Krystin Gross – Stylist/Extension Specialist

My journey to a career in cosmetology is a long and curvy one, but alas I am here and could not be happier!  I am originally from New Jersey and have been living in the Horseheads area for 8 years.  My mom and sister are both hair stylists, so I have been surrounded by the beauty industry since I was born.   I grew up in a hair salon (quite literally).  Velcro rollers were my toys and I cleaned color bowls and product shelves to earn extra money. My mother has been a salon owner and educator for as long as I can remember.  I got the pleasure of travelling with her during her 18 years as a Paul Mitchell educator to numerous hair shows, New York Fashion Week and conventions.

Cosmetology has always been a dream career for me, but life took me in a different direction for a while.  I got married to my amazing husband, Kyle, and soon thereafter welcomed our first child, Eva Mae.  We moved to New York and decided to add another family member to our crew, Leo Lawrence.  While raising my babies, finding a career that would be fulfilling was always in the back of my mind.  I found out there was a new beauty school opening in our area and I knew it was meant to be.  I am proud to be a part of the first graduating class of The New York Beauty and Barber Academy.  My childhood and education have molded me into a passionate artist and I am incredibly thankful to have landed at Lotus Beauty Lounge.