Hi & welcome to SHOP Hair by Cristina.
I’m Cristina, the face and heart of Hair by Cristina. I’ve been a certified hair stylist for over 15 years and an Eyelash Extension Artist for the past five years. I’ve been a beauty lover as long as I can remember. My early childhood memories were filled with my love of experimenting with make-up, keeping up with current fashion trends and hair, hair, hair! No matter the day or occasion, you would always find a bow on my head or a braid in my hair.
As I grew, so did my passion for beauty and hair styling. In high school, I enrolled in a three-year cosmetology program; and to no surprise, I fell more in love with the brilliance of this craft and industry. In fact, I excelled in the program and was the recipient of the Distinction Award for three consecutive years! That’s when I decided hair styling would be my career of choice. With support from my family and friends, I enrolled in Beauty School - this was a turning point for me. I completely committed to the creative art of hair styling; turning my passion into a lifelong career; and having been growing personally and professionally since then.
At 19 years old, I started working full-time as a salon assistant and worked my way up quickly. At 22, I purchased my own salon and worked behind the chair with my business partner for seven incredible years where I learned to continue my expertise, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit in this business. As time went on and we prepared to build a family the chapter of owning my own salon came to a close. I still cherish the people, memories and learning experiences as a salon owner at such a young age. The experience reinforced my dedication to employees and clients; appreciation for hard work and the sacrifices it involved. Now, as a loving mother of two children, the choice of becoming a a freelance hairstylist has allowed me to have the flexibility to continue my passion and journey of hair styling while still being present to watch my children grow.
Truly, this shop and my salon are a labour of love. The products and services I offer are ALWAYS designed with you in mind. I will always stay true to my love of hair and share an assortment of industry leading collections and products I have carefully chosen and personally come to use, know, trust and love over the years.
Having a hair regimen that works for you is a process of “mix n’ match”, trial and error and finding the perfect products that are right for you. My "Pro Tips" section for some of the products featured will give you good tips and tricks and create a personal beauty shopping experience. You are also welcome to contact me with questions or requests for recommendations and I encourage you explore the universe of beauty with the products I offer. I will ensure you find the products for all of your hair needs.
Recently, I've had so many exciting partnerships as I evolve to stay on top of trends! I am an Amazon Affiliate with a storefront where share all my fav beauty products and more. I have also become a professional makeup artist that can work on creating a customized makeup palette for you with Seint Makeup. Request a match here! I've also added Weft Hair Extensions and Hair Botox to my service list!
Im excited to grow with you at top of mind and bring all the best beauty trends back here! Be sure to subscribe to my mailing list to become apart of m VIPS to earn reward points and unlock exclusive new promotions.
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