Karla Lopez-Martinez, Co-Owner of Gila Rut AVEDA Salons. “Our beauty industry is filled with artists waiting to express their creative visions. My mission as a salon owner and leader is to create opportunity for my team to experience, create and play!”
Karla’s education and industry experience has led her to learn from and work with many industry icons: NYFW, FWSD, AVEDA, Toni&Guy, Vidal Sassoon, L’Oreal, Paul Brown, in the US, Europe, Canada and Mexico. Her expertise also include appearances on Univision, Telemundo, Fox 5. Lead educator at Cosmetology schools; Bellus Academies, Paul Mitchell the school, AVEDA Institutes and Marinello Schools of Beauty across the country.
Karla was recently awarded Emerging Entrepreneur of the year, presented to outstanding individual, who has established notable and accelerated company growth and presence in the marketplace by National LBWA (Latina Business Women Association).
Her most recent project is as the Senior Lead hair designer for Fashion Week San Diego. “I am thrilled to be part of this year’s FWSD. It is exactly what San Diego has been ready for and the perfect celebration of our own backyard’s talent”
About Gila Rut Salons
OUR MISSION AT GILA RŪT AVEDA SALONS IS TO INVOLVE YOU IN THE ULTIMATE SALON EXPERIENCE THROUGH A PEACEFUL AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT WITH A WARM AND COMMITTED TEAM WHO WORK TOGETHER TO PROVIDE EXCELLENCE.
Over the last 22 years in business Gila Rut has earned the reputation as one of the most progressive salons in the country. Known for its intense focus on Salon Education and stylist growth, over 20,000 happy guests, and an accolade of press; named one of the 200 fastest growing salons in the country by Salon Today magazine, 6 years in a row. And most recently awarded MBA (Masters of Business Award) by NAHA (National Association Hairdressing Awards).
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