(written from a Production point of view)
Karen Asano-Myers is a hair stylist who worked on Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek Nemesis. She is married to fellow Star Trek makeup artist Kenny Myers. Her work on VOY earned her the following Emmy Award nominations and wins for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series:
- 1995 Emmy Award nomination for "Caretaker", shared with Josée Normand, Patricia Miller, Shawn McKay, Dino Ganziano, Rebecca De Morrio, Barbara Minster, Janice D. Brandow, Gloria Ponce, Caryl Codon-Tharp, Katherine Rees, Virginia Kearns, Patricia Vecchio, Faith Vecchio, and Audrey Levy
- 1996 Emmy Award nomination for the episode "Persistence of Vision", shared with Barbara Minster, Laura Connolly, and Suzan Bagdadi
- 1997 Emmy Award for the episode "Fair Trade", shared with Josée Normand, Suzan Bagdadi, Monique DeSart, Charlotte Parker, Jo Ann Phillips, Frank Fontaine, and Diane Pepper
Asano-Myers also won two Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards; in 2002 for Best Character Hair Styling – Feature for her work on Steven Spielberg's science fiction film Artificial Intelligence: A.I., shared with fellow Trek alumni Candace Neal and Terry Baliel, and in 2004 for Best Period Hair Styling – Feature for her work on the drama The Last Samurai, shared with Janice Alexander and Terry Baliel.
Prior to her work on Star Trek she worked as hair stylist on the mini series Dream West (1986, with make-up artist Kenny Myers), the television western The Quick and the Dead (1987, with Kenny Myers), the horror sequel Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988, with Camille Calvet, Kenny Myers, Mike Smithson, and Dennis Schultz), the action film Double Impact (1991), and the comedy sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992).
Further work include the action film Dante's Peak (1997), the science fiction comedy My Favorite Martian (1999, starring Christopher Lloyd), Ron Howard's comedies Edtv (1999) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Steven Speilberg's science fiction thriller Minority Report (2002), the remake of The Twilight Zone (2002-2003), the science fiction remake War of the Worlds (2005), the superhero sequel X-Men: The Last Stand (2006, starring Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen, and Kelsey Grammer), the documentary Creature People (2007), and the drama Charlie Wilson's War (2007).
More recently she worked as hair stylist for Tom Hanks on the comedy The Great Buck Howard (2008), for Eva Longoria on the fantasy comedy Over Her Dead Body (2008), and for Harrison Ford on the action sequel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). She was also a hair stylist on Tim Burton's fantasy remake Alice in Wonderland (2010) on which she worked with fellow Trek alumni Terry Baliel, Kevin Haney, Joel Harlow, Miia Kovero, James MacKinnon, Christopher Allen Nelson, Cristina Patterson Ceret, Mike Smithson, and Susan Stepanian.