Kristina Beaty (@theglamtech) caught MODERN's attention when she first entered, and ultimately won, the Wedding Belles styling competition this past spring. Learn more about the talented special-occasion stylist here.
Salon: Studio Glamour Salon, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Specialty: Vintage glam waves and sculpted styles
Most viral post: A little girl with two French braids; it was super cute, neat and age appropriate.
Favorite apps: Layout, WatermarkP, and InstaSize. I’m not big on edits and filters, but I’m known for my slow-mo videos (signature chair spin).
Favorite hashtags: #glamupyourlife #maketheoceanjealous #hairsculpting
I follow: @mustafaavci @missrockabillyruby @missposh @mr_hotspot @sharonblain
Pro tip: It takes a combination of clean/unique work, great lighting (natural light is best), and clever captions—I use poetry because I feel It complements my art, but also my informative post travel; people look to industry professionals for information/point of view.
Hidden talent: I do normal, conservative blow and go hair styles too, short cuts and natural styles. People often assume I only do special occasion hair styling and updos.
How social media changed my life: Social Media has made my voice and art reach way beyond my previous grasp. I am able to communicate and have my work in front of thousands of people from around the world in seconds. Because of this, I’ve had clients travel to me for services and hairstylists attend my classes from as far as Paris and Honduras. Also, opportunitys like this to be a part of the MODERN SALON network.
The first time I was featured on MODERN’s Insta: I was blown away, shocked and honored. I remember feeling like, “wow, now I’m up in the big leagues.” It was a video of my vintage glam waves that I demonstrated for a class a couple days prior, and the model just happened to stop by the salon that day, her hair was still perfect so I took one of my signature slow-mo videos. I believe that coupled with her hair being different shades of purple, blue and raspberry, and her makeup being flawless, caused the video to catch the attention of many.
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