A native of Volusia County, Kristen began her education in the ﬁeld of beauty early in her life. At age 16 (and an early high school graduate) she became a licensed nail specialist and esthetician at Cindy Lee’s Facial and Nail Institute. Immediately following, Kristen completed her cosmetology education at Daytona State College.
After completing her education, she began her career at Shannon’s Salon, and The Day Spa At Pelican Bay simultaneously. Soon after her cosmetology training was complete she made the seamless transition into an exclusive position as a hairstylist. From the start Kristen planned one day to own a salon, and to create an open, peaceful environment that all clients and stylists were comfortable to experiment within. Like so many events in life, opportunity often comes when you least expect it, and she was able to purchase Shannon’s Salon in July of 2007. This was just five years after she entered the beauty industry as a nail specialist, and four years after becoming a stylist at the very same salon. Established in 1993 Ideologie has been in the same location since its inception. The journey of creating her vision of the idle salon has been a product of desire, and accelerated by a tremendous team of powerful talent.
Dance has always been Kristen’s ﬁrst passion. At three years old she began her love affair with ballet at The Volusia Academy Of Ballet with master Nobuko Walls. She has danced in a variety of trained styles including ballroom dancing with The Lawrence Dance Studio. Most recently however, sailing has become her most treasured enjoyment.
Kristen loves learning about people and can credit her clients as those who have given her education and insight that is priceless. One thing she carries with her is the lesson of thankfulness; and what a gift that can be to many.
Be thankful for what you have positive or not.
Remember that everything is about perspective.
Perspective is all about your vantage point.
Her goal is to listen to each person as though they are the only person she will see all day, and to understand them and their personal image and direction. Kristen wants to help people with small things like the finishing touches as well as larger issues they have with their look; Clients need a stylists advice and expertise when it comes time to redirect their current look. She wants all clients of Ideologie Salon to feel completely comfortable and thrilled with all aspects of the experience, including their hair and stylist. It is not only listening, but putting forth all effort and experience into producing what you desire, even if you cannot put that into exact words.
The freedom to transform, create, and modify is what drew her into this ﬁeld. Like so much in life the events that happen in a salon are ever-changing.
Choose to be honest.
Never steal someone’s right to the truth.
KRISTEN IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS.