Born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Chrystal took her creative visions from the Midwest to California to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. While being active in the art community Chrystal managed a busy salon in downtown San Francisco where she became inspired by the creativity of the hair and makeup world. Chrystal began her career training at Vidal Sassoon Academy where she became certified in the ABC haircutting method and color application. Chrystal sees hair as her canvas and with her artistic eye is able to help clients create a beautiful palette whether it be highlights, natural dimensional reds, perfected gray coverage, or vibrant fashion colors. With her attention to detail she loves sculpting hair with her shears into wearable shapes that clients can wear. Chrystal loves helping guests embrace their natural textures, and truly values the guest experience by paying attention to little things like relaxing scalp massages, clean applications, and perfected beautiful tailored blowouts.
With her strive to continuously learn and stay on top of the latest trends she attends numerous classes and hair shows each year. She has attended haircutting intensives taught at Oribe Studios with stylists from An Co Tran, international Sebastian artist Omar Antonio, razor cutting with Ruthe Roche, and balayage intensives with artist Ashlee Norman. She is privately trained in multiple lines such as Kerastase, Wella, Jane Iredale, Sebastian, and System Professional just to name a few.
Chrystal has done hair and makeup for the past three years for Austin Fashion Week and in 2017 was hand picked to be on the Koh Gen Doh AFW cosmetics team.
In her free time Chrystal loves to explore nature regularly on the green belt, and as a life long runner and fitness junkie she thrives being on the trail and participating in local running events.