Xtina, a Michigan transplant who now calls Chicago home, graduated from the Aveda program in 2005 and has been creating her own brand of distinctive cuts and colors internationally ever since.
She derived her passion for hair styling at a young age through art, fashion design and playing music. An avid world traveler, she continuously seeks to find inspiration throughout her journeys. Capturing and embracing the various cultures she has experienced and combining those characteristics with her own unique style.
Most recently you can find Xtina tearing up the streets on her vintage Honda CB500 (Gloria) or her latest acquisition a Triumph Street Twin (Emmeline). A motorcycle enthusiast that frequently rides with an all-female riding club, participates in a variety of activities at motorcycle events all over the country.
She is frequently recognized by her peers for her cutting edge approach, exceptional talent and ability to work in demanding situations at a high energy salon.
In 2011 she was honored by Chicago Magazine as one of the best stylists in the Chicagoland area. With over fifteen years’ experience from curly hair to pixie cuts, natural to artsy colors, she can create the custom one-of-a-kind-look you never knew you needed.
As of November 2020 Now the proud owner and head stylist of Salon Hex www.salonhex.com