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About Kris Sorbie

AWARD WINNING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Kris Sorbie, Redken Education Artistic Director and President of Kris Sorbie, Inc. has been recognized for many years as a world-renowned leader in cutting-edge hair color techniques such as Ombré and, as an expert in the field of long hair and up-styling. She is one of the most sought-after, influential color experts and educators in the hairdressing industry today.

In 2014 she was named ‘Icon of Color’ for being the originator of Ombré color techniques; a prestigious honor awarded to her for the first time by Intercoiffure USA. The two-time Master Stylist Winner, seven-time Nominee and Finalist of the prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) has been Lead Stylist on many New York and LA Fashion Week shows, a guest speaker at TeenVogue Fashion University and for several years, board member and judge for NAHA as well as many other international industry awards.

Kris has been described as passionate, creative, innovative and a master. Her commitment to education drives her to travel the globe to inspire stylists to create, re-imagine and push themselves to the next level, all while maintaining her professionalism, unique perspective and sense of humor. Inventive, positive, detailed and fearless, she challenges salon owners, stylists and students to see themselves and the industry in new ways so they can re-define and expand their brand.

Her education techniques are extremely powerful; stylists improve their skill set, enhance their consultation skills, boost retail sales and in turn their bottom line.

This “magician of hair artistry” is clearly, one of the most dynamic and influential hair stylists in the world.

  • 2014 Intercoiffure New York
    Icon of Color
    2011 NAHA
    Master Hairstylist of the Year - Winner
    2011 NAHA
    Avant Garde - Finalist

  • 2008 Featured on documentary series
    ‘I’m NOT just a hairdresser’
    2006 NAHA
    Master Hairstylist of the Year – Nominee
    2006 Canadian Hairdresser Mirror Awards
    International Stylist – Nominee

  • 2005 Canadian Hairdresser Mirror Awards
    International Stylist – Winner
    2005 NAHA
    Master Hairstylist of the Year – Nominee

  • 2004 Canadian Hairdresser Mirror Awards
    International Stylist – Winner
    2004 NAHA
    Master Hairstylist of the Year – Nominee
    2003 Canadian Hairdresser Mirror Awards
    International Stylist – Nominee

  • 2003 NAHA
    Master Hairstylist of the Year – Nominee
    2002 NAHA
    Master Hairstylist of the Year – Winner
    2002 ABBIES
    Best Salon Educational Program – Winner

  • 2001 NAHA
    Master Hairstylist of the Year – Nominee
    1998 HairColor USA
    Best Educator of the Year – Winner

  • Board Member for NAHA (North American Hairstylist Awards)
    Judge for NAHA (North American Hairstylist Awards)
    Judge for Dutch Hairdressing Awards
    Most Inspirational Educator – Winner
    Judge for Belgian Hairdressing Awards
    Judge for Australian Hairdressing Awards