Let's cut to the chase: Kristi Waldrop's hair and makeup game is fierce. Her bold and bright hair color creations and complemented by posts that feature her mad makeup skills, and sometimes, we're lucky enough to get both talents showcased in the same post! Waldrop is also able to emphasize her color creations further by crafting detailed hairstyles that range from cool and edgy to pretty and glamorous.
H&Co / Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Specialty: Vibrant Colors
Most viral post: Throwing this one way back to 2015! I created a bright blue Shadow Root on an Icy White bob. This was my first client I did not as an assistant, and I was so nervous! It came out amazingly. I just remember sitting on my phone texting my mentor at the time how excited and surprised I was. I just couldn’t believe all of the amazing feedback it was getting. Was really a cool moment.
Favorite apps: My favorite is the actual Instagram app itself where you can edit your photos before posting. I use my IPhone for my photos and sometimes they can appear a little blurry so I ALWAYS make sure to use the “Sharpen” option before posting any pictures.
Favorite hashtag: #ModernSalon #1000orbust #HotonBeauty
Pro tips: Everything above! I do have a ring light for lighting, but I still prefer natural light whenever possible. I think the biggest thing is just being consistent with posting great content, which is definitely easier said than done!
Hidden talent (beauty-related): Brows (eyebrows) are my jam. It takes my no time at all to shape some great brows for someone!
Hidden talent: I love to paint! And rap to Cardi B.
How social media changed my life: I have gotten to connect and become friends with so many amazing artists that I look up to! The support and friendships are priceless.
The first time I was featured on MODERN’s Insta: That’s easy! It was a repost of my first color that I spoke about above. I was literally running around my house screaming in excitement, dancing around the kitchen table! Yeah no joke I totally did that!
See the full 2018 MODERN SALON 100 here!
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