cara hair studio




maricel murphy


Now offering a free MALIBU MAKEOVER for all first-time clients! 

I’m proud to offer vegan, plant based, & gluten free haircare options with Monat!

colour + sparkle

Requires complimentary consult.
For permanent/chemical sensitivities ask about PPD-free and plant-based options.
Consultations are highly recommended for new colour clients. 

cuts + styling

Thoughtfully Designed haircut tailored to your unique face shape , with your lifestyle and salon visit preferences in mind.
Includes a scalp and neck massage and blow out brush style.


Cara Hair Studio exclusively utilizes Olaplex. Their patented re-bonding technology repairs the hair from the inside-out. 


cuts + Styling

  • Cut + Style + Treat $80

    A thoughtfully designed haircut for your unique face shape , with your lifestyle and salon visit preferences in mind. Includes a scalp+neck massage.

  • Wash + Blowout $45

    Includes wash, scalp+neck massage, blowout brush style.

  • Add Iron Work $10+

    Add some fun curls, waves or sleek straight to any service!

  • Bang Trim $0

    Great for in between haircut appointments.

  • Neck Trim $0

    Great for cleaning up in between shorter haircuts.

  • Buzzed Cuts $50

    A mix of clippers+shears, includes two washes and air dry style.

colour + Sparkle

Consultation is highly recommended for new colour clients.

  • Consultation $0
  • Colour $90+

    Roots or all over color to refresh and revive dull, faded locks. Maintenance depends on chosen colour and client preference.
    *Note $25+ is added for full colour services and denser hair textures.

  • Full Highlight $180+

    Pieces of hair are placed in foils all over the head with much of the natural/colored hair still in tact. Final tonal value is up to you! Great option for those with a very layered haircut. Maintenance would be every 4-6 months depending on how fast your hair grows.
    *Note, $25+ is added for toning (final color after lightening)

  • Face Frame Add-On Only $65+

    6 foils placed around the hairline for a pop of colour, great for in-between big highlight appointments.

  • Partial Highlights $130+

    Pieces of the hair are placed in foils on the top half and sides of the head with much of the natural/colored hair still in tact. Final tonal value is up to you! Great option for people with one length or subtle layered haircut. Also good for in between a full highlight service.
    *Note $25+ is added for toner (final color) after the lightning process.

  • Creative Colour (consultation required ) $180+

    INCLUDES BUT NOT LIMITED TO : balayage, ombre, foilayage, fantasy colours (rose gold, emerald green, etc.) *Note more in depth balayage services start at $270+ 

  • Mini Partial Highlights $90+

    Foils are placed just along the top of the head with much of the natural or colored hair left out. Perfect for haircuts with little to no layering such as a bob.
    *Note $25+ is added for toner (final color) after the lightening process.

  • Add on Glossing $25+

    Add on to any service for a quick shine+colour boost! Great to freshen in between colour appointments.

treatment + repair

  • Olaplex Add-On Treatment $25+

    Rebond+repair to any service. A quick 2-step process using the patented OLAPLEX rebonding technology. Hair will be visibly shinier, softer + more manageable.

  • Deep Treat Add-On $10

    A custom "cocktail" for your specific hair needs.

  • Malibu Makeover Add-On $25

    Minerals and metals from hard/soft water, hair products and environmental pollutants can build up on the hair. What this looks like is dull, flat, dry, frizzy, tangled and hard to style hair. Another downside is that all this "junk" blocks colour and other hair treatments from getting into the hair. Malibu treatments will remove all the "junk", allowing for better colour results, shinier, softer and more manageable hair. This should be done 3-4 times per year.

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Vegan, plant based, gluten free haircare options with Monat.

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Reach out to find out more about discounts and freebies from Monat. 

To view the selection of Monat products and to place orders, click HERE to go directly to my product page!

OLAPLEX Works to Repair Broken Bonds

OLAPLEX Works to Repair Broken Bonds

The patented active (vegan) chemistry works on a molecular level. Bis-amino diglycol dimaleate, a single molecule, dramatically improves the hair strength, protects from within, and provides immediate results for all hair types.  Click HERE to learn more! 

