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

Consultation is highly recommended for most colour services. Consultation is required for certain services (see below). For chemical sensitivities + allergies, inquire about ammonia free/plant based options. 

cuts + styling

Thoughtfully designed haircuts to suite your unique faceshape and lifestyle. 


Custom treatments to help and maintain healthy beautiful hair. 


cuts + Styling

  • Cut + Style $80

    A thoughtfully designed haircut for your unique style. Includes wash+blow dry style. 1.5 hours

  • Wash + Blowout $45

    Blow out style , includes wash. 45 min. - 1hr

  • Dry Style/Iron Work Add On $25 - $65+

    Add curls/sleek straight dry style to your service. 25min. - 1hr+

  • Curl Set $65 - $95+

    Curls are pinned + set with cool air to help so style lasts a bit longer.

  • Bang Trim $0

    Great for in between haircut appointments. 5-10 min.

  • Neck Trim $0

    Great for cleaning up in between shorter haircuts. 5-10 min.

  • Buzzed Cuts $50

    A mix of clippers+shears, includes two washes and includes a quick blow out brush style. 45 min. - 1 hour

colour + Sparkle

Consultation is highly recommended for new colour clients.

  • Consultation $0
  • Colour $90+

    Root touch ups to all over application to revive dull faded locks. *Note $25+ is added for longer, more dense hair textures. Includes a wash+scalp/neck massage+ blow out brush style. 2 - 2.5 hours.

  • Full Highlight $180

    Pieces of hair are placed in foil with much of the natural/coloured hair left in tact.Includes wash , scalp+neck massage+blow out brush style. *Note $25+ is added for final glossing/toner. 2.5 - 3 hours

  • Partial Highlights $130+

    Foils are placed on the top half of the head with much of the natural/colored hair left in tact. Great for haircuts with little to no layering.

  • Mini Partial Highlights $90+

    Foils are placed along the top of the hair with much of the natural/colored hair left in tact. Great for haircuts with little to no layering. *Note $25+ is added for final gloss/toner.
    1.5 - 2 hours

  • Face Frame Add-On Only $65+

    6 foils placed around the face for a pop of colour , great to refresh in between full/partial highlight appointments.
    1 - 1.5 hours

  • Creative Colour (consultation required ) $180 - $450+

    Modern techniques such as balayage, ombre, babylights, max foil, teasy lights, and the like.
    3 - 5+ hours.

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. 30 min.

  • Deep Treat Add-On $10

    A custom "cocktail" for your specific hair needs. 10 min.

  • Malibu Makeover $90

    A treatment that removes minerals+metals from hair due to home water+pool water, requires 30-45 minutes under a warm dryer, followed by an intense moisture+protein deep treatment, includes a wash+scalp massage and blow out brush style. Recommended every 3 months.

  • Malibu Makeover Add-On $45

monat - olaplex - malibu C

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malibu C

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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