Kris Sorbie

In articles by Natalie Lynn Hyndman

London born Kris Sorbie is the global education and artistic director for Redken 5th ave and education and artistic president for Kris Sorbie Inc.
She is a two time “master stylist” winner and seven time nominee and finalist at NAHA as well as board member and judge.
In 2014 Kris was named “Icon of Color” being the originator of “Ombré” color techniques.
A prestigious honor awarded to her by Intercoifure USA.
She travels the globe teaching, impressing and inspiring many with her platform education and has been lead in many NYC and LA fashion week runway shows.
She has released a series of videos B-ing where you want to B
That offers stylists the inspiration to develop color techniques and apply them to grow their business and brand.

Kris, how did you originally get into hairstyling?
When I was 7 yrs old I went to a hair salon for the first time to watch my Mum getting her perm done. Within minutes I’d discovered my passion I just had to be a hairdresser. I was ready to leave school the next day to pursue my career… Obviously that was not going to happen!

Who or what inspires your creations?
My Kris Sorbie mannequin heads inspire me to create and and learn more.
I’m inspired by every day objects, nature, animal fur and beyond!

Can you tell me a little bit about being a guest speaker at teen vogue university?
It was several years ago… a talk to open the minds of teenagers to consider the world of hairdressing as a career. We had an amazing response and one of our attendees actually did become a hairdresser!
I wish I had known as a teenager that my chosen career would open so many doors and take me around the world… I would have worked harder! My advice to them was to take every opportunity that comes their way.

What are your favorite styling products at the moment?
Redken Guts 10 – VOLUME SPRAY FOAM, its the best product for root lift, hold and volume, I can’t live without it!
Redken Triple Take 32 – HIGHEST HOLD, NO CRUNCH, EXTREME HIGH-HOLD HAIRSPRAY, I love it for up-styling.