Kristan is the US Director of K-Now Collectives for Kemon, an International Design Artist with Neuma, and the founder of K Bella Hair Studio & Spa, TheHairTrainer, & MABP
Currently, Kristan’s books are closed due to such high demand. She will take special cases for those who need someone highly experienced. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify. She can also suggest the best person for the job if you cannot see her.
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. Her portfolio includes numerous classes from the following world-known academies: Aquage, Surface, Neuma, Goldwell, Graham Webb, Wella, Cinderella Hair Extensions, Alfaparf, All Nutrient, Kemon, Martin Parsons, and Aveda. Kristan’s stylist certifications on top of color and cutting include Raquel Welch Wigs, Habit Hand Tied, Natural Beaded Rows (NBR), Great Lengths extensions, Pure Brazilian, Brazilian Blowout, Cinderella Hair extensions, Halocouture Hair extensions, and Chi Enviro Smoothing Treatments. In 2014, Neuma named her MVP for her hard work and dedication to the company.
Kristan has received numerous awards such as the Beacon Award. The Beacon Award is only awarded to 50 of the top stylist students in the US. Aveda Institute has also awarded her for her amazing makeup applications in 2006. 2015 her photos were finalists in the nail category for NAHA, the largest hair competition in the world. Towards the beginning of her career, Kristan was a National Platform Artist for Alfaparf specializing in hair color. She is recognized as an International Design Artist with Neuma, educating hairstylists and students on up styling and state of the art cutting techniques. As of now, she is the US Director for Kemon, an Italian based color company where she teaches the collection trends for color & cutting and is growing a team of stylists for the US Market. Kristan also has her very own company called The Hair Trainer at www.thehairtrainer.com where she has online education for all hair techniques, salon managing, building, & body posture.
Kristan opened K Bella Hair Studio & Spa in 2009, where she also began her own Academy Program training students to become licensed cosmetologists under her own roof. In 2016 she became the State Representative for licensing regulations to help watch for legislative changes that could hurt the beauty industry. In 2017, Kristan and her husband, Ben Sayers, began the Michigan Association of Beauty Professionals (MABP) which gained a considerable amount of momentum during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a non-profit company to advocate for an association that would unite the beauty industry and helps elevate the standards in Kristan’s home state of Michigan. MABP has started a petition to encourage legislators to require continuing education for the Michigan beauty industry!
Her artistic talents include all aspects of hair, but she specializes in extremely thin, thick, and curly hair with her precise hair cutting techniques, one-of-a-kind color applications, and by knowing all forms of hair extensions. Wigs, hair loss, you name it Kristan can help you as she is always learning and studying to keep her salon having all the answers. Fantasy colors- she is a pro knowing exactly how the direct dye pigments work over oxidative dye molecules, so blue to bright purple, she has you covered. She is best known for her color and cutting corrections with her extensive chemistry and geometry training in the cosmetology field. Kristan uses only green, sustainable hairdressing practices and products working for the 2 leaders in the green category of hair, Neuma Beauty and Kemon. Her design aesthetic is edgy and innovative, and her ability to weave color through the hair is truly an art form. Whether you prefer a natural look or a work of art that only you can dream up, Kristan will design and create a look that is unique to you.
Kristan's Health & Wellness Certifications
To give our clients extra reassurance when it comes to infection control measures and safe work practices, we decided to have all of the workers at K Bella take these new certifications and this is just the start of all the work we are doing to ensure everyone's safety.
Clients Are Talking About Kristan
"Fabulous salon, everybody knows your name. It’s like Cheers, lol!"
Kristan has been doing my hair for years. We always discuss what I want, and she advises me in what is possible with my fine hair. She colored my hair yesterday and I LOVE it! Fabulous salon, everybody knows your name. It’s like Cheers, lol!Sue T. Pinckney, MI - 3 weeks ago
"I drive from Southfield to Brighton for Meghan."
Meghan, my nail specialist is also an aesthetician. Kristan, the owner is very good at what she does and cares for her clients. Stephanie does the most excellent lashes. I drive from Southfield to Brighton for Meghan.Melissa F. Southfield, MI - 10 months ago
I can’t believe how much I love my hair when I get it done there. I love Kristan but also all the hair dressers.Kay E. 2 years ago
"I've been coming to K Bella since 2012 and I wouldn't consider going anywhere else."
I've been coming to K Bella since 2012 and I wouldn't consider going anywhere else. Kristan is extremely knowledgeable in color, cutting and styling and I completely trust her judgement. She's also very passionate about her craft and she truly cares about her clientele. If you're not completely satisfied with your hair, then she's willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your desired look including staying late or double booking. I have also taken advantage of some of their other services including eyelash lifts, manicures and pedicures and I've been more than happy with the results.Courtney C. 2 years ago
"Hands down every time we have been happy..."
K Bella is amazing. I have been coming here with my daughters since around 2013 and hands down every time we have been happy. I have curly and non-typical hair that so many have ruined but here - it's gorgeous. Personally speaking, Heather and Kristan have always done excellent for us and plus it's an enjoyable atmosphere.Angie 3 years ago
"I am thrilled we have so many talented professionals so close to home!"
After having Graves diseases in my early 20’s I lost most of my eyebrows and eyelashes. Struggling for many years with makeup and “serums” that magically grow your lashes and brows, I gave up and started to look for a professional to help. After searching for two years I found K Bella Salon in Brighton. Stephanie has been doing my lashes for over a year. She’s amazing! They are perfect every single time! I look forward to my visits with her and that hour and a half goes by so fast. She’s hilarious! Then Kristan hired Nada. I was nervous to have microblading done. It’s not like you can erase it if it’s wrong. After looking at several pictures of her work I decided to do it. I am so happy with my new eyebrows that look so natural! She is so sweet and kind and totally put me at ease. Such a perfectionist! Kristan has cut and colored my hair for several months. This girl knows what she’s doing! I have thick coarse hair that’s extremely hard to cut. The cut and color are perfect every time! Meghan does my nails and I love them! She’s such a sweet girl! I am thrilled we have so many talented professionals so close to home! Thank you, K Bella! Xo Kim~Kim R. 3 years ago
The owner is so talented and creative, The staff has so much to offer everyone. Young or old! Great salon!Tina T. Brighton, MI - 3 years ago
"Excellent service and attention to detail..."
I get my lashes done by Stephanie and my hair cut by Kristan. Every experience has been wonderful. The salon is fun, upbeat, not pretentious, just comfortable with excellent service and attention to detail. Highly recommended!Leslie R. Pinckney, MI - 3 years ago
Great place, great people and a great owner! Highly recommend!Cindy B. 3 years ago
"The condition of my hair has improved greatly since I became a client."
I ALWAYS leave K Bella Hair Studio feeling beautiful! Kristan does an amazing job on my hair and her staff are so talented, welcoming and kind. I especially love that they use products that are safer for the clients and the environment. The condition of my hair has improved greatly since I became a client.Michelle S. 3 years ago
Here's a sampling of Kristan's work and some favorite photos from her personal life. Be sure to visit our portfolio for more photos as we're always updating our website!