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Take an East Coast transplant and move her out West. Take a former Loreal and Schwarzkopf education director and move her to Carmel, then Salinas, California. Throw in gorgeous, rolling green hills, some of the nation’s most verdant farmland and a growing awareness of organics, in farming, in eating and in lifestyle choices. There, you’ll find Kristen King, curl whisperer and owner of Ringlets and Roots.

Living clean and working clean has been an ongoing study. Not only does she believe in embracing the miracle of natural curls, but she also uses natural and organic products to protect and nourish hair. It’s the reason she’s been interviewed so many times over the years, and it’s also the reason for her continued success. Ask any curlie and they will tell you, she is THE curl wisperer

Read the press section below to learn more.
Green Takes Root: A Salon Chat With Ringlets & Roots

Innersense Organic Beauty

Take an East Coast transplant and move her out West. Take a former Loreal and Schwarzkopf education director and move her to Carmel, then Salinas, California. Throw in gorgeous, rolling green hills, some of the nation’s most verdant farmland and a growing awareness of organics, in farming, in eating and in lifestyle choices. There, you’ll find Kristen King, curl whisperer and owner of Ringlets and Roots, an intimate boutique salon that specializes in curls, color, greener product lines and wow results in the heart of “America’s Salad Bowl.”

Edible Monterey Bay RINGLETS & ROOTS: Meet the Curl coach

Edible Monterey Bay

When you’ve been in an industry for more than 30 years as Kristen King has, you learn a few things along the way. There are two lessons she’s taken to heart: First, embracing the miracle of natural curls, and secondly, using natural and organic products to protect and nourish hair. King, who calls herself “a curl coach,” said that most stylists don’t know what to do with naturally curly or wavy hair, and many just want to straighten it. However, working with natural curls and making them look their best is not only healthier for hair, but also for peace of mind.

Monterey County Weekly Face to Face with Kristen King

Monterey County NOW

Kristen King credits her mother for starting her on a career path as a hair stylist, salon owner and educator. “Mom had straight hair,” the owner of Ringlets and Roots in Salinas recalls. “Mom made a mess of me as a kid. That’s probably why I became a stylist – she was so bad at it.” For people with curls, the tumble of emotions just before a simple haircut is just about the same as, say, jumping from a plane and then realizing you forgot to strap on a parachute. “They come in here scared to death,” says King of first-time curly-haired clients.

Book your appointment with curly hair specialist and color guru, Kristen King, today!

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Ringlets & Roots
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