We had the good fortune of connecting with Christine Majken and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christine, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Consistency and coming from a place of authenticity are my main factors in the longevity and success of my craft.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
For me being able to create with other creatives and the power that an image can hold brought me to doing session hair early on in my career. I started my career in Soho, New York working at John Dellaria Salon. At the time Soho was filled with artist and galleries. Working in an area with so much creative energy was inspiring. I was working in the salon as well as doing photo shoots and working on John’s team for fashion week. My path brought me to Miami and I still enjoy doing session work. I also was going back to New York to work New York Fashion Week and started doing Mens Fashion Week. I really liked working on the menswear shows and that is when I decided to focus on grooming for my session work.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The architecture of Miami is always a highlight that I love to show a visiting friend. Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th has the best art deco skyline. I also love Espanola Way on South Beach. It has my favorite place for crepes and bowl of cafe au lait called A la Folie Cafe. I would then head over to Lincoln Road for some shopping and also show them the building Frank Gehry did for the New World Symphony. After that I would drive over the Julia Tuttle Causway, which has the best view of the Miami skyline. I would then head over to the Perez Museum for lunch and some art. Another favorite is Wynwood for the amazing street art and cafes as well as the Design District for some more beautiful architecture.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
To My father who always took me into Manhattan to see art and my Mother who encouraged me to do hair.

Website: www.cmajken.com

Instagram: @cmajken

Image Credits
Moustafa Mazhar

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