Born and raised in Austin, Chris started his beauty career in 2013 and found his Salon Vela family in 2016. Chris is driven by all things creative. Whether it’s his passion for music, art or hair, his process with every client is led by that passion to create the right solution. He is driven by listening, envisioning and delivering personalized service. Motivation comes from the relationships he grows, and knowing that Guests leave the salon feeling great. Outside of the Salon Chris’ other passions include his dogs, music, cooking, and photography.