Contact me for Olaplex pick-up orders!

Inferior products sold cheaply at most retailers contain cheap ingredients that don’t have any beneficial nutrients for the hair. It may feel soft and shiny but in reality it is the wax/silicone coating caused by the ingredient PVC and other inferior ingredients. It’s like comparing fast food to a plant based diet! 

These products offer zero nutrition for the hair and over time will build up on your hair causing it to look dull, heavy and lifeless!  The solution is to find a trusted educated stylist that cares about your hair (me) to help guide you on a hair wellness journey with superior products for your home regimen. This benefits you by keeping your hair in a healthy state, helps colour last longer, so less visits to the salon for treatments and cuts! Think “preventative care” for your hair! 
As far as “salon” products sold in stores, there are a handful of companies that go public but to do so they change their ingredients to cheaper ones to lessen the cost to be sold cheaply. Others are “diverted” meaning sold without consent from the company.
What that means for you is there’s no way to tell how fresh the product is. Old products turn acidic and dry the hair, not to mention the likelihood of bacteria forming inside of old bottles EWWW! Also, FYI, the companies won’t guarantee their products if purchased by a non-licensed establishment. Also, you are actually paying more. It’s a lose-lose.  Plus, how do you know what your hair needs? Please trust and ask your stylist.

You use styling products to achieve a certain look or style but you may also be using styling products to add shine or pump up the volume of dull, lifeless hair.  The more styling products you use, the more weighed down your hair becomes due to the resins building up that your shampoo isn’t removing. It becomes a vicious cycle you can’t seem to break.

You can undo the goo and also get to the root of the underlying issue to prevent dull, lifeless hair Hard water can cause drying, dulling mineral buildup that product resins attach to. Soft or softened water can make hair limp, and using more styling products only leads to more product buildup.

  • Detoxify hair by removing resins from styling products with a gentle sulfate-free shampoo that is much gentler than traditional clarifying shampoos
  • Restore vital shine,  silky softness, natural volume, and maximum manageability
  • Rebuild hair with plant-derived, moisture-boosting proteins

Styling products are great for style but they shouldn’t weigh your hair down. With Malibu C, they don’t have to!

MALIBU C sulfate free haircare+skin and wellness solutions

Malibu C is committed to researching, developing and manufacturing earth-friendly wellness products. This means reducing our water footprint, using PET recyclable bottles and 100% vegan, plant-derived ingredients. The less water, energy and other natural resources we use, the better.


Hi Friends,
When thinking of a name for my business, I focused on what I wanted to cultivate. The answer was connection.
Cara means “friend” in the Irish/Gaelic language and that’s what I believe a stylist should be. Someone you can trust like you would a friend. Someone you visit every few months to catch up on life stuff, and BONUS, leave with amazing hair!
With over 20 years of experience I am confident I can help you find a CUT+COLOUR+STYLE that fits your unique personality and lifestyle.
So if you’re into having healthy beautiful hair and a few laughs, come and make a new friend! I look forward to meeting you!
Warmly ,
Maricel Murphy


Q: Why do I need a consultation before booking a colour appointment if I am a new client?

A: Consultations provide the opportunity for us to collaborate. Our time together will be spent evaluating the health of your hair, assessing your colour/hair needs, (maintenance, time, and budget)

Q: What if I’m not happy with my hair?

A: GASP! hopefully we had a great consultation to avoid said unhappiness. But it happens sometimes, especially with a new stylist – it takes time to build that relationship. I give my clients a week for any adjustment they feel they need after a cut or color service, complimentary, of course!

Q: What if I want a service you don’t provide?

A: I’m happy to refer you out to one of my talented stylist friends that perform that service.

Q: Why doesn’t my hair look as good as when you do it?

A: I will teach you as many times as you need and offer product and hair tool suggestions to make your home hair-styling life easier! I’ve even had clients bring their tools in and have me show them! I got you!


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