There have been countless women who have inspired Kristi Blanson to embrace her journey in the beauty industry. She said, “Along the way, other salons owners as well as my mom, family and friends have encouraged me to take the leap of faith and really take OWNERSHIP of my craft and my abilities. I’ve had such an outstanding team of cheerleaders around me and consistent encouragement. I cannot say it was any one person or thing. It’s been the collective support of so many that have empowered me.” With her support system by her side, she opened her first salon, KRAZY Beautiful in 2017 and a second salon, Beauty Compass in 2021.