Kristina Russell is a  Master Haircolour Artist and former Global Ambassador for Redken 5th Ave NYC, travelling frequently educating and training hairstylists in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and across the USA. Her photographic work has been published in over 30+ countries. She has been honoured with awards such as YEN magazine Young Woman of the Year, Finalist AHFA Creative Colourist of the Year,  Hair Expo Finalist Apprentice of the Year, and the winner of Australia's most prestigious award Hair Expo Colour Technician of the Year. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, she works both in salon as well as keeping a busy schedule travelling Australia and the world, teaching classes of her own design.

Kristina trained at Sydney salon Blondes Brunettes and Redheads, with renowned Vidal Sassoon NYC Colour Director Alyson Schoer. Together they explored creative colour concepts and shared a love for education. Kristina’s creative technical skills led her to then be aligned with Redken for 13+ years as a Global Ambassador. Her talent for learner-focussed education secured her a prestigious teaching role as an International Colour Facilitator for many years at the Redken 5th Ave Exchange (voted Favourite Advanced Academy by the Stylist Choice Awards).

Her colour philosophy is to preserve the hairs integrity whilst painting in beautiful texture, depth and dynamism. An advocate for Ammonia-Free haircolour choices, she offers her clients options and an infinite palette of tones with four-dimensional shine. Ammonia-free products provide high fashion tones and grey coverage for all hair textures and sensitive skin types.

Her studies of Textile Design and Printing at Sydney’s exclusive National Art School 10 years ago changed her perception of colour theory. Kristina has injected colour mixing and theory from a different perspective to the hairdressing norm, presented in her ‘pure’ education approach.

Kristina Russell is a dynamic Educator who brings much more than inspiring technical training to her students - she gifts them with the understanding of how to turn her teachings into their own creativity. She is a very approachable and down to earth hair colour guru who makes everyone feel comfortable and confident to be their best.


Private In-Salon Training  — Bespoke haircolour training for all levels of hairdressing! Learn methods specific to your salon team goals. Live demo and workshop within your salon. Exchange ideas within a motivational and fun learning environment with Australia’s most influential Haircolour Educator.

Shadow + Mentoring —  Shadow award-winning Colourist Kristina Russell and observe her at work, using the colours and tools she loves to achieve the bespoke haircolour results she is renowned for. This is a Personal Training session with one of the most influential Colour Educators of our time. The first day includes a 3 hour private class working on Colour Placement and Techniques, followed by observing live client experiences.

Workshops —
i) Hair-Painting for Reds + Coppers + Pastels
ii) Colour REHAB (colour corrections and transformations