D2F Leadership 

Karla Smith 

Owner/ Hairstylist- Khair Beauty LLC 

D2F Chapter & Induction: Englewood High School, 2005

D2F Impact Statement: D2F has truly nurtured me into a God seeking, strong, determined, obstinate , giver and woman.”

Karla is an example of the beauty that Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood produces. Born and raised on the south side Karla believes it’s not where you’re from but what you learn from it. 

Demoiselle was introduced to her sophomore year at Englewood High School, one of the most impactful times of her life. With credit given to her D2F mentors and many other positive influences Karla graduated top ten of her class. She studied at Hampton University for a short while, but  went on to obtain a Cosmetology license from Pivot Point Academy, and then opened her first salon. 

Karla is a Christian, (Girl) Mom,  mentor , and business owner of 5 years. Having been apart of D2F for nearly 2 decades has helped her  become an enthusiast for females succeeding in every facet of life. The unique expertise from her entrepreneurship and  ability to pull out the beauty in things, attentiveness to detail ,and organizational skills are a few ways that she plans to assist in strengthening the D2F Board. Karla admires the work of the strong and virtuous women whose foot steps she walks in, and is concerned for the future of girls like her daughter, god-daughter and little cousins who will benefit from the work that she does. 

Karla believes that girls deserve to have a fulfilled life with the proper resources to navigate through this complex world, and that is her “why”