Kristen Heinzinger

Senior Editor
Kristen Heinzinger

Kristen Heinzinger is the Senior Editor of American Salon. She has a fashion and beauty background, most recently as the Senior Editor of The Daily Front Row where she covered fashion, beauty, luxury, and celebrity. After graduating from Boston University with a journalism degree, Kristen began her career at American Salon, and has held a range of editorial roles at the magazine. Alongside searching for the latest greatest in beauty, she is obsessed with replicating NYT recipes (and enjoying the finished product), memoirs, and traveling the world.


Stories by Kristen Heinzinger

Young Americans: Matt Beck


Though he operates his salon in a small town—New Hope, PA—Matt Beck makes it his business to think big. As a stylist, business coach and mentor, he’s devoted the...

Wise Guy

Man Up

Diana Schmidtke is a Los Angeles-based session stylist who makes hot men like Jon Hamm and Chris Hemsworth even hotter. Follow her advice, and your male clients will be...

Bond Girls

B3 Brazilian Bond Builder gives colorists real creative freedom.

From the creators of Brazilian Blowout comes B3 Brazilian Bond Builder, a true game-changer for colorists. The liquid additive uses a...

Collection: Edgy Elegance

A new collection looks back to incomparable beauty icons Grace Kelly and Brigitte Bardot.

In a striking black and white collection, aptly titled Nouveau Chic, the essences of Grace Kelly and...

Hair & Nail Workshop

Fringe Benefits

A killer fringe can transform an otherwise ho-hum haircut. Andrew Carruthers, director of education for Sam Villa, explains.

One of the most significant creative aspects of a great cut is...

Young Americans: Kelsy Osterman

Kelsy Osterman


Kelsy Osterman, a stylist at Cutler Salon in New York City, is always in motion, sharing her vision and energy for hairdressing nationwide, from Los Angeles to New York....

Art of War

In this American Salon exclusive, Asian-inspired beauty and samurai style triumph.

For his latest collection, titled Asian Warrior, Rush Artistic Team member and previous British Hairdressing Awards winner Seung-Ki Baek tapped...