration throughout the rich history and cultures across the continent.
His fascination with hair and obsession with the creative arts, coupled with his electronic music background, eventually brought Avi to Berlin, where he trained with Vidal Sassoon and TIGI, before destiny and love intervened and redirected him to New York City. Now, in New York, Avi brings his soulful worldly sensibility to classic and modern haircuts and color services, creating natural and organic, yet edgy looks.
You can find Avi’s electronic music on his SoundCloud.
“There is a certain order, in beauty; exactly like in music the order is necessary between one tone to the other. Once there is an order you can take whatever direction you want between classic to jazz. The goal is to reach harmony, as in music, so does in hair. “
As a Brooklyn-based musician, Laura finds inspiration by interacting with emerging and evolving artists and weaves that influence into her work.
Laura’s hair career began in Minneapolis in 2002 when she visited the Aveda Institute and discovered her path to hair. With a background and passion in visual art and music, she found using hair as a medium to be a natural extension of her work. Meticulous and detailed, she was drawn to Vidal Sassoon’s precision-based philosophy. Over the years, she expanded upon her craft by traveling to advanced seminars, educating others and creating architectural looks for photographers and fashion designers.
Laura blends the discipline and control she acquired in her early years as a hair cutting specialist, with her expanded color skills to build strong, dimensional shapes for all hair types. She loves to create wearable designs for all hair textures fusing together styles and eras, and is most excited by curly hair, bobs, and bangs.
Alex has been fascinated with hair from an early age, and knew that it was her calling. She started her career in California before making the cross-country leap to New York in 2013, where she joined the Karcher team.
Alex has grown into a creative force at the Karcher, making her clients love their hair and feel at ease in their salon experience. She specializes in short cuts and styling, including woven french braids, wedding and special occasion hair, and is always challenging herself and continuing to perfect her skills.
Alex brings all her interests and passions into her career as a stylist- traveling for inspiration, running haircut fundraisers for causes she believes in, and bringing her experiences into her creative writing.
With a background that spans film, philosophy and painting, Stephanie incorporates her understanding of texture, space, sculpture, and movement into each look she creates. While balancing her career and interests between the art world, production, perfume making, tarot, and the salon, she uses color and styling to create individual looks where the hair itself becomes an artistic medium.
Stephanie specializes in creating perfectly blended blondes that look naturally lightened, edgy short cuts, and effortless looking long-haired men’s cuts.
“I have always been drawn to the ephemeral—the evolving, transitory and fleeting experience. I find this in film, art, and hair, as a temporary, ever evolving experience that is also a creative process.”
Eric’s mission as a hairstylist is finding what makes a client feel special and bringing that out while they’re in his chair. He believes that even the smallest of changes in someone’s look can make them feel more confident, distinguished, and, of course, more beautiful.
Eric began his hairstyling career in sunny Sacramento, California where he built a thriving clientele. In 2017, he decided to take a leap and move to New York. While keeping an eye on all the current hair trends, Eric is always inspired by the classics, a simple clean French twist and voluminous Bardot waves. He infuses his West Coast artistic vision into all his services, and specializes in razor cutting and balayage.
Madeline’s passion for experimenting with her hair began at an early age; her mother instilled her with the philosophy, “You can do whatever you want with your hair, because it’s always going to grow back.” She began at the Karcher as a client, and then joined the Karcher team in 2014. Chatting with and getting to know salon clients has made her feel deeply connected to the neighborhood she has she has called home since 2011.
Madeline’s background is in painting and design, and she has worked in New York doing crafts and DIY for editorials and running her jewelry line, Studio Madeline. She thrives at the Karcher and feels inspired being surrounded by creative people practicing their craft.
Rachel is a joyful presence at the Karcher, welcoming clients with her effortlessly cool style and bright smile.
Rachel began her hair career as a stylist, which makes her a knowledgeable resource for explaining services, answering hair questions, and recommending products. Outside the salon Rachel is passionate about volunteering and working with kids, and she is often traveling to visit her nieces in her hometown in New Jersey.
Ryan joined the Karcher team after being a long time client of the salon, excited by the intimacy that can grow between hairstylists and their clients and within the salon team. He stands out at the Karcher with his adventurous style and emphatic compliments.
Outside the Karcher, Ryan is auditioning for theatre companies and film and TV productions, and has worked on TV and film sets in NY and LA. He has a BFA in acting from POST of Long Island University.
Growing up in a small north Texas town, Jill moved to Albuquerque to persue her interest in art and photography, but quickly found refuge in expressing herself through hair. After attending the New Mexico Aveda Institute, she immersed herself in the Southwest, drawing influence from the vibrant landscape and indigenous culture. Keeping true to nature, Jill has spent the last twelve years guiding her clients on how to achieve effortless beauty in their hair, with a regimine/routine suitable to their lifestyles.
Since moving to New York in 2010, Jill has established herself as a Senior Stylist and educator at The Karcher as well as a part of the Davines Regional Artistic Team. Here she and her peers, help to mentor and develop up and coming talent. By seeking out all levels of education, Jill is able to bring back a wealth of knowledge to share with the team as well as her clients.
Jill has made her way back to Albuquerque but still comes back to visit and do great hair. You can call the salon to be on her email list about her next arrival.