With a degree in Fine Arts, Kris approaches hairstyling as an artist. Her first inspiration for cutting hair was in the 6th grade when she gave herself a Dorthy Hammil hair cut and did a fine job. However, her passion grew after college and has been styling hair for the past 25 years. Her expertise has come from extensive training and courses. Kris has traveled the U.S. learning the latest hairstyles and color techniques. She has studied Glemby Training, Paul Mitchell, Aveda, Schwartzkofp Color, Redken Symposium, Sam Villa, Wella Color, Bumble and Bumble, Manardi Color, as well as the Chicago Midwest Hair Show, and International Beauty Show.