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Kristen Colors Hair

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About Kristen

Kristen is the hair color director at 3rd Coast Hair Salon in River North and your friendly Chicago hair color expert.  Her work has been seen on models in New York Fashion Week, she's been featured in In Style magazine as a Top Colorist in Chicago and her opinion is often published by Byrdie, Shape and other online publications.   

With over 15 years behind the chair in luxury salons downtown Chicago she is excited to offer you the ability to book with her directly in River North at 3rd Coast Salon during her regular work hours or out of her intimate solo studio after hours by appointment only via email.  The Covid Pandemic has her taking every precaution to make sure you're both safe very seriously.  Please use the contact information below to schedule an appointment for a time that works for you or book online/via phone at 3rdcoast. 

"Hairdressers are a wonderful breed.  You work one-on-one with another human being, and the object is to make them feel so much better, and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye."

Vidal Sassoon

Kristen's Services



Kristen is the queen of BLONDES!  Her balayage techniques are second to none.  Every time I left the salon, I felt better than my best self!  She took the time to consult on what I was looking for but was transparent on the upkeep needed to keep it looking great.  The best part of the appointments was our conversation.  Kristen is so fun and bubbly and I love catching up. 

Kate Barch 

Kristen is the absolute best!  I have been a client of hers for many years and have always LOVED my hair once she is finished.  She takes her time with you and gives her honest opinion and advice, and always steers you in the right direction.  Being a brunette my whole life, I decided I needed a change.  I wanted something on the lighter/blondish side, and Kristen knew exactly what to do.  I ALWAYS get comments from friends and random people saying how much they love my color and asking who does my hair!  Aside from how amazing her work is, shes such a pleasure to talk to.  Every time I see her, we pick up where we left off and she remembers things going on in my life.  It's really nice that she puts in the effort and cares about her clients so much!  

Katrina Wainscott

Trusting someone to color your hair can be scary, but not with Kristen.  Not only are her skills topnotch, she has an ability to help guide you in what will work best for your hair- while actually listening to what you want.  I saw a handful of other colorists over the years in the city, and Kristen was the only one that truly made my color look natural and styled, not processed or artificial.  Plus, she's fun to visit.  She really makes the whole experience so enjoyable!  

Alexandra Priola

Traditional Highlights/Lowlights

Dimension is created using foil in the hair.

*Single Process gray coverage or base color can be added to every service for an additional charge.



$179 (and up)


French hair painting technique meaning to sweep. Creates a natural and low maintenance blend of dimension in the hair.

*Single Process gray coverage or base color can be added to every service for an additional charge.

$179 (and up)


A combination of traditional foil and balayage.  Kristen will consult and discuss the best option for your desired look.  

*Single Process gray coverage or base color can be added to every service for an additional charge.

$179 (and up)

Get in Touch

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223 W Erie,  Ste 1E, Chicago IL, 60654

(312) 929-2627

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