Kristen McGuire - Stylist
Years Of Experience: After a few years of college at Tyler School of Art, I decided to switch my career path and go to Cosmetology School. My very first day of Beauty School was St. Patrick’s Day of 2008, so over a decade! I have been at Gravity since November of 2011.
Education and Certification: Since Gravity is a Redken Salon, I have completed courses at their Exchange in NYC: Cut and Know Why (2013), Color Fix (2016); as well as In Salon classes with their educators Chris Barron, Lauren Hagen, Jerric Fruits, and Ryan Morgan. I have also taken several classes with Redken’s incredible Education Artistic Director, Sam Villa. I enjoy hair color, and pride myself in my extensive advanced education in both balayage and color correction. I have taken Balayage Classes with Chelsea Caruso (2014), DJ McGinley, and Chiala Marvici, Blonde Color Correction with Ashlee Norman (2018), Natural to Vivids/Rainbow Hair with Rebecca Taylor (2014), and Blonding and Redhead classes at H.O.P.E. in South Hampton, Pa. I am Keratin Complex and Brazilain Blowout Certified. I have also taken a 2-Day updo course with Martin Parsons, and a Braiding in Updo course through H.O.P.E. South Hampton.
When I Am Not In The Salon I Am: When I am not in the salon, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son. Both are basically comedians, so we are always laughing. My husband and I both have art backgrounds, so you can usually find us painting, crafting or creating some crazy project. Many of my hobbies and interests involve releasing creative energy: I enjoy cooking alot. I am a soup-aholic and I am always trying new recipes. I like thrifting clothes and giving them new life by altering them a bit. I also enjoy decorating my house and learning to garden. I practice yoga and barre, and meditate regularly. We spend our summer weekends in Ocean City, New Jersey and I also love to travel. Lastly, I am the salon hair nerd, so in my spare time, I am usually reading about or watching videos about new hair trends!
My Favorite Thing About Being A Hair Stylist Is: Color! I believe my strength is in balayage and highlighting. My favorite colors to do are the quiet, natural looks that bring out a client’s unique individual beauty. I love looking at skin tones, and eye colors and using that as inspiration. You can check out my Instagram @kristengravityhair if you are interested in seeing my work. Of course, I like forming relationships with my clients as well. Many have become close friends of mine in and out of the chair! We have been through lots of life milestones with each other over the years and I sincerely care about each and every one on a personal level
What I Love Most About My Job At Gravity Is: I work with my best friends- everyone at Gravity genuinely loves and appreciates each other. We share a close bond in and out of work – we are in each other’s weddings, go out dancing together, vacation together. On top of that, we have salon owners who encourage us to be the best stylists we can be. It is such a positive enviornment. I love coming to work each day.