Updated: Nov 9
Meet Local Beauty Member Kristi Lash/Brow Artist, Teeth Whitening Educator and owner of :
Kristi and I met at a Christmas party last year (ahh remember when we could go to PARTIES? seems like a life time ago!). I was instantly drawn to her kindhearted demeanour and her fun personality. Naturally, after I got home from the party, I stalked her on Instagram. I quickly realized not only was she super cool, beautiful and has amazing style (her home is GORGEOUS), but she's a bad ass, hard working entrepreneur AND a single momma too. I really admire that she isn't afraid to be vulnerable on her page-- I think this is so important to connect with your audience and Kristi does it flawlessly.
Since we met she's continued to grow rapidly by becoming a regional instructor for @whiteteethbrightening, (if you're interested in training with Kristi, there's more information on the education she offers below!) and she now co-owns two more businesses, Magnifiquely Lashed and la seda silk. Here's a little more about Kristi in her own words:
I'm Kristi, just a red-headed half Japanese gal and the face behind Kristimay Beauty, as well as co-owner of Magnifiquely Lashed and la seda silk. When I'm not working, or diy'ing my house you can find me at the parkour gym with my teen son, or rock climbing with my friends.
As a single mom who started completely over 5 years ago I find great joy in not only helping others find their passions, but also bringing out each person's uniquely beautiful features. Whether that be through lash extensions, brow treatments or teeth whitening. Everyone deserves to feel great about themselves.
To say I love what i do is an understatement.
I feel so grateful to be a part of the Beauty Community and the world of boss babes and dudes. A community that uplifts and cheers each other on....What more could I ask for?
Q & A
How long have you been in the beauty industry for and how did you get into it?
I have been in the beauty industry for the last 10+ years and absolutely love what i do. I started lashing when my son was little as a way to earn some extra money while still being able to be a stay at home momma, which was always my dream "job." Bring me all the babies!!! haha
What is your favourite service that you offer and why? It's so difficult to choose just one!!! I love the mix of doing lashes, brows, and teeth. It keeps my days fun.
What else are you passionate about? Who inspires you? Honestly I love learning, I want to be able to do anything and everything. From carpentry, and welding to beauty treatments of course. And any opportunity to train people is what I am really passionate about. I love being able to share my years of knowledge, failures and successes with others and see them take it and flourish. My business partner and I have some exciting things in the works in regards to this..... can't wait to share it!
Tell us about the teeth whitening training that you offer. I have partnered up with White Teeth Brightening to bring Edmonton the best of the best in teeth whitening. We offer a one day course that includes your course manual, hands on training as well as the tools, tips, tricks and skills to set you up for success. Each training session comes with your light and 10 kits to get you started.
Tell us about White Teeth Brightening and why you chose them.
Coming from a family of Dentists ( 2 parents, one brother and another in dental school) I was bound to do something with teeth eventually, haha!
I asked my dad, who is a Periodontist, to help me look into White and their products when I was researching teeth whitening companies and the possibility of adding whitening onto my existing services. After researching the products, ingredients and who/what Niki & Steph (founders/owners of White Teeth Brightening) were he gave me the go ahead to take the course. Here I am almost 3 years later as their regional instructor!
I've been wanting to try teeth whitening, but I have two caps on my teeth! My teeth are also fairly sensitive and have been irritated by drugstore teeth whitening kits. Can I still try the teeth whitening you offer? Caps are not a problem. Our product is safe and can be used on crowns, veneers, and bridges! If you are planning on having major dental work done please get your teeth whitened FIRST, so your dentist can match the new restorative work to your new, bright smile!
There are so many people out there who have sensitive teeth, myself included. Whether it's due to gum recession, weak enamel, genetics , or past whitening products that have caused sensitivity. Our product is a hybrid mix of hydrogen peroxide, Carbamide and Potassium Nitrate which was created with sensitivity in mind. Which is why we stand behind our statement of little to no sensitivity with our products.
What are some other FAQ when it comes to teeth whitening or the training you offer?
Another bonus that we offer is a peroxide free whitening option which is ideal for those ages 12-16. As well as pregnant/nursing women.
Because children have enamel that is not yet full hardened, the peroxide free solution is a perfect fix for those more sensitive teeth. And since we all know hormones throw off the female body and can make us more susceptible to pain, we recommend this even more gentle option.
If you are interested in taking a Teeth Whitening course with Kristi and White Teeth Brightening her next course date is on November 28th and she only has two spots left. She offers 1:1, group and online training. Message her on Instagram for more deets.
Kristi, thank you so much for taking the time to answer all of my questions! You inspire me with your kindness, vulnerability, love for community and your hard work. You are achieving so many amazing things, Momma! You can find Kristi and her businesses on the Local Beauty app! Click the links below to download 👇🏼
---Jessica McLean with Local Beauty