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Achieve Longer, Healthier-Looking Hair with Extensions

The bombshell curl trend is waning and giving room for stick-straight hair to come back in style – but after breaking out your straightener, are you finding your volume and length is lacking? A set of hair extensions may be the perfect solution for you. At KARMA, we carry hair extensions by Great Lengths, Hot […]

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Say Bye to Dead Skin Cells with Microdermabrasion at KARMA

Say goodbye to dead skin cells and hello to more radiant skin with microdermabrasion at KARMA. Many people who have newer had microdermabrasion, or “microderm,” don’t know what it is. Is it best done in winter or summer? Is it for skin that is wet or oily? It is meant for older or younger skin? […]

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KARMA: Committed to Artistry

At KARMA, our team of professionals take their crafts seriously. Education for them didn’t end in school; they all love to keep up on the latest trends seen on top tier celebrities, in magazines, on television and more. From time to time, we also invite outside professionals to KARMA to teach us new techniques. We […]

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New Year, New You: Your Skin Care Resolution

Ringing in a new year makes almost everyone want to re-evaluate priorities and renew goals, or set some new ones altogether. Maybe you want to try to be more on time for things, or get in better shape, or take better care of yourself in some other right way. May we suggest you set a […]

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KARMA Team: Ready for Anything

You already know that our talented team of artists is ready to work on your large event, from televised award shows to bar mitzvahs and weddings – but did you know we are flexible to accommodate the needs of individual guests, too? We were recently tapped as a Top Secret Spot in Washington, DC, by […]

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Give the Gift of KARMA by Erwin Gomez

What do you give the man or woman who has everything? An afternoon of pampering and relaxation at KARMA. Gift cards to our salon and spa make marvelous gifts for your mom, your dad, your boss, your hardest working employee – and your lucky recipient can use the gift card on a wide variety of […]

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Fall and Winter 2016 Hair Trends You Should Know About

These days, it may seem like “anything goes” when it comes to fashion. There are a few trends, particularly with hair, you should know about. One length is better than layers That’s right: the layering trend is coming to an end. Once made popular by Jennifer Aniston’s character Rachel on Friends, nearly two decades late […]

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Your Ultimate DC Makeup Squad: KARMA by Erwin Gomez

If you’re looking for a professional hair and makeup team in Washington, DC for a televised program, a fashion show, a special occasion or other event, trust the KARMA by Erwin Gomez team. Just last week, our hair and makeup artists did touch-ups backstage at the 19th Annual Hispanic Heritage Foundation Awards Gala. This spectacular […]

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Erwin’s Favorite Place To Store Makeup May Surprise You

A new season means a new you. You’re trading in your linens for corduroys, your sandals for boots, and you’re changing your makeup palette too – especially this year. We go from nude lips and sun-kissed skin to darker glosses and foundation for a more wintry complexion. When you pack away your summer whites, where […]

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Get Perfect DIY Winged Eyeliner With Erwin’s Trick

It’s all over Vogue Magazine’s 2016 September issue: Fall’s hottest trend is winged eyeliner. This season, there is no such thing as an eyeliner wing too long or too pointed. So how does one achieve this perfect winged liner look at home? Check out Erwin’s special trick to have perfect cat eyes in minutes: A […]

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Erwin Reveals Fall’s Newest Makeup Trend You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Plum lips? Winged eyeliner? No, this fall makeup trend is much more groundbreaking than your usual autumn palette change. We’re talking about double lashes. As in, high fashion runways and photoshoots are layering not one, but TWO strips of lashes on their subject’s faces. Here, Erwin Gomez explains in a short video how the trend […]

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Brush Up on Erwin Gomez Brushes

As the sun sets on the nearly makeup-free summer season, you may look in your cosmetics bag and feel your supplies are lacking. The good news is fall is around the corner, which is a great time to re-evaluate your beauty routine and stock up on your favorite Erwin Gomez cosmetics and brushes. You can […]

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Manicure and Pedicure Services at KARMA

“At Erwin Gomez’s Karma Beauty Lounge in D.C., even the basic manicure looks more like a gel job—and it lasts forever. With its sumptuous leather chairs, modernist accents, and lots of marble, it’s one of the prettiest beauty spaces I’ve seen.” –Vogue Magazine How do your nails look? As Washington glides through summer, pedicures become […]

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De-Frizz Your Summer Hair with a Smoothing Treatement

If summer is leaving your hair fried, you may want to treat yourself to a smoothing treatment at KARMA by Erwin Gomez. When you come to KARMA, we’ll talk to you to figure out whether you are best suited for a keratin treatment or a Brazilian blow out based on your hair and schedule. Keratin […]

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Why Erwin Loves The Hi-Def Facial

At KARMA, we are proud to offer some of the best facials available – from skin-quenching Intraceutical oxygen facials to the anti-aging microdermabrasion treatments. Everyone has a facial that’s best for them based on their own needs and wants. For Erwin, his favorite facial is our High Definition Facial, which combines the technology of microdermabrasion, […]

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Relax at KARMA this June

We are excited to announce that we are hosting a Guest Artist Massage Therapist this month. Until July 5, 2016, you can experience a customized massage treatment with our therapist Benita Coles. Benita has over ten years of experience soothing tension in her clients. She integrates various massage techniques including Swedish and deep tissue, plus […]

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Wax Off at KARMA by Erwin Gomez

It has been said that spending time at a salon makes a person “high maintenance.” In reality, there are many services at KARMA that do the exact opposite – by doing them today, you free up more time over the coming weeks to enjoy yourself rather than groom yourself. A great example is our eyelash […]

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Lash Out at KARMA

Lash out – in a good way! Long, whispy eyelashes are an incredible way to add a certain “je ne sais quoi” to your best looking self. At KARMA, we thicken the appearance of your eyelashes in three ways: Strip lashes (starts at $35) One-by-one lashes (starts at $55) XTreme Eyelash Extensions (starts at $350, […]

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Have a Special Occasion Coming Up? Come to KARMA

On most days, all of us wake up, get dressed, go to work – and then suddenly, we have a special occasion to look forward to. Weddings, graduations, showers, galas and more give us an excuse to sparkle a little brighter in the company of friends and family. To really look your best, consider coming […]

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KARMA On Your Wedding Day

There are many reasons why KARMA is repeatedly anointed as the best place for DC wedding hair and makeup by Washingtonian Bride & Groom, Brides, and Allure magazines. We know how important your wedding day is, and it is our pleasure to not only get you beautiful on the day of, but prepped on the […]

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Get Bronzed at KARMA

As the weather heats up, you’re going to want to show more skin – and you’ll probably want it to have a nice, healthy-looking glow. Get bronzed at KARMA! Our paraben-free airbrush tanning is consistently voted Best of the Best by Allure Magazine, and is the same brand used by the dancers and celebrities on […]

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Brazilian Blow Outs at KARMA

Want a break from wild hair? Tired of spending a long time straightening and styling your hair each morning? There’s a KARMA service for that: The Brazilian Blowout. It is the only smoothing treatment that can be customized to keep curl and lose frizz – or to achieve a sleek and straight result. Once you […]

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Erwin Gomez Expands Eponymous Cosmetics Line With New Products, Colors

After several years of planning and testing, makeup artist Erwin Gomez released an exclusive line of cosmetics, available online and at his salon, KARMA by Erwin Gomez, in the West End neighborhood of Washington, D.C. As we head into a new stylish season, Gomez is pleased to announce his line has expanded with new products […]

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