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Carla Clarkson

Carla Clarkson is the CEO of Marki Starr, LLC and the head hair artist of Marki Starr Hair Studios. With over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry, Carla’s work has been featured in trade publications like Black Passion and Solid Gold.  Through New York hair agencies, the former model styled a bridal trunk show at New York’s Waldorf Astoria and a fashion spread to be featured in In Style magazine.  

With Matrix Global Academy, Berean Institute and NYC's Paul Mitchell Learning Academy as training grounds, Carla has honed her gift from the shampoo bowls of prominent Philadelphia salons to the pages of the industry’s most relevant magazines.

Constantly evolving, Carla’s multi-talents have permeated into music, poetry and fashion.  As a spoken word artist, her self titled debut CD garnered buzz throughout the local music scene.  Other business ventures under her Marki Starr LLC umbrella include markistarr.com, an apparel line and music.

A star in her own right, Carla continues to motivate others through inspirational speaking and fulfilling her mission to serve her clients ultimately, letting their stars shine.

"I just love my clients and their hair! I create signature styles and haircuts for my professional and industry clientele that include managers, publicists, singers, doctors, teachers and of course moms! A hair extension expert, I am serious about the condition of my clients hair which is why I work hard, insisting on haircare, pursue continuing education and strive to provide good customer service because at MarkiStarr it's always...Your Time to SHINE!!!"