With over 15 years in the industry I am an experienced, professional and accomplished hair stylist. For me, being a stylist is not just a job but a creative and artistic endeavor.
My goal as a stylist is to give my clients not only the look they want but also my expertise. It's this collaboration that yields the most beautiful results! My passion is creating gorgeous hair for weddings, stunning color that compliments your style, precision cuts that flatter and make-up that ranges from natural to dramatic. In addition, I also specialize in extensions. I am certified in Ultress Tape-In Extensions and Great Lengths Bonded Extensions.
During my 15 years as a stylist I have been fortunate to learn from and work with some of the very best in the industry. Cultivating my craft through studying and teaching the ever evolving trends in hair and make-up has in turn made me a better hairstylist and make-up artist.
You can find me at Define Hair Salon. 1111 Broadway, Suite 201 Denver CO 80203. (720)638-9499. www.DefineHairSalon.com
Christina has been my stylist for the past eight years. Thanks to her attention to detail and skill, over the years, I have received countless compliments on my color and style. People tell me that my color looks natural and I always feel it is consistent. Many of my friends and family have actually begun to use Christina as their own stylist. She is a specialist in color and it is clear that she continually keeps up on the latest training, education, and products available.
I hired Christina as my wedding stylist. Her planning and forethought paid off on the day of. She was able to see my entire wedding party and even squeeze in a last minute neck trim for my husband, all before she spent 2 + hours working on my hair and make-up. I was a nervous wreck, but Christina was not. Thanks to her nerves of steel, she kept me calm and in good humor up to the moment I was ready to walk down the aisle. I felt great the day of and my hair and make-up lasted for the entire event and into the evening. The best part was that I didn't have that plastered down hairspray look! She accomplished a light and whispy pulled back look that all came across as very natural. In other words, I still looked like myself!
Finally, Christina has always been very professional. After eight years, the quality of service I receive has never diminished. She always spends more than enough time and schedules extra time in order to give me the best service possible. I still feel pampered when I am in her chair. She makes sure I can come to the salon and spend a couple hours as a retreat from my busy life.
I was a little nervous about booking Christina for my July wedding because I live in Philadelphia and had never met her before but she was absolutely fantastic. I came in to the salon for a trial the week of my wedding with various family members in tow and everyone at the salon was very accommodating. Christina took her time to understand not only what I wanted for the wedding day, but also what my mom, sister, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law were looking for. Even when we couldn't articulate exactly what we wanted she listened closely and showed us various options until we landed on the perfect look. She showed up at the wedding site with all possible tools and products, did an amazing job on each of us and finished early (even though we were late)! She is also a very sweet, calm presence so I loved having her around that morning. OH and all of our hairdos (some of which were more loose/casual and some of which were more formal/constructed lasted through a night of sweaty dancing.) Katherine P.
Christina Trostel is an updo genius! I was recommended to her by Love This Day Events, since I live in LA but planned our wedding in CO. I am very particular about my hair and makeup, so I was beyond thrilled to find Christina who was patient, listened and had amazing style! My biggest fear in having an updo for my wedding was the dated "Prom" look that I saw in a lot of pictures during my research. She took my natural curls and made me look like the elegant yet stylish bride that I wanted to be. Christina also listened to my wishes of doing a smokey eye for my makeup, along with the idea of making me look natural and not like I was wearing layers of foundation. She and her talented assistant made myself, the mothers, grandma and two bridesmaids look so chic and beautiful that we all felt gorgeous! One of the best things about Christina's work is that my hair and makeup lasted throughout the night. I danced the night away without a strand falling out of place. My Bridesmaid's hair was so beautiful, timeless yet modern too. It even rained for most of the day and night!Another item to note: she totally worked with me not wanting to start getting ready in the early am for an evening wedding. We were able to start at a decent time in the afternoon so we all felt fresh for the wedding. I cannot say enough great things about our hair and makeup team!
Christina Trostel is always my top referral for brides and bridal parties. Her work is simply flawless. Christina understands that magic balance of making girls look like themselves - but on a really good day. Christina is kind, patient, flexible (you would be amazed how many times the game plan gets changed on the wedding day) and always professional. She can stick to a schedule (so important on a wedding day). And most of all - she LOVES what she does. Christina is always a calming presence for the brides, wedding parties and the families. She is able to work with the natural beauty of each girl and understands hair in ways that I can only dream of. The brides (and bridal parties) look beautiful and never "overdone". She understands what is needed for photography (so the girls look as amazing in the photos as they do in person) and her hair styles STAY PUT. We once worked together on a wedding where the bride sat in a ball gown (hot) in a carriage (hot) for 20 minutes in the sun (hot) before a ceremony. After the ceremony, the bride and groom went on a boat ride (wind). The bride arrived off the boat and her hair and makeup was PERFECT (and it never appeared to be hair sprayed). That is a magic touch!
Kara Delay, Wedding Planner and Owner of Love This Day Events