About Us


Karla Kiefer-Stylist and Salon Owner

At an early age I realized my "First Love" was a passion for hair. I was licensed upon graduating from high school in 1987. Giving me almost 30 years experience in all aspects of the industry old and new.

I proudly opened First Love Beauty Salon & Boutique's doors in February of 2015 in Canyon Lake, Texas after aspiring to have a salon of my own and finally making my dream come true. The thing I enjoy the most is I get to meet so many new people from my community every day. I love getting to know my clients and developing an understanding of their personality and lifestyle. Which helps me to create the best look for each individual. Seeing my clients leaving the salon looking fabulous, makes my day!

 The Boutique is another avenue to make my clients smile when they find an outfit or accessory they love.

I am experienced in all areas of the hair industry including: Cutting, Color, Highlights, Perms, Specialty & Corrective Color, Up-dos and Special Event hairstyles. On location or in Salon - Bridal and Wedding Party Hair, Men’s cuts & grooming.

"By the grace of God I'm able to do what I love."  


Nikki Hagan - Licensed Massage Therapist

I am a Licensed Massage Therapist new to this area. I am a West Texas native, but was born in New Braunfels and got back to the Texas Hill Country as soon as I could! I am married to the love of my life and have two grown sons, two grown step sons and two grand babies from my youngest step son and his wife. My husband and I are also the proud parents of three fur babies (dogs).

As for my career, I developed an interest in alternative healthcare/healing after my dad got sick with cancer. He had always told me that I would be good in a career where I worked with my hands. (He liked for me to scratch and rub his back.) After lots of prayers, massage therapy came to me one day.

I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since August of 2001; receiving my education from Midland College, Midland TX.

I am also a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant since July 2005; receiving my education from Odessa College, Odessa TX. However, I do not currently work in PT, but continue to keep my license current.

I have worked in various settings and have been a self employed LMT since 2008.

I am also currently working on getting my beginner Yoga instructor certification.

I am excited for this new adventure and so happy to see what my future holds at First Love Salon!! 

Customer Testimonials


I’m not a fancy pants kinda girl so beauty salons have typically never been my favorite places to hang out, but I love going to First Love Salon! Karla does an amazing job cutting my hair in a style that looks great even if I choose not to fuss with it. I rarely leave without purchasing a gift or a little something just for me. Can’t believe it’s right here in Startzville/Canyon Lake!  – Gina Eby

Karla cut my hair for many years, and I was always happy with it. After coming back to the area, after 3 years, I was thrilled to find Karla in her own establishment. My husband even comes with me to have his hair cut. Karla is always willing to listen and discuss new ideas.  –  Shirley Martin

I moved here 3.5 years ago, found Karla and have Never had my hair done anywhere else! Love Karla!!  – Coral Bucy

Karla is awesome! I love my color and cut-I’ve already booked my next appointment and for both of my daughters! Plus, her boutique is super cute!  – Heather Bangle Miller

Been looking for awhile to find a new Beauty Salon ! So happy to have found Karla ! She really knows her stuff ! I'll be back :) !!!! Thanks !  – Sylvia Shiffman

Karla at first Love Beauty Salon and Boutique is not only very talented but also very kind. My family- mom, grandmother, aunt, cousin, my children, and myself all come to her for our hair cuts. For years I would not let anyone touch my hair. But my mom convinced me to try with Karla and she listened and was very gentle and understanding. And now I'm always trying different styles and she always rocks these crazy cuts to the way I want them. A few years back I brought my son for a hair cut. He is special needs and hair cuts were always horrible. Lots of tears and fear. But Karla was very gentle with him and understanding. This was a few years back. Now Logan only wants Karla to cut his hair. He trusts her. That's a huge deal. So for us Karla is the only place we go to for our hair cuts. Her boutique is honestly super fabulous and I love so much of the style. I have bought several things from there and I love it! Highly recommended!!  – Amber Lynn

