owner, permanent cosmetic artist, master esthetician

Kara Burt, is a licensed master esthetician and permanent cosmetic artist. Kara’s Beauty Barn has been a dream of hers since starting working as an esthetician over 10 years ago, let alone her childhood dreams of hair, nails, and make-up that were a constant in Kara’s life. Along with being the owner of Kara’s Beauty Barn, she works as a medical esthetician & laser technician at Little Mountain Laser, LLC. Her sister, Lyn, is the physician at that facility. Kara holds a Master’s degree and is an experienced educator. She entered medical esthetics to procedurally help people get healthy, clear skin and learn how to keep it that way. She fell in love with waxing along the way. Her eye for detail and desire to see result drew her to the world of more permanent procedures for her happy clients. She performs multiples types of treatments at both locations of business, microdermabrasion, and assists Dr. Emery in larger procedures. Kara has a busy life “country living.” She has 4 daughters that all keep her on her toes!

master esthetician

I love learning about different ways to improve the skins health and well-being of my clients. Healing a person as a whole is my life path. I spend my free time with my family exploring new things and places to go. I’m a National Park geek and waterfall chaser. I enjoy reading books about spirituality, holistic wellness, and psychology.

My fascination with skin care started pretty early. I worked in geriatric nursing for several years. One of the things I was passionate about was the health of my patient’s skin and healing it. Wound care became the only thing I wanted to focus on. I also grew up with cystic acne spending my teens and adulthood with painful and inflamed blemishes, scarring my face. I spent so many years covering up with makeup and hiding my face.

Becoming an esthetician was a rewarding career path for me to take care of myself and others. I have helped and healed hundreds of clients with all types of skin conditions. I am so excited for this opportunity at KBB!


Laho grew up in Skagit Valley and her passion is to help her clients feel more confident and enhance their uniqueness. She understands that everyone has different beauty goals and customizes treatments to each client. From skin care, to Botox and laser treatments, she can take care of all your rejuvenation needs. Laho enjoys trainings and continuing education to provide the most up to date treatments. She is a wife and mom of two kids. On her days off, she loves to spend time at home with her family and enjoys a good inspirational book.


I invite you to experience a luxurious personalized treatment, using only the most effective products. With over 25 years experience in the skincare industry, I am fortunate to have been trained with leading experts in the industry in Los Angeles. Then had my own successful practice. It's been a dream of mine to live in Bellingham, Dreams come true! My husband and I are loving calling Whatcom County home. I bring a unique scientific and holisitc approach to my practice. Customized facials, peels, microdermabrasion and waxing. Each visit I desgin the perfect skincare plan just for you. Leaving you relaxed with a radiant glow inside and out. When I'm not making clients beautiful, you can find me kissing my dog, hiking wonderful trails, gardening, in or on water, travelling, and writing music. I look forward to meeting you!