Kristen Mason

Owner, Esthetician, Hair Stylist, Massage Therapist

Kristen Mason is the owner of The Balance and Beauty Collective, open since 2014, and has been a part of the salon and spa industry since 2002. She has a strong reputation with industry professionals and the public alike.

Kristen has a passion for education, whether it’s self education, educating budding professionals, or taking the time to educate her clients for their best personal results both in and out of the salon. She worked as an instructor at Mott Community College for a decade, as well as served as an assistant instructor at Irene's Myomassology Institute. She is driven to work with other professionals and empower them to become the best they can be, which was a catalyst towards forming a collective as opposed to a traditional salon business model.

Kristen believes in serving her clients with compassion and strives to provide a safe space and understanding to those who may feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in a traditional salon setting. She welcomes the LGBTQIA community, women needing to maintain head covering, those with social anxiety, body image issues, PTSD, etc.

She is a recent cancer survivor, completing treatment at the end of 2019 and has an understanding of the changes to hair, skin, and nails and ways to best maintain them during chemo and radiation.

While Kristen takes a holistic approach to most treatments, she also believes in questioning everything, from marketing hype to bunk natural claims, and learning how things work, from product chemistry to skin physiology, so she loves an educated client or a client with questions who want to be educated.

Kristen is always looking to expand her knowledge and experience base and pursues continuing education on a regular basis.

She specializes in the following areas (and more, just ask!):

Skin care: Bring her your problem skin and she will work with you to find a solution both at home and in her treatment room.

Hair coloring: She is a master colorist who welcomes the challenge of color corrections, vivid art work, or just creating a beautiful, flattering custom color.

Styling: Kristen loves coaxing curls into shape, giving volume to flat hair, health to damaged hair, solving those hairy conundrums, and will teach you how to maintain your look at home.

Massage therapy: Relaxation to targeted care, with many added modalities in addition to the traditional, including aromatherapy, Thai massage, heated bamboo, energy work, and more.

Hypnosis: To aid with overcoming stressful thoughts, bad habits, and aid in relaxation.

Waxing: From head to toe. And yes, that means everything! She was one of the first in Genesee county to offer Brazilian waxing.


Please give Kristen a call, text, or email with any questions you may have in regards to her services, or any questions about The Balance and Beauty Collective, her pride and joy. She will return your message as soon as she is able to! (Just be patient, she may be taking care of a client, a classroom of students, or her children, but know that you are important and will receive a reply within 24 hours.)

To book your appointment with Kristen Mason:
(810) 412-8308

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