The original creator of Ombré and former Global Artistic Director, Redken NYC. Kris Sorbie’s diverse background as an art director, colour innovator, educator, business consultant, video producer and director gives her the unique ability to integrate technology, influence trends and inspire fashion-forward artistry to the forefront of the salon industry whilst simultaneously, working on numerous shows, seminars and global humanitarian projects. She has a proven track-record with salons, stylists and students, realising their potential, their goals and their success through her skills for translating expertise into profit potential, she’s as comfortable on a main stage as she is mentoring individuals, stylists, salon groups, salon owners, students and others. Over the past 50 years Kris has achieved star status in the hairdressing industry and, is one of the most sought-after global educators in the business. Named ‘Icon of Colour’ for being the originator of Ombré; a prestigious honour awarded by Inter-coiffure NYC, she has taken on the role of lead stylist on many New York and Los Angeles Fashion Week shows. She has made several, guest speaker appearances for ‘Leading Ladies,’ The Coterie NY, EmpowHERment Project and TeenVogue Fashion University NYC. As a judge for NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards) and a judge of many other global hair awards. With the title of two-times Winner of the prestigious NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards), Master Hairstylist of The Year, seven-times Nominee and Finalist of the Avant Garde categories, these are just a few of the accolades Kris Sorbie has been awarded. Although she would say her greatest passion is…’doing Humanitarian work from when I was 14 years old and spanning some fifty years, these experiences have given me the most treasured awards’… “To meet this humble and extraordinary lady is an inspiration, a valuable experience… she touches hearts like no other.”

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