Karline Ricketts is the trailblazing CEO and Master Stylist of Karline’s Salon and Spa. She is also a principal partner of Salon Pro, a distributor of professional hair and skincare products in the Caribbean and Bermuda, and a leader in the beauty and hair care industry. Karline is a certified instructor for many professional hair care product manufacturers. She has more than 20 years of accredited training experience with Paul Mitchell Systems, and Dudley and McBride Research Lab (Design Essentials).
Educator, Mentor, Industry Leader
Ricketts is a certified instructor for Nairobi and Ashea professional hair care products. She has more than 20 years of accredited training experience with Paul Mitchell Systems, and Dudley and McBride Research Lab (Design Essentials) products.
Ricketts has presented more than 500 workshops and seminars for students and professionals in the hair care industry and is a lecturer and apprentice leader for several cosmetology institutions in the United States. Ricketts serves as a fully accredited member of the Salon Association (TSA)/Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and a member of the Miki Wright Beauty Superstars.
In the late eighties, Ms. Ricketts, an accounting professional in New York, NY, switched gears and received her cosmetology license from Wilfred Beauty Academy. She subsequently relocated to Florida, armed with her business acumen, vocational training, and talent to start her own business.
In 1997, CEO Karline Ricketts opened Karline’s Salon in West Palm Beach, Florida, to serve a growing ethnic consumer market with an upscale client environment. Today, Karline’s Salon and Spa has become a premier destination for hair of all types and textures. It currently occupies more than 2,500 square feet of space for salon and spa services. The salon’s operational model, a team approach designed to minimize wait times, allows Ms. Ricketts to position her talent as a master stylist and her success in marketing, sales, product, and professional training as a consultant and educator for products, salon and spa management, and operations.
Since its founding, Karline’s Salon and Spa has become a recognizable brand and community institution. For more than 20 years, women and their families have placed the care of their hair in the qualified hands of Karline’s Salon, Palm Beach County’s first ethnic Paul Mitchell Signature Salon. These are just two of many reasons why Karline’s Salon and Spa is the region’s salon of choice. Just as important, is the salon’s commitment to health and wellness, and a promise to the late evangelist Mary Ida Vandross to fight diabetes. Karline’s Salon is proud of its 13-year association with Divabetic, a nonprofit (501-C-3) organization inspired by Mary’s son, the late Grammy Award-winning artist Luther Vandross.
Karline Ricketts serves as a member of The Salon Association (TSA)/Professional Beauty Association and the internship advisory board for the Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty. She is a tireless advocate for community causes and a recipient of a Community Service Award from the Palm Beach County, FL Health Department. She is known near and far as a master stylist, a magnificent mentor, and a stellar stalwart for the success of minority and women-owned businesses.