Christine Zilinski’s flourishing career as a salon owner, stylist, industry speaker, trainer and leadership expert is the product of her tremendous dedication and never-ending commitment to personal growth and professional evolution.
Christine has built a strong foundation within the professional beauty industry by adeptly cultivating her skills as both a creative and technical stylist and an industry leader. Early on, she recognized that her gifts for mentoring others were equally if not more important than her abilities behind the chair.
For 10 years Vidal Sassoon, Christine underwent a rigorous education with some of the best hairdressers in the field. Her experience at Sassoon next led her to the New York Salon, where she sharpened her cutting skills and developed an expertise in teaching stylists. At that point she recognized that there was a greater purpose for her. She accepted a position as an instructor at the Academy in Santa Monica, where she taught all program levels and quickly developed a gift for coaching and mentoring talent. This skill became incredibly valuable as she set out to build her own salon team at Salon Concrete.
In 2000 Christine created Salon Concrete. Now an award-winning salon with high client retention and a talented team of stylists, the success of the salon speaks volumes about Christine’s professional reputation and business expertise. With a history of success, Christine is backed by extensive professional experience as a creative and technical stylist, 10 years as a Davines National Artistic Team Member, and a certified salon business consultant through Strategies Salon and Spa Business Consulting.
Christine has been inspired by the highly respected leadership trainer, John Maxwell, whose program has enhanced her ability to mentor professionals within the salon industry and beyond. She now offers workshops, seminars, mastermind groups and coaching utilizing John Maxwell’s proven leadership methods.