Thanks, Karla, for a positive hair experience - I am enjoying my new cut and appreciate the way you listened to what I wanted and the cut you gave me. I felt comfortable and relaxed in your shop and with you as well. It's not always easy finding a new hairdresser - I'm glad I came to you. Thank you  – Julie Rushing

I went to Karla to donate my ponytail to locks of love she did a wonderful job and was so nice and she did it for no charge . It's nice to know there are good people out there who care . I shaved my head when my wife had to go through cemo and its been almost 5 years that she has been cancer free . Thanks Karla you rock  – Curtis Knutson

Karla is great. It's always challenging to find a good hair stylist. She is not only close by but by far the best cut and stylist I've found in many years. Hope her much prosper.  – Janie Simmang

Everyone that knows me knows I am never happy with my hair...but since I have been going to First Love Beauty Salon, I have been extremely happy and even my husband feels very comfortable with Karla. Thanks for your patience and understanding when I ask for the impossible.  – Liz Shafer

This is such a cute place! She has an adorable boutique with tons of cute clothing and accessories to choose from! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to get a new cut or a new outfit :)  – Dallas F., San Marcos

Karla is great! First person in years to cut my thin hair without mistakes. Did an awesome treatment on my damaged hair that looks great weeks later. The salon is nice inside, the owner is very friendly and I will be back again!  –  Les S., San Antonio

First Love Beauty Salon really helped me out on my wedding day! My mother-in-law got her hair done with them and it was so cute! We'd definitely recommend First Love!  – Margaret H., Canyon Lake

Karla has been my hair stylist for almost a year now. She always does an excellent job on my hair and also on my daughters hair. I can tell her how I'd like my hair cut and she is great about listening to what I want and giving me just what I ask for. I really appreciate that in a stylist. She just opened her new salon which is very nice and welcoming. I would gladly recommend Karla to others.  – Michelle N., Spring Branch

She is Amazing. The salon and shops are more elegant than I ever would have expected. A WONDERFUL day spent in the country... Enjoying the "pampered side" of Life. There's nothing not to LOVE here.  – Jackie Morehead

Thanks, Karla, for a positive hair experience - I am enjoying my new cut and appreciate the way you listened to what I wanted and the cut you gave me. I felt comfortable and relaxed in your shop and with you as well. It's not always easy finding a new hairdresser - I'm glad I came to you. Thank you,  – Julie Rushing

Amazing work! Carla is Wonderful she did a great job with my hair I love it!!!  – Katie Stroup

Thanks Karla for my own new do and also for fixing the mistake my husband had made trying to cut his sideburns. You fixed him up really well!  – Becky Cunningham

I went to Karla to donate my ponytail to locks of love she did a wonderful job and was so nice and she did it for no charge. It's nice to know there are good people out there who care. I shaved my head when my wife had to go through chemo and its been almost 5 years that she has been cancer free. Thanks Karla you rock  – Curtis Knutson

Everyone that knows me knows I am never happy with my hair...but since I have been going to First Love Beauty Salon, I have been extremely happy and even my husband feels very comfortable with Karla. Thanks for your patience and understanding when I ask for the impossible.  – Liz Shafer

I love having a great hairstylist right here in the Canyon Lake area. Karla spent an hour with me on my first visit getting to know me and the condition of my hair. She gives great haircuts!  – Carmen Yanta Hanshaw

Thank you so much for my new amazing look. It's been a week & the compliments are still rolling in. I even feel more confident. Thank you Karla!  – Heather Brown

Karla is as good or better than any high priced Houston stylist! Feel lucky to have found her.  – Bobby-Debbie Schultz

Karla is the best Also Karla is a lovely caring lady. She is the best hairdresser I have had in many years!!  – Becky Ferguson Danchak

Karla does a great job. Recently got my hair re-touched and highlighted and it looks great. The salon is comfortable and clean.  – Deb Olsheski