Born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Chrystal took her creative visions from the Midwest to San Francisco, 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 is a graduate of Avenue Five, a Vidal Sassoon Connection school , where she won multiple achievement awards and did multiple photoshoots to build her portfolio. After becoming certified in Vidal Sassoon's ABC cutting method she joined the staff of Roar Salon, where she spent two years soley training in the art and depth of color as an apprentice under one of Austin's leading haircolorists. As a true artist Chrystal sees hair as her canvas .With her artistic in depth knowledge of the color wheel and atttention to detail, she is able help guests create a beautiful custom color pallate whether it be a custom hair painting, highlights, natural dimensional reds. dimensional gray coverage, or vibrant fashion colors. With her attention to detail she loves to sculpt hair into custom wearable shapes . She truley values the guest experience from a relaxing scalp massage to a beautifuly tailored blowout.
With her strive to learn and stay on top of the latest trends she attends numberous classes and hair shows each year. She is privatey trained in multiple color lines such as Wella, Goldwell, Loreal and Pravana, She is trained in mutiple makeup and haircare brands such as Kerastase, Oribe , and RandCo, as well as Jane Iredale and Paula Dorf cosmetics.
Attending major fashion/makeup/hair shows such as Oribe Back stage,R and Co on the road, and Austin Fashion week you can be sure she is up to date with beauty trends as they appear on the scene. Her work has appeared on Bangstyle, Armoire Magazine, The Good day Austin morning show.
She participated in the 2015 and 2016 Austin Fashion Week and has given her time to charitable events such as Any Baby Can, The Settlement home, and the 2013 Susan G Komen fashion show.
In her free time Chrystal loves to explore nature regularly on the greenbelt ,and as a life long runner she also thrives being on the trail and participating in local running events.