Krista is the owner of Chameleon Salon Suites as well as a Cosmetologist in the industry over 20 years. She began her career in the salon as a 14 year old receptionist. A licensed Cosmetologist since 1998, Krista opened Chameleon in 2008 as a single mother with a strong vision which later developed her mission. “To empower others mentally, physically, socially, and financially in an environment which respects ideas, diversity, and hard work.” This is a mission she lives daily. She has approached her vocation with passion, vision, and tenacity that has not only ensured the success of her business, but has empowered others to achieve excellence and self-sufficiency. She loves networking and connecting people, not only with others, but to themselves while behind the chair.
Krista is the 2018 Athena Young Professional recipient. She is a 2018 “20 Under 40” recipient through The Star Press, and was featured in M Magazine. Her salon, Chameleon, was voted Muncie Area’s Finest hair salon 2017. She received a Citizenship Award from the Muncie City Council in July of 2017 for her efforts in the community. She received a “Timeless” Partnership Award and a Business Partnership Award from the Muncie Area Career Center Cosmetology Program 2017-2018. Krista obtained her Instructor License at the Muncie Area Career, and her Barbering license at Grace Beauty & Barber College.
Krista defines herself, a Cosmetologist, as an Artist, a Chemist, and a Psychiatrist. She enjoys getting to make people feel good. Outside the salon, Krista loves roller coasters, skiing, Zumba, doing projects with her husband Richard, and hanging with their three kids Nick, Owen, and Bailey.