STYLIST SPOTLIGHT: CHRISTY

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Christy is one of our junior stylists who has recently graduated from our apprenticeship program here at Citrine! She is a young, sprite individual who is making headway into the hair industry with her enthusiastic and loving attitude. She was born in Hungary, but has lived the last 20 years here in the States.

What is your favorite thing about being a stylist?

I absolutely love being able to completely transform someone into the best version of themselves. Whether maintaining a natural look or trying something dramatic, a happy client’s smile will never get old! I really like that the industry is constantly changing, and it’s nearly impossible to stay uninspired and stagnant as a stylist.

Which hair trends have caught your eye?

“Baby lighting,” or “strand-lighting” has been a huge trend the last two years that I absolutely adore. Everybody loves a soft blended highlight. It can be tedious, but the pay-off is all in the end result! I’m also fascinated by men’s hair cutting and am always looking to improve and build on my technique.

What inspired you to pursue this career?

I knew early on in my teenage years that I needed to pursue a career that allowed me to express my creativity. Growing up, I was always intrigued by hair coloring services, and the endless opportunity there was to create. Celebrity hair stylist Nick Arrojo has been a huge inspiration to me at the beginning of my career, as well. I finally achieved my goal of becoming a stylist, and had the pleasure of meeting him at the beginning of this month.

Favorite products to use right now?

There are a mixture of things. The Goldwell Top Whip Volumizing Mousse is the holy grail for me and my clients. Perfect for blow outs or even air drying with a bit of extra lift. I love pairing the mousse with the Oribe Dry Texture Spray for an instantly fuller look. I try to keep the assortments of products I use as simple as possible, but with Oribe and Bumble and bumble it can be hard!

What are you doing when you’re not at the salon?

My free time is spent mainly with family, as I have a very close-knit one. Spending time with my parents and my significant other is a huge priority to me. We love watching movies together and eating Mexican food! I also love to read, and try to make time to relax with a book everyday.

Summer is here! How do you keep your hair healthy during these hot months?

The Goldwell Humidity Barrier Spray is an excellent product for the warmer seasons. It keeps the frizz under control, which in turn helps you use less heat! I also love the air styling products from Bumble and bumble, they’re super easy and convenient to use, and have UV to protect my color. Less heat equals healthy hair!

Christy is with us throughout the week from Tuesday to Saturday. Although she’s already built up a large clientele, she is still accepting new clients. From balayage to men’s cutting and children’s haircuts, Christy is versatile and skilled,. Call or book online to schedule with her!