Hello, I'm Kevin. My fascination with hair started as a child in England. One of my first Saturday jobs as a pre-teen was in the village salon where I grew up. In high-school, I did a work-release program, which lead to full-time apprenticeship in the late 70’s with the World Champion Award Winning hairdresser Marc Young, where I learned his exclusive Opus 9 cutting system.
I earned the General Certificate of Ladies Hairdressing from the Incorporated Guild of London in 1981 and immigrated to Miami, Florida in 1985. After building a strong clientele in the heart of Miami’s downtown financial district, I opened my first American salon on Flagler Street in early 1992. A few years later, following the devastating effects of Hurricane Andrew, I decided to uproot and move to Charlotte, North Carolina, where I've spent the past 26+ years working in, and building a thriving salon business.
Along with fulfilling the needs of clients, I've also dedicated part of my career to teaching, and working backstage at prominent fashion shows with internationally recognized session artists such as Kevin Murphy, David Glover, Carl Reeves, Janelle Chaplin, and the amazing Felicity Blake. My work has been published in Modern Salon Magazine, Launch Pad, and the Texas Stylist.
Name: Kevin Cross
Hometown: Corfe Castle England
Birthday: October 27
Trained By: Marc Young
Experience: Over 40 years
Favorite Hair Color Brand: Artego
Favorite Quote: To find yourself, loose yourself in the service of others -- Ghandi
Hobbies: Yoga and Dog Rescue
2005 Artistic Director Haircolorxperts
2004 Carolina Star Award
2006 American Board Certified
2007/8 Artistic Council Member for Pravana Natureceuticals
2009/10/11 Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Stylist
2009/10, KEVIN.MURPHY Style Master
2009,’10,’11, ’12, KEVIN.MURPHY Really Big Show contributor
2011/12, KEVIN.MURPHY Director of Training