Karla Mironov, Owner and Stylist

After being in the salon industry for over a decade, Karla Mironov founded Slope Suds Salon in Brooklyn, NY. Now, after almost 20 years in “the business” she’s opened a second location in Charleston, Karla Jean Studio. After perfecting the signature Sahag dry cut technique Karla continued pursuing advanced training directly under Nick Arrojo of TLC’s hit reality series What Not to Wear. While traveling between her two salons to serve her loyal following she became a certified Master Balayage Artist at the L’Oréal Professionel Academy in NYC in 2017.

Equipped with this extensive training Mironov brings a unique skill set to share with her team in weekly training sessions and daily with the guests they serve.


It’s about empowerment – My team and I have dedicated ourselves to building a community …in a way that brings creative diversity to Brooklyn and Charleston through cuts and culture.


Rachel Mello, Junior Stylist and Apprentice

Our Charleston native Rachel has been interested in all aspects of the beauty industry since childhood. She studied chemistry briefly at the University of South before pursuing formal training at Paul Mitchell the School Charleston in 2015. She is showing extraordinary promise as a Junior Stylist in our advanced education program at Karla Jean Studio, finding inspiration and expanding her skills in cutting, styling, and coloring. Her intuitive gift for hair color consistently turns out beautiful blondes, rich brunettes, and vibrant reds. Rachel excels in balayage and is meticulous with even the finest of highlights. She is certified in Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment, Brazilian Blowout, and Academy Pro Hair Extensions.


Rachel’s three favorite must-have Kevin Murphy products:

Anti-Gravity Spray for taming pesky fly-aways.

Young Again Oil for extra shine and protection to the hair.

Fresh Hair to revive unwashed hair.

Alenia Kelly, Assistant and New Talent Apprentice

Alenia has always had a flair for fashion and style, so naturally she entered the world of cosmetology. She attended Mayland Community College in the heart of the Blue Ridge in NC. Alenia’s passion for hair truly matches her passion for life! She is eager to continue learning and perfecting her craft here in her most recent adventure in Charleston, SC. Her current education focus includes balayage, high lights/low lights, and keratin extensions. She has a deep passion for cutting hair and is currently invested in the Karla Jean Studio advanced cutting education program.


Alenia’s three must-have Kevin Murphy products:

Anti-Gravity Spray for it’s flexible hold.

Body Mass because it gives va-va-voom volume.

Smooth Again to get rid of frizz and to keep hair smooth and sleek.

Karen Roberts, Stylist

With a career that has spanned over 40 years, Karen comes to us after working in cities such as Atlanta, Tucson and San Diego. With an ongoing commitment to continuing education, she has trained with Toni + Guy, American Crew, Loreal, Butterfly Loft and Malibu C to name only a few. Karen believes in the importance of healthy, beautiful hair which she prioritizes through wellness treatments and a specialty in corrective color.


Karen’s three must-have Kevin Murphy products:

Anti-Gravity for weightless volume and texture.

Bedroom Hair for movable hairspray. Plus it smells amazing.

Staying Alive for static control, detangling and soft texture.


Monday: (closed)
Tuesday: 9-7
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 11-7
Friday 9-5
Saturday 9-4
Sunday (closed)


Karla Jean Studio
1311 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC 29407