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Custom Craft Hair Cuts and Color
Located in the Shine on 41st Building


Chrystal Rose May

Born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Chrystal took her creative visions from the Midwest to San Francisco, California to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. While being active in the art community Chrystal managed a busy salon in downtown San Francisco, where she became inspired by the creativity of the hair and makeup world. Chrystal is a graduate of Avenue Five, a Vidal Sassoon Connection school , where she won multiple achievement awards and did multiple photoshoots to build her portfolio. After becoming certified in Vidal Sassoon's ABC cutting method she joined the staff of an established luxury salon, where she  spent two years  training in the art and depth of color as an apprentice under one of Austin's leading hair colorists. As a true artist Chrystal sees hair as her canvas .With her artistic in depth knowledge of the color wheel and attention to detail, she  is able help guests create a beautiful custom color palate whether it be a custom hair painting, highlights, natural dimensional reds. dimensional gray coverage, or vibrant fashion colors. With her attention to detail she loves to sculpt hair into custom  wearable shapes . She values the guest experience from a relaxing scalp massage to a tailored blowout.


With her strive to learn and stay on top of the latest trends she attends numerous classes and hair shows each year. She is privatey trained in multiple color lines such as Wella, Goldwell, Loreal and Pravana, She is trained in mutiple makeup and haircare brands such as Kerastase, Oribe ,  and RandCo, as well as Jane Iredale and Paula Dorf cosmetics. 


Attending major fashion/makeup/hair shows such as Oribe Back stage,R and Co on the road, and Austin Fashion week you can be sure she is up to date with beauty trends as they appear on the scene. Her work has appeared on Bangstyle, Armoire Magazine, The Good day Austin morning show.


She participated in the 2015 and 2016  Austin Fashion Week and has given her time to charitable events such as Any Baby Can, The Settlement home, and the 2013 Susan G Komen fashion show. 

In her free time Chrystal loves to explore nature regularly on the greenbelt ,and as a life long runner she also thrives being on the trail and participating in local running events. 

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Brenda C

Brenda C


Super clean, very relaxing atmosphere.

Chrystal May

I'm so glad we (husband goes to her as well) found Chrystal! She is so good at recommending what she thinks would look good and also in listening to what I would like. Her attention to detail and the way she explains what she will be doing is great. Takes her time. I love my hair!

Sarah J

Sarah J

Chrystal, is an amazing stylist. I followed her from the previous salon and I'm so glad I did! She is detail oriented and always anticipates any hair needs. Before coming to Chrystal, I had quite the hair journey. She has helped bring back my beautiful blonde color that I love, while maintaining the integrity of my hair. Chrystal is what you wish every colorist could be: Honest, meticulous in their work and easy to talk to.

Amanda R

Amanda R


Having my hair cut in an individual room makes it feel super comfortable especially considering COVID and the environment in the salon is lovely.

Chrystal May

I love my cut and Chrystal is so fun to chat with while she does my hair. She really knows what shes doing and takes her time to make sure I leave happy with my hair.

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Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 10-6 , Thursday 11am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 4 pm 

Occasional Sundays: 12am to 4pm

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