It seems that Crystal was destined to be a hair stylist. With nearly all of crystal's seven sisters involved in various forms of styling (from food to fashion), making things look beautiful is practically a family tradition. In pursuit of that end, Crystal has spent a large part of her adult life doing fashion and hair in New York, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Portland. Crystal draws on her extensive education in the styles she creates for her clients. Because of her persistent desire to refine her skills, she has supplemented her education with significant advanced training, including studies at Toni and Guy Academy and Bumble and Bumble in New York and L.A. Among her core philosophies is the notion that every aspect of life and, more specifically design, represents an opportunity to be improved upon. Crystal personifies the idea that one's personality and interests inevitably influence their craft. Her involvement in environmentalism and holistic health ground her styles with a natural aesthetic, offset perfectly by the rock and roll edge, borne from her insatiable immersion in Portland's music scene. However, it's her empathetic and intuitive nature that supports the collaboration of ideas between stylist and client, which she believes to be the most imperative prerequisite to good hair design.