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Karen Anne (Shanks) Liberman

February 6, 1942 ~ December 19, 2019 (age 77)


Karen Anne Liberman, 77, of Kapaia passed away at home on December 19, 2019.  She was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 6, 1942 and was a licensed Hair Stylist and Massage Therapist.

Karen was a Beverly Hills hairstylist from 1964 – 1976 where she also modeled for T.V. commercials and magazines. She styled hair and makeup for movies and actors including Richard Dryfuss in Jaws and Anthony Herraras in the Young and the Restless to name a couple. After moving to Kauai in 1976 she opened and operated the “Hair Kare Saloon” in Puhi and “Hair Kare Salon” in the former Hilton Hotel in Lihue while also doing hair and makeup for movies and weddings.

She was active in hiking and dancing and blessed the lives of thousands of friends on Kauai and around the world and was blessed by each of them. She always had a positive mind and loving heart.

Preceded in death by her parents, Marion “Ted” and Kay Shanks.

Karen is survived by her brother, Ted (Cathy) Shanks; 2 nephews, Justin Shanks and Troy Shanks, grandnephew, Jacob Shanks; grandniece, Jenavi Shanks and her life partner, Scott Lever.

A celebration of her life will be held in February. Services will be announced at a later date.

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