Kristan graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Textile Design and Merchandising Management.
Afterward, she continued her education and attended the Douglas J. Aveda Institute of Lansing, and it was hair for life after that. Kristan has been a platform artist now for 13 years of her 15-year career. She has launched cutting, formal styling, and color courses throughout the US and Canada, while running K Bella Hair Studio and Spa in Brighton, MI with a team of 26 ladies and an Apprenticeship Program. She is the founder of the educational group The Hair Trainer, the Kemon US Director of K-Now, the color and cutting collection straight from Italy, and a Director for The Stylist Culture Collective.
Kristan believes that education and hair together are the key components to creating success in this industry. Uniting hairdressers has always been her goal, but she realized uniting the entire beauty industry in her home state of Michigan was more important, especially when deregulation was becoming a real problem. That was when she and husband Ben Sayers began the Michigan Association for Beauty Professionals. In 2017 she started a petition to add CEU hours to strengthen the fact that we need to be licensed. Now the group effortlessly works to help salon and spas go back safely during COVID-19. Kristan resides in Howell Michigan with Ben, their dogs, Lucia & Jager, and her horses Josie & Grady. Her love and passion grow stronger everyday and she will never stop fighting for the professionals!