Kristan is an International Design Artist with Neuma, and the owner of K Bella Hair Studio & Spa
Kristan graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor degree in Textile Design. Afterward, she continued her education and attended the Douglas J. Aveda Institute of Lansing. Her portfolio includes numerous classes from the following world-known academies: Aquage, Surface, Neuma, Goldwell, Grahm Webb, Wella, Cinderella Hair Extensions, Alfaparf, All Nutrient, and Aveda. The internationally known hair artist has trained exclusively with Martin Parsons, a world-renowned award-winning stylist on Up Styling. Kristan’s stylist certifications include Pure Brazilian, Brazilian Blowout, Cinderella Hair extensions, Halocouture Hair extensions, and Chi Enviro Smoothing Treatments. In 2014, Neuma named her MVP.
Kristan has received numerous awards such as the Beacon Award. The Beacon Award is only awarded to 50 of the top stylist students in the US. Aveda Institute has also awarded her for her amazing makeup applications. Towards the beginning of her career, Kristan was a National Platform Artist for Alfaparf specializing in hair color. As of now, she is recognized as an International Design Artist with Neuma, where she travels the world educating hairstylists and students on up styling, state of the art cutting techniques, and salon managing, building, & posture. Photoshoots are just another one of her specialties, working with photographers all the way from Michigan to California.
Kristan opened K Bella Hair Studio & Spa in 2009, where she also began her own Academy Program training students to become licensed cosmetologists. In 2016 she became the State Representative for licensing regulations to help watch for legislative changes that could hurt the beauty industry. Kristan is also known for working with salons to help them grow and train their hairdressers and helping with everything from salon design to training programs for salon owners and managers.
Her artistic talents include all aspects of hair, but Kristan specializes in precise hair cutting techniques, one-of-a-kind, sleek smoothing treatments, and color applications. She is best known for her color and cutting corrections. Kristan uses only green, sustainable hairdressing practices and products. Her design aesthetic is edgy and innovative, and her ability to weave color through the hair is truly an art form. Whether you prefer a natural look or a work of art that only you can dream up, Kristan will design and create a look that is unique to you.
Here's a sampling of her work and some of her favorite photos from her personal life. Be sure to visit our portfolio for more photos as we're always updating our website!