Kristina has always had a passion for the beauty industry. She would watch her mother apply her own makeup and style her hair for hours. Kristina unofficially started her career in the beauty industry while attending college at Southern Illinois University. While at college, there wasn’t a stylist or salon that catered to textured hair or offered relaxers. That is when her passion for caring for and styling natural hair blossomed. For cosmetology, she attended the Douglas J Aveda Institute Chicago in 2015. Kristina not only specializes in natural hair but also vivid/creative colors, subtle balayage, babylights, long haircuts, blowouts and Bellami extensions. She is also a certified makeup artist specializing in natural, glam and bridal looks.
When she’s not in the salon, Kristina enjoys keeping up with the latest makeup and skincare releases. Kristina is a product junkie and loves looking for the best deals between Sephora and Ulta. Kristina is also an amateur photographer and loves coordinating photoshoots for beauty competitions or for her Instagram.
Kristina loves giving her clients that extra boost of confidence. She is constantly learning and practicing new techniques to bring to her clients because cut and color isn’t one size fits all. She enjoys working with her XEX team because they are so enthusiastic about the beauty industry and love sharing ideas and techniques.Meet the rest of